Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Our dog Zoey really enjoys having a kitty around again. She is so patient with Ellea's kitty and really seems to enjoy playing with him--claws and all!
He's so fun to watch. He discovered the cursor on my computer screen the other day and had a grand time chasing it around! We were watching a movie the other night that started out with a close up of a goldfish and that REALLY got his attention! It's a good thing we don't have fish. It's surprising we don't have fish. We have almost every other animal a person can have without a special permit!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
They fought over who would *get* to use the Barbie Fishing Pole that Ellea got several years ago. There was also a Spider Man fishing pole that was popular. My favorite line of the day was when Spider Man caught a fish and, Stephanie, who was using Barbie says, "Well, anything Spider Man can do, Barbie can do better!" Too true. Us girls gotta stick together, you know! And Barbie did have a stellar record that day!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Trike races. Fun for all.Bubble Gum Races. You bury a piece of bubble gum (think: Bubbalicious) in a pile of whipped cream. The contestants have to pick up the gum with their mouth. The first to blow a bubble wins. Fun stuff, I'm telling you.
A scavenger hunt at the Keuterville Cemetary. Find a child's tombstone. Find a Poxleitner. Find the oldest tombstone. etc. etc. etc. A little morbid, I know, but these are 12 year old girls, it's hard to impress them at this age!
In keeping up with expectations, Glenn made a rather large fire that was nearly impossible to approach with roasting sticks. We need to have someone make us 10 foot long roasting sticks so you don't scorch your eyebrows when trying to brown a marshmallow. As you can see (kind of) in the above picture, they decided that the trick was laying on your belly to avoid as much heat as possible while roasting. It looked like an army crawl. I was joking that they were "sneaking up" on the fire!
Yes, we have a couch (Nicole is on the far right) that we drag out by the fire pit area. We are rednecks, you know. I bet you've never sat by a campfire on a couch. It's an experience. Quite cozy, in fact. Come try it sometime.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Some of the suggestions from friends' comments left here and on Facebook:
GoFer (as in, she goes for the door and she goes for Nicole!)
And, after MUCH deliberation, Nicole has decided. The winner is. . . . . . Alfalfa! Sadly, I seem to be the only person using the name, but maybe if I use her name in every sentence I speak, it'll catch on. Maybe. That means someone will have to be listening to me when I speak. Hmm. Better work on that strategy.
As you know, the lucky winner can now come pet Alfalfa any time she pleases! Granted, said winner lives in Post Falls, Idaho, but I know one day soon she will show up on my front porch with her petting-hand ready!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I am the resident groomer for our little schnauzer, Zip. I am so not a professional, but I'm cheap!! The job doesn't pay so well, so I tend to procrastinate. I also blame it on living in the semi-arctic. I can't very well shave him down to there when it's so cold outside, now can I?? You should've seen him in the middle of the winter. He had dredlocks. Very Rasta, man.
Here we are half done. Again, you should've seen the pile when I shaved his dredlocks in the middle of winter.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Me: Could the kids get a refill of their drinks?
Me: Yes, you can take Morgan's plate, he says he's full
Me: We live an hour away, so we're heading home now (when she asked what was next on the agenda for my bday)
At the end of the evening, I looked at friend Marv and said, "Does she keep saying Cheers?" Yup. Well, then.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
She did great with her horse, Jamaica. Sometimes he was a hand full, but her confidence seems to be soaring. It's so fun for this horse-crazy mom to have a horse-crazy kid!
Friday, May 20, 2011
And, yes, we drank wine. That was my favorite part of the whole thing. Marilyn has these adorable little glasses, so you don't feel like a lush drinking wine at 9am! Sheila brought this yummy grape/huckleberry wine that was just a little bit sweet. Aren't I a lucky girl to have such wonderful friends?! Thanks guys, for making me feel so special!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
May birthday girls--Maureen, Chris and myself
Monday I met with two friends with May birthdays at the local coffee shop. We had a wonderful visit and Morgan and I split a yummy cinnamon roll. Morgan took this picture of us. It was his first time taking a photo. He did very well for an almost-seven-year-old. A little cropping on the computer and we were good to go! (You can't see it well, but if you squint, you can almost make out my new zebra striped purse hanging from my chair!)
I was scheduled to work Tuesday (my actual bday). Work isn't my favorite thing, but I only work one day a week right now, so I just stuck with it. I'm glad I did because co-worker Sylvia brought in cupcakes for everyone for my birthday. She brought in both chocolate and yellow cupcakes. She asked which kind I wanted and when I hesitated, she suggested I just have one of each. Well! I couldn't very well be rude and say no, now could I?!! They were both delectible! I had been craving a yellow cake with chocolate icing and I'm always about chocolate cake, so it was the best of all worlds!
I managed to get away from work a little earlier than usual and Glenn took the kids and I to Lewiston for the evening. We did some shopping to start with. I got to pick out my birthday present--an anti-gravity recling lounge chair. It's a fancy lawn chair. Glenn has one that I got him for his birthday a couple years ago, but I always seem to be the one sitting in it, so he thought it was a great idea for me to have my own!
After shopping, we met our dear friends Marv and Candi at Red Lobster for dinner.
The waitress talked me into having this yummy Mai Tai. It was delicious! If it hadn't cost almost $6, I might've had a second!
This is the wonderful shrimp dinner that I ordered. You'll notice it is partially eaten. . . . I dove right in before I considered capturing a picture for longevity. You understand.
The fat and happy Red Lobster crew--Glenn, me, Ellea, Nicole, Morgan, Candi and Marv
The waitresses (and Marv--he must really be concentrating!) singing me happy birthday. I don't think they were too happy I was taking their picture. Not too many people probably do that while they're singing! Remember my mantra--gotta take a picture for my blog!!
Stay tuned. . . I'm not done celebrating just yet!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Anytime you need a hummingbird wrangled, you know who to call. I'll try to squeeze you in. I'm sure I'll be in high demand the moment the word gets out. Thanks for understanding.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
While Glenn and I sat by the pond, the girls played in the creek that runs out of the pond. They love playing in that creek. Who needs expensive electronics when you can play in running water with rubber boots?!
|Me on my horse, Dakota, Marilyn on Jack and Candi on Nifty|
Ride #1 was on Wednesday. Marilyn, Candi and I went for a 2 hour ride (with dogs in tow!). Ride #2 was on Friday with Marilyn, Sheila and Aurelia (Sheila's daughter) for another 2 hour ride. When Nicole got off the bus, she and I went out for another hour. I even got a little sunburn and I'm not sore--another miracle! Oh, life is good!