Thursday, September 29, 2011

Long morning that led to a long day

My day so far...
6:00 a.m.   Treadmill
6:33 a.m.   Shower
6:55 a.m.   Prayers
7:00 a.m.   Check email
7:10 a.m.   Check FB
7:25 a.m.   Check Blog
7:26 a.m.   Download new cupcake recipes
7:33 a.m.   Wake up the Dude
7:35 a.m.   Wake up Miss Boo
7:37 a.m.   Back to the Dude's room.  Still asleep.
7:39 a.m.   Wake up Miss Boo again.
7:44 a.m.   The Dude is dressed.  Miss Boo ignoring me.
8:00 a.m.   Breakfast
8:10 a.m.   Make lunches
8:20 a.m.   Get kids in car
8:21 a.m.   Back upstairs to find keys
8:22 a.m.   Take kids to school
8:30 a.m.   Drive to walking trails to visiting teach
8:45 a.m.   Commence walk
9:20 a.m.   Drive home
9:25 a.m.   Clean up house to prepare to watch Lati's kids
9:45 a.m.   Make some changes to friends website.  Add page.
10:07 a.m.  Kids arrive
10:15 a.m.  First poopie diaper
10:17 a.m.  Kids claim they are hungry.  Tell them we have to wait until 11:00
11:00 a.m.  Lunch
11:35 a.m.  Still waiting for Davis to finish lunch
12:00 a.m.  Put mirror back together
12:10 a.m.  Second poopie diaper
12:15 a.m.  Davis falls off the couch after I tell him 10 times to not jump.
12:21 a.m.  Kids are wrestling.  Starting to take a turn.  Can hear the whines starting.
12:40 p.m.  Sis. Johnson showed up to take the kids for the rest of the afternoon before their naps.
12:41 p.m.  I'm beat.  I am not used to having small kids in the house.
1:00 p.m.    Laid on the couch to catch up on my recorded shows.
2:30 p.m.    Got ready to pick up kids
2:45 p.m.    Leave house
3:00 p.m.    Car full of kids
3:30 p.m.    Put mirror up in Miss Boo's room.
4:30 p.m.    Make dinner
4:45 p.m.    Eat
5:40 p.m.    Take home the Dude's friend that joined us today
6:00 p.m.    Soccer practice for Miss Boo
6:10 p.m.    Homework with the Dude
7:00 p.m.    Head back home and rush to get kids in bed
7:15 p.m.    Kids eating because they are starving
7:20 p.m.    Brush teeth, pajamas and bed
7:58 p.m.    Yell at kids to get back in their beds
8:00 p.m.     Kids fast asleep.  Whatever!  So never happens like I dream it.
10:00 p.m.   Bedtime for me.
This is the mirror I picked up at a yard sale for $1.00.  YES!  I did say one dollar.  I could see all kinds of possibilities and none of them was in this color of gold.
But I did imagine this in white hanging in my little girls room.  She loves it!  I love spray paint.
At least I accomplished one project.  I wish the picture turned out better though.  Oh well, it is done.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Identity Crisis

‎"Hey, we have another babysitter named Hunter. She drew these minions." 
"That was me..."
"Oh, i couldn't remember you because you changed your hair."
...story of my life...
My kids crack me up!
I must admit that our babysitter did look completely different.  They were disappointed they didn't get new "me's".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Miscellaneous moments

She is growing up so fast.  Those two front teeth have come in nicely.  Her favorite thing to do is read.  Who could ask for a better hobby for their child.
 Our children have such a love for my friend "Margarine".  They beg to go to her house.
The Dude claims it has been forever since I "brung" him to visit.  He acted as if it was his long lost home.  Rolling all over the rug and hugging all the toys as if they were his best friends.
 She used to teach Miss Boo in Primary and now has our little man.  They love her so much and she has a true love for all the children in her class.  I am grateful because they are forming their opinions of everything right now and a bad experience could taint the church experience for them.
Did I ever share with you her wall that inspires me when I go to her home.  She has such a deep love for the Savior and it shows.  I had the honor of helping her put this wall together and I drop in every so often to bask in its warmth.

This picture is just to show you a little bit of HIM.  He is a mess!  A loveable, sweet, enjoyable, cuddly MESS!
Thanks Aunt Erika for sending the kids post cards from Hawaii.  They love to get mail and to be remembered by the family they don't see very often.  She will be visiting us in November with my other sister Gretchen.  Can't wait!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Finger Pointing

Thank you Mr. Finn.  He knows how much I have missed my camera.  I appreciate him finding an inexpensive way for me to get back to what I enjoy.  I also love the red rose on the note.  He is such a romantic.

And... thank you Shannon for putting the notion in his head!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's that time of year again

I love Fall!

It just makes me happy inside and out.  There is something about the leaves changing to brilliant hues of red and gold that makes my spirit soar.  That and the cool weather that allows me to spend more time outside and not dread the walk from the car to wherever I may be going.

It is also Fall Soccer.  We have always done Spring Soccer and I have to tell you that I am so glad we are doing it in the Fall.  So much warmer than what spring has to offer us during practice.  And the fall colors are gorgeous.
As usual Thursday practice comes and its as if no one remembers it is going to come and we run late or can't find half the equipment we need.
This time it was soccer socks, but I am glad they couldn't be found.  Halloween socks make a much more interesting addition to soccer, don't you think?
Miss Boo was complaining after her first practice that she was too slow and that everyone was faster than her.  I have many pictures to prove that she can hold her own.
 She finished practice and declared that she was the most "hurt" kid on the team.
She did get knocked down a bit.  I tried to explain to her that it was because her team was split for practice and her other team mates had to pretend she was the other team.

Her response was that she didn't like them because they hurt her too much.
We love seven year olds.
I love watching her play.  I wish she could understand how proud she makes us.
 I love Fall and yes... sometimes Soccer!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Speaking terms

My camera was finally diagnosed after its unfortunate tumble drop at Wrigley Field.

Drum Roll....

The lens is broken.  
It can't/won't communicate with my camera anymore.  
They appear to not be on speaking terms.

The good news is that my camera itself is fine.

But, without a working lens it is just a non-working camera.

I am sad.  I haven't taken any pictures since our trip.

Miss Boo had her first day of soccer practice on Thursday.
I took pictures with my iPhone, but apparently it is
not on speaking terms with me and instantly


It's like being on Facebook!

I miss my Canon!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Little Brother

In Chicago we had our share of fun!  In front of the ballpark they had this photo booth set up promoting the above mentioned title.  I do not recommend the movie, but the picture was a "Must Have" for obvious reasons.  Seriously so much fun to watch the kids get into it with the prop box.

For as much as these two fight, I am glad that they have each other.  And sometimes... they do get along and it is magic.

I hope they find a friendship in their siblinghood and it follows them through their life.  I think siblings are important and especially if you like each other.  Sometimes families just don't mesh, so we are hoping and praying with some nudging and guidance they will love each other (for real) and want to be around each other because they trust the other.

Grateful to have these two.  As Miss Boo says, "He is my Brover".

Monday, September 5, 2011

Birthday Holiday

Having a birthday on Labor Day is always fun because the whole country celebrates with you!  Ha!
Before Mr. Finn, I never considered my birthday something special, but he always make sure that is even while sharing the day with me.

My sister was commenting this morning that Mr. Finn and I have the same initials and the same birthday.  Heck!  We even share the same temperament.  NOT!
Sometimes it is hard to believe we have been together 10 years already.  Through the good and the bad I am still glad he never gave up.
Happy Birthday to my Husband.  My Nader!
He sent me this picture while I was serving a mission in the DR.
He is a great Dad!  Total Bonus...
His new hobby is fishing these days.  Keeps him calm.  Says it is his diet regime.  lol
As long as he is happy.


p.s.  I realized while putting this post together that we don't have many pictures together. Especially new ones. I am usually the one behind the camera.  Oh well, we know we're married.