Friday, February 27, 2009

The Moth Effect

The other night while the kids and I were sitting at the dinner table, a moth kept flying and landing on our sliding glass door. Ally was loving looking at it, Colin on the other hand liked that he could see it while it was safely outside. Unbeknown to them, the night before, Spencer had caught a moth that was flying around in a box and it was still there when Spencer got home from work. Of course he showed the kids and asked Colin to take the box outside to let the moth go. Colin vehemently refused, but Ally happily said she'd do it. So from that time on until it was time for them to go to bed there was much discussion about moths and whether or not they were in the house and why they would come in. Of course Spencer and I were teasing Colin a little because he obviously did not like the idea of moths in the house. But poor Colin was SO freaked out that he asked us to close his bedroom door (which he NEVER does) all the way, in fear that a moth would come in. So that night Spencer made a surprise sign that he hung up on Colin's door for him.
He was quite happy with it, but told us "Moths can't read". Yet it has stayed on his door since. But Ally said she would want one saying for them to come in. So the next night when she woke up, this is what hung on her door.
She also had library the next day and this is what she came home with, ha ha! We have moth fever in our house!!

You know you wanna!

So you remember that card swap I did about a month ago? Well one of the girls that I met through the swap is doing a card swap of her own, with one of her friends. So I have signed up, do you want to join in on the fun too? If so let me know and I will send you the info that you need to pass on to her. You should TOTALLY do it! You get to meet people, get great ideas and a awesome supply of cards!! Come on, you know you wanna!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

No Circus Boy Here

Just had to share this.

Colin just asked me: "Do people who join the circus ever get to see their family?"
I say: "I don't know."
He replies with: "I'm not joining, just in case."

Nice to know he loves his family enough not to go join the circus! :o)

Max the Photographer

Yesterday Colin started yelling that Max had gotten a hold of my camera and was taking pictures. Here's what I found on it once he gave the camera back to me.

Snow Day!

For the first time in our new house, today is a snow day, no school! Hopefully the kids will get to enjoy it this time, although it doesn't look like there is much out there. Regardless, we all get to hang out today so that is fun in and of itself! Hope you all have a good one!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Do you Sea what I Sea?

Before my mom started in on her journey of stem sell transplant, heavy chemo and living in Seattle on Monday, she wanted to go with the kids someplace fun. Since Seattle Cancer Care Alliance gives free passes to the Seattle Aquarium for their patients we thought it was perfect. So Tuesday we headed down with the kids and my niece and nephew for some sea life fun. It actually went pretty well, with only one tantrum by Ally, that of course I had to take a picture of so she could see how ridiculous she was being. Then she kept yelling "Delete it, delete it!" No way, gotta capture the moments, the good, the bad and the noisy!
**Prepare for lots of pics**

It was Octopus week!

Colin was a bit leary of touching the sea stars, but he came around!

Ally will touch any creature, go figure, because usually she is the cautious one.

Max did pretty good in the stroller to start with.

Don't they all look so cute?

Max is pointing at something interesting above him...... FISH on the ceiling!!!

The Otters are always my FAVORITE!! I could have stayed there all day!

The Tantrum :o)

When Hunter wasn't teasing the kids he was so nice and gave piggy back rides.

I love this pic!

Such a cute boy and happy to be out of the stroller!

Valentine's Preparation

I got a little overzealous with ideas for Valentine's treats, so Melain came over and helped me with my many ideas! Yum and fun!