Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Tuesday!

And I feel obligated to share with you that I took the trash can to the curb. The very (very) full and heavy trash can. And I fixed the car seat problem. You know, the problem where the seventeen month old baby girl learns to unbuckle the seat by herself. And I can't see if she's remained buckled or not while I'm driving because she is rear facing (5x safer!!) and she thinks it's funny to be naughty. So while I'm driving, I'm imagining her unbuckling and rebuckling her buckles over and over the entire drive to where ever it is we're going. Yeah, that's the car seat problem that I fixed. And now my mom doesn't have a seat in her car for that baby girl.

We played at the park today and sweated our butts off. Then enjoyed visiting my mom. Then came home and bathed the kids and put them to bed. And I had a shower in my upstairs bathroom, instead of the basement! Because Burger put a shower in the bathroom upstairs so I wouldn't have to shower in the scary basement shower any more! Jacob loves the new shower and wants to wash his hair every.single.day. From now until forever. Because that's how amazing upstairs bathroom new showers are. Trust me.

Speaking of Jacob's hair... Yesterday he came to me and asked me to put a handsome in his hair, while handing me one of Emrick's tiny baby hair rubber bands. So I put it in his hair while he explained that they are called 'pretties' when girls wear them but when boys wear them they are 'handsomes.' He has some amazing ideas. He will turn four years old next week and every single damn thing about him amazes me to no end. Today he wanted a handsome in his hair and the other little boys at the park thought it was funny/interesting and he didn't bat an eye. He wears handsomes because he likes them. End of story. I love that!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


This is what I did yesterday! I have more pictures but these ones are my favorite and I wanted to share them! We went fora walk around the lake and I decided to get a few good shots since the scenery was beautiful.
Today the plan is... nothing! Just like we did yesterday. Weekends are super relaxing around here since Burger works a different shift. We really like to take advantage of the weekends and be super lazy and relax. We did get grocery shopping done yesterday. And today I am kind of planning on having Burger hook up a shower in the tub. So we can shower upstairs instead of the gross basement. But I have my doubts that it will actually get done today. The curtains I bought for the kitchen are still in the package on the table. Where they've been for a good week and a half now!
The kids are doing great. Jacob is really excited about his birthday and Emrick is just really excited. Right this second they are eating Cheetos dipped in Trix yogurt. Gross, right?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Starting Thursday...

Emrick was sick on Thursday. Puking and sleeping, sleeping and puking. What a way to spend the day. She is feeling better now, thank goodness. However, she randomly puked again on Saturday night right at bedtime. No one else has caught it and omigosh, I am crossing all my fingers and toes and spraying Lysol all over the place.

Burger's weekends are Friday, Saturday, Sunday now which totally messes me up. We didn't do a whole lot of anything. I somehow talked him into finally painting the back hallway leading the basement. Right where you walk in the back door. We have tons of green paint leftover from the living/dining room area so that what we painted it. It looks so much better but a different color might have been nicer. Next I am going to paint the hallway.

Max gets a haircut tomorrow, hopefully. It was supposed to be Sunday but they never called the vet to get his records so I had to reschedule. They said they will give me a coupon for their mistake. I will keep you updated. And the next dog I get will have short hair. Very short hair.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Did It!

I took the can to the curb! I finally did something right! Maybe now I can blog about something besides my trash on Tuesdays... But don't get your hopes up.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Long Weekends!

The kids waiting for cake at Owen's 3rd birthday party!

Emrick 'driving' the tractor before the parade in Plainfield.

Jacob and his cousin Kiyrah driving the tractor together before the parade.

Emrick on the hayride/float.
Burger's new hours are Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-2am. Really something to get used to. Really. But he has Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off so we get to spend some extra time on the weekend. Which is really nice, but still something to get used to. We have no idea how long these will be his hours.
Friday we just hung out and relaxed all day. Got a lot of our errands done and ate pizza for dinner! Saturday we were really busy. The parade in Plainfield that Burger made us late to. Seriously, his whole family was waiting for us when we finally got there! Then we had Owen's birthday party at the park. On Sunday we were bored and had to think of something to do. So I called my parents and we all went to Backbone State Park. Played at the playground and in the river and hiked some trails with the kids. It ended up being a great day for it! It didn't rain a whole lot but was cloudy and cooler. It was amazing fun. But, I forgot to take my camera. Seriously, I'm not kidding... So we will have to go back again soon (darn!) and try to get the kids to cooperate for some pictures!
Every time I drive my Vibe a love it a little more. I am really happy to have been able to trade the van in! We have take the car to Clear Lake and home twice and to Plainfield and Backbone and home and it has worked wonderfully for these little trips. And the gas mileage is amazing compared to the van! I really love my car and I wish they still made Pontiac. When I'm ready to update I might have to spend the extra $$$ and buy an actual Toyota. :(

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Look What Burger Did Today!


New and updated. I was almost excited to wash dishes tonight. Almost. And I forgot to take the trash out, as usual. Burger did it when he came home from work, as usual!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trash Day, Again...

Today I vow not to forget. Again, I will keep you updated. Coming next is a list of things we spent time doing last Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Enjoy!

-Eating on a boat
-Running around town like chickens with no heads
-Being grumpy and very very late
-My brother's wedding
-Sweating our asses off
-Watching Emrick be cute in a fancy dress
-Sleeping in a hotel
-Swimming in a hotel
-Eating breakfast at Perkins
-Beach in Clear Lake
-Visiting Burger's dad
-Watching Burger's dad put new back tires on my Vibe
-Thanks you Dave!
-Hay ride!!
-Really, thanks Dave!
-Eating birthday cake for Sue's birthday
-Borrowing too many VHS movies from Dave and Sue
-Visiting Megan
-Eating too much pizza and more cake
-Burger and my dad working on Burger's car
-Burger helping the neighbor, Steve, with neighbor stuff

We had a really busy weekend. Most of it was fun, but we were very very busy. And now that I finally have time to breath, Burger is working crazy crazy hours in the middle of the night. For sure this week he will have Friday off but we're not sure what the hours will be next week. They could be completely different! Maybe back on first, but doubtful.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th Of July!

Fourth of July was pretty basic at our house. We went to fireworks last night and slept in this morning and hung out at home most the day. My brother was married last Friday so we had a pretty busy Thursday, Friday, Saturday... Today was relaxing and much needed! The kids wore their festive clothes and we had a mini photo shoot. Burger was snapping the pictures so we only got a couple good ones but that's all we needed!