Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Only the cool kids get stitches...

The Boy was doing dishes and sliced his wrist on a knife that he loaded the wrong way in the dishwasher.  So I did what any mom would do--wrapped it in a pantyliner and pad and took him to instacare.  Now he has a gnarly scar---another one...

Then 9 months later, Thumbelina was loading the dishwasher and cut her finger on a knife in the sink.  So off we went to instacare.  Thumbelina hates shots.  She screams and thrashes during flu shots.  I don't know why I volunteered to take her to instacare!!  The doctor explained everything to her and she seemed ok with it...until they got ready to numb up her finger with a couple of shots.  She screamed bloody murder!
"They're killing me!"

"They're gonna take a hammer and smash it!"

"Somebody help me! They're gonna kill me!"

"They're gonna crack it open and kill me!"

"I just wanna die and never come back to life!"

All things she screamed while they were giving her shots.  

But four stitches later, she was fine and ready to go home. Two of the stitches fell out before the ten days.

If these kids think some stitches are getting them out of doing dishes--they are so wrong!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Watch Out World--She's 6!!

( This post was written in January.  Apparently I was waiting to upload pictures but whatever---here it is...9 months later.)

Munchkin turned 6 this month.  I am about 2 weeks late in posting her birthday festivities, but that's what happens when you have 4 kids and no motivation whatsoever.  I am about 73 loads behind in laundry but I did load the dishwasher last night and sweep the floor this morning...TOTALLY PRODUCTIVE!  Anyway, since her birthday fell on a Wednesday, we would have to do her friend party another day.  I was planning on the Saturday before her birthday but that would give me only 2 days to get invites out to her friends before the party.  So we went with the Saturday after--she was less than thrilled with that decision.

 However, we still needed to make her birthday day special.  I had her think about what she wanted to eat.  Told her she could pick every meal!  She picked waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast, chips with chili dip for lunch, and nachos for dinner.  I drug myself out of bed early to make sure the waffles would be ready in time.  She didn't eat hardly any.  For lunch, she ate a bit of chips and dip, but still not much.  For dinner, Hubby got off work a bit early and got the yummiest nachos from Betos (or whatever they changed their name to.) Yeah. She didn't want that kind of nachos!  She wanted just chips and cheese in the microwave!  So hubby and I got lots of nachos!  She did take her friend out for ice cream...with her daddy.  Her friend was going to be out of town for her birthday party and they were both pretty sad about it.  She got a couple of presents early out of necessity.  Like a new YELLOW coat when she couldn't find her regular coat.

Then her birthday party day was finally here.  With lots and lots of, "How many more hours until my party?"  And then, "How many more minutes until my party?"  With her birthday so close after christmas, I was still worn out from all that.  Luckily, I talked her into just paying for a party instead of me having to do lots of work.  And super-luckily, I found a City Deals deal that made it half-off!  So we headed to a frozen yogurt place in town.  They took care of everything.  They gave the kids shirts to color, pictures to color, played a few games, had their mascot come in and hug the kids and pose for pictures, and then the kids got to load up a bowl with whatever flavor frozen yogurt they wanted and whatever toppings.  Most of the kids really loaded them up!!  And most of the kids didn't finish and left looking a little sick!  And they had goody bags for all the kids.  Munchkin got so many presents!  She was in heaven!  We are still working on finding places for all the new things :)

The next day, we had our family members who live close over for cake.  Which meant I had to make a cake!  Munchkin is super into gumballs--you know the little nasty ones?  She got a gumball machine for her birthday last year and did gumball valentines last year too.  So a gumball cake was approved and the hunt for gumballs commenced.  Finally found some at Target!  I searched Pinterest and found a few that didn't look too hard.  I also saw an idea on Pinterest where you use cake pops to make a polkadot cake.  So I borrowed a babypop maker (which I still have to return :\ ) and made all different colored balls and put them into the strawberry cake Munchkin requested.  Then frosting and gumballs over the whole cake.  It turned out pretty good.

Our family brought some of the best presents ever!!  My cousins got her a trophy.  I mean, really--best present ever for a 6 year old! There were whoopie cushions, movies, a track suit and fuzzy socks.  She wore out both whoopie cushions that night!  And with everyone there, almost all of the cake was eaten, with my college-aged brother taking the rest home to his roommates.

