Friday, June 25, 2010

Holy June already??

Well once again it's June and it's almost over. Crazy!! We've had a busy week here and with the full moon right around the corner - it's been an interesting one to say the least. This week Wednesday was a not so good day. Found toothpaste smeared all over the counter in the kid's bathroom. I didn't want to know who did it, but asked that the person who did it to please clean it up. With the blaming and he did it she did it.. everyone got sent to their room.. After 30 minutes Pete finally admitted to doing it and he cleaned it up. That's all I was asking...

Went upstairs to start some laundry and found another mess! Someone had taken my razor and shaved off my deodorant and it was everywhere. White little pieces all over. Once again I said who ever did it - please clean it up. They need to be responsible for their messes.. Right? Well this time it only took 45 minutes for Ella to admit fault. After she cleaned it up I apologizes to Joe and gave him 2 gumballs for not getting into trouble. But the others were so lucky to get Tabasco on their tongue for the lies. I didn't even ask to know who did it, but they insisted it wasn't them and were very quick to blame a sibling. Maybe they will learn? Someday? I'm sure if we don't get a handle on the lies now - they will be pros by the time they are teenagers and LORD help me then! It's hard when they are the same age and hitting the same stages at the same time! Whoa is me..

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 2010


It's been a quite weekend here - we haven't had that in a long time! Bob was busy cutting more trails through the woods with the kids. They are so excited to be out and about with Dad. They have cut trees down and raked out 3 different trails. They love riding their bikes through them to their "houses". They've been working pretty hard to make houses out of sticks and logs and even paint signs to go in front of their trails. My kids have some great imaginations and it gets them outside. It will be fun for them to play in the woods when it's so hot out in the sun. Now I wish I was more of the nature queen to go and join them! We might have to clear a bigger spot out and put a picnic table out there so we can have lunches out there too? It's an idea?

Last night I went to see my Godson Shawn at his Junior prom Grand March. His date & girlfriend was Megan Sanders. He is such a nice looking young man and has grown up way too fast! He was born the year I graduated high school. YIKES I am not that old!

We are also at the busy season of dentist appointments. Tomorrow is Pete's appointment. Joe was first 2 weeks ago - he was just excited to have an afternoon with Mom and not have to share me. And was disappointed when all they had to offer was "Car" toothbrushes. The hygentist laughed and said he wasn't the only kid to request spiderman. Ella was last week - her appointment didn't go so well. She was over tired from being with Dad all weekend -Mom was at a scrapbook retreat - that she wasn't as cooperative as normal. She had bad gag refluxes and wasn't even able to do her x-rays. Maybe next time? And then was super excited when she got her refill of floss. The girl is addicted.. Can you floss too much? Pete's appointment is tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.

We also had the "Week of the young Child" last week. The kids were interviewed by their substitute teacher and put on the radio. Ella was first of the three - She was asked if she could go on a trip anywhere where would she go - her answer" Walmart". SAD!!! And then she said when she grew up she wanted to be a teacher and her favorite food was Noodles. Pete was next and when asked what his favorite food was he said Brocolli with cheese - who knew? But I think my favorite was when the teacher asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up he said " Traveling around the world as a train engineer".. And he has the motivation and mind to do it! Joe was cute and talked really fast but at then end the teacher asked him what his favorite thing to do was to play outside. and then paused. and said " of the kennel".. Well to all of you know us - we have a huge kennel for the dog and their sandbox and swing set are inside. Some times we play outside Inside the kennel so I know where they are and don't have to have constant supervision. He expects the world I tell you! he also said that he wanted to be an engineer and his favorite food was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They were all very cute and a lot braver than what I expected!

This past week we also had some interesting "overheard" conversations.. Pete "Joe you better not play in the water or Mom will make you stand in the corner". Joe's response " Only if she catches me!".. I gave him a few minutes to clean up - and his choice was to keep playing so yup - he had to stand in the corner. Then there was the conversation I overheard on the monitor. Still don't know what they were doing, but it was. "We better not do that - we'll get into trouble".. Ella's response was "I won't tell if you don't tell". They are getting smarter to warn each other, but also getting a lot smarter that they are plotting against me!

Today - Sunday - we went into Grandma and Grandpa's house for a late lunch. We are all tired from a busy weekend of playing outside so we are riding out the crabbiness for an early bedtime! Funny how kids can get so worn out and they very much need their sleep!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scrapbook Retreat

This past weekend I was so fortunate to attend a Scrapbook Retreat! This bi-annual trip wasn't as successful as past, but I had fun and that's all that counts! We have already made plans to return to the same place in October - Is it really 6 months away? I did get some accomplished, but WON'T bore anyone with all of the layouts. These are some of my favorites to work on.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Two Wheels Only!

We are now BIG kids! We have all 3 successfully learned to start and stop on our own without training wheels on our bicycles! Dad was very patient and excited that we caught on so quickly! Great Job Kiddos! We are very proud!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 2010 - Bordum??

Well It's been quite a roller-coaster around here lately. Today I over heard Ella tell Pete " Don't worry - tomorrow is Friday and Dad will be home, then we can have some fun". Boy I feel the love!

We are really excited to have a new year here as December was a very busy month with 2 family parties, cookie decorating at Grandma Dietzmann's house, Christmas eve here and Christmas Day in the cities. Christmas eve was a crazy snowy mess! We had to alter all our plans as the snow was threatening us all getting snowed in together. Which could have been fun, but crazy would have been a little more like it! Christmas Day we were snowed in until about 3 in the afternoon. In which we hurried and packed our bags and got on the road for a slow drive to St Paul. Some of the festivities were held for our arrival. We had the pleasure of leaving the kids with grandma and Grandpa and coming back for a couple nights by ourselves. Much needed! We attended the "after Christmas" party at the newly purchased Ogdahl house in Starbuck. We had a fun hour long drive over - the drive should take about 25-30. But we were welcomed with screams and hollers as they realized that we drove all the way over for the party in our Mini-van. Others with big heavy duty 4 wheel drive trucks cancelled due to "bad weather". Ha Ha! We enjoyed the nice 18 day vacation that Dad had, but we are all happy to be back to our normal schedules again.

We had fun trying to build our first snowman this winter with the first snowfall. Not a very good one... snow wasn't sticky enough and didn't have rocks or anything to use for eyes.. We did have a fancy hat from a square plastic bowl and a carrot nose.

I am getting very excited for a whole Saturday of scrapbooking on Jan 16th! Yeah! I do have the opportunity to work here and there during the evening when Bob is working, but drag it out and put it away all the time is not fun. And I have the space to leave it out, but I also have a little girl who is into scrapbooking as well. She LOVES stickers and paper and glue and gel pens.. Maybe she'll some day be able to join me in scraping days?

Bob is always busy doing something as well. Now he is saving his coins for a cement floor for his shop.. Also still has his blue truck torn apart from replacing a head gasket. He's having a lot of fun doing that. Also trying to get an old snowmobile running that he had to buy.. He has high hopes for this weekend so he can pull the kids around in the big sled we bought.

Well I'm now being climbed on so it's time to find a new job to do.. I will try and update so much more in 2010..