Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Drum Roll Please

I think with a lot of persistence (bugging) from me and several others. We have a new blogger it is the first team one, I think. Which is going to be really cool and fun! So go on over and give them a comment. (Nice ones)

The Baird Escapades

Friday, September 19, 2008

For the kids

This picture is for the kids. It is on the beach north of San Diego and the water was very cold. We hope y'all are having fun with Mimi and Granddad. Be Good!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It isn't just the kids...

sometimes mommy has her funny moments.

The only thing that would have made this story better was if my mom was there to wheeze with my sister.
My sister, Maude and I met at a bakery today for lunch. There was a very friendly man working there, that brought Maude a cookie after our lunch was finished. Then of course after we at lunch we went and bought cookies for us. Tammy bought 6 DOZEN! Ok, they were for all of her teachers but still 6 DOZEN! It takes a while for them to box them so we talked with this man for a while. When we were all done he said "Bye Pumpkin." I reply with "Bye....oh...oh... you were talking to Maude." Knowing full well he was talking to Maude it made for a very awkward moment between the man and I. Then Tammy starts laughing/crying/wheezing, she can't even walk straight. Refer to Valet story if this doesn't validate that there is never a dull moment with me around. Did I write about the Valet story? I hope not!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Here are the rules:
1. You can not drink anything until the minute is up.

It is that easy of a contest, now for the contest.
How many Saltine crackers can you eat in one minute?

They say you can't eat more than 6 and 6 is extremely difficult.

So have at it, use fresh ones and post how many you ate. (Don't act like you didn't just get up, run to the kitchen, get your crackers and try!)
I only was able to do 3. I will tell you how many Cody did tomorrow after everyone has responded.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Are you smarter than a Kindergartener?

Last night as I was gathering all the things for school this morning, I noticed Joshua's backpack was heavier than I thought it should be. I opened the pocket and there was nothing in it, then I opened the front pocket and found he had been bringing papers home and not taking them out. As I went through them I noticed one of them with the stamp 'Please sign and Return' and out beside it was his name. I asked him this morning why he had signed it and he replied "It says 'Please sign and Return!' We had a quick lesson that is for Moms and Dads to sign not the student.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

ahh just another Sunday

Just another day in our lives...

Late to church: can't find the boys because they are outside in the alley looking for frogs and climbing fences in their church clothes.

Church fight: Joshua decides to draw pictures of Ashlyn (friend visiting) being attacked by a shark and then gets tickled at himself. I decide to put pencil up and he elbows my arm to prove his point, he is 5. So I try to take him out (note I am sitting in the middle of the pew,also to be noted I am wearing 3-4 inch heels) then he becomes dead weight and refuses to be taken out. Cody takes him out! Then Cody returns without Joshua, cool off period.

Attempt a nap: Lay down to hear the front door open and shut a million times. Maude's room is next to ours get to hear her drag out everything she owns. Joshua appears and rubs my back for a while. Still no sleep!

Game of Monkey football: Boys made up I guess... one in the middle is monkey he tries to get the ball. One hour of this game I didn't have to be monkey too often.

Let grass snake go into the wild: Let him out of the cage and he went under our house. Aidan cried he wanted to keep it forever. He later was satisfied by telling his sister that the snake would be crawling up through the floor vents.

Went to church: We actually I think made it on time and made it out without any major event.

Instant: Love the new word instant in our house. Why has no one ever mentioned that Idaho instant buttery mashed potatoes are pretty good? And soooooooo much quicker.

Bed: Where I belong as I am writing this... Where I hope all my children are as I write this...
Hope you had a great Sunday!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

6 Quirks

I was tagged by Brooke and didn't even realize it. So here are 6 quirks about me.
1. I won't eat pointed french fries.
2. I don't really like ice cream (kind of a weird thing if you are a Culwell)
3. I can not go to sleep unless my feet are warm then once they are warm I stick them out of the covers.
4. I only watch the last episode of reality tv, I don't watch any until the last one.
5. Sleep till noon if I can, I don't really see this as a quirk but Cody told me it was one.
6. I have a lot of patience, I think that is a quirk in this day in age.
I tag Bruce/Amanda (so maybe they will start one), Tammy, Cara and Leigh.


I knew the day would come that I could pay my sister back for her blog entry but I didn't know it would come so quick. Last night I was laying with Maude and she said she was hot and then asked if she could take off her pajamas. I said that was fine but she didn't need to sleep naked she would get cold. Then she said "Oh Aunt Tammy sleeps naked all the time." Hee Hee Hee Hee! So Aunt Tammy what you think about that!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Perm

So I got a perm, what is the big deal? Much against my husband's request I went ahead and did it. I have received compliments even from Cody but the one I didn't expect came from Maude. I was laying down beside her Thursday night and she keep looking at my hair.
Finally she patted my head and said "Maybe you can go to Rosa tomorrow and she can fix this."
I replied "Rosa did this."
Sadly she replied "Ooooooh."
Then today in church she hopped up in my lap and kept patting my hair. Then whispered "I really don't like your hair, you need to make it straight again."
Who knew she had such an opinion?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

To Blast or not to Blast....

Sometimes I think God almost likes to mess with me. (I have been reading the Shack and finished it today.) Today was a test of patience as if he does not do that in my every day life. Cody and I got up early this morning dropped off the boys at school and Maude at a very sweet friend's house. We headed to Amarillo to have my kidney stones blasted out. We got there went through the whole admitting process including the IV and 2 hours of admitting. I was in the truck in the water and everything and they said they couldn't do it because my blood was not clotting in the right range. I am completely ok with this because I would much rather be safe then something major go wrong, which apparently would if my blood didn't clot. So like any other day of my life, we made it an adventure. Cody took my picture without my permission while I was in my hospital gown. So that caused a little ruckus in room #11 but other than that we were all good to go. I will get to add another Dr. to my resume this will be a hematologist. Woo-hoo!