Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Quiz Time

What happens when you put the following items together:

  • Night light
  • Safety Pin
  • Light socket

Here's a hint:


I'd have pictures of the night light and half melted away safety pin, but those have been thrown away before I could take pictures.

So, which of my inquisitive children tried this hair raising, death defying experiment?


Yep, if you guessed Addison, you guessed right!  We got up the other morning, and since Addie's door sticks, she can't open the door to let us know that she is awake.  I went in and she told me that her light popped when she tried to take it out.  Silly me, I thought she was just trying to take the nightlight out to be helpful.  Nope.  Somewhere she found a safety pin, thought it would be neat to put everything together and stick it in the light socket, and blew a fuse.

This is the same child that disassembled Dan's little flashlight that he kept on a key chain so he could see in the  dark...if we could just get her to put that same enthusiasm to..oh, let's say, putting on her own clothes!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beating the Heat

Okay.  Dan got out of helping and let me tell ya, he owes us BIG!  With the latest heat wave Allie and I decided to blow up the big pool so everyone could cool off.  We have a manual air pump, so it shouldn't be too hard, right?  WRONG

It took us over an hour to blow the mammoth thing looong, tedious hour.  But we got it.  Even though I was silently berating Dan for weaseling out working, it was worth it and the kids loved it so much they didn't even bother fighting!!!



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Furniture

What is this a picture of?:


a. A picture of Addie being cute

b. A picture of our couch

c. A picture of our couch that is now broken

The answer is C.  Just a few weeks after we ordered new furniture, Allie plopped down on the couch, a LOUD crack ensued and she sunk into the depths of our now dilapidated couch.  Was it a sign that we made the right choice in purchasing new furniture?  Was it confirmation that, no, we're not being extravagant, but purchasing what is necessary.  Well, maybe that would explain the new couch and loveseat...even our coffee table and end table (we don't currently own a coffee table and our end table is broke), but what about the new recliner?  Ahhh, well, our current one, just days before the couch coughed its' last dying breath, our chair made a funny noise and now if you lean back, it tips to the right and will fall over if you lean to far. 

So, in the end, our hoakie old furniture that has been moved....we think five times in ten years is begging for retirement and we have listened.  Next Friday when we move to our new house, we will be getting a new couch, loveseat, coffee table, end table, recliner, dining room table and 6 chairs! 

Next to be replaced:  Alllie's dresser, if you shut a drawer too hard, a piece of the front falls off. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July Parade

Oh man...

Well, we planned early on that we were going to take Andrew to the parade.  It's time to push him out of his comfort zone, we thought.  It's time.

Hmmm, a lot of bold talk by us.  His reaction reminded us that for as much progress as he's made by being in school, her still has a long way to go. The noises were over the top for him.  He was ready to go in the first few minutes.  I had to take him, shaking to the core,  out of the stroller and we had to watch a good portion of the parade at the end of the block.

He was very intrigued with the old cars and over a period of time I was able to get him back up to the stroller.

When I tried to push the stroller away from the front lines, Addison came unglued...we just couldn't win that night!! 

End result - Andrew is not FOND of parades, and we won't attempt another one for a looong time!  I managed to get a couple of pictures though....

Here he was okay:


Here, he was done, didn't want to be there anymore!