Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crazy Fun

Parker learned to blow up balloons by himself this weekend and has been entertaining himself and Meadow by blowing them up and then letting them go zooming and tooting across the room. They have been laughing so hard about it that it is impossible not to laugh too.

Over the 4th of July we had fun setting off some fireworks in Hickory. I think the kids had the most fun catching fireflies in a mason jar in Grandma and Grandpa's backyard afterward when it was starting to get dark. Something every kid should try! They had so much fun and they are pretty easy to catch. We got about 20 in the jar and then took them inside and turned the light off in the bathroom and watched them light up. Then we let them go. We forgot to bring our camera.

My blog says it has no more room for pictures unless I start paying for it. lol. I am going to have to make a blurb book of remembrance out of 2008 and 2009 and take them off to make room. This will be motivating to get it done. :) Has anyone made one yet? I slurped it up but haven't started re-arranging or editing yet. I think it will be a little bit time consuming so I am waiting until August when things won't be so busy.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The verdict...

is that Eclipse is even better the second time through. lol. Amber had free tickets to go today through her husband's work. It was really good! I think this one is my favorite of the three movies so far. Well done and the acting seemed a bit better and believable. Also Edward is happy this movie. lol.

Also, I didn't re-read the book beforehand this time like I did with the other two movies and that might be a key to not expecting too much.

Greg hasn't seen it yet, so you will have to wait a little longer for his opinion... :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Enquiring Mind

We record "The Little Mermaid" series on the disney channel because our kids enjoy it. Today, there was a commercial for the Jonas Brothers that showed a bunch of girls screaming and waving etc.

Parker: Mom, if the Jonas brothers came to our door would you scream?

Me: Well, if I did scream, it would be because they scared me.

Parker: Laughing

Me: I think only the young girls scream about the Jonas Brothers, not usually the Mommies. :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our Little Velociraptor

Meadow: Mom, I want to be a velociraptor.

Me: ok, let's pretend.

Meadow: No, I want to be a reeeeaaal velociraptor and run really really fast.

Me: Well you are a human, but you can still run really really fast, I've seen you..and it will still be really fun to dress up and pretend.

Meadow: (genuinely starting to cry) I just want to be a real velociraptor.

Me: Well, If you turned into a velociraptor, I might cry and say "Where is my Meadow!" We would miss you too much.

Meadow considering that: Maybe if I wish on a star it will come true and I will be a real velociraptor. Mom, If I turn into a real velociraptor, don't cry ok?

Me: Ok, I'll try.