Friday, August 28, 2009

Same Story, Different Day.

I have been working on getting more pages up! Always behind on that thing. Just think of when I get to Grand Forks!!! I better start scheduling some time in during the week just for working on the website.

Anyways, go HERE and you can see the new pages.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rules Of The Road - Lesson 54

C'mon, people. It's common sense here. When you see me turning right out of a driveway of a business onto the street please don't honk and wave your hands, I'm assuming while sharing some expletives with your passenger, at me when you are the one trying to cross five lanes of traffic right in front of me.

Crossing traffic is essentially the same as making a left turn anywhere. You should be the last one to make the move since you do not have the right-of-way. That is, if you were not already going first. But this car was certainly not! They gunned their little four cylinder trying to beat me to their wanted street across five lanes of traffic when I literally had about ten feet from where I was in this parking lot driveway to the corner. I slammed on my brakes thinking they were definitely going to hit me. They slam on theirs while waving and honking.

Now, I'm not the world's greatest driver. I'm a woman. Ha! But if I had a dollar for every time I saw somebody do something stupid on the road I think I would be able to buy myself the new bedroom set I have been dreaming of.

Common sense folks! Get some. And next time don't honk at me when you lack the aforementioned.

******I stand corrected. My dad, a police officer here in town, told me that I would most likely be getting the ticket since I was on a privately owned property (a fast food place I was leaving for lunch) and the other car was on the city street. Well, boo to that!!!******

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

LOTS of Fair Pictures

Last week the fair was here. Figured I had better take the kiddos to at least be able to say that I took them!

I didn't care too much about Christian going on the crazy rides. Just wanted him to go on the Ferris Wheel and to see the animals. Both were a hit! Christian loved the animals and had to let me know that each one had 'dicky wayer' a.k.a. 'icky water'. And, yes, most of the animals DID have icky water. :( He enjoyed the Ferris wheel quite a bit because when we were up at the top a plane was flying by and we seemed really close!

Anyway, here are some pictures of our few hours at the fair.

Some absolutely sorry looking chicken of some kind. haha I actually bent over with my head upside down to try and find this things eyes!

I tried to get Christian to touch the cow. But as soon as we got close enough it Mooed...LOUD! That was enough to make him not want to go near it. So we moved onto the dairy cows.

I was telling him that these cows make milk. He says 'No milk, wayer'. It's a struggle to get milk into the kid so I thought that was hilarious. I assured him that he didn't have to drink any but that those cows had absolutely no wayer and only made milk for him to drink.

Then we found the goats!!!!! Oh, they were so cute. Christian wanted to pet every single one. I think we were the first people there to greet them for the day.

There were even baby goats!! :) They were so precious.

And this goat was hungry. It tried to get Sarah's hat and nibble her fingers. She was absolutely stunned that it was trying to eat her and just sat there motionless. Thank goodness for Anne because he snapped a quick picture!

Then we saw pigs, mini horses, big hroses, cows, geese and some tiny little chickens (I think?).

This bucket had brand new babies in them.

This one had eggs that were hatching!! I even got a video of this little one. It was so cute and Christian didn't want to leave it.

Then we went to some of the buildings with stuff in them. The rides didn't open until noon and we got there about 10:30am. So we had some time to kill. There was a building with a model train set which I knew Christian would love. He said 'choo choo' as they all went around and thought it was just the neatest thing that they were all moving.

The Ferris Wheel that we almost didn't get to ride! When we bought tickets for the ride I spefically asked the guy in the booth if I had to buy tickets for adults AND children for the Ferris wheel or if it was just a pay for the kid but you have to ride with them deal. I hadn't been to a fair in years so I didn't know. So he said that buying just the tickets for the kids was what I needed to do. Good, thanks, I gave him $8 for eight little tickets. What a rip off! Anyway, we get in line, wait, finally start to 'board' our gondola. I give him the eight tickets and hop on with Sarah. Anne is behind me with Christian and he asks for her tickets. Uhhhhh..... I tell him what the ticket booth guy said and he said I needed eight more tickets for all four of us to ride. I started to get off but the 'boss man' running the controls told 'loader man' that it was fine and to let us all on. Yay! So instead of paying SIXTEEN DOLLARS for a two-minute Ferris wheel ride I only had to pay half that.
Sarah and Me

Anne and Christian

Overall FUN time at the fair. Can't believe the cost of the games/rides but I went for food and animals. :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

I love his imagination.

Even if it is a messy one!

