Friday, November 21, 2008

Activities Chairperson? Me??

Calling number 2 - Branch Activities Chair. It seems that dressing up and being one of two who decorated my trunk for Halloween, and helping Caitlyn go all out with her cooking display has somehow landed me in this new calling. Now I get to plan the branch Christmas party which is in 2 1/2 weeks. Ideas??? Anyone???? It will be a morning event. Will I ever learn to say NO??????? Probably not.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The end of a loooooong week!

If I ever volunteer to host two events for a bunch of women in the same week again, just shoot me. I hosted a game night for the squadron, complet with dinner for 13 ladies on Thursday, and turned around and hosted a baby shower for a friend in the squadron on Sat. morning, complete with brunch and the rest of the hoopla. I am not very good at asking for help (except from Caitlyn, who was ready to run away till it was all over by the end). Both went very well, by the way.
On the plus side, my house has been clean all week (the kids were scared for their lives to get anything out). Casey - bless his heart - made a comment on Friday night that became a great conversation piece at the shower. He said "It's so nice to go into the weekend with the house clean!" My female overworked brain is screaming - "what's that supposed to mean? Are you implying that it is usually a pig sty? and so on" and I'm relatively sure he was sincerely trying to give me a compliment on how nice the house looked. Since I needed him to keep the kids out of my hair Saturday I kept quiet in the interest of harmony. We're such great communicators! To his credit, the house almost always needs attention, somewhere!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Ali takes a bath

The other day, I was gettig the bathtub ready to give the kids a bath. I had put the water in and the phone rang or something so I left to get it. Then Ethan yells, "MOM, Ali got in the tu-ub" in his tattle tale voice. Here's what I found when I returned - I swear, this all happened in about a minute.

To make matters even more interesting - She REALLY needed her diaper changed. She has been in the habit, lately, of sticking her hand in her diaper to "show" us when she's ready to be changed - I know - gross - and she did that in the tub while wearing a 15 pound wet and poopy diaper. Well, now I have a soaking wet, poop filled diaper, floaties, in her clothes, in the tub wearing Ethan's backpack full of his toys, and his hat, and Casey's running the opposite direction as fast as he can go.

Needless to say - bathtime was a long process! We'll let you use the other bathroom if you come visit!

Dental report!

The kids and I all had our first dental visits in over a year (Ali's first ever) and I was a little nervous about what the results might be having gone that long! Overseas, they only allow once a year visits. It was not too bad!

Ethan went first, and I swear that kid did everything perfectly! I was so proud of my little man. He just got a reminder to brush twice a day (which he is adamant about doing now) and otherwise clean bill of health. The pediatric dentist was so good with both kids - and bonus - he knew where Safford, AZ was!!!!

Alisea was not happy about being tortured by the toothbrush. She's still anxious anytime she's held in place for anything - who can blame her after the reflux stuff she had to do? Anyway, we got her teeth clean and she got a new purple polka dot toothbrush - so she left happy. She loves to wander around the house sucking on it.

Two days later, Caitlyn and I had our visits. I am happy to report NO CAVITIES!!!!! I do have to have a preventive little filling where there is a pretty deep groove in one of my teeth, but no biggie. Caitlyn was cavity free too, but unfortunatly - the x-ray showed that all of her wisdom teeth are already formed and growing in sideways! BAD STUFF. I waw the x-ray and couldn't believe it! Needless to say, she'll be going in for a panoramic x-ray to evaluate how far along they are and a dental surgeon will look at it to determine how soon to cut them out. Yuck!

Here's a picture of my little man - he's the only one I got a shot of.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Help! Blog addresses needed

I was trying to be fancy and accidentaly deleted my blogger buddy list so I have lost almost all of the addresses for your blogs. Please, if you have one and you read this, would you post it for me?????? I'm so sad because I love reading all of your blogs. I'll have to learn to be more careful!

More Halloween pictures


Our Little Spanish Dancer

Caitlyn's "other" costume

Caitlyn and Ali in their dresses from Spain

Ethan and Ali are off to trick-or-treat
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Halloween Pics - finally

Okay, so I'm a little slow

Ali loved this stray chihuahua!

My futile attempt to get a picture of all three kids at the same time

Handing out candy after making the rounds

Is this what having a teenager will be like? Missing in Action? We're at the fall festival pumpkin patch
So I'm a little slow!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tim is my hero!

I just have to say thank you AGAIN to my brother-in-law, Tim for fixing my internet problem. Casey's laptop has not connected to the internet in months - and I'd tried every thing imaginable (well, obviously not everything, since there was one thing that worked) to fix it. My BIL is a computer genious, seriously, but I know he gets called on all the time to fix people's stuff, and I was determined I would not need to bother him. Well, after months of futile attempts, and most recently losing all of my internet time to Casey - I broke down and called him. He was fixing my computer from Mesa - so cool. Anyway - it took all of maybe 15 minutes tops to figure out the problem and get it fixed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It's very handy to have smart relatives!

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