Monday, September 29, 2008
book club was thursday night. parents came home from mish on friday that was also gracie's birthday. and we were gone from the house ALL DAY that day. saturday was filled with a baby shower for the daughter of a friend of mine. WEIRD!!!! i've known her daughter since she was in young women's! OLD!!! me not her.
then we had a dinner before the rs broadcast on saturday night so i went straight from the baby shower (an hour away) to the chapel to help get that ready and then enjoy the broadcast. remember that we are on eastern time so it doesn't even start until 8pm. and all the while my dear husband was with the kids! he put in a full day that day. although i must confess that he was texting me while i was at the broadcast asking how to warm up the soup. gotta love that!
then a trip to get some food for sunday and monday after the broadcast! but it was with a friend so it was enjoyable. thanks for the invite sally!
then, of course, church sunday morning! and wouldn't ya know it our internet was sluggish and then non-existent after church when i finally had time to post!
but, alas i am all caught up with it now! wish i could say that for my paper scrapbooking! and the laundry too, but that is being done while i type! hey at least the dishes are done! well, better go since the kids will be home in about 20 min and then all you know what breaks out! and there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow so there will be no time to do this fun stuff. well, at least not without 3 crazy kids running around or hanging on me. it's a jewish holiday. the perks of living in south florida!
then we went to daddy's work for "just a little bit". and anyone who knows about the shop knows that that is not how it ever ends up. 4 hours later we got out of there! but she was entertained with computer time, playing darts with mom and the big girls and rolling around in all the cool chairs.
the only thing that she wanted to do after seeing her grandparents was go to mcdonald's. so that's where we went to eat dinner. we stayed for a very long time since there is a nice play area in the one we went to. (the one our bishop owns.) and there are tons of big screen TVs so dad got to watch the debate and the girls played and mom started falling asleep in the big leather chairs by the tv. it was a great day for her!
once we have her big bash we'll post those pics too, but sarah's will be first since we haven't done her friend party yet and she turned 10 back in august!
we are glad they had the opportunity to serve the lord, but are also glad that they are home now and we can call them whenever we want. hee hee! we love you!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
3. fav shoes
i live in south florida so the obvious choice is flip flops!
i think i have like 6 or 7 pairs! these are the ones of choice right now.
these are the ones of choice for church right now. as you can see they were on my feet while taking these pics.
but i had to take them off so you could see just how cute they really are. mauricio hates them because a) they make me taller than him, and b) he says they are 70's hippie gear! whatever!
4. what the kids are doing right now. i swear as i was taking the previous pictures they were all reading quietly and then they snuck onto the computer!!!
and yes, gracie is still wearing that dress from her bday. and she wore it to church today too. hey, doesn't bother me, less laundry to do! 5. the kitchen sink
no time for cleaning on the way out. besides it was still there when i got back. what happened to the maid? i think she needs to be fired, although it looks like she already was.
hey, what are sinks for if not for dirty dishes right?
6. the fridge
and mine is looking a bit bare in this picture. can we say grocery shopping anyone? hey there is a big pot of homemade chicken soup that will feed an army in there so don't think the kids are going to starve. and is that mickey d's i see up top?
7. the laundry room
not as big as i would like but a step up from our garage from the last house. and yes i do have a blue washer and dryer. love the colors!
a view of the other side.
8. the toilet
this is the guest/pool bathroom. what? did you think i was going to show you the horrifically messy kids bathroom? fat chance! that place is gross! whoever says that girls aren't messy never lived with my three messy monsters!
can i go right now please?10. self-portrait
sarah and i always do this face to each other. the other girls haven't quite mastered it yet but not for lack of trying.
hope that was fun for you. and now the lucky tagged winners are.........gina j., laura d., shauna h. and heidi (sorry heidi, but i knew you would play along, next one i swear i won't put you down.)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
gracie has been asking me everyday "am i five yet mommy?" and today, friday, sept 26th, i can finally say "yes! you are five!"
and then she said to me in the car "do i still have to stay home with you mommy?" and i said "why? are you ready to go to school?" and she said "yes!" too funny!
we had a really fun day and i will post that tomorrow since you can see that i am barely getting this one done. she was so excited about her new dress (the one she is wearing in the last picture). and when we got home, late i might add, from dinner she was waiting for more presents, so i wrapped up a couple of things i had for her and when mauricio and i came out of our room to give them to her she was sitting on the couch waiting soooooo patiently for us. too cute. i think she is still awake playing with the two toys she got.
so here's to being a whole hand! we love you gracie and are soooooo glad to be your parents. enjoy being 5!
6 mo as a leprachan
13 mo looking for pumpkins at the pumpkin patch
17 mo as dj gracie
18 mo (easter)
19 mo "ta-da"
22 mo she would always sit on the watermelon at my in-laws
23 mo (can you tell she loves hats?)
23 mo "ta-da"