27 September 2010

Random Act of Kindness or Jedi Mind Trick?

Friday night we were at Walmart taking advantage of the non-crowded hour to shop for groceries while the oldest kidlet was on a play date with a friend. I was trundling down an aisle when David noticed a balloon stuck on the ceiling. He asked the woman behind us if she could get that balloon for him. I watched her and her teenage daughter try to jump for it (the string was about 12 feet up) to no avail. I told them that it was really unnecessary, that the balloon wasn't his and please don't bother.

That must've sounded like a challenge because the daughter proceeded to get into the cart to try to reach the string and when that was no good, she stood in the child seat of the cart. I nervously looked around for Walmart security and told them to please be careful and that it REALLY was not necessary while imagining her smashing her brains all over the cake mix aisle when she stood on the cart handle!

By then Scott and Aubri were on the other side of this circus and I kept telling him to get her down while her mom was steadying her and she JUST REACHED THE STRING (and didn't take a spill). A small crowd had formed (with no Walmart employees to be found) by the time she dismounted from the cart, sashayed over to David and tied this balloon to his wrist. Wow! All I can say is I hope he doesn't abuse this power he has over women!

25 September 2010

Finding Her Voice

My sweet little almost 2 year old girlie has changed so much in the past 5 months. When she joined our family the only words she said were "Up" and "Bite" and that got her pretty much what she needed. Big Brother was good about speaking for her. These days when he tries, he doesn't get very far because she's talking so much! Some of the more recent sentences that have cracked me up:

"Oatmeal? I wanted a cheeseburger." (In response to big sister telling her that she made oatmeal for dinner)

"I have pockets." (Good observation, baby girl!)

At a restaurant the other night she was waving goodbye to a lady and she said "Goodbye,Cheryl" thinking she was a friend of ours. When Daddy laughed and said "That's not Cheryl. That's funny!" Aubri said "No, it's not."

The other day after we were all discussing David's big birthday party and cakes and gifts, Aubri was singing her ABC's all the way through (3 times!!!) and I told her "Wow! Good Girl!" and went on praising her and David paused and said "Hey it's my birthday!" (as in back to me)

Right now she's singing "Happy Birthday to me!" (APPA BUR-DAY to me)...so cute...she is stoked about turning 2...

21 September 2010

Winfield Camping 2010

Cheesin' for the Camera (As Usual)


What I miss about Winfield:
  • being bunched up together as a family in the camper
  • the live music
  • hanging out with family and friends
  • festival food
What I don't:
  • being bunched up together as a family in the camper
  • porta potties
  • outdoor showers
  • hippie feet
  • sweating
  • the tornado
  • the hospital staff (even though they were super hospitable)
  • festival food
Almost Like Showering Outside

We followed a pretty nasty thunderstorm into town and were told that a tornado touched down 5 miles east of camp right before we got there. Good thing we were running late! There was no power but the temps were nice and cool so getting to sleep was no problem. The next day we hung out around camp most of the day only venturing out to the midway for meals. Emi ended up with a sore throat and fever on Thursday afternoon so we took her to the ER Friday after she wasn't better. The doc said she didn't have strep but he was concerned about her ears so we left with a script for antibiotics. She finally felt better by Saturday afternoon. Might have had something to do with her cousins being there and also her bike calling out to her.

Let's Make Like a Baby and Head OUt

The Little Ones enjoyed playing with their cousins around the camp site and being pulled around the festival and camp sites in their wagon. We enjoyed our fair share of home made ice cream and country breakfasts too. The music was great at our site and neighboring sites as well, and on Stage 5 too. Hopefully next year we will have a bigger camper with a private bathroom and shower...


12 September 2010

Sangria, Sangria (Lake Party 2010)

So we had our annual lake party yesterday a few months later than normal and it was a very nice time...was nice to see old friends and make new ones and let the kids play outside until they were worn out...
I didn't take a lot of pictures this year because I was busier than normal watching out for the Little Ones...they had a blast with grandparents nearby to take them for rides on the Red Rider (red flyer?) on a whim and also lots of goodies to eat and drink and the lake and woods to explore...good times!