Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ahhhh...the peace of mind a clear colon brings!

I'm not gonna lie....I was quite nervous for the colonoscopy yesterday. The past three days were fraught with peril that I have never known....and when I say peril, I really mean hunger! That was the worst part of the ordeal....I was so nutrient deprived when I arrived at the hospital yesterday that I could hardly answer the receptionist when she asked me my birth date! So despite a little loopyness on my part....the whole thing was a picece of cake...oooohhh cake sounds really good! So back to life with is good.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


It's been sometime since I have even a milli-second to myself.....and even less time to blog about it. So its been like, what? 3 weeks? Just goes to show that my time is not my own anymore! It has shifted to less selfish matters, like re-filling the toilet paper cupboard in the bathrooms, patently sitting by Thomas for a good 3 hours while he finished his dinner, mopping the kitchen floor again and again.....and again, making sure that everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there, attempting to answers Sam's "deep thought questions" like ,"how does the refrigerator keep the food cold", "what are animals like on other worlds", "Can we make a volcano mom?", and my personal fav "can I be an inventor AND a scientist when I grow up?". So as anyone can is full...but in the best way possible. So to catch up on the happenings of the past few weeks, here are some photo's for your viewing pleasure!

Rick took the kiddos...yes all 4 of them, on an "adventure" hike last Wednesday. Everyone did great...even little Thomas with his notorious "pig legs" kept up with dad! (Thomas has really short legs...takes after his mother...poor guy!)

Sam herding the dogs around...yes we now have TWO horse dogs! WHAT? you may be asking yourself....I really don't know how it happened. Sometime after James was born...its all a blur really!

Notice the Barren wasteland we like to call HOME! There are a lot of sage brush...and in the spring a few sego lillys, ticks, ants, cow pies...not much to look at...but we like it....most of the time

James Wames ALERT!!! Oh geesh, Rick and I make cute babies!!
Since all of the rest of the kids have an instrument....we decided to make the piano James' instrument of choice. He's already jammin on the baby version every chance he gets....we've just gotta do something about his drooling problem....notice his shirt is completely soaked??
And last, but definately not is Ricks arm turned sideways...because I'm too lazy to go back and rotate the picture! Anyway, this past Monday was allergy testing day! Come to find out, Rick is allergic to EVERYTHING!! (well at least everything that they test for) LUCKY GUY!
Well, that about wraps up my life lately....getting the colon check this next week...that otta be exciting.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mr. Darcy anyone?

I'm writing this for Laura. Her and I share the same obsession....we are addicted to Jane any or movie. About every 6 months or so I have to read a Jane Austen book and watch at least 3 to 4 of the movies. I guess my 6 months are up because I have started my bi-yearly tradition again. The past 2 days I completed the new Emma...totally great (thanks BBC for making such fatastic movies for me to enjoy)!! And I am talking about the 6 hour versions.....oh yea! Springtime + Mr. Darcy + Mr Knightly = Awesomness!

Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8th....where does the time go?

So, I was thinking to myself yesterday, "Self, your 4th child is almost 8 months old! What do you think about that?" and I replied to myself, "Holy crap! How did this happen?" Yes my baby is really growing despite my protests. He also decided it was a good idea to start sucking his thumb at 7 months old...who does that? I mean really James, what are you trying to do to me? Thomas at 4 and 1/2 is still a full-time thumb sucker....I thought I was free and clear with the baby!?! WHATEVER!

So this week was super busy. Clarissa competed in her 3rd violin competition...forgot my camera! She was great! Her accompanist was amazed by her flying fingers! She also made my mother wasn't a bad cry....grandma was just so darn proud. So Clarissa is LOVING her new school, Heritage Foundation School. She started there in December, so she has only been there 3 months, but the difference it totally amazing!! I just want to remember some of the things she has been learning...not to brag...just for documents sake.
1. Greek mythology...she LOVES this...they read the Odyssey together too
2. Helen Keller
3. Multiplication and division, time, money, adding and subtracting in the thousands, many story problems
4. Yoga
5. Art....Vincent Van Gogh
6. Alexander the Great
7. 70 Rules to the English Language
8. Wrote an opera with her class that they are going to perform in April
9. Music class...they actually learn all about the many composers and music theory. She gets to play her violin all the time at school!
10. Studying the Old Testament this year
11. Reading her 2 new favorite books, The Little House in the Big Woods, and Sarah, Plain and Tall.
12. Science Fair...she did an experiment on Why and how Soap Works. Everyone enjoyed her experiment. You take warm whole milk...and a few drops of 4 different colors of food coloring...take a q-tip with dish soap on one it in the milk and watch the colors MOVE! Very cool!
13. Took a field trip to see the last Rocker Booster at Thiokol
14. Roman history & Roman numerals
15. Memorizing the Declaration of Independence

That's all I can think of now. She goes to a little private school down the road from our house. I'm not sure how we are going to pay for it next year...but I will do whatever it takes to keep her there (might be working weekends at the maverick..or something!) Hopefully Sam can go there too. They give out scholarships and they have a little private funding, so maybe it will work out.

No School for Sam today...him and Thomas are conducting various science experiments in the backyard. I better go make sure they don't light the house on fire!

Monday, March 1, 2010

scary blogs

So today, as I casually surfed the blogging world, I forgot to turn off my computer speakers, as to avoid listening to the surprise music that starts unexpectedly when you click on someone else's blog. My kids had turned up the speakers all the way last night, so you can imagine my surprise as I clicked on a blog and....ta-da......some crazy rascal flatts song started screeching through my house!! It jumped started my heart, and aside from a little uncomfortableness from being forced to listen to country music, I am doing fine....thanks for asking. Next time I WILL NOT forget to turn off the speakers....unless you have some better music for my listening pleasure!