Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March in Review

I ran around and played some sports at a law school vs pharmacy school field day, and my back was hurting the next day. Jackson saw me limping around and said, "Daddy, you poop your pants?"

We were talking about how ladybugs bite sometimes and Sydney jumped in to their defense and said, "No! Ladybugs are our friends! We play with them!"

I think there were a flock of birds that landed on the roof rails of my truck, because the whole thing was covered in bird poop, but there was none on Keresa's car, and none on the ground. So I was washing it, and Sydney came outside to play. She called back to the house, "He's out here Mom! He's washing his poopy truck!"

We found out baby #3 is on the way. Funny how your plans can change from dead set on 'we're done' to 'yeah, let's try for another.' Sydney says if it’s a boy she'll name him Wall-E, and if it’s a girl she'll name her Eva.

We also had our five-year anniversary. We replaced our broken microwave. We got some little stuff for each other. We went out to McDonalds without the kids and had some hot cocoa and held hands for a while.

Sometimes spouses (spousii?) write cutsie notes to each other. I think traditionally they use the wife's eyebrow pencil and write on the mirror. We have done that from time to time. Sometimes I'll remotely connect to Keresa's computer while I'm at school and write some note on her screen. I read in a magazine this newest technique though: use a sharpie to write on toilet paper, then tear it long enough so it could span the bowl. Drop it in the toilet carefully and it will float with both ends touching the sides. Then you have a romantic and sick love note for wifee poo (no pun intended).

remember when

We used to blow so hard on these when we were kids. Just think of other ways the next generation will think to make their lives easier than ours were.

Friday, March 27, 2009

5 Years? No Way!

Yes way! Today is our 5 year anniversary. How can that be? I'm not really sure myself. When I woke up this morning I told McKay, "We've been married longer than we were in high school!" His response was, "Whoa...I've never done anything for 5 years!" I'll often find McKay staring at me and when I ask him what he's doing he says "I hardly even know you!" It's true! I've known many of my friends almost my whole life, I've had my siblings forever, and when I stop to think about it, 5 years is such a short time! McKay and I are learning more about each other every day. I love it when we get into the conversations about our childhoods and I start to see a little bit into the past of this man that I hardly knew when we got married.

McKay always tells me I can't write "cheesy" stuff on our blog...whatever that means. ;-)

McKay, I really do love you. I never thought I could love you more than on that special day we were married, but I've come to love you more with every trial and success we've encountered.

You've learned to be sensitive to my feelings and deal with my weird ways.

You are a HARD worker. You've never complained about doing what it takes to support me and the kids. You always put us first and that means so much to me.

You take the time to do the simple things that make me happy like making dinner, making the bed, throwing my towel in the dryer so it's nice and warm when I get out of the shower ;-)...just to name a few.

You are an amazing Dad. I love how you play with our kids. They love you SO much. Thanks for being there for them...even when life is busy and there's tons to be done. You always find time for our family.

Anyway, I could go on and on, but I know I'm already going to get the "too cheesy" talk. So, there you have it. I love you and look forward to 100 more wonderful years.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Need a challenge?

When you feel like you haven't had a good problem to solve, or a puzzle to finish, just give the kids a slinky for a few minutes. In no time, you'll be exercising your mind again while you fix their slinky.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Funny Stuff!

Not sure why, but I can't stop laughing. I've been singing this stupid song for 3 days!

Hey Christie and Jacee, what do you say we make a slow low movie out of this song? Hahahahahah.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Recipes! Yayers!

Sometimes you make something that was just so good, you can't help but share it so others can also enjoy it!

For the past several days, I have been craving a particular type of sandwhich. Here's how you make one!!

1. Open the can of SPAM (Substitute Parts of Animal Meat) and cut it into little steak-like slices.

2. Fry it with some teryaki sauce.

3. Put it on the bread.

4. Put some pickles on it.

5. Enjoy!!

Good dish for dinner, parties, bridal showers, school lunch, etc.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Break

We got home yesterday from our 5 day trip to Knoxville, TN. McKay took the Ethics portion of the Bar Exam while we were there (the main reason for the trip) and we were able to spend the rest of our time enjoying some time in a real city. We arrived on Thursday evening, and McKay wanted to spend the day on Friday studying for his test that would be on Saturday, so I loaded the kids up and headed out for a day of shopping. The store I find myself missing most is Target, so you can only imagine my joy when the GPS guided me to this glorious sight.

We wandered around Target for 2 hours and I loved every second of it. After that we went into several stores near the Target. Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, Wal-Mart, etc. That's my idea of a fun morning.
We played at three different parks in Knoxville. I sure miss having parks around every corner.

After McKay's test on Saturday we went to a children's discovery history museum. They had Appalachian Pioneer artifacts all the way back from the 1800's. Everything was hands on and we spent a good 2 1/2 hours there.

Here we are sitting in some old school house desks.

They had Pioneer dress-ups. It seems like in all the old photographs of kids they have very serious faces, so I told the kids to be serious. Here's what I got. Haha.

One of the areas in the museum was a life size doll house. Everything was to scale for about a 5 year old. It had 2 levels including miniature stairs, a bedroom, kitchen, living room front door with door bell, and a play room. In this picture the kids are sitting on a miniature couch in the living room.

Here's Jackson getting his hair done in an old fashioned dryer.

The next day we visited the Exotic Petting Zoo in Gatlinburg, TN. We went there last year for Spring Break and loved it.
Jackson and Sydney with the goats.

A close up of what Sydney calls a Seamoose. (Emu)

McKay mimicking one of the warning signs.

Sydney near the Zebra last year....

...and this year.

Our trip was very nice and we're now on the last stretch to Summer Break. We'll be headed back to Vegas in just over a month and a half.
The End.


Sydney LOVES Rock-em-Sock-em. We got the game from my brother the Christmas before she was born, so it's been around for a while. She played it with McKay until Jackson was old enough to be interested. Below is a picture of her "teaching" Jackson how to play when he was just 6 months old.

And finally, 2 years later, Jackson is old enough to play with her...and he's pretty good. ;-)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Not much commentary needed for this one...