Friday, August 31, 2007
This is the sign that goes in our front window when I am available to help children who are being murdered and such.
That's a scary Block Parent right there.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
...and then we primed and painted it a much more suitable colour. Here is my lovely black desk!
It has paintbrush streaks and drip marks, but we're proud of our work anyway. It was our first time doing something like that together. We're awesome!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
During my long distance relationship with Jody, I tried to add excitement by sending random things in the mail. This love letter was probably the best thing I ever sent. It's also a little scary, but it's not the scariest. Oh, no it's not.
I post this for the laughter, so laugh if you like.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Max and Corina won Crabby at the dart throwing game. Yay!
We took a break from the Cornfest to go to the Cornmaze. Two different places, but still all about corn. That maze was stinkin hard! The kids and I had fun jumping around on the hay when we finished the maze, and we got our hands full of slivers.
After the cornmaze, we headed back to Taber for the Cornfest fireworks, during which we shouted things like, "CORN! WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR CORN! CORN IS GOOD!" I don't know if other people thought we were funny, but we thought we were hilarious. That's all that matters.
That was a long day. The kids died on the way home.
Friday, August 24, 2007
This picture shows what the kids spent most of their time doing. Corina carried little puddles of water to her bigger puddle of water, where she dumped them to make her hot tub. Max ran to areas that had tons of tiny fish and tried to catch some in his bucket before they swam away. They entertained themselves for hours.
There was a playground with this cool thing they could spin around on. (On which they could spin.)
Corina fell off and looked very cute when she cried, don't you think?
I love this picture. We went for a walk around the lake before we went home. Look how sweet they are. There's my pretty Corina. Never shy to pose for the camera, but no one that cute should be shy. Max and I had a fun time trying to catch popcorn in our mouths. Max was actually really good at it, and caught his about half the time.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
You may notice I'm wearing Max's socks with my Crocs. That's because I'm very stylish, and also because I didn't know how gross camping is, and that I wouldn't want to be barefoot in my Crocs. Thank you for sharing your socks with your Mama, Max. And for having big feet.
In other news...today we sanded and primed my desk, and when we get home from our big weekend, we'll be painting it black. It was a super fun family project. I'll show you all pictures of how pretty it is when we get it finished. (That is called positive thinking.) It's mom's old desk, if the people who are aware of that desk are wondering.
Monday, August 20, 2007
This is the best group shot I've ever seen. Heads! Heads everywhere! This is Vicky and her kids, Lizzy and Hayden. Vicky is cruelly moving to the south side. She's even taking her kids with her. (And my babysitter, and my piano teacher, and my free tomatoes...)
Saturday, August 18, 2007
We went out in the canoe, which we did before with my dad, and then the kids wanted to go kayaking. That made me nervous, but sometimes I try to be a little less overprotective. Look at Max. He's in a kayak! Alone!
Corina, the big strong girl, managed to pull Max up all by herself.
This is when the really scary stuff came up. They had horses. We've never been near horses. We are city people. The kids wanted to go horseback riding, and so we did. It was the scariest thing I have ever done, and I really don't want to do it again. Ever.
Here's Max. He was awesome! I was proud of him, because he almost chickened out, but then did it anyway.
This is when we first started. I rode one too, see? Well, you're seeing what I saw from my horse. What I saw was my kids about to be crushed to death by their horses. Seriously, I was so scared.
We had so much fun, and now we all need a nap. There was lots to do, and not much time for sleeping.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
At intermission, they brought out an elephant for the kids to ride. I knew fifteen minutes wouldn't be enough time for everyone to ride who wanted to, so we ran down there to get a place in line while we decided if we could afford it. Turns out, it was $10 each to ride. (Holy.) They both wanted to ride it so badly though, so I figured it was worth it. Pretty cool to sit on an actual elephant, right?
I discovered I only had $10 in my wallet. I pulled it out and let them know I only had enough for one of them to ride. They both got worried looks on their faces, but didn't say anything. I didn't know what to do about it. After a few seconds of thinking, Max took a deep breath and said, "Corina can ride." And then he did a tiny little cringe, and said, "But I really wanted to."
Oh. My. I love him so much. It was so hard for him to give up his turn that he actually cringed when he said it. He is seriously such a good, sweet, loving boy. It made me cry. And then I cried about 7 more times, each time I thought about it. I just love him so much.
Here they are just hanging out, waiting for the show to begin.
Here's Corina having her turn on the elephant. She knows what a great brother she has.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
What the heck happened to my tiny little Max? He seems to have aged five years in the past six months.
Here's my tiny little Corina. At least one of my kids is still a baby.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
This morning I went to the clothing exchange at the stake centre, and I got a little bit of free stuff for the kids. (They're not here this weekend, if you wondered.) After that, I came home to read for a while, watched some Jon Stewart online, and then had a Hot Pocket, Dainon. Actually, it was a Lean Stuffs, but same thing. I took the bus downtown, but I took the long bus so I could read. I like to read on the bus because I'm a loser. Downtown, I got clothes for Max, work clothes for me, and a cellphone. A cellphone! Do you know me? If you do, you'll know I don't even know how to use a cellphone. I kind of really needed one for this fall so the kids could get in touch with me, so there you go. I have a cellphone. I'm almost a robot.
I'm a robot with new hair. Ta da!
If you don't like it, don't tell me, because there's not much I can do about it now. But if you do like it, please tell me. That would be great. I also got it coloured darker brown to get a bit of the red out, but I haven't washed it yet, so it will be a bit lighter by Monday.
And my good deed for the day is this: Girls who read my blog, you need to go buy some Cover Girl TruShine lipstick. I've never loved a lipstick like I love this one. It feels so good, and it's all sheer and glossy and pretty. Blushberry Shine is my favourite so far.
Friday, August 10, 2007
The face she's making in this picture - that's how she looks when she is so happy she is just about to burst. Such pretty hair she has.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
(Although I will wear bigger shirts.)
I'm scared! I'll post pictures of the new hair, as long as it doesn't look terrible.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Very artistic little farts, they are.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
This is me with Kate Beckinsale. We're gorgeous!
Liv Tyler and me...
And since I'm always told I look like Famke Janssen, here we are...