Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hair Cuts

Today Joshua and Aidan got their scissors out to cut a cracker box and some paper. I am going to blame my mom on this one. I was on the phone with her and we were looking up something on the computer at the same time. Well, Joshua left the table and I didn't notice. Then I heard Aidan say the magic words,"Joshua cut his hair! and Baylor's too!"(Baylor is the dog) When I got up there was a huge chunk of Joshua's hair laying on the ground and no Joshua. Baylor was laying there not knowing that he had a chunk also missing laying by him. When I found Joshua I couldn't tell a thing. His hair lays down and is layered so you couldn't even tell. Lucky! That is the second hair cut in our house. One day Maude asked Aidan if he would cut her hair, so he did. I asked "Why would you listen to a 3 year old?" Cody answered for him "Because he is 6 and when a 3 year old ask you to cut her hair it sounds logical."
Going back to blaming my mom. You see there is more to the phone stories with my mom. My mom called my cell phone one day while I was in Amarillo. I tried to answer as I was sitting Maude up on the potty. You guessed it, I dropped it in the potty. (I did buy a new one) A few days later I was in Plainview at Wal-mart when my mom called. Joshua climbed on the side of the cart and pulled it over on himself, cut his collar bone and bruised it.

Ok guys, I meant to write that I had put pictures on the blogsite. You probably already noticed, if not, they are on the left. Also you guys are going to have to start commenting. I don't know if anyone is reading or not. I don't have one of those tracker things.

Monday, June 25, 2007

One more time

Ok, yesterday's blog should have come with a rating. Sorry about that, people like my sister need to be warned that there will be naked talk. So from now on I will rate them or put a warning on them.
Today I was reminded of a story. I need to write it down so I won't forget. A couple of days after Maude's 2nd birthday. We were over at some friends house for lunch after church. It was several couples all with small children. After we had finished eating the men went out front with some of the kids and the women were inside cleaning up. (sound typical) Anyway the guys were looking at some golf clubs and let Joshua swing one. Cody told Joshua to put the club up and like a typical 3 1/2 year old he had to swing ONE more time. Unfortunately, Maude was right behind him. Well, he connected his swing into her eye. It gave her a nice shiner and a cut across her eyebrow. Cody came in the house, shirt covered in blood and holding a crying Maude. We piled in the suburban and raced home. Cody glued her eyebrow back together. All the while we had spanked Joshua and put him on his bed. He took a nap and woke up later to find his sister had been hurt. He saw her and wanted to know "What happened to your eye?" In all the craziness Joshua never knew he had hurt her.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Boys vs. Girls

Ok, most of you will be shocked that I am telling this story.
About a year ago when Aidan turned 5. I asked Cody when Aidan should stop seeing me naked. I grew up with a sister, so I was asking for a man's point that grew up with a sister. He said he really didn't know. About a week later we were in Dallas for the weekend. I will never forget the exact place we were when these magical words came out of Aidan's mouth. We had enjoyed listening to the boys talk about all sorts of things. When the topic of boys vs. girls came up. They started arguing about boy's tee tees and girl's tee tees. Joshua was certain girls didn't have them. Aidan was certain girls did. It was the typical back forth do, do not, do, do not, do, do not. When finally Aidan yelled out "Yes they do, they have mustaches!" Cody and I died laughing in the middle of driving in Frisco, TX. Cody said " I think now is the time Aidan should stop seeing you." I am red just writing this. But it is one the all time funniest things said in our house.
I hope y'all have a great week. This should give you a good laugh to start it.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Home sweet home

Well, we made it home without any major happenings. Maude broke out in a rash all over her body the day after I had made that post. She apparently didn't have a cold on the way down to Galveston it was fifths disease. Heat and sun bring out the rash, so she looked so pretty with her red face, legs, arms and body.
Things I learned from this trip and I am noting to myself:
1. Bring board games for hotel room...keep em busy from jumping on the beds and off.
2. Book hotel with queen size beds not full...2 kids always end up in bed with mommy by morning.
3. Bring superglue and big bandages...palm trees jump out of no where.
4. Don't let kids wear $4.99 water shoes without checking for red spots in the first 2 minutes...Maude got a blister on day one and we got to hear about it the rest of the trip.

We are already getting back to busy life. The kids start swimming lessons today.
Have a great day.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


It has been so long since I last blogged, I couldn't remember my password!
Well, we are in Galveston. We have been here for 4 days and have 3 more to go. Cody is taking CME so the kids and I are hanging out while he takes classes in the mornings. We have had a lot of fun. We went to NASA on Monday and the beach that evening. Joshua was of course the only brave one to go out far into the ocean. Maude and Aidan were happy with the sand. Tuesday we went out to Cody's Aunt and Uncle's house (they live here in Galveston). Which ended up to pretty close to par for us. Joshua cut his leg (which ended up having to be glued shut by the end of the evening). Apparently a palm tree jumped out and tackled him to the ground. That is about all we could get out of him. Then as we were leaving and saying our good-byes, Aidan locked Joshua out of the only door they have in their house. Which in turn ended up breaking and we were all stuck inside with Joshua on the outside. (Sound familar ref. story Schwan man story, only this time their was no Schwan man) Cody and his Aunt had to climb out of a window (Cody not so graceful). After taking apart the door we were finally freed. As you can imagine it was a long ride back to the hotel. With Joshua's run in with the tree we couldn't swim today. So we walked them to death. We went to The Strand (shopping), a railroad museum, and then the beach to look for shells. Joshua and Aidan collected a ton of hermit crabs. I even saw Maude pick one up trying to be brave like the boys.
We have 3 more days, wish us luck. Swimming is out for tomorrow too. Aidan and Joshua got into a fight tonight and broke open Joshua's cut. So we have to go 24 more hours before we hit the pool. I know each one of you that are reading this are just smiling and thinking I wish I could be there with them.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Stuart Little

This is a quick one! The other day I went to take a shower and thought I would put a movie on for the kids to watch. With all 3 home there seems to be an outbreak on the fights. I went through the channels real quick and Stuart Little was the first one that came on. So they all plopped down on the couch to watch. After I got out of the shower I went to check (like I always do) for broken glass, blood, someone crying or food missing from the kitchen. There they all set on the couch like little angels, but confused little angels. There faces were so puzzled. I looked at the TV and Stuart Little was still on. What I hadn't noticed is that I had turned it to the Spanish channel and they had no idea what they were saying.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


This afternoon we were sitting outside and Joshua was patting the kitten. The cat started purring Joshua thought he was mad. We explained that he was happy and that is what cats did. A little bit later Joshua hopped up in my lap and gave me a big hug and then asked if I was mad. I sayed "no, why?" kind of puzzled. (I never get mad, why would he ask that?) He said "Well, your not purring."

We are having VBS starting tomorrow. So on Saturday we went walking around neighborhoods passing out flyers about VBS. Maude went with me and an another mom with her little girl. The boys went with one of the high school boys and his parents. Maude walked the whole time with a flyer and wouldn't give it away. She liked having the paper and acting like us but didn't want to give it away. We rejoined at the church and I picked the boys up to go home. We got in the suburban and Joshua noticed that Maude still had her paper. He asked why she still had it. I told him that she didn't want to part with it, it was ok. He preceded to yell "WHAT, YOU DON'T WANT TO SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD." Trying not to laugh at his anger. I let him know this one time it would might be ok, if Maude didn't spread the Word. :)