Friday, August 28, 2009

the rest of our days that were unblogged

okay, so i'm tired of starting each post with...yeah, i know it's been a long time since i posted blah blah blah!! so i guess that means i need to quit being so lazy and post something already...sheesh!!!

my blog used to be about my thoughts and feelings and ideas and family and friends. now it seems to be more a journal of days, what we've been doing and such. which i like because i have a dreadful memory and having a record of our days is comforting to my future forgetful self.

so we've been up to quite a lot in the last month and a half since i updated. so i'll just start where i left off...as usual =)

on saturday, july 12th, we went to my sister's house for my niece's 1st birthday.
lauren and beth
wes and samuel
beth gets her very own tiny birthday cake
oh yeah, she really got into that cake!!

the next day was my other niece's 18th birthday party!!

this is a sign we saw on the way to the party:
food and teenagers!!
i don't know what's going on here, was there music playing?? whatever it was, scotty sure is having a good time...LOL!!
the next day, sadie and i spent 5 hours cleaning and rearranging her room...it was awesome!! she really enjoys her room so much more when it's clean. i hate when people think kids shouldn't have any help with their rooms. i think that's just crazy. they said they won't learn responsibility, blah blah blah. whatever. i'd rather they learn that i love them enough to want them to have a space to enjoy. think about it, you wouldn't want them to learn to cook by never fixing meals for them. silly stuff that. anyway, i only have one picture i took that day. samuel was taking apart some headphones.wednesday, the 15th, was ren and bleu's 20th anniversary!! to celebrate they spent the day together in asheville, something they haven't got to do in forever. and we got to play with sierra and jalen!! it was a total lego day!!!



sadie and sierra playing with the red wagon


thursday was just a shopping and library sort of day i guess cuz that's all i can remember. and apparently we went to boone lake on friday because that's what it says on my calendar. omg, i have no idea!! wait, i remember that it was raining a little but we got in the water anyway and i did some cloudbursting and made them go away, it was still cold out though. and when i finally did get all the way under the water i came up and busted my face on the orange perimeter thingy. my teeth went into my lip and bruised it. in fact, i still have a hard knot in my lip from it. oh yeah, i also know samuel made a cool bracelet because there are pictures he took in my pictures file! isn't that sad? i really should update before i forget shit!!!

cool bracelet, eh? i helped him with those grommets after he realized just how hard you have to hammer to make it work =)
saturday was spent hanging out at home playing with some of the legos the traaseths passed on to us, the boys playing music in their room, AND in the bathroom dying everyone's hair...woo hoo!!










sadie was finally able to get her bottom drawer open (after the big 5 hour clean up) and find her barbies!! she had forgotten that she enjoyed them so much!

sunday, we went to see HARRY POTTER 6!!! we enjoyed it but couldn't help feeling like there was so much more they needed to put in it. i mean, that's a long ass book!! afterwards, we went for a walk at the park until it started to rain on us and then we rode around for awhile and scotty showed us where he would be working (which is the country club right next to the park we were walking at).

monday i woke up to the sound of the boys hanging out, they had not been to bed yet. oh man!! then we started getting ready for a visit from sadie's best friend in charleston, maggi!!

tuesday we met maggi's grandparents at the flag pond exit to pick up maggi. her brother, dakota, was with them and that was a really nice surprise. he has grown up so much, he turned 18 that week!! why are all the little kids i used to know turning 18 all of a sudden???

sadie waiting for maggi to arrive

this was such a cool moment!


later, we went to the lake because it was sooo hot!! i was working in the garden and they came out and said "it's hot, can we go to the lake?" at first i was not into it because it wasn't on the agenda (LOL) but i was pretty hot from being in the garden so i let myself be spontaneous it felt good to get in and splash around and then go lay on a towel and just read. i could've done without the bees and gnats though.
hey, that's the mean orange thing that busted my lip!!!


quesadillas!!!!
lego time!
wednesday the girls made some wild popsicles using juice and skittles

and played some bouncy ball on the porch...
and made chocolate chip shortbread cookies...




later that night, we had a little party to welcome taylor and karina back home from out west. we had lots of snacks and a cell phone cake!!

just talkin'...
and eatin'...
and watching a little SYTYCD...
some silly picture taking...
and sweetness...
and more silliness...
and scariness...
and some wild tickle wrestling...
and even more silly picture taking...
and talking on the giant couch...
and some kinda crazy floor snake game...
and cuteness on the stairs
thursday, we took maggi back to her grandma and mom and then came home. i did some laundry while we waited for the traaseths to get here. they ended up not coming until the next day though. in the meantime, there was imagination tribe...









well folks, i have been at this for hours and i'm still not up to the present moment in this journal of days. so you'll just have to wait until next time to get the rest of the good stuff...
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4 comments:

dharmamama said...

You know, actually, there's a discussion on AlwaysLearning right now with a mom who won't fix her kids all their food, because she wants them to be "self-sufficient". She fixes *some* food, maybe even most. I don't want to be unfair to her here, but... what you say is crazy, some people call parenting. I agree that it's crazy. In case you were wondering.

I got all teary at the Sadie/Maggi picture!

Thanks for the beegees accompaniment as I read.

Ren said...

That's a lotta "good stuff".:) Too much to keep up with...kewl.

I do miss your blogposts though!

mindy said...

always enjoy the updates...no matter how far apart or how much they encompass :)

~K~ said...

So good to catch up with what y'all are up too. You got some really sweet pictures. Love the blogposts whenever they get here. I joked with someone not long ago "We will post no blog before its time." Wine with that?