Friday, November 21, 2008

Quirks

I've been tagged. I normally don't do these things but I'm at a lack of things to blog about lately so why not. Thanks Sarah. Well, here it goes 6 quirky things about me in no particular order.


1. No matter in what context it is said, I always make a silly/weird face when someone says I look good.



2. I really like eye balls. I always play with mine and when I got married I learned the hard lesson that it's not okay to touch other people's. :(



3.I can't ever seem to keep my foot out of my mouth (figuratively not literally). When a thought pops into my head (most of the time I find the thought humorous) I can't help but say it. And about 40% of the time it offends someone or it was not appropriate at that particular moment in time.



4. When I'm around someone who speaks with an accent I start to speak like them without realizing it . Most of the time people think I'm just making fun of them but the truth is that I don't even know I'm doing it.



5. I really dislike having to use the toilet. I think it's a huge waste of my time. Besides it never fails that right as I have got into that spot, (you know the one) where you are just unbelievably comfortable on the couch, I have to pee extremely bad. And I can never find that comfortable spot again. It's seriously inconvenient.



6. When ever I see a living thing (like a plant or bug) I have to name it. All the plants in my house have names and I'm known for saying things like " Aaahh, poor Hector, he was on the way to visit his girl." Right after someone steps on a spider.



So there it is. There's some of my crazy for everyone to see. I think I'm supposed to tag 2 people now. So I tag Crystyne and Carlee, sorry guys. Lets here your quirks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Riverfront Park

I was looking online to see what would be fun to do with the family and came across this Park that is downtown. It has a outdoor ice skating rink, carousel, cable cars that take you around the city, and this cool radio flyer wagon that is ginormous. It was already dark but we decided to check it out. It is a pretty fun park. We had a really great time.



Dad and Allen in the wagon. Its a slide too!

My boys siting on the City Spokane blocs.


Carter, Allen, and Dad getting ready to go down the red wagon slide.

Allen going down the slide.

Allen and me on the blocs.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Windex


I was busy over Halloween and so I didn't get to write about this when it really happened. I thought oh well the time has past so I just won't. But seeing as I'm still dealing with the affects of the event I will tell you all about it. It started Halloween morning we were all rushing around and get things ready for Kevin's parents to visit. We were getting the house cleaned, putting up an extra bed, buying food for the weekend and, doing yard work. Well, as I said it was a little busy and so by the time we got home and were ready to do the yard work it was lunch time and had just started to rain. So, Kevin fed the kids and put them to bed while I started doing some of the work outside. The more I worked the harder it rained but it only took me about 3 hours to get it all done. Especially since once Kevin thought the kids had fallen asleep he came out to help. As soon as we were done and stepped in the door the rain miraculously stopped and out came the bright golden sun. I did a little bit of complaining but was to tired to give it much effort seeing how all morning I was deep cleaning my house and shopping. Well, that's about the time I noticed that Allen was awake. Kevin went in our room (where Allen was sleeping) and says "Oh Allen NO!" So I went in to see what the was matter, Kevin was holding an empty Windex bottle. Strange, I could have sworn that bottle was full when I was using it earlier. That's when my "Oh Allen NO!" flew out. He had taken the whole bottle of Windex and sprayed it on every base board molding around my room, all over the pack and play I had set up in there, and all over the windows (I had just washed) so that it had dripped down the walls and into the carpet. The smell was overpowering and everything was starting to feel a little water logged. Not to mention it was staining things blue. But when as I was cleaning it all up the heater kicks on. I looked at Kevin and said "Do you smell something burning?" Then before he could answer I ran to the heater and turned it off. Kevin took the face plate off and black liquid ran down. Yes, Allen had also sprayed it in the heater. That was like the straw the broke the camels back. It was just a couple of hours till we were supposed to go trick or treating and there was no way I was going to be able to clean up everything, make dinner, get kids in costumes, drive to were we were supposed to go, and be there on time. Or at least so I thought at the time. I could have killed the kid. I had to walk in the other room take some deep breaths and decide what were the most important things to get done. Luckily I made the right choices. We made a quick dinner and sped safely of to do some trick or treating. And everything ended up okay. But still to this day I'm finding different spots in my room were Allen had sprayed it with Windex and we didn't notice. What a crazy kid.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baths

Normally, I put Allen in the bath or shower and help him for about half an hour or so. Then once he is out, all dressed, and everything it's time to start the process over with Carter. So, the other day I had an epiphany, put the boys in the bath together. I know... not rocket science, right? It has been really great. They absolutely love to play together in the water. It's so cute. Well, here are some pictures of the new exciting event that saves me a lot of time.


