Thursday, June 30, 2011

To My Favorite Daughter!

A big Happy 8th Birthday to my favorite daughter!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Back In Time

I've always reluctantly kept up with technology.  Pagers were becoming a thing of the past when I finally purchased one at the age of 17.  I held out on getting a cell phone until 2003, and I only was convinced then because Dana had a job that kept him traveling all over Washington, and I was due in a few months with Kaia.  I didn't give in to the Smart Phone age until a few months ago.  And now, for the first time since 2003, I do not have a cell phone. 

It's not that I willingly gave up my cell phone.  No, I wouldn't do that.  My phone is my watch, my weather forecaster, my link to friends and family, and is currently sitting in a plastic bag full of rice.  Bryce made off with my cell phone, and when I realized he was in the bathroom, I went running.  My phone was on the floor, and I was thrilled.  Phew... Dodged a bullet that time.  Except when I picked it up, I realized, I hadn't.  He dipped my phone into water.  Either the cat's bowl or the foot bath.  Which one doesn't matter, the result is the same, a dead phone that needs the moisture extracting rice to revive it. 

So until it's resurrection 48-72 hours later, I'm unreachable.  And while right now I feel naked, and out of sorts, I may just survive this!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Book of Mo

The joke on the Popsicle stick: Which birds are always sad?  Mo's answer: Vegetarians

The other night Morgan became so upset over dinner he was crying.  I told him I was making burritos.  And he cried because he doesn't like Chinese food.

Morgan has a callous on his foot.  If you ask him about it, he got it in the military.  He told Grammy that Dana and I went on vacation and left him in the military camp, but he told me that we were there too.  Apparently he had a scope, a gun and a chainsaw.  And he got the mark from a stamp in the military.

Morgan also told Grammy that  I cook up some really good octopus eyes, in my octopus eye cooker of course.  We salt them and they are deee-licious. He told us that all militaries eat octopus eyes  and when he was a kid in the military they were his favorite meal.

According to Morgan, a house of horrors is full of hores.  

Morgan told Grammy he bought  his camo hat at the Chinese people's yard sale.  I told Morgan our neighbors weren't Chinese, they are Mexican. And I also told him that we probably should just say our neighbor's yard sale, as it really doesn't matter.

Morgan's favorite food is roasted snail.  And the bestest bug to eat is cooker ants.  And you roast them and make bug pancakes with bug syrup. 

You honestly never know what will come out of his mouth.  Yes, he's one funny kid!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monster Truck Show aka The Day We Spent a Small Fortune to See Our Kids Smile

This weekend we went to the Monster Truck Show.  Dana had been considering taking Morgan, and Grandma Owie offered to pay for their tickets.  In the end, all 6 of us went with friends, and had a great time!  It was definitely worth it!
 Kaia gets a good view of Captain USA's rollover

 Brendon did enjoy it, in spite of the serious face.

We had great seats, as you can see.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Now She has a Story!

Saturday night, Kaia was riding her bike at the end of the driveway when she fell.  The neighbor was over visiting with Dana, and he came into the house to tell me I had better get out there.  I rushed out to see what the damage was, and saw blood.  Lots and lots of it!  Dana had given Kaia a clean shop rag and instructed her to hold it to her chin.  I had her remove it so I could take a look, and we all agreed, she needed stitches.

Kaia was distraught the whole way to the hospital.  She didn't want stitches and wanted to know every little detail about how getting stitches would feel.  We arrived in emergency and were immediately given a room.  The nurse came in and was very nice to Kaia, and explained that she was going to put some medicine on to numb it.  The nurse practitioner came in and explained what she was going to do and had Kaia lay back, and covered her eyes with a towel. 

It was a long process of cleaning the wound and stitching.  There was a fair amount of asphalt in it.  But in the end, Kaia did great.  She has 2 interior stitches, and 7 exterior stitches.  And for Kaia, best of all, she now has huge audiences to retell the story to!  She loved telling everyone at church Sunday morning.  And she was excited to show her class.