Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My little Dancers

So I thought I was filming for a full 2minutes…ahh no apparently I missed all of the robot moves. 


Monday, April 27, 2009

A Peek into my Week - Monday

So today was a typical day in the life of Mandy/Mommy.  It started at 6am  when the alarm went off and slowly hopped out of bed to go do X stretch, got to do all but 6 minutes of it.  It is suppose to be my rest day from exercising anyway. Then after shooing the big boys off to school, I went to get my haircut with Asher in tow.

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Asher and I went to Target after the haircut to return something and then we went down the party isle cause July isn’t that far away.  Ever since my birthday last week Asher has been asking/ demanding we light a candle and sing to him.  It was a big toss up between Mickey Mouse, Elmo, Thomas and Lightening McQueen for his party theme.  We bought two items and Asher is going to carry them around the house until his birthday and then he will probably decide on something totally different:)

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After all that fun we came home to clean house.  While I was cleaning my bathroom (I was suppose to clean the bathroom on Saturday per our chore chart, whoops) Asher fell asleep on the heated floor. So I put him to bed, this is unusual for him to fall asleep so early in the day so he might be getting sick.



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Then I move on to cleaning my desk in the kitchen, this is a weekly task for me because it gets pretty messy quickly. 

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After this Grady got home (he rides the kindergarten bus home)  we did his reading (Dick and Jane) and ate lunch.  Then it was time to go to science class, we had to wake Asher up, he was a little groggy.  We came home from taking Grady to science and Asher still wasn’t his usually sparkly self so he watch cartoons (Cartoons Cure!)  I was tidying around the house, Jack was about to arrive home from school (carpool).  I had everything together for Jack’s report at science class his report was on Labrador Retrievers so of course Odin was going to science class also.    As I am about to load Asher in the car a familiar splatter vibrates thru my ears.  Split second for response time and I am hoisting Asher over the sink where the splattering continues.  In between cleaning puke boy and peeling his clothes off I call Rog on the phone, “HELP!”.

Roger comes home with Grady from science and I take Jack and Odin to science.

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Odin and Jack gave a successful report.  Jack let all the kids feed Odin popcorn and Odin fetched for each of the classmates that wanted a turn (that is all the kids except two).  Jack explained about Odin’s expected lifespan and the difference between human years and dog years.  Jack also talked about caring for Odin but mostly he just wanted to show off his dog!

When I got home from science class Rog had cleaned up the puke and everyone was quietly watching cartoons, PEACE at last!

Dinner was delivered, thank you Damon.

Then Rog went to pick up Jack from science.  After dinner we had Family home evening, the song was “Bob the Builder”, Asher’s choice between pukes in a bucket which he retrieved on his own.  We talked about Education and its importance and the 6 B’s (Be smart, be clean, be prayerful, be humble, be grateful). Popsicles for a treat then jammies and teeth brushing.  When everyone is brushed and jammied we watch 15 minutes of a movie we started yesterday, Spacecamp then everyone to bed.  Grady and I read Enemy Pie and then Dad read Magician’s Apprentice and put everyone to sleep. 

Now here I sit falling asleep at my computer!  Good night!

Monday, April 13, 2009


We had a really nice weekend!  We dyed Easter eggs together.

Saturday the skies cleared for an Egg Hunt.  Every year we meet with friends at the kid’s elementary school and bring plastic eggs filled with candy then we put on an egg hunt for all the kids.

Unexpectedly both the big boys had play dates for Saturday afternoon so Rog, Asher and I got to go shopping for awhile.

Sunday Morning we woke up to Easter baskets.  Jack was the only one to notice there was an empty purple egg in his basket.  He asked why I thought there was an empty egg and I asked him what that would have to do with Easter and Jesus.  He knew immediately that it represented the tomb  because it was empty, Jesus is resurrected!

At church we took a family photo to remember the day.

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When we got home at 2pm we had the boys clean up their mess downstairs while dad and mom got lunch/dinner ready.  We got a movie for Easter and the boys were motivated cleaners so we could all watch the movie Bedtime Stories after the playroom was clean and we had finished dinner.  It worked we had a great dinner and a clean playroom!  The boys loved the movie too.  It was a really relaxing way to end the day.

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Thursday, April 10, 2009   ~ I got a call that my dad was going to the hospital  for a probable heart attack.  Wow that was unexpected!  But looking back he has felt tired and out of breath for a year.  Friday the doctors did an angiogram and found one blockage and were able to put a stent in while he was still in the catheter  lab.  What a blessing he is out of danger!  Sunday was Easter and I kept thinking of how blessed we are that Dad is alright.  A blessing also that Dad will take his health really seriously and now his doctors will take his symptoms seriously. 

I was just with my Dad in Florida the week before all this happened we went to SeaWorld together, we played at the beach, we went out to dinner, we did a zip line in the backyard, he took the kids thru a treasure hunt at the park, and we went boating.  He is a fantastic Grandpa!  Thanks for a great time Dad!  I am so Grateful you are going to be okay!  I love you!

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So much has happened! The boys and I traveled to Florida on the 31st of March to spend a week at Aunt Summer’s house.

We swam in the pool with cousins! We saw the sun!


We looked for lizards!

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We dined with a king at Medieval Times, our champion the yellow knight won and saved the prince!

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We saw Shamu, what an incredible show!

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We played on the beach and watched Aunt Hannah become engaged to soon-to-be Uncle Mike!


We hunted treasure and claimed a large bounty of booty!  Aargg Matey!


Got to see Aunt Paula and Michael too!



We dined riverside and then dug up some baby crabs on Durney Key courtesy of Captain Papa Plasse and his sturdy boat!

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We sewed with Mimi and visited with Aunt Sarah, we shopped for wedding dresses.




Met and welcomed our new niece/cousin Helena!


Then we had to say goodbye and there were tears.

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