Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Things that made me smile, then cry

If you know Avery, you'll love this....

Mom: Avery, did you take my lip gloss?
Avery: No.
Mom: Avery if did just tell me and you won't be in trouble. If you lie and I find it in your room tommorrow you're going to be in big trouble.
Avery: Fine. I took it.
Mom: (throwing arms in the air) How am I going to get you to stop lying. Do I need to take you to a special doctor?
Avery: They'll never be able to figure that out!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Scrap"book" Club, Baby Style

About a year and a half ago I, along with some friends started a scrap"book" club. The club revolved around our our favorite hobbies: reading, scrapbooking, eating and hanging out with good friends. We picked a book, read it during the month, then met together and whilst scrapbooking, discussed the book. I would highly recommend to anyone to start one themselves (and invite me!)

So, we decided to throw one of our members a baby shower. Tabby is my sister in law, but also one of my best friends. I chose a book. It is called "Oh David" it's a diaper David book series. It went perfectly with our diaper theme. My other friend Naoni put together this cute diaper cake. It's full of stuff to "Pamper" the new mom (Pamper's is Tabbi's fav diaper).
For the scrapbooking part of the evening I had all the girls make a layout for Tabby and include a note to either her or the baby. My sister in laws were kind enough to make some pre-made layouts and they were a big hit. Thanks Miki and Jenny!
Here is the eating portion of the evening. What would a bunch of women want to eat into the wee hours of the morning? Chocolate dipped everything! Here we are dipping into chocolate fondue.
Here's me and Tabby, she thinks she looks huge and chubby, but she's is so tiny with just this not so little bump. She's in pre-term labor and should probably have been laying in bed. But we kept her off her feet and kept her mind off her contractions.

The night was a blast. It was so fun to enjoy another scrap"book" night.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Air Travel Freak out!

Ok, I saw this on Youtube and couldn't help than to pass it along. As I work in the airline buisness I know first hand that these wack-o's are out there. I've had them all.

- A women, after being denied boarding because she was so drunk, called me and wanted to file sexual harrassment. I found out that she actually laid down in front of the door to the plane and started screaming "the plane is going to crash! Don't get on, it's going to crash! We're going to die!"

- A man called in claiming he was going to file a million dollar discrimination suit because he was white. Turns out he started screaming profanities at the ticket agent because he had to wait in line and didn't feel he should have to.

- A women sat on the phone and cried hysterical for 25 minutes because her aunt passed away and I couldn't let her fly for free.

This is my all time favorite. It has the same theme as a hand full of calls that I've had the unfortunate privelage to answer. I'll give the details of the one I recieved last night

- A man calls to book a flight. First clue, before answering each of my questions he gives a quiet little grunt. Second clue, his name is Lenny. Third clue, he's flying with a girl that's not his wife. Fourth clue, Half way through the booking he tells me, "You have a very nice voice. Has anyone ever told you that before?" I answer a flat "NO." And to seal the deal, I ask for his credit card number and he says hold on while I grab it. Then in a quiet, shaky, creepy voice he says, "thaaaaaaank yooooou" and hangs up.

I've heard of massages with a happy ending, but I'm pretty sure that is one fee the airline has not started charging.

These crazy people are why I go to work everyday. I just hope that I never have to get on a plane with one of them. Enjoy the visual to these nut bags.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Master of the Potty

My big boy has mastered the potty!
He has past the big tests:
- 40 minute car ride
- Costco shopping trip
- entire church meeting
- and 2 hour naps

I could not be more thrilled for him, and me. No more diapers, pullups, wipes, stinky garbages.

As is customary for us, as a bribe/incentive we let the child being potty trained pick a destination for their potty trip. All 3 of the other children picked Disneyland. Carson, on the other hand, has picked a Dodger game. So, now dad has the choice to take him to Arizona for a spring training game or try to keep him waiting for the season to start. But, rest asured, Jetblue is the official airline for the Dodgers, so I'm sure we'll work something out.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

diswasher clarification

I was wondering how long it would take someone to ask why the dishwasher was open if it's broken. The answer is two fold:

#1- It won't turn off(but won't actually run a full cycle either). So, I flip the breaker usually, but it's the same breaker as the disposal. While doing the dishes I need the disposal, so if I open it, the dishwasher doesn't sit and run.
#2- An empty dishwasher is the best drying wrack in town. It fits way more than your standard counter wrack. Plus, people expect there to be dishes in the dishwasher instead of all over the counter. And as my neighbors can attest to, my counter wrack was used as toy in the garden last summer. So, I was in need of one.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dish washers still broke

So, my dishwashers still broke. The man of the house was unable to fix it and I'm either just that cheap or just that broke, that I can't bring myself to get it repaired. So, I'm still doing dishes by hand.

Today, I was in the middle of the task, with the 2 little ones drying the plastic dishes, when the phone rang. I stepped away from the sink, only to return to this.

Yes, those are plastic sea animals swimming in my dish water.

Notice the seal taking a dip in the suds. What the pictures don't convey is the 2 gallons of of water all over the floor and the fact that I could wring out both of their shirts.

And of course, instead of yelling, I pull out a camera! What am I teaching these kids?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Must Read

Every person, every where needs to read this book. It is a heart wrenching account of a man, a family, a school, and of a community whom have all been lucky enough to have their lives touched by an extrodianry girl Shellie, who was born with Downe Syndrome. Though she went through many trials and hardships starting from birth, she always had an optimistic outlook on life.

This book had me smiling and crying at the same time. It is written by Shellie's dad and was full of emotion only a father could protrait.

I knew Shellie from Jr High and High school and remember her smile. The things I learned by being given the chance to share a school with her will last a life time.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Things that made me smile

Yesterday, my little boy Carson had to go to the dentist to have some fillings done. Because of his age, they had to sedate him. That meant no food or drink after midnight. The appointment was for 8:50, so I didn't think it would be that big of a deal. That's what I thought.

First thing out of his mouth when I woke him up was, "My tummy making growling noises. I'm hungry and thirsty!" It was downhill from there. I was able to pin him down and get him dressed and teeth brushed in between full on tantrum that he was starving.

It was finally time to leave and he was again laying on the kitchen floor screaming, "I'm not going to the stupid dentist. I want cereal." I pulled the age old mom trick, "OK well I'm leaving and you'll be here all by yourself," and I walked in the garage leaving the door open behind me for him to follow. When I heard the door shut I smuggly smiled to myself, "works everytime," I thought. But when I turned around I couldn't find him. I looked in the front yard, no Carson. I went to the garage door to see if he was inside. Yep, he was. And he locked the door.

It took 5 minutes to coax him into unlocking the door. He kept yelling, "I'm not going to the stupid dentist!"

Monday, February 2, 2009

What do you do when the dishwasher breaks?

No that's not the start of a sexist joke.

Just when I have a system that seems to be keeping my kitchen in working order, the dishwasher breaks. It happened on Saturday morning. Did you know that apliance service centers are not open on the weekends? Are you kidding me? So here it is Monday and still no dishwasher. I would set the kids to doing them by hand, but I'm afraid that I wouldn't have any left once they were done.