Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Fun

We decided to take a break from the packing and go get us some candy :)

As I posted about here, we chose a theme of Snow White and the seven dwarfs.

From left to right we have: Sneezy, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful
Happy & Dopey in front and the baby got to be Sleepy.

I forgot the hat for the littlest one but I think most people got the idea. ;)

Now I'm off to find some chocolate...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My crazy life

I feel like my life is in a bit of a whirlwind right now.

For those of you who don't know already...

We're moving to ILLINOIS!

In 3 weeks.

My life these days is consisting of sorting, packing, selling, carting off, giving away and all the other stuff like being mom, laundry, home schooling....Throw in some visiting with friends before we leave and that about sums it up.

We'll find normal again soon enough, right?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Happy Birthday to my 3 year old!!
This guy brings me so much happiness, he makes me laugh and keeps us entertained (and on our toes). He loves to jump, doesn't have much fear (except of dogs), wrestles his big brothers as if he doesn't know there is a size difference, and he likes to talk. Right now I think his favorite word is actually and he's so cute when he says it. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cider time

There are still quite a large amount of apples around here and this fall weather has made it perfect for making cider!! The kids all had the best time and boy did they work hard. They were picking apples, washing them, feeding them into the press, pressing them, and pouring the cider over the cheesecloth to strain it into jugs. I think they all learned a lot. There was the tractor rides, climbing trees....well all of it really was just a blast!

Mmmm, yummy stuff!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Two many to go?

After Tuesday's episode of sickness I was not sure how yesterday was going to go and it was my off island shopping trip day. The kids woke up and no one appeared sick and thankfully the day did go without anyone getting sick. I began to assume that he got sick (it was my 1 year old) because of drinking to much fresh cider. We all know that assuming something just speaks of trouble right? Well, as of this morning I now have a second sick child (5 yr. old). So instead of the kids going to their playdate today and Awana's tonight we'll all be staying put here.

Onto a different topic...

Why oh why do strangers feel the need to be rude?

We were finishing up at Costco yesterday, I was putting kids and groceries into our van. I asked my 7 yr old to return the cart for me. The cart return place (what do you call it?) was directly across from the back of our van. I continued to unload food and he pushed it there. I looked up and he had not paid attention well and stepped in front of a car. The lady stopped in plenty of time and I watched him wave to her and apologize, I made eye contact with her and apologized for him too and she drove away. No big deal. Then this guy drives up rolls his window down and in a very condescending tone says, "You know, you let him go over there and he almost got ran over by a car."

Really? Like, wow I had no idea! Errr!!!

I said, "sorry" and he drove away. Why I said that I'm not sure but I was just flustered. Why did he feel the need to stop? and comment? He was not trying to be helpful, he was just rude and I couldn't shake it off. It bugged me, it still bugs me.

I think part of the reason that it bothered me so much is that it wasn't just an irresponsible kid type mistake. I've returned carts and turned around in front of cars before, so what he did was something I think most people have done on occasion. And I felt like this guy was picking on something that was an innocent mistake.

Okay, I'm done now. :o)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Throwing up stinks

and I don't mean in a "oh man what a bummer" kind of way.

It stinks literally.

I'm praying it's not going to go through the whole household. One is enough.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Josiah - I love him

He's cute and out! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Skillz, he thinks I got 'em

My husband has been thinking about buying a storage type trailer to pull behind our van. He found one yesterday on Craigslist that said he might consider trades. That made us think, well we've got lots of things maybe we could make some sort of deal. So, my hubby turns to me and says,

"You should call him, you're good at that sort of stuff."



He thought of swapping, haggling, bartering and then thought, yeah she's good at that.

I guess I have this skill I didn't know about.

So do tell...what kind of skills do you have that would make people say, "call her she's good at that"???

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Blogging is quiet

Yesterday I was hoping to participate in the 'I see what you're saying' video posting (Gayle made it look so fun!). Unfortunately though I have loud kids :) Each time I attempted a video I would get about 10 seconds into taping and in the background I'd hear "MOOOOMM!"

I can't stand to hear myself talk anyway so maybe it's for the best.

Instead a still picture will have to do.