The boy with matching soap Mohawks.
I just really love Allen's face in this picture. Kevin thinks he looks like my nephew Tyrel.
There are my cute boys!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Grandma's Letter

Allen has been writing letters lately. He is just beginning to put the sound of letters together so that he can read words. So we thought it would be good for him to send and receive letters. That way he would have things to read with vested interest. It also is really great practice for his writing skills. Anyways he received his first return letter today. It was from Grandma Tulett. He went out and got the mail for me and read who they were for. When he saw that one said his name, his excitement could not be contained. He ripped the envelope to sheds and pulled out the letter and picture that she sent. Then we read it together. He was elated it was cute. Thanks Grandma!Allen after he realized that the letter was for him.

Tearing the envelope to pieces. As you can see his is concentrating very hard.
Allen looking at the picture that Grandma sent just before we read the letter.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Baths, Pizza and Race Cars

There hasn't been a ton of happenings lately since we have all been sick for week or so. Although our family always finds fun things to do no matter what. With kids like ours we never lack for laughs. But it seems like this last week there is always someone sleeping. So Carter has to take baths without his tub and Allen can't always play with the toys he wants to. We are all starting to feel better now though so hopefully life will get more exciting. Anyways here are some cute and fun things that have happened this last week.
Allen was taking a long nap and Carter was in need of a bath so in the sink he went. He had a blast. It was very cute.
Allen taking his long nap while Carter was in the sink. My baby has gotten so big all of a sudden. I love my little Allen.
Later in the week we went over to our friends the Borders house to play. This is Mason, Allen says he is his new best friend. It's really nice that he has another little boy to connect with. He has never had one before. Here they have made there own dinners. Yummy pizza.

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This was just really cute to me. When I was little we would do this race car thing in my family. Where someone would lay on the ground and a little kid would get on and go for a race car ride. I have really fond memory's of that. So it was a lot of fun to see my little family doing it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa Meagher

Kevin's parents came to visit this last weekend. Allen was overjoyed to see Grandma and Grandpa Meagher again. He has missed them very much. It was a short visit but we all really loved having them come. As you might guess from the pictures Allen was still very much so on a sugar high. Despite all the sugar both boys were very well behaved though. We all can't wait till we can visit with them again.


Allen and Dad finishing off the last bit of candy while saying goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa Meagher.


The boys and their grandparents. If you can't tell from the picture the boys love to be around them.


Carter has a special relationship with his Grandma. I think they will be close throughout there lives. Carter never really cares or not cares about most people but when he sees his Grandma his face just lights up. As his mother I can't deny how much he loves her.

Halloween

So here it is, Halloween night. We were planning on going to the church to do some "trunk or treating" but, to our surprise no one was there. So off we went to Cheryse's house to trick or treat around there neighborhood. This year was Allen's first time trick or treating door to door. He had a blast. It was so much fun to watch him. Every house that he saw he would say "Let's go to that one! Let's go to that one!" and then bolt off in a dead sprint. Carter could have cared less. He was so tired but didn't cry the whole time. Allen was very polite and thoughtful. He said "trick or treat" every time and when they gave him candy he would say "thank you". And as he was leaving he would say "Have a Happy Halloween!" to each person. It was really cute. Here they are! My boys as we were on our way out to trick or treat.
As we went house to house people would say "Oh, look a firemen." then Allen would inform them "No, I'm not really a fireman I'm just a boy in a costume." It was really funny.

Carter the lobster also carried a little bag to get candy in. Not for himself but for me, of course.

Here is Allen with all his loot. He was so excited.


The boys together eating there candy. Well, Carter is just sucking on the wrappers but is just as happy.


Carter was sucking on this tootsie roll so quietly and happily for so long it got me a little suspicious. When I went over to check on him, I noticed that he had gotten the wrapper off the top. He had been sucking to the candy the whole time. No wonder he was so quiet and happy.

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This is Allen trick or treating. He had said "Have a happy Halloween" so many times he became tongue tied.


When we got home he had nothing left. Dad carried him in from the car and he just flopped on the bed like a dead fish. So I would say it was a pretty good night.

Halloween Party

We went to a Halloween party for the kids. Allen had a great time. We read some Halloween books, made some cool spiders and ghosts, and had a cake walk. Then at the very end the kids trick or treated down one of the halls. Allen called it practice trick or treating. It was a lot of fun.
Allen is sitting and listening to the Halloween stories. Isn't he such a handsome fire man?
Carter my little lobster also listening to the stories.
Allen doing the cake walk.
Allen with his cup cake that he won. I was really not feeling well that day so Kevin made the cup cakes for me. He made them so that they all looked like jack-o-lanterns. Allen picked the one with glasses. He told me that he picked it because it looked like Daddy.