So What's new?

The boy earned his black belt after fronting $125 (his half) to take the test.  Now he's mentally checked out of karate, and doesn't even care if he goes ever.  But since our contract goes thru March--boy's going!
Hubby graduated with his MBA--finally, but with one more class to take in the summer.  But now he's officially DONE!!

My grandparents came to visit on their western trek.  It was fun to have everyone over for dinner and games.  More fun to see their fishy jams!

We moved---decided that since we were probably going to be here forever, we might as well put down roots and buy a house.  We bought a house that we really liked but that had room for improvement.  We played games instead of unpacking...Six days after we closed, hubby's work offered him his dream job in Seattle...UGH!
Thumbelina turned nine, and we tried to have a surprise party, but we were at a friends house after a baptism and she saw the secret invite on their fridge.
(In other news, Squirt turned 4 in May and had a Sofia Princess party with her besties before the one moved to Hawaii.

 School started--The boy in 5th grade, Thumbelina in 4th, Munchkin in 1st and Squirt in Preschool

The girls let me cut their hair.  But even now--months later--Squirt asks me, "Is my hair long yet?"

 The boy won a frog at the city carnival--spent tons of money on a cage, food and stuff.  The frog was happy, but didn't like our new place and died.

 And for proof that I am the meanest mom ever---for April fools day, I made the kids Brown E's for dessert.  Squirt kept crying and saying, "You're just joking--this is just paper!"  She was not amused, even when I pulled out the real brownies and let her have one.
 She'll get used to me eventually, right?

Up next, our Halloween post in which I dye my four-year-olds hair black for her costume.  Best mom EVER!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sick and Tired...and Freezing

We did so well at not getting sick in 2012, which was especially helpful since we used all our Flex money on hubby's Lasik in January.  But this year is starting out much differently!  The boy has strep, and the girls all have tummy-aches.  And I am tired of all the sickness and the crankiness that comes with it!  Oh and did I mention it has been beyond cold here?  Like -5 degrees overnight temps cold.  Like no one goes outside unless they absolutely have to---you know like to take kids to the dr or pick up meds.  So I am freezing all the time, my feet and hands are cracking and I am exhausted.  Tomorrow I'll tell you about Munchkin's 6th birthday parties.  Tonight, I go to sleep!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New...Me?

I am going to try and do better about posting on the ole bloggity blog.  Today, we did some stuff, but it really feels like we did absolutely nothing!  I made cinnamon rolls this morning, then we snacked the rest of the day.  Summer sausage, cheese and crackers, cream cheese chili dip with chips, and root beer floats.  Homemade bread from someone in our stake, with butter and jam. And lots of popcorn.  Is it any wonder two of our kids aren't feeling so well this evening?!

Hubby and I went to see Les Mis this afternoon.  It was just fantastic.  I have a list of movies we need to buy in my head.  This one is definitely on it...along with Hotel Transylvania, which we took the kids to see two weeks ago--so funny:  blah, blah, blah.

We ended the night with a little shopping trip and shoveling the giant ice mass off of the entry to our street. It's gotten so bad that you have to gun the car to get it over the ice and then try hard not to slide into anything once you get over the ice!  So I think we got it a little better.  If the sun comes out tomorrow, we'll try to finish it--or a path at least.

The Christmas stuff is mostly put away, the house is a wreck from the kids being home, but I got rid of a chore I hate!  The boy told us he would rather load the dishwasher than unload it.  So the girls take turns putting the dishes away and the boy loads it without complaint!  It's fantastic!!

Here to a great new year!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Oh How Quickly They Forget

Hubby has been gone for 3 days. (He's never been gone this long before.) He comes home today.  (YAY!!!) So while on the way to the library this morning, I asked Munchkin and Squirt if they were excited that dady was coming home.  Munchkin said, "I don't even remember what Dad looks like."  Squirt tried to help her out.  "Yes you do.  He has hair and a big head and he's strong."

Munchkin thought for a second.  "Nope.  I don't remember what he looks like."

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Knock, Knock

Squirt told me this knock, knock joke a few months ago while we were driving in the car.  I had never heard it before, so when she started I thought it was going to be a typical 3 year old joke that made nbo sense whatsoever.  But, it's a real joke and it's funny!

knock knock
who's there
owls who
of course owls whoo