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Jul 31, 2008


Never accidentally clean your face with nail polish remover instead of toner.

It makes your lips taste REALLY bad all day!!

....just and FYI

Jul 30, 2008

I got tagged with "The Five"

The Five....

10 years ago...

1. I lived in Richardson, TX
2. I worked for Chase Bank
3. The only children I had were my brother and sister
4. I was not married
5. I weighed about 45lbs less!!

5 things on today's to do list....

1. Go to Aldi (check)
2. Go to Costco (check)
3. Find a way to retrieve my contact list off my waterlogged phone (check)
4. Make a meal for dinner that was completely effortless (check)
5. Cause no bodily harm to my children while doing #1,2,3 and 4 (maybe next time)

5 snacks I enjoy....

1. Nuttella on graham crackers
2. grapes
3. Choc chip ice cream
4. John's brownies
5. Milano's and really cold milk

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire...

1. with 6 kids does that really go all that far?
2. payoff my house
3. custom build a bigger house, with the best laundry room ever!! and hire someone to use
4. put away lots of money for mission's and college
5. tummy tuck, boob job, get rid of this extra butt I acquired somehow

5 places I have lived....

1. Highland Falls, NY
2. Teaneck, NJ
3. Dallas, TX
4. Plainfield, IL
5. Charlotte, NC

Ok so I don't even know if 5 people read my blog. So I tag anyone who reads this.

Jul 29, 2008


Sydney through my phone in the pool today.

Well actually she threw Riley's purse in the pool and my phone was in there.

Isn't she a sweeeetttyyy!!!

If anyone wants me.....don't call my cell.

Jul 28, 2008

busy, busy, busy....

Well, we have been really busy still. We went to the Zoo the weekend before last. Sam and Robbie came with us. It was REALLY hot, but still a lot of fun. The have baby lions and they are so cute.

My car has been in and out of the shop a ton of times over the past 3 weeks. fortunately the repairs are covered under a $50 deductible and Carmax has been giving us a loaner. It is just really hard to find a loaner we fit into comfortably! I have learned that a lot of SUV's don't have trunk space. Hopefully they will be done with it this week for good.

We went to the skating rink with our friends, The Rains family, that was tons of fun and only cost $4 for us to skate for as long as we wanted because the big kids got coupons from school and the lady at the desk gave me one for Andrew when we got there.The cutest part was Sydney. She kept taking her shoes off and putting them on the counter to trade them in for skates. She just didn't understand that they didn't have any in her size.

We have been doing playgroup on Tuesday's at the pool. The kids really enjoy it. This is usually one place where non of them misbehave so I really enjoy it too. Aaron is feeling more comfortable in the deep end, so I am hoping that will help him to improve him swimming skills. He used to just start to panic as soon as he realized that he couldn't touch the bottom.

Sydney has decided the she is going to do everything that the bigger kids do. She sleeps in a big bed. We put 2 twins together and all the girls just camp out together. She copies just about everything, good and bad. And she sits on the toilet, usually right after she pee's in her diaper. She does managed to make it to the potty of few times a week to do the really nasty stuff, ya know, the poop. Which is good for me, one less poopie diaper to change is just fine with me. I don't have any hopes that she will be potty trained to soon but again it is cute to see her efforts.

John got called as Sunday School President this Sunday so I am sure that means we are about to get even crazier with scheduling. He doesn't have any counselors or a secretary though, so really it's not a presidency....it's a dictatorship.

The kids have been passing around some weird illness. The Dr. says its fifth disease, but there is really no way to check for it. just have to rule out everything else and see if they get the typical rash. The rash is really irritating to their skin especially if they go out in the sun. Great for the summer..huh? So each Tuesday I get a few kids with a really bad breakout and get to give them benadryl...I mean I HAVE to give them benadryl. They have also started doing oatmeal baths to help. I think I got too, actually that's were it seemed to have started. The joint pain is really bad some days and they said it could last for many weeks!!! It sux!!!

Last but not least, let's take a moment for an Ian update. He is 9 months old. 20 lbs. He can crawl, pull up on EVERYTHING, eats lots of baby food, stopped nursing last month (is just to independent to want anything to do with baby stuff), has 2 teeth (front and center) Is just plain happy as a pig in poo ALL THE TIME. It is crazy how he can smile all the time. My mouth would hurt!! He sleeps with the boys now, in his crib of course. And he is behind on his shots so I should probably make an appointment for him to go to the Dr. soon.

Well thats about it for us. Hope to read some fun stuff on all of your blogs!!

Jul 8, 2008

Random cub camp pictures

Daycamp Pics from summer 2008

A week at cub camp

The first full week off of school was by far the busiest. We spent 5 whole days at Belk scout camp for Day camp. It was so much fun! We did have a very exhausting week but it was well worth it. Because I volunteered to be an asst den leader Riley, Katie and Andrew got to go to what was called "pixie camp" The older ones did all the same stuff as the cubs. The younger ones didn't do some of the things like archery but did most everything else. Yes, they even let the adults participate in all the activities!

Here is a recap of the week. John left for CA on Monday morning...really early. I got up at 5:30 did what I had to do to get ready. Woke the kids up at 6:30 got them ready had breakfast and was out the door at 7:30 to drop Sydney and Ian off at Sadie's house for the day. (Only the potty trained siblings can come.) We were up at the camp by 8:15. Started the day with the flag ceremony at 9 and that was following by swimming, crafts, lunch,either sling shot, bb gun shooting or archery, sports, nature activity, and then finish the day off with some fishing and then the PM flag ceremony. we got home at around 6 had dinner, baths and then bed. except Wednesday when I scheduled a pampered chef party by mistake! and Tuesday, when I had to go to walmart and buy the stuff for the party. Melissa Presslar came and helped me out that day....Yeah Mel!!!!

The group picture is of the boys in my den. I cant see the picture so the names are in no particular order. Aaron, Neil, Cole, Adam, Aidian, Timothy, Tucker, Ian, Garrett and Quinn(not in picture)Me and Anita...why do I always look like I am missing teeth or like my dentures have fallen out or something in pictures.

It was tons of fun! I can't wait til next year!

Jul 7, 2008

To busy to Blog

Well I thought this summer was just going to linger on and on forever with nothing to do and 6 kids to entertain. BOY, was I ever WRONG! We have been so busy, done so many fun things and I haven't had a moment to tell anyone about it. :(