Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bath Time

We try to have bath night three times a week.
It's really the most that I can handle.
Getting 4 kids in and out of the tub in a reasonable amount of time
(less than an hour) is tough, and I can't do it more
often than three times a week.
And some weeks it's even less.
My favorite idea of recent bath nights, however,
is bubble bath. I feel that it has two great
characteristics - the kids think it's the greatest
bath time invention ever & it automatically cleans half
of their bodies!
Win - win.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Blitz Results

How did the Book Blitz go in January?
Mine was pretty sad.
You might even say dismal.
I read a 2 whole books
and part of 2 others.
Sad times.
And now I'm in the middle of one for my book club and I'm
having a tough time with it.  I like the story,
and the other book I read by this author was really good and I guess I had
high expectations for this one, but it's tough.
But I'm not giving up because I find the story interesting.
But it's taking a while.  I might even need to renew it.
Which really only happens here for the kids' books and any self-help I might check out.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Book blitz again

It's January, again,
(Happy new year),
And that means it's book blitz month again.

How many books will you read?
Last year I read 12.
I wonder if I will beat that.
I'm guessing no, but I guess we will see.
(I just started one and it's a little slow going, but hopefully I can make up for that later.)

Good luck.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Car Search

We are in the midst of one of our least favorite activities....
searching for a new car.
One of the problems is we don't really know what we want,
as long as it has a back seat.
It will mainly be used for getting to and from work,
but we want the option of taking kids along.
The other main problem is that people want so much money for their cars
around here.
Seriously, most people are asking at least $1000 over the
blue book price, even for cars that are in bad shape.
I saw an ad online the other day for a car that doesn't run,
needs a ton of work, has a lot of miles,
and has body problems to top it off.  They want $1500 for that thing!!
When we lived in Idaho, that would've been worth about $500 or so.
It's a pain.
Especially since we are only available in the mornings to look at something.
But one of these days, we'll find something.
Which will be awesome!
Because then I can meet Tomato after school and drive to get her,
instead of pushing a double stroller and walking with
a 4-year-old who slows to a snail's pace anytime she feels like it.
In the rain.
I'm hoping we can find one during Christmas break, which
would mean that tomorrow would be our last day of rain walking;
at least until it's my turn to get the group at the top of the hill.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

No Scissors Allowed

Well, I'm sure some of you can guess what this post is about.
Tomato decided to cut Olive's hair several days ago.  It was
either last Friday or Saturday.
And although it's about half gone, she did it in such a way
that you can't really tell unless you're close to her.
So I guess that's good.
But there's really no fixing it, either.
So we are just going to wait it out.
I discovered hair in the garbage that morning and asked where it came from.
"We found it."
"On the floor."
And then I realized how much hair there actually was in the
garbage can and demanded to know where on the floor it was found.
Then I took away the scissor privileges that anyone may have had.
And for your enjoyment:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sickie McSickie

That's what we've been up to lately...
I am hoping that's it for the duration, but I have
a feeling that the cold and flu season is just
getting started around here.
Also, I had braces put
back on my teeth last week.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Family Pictures

We just had our family pictures taken....they turned out so great.
And true to life.
We had a photographer friend take them, and if you're in the area
and looking for a good photographer, let me know.
I really, really like almost all the ones we have, but
I'll try to narrow it down a little so it's not too much.
Little Olive wouldn't even look at my friend for the first little while,
even though she sees her in Primary every week at church.
But eventually she did, and we are so glad.
This is my favorite of the whole family.
I can't tell which one of Sour Cream's pictures is my favorite.
Every expression is so true to life; I get them every day as he is trying to be big
but still struggles because he's small.

 He finally cheered up a little when I put his brother on his lap.

Cheddar loves to play with his tongue, so this is perfect. 

 Pretty Tomato.
 Just the boys.

 If only they got along this well every day.... 

And a couple more for good measure.