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Monday, January 21, 2008

What did he say?

Scene: Bedtime. Dynomite, finally sitting quiet on mom's lap, ready to read. Mom, just wanting bedtime to quickly come. Trouble, defiant and sitting on bed. Routine (when followed correctly), everyone sits quietly on chair while adults reads.
Mom: Please sit on chair so I can read.
Trouble: I want to sit here.
Mom: (reasonably) Baby is sitting on my lap, I cannot move so you can see the book too. Please just sit by me, on the chair, so we can read.
Trouble: Mom, you're not listening to me!

Scene: Mom carrying Dynomite to bathroom, while trying to urge Trouble to use the potty.
Trouble: Mom, I am mean to you because you are mean to me. And you are mean to me because I am mean to you.
Mom: We're not mean.
Trouble: See, you're not pay attention to me!!! (Then storms off)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Negative on AFIT

In November Travis applied for Air Force Institute of Technology. He applied thinking that he already had to get his masters, why not get paid while doing it. Then he found out that he could leave as soon as March or August of this year, which he didn't want to do because he just worked so hard putting a garage and deck on the house. If we did go, we would not be able to enjoy all that hard work. Travis was accepted to AFIT, but on his side (the space wing) only two slots were available. So Travis found out today that he didn't get a slot. He was glad, I was sad. It would be nice to know that this was our last winter. We do like it here, and financially this is a good place to be. I'm just glad Travis is happy about it. So now we'll be here until July '09. He does have a chance to re-apply next year, so who knows?? But Travis is done pulling alerts in August, so that will be something to look forward to!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Two Long Nap

When I got Trouble from him room (after he was suppose to be napping) I asked him if he took a nap:
Mom: Did you take a nap?
Trouble: Yes
Mom: How long?
Trouble: Two (trying very hard to hold up two fingers)
Mom: Two what?
Trouble: Two Long!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Too much Blue's Clues

Papa came to visit for Thanksgiving. He got in on the midnight flight Wednesday before Thanksgiving. All of our guests sleep in the guest bed in Dynamite's room. She has a baby monitor that links to the one in our room. So Thanksgiving morning Trouble hops into our bed and hears Papa talking to Dynamite on the baby monitor. Papa eventually comes down stairs and when Trouble saw him he said (wide-eyed), "Papa skoodooed here!!"
(for reference: in Blue's Clues, Blue skoodoos to difference scences by jumping in and out of pictures, books, brochures, etc...)

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Corn has a strange effect on our children. Both of thier first words were over corn.

Sitting at dinner, Trouble was 18 months, and Travis served him a huge spoonful of corn on the table right in front of him. He looked down, his eyes got wide, his hands went up and he said, "WOW!" Honest, first word!

Sitting at dinner, Dynomite was 14 months, and eatting corn like a mad woman. I said, "Do you want more corn? Corn yes, Corn no." She looked right at me, "Corn!" Honest, first word!

What ever happend to Mama or Dada?
So this is Christmas! A deranged santa, Trouble looking mischevious, and Dynomite is thinking "I just came for the candy cane!" Yaya knitted Trouble's sweater. I love Christmas!

6 Things You May Not Know About Me

Nikki Tagged me to write "6 Things You May Not Know About Me."

1) I have scoliosis. Mine is a C-curve in my back. I had to wear a hard plastic back brace all the way through middle school (yeah, because middle school isn't confident boosting enough). One of the best practical jokes I ever played was when this kid kept bothering me at school and I told him I had abs of steel and told him to hit me. He hit me, had sore knuckles for a week, and never bothered me again. My cuz and I used this same tactic with other kids.

2) I love acting. My dad is the proudest of me when I'm on stage. Although, I've only been in school productions. I've never desired the leading role, but in HS in one play I wanted to be Cinderella (the lead). I didn't get the part, so decided that I didn't want to involved at all (plus my grades needed some attention). Two weeks before Opening Night the villain (Little Red Ridding Hood) went AWOL and the director asked me to fill in. I felt honored, and he like my performance.

3) I wish I stuck it out with softball. I love the sound of the crack of the bat when it makes contact with the ball. I love summer days when its hot, with a slight winds, clear blue skies, and cheering from the stands. It was fun to show off thigh burns from sliding into first. But no one ever came to my games and I was always stuck in outfield (making daisy chains) because there was 4 coaches and their daughters pitched, had first at bat, guarded the bases, and had all the other great positions. So in my immature mind no one cared, so why should I. Now I'm no good at playing, (I throw like a girl!) so now I have no desire to play in front of others. And don't ask me to either, I'll lie and say I'm pregnant :-)

4) I keep a box of non-latex disposable gloves in my kitchen. I don't like having to pull meat off of already cooked poltury. Actually, the gloves come in handy when I have a gross food job to do (like working with raw meat) and I need to keep an eye on the kids. So if I'm the middle of working and I need to get to the kids, I just strip off the gloves instead of spending that time washing. However, I still wash when I'm all done.

5)My dreams often come true. When I was three I dreamed my 'aunt' (a good family friend) had passed away. When I got up I asked my mom, "Why did Aunt Helen have to die?" She quickly called Grandma, and found out that Aunt Helen passed away that night. Recently, I dreamed my neighbor died, two days later an ambulance was outside their house. Luckily, he was okay. Last night I dreamed someone in our ward got married...hee hee hee, perhaps that is her dream, too!

6) This fall I will have been in Girl Scout for 20 years. I've been in 4 councils, 9 troops, co-lead 3 troops, and have had 3 of my own. I've earned my Gold Award (equivalent to Eagle Scout). Through scouting I've climbed Mt. St. Helens, backpacked Europe, had week long bike trips, become a proficient camper, gained self-esteem, and learned valuable leadership skills. (If you can't tell, I LOVE GS!!) For Christmas, my hubby and my mom bought me the lifetime membership.

So this turned into a rambling session. I Tag no one because most people have already done this, or have already been tagged.

Good Parking Karma???

Hello All!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! My mom was here, so naturally I had a blast. While we were out shopping, she said she had good parking karma meaning that she always gets really good parking spots. I do too, but it usually takes either patience, stalking or crazy hand gestures. Anyway, every time I was with her we always found a good spot right up front!! So I thought what good karma do I have?
1) Good Clumsy Karma: I'm really good about being clumsy. Dropping things, tripping, water splashing in unwanted places, fumbling pens, banging head, smashing fingers, cuts, bruises, scraps, and broken nails all in honor of my good clumsy karma.
2) Ignoring Cries Karma: I'm a master, just ask my hubby!
3) Open-Mouth-Insert-Foot Karma: Why is it that I always find a way to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. It's actually a little embarrassing at times. Its maybe a karma I could do without...
4) Finding Karma: I can find lost things, as long as it isn't something I lost.
5) Recuperating Karma: I recuperate fast. My body and feelings are never hurt too long, if at all.
6) No Athletic Ability Karma AKA Good Cheer leading Karma: Those who don't play, Cheer!! (Or those, like me, who have no athletic ability find that cheering is a less embarrassing way to participate in sports)

That's all the Karma I could think of for now! What is your Karma?
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