Friday, November 27, 2009

Gross things kids say

Marc and I have decided we should start something called "gross things kids say". Our 1st one is brought to you by Kassi.

The other day her nose was running, and it looked like she was about to lick it. I know this is gross enough all by itself. So I told her not to lick it, I was getting a kleenex. Her response was "it's ok mommy it is already in my tummy."

I am sure we will have quite a few of these knowing our kids. We hope this makes someone besides us laugh.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

No, I didn't have the first 12 month pegnancy in human history! I am just not a good blogger.

Ok, so we have been really bad about updating our blog for awhile. So there will probably be a lot of posts to get you up to date with our family.

The very first and biggest update was the birth of our 4th child, Megan Whitney. Can you believe we have 4? I was supposed to be induced on August 21st, but Megan had other plans. My mom and my brother Jim were coming down from Idaho and had planned on being here for the birth. My mom was going to watch the other kids while Marc and I went to the hospital.

I was having pretty regular contractions, but they didn't seem to be going anywhere. Marc went to Checker auto parts with Scott. Soon after, the contractions really started to increase, so I called him and told him he should probably come home. While he was on the way home, I was getting my bags ready for the hospital. Luckily, Haylee arrived at the house and volunteered to stay with the kids. My mom and my brother were still just north of Flagstaff, and the baby wasn't going to wait for them to get here.

When we got to the hospital I was already dilated to a 5, but all of the delivery rooms were in use. I was going so fast that they put me in a room that is typically just used for storage and had machines to warm blankets and IV bags. I got an epidural and less than 10 minutes later the baby decided she was not waiting any longer. The on call Dr came, because my Dr didn't have time to get there. I pushed a few times and she was born. Megan Whitney, was born at 7pm. She weighed 7lbs. 4oz. and was 19 inches long. She had brown hair and seemed really tiny.

She was a very quiet baby at first. After about 3 weeks she found her lungs, and a very loud cry. Luckily she doesn't use that very often. She is usually a very happy baby until the big kids start mauling her. She is starting to get brown eyes and has one of the cutest smiles ever.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hilarious School Answering Machine Message

This is the message that the Maroochydore High School, Queensland, Australia, staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine. This is the actual answering machine message for the school.
This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dashboard Cookies

This is a fun project to try during the summer, but you'll need some HOT temperatures and about 3 hours (or more) when you don't need your vehicle.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

Just a quick 4th of July post to relay a funny story.

We were all sitting around the dinner table when I asked, "Scott, what do you like best about the 4th of July?"

"We get to stay up late," he responded.

"Katie, what do you like most about the 4th of July," I asked.

"We get to stay up late and watch fireworks," she answered.

I continued my way around the table and asked Kassi, "What do you like most about the 4th of July."

Without any hesitation she responded, "PUPPIES!"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What am I teaching my kids?!?

So today Scott and Katie got into an argument over a Pokemon toy. I asked them to tell me what happened, and I got two different stories. No surprise there. Anyway, I told them that I knew someone was lying because their stories were different. Scott insisted Katie was lying, and Katie wasn't even trying to defend herself. I confronted Katie and asked if Scott was telling the truth. She reluctantly admitted that Scott was telling the truth, but flatly denied lying. She's bound to be a politician someday...

I sent Katie to sit in a chair as punishment. After a few minutes, I asked her if she knew why it was a bad thing to tell a lie. She said that she knew once, but that she just forgot. Scott was sitting in the room, so I decided to ask him if he knew the answer. He said he did, so I decided to give him a chance to tell us all what he knew. He said, "If you lie, then you get on the bad list, and Santa might not come to your house." And then, almost as an afterthought, he added, "And Jesus doesn't like it when we lie, either."

It struck me as funny how his main reason was that he didn't want to end up on Santa's bad list, and I had to fake seriousness as I left the room suppressing laughter. I guess it's back to the drawing board for Scott....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pool Season - It's Official!

The kids couldn't resist the lure of the cool pool waters any longer. So, we got them all dressed up in their swimming gear and out they went.

Scott was the first one to get in the pool, and I think he was shocked that the temperature of the water wasn't a little warmer. But he braved the cool water and splashed around quite a bit. It's funny to see how quickly they remember things they learned last summer when they get back in the water. Scott's a little rusty on his paddling, but he remembers the concept.

Katie was the second one in. She was much more timid than Scott and she made sure that Daddy wasn't around to "help" her into the water. She was also a little shocked at the cold water, but she didn't let that stop her from being the last person out of the pool. It was actually pretty funny; Katie and Scott would get in the water until they just couldn't take the cold anymore. Then, they would get out of the water and sit on the sides in their "hot spots" to warm up. Pretty soon, the idea of getting in the water again took hold and they would repeat the cycle.

Kassi was much less interested in swimming, once she felt the water. Actually, I think she got scared off because while she was walking around on the top stair in the water, she slipped and went all the way in. That chilled her enough that, for the rest of our time out by the pool, she would just walk around the pool saying, "brrrr!" She didn't want to take off all of her swimming paraphernalia though.