mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Saturday, April 28, 2007

smoking at church?

Today on the news there was a report about the new ban on smoking in public places in arizona. Andrew had (of course) many questions and so I explained that the new rule said people could not smoke in stores and stuff. And then has said "not even at church?".

Steve had his adventure race today and I am waiting for him to get back. It is a bunch of running, hiking, biking and kayaking. I am excited to see how it went. As for me I had my own adventure with my kids. Thankfully we are going out with the other team members and their wives tonight so there will be some sanity today, all is not lost.

Friday, April 27, 2007

help wanted


I am looking for a babysitter. The job is everyday from 6:00am to 8:00am. The job requires much patience as Ella will cry the whole time because she is tired from waking up too early. Please send in your resume and I will make a decision by Monday.

I thought I liked the sun but not at 5 in the mornng, go away sun! Maybe if I was a farmer I would appreciate the sun waking me up so I could go out and milk the cows.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I was thinking about naming my next child Sanjaya, like it?

At the store today Ella was singing "Twinkle, Twinkle". I was enjoying the music while I picked out vitamins when an older woman said "children have their own language". I smiled and thought how Ella was singing on tune and it was quite clear what she was singing. Am I the mom that thinks my child sings like an angel while others wish she would just be quiet? I say sing sweet angel!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Don't throw the sand!

Yesterday while watching something on PBS with my kids Andrew removed his stinky sneakers from his feet. I immediately noticed the terrible smell rising from his toes. It took Andrew only a minute to say "it smells like a dog". I pointed out it was his feet and we teased that if a robber came to the house he could defend us with his rank toes.
Today we had good times in the sun at the park, why do kids think it is fun to throw sand? I think each time we go I say "Dont throw the sand!" atleast 3 times.