Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wet Bed and Parade

May 12-17


 For FHE we tried out our new fire pit for the first time! The kids thought it was pretty cool and asked if we could do it again the next night!

 Like I said in her birthday post, she has now discovered the top bunk, which really freaks me out because she is daring and doesn't really care about or notice edges! 


 We headed to my mom's school for lunch and Gage taught us all about dinosaurs! He's really been into to them since we watched that movie! 

 I broke out some of my parenting books after several frustrating days in a row with Gage. (In the middle of a meltdown, I may have told Shaun I was done being his mom!!) I decided to delve into Have a New Kid by Friday and I literally had a new kid two days later! It has you focus on changing attitudes before you change behavior, which has made all the difference!


 Miley wore her Elsa Anna shirt from her birthday and walked around all day pointing at them and naming them! Her puppy purse accessorized her outfit perfectly!

 What is with that mannequin dog from Old Navy? The kids LOVE it!!!


 One of my friends invited me to attend her church's play group. This is only the second time I have gone and all of the mom's are really nice. Miley enjoys the interaction with the kids!

 Gage had his 5 year old check up and it was hilarious to hear him answer some of the doctor's questions. Like for instance, what is your favorite food? Gage replied, "Apples!" The kid will hardly ever eat one. I'm just glad he didn't say chips!


I taught art in Maisey's class and we learned about the Russian artist Kandinsky and used some of his techniques to create Spring trees.

During art, Miley's babysitter played Frozen with her and made her a Frozen wand and crown. Miley thought she was pretty hot stuff and when her siblings got home from school they were a tad bit jealous!

 How can a baby go from being so sweet and cute to five minutes later throwing a holy fit at the post office and laying down on the NASTY NASTY floor?

 Our smoke alarm in the hall starting chirping in the middle of the night so I ran to the store to buy batteries to replace them all in the house. That didn't stop the chirping. So I read online on how to reset it which involved me turning off the breaker, unhooking the wiring, taking the battery out, pressing and holding the button, then putting it all back together again. I was frustrated when five minutes later it started chirping again. We ended up just buying new ones for the whole house, and $70 later, we have a chirp free house! Whew!

 While I was trying to deal with the whole smoke alarm thing, Gage snuck into the back yard and played with the hose. Our bedroom window was open and he must have sat there and sprayed through the screