Saturday, June 26, 2010

Today during prayers, Quinn blessed 'kaid, lexsie, anna, mom, dad, bekah, kaid, anna, mom, dad, bekah, quinn, spiderman, and dummy-head.' So I guess some of the good stuff is sticking.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Sad State of Affairs

Today Craig has off, the entire day - no classes, no residency, no moonlighting, no obligations. So we are standing there this morning and craig says (with a certain amount of doubt - like this can't be right), 'are you sure I'm not supposed to work anywhere? I don't have to be anywhere?' Ahhhhh, to have a day off... Will he adjust to life after residency?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Boys are made of dirt, and snails and puppy dog tails!

I can dress her up in cute little dresses, put pink little bows in her pig tales, but under it all she is convinced she is a 4 year old boy!
Helmets and swords with grass stains to boot.
Pirate Parties and slip-n-slides that most 1 year old's would run from crying.
Peeing standing up (not pictured - but it has taken a lot of convincing that she must sit down!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Addendum to previous post

Day 5 - I walk into the kitchen as Quinn is pulling all the condiments from the fridge looking at each one and muttering, 'no chocolate, no chocolate, no chocolate. I want chocolate milk!' Thank goodness there was no chocolate! I wish I could type the way he looked at each item- the ketchup, the mustard, the salad dressing, then set it down feeling totally rejected, and the pure frustration in his voice when he didn't find what he was looking for.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What would the Experts would say...

Day 1 - 'chocolate milk' (pour a 1/2 gallon of milk on kitchen floor, squeeze some chocolate sauce out, stir with hands, and suck up off floor - enlist baby sisters help)

Day 2 - 'spider web' (get an entire roll of string and wrap around and between all the trees in back yard, when you don't stick to that use 3 rolls of scotch tape)

Day 3 - 'apple cookies' (plug in mixer, attach blade, put in 6 whole apples, 1 whole orange, a bottle of v-8 juice, and a couple of pieces of bread, turn on mixer)

day 4 - slip-n-slide (take out bottle of chocolate sauce, pour on sisters head, pour on own head, roll in sauce, slide in sauce, make snow angels in chocolate sauce.)

(you can tell he is really remoseful - oh the picture doesn't do justice to the crime!!!)

Sigmund Freud: Discover what your mother did to you as a child, it must be rooted in your ego or super-ego that was developed as a child

John Rosemond: Good old fashioned, common sense discipline is needed. Be creative, bring down the hammer!

Dave Ramsey: beans and rice, rice and beans! what on earth are you doing with chocolate sauce in your refrigerator!

Trish Randall : I was always told pay-backs are a b-----! Someday I would have kids just like me.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Date night

Though I wouldn't have minded slightly more comfortable chairs... We had a lovely meal, good conversation and enjoyed each others undivided attention for several hours.
They say you have to be creative to get those dates in so our date was at the hospital... Kaid had his tonsils taken out!
Pre-surgery. His buddy gave him a new DS game and it was the best thing to keep the nerves away.

Post surgery - hugging the ice bag. His favorite camel became a super hero during the surgery (thanks to an anonymous scrub tech or nurse?) and Kaid woke up mad because, "they didn't even take my tonsils out!" We really had to work hard to convince him that they really did do the surgery. I think he was so used to having a sore throat that it felt the same after the surgery as it had before.
Just had to laugh. Apparently the remote has gotten stolen a few times so they got this bad boy (it's a little harder to walk out with in your back pocket)

Overall, it was a great date (though we shared it with a tonsillectomy)
Craig had the entire day off, and we ended the date watching the kids climb the tree while sitting on our fabulous front porch! (yes, that is Kaid out there post surgery - he did awesome)