Sunday, July 29, 2012

One of the Mysteries of Life...

is the germ world. You can't see em, you can't know exactly where they are. We will never know how it got started or how it spread, but the stomach bug got us.
(Ron is just one day behind me. I started having trouble early Saturday morning and he started having trouble this morning.)
Sometimes we may not feel quite right and we are not sure if we are really sick or not. No doubt here... you know you are really sick when... you vomit in the wastebasket while sitting on the toilet. You wear your sweat pants, tee shirt, socks, and sweater to bed and still cover up with all of the blankets. Even after mostly staying in bed for 36 hours you go back to bed because you can only stand up long enough to make it to the bathroom. Your stomach rebels against plain rice.
All I know is I hope I have enough energy tomorrow to disinfect this place :) Although, I guess it is alittle late for that. hehe

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Deja Vu

We went to church this morning, then I had my nap- now I'm ready to go again. It seems like deja vu- clean up the house, and get ready for a class here tonight. Then tonight and tomorrow- wash towels, wash sheets, clean bathrooms, sort out toys and dishes, clean out the refrig. Mike, Carrie, and the boys will be in Cancun until Thursday. Annie and her boys are coming back this week. So...changing of the guests again :) Yesterday mom and I went to work. Ron took Nicholas and Ryan to the children's museum. Mike and Carrie went shopping. Then we all met for dinner at Red Lobster (one of Nicholas' favorite places to eat crab legs) We have had an exciting three weeks. One more, fun filled week to go and then we will get back to "boring". hehe

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bday X 4

Since Mike, Carrie, and the boys were in Angola for almost a year- we missed four birthdays. One for Carrie, one for Ryan, one for Nicholas, and one for Mike. Last night we had a little birthday celebration for all four of them, plus one Christmas gift thrown in, too. Yesterday, I had the kitchen all to myself to make cute little cupcakes, chinese cabbage salad, and mini pizzas.






Also... Papa has this really strange car where the top folds up!!
The boys thought that was amazing and really, really funny.





Friday, July 20, 2012

A Family Plan




Good luck with that. hehe
Great plan though!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Changing of the Guard...

oh wait... I mean "Changing of the Guests".
We had a full house over the weekend. Annie and her boys were still here, Alex came (from Corpus Christie- where he is working), Sam, Audrey, and Eli came from Dallas, and Mike, Carrie, and their boys arrived from Angola on Friday. One of our weekend activities was a birthday party for Weston. He turned "2" on Friday. (Annie made the fancy CAR cake and cupcakes) Annie and her boys went to Dallas yesterday afternoon. Alex went back to Corpus Christie. Sam and Audrey went home, just a few hours before Annie. Too bad Audrey and Eli went home sick :(

So 'maid service' showed up bright and early this morning to scrub bathrooms, wash towels and sheets, and vacuum. (Now, Mike, Carrie, Nicholas, and Ryan are staying with us).








Now, we have two new boys to play with our toys :)


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Astros Game

I have absolutely no clue as to what happened at the game- I 'think' the Astros lost. hehe
But another title for this post might be... "How to keep a 2 year old busy for 3 hours".
All I know is, we had three hours of popcorn, chips, water, pop, peanuts, crackers, fruit snacks, suckers, and sno cones- followed by fireworks. It might be difficult to see the game from the cheap seats (way up high in the stadium), but they were perfect to see the fireworks (way up high in the stadium). In fact that was the closest I've ever been to some really good fireworks :)












I told Ron, that some time he might have to just take 'me' to the game to find out what it's really like to watch the Astros :) 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Phase of Life

We have significant evidence that we have officially entered a new phase of life, because Papa has some new duties now :)
When we would take our kids and go on vacation, Mike and Ron would spend alot of time standing outside of the girls bathroom waiting for all of "us girls" to get done. Now one of his new duties is to take four of the grandsons to the men's bathroom!
 (Annie, mom, and I can go to the bathroom by ourselves :)


Ron also gets roller coaster duty.



Get Weston out of a perdicament duty.




Dodge ball duty. (my ball pit is no longer a quiet toddler game- it has now turned into dodge-ball-throw-at-everything-on-the-porch game- so we just shut the door with all of the boys out there- including Ron)


Ron also got wading-pool-monitor duty yesterday.


My new duty is to try to look cute next to the giant penguin :) 

Monday, July 2, 2012