After I get Sarah down for a nap in the morning (she takes two still - one in the AM and one with Christian after lunch) I usually give Christian a snack so that he sits down for at least a few nanoseconds minutes of quiet time. Barring his 'tude for the day I might have some luck and he'll play quietly with his cars or watch Blue's Clues.

This morning he got graham crackers on the couch. I took the opportunity to quickly check my email. After a few minutes he is still quiet so I figured I'd better check on him. I peek around the corner and he is hunched on the couch driving his cars around. Awesome, that means a few more minutes of internet browsing time. A few minutes later is he still quiet. I look again and he is still playing with the cars. This time I notice his crackers haven't been touched....or so I thought!

I go over to the couch and see this:

(You can click on it to make it bigger). Look at all those crumbs!!! It was everywhere. The picture just doesn't give you the full extent of how many crumbs there were all over the couch, the floor, and IN his cars. Yes, I said in.

I noticed him trying to shove something into the side of his big car that has moving doors. My little boy, cute as could be, made two tiny graham cracker people! And put them into the seats of his car!!

So precious! I couldn't get mad at him for making a mess all over the couch. I had to tell him he was cute and that he had a great imagination to be able to think of putting two little pieces in there. LOVE HIM!

**Post in a bit, or maybe tomorrow, about the fair!**

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sharing a funny moment from today...

You ever drive down the street, hear somebody honk their horn, then wonder if they are honking at you? Oh, you have? I'm glad we, as in my Mother and I, aren't the only ones that think that!

The story goes as follows:

We left the house this morning to go bring some ham to my grandma's (my mom's mom) house. She was tasked with getting Christian into his carseat while I did Sarah. She gets in the car and almost forgets to grab the ham out of the fridge in the garage. Off we go...

We get about half way to Grandma's and we hear a honk right next to us. We sorta look around wondering if somebody didn't see their light turn green for them to go. We look at each other wondering who honked and why. Our light turns green and we start down the street again. No more than five seconds later she says "Oh sh*t! My coffee cup is on the roof!!!" I laugh and she says "It's not funny. It's one of my good cups!" I laughed even harder.

Sure enough the honk was the truck next to us trying to get our attention. We look over and the lady in the passenger seat is frantically waving and pointing at the roof. We motion back that we understand and Mom slows down to try and save the cup from a possible Plummet of Death. Not that slowing down really mattered as we had already turned five times, one being the reversal out of the driveway, and gone over some horridly bad train tracks on 26th Street. That cup didn't want to die a gruesome death and held on for almost four miles!

We pulled over at the first street and as Mom was opening the door another car stopped to frantically tell us about the cup on the roof. Mom tells her that the cup traveled a long way so far on the roof. She grabs it to find that the almost half empty cup still has all the coffee left inside.

Great ride, coffee, great ride.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I totally need to post more...

...but I haven't been. Simple enough reason, right? haha

It's been a wonderful month and we are currently working on getting through ANOTHER one! :-) I've been able to talk to Matt here and there during the last few weeks but he has been super busy trying to get things done on his end for our upcoming PCS. We have the date for our car to be shipped, for the house to be packed up and a tentative date for him to leave Hawaii! So things are rolling along nicely.

Currently, though, Matt is in the air flying to Korea. They have another exercise/mission/top secret (but not really) what-have-you. It's only for a few weeks but he is excited about it. They might even get to be dropped off and picked up by helicopters in a real-life, but fake, rescue mission! How fun! If nothing else, it will be another two weeks that will fly by for him and two weeks closer to being done there. No other news with Matt. He is bored to death without us.

Kiddo news:

Sarah is sitting up very nicely. She can even stand for short periods with our help. No crawling yet, though. Just a few attempts at getting on all fours. See!

That's REO in the picture with her. She likes the puppies. And they tolerate her WAY more than they do Christian. Not too fond of the tyke.

Sarah is also a food lover like her Mommy! She could eat sweet potatoes until the cows came home. We are working on getting her to like different textures but she would rather have purees. Just not a fan of chunks I guess.

She loves the water. We had the kids the wrong way around. Christian wasn't a fan of water until recently. Sarah loves to sit in it and splash.

Christian is LOVING it around these parts. We can tell that he is saying a lot more. Granted it still isn't all that clear but he is communicating more and I'm loving it. Matt will need help understanding him, though. But it shouldn't take long.
The other night Christian caught some fireflies with Grandpa Kerry. I had to contain my squeals because I usually hate it when he goes to touch bugs. He brought me a dead fly last week. BLECH! But he was fascinated with them when we told him they had lights!

We are just ho-humming along. Glad to be here but ready to get our move over and done with! I miss Matt and he misses us. Webcam just isn't the same. Is it September yet?!