Saturday, October 25, 2008

Aana's Marathon!!!

Since early September Aana has been training for a Kid's Marathon and today was the big day. We woke up early to get all registered and the race began at nine. She was training with her friend Teagan and they had to run five times a week to prepare. (don't worry...they didn't run a full marathon, though...) They made great time and were still energized at the finish line! It was fun to watch and I think she has her eyes set on future races. All day she has pranced around with her metal like she is a gold medalist for the Olympics...I love it!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Fish Bowl...

So what I failed to mention about one of the Halloween Carnivals last week was that they handed out actual fish at the Fish Pond. My daughters were lucky enough not to get one, but when other upset parents were pawning theirs off...Larry said yes without consulting me and we came home with two goldfish. It was late Saturday night...we don't shop on it ended up in a trifle bowl. For those that dont' own one, it is a nice dessert bowl with a large opening...and it was the closest I could find in my kitchen. I got a little bit of food from a friend and we began our lives with our new pet fish.

The larger one lived two days before we found it floating...and the smaller lived about 5 days. Aana cried about the first one, but surprised me on the second one. We had flushed it when she was asleep and she woke up very dissapointed today. I asked her if she would have rather buried it, and she said, "NO...I wanted to feed it to Mylo" (our cat!) Who would have thought??? Kids are so never know what will come out next!!

Lessons Learned: 1. FISH ARE DIRTY. Even small ones...the water needed changed every day and it was a gross job. 2. My husband is perfectly okay using all of my kitchen utensils and dishes when changing the poopy fish water...(and that really grosses me out!!) 3. Never hand out real fish to other children without first consulting their parents!!! 4. NEVER ASK ME TO PETSIT YOUR FISH! It will not live. 5. Don't flush your dead fish... consult your children first...they might prefer to feed it to a hungry animal.

Monday, October 20, 2008

More costumes...more parties...and it isn't even Halloween yet!

Once again...I apologize for the extreme lack of quality in the blog lately. I have been in a lull. Our days are busy to a point of craziness, but nothing of interest that seems suitable to blog.

One thing we have had ALOT of has been Halloween parties. We have had parties for both of my jobs, the gym, church, and Aana's school carnival. The girls have had a ton of fun already, and we still have almost two weeks left before the actual holiday. Here are a couple of the pictures from the most recent ones.
The girls costumes fit them each very well. Addie was a pirate and spent all of the time at the last two parties pillaging other people's food...and the candy that fell on the floor during the chaos. Aana is the Tooth Fairy, which is perfect, because she has her first loose tooth right and can't wait for it to come out.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Costumes for a Cause!

We had a client appreciation party for Valpak and it was a costume party where we collected cans for the food bank and we played a lot of games with great prizes for the clients. Larry and I have never really been too in to Halloween costumes, but we decided to dress up since I didn't have a choice. Here is what we came up with. I know...they are both a little odd, but they made us laugh. In case you can't tell, Larry was riding an ostrich..and I was the lady from that far side looking for her puppy. Happy early Halloween!!! And go can make fun of us. We had a great night and both got a little laugh out of it!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What happens when you cross Hannah Montana with Tiger Woods?

Well, truthfully I have no idea but here is my little golf obsessed girl heading out to the driving range last night. She just worked out some kinks with her grip so now she is hitting them much better and she is excited! I just can't figure out where she gets her passion for golf. Kids are funny! She'll even watch it on tv...which is mindnumbing to me.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Some More Miscellaneous...

Today we woke up really early and drove to Ephrata, WA (which is where Larry's other office is.) We wanted to spend the day out there just to get away from home. While he was working, the my mom, the girls, and I went up to around a beautiful area and had a picnic...just because we had lunchables in the cooler, and we had plenty of time. (It was better than walking every aisle in Walmart...which we had done earlier to pass time. It is a pretty small town, so there weren't many things open when we got there...and we didn't want to hang out at the office, because I have never enjoyed the sterile smell of a dental office...(ironic, I know!))

On a side note: My inlaws gave me these scarecrow decorations for my birthday...and they are just Addie's height, so lately when we have had music on at home, I have found her couple dancing with the stuffed male scarecrow. I wish the pictures turned out better, but it cracks me up. She puts her hands on "his" shoulders...and swings "him" around. Maybe we have watched a few too many ballroom dancing shows around our house lately.