Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I didn't make anything special tonight, just an easy fall back on meal (chicken, pan fried potatoes, and spinach). I always add butter to my spinach, and dump a little vinegar on top...delish.

Anyway, I told Ellie to try the spinach, because it was yummy. As usual, Ellie offered the prayer, it went like this.

Ellie: Our dear Heavenly Father, please bless the food, and please bless that this stuff (pointing to the spinach) really is good.

While eating dinner, Ellie showed us a magic trick. She would take little bites of her potatoes. She proudly exlaimed, "Look mom, I can make my potatoes disappear!!"

I responded with the usual motherly response, "Now work on making your spinach disappear..."


Me: Not like that, use your mouth.

Ellie (leaning really close to the spinach): ABRACADABRA!! Mom, it didn't work.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Who Needs a Sibling?

When you have Dan, you really don't need a sibling. These two probably get in more trouble together than Ellie would if she had a sibling...

Apparently Ellie made the comment that she wished he was small enough to fit on top of the TV too. I should also mention he needed my help to get down, but that didn't happen until I got him a shirt so I could take a picture to put on the blog...priorities people!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


It all started Friday morning when Ellie begged and pleaded not to go to daycare. I hate that. She has a good time once she is there, but she is such a home body. So for leverage, I told her we would have a sleepover downstairs, watch movies and eat pizza if she hurried and got ready. So she did it...she still wasn't happy about it, but she did it.

When I picked her up, we quickly went to get Grandma's birthday present, and then went to her house for some cake and ice cream. Finally we made it home. We moved the coffee table, put down blankets and brought down our pillows all while Dan was picking up movies, pizza and treats.

I got a request from Ellie to draw a picture of her, and then Dan on a Magna Doodle-ish thing. She was pretty impressed with my skills. She then asked me to draw a picture of myself how I looked right then. I did, but I didn't draw one very important feature. I asked her what was missing...she replied, "zits?". No, actually Ellie, it was my glasses. Someone remind me that I owe her big time once puberty hits...

We watched a little Veggie Tales, not the whole thing, because apparently parents let their kids put the DVDs in by themselves. I guess not everyone's dad is anal (we love him). We then played "Truth or Dare" followed by a pillow fight.

Oh the joy of sleepovers, we'll definitely have another one...in a year or so!! ;)

Monday, February 16, 2009

If You're Wondering...

In case you were wondering why the faucet handle is sticky at my house....

Well, now you know.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Funnies...

Today at school, I took my class out for a PE break. I asked one of the boys to toss me their football and go long, he did. I threw it over his head. The boys had to pick their jaws up off of the ground, and one said, "I guess throwing like a girl isn't a bad thing."

My dad took today off to spend with Ellie. Last night Ellie prayed that I would have twins and grandpa would take her bowling. One prayer was answered...bowling. Apparently Ellie got a strike today without using the bumpers or the ramp. Forget gymnastics, we are going into competitive bowling!!

After bowling, grandpa took Ellie to the treehouse at the mall (he is wrapped around her little finger). Ellie had to go potty, so my dad told her she needed to go in the boy's bathroom or hold it until they got home. Ellie asked where the girl bathroom was, grandpa told her, and she walked right in before he could grab her. She did her thing, and walked out later and asked for him to button her up. I should say she HATES the boy's bathroom because it stinks and isn't pink.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Six More Weeks...

First grade, what a trip!!

So, last week my teacher asked me who the new student of the month should be...It was an easy decision for me. There is this little boy in my class that is so speedy and quiet, and he does whatever I say, and did I mention he is sweet. So, of course I picked him!!

Not even TWO days later, a parent of another student in our class emailed my cooperating teacher...apparently the student of the month (that I picked) had been beating up her little boy at recess. Can I pick 'em or what!!?

More 1st grade antics:

During morning meeting we have a current events segment, a couple went down like this:

Alison: Two planes crashed into these buildings in New York.

(kids are gasping, and hands shoot up in the air)

Me: Alison, when did this happen?

Alison: Before I was born.

Me: So, would you say it was a current event?

Alison: No, I guess not.

Me: Yeah, it isn't.

Another meeting...

Easton: You can't buy guns anymore.

Jaxon: My dad hunts, he's going to be mad.

Christian: Why not?

Easton: (shrugs)

Alison: What channel was your dad watching? My dad is a hunter, and if he saw that on the news, he'd be pretty mad, and believe me I would have heard about it at breakfast this morning. So, I'm going to go home and ask him about it, and I'll get back to you tomorrow.

Me: I haven't hear anything about not being able to buy guns either, but I'll definitely be watching the news to see if I hear anything...(guess I should watch Faux News).

We also have an abundance of kidnapping, fire, and accident stories (one kid told us that his mother got in a wreck with one of the teachers...I can't wait to hear more!!).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Crimp it...Crimp it Good.

First of all there is nothing wrong with the 80's (well except for shoulder pads, seriously...who thought those were a good idea?)...

Since I am not talented in the hair department (your pick...pig tails, pony tail or headband), I decided to try some oldies but goodies with Ellie.

First the crimp (very Twisted Sister, I know):

Second, the side pony tail:
(insert photo here) I have one, but I'm too lazy to clean out the memory card to find it...

Also, please tell me I'm not the only one, but when taking a photo I have to search for a clean part of the house to do it. I don't want anyone seeing the laundry on the couch, dishes in the sink, or my millions of shoes everywhere but my closet. So yes, the ONLY clean part of my house this week was the kitchen blinds.