Sunday, December 27, 2009

Under Construction

While we were having Hannah's party the sheetrock guy was hanging sheetrock. He spent three days at our house and when he was finished the work he did was better than the builder of our house. Sarah spent the weekend playing photographer, Zander spent the whole weekend watching the work, Tanner and Brendan spent the whole weekend hiding from clean up duties so I got to spend the whole weekend reading.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Hannah

Okay, so like a month ago we celebrated Hannah's 10th birthday but I'm a slacker and I'm just now getting around to blogging it. KK was in the middle of a move so we had her party at my house. The kids decided they didn't want to go home so it turned into a sleepover. It was a cousin only birthday so we only had 12 kids. I know what your thinking, HOLY COW 12 kids, but that's good for us and Sarah's sleepover last year had 28 girls and only 6 were cousins.

It was a twilight party and the kids all wanted to watch the movie. My kids and one of my nieces don't ever get to watch violent movies and the bedrooms scenes where a bit much for such a young group so I edited the movie and took out everything I didn't want them to see, which was almost half the movie, but none of the other kids complained so it worked out fine.


All of my blog posts are gonna be out of order for the next few days so just bear with me and be happy your not still looking at Halloween. On December 15th our dog had puppies. I myself have never delivered puppies that has always been Oscars job. I have to say it was the most disgusting thing ever. Just the smell of her water breaking made me vomit and she had 11 puppies so her water broke 11 times. After that I was done. I had to call my sister and her best friend for help. They didn't mind at all and thought it was funny that every time I tried to clean up the birthing mess I had to throw up again. I should have made KK clean up after the dog since she was the one who let the dog get out in the first place but she was busy delivering the puppies and I couldn't stand leaving the mess for later. It has been 11 days and i still think my house smell like puppy afterbirth. I finally caved and gave them a bath today which has improved the smell a little. I know it's a little early but lets face it there was no way I was gonna wait 4 weeks with dirty puppies in my house. KK and Sandra named them as they delivered them. They all had vampire names in the beginning but the kids have renamed some of them with werewolf names. There is one that Zander is particularly fond of and he renamed it Sharla hoping that I wouldn't give her away.

Sleepover Rules

Every weekend we have cousin sleepovers at our house. This weekend Sarah decided she should go stay the night with one of her cousins instead of her cousins coming to her house. I don't usually let her have sleepovers on Saturday because we have church on Sunday but this time she had a plan. Before asking me she called my sister to make sure it was okay. Then she and Hannah called each other to discuss the details. After that she sat down and wrote a set of sleep over rules before coming down to ask permission. She came up with these all by herself so I hope this isn't the way she acts at other peoples house to make her think she needs rules for sleepover behavior.
  1. be nice
  2. be kind
  3. don't say bad words
  4. no junk food
  5. no cartoon network
  6. no nickalodien
  7. watch my manners(something I tell her a lot lately)
  8. no playing in the MUD(a standing rule for her no matter where she is or what she's doing)
  9. no shoving
  10. no biting
  11. no punching
  12. no smacking
  13. no snacking
  14. no chocking(choking)
  15. no farting or burping in peoples faces(she has a cousin that does this)
  16. no throwing your food across the room
  17. eat all your food
  18. go to bed at 8:00pm
  19. don't stay up past 8:00pm
  20. no midnight snacking
  21. brush your teeth

She did get to go after explaining her plans and insisting that all the kids would fallow the rule so they wouldn't drive KK crazy.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tanners artwork

At the fine arts academy they have what they call the art wall and each week they choose one piece of artwork from each grade to hang on the art wall. Tanner has been chosen twice. Then two weeks ago an artist came in and judged the paintings for his school and one of his paintings was chosen to be displayed at the wsisd winter festival. He was quite thrilled.

Matt's Kids

Almost every other weekend my Matt's kids come stay with us for his visitation weekend. The last time they were here Sierra asked if I could make a blog for her daddy with pictures of his kids like I do for my kids and their daddy.It was so pitiful and I didn't have the heart to tell her that her daddy doesn't have internet access on the base where he's at. Here's her slide show and I will be sending a dvd copy to him in a care package.

Letters from Sarah

Dear Moma,
Sarah and Zander & Tanner & Brendan are very, very, very, very sorry for our bad behaveyour and we are cleaning our rooms.

Now Sarah and Zander are done. We have to wait on Tanner.

Sarah and Zander are going to help Tanner clean his room now.

Brendan is done with his room now and he cleaned the downstairs bathroom. I am also done with my room and the hall bathroom. We only have a little left to put away now.

Now every one is done with their rooms and bathrooms

Love, Sarah, Zander, Tanner, Brendan