Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dog Gone It

Sooo, Lincoln is in to digging holes. Everyday, Stan comes home, discovers the mess, grabs the dog and takes him outside and.... Anyway, yesterday the dog did it again so the kids and I were going to scoop it up before daddy came home and gets coo coo crazy. Well, we forgot... And we went out for a late errand and pulled around the corner and saw the mess again.

[Girls] Mom, we forgot to clean up the dirt!
[Mom] It's okay, I already told Daddy on the phone.
[Ainsley] Did he say Gawd Dammit?
[Mom - inhaling, breathy] uuuhhhh!
[Ainsley - looked behind her to see what I was wincing at] What? Then asking again, "Mom, did he say Gawd Dammit?"
[Mom] Ainsley, don't stay that! It's a bad bad bad word!
[Ainsley] But, Daddy says that all the time....????

Let me tell you a story about who is in the dog house now and it is NOT brown and furry!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Fire Triangle and Swim Meet

[Ainsley] "Mommy, I made something for you... here!"
[Mom] What is it?
[Ainsley] "A Fire Triangle!"
[Mom] Oh yeah... What's that?
[Ainsley] "It shoots out fire. And it has bullets in it. And it recharges - you don't have to charge it by yourself and it will make more bullets. It also gives you juice. And it gives you ice cream. And it cleans your room. "

About 5 seconds go by....

[Ainsley] "You can also get more than one drink at a time. It will serve out of the back, side or front. And it's a guessing game and you guess what drink comes out. And if you can't guess you have to play tic tac toe. And it helps you play so good you can beat the best person in the world!"

About 2 seconds of silence....

[Ainsley] "And it serves Coca cola."

[Mom] Ainsley, you don't like Coca cola.
[Ainsley] "It's for you."
[Mom] I don't like Coca cola.
[Ainsley - leaning in, wispering] "It serves a pitcher for daddy on his birthday."

A moment of silence, then...

[Ainsley] "Wait! I have one more detail to put on it... A heart covered in purple. You dial in what you want it to say [while making typing fingers], then it gives you valentines and you can decorate it any way you want."

Alexandra had a great day. In two of her heats, she came in 1st in the free-style and 2nd in the back stroke! Doing well in her heats has really motivated her, as you can imagine... Talking about the year-round swim team... It was the last swim meet of the season and it ended on a fabulous note!! GO KC SHARKS!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Holy Hail

Wow, lots of fun weather. Stan didn't get a concussion by doing any ice dancing or anything. But, check out the size of the piece Alexandra picked up. Def. golf ball size..... Ding city.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Everyone had a great time at Gma and Gdad's. We went on a Boat Ride, Nature Walk, Aquarium Visit and more...

Here is Alexandra. She played in the water 90% of the time so I didn't get many sand pictures of her. The first one here she was mad, waiting for daddy to get out of the water to come and get her so she could go back into the water. :) She also got to feed some seagulls a dead fish. Her face says a thousand words.... :)

Here is sweet Gracie, we wrapped her cast in a plastic bag and taped it a couple of times. It worked out great and she played and played. Here is her sand heart and sand castle.

Buddy. All I got for him is F-U-N-N-Y. He played and and played and fell asleep at every outing b/c he was sooo tired from playing.
Aunt Kelly came and constantly played with the kids. Dominos, tag, whatever was requested. She was so much fun, it was great having her around! The kids *love* her!

We went to the boardwalk and rode rides. Lexiloo and I rode the ferris wheel. Her first time on such an apparatus. She thought she'd try this little one first before the Texas State Fair one. First go around she wanted DOWN! I made her circle 3 more times til she said, STOP THIS THING! Here was the view from the top....
Here is buddy waiting to ride another ride. Gma and Gdad on the ferris wheel having fun!

Happy Summer!