Monday, October 27, 2008


Is this how picture taking goes for everyone with small children or is it just me?

An airplane flew by and the picture actually turned out cute.

I don't remember having as many problems, in the past as we did this year, trying to take a family fall picture. It kept raining, people wouldn't cooperate, it got dark to early and our camera wasn't working right. Our neighbor came over to take a picture for us one night and our camera kept shutting off. Randy changed the batteries but it still wasn't working. Our neighbor got her camera and got a half way decent picture (better than any others we had tried).

Isaiah came home from school one day rather excited. I was waiting at the door for him and before he was inside he said, "I got to be linebacker today!" "Oh. Did you play football in gym class today?" I asked. He looked at me kind of confused and said, "No, I was the last kid in line. Skylar was the line leader."

I was helping Olivia in the bathroom and she says to me, "Sometimes my poop doesn't want to come out. I have to do this (pushing). I squeeze my whole body to get my food to go down to my butt so it can go in the potty."

I tried a new recipe tonight for supper. None of the kids liked it. Isaiah said, "There's good things in it, but they don't taste good together." "It doesn't seem like a supper food does it?" Randy said. "No", Isaiah said. "It taste like pie or pudding or..." Randy was saying and Isaiah finished for him by saying, "Slop." Randy and I just started laughing.

Micah doesn't call things "big" instead he says "A daddy one". It's pretty cute. He says it about everything: different sized beads on my necklace, four wheelers, pumpkins, trucks...

Last night we carved pumpkins. I should say Randy carved a pumpkin while the kids and I made a potato head pumpkin. They turned out pretty good. My camera still isn't working right. I took some better pictures with my phone but can't figure out how to get them on the computer right now.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Future Stylist

Micah is extremely entertaining. It seems like he's always doing or saying something that makes us laugh. Most of the time, it's not what he says that's funny, but how he says it. He's been using the word "probably" for quite awhile and last week he started saying "actually"(he uses them right!). After watching the Candy Land movie, he was walking around singing "we got to have fun", while clapping his hands. He often says, "Oopsy daisy, Micah's crazy." (from a Toby Mac song) He repeats a lot of things. Randy has him saying, "Hey Moochacho."

I love fall. I could take pictures everyday. My kids suddenly like getting their pictures taken. They tell me, "You should take a picture of us" and "This would be a cute picture."

This is Randy's brother and his kids. Last Saturday we decided to go hiking on a trail near our house. As we were getting out of the van, Jake pulled in. Kind of would have thought we planned to meet there.

Speaking of picture taking, I was planning to bring the kids into Sears this weekend. I would have done it last weekend, but I was waiting for a cut on Micah's face to go away. Olivia may have changed my plans now. Monday, while I was making supper, she comes in the kitchen and says, "I need some scissors to cut some paper in my room." I said, "No. The scissors stay in the kitchen." (her and Isaiah recently gave several Barbies haircuts) "Okay" she said. I thought, "That was easy." I finished up what I was doing and went to find her about 5-10 minutes later. She was in the bathroom with the door locked. Red flag! I heard water running so I thought maybe she was getting her hair a little wet. She had been getting water on her hand from the bath tub and putting it on her head earlier. I unlocked the door and found her sitting on the sink cutting her hair while looking in the mirror. She was using a pair of hair cutting scissors we keep in the bathroom.

I brought her into the salon Tuesday morning.

She's been getting into all kinds of things lately. I discovered she likes to stash things in her closet. The other day I found a little thing of lipstick, batteries for the car alarm thing, ribbon from my closet and little bottle of perfume. I feel like I have two 2 year olds! I told Randy I need surveillance cameras...I can't keep an eye on them every second.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Was Tagged (twice)

Actually, I've been tagged three times, twice for one game. So, technically I think I'm out.

I was tagged by Kristi and Sarah (for this one)

Attached or Single? Attached to Randy for 11+ years!

Cake or Pie? Cake

Day of Choice? Saturdays.

Essential Item? Sad, but the only thing that comes to mind is a 30% coupon to Kohl's

Flavor of Ice Cream? Toasted Almond Fudge

Hometown? Bemidji, MN

Indulgences? Sale racks, hot chocolate and as of late "Lost"

January or July? July.

Kids? Isaiah (nearly 6) Olivia (nearly 4) Micah (2)

Middle Name? Kathleen

Number of Siblings? I'm the youngest of three

Oranges or Apples? Apples (honey crisp)

Phobia or Fear? Being Abducted

Favorite Quote? "Surely I could hold up to a millipede bite."

Reason to Smile? The same three things that drive me kids.

Season? Fall

Unknown Fact About Me? If I told you it wouldn't been unknown anymore

Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals? Neither

Worst Habit? Procrastinating.

Xrays or Ultrasounds? Ultrasounds, because I've only had them when I've been pregnant

Your favorite Food? Taco Pizza

What is your sign? I don't remember and don't feel like looking it up.