Thursday, January 31, 2008


I thought I'd add a few pictures today. I finally found out what has been going on. I've heard sirens and heard helicopters all day. I couldn't find anything on the news about it, finally on the news at 5pm I heard there was a brush fire but it was out. Although ironically just before the news the sirens and helicopters had started again. We set the table for dinner on the deck and then I see the smoke on the ridge. I'd looked for smoke earlier in the day but hadn't seen anything. We do live on the drier side of the island so I had thought it was a strong possibility. We watched the copters drop their loads of water on the fire.

from our deck looking at the ridge behind our house

Runny nose boy #3

he was saying cheese but he doesn't look very chessey and I"m not sure what he got into to look like he has a black these days!

This is one of the last pictures of our long haired girl. We are suppose to go get our hair 'done' next week. She wants bangs and I want her to have short hair so we shall see what we end up with.

Another in need of a cut. He pulls on his "bangs" (do boys have bangs?)like there is not tomorrow
Wishing a Happy Anniversary to my inlaws today!!

It's been a busy week for us filled with doctors appointments and finishing details for me going away this weekend. Of course there was the LOST recap last night and the season premiere today!
#1 has been flying through his math, although tends to take awhile to anwser a math question out loud he'll finish his math sheet fast.
#2 has been doing well with phonics. She's been a bit crabby this week and actually had a nap yesterday so I wonder if she's been fighting something off.
#3 loves to find hidden things. Yesterday and today he has been going over this book. I think I will add some more like that to our collection. He likes to find and count the objects.
#4 has decided to be a very picky eater this week. There's been about one thing in each meal he has eaten. Hope he gets over that fast!

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Remember the days when you could actually sleep in on a weekend? It's just a vague memory in my mind....did it ever really happen or was it a dream? Today DH had to leave for work when it was still dark. The cat heard him getting ready and starting meowing letting us know it was time for her to come in the house. SHhhhhhhhh, you will wake the kiddos, kitty. So dh lets the cat in but neglects to feed her before he leaves. This insures that she goes to the kids rooms and wakes them up. Did I mention they have new doors but still have no door knobs so they don't actually shut? #2 knocks on my door and asks me 'can I let the cat out?' No dear she doesn't want out she wants fed. *bangs head* such a needy feline. Loud playing begins, baby wanders in stating his case of hunger too. Ok, if you insist the day will begin.
It was a nice lazy yet slightly productive day here. We cleaned out our extra room so dh can take the lovely popcorn ceiling off tomorrow. Why we started this project when we have others unfinished? He caught me in a weak moment. So the extra room is the guest room/toy room/piano room/kids library/bowflex storage(anyone need a bowflex??) A tiny yet efficient little space. We bagged up some toys that the kids no longer play with to donate. We also have some dress up clothes that my lucky niece is going to inherit;)
I've gone through our 'grown up books' trying to slim them down. Looks like only one is worth trying to sell on so guess the rest get to be donated too. We love books but as we have another move approaching gotta try to get rid of some weight so we don't go over our limit.
Yep, not a whole lot exciting out here. The ocean was beautiful today, a nice deep blue, I think we may have to go play at the beach tomorrow. Although #3 didn't eat supper today(and it was pizza night!) so we will have to see how he feels tomorrow.