Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Funnies

Look!  Posts two days in a row!  What is the world coming to?

A few funnies from the past couple of weeks....

...Evan and I went to a dollar store in search of cheap pool noodles for his upcoming birthday party.  We walked in and he said, "What is that smell?  Ew."  You know, he's right.  Why do all dollar/discount stores have a certain stench odor to them?

...We were watching a dvr'd Austin City Limits one evening when the headlining group was Coldplay.  Evan was dancing in his seat and Sydney sat there completely enthralled.  When she declared that "Paradise" was her favorite Coldplay song, Ryan was so excited.  It is one of his missions as a parent to ensure that our kids are exposed to good music as opposed to most of the drivel on the radio (his words, not mine).

....Speaking of drivel on the radio...I must make the kids listen to my Adele Pandora mix way too often.  In the past week, Sydney has asked me:
    -"What is a rumor?"
    -"What does 'chasing pavements' mean?"
    -"How exactly do you set fire to the rain?"
I explained the metaphors the best that I could, to which she replied, "Well, if that's what she means, why doesn't she just say that in the first place?"  Smart girl, that one.

...We told Liam that once he's completely night potty trained (we're almost there - he's been dry every night for two weeks in a row - yay!) that he could have a friend sleep over.  He told me that the friend he wants to sleep over is his best friend at pre-school who just happens to be a girl (we'll call her A).  Um....I don't think so.

...A's mother told me that after a day of A's baby sister being clingy due to a cold, A said, "When I grow up and marry Liam and we have a baby, I'm going to hold her all day long while Liam does the cooking and laundry."  Seeing as Liam and A are zoned to the same schools and are in the same Sunday School class at church, I think we're going to have to keep an eye on those two!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What We're Up To These Days

So apparently my new blogging pattern is one post every two weeks.  How sad is that?  You'll understand when I tell you what we've been up to...

Our Easter was great.  Pictures will be posted as soon as I have a chance to get them off the camera.

We bribed the kids with lunch after church to get our annual bluebonnet pictures.  Pictures will be posted as soon as I can convince Ryan to help me coax them off the computer.

Both Sydney and Evan have their birthday parties coming up.  Poor Evan has never had a "friend" party before so I promised him that he could have one this year.  We're having five of his friends over for a play date on a Monday morning (the only morning they don't have school).  It will be Star Wars themed (of course) and thanks to the nice mothers who post pictures and ideas from their kids' Star Wars parties, I have plenty of ideas for games and activities.  Evan is most excited about turning pool noodles into light sabers.

Sydney's party will be a painting party.  We're hiring a friend to come over and show Sydney and her friends how to paint flower pots.  The part I'm most excited about?  (Besides hiring someone else to do the bulk of the entertaining.) The cake!  (Or the lack of.)  Again, thanks to nice mothers who post party ideas on their blogs, she's having flower pot cakes - chocolate cake baked into flower pots with flowers sticking out of them.

Both of these parties, in addition to the family party that falls between them, will be at our house so I am going crazy planning, getting supplies and hyperventilating.  Did I mention that all three parties will occur in an eight day period?

And, if that's not enough going on, Ryan and I are in the process of completely redoing our backyard.  The deck has been pulled up.  A new-to-us play set has been installed.  A pallet of grass has been laid down.  I still need to stain the play set and we need to take all of the wood from the deck that is currently living in our garage, cut it and place it in another spot in the backyard for a "new" deck.  All in the next three weeks.

And, our tenant is moving out so we're trying to get our rental house looking good again.

And, Ryan's dad has been very sick so we've been really worried about him.

Add the normal goings-on of homework, piano lessons, girl scouts, swim lessons and chauffeur duties (Ryan still isn't driving) and it's no wonder I'm exhausted at the end of each day!