Last night Conner informed me that the dogs had knocked over the dog food container and food was all over, and they ate it all. I got the distinct impression that we were now out of dog food. I called Rich and asked him to pick some more up on his way home. This morning, […]
I don’t recall how it came up, but I was in the car with Devin & Conner and I said something about “that Playboy chick” on a nearby car. This is the conversation that ensued: Devin: “Wow Mom, that’s so weird!” Me: “What’s weird?” Devin: “To hear you say ‘chick’ – it’s just weird to […]
Still undecorating the house. Still picking up random bits of wrapping paper and Christmas toys in unlikely places. (Really? Who unwrapped a gift in a bathroom?) Barely uploaded the Christmas photos. Until a real post comes along, please enjoy Conner’s smiling face as he finds the gift the Ribbon Fairy left for him.
You know how when you’re wrapping presents you get all of those odd pieces of wrapping paper or little scraps of ribbon left over? I hate to waste anything and Conner hates to have ribbons and knots keep him from his gift, so I thought of the perfect way to use up my extras and […]
Conner and I were wrapping presents. I take my time and try to make it pretty. He is all thumbs. (And he can use a whole roll of wrapping paper and a mile of tape to wrap a DVD.) I tried to show him how to take ribbon and make a bow. He says thanks […]
Devin & Conner’s Dad, Mike, has colon cancer. Back in June, surgeons tried to remove the tumor but it was too big. After a round of chemo and radiation, the doctors determined that the tumor had shrunk enough that they could go in and remove it. They tried to do so last night. The tumor […]
OK! Got the new camera figured out… I think. To recap the past few weeks, in order: Halloween; Bathroom Remodel at the Cabin (still not finished… Can you say “Pee in the woods”?); Conner’s birthday (bowling & pizza); hosted Bunco for 15; organized team soccer party; threw surprise birthday party for 35 people; hosted Thanksgiving […]
I heard the distant sound of boys fighting. Then I heard a sharp cry of pain, more yelling and fighting. Mom: What’s going on out here!!?? Conner: Devin kicked me! Grant: Yeah! He kicked him inda balls! Mom: (trying not to laugh) Grant! We don’t say things like that! Why did you do that, Dev!? […]
Middle school students are required to choose a reading book and keep it with them for English class. It’s called an SSR book. (I think it stands for Sustained Silent Reading or something like that.) To ensure that they remember to bring the book to class, the English teachers usually recommend that they just leave […]
“Oh oh! Mom!! My bite plate fell in the toilet! What do I do!?” I don’t even want to know how this happened. Thank goodness there is a sanitize cycle on the dishwasher. ew.