note: This list is dedicated to dear friend Landee :)
Grape Nuts (my cereal of choice every morning)
Air fresheners that try to cover up the stench in my van
The fact that I have two babysitters in my home
9:00 p.m. when everyone's in bed
Qudoba & Costa Vida salads
Our amazing yet over-priced blender
Trident regular flavor
That the ward party is almost over with
Paramore and Muse
Vacation days that BWD will use soon
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
note: This list is dedicated to dear friend Landee :)
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 1:43 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Our kids use to say prayers beginning with "we're fankful" when they were tiny. So when I think of things I'm thankful for, I can't help but want to say it like they did.
Here's some things I'm so thankful for (in no particular order of course):
Family--all of them
Good health (although I'm kinda sickish right now--but it's nothing)
A caring Father in Heaven
Playing Uno with Sydie
Letters from my kids
Scriptures that help guide me
Curling up with my kids and reading
Playing scrabble w/my family at Thanksgiving (a bit awkward when someone spelled out "tits" though!)
Music (I love my ipod)
School for my kids (especially since they've been home for 5 days :))
Our awesome neighborhood that's right up there with Camelot
The all new gas prices
A clean house (happens once in a while actually)
Koda (he's entertaining & lovable when he's not peeing on things)
Last but not least...
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 4:21 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sydie is lying in our bed (too early) the other morning, pink blankie in hand, and tells us who and what she loves...or I should say what and who she loves. First and foremost it's her blankie, then mom and dad.
Me: You mean you love your blankie more than dad or I?
Sydie: (without hesitation) Yes.
Sydie: (Holding her blankie out for us examine) Do you smell like this?
Sydie: Can I snap you? (she "snaps" her blanket...hard to explain, not even gonna try)
Sydie: Can I carry you around with me? Take you on vacation?
Enough Said. Case closed.
And then, just to add more salt to our freshly open wound...she turns her back to us, sticks her thumb in her mouth, and falls asleep in utter comfort.
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 7:29 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
His favorite thing to do when he's not doing anything is watching Storm Chasers on Discovery Channel. He's still in the waiting place (see Dr. Suess's Oh the Places You'll Go). My favorite thing about BWD is that on any given day he'll come home, change out of his work clothes, and come downstairs donning some cool surfer shirt, cargo pants, and a surfer necklace.
Great kid most the time, but currently has his cell phone taken away for not being able to control his incessant teasing directed at his sister (something to do with threatening to burn her blankie) and also getting a C in math. He is trying to form a band with some friends, but it's a little rough as to who is doing what. Doesn't want to wear a coat cuz it's just not cool. I don't get it--what's the deal with kids refusing to wear coats when it's 20 degrees outside? (Side note: He has no idea that his AWESOME mom got him the COOLEST present ever. He should be very nice to her btw.)
Has a few piano gigs in the next month. He's accompanying for his school choir while they sing at Tagawa Gardens and at their school. He's also accompanying our ward primary on a song. He told us the other day that he still isn't as busy as David Archuleta though. Nope! Not yet Coby! (side note: Archie's CD came out last Tuesday--we love it!) Coby has ambitions and dreams though. He just wrote a paper on his dreams--some of them were to be a millionaire, play on BYU's soccer team and get 10 goals p/season, be on American Idol and become a lead singer/piano player, and invent something. Whoa!
Has the best imagination ever. Can direct a whole pretend classroom of 15 kids with ease. Loves to sneak downstairs after she's been tucked in. She loves to create; artwork, meals, pretend play, outfits, or drama.
We just went to Grandma's house today and Katrina made her first batch of crescent rolls (with some help).
Sweet as can BE! I went with her on her field trip last week and she was so nice to everyone. Especially this girl in her class that "doesn't know any better" (that's how Sydie describes kids that have some mental/physical problems). We sat by her on the bus and Sydie talked to her and held her hand sometimes and was just so nice.
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 7:15 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Koda has peed one time too many. I spend waaaay too much time policing the dog to actually enjoy having the dog so one day I read on the internet something like, "Is your Dog peeing on everything in your house? Get him neutered!" Done and Done. I called around, found the cheapest place possible, and took him in the next day. I was slightly worried that I was paying 300 dollars less than everywhere else, it was in a bad part of downtown Denver and I could get him in within 12 hours of my phone call but hey, I was desperate, cheap and angry. So, BWD took him in at 7 a.m. Friday morning and picked him up at 5 p.m. looking like he got in a fight with a lampshade and lost. Poor dog. That's the sad part of my title. He truly is SAD. But who wouldn't be sad losing their family jewels? Chalk it up to Koda's first lesson on not turning my house into a piddle pad.
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 7:05 PM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We just had our pictures taken last Friday. They actually turned out well (I'll have to somehow get them on this website later) but I have to admit I hate family pictures. It's not the actual posing and smiling that kills me it's the work one has to go through leading up to the actual pictures. Finding the right outfits that don't clash and are outside weather appropriate. Making sure everyone tries to stay healthy so one doesn't have to see bright red noses, swollen eyes and chapped lips, or worse. Doing the hair. Practicing the smiles so my kids don't look like they're constipated. And getting everyone ready in time so we're not late. It's stressful people! These photos will be on our walls for years to come! We need to look perfect, right???
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 1:02 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I just love it when kids hear a swear word and want to know what it means! It's such an awkward moment to have a chat saying or spelling out words that we would never an any other circumstance ever say. We were all in the car listening to Taylor Swift and she says the word Damn. Of course Sydie wants to know what that means, and all my kids fill her in. Coby immediately pipes up: "Yeah, but you can totally yell out "Beaver Dam" and that's okay to say". BWD thought that was the funniest thing he's heard in a while and immediately starts acting as if he's hit his finger with a hammer, screaming, "BEAVER DAM! BEAVER DAM!" It was too funny. Then Coby wants to know if "Beaver DamIT" is still kosher. Ummmmm, probably not.
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 5:32 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
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Sunday, September 21, 2008
So, we haven't really gone on any road trips or vacations all summer. Labor Day was going to be our big vacation of the year, and who wouldn't want to spend the long weekend in UTAH? There's no place like it, right? Coby was especially excited to find and buy some peaches after hearing how heavenly they were.
Posted by solidgold (a.k.a. our family) at 7:45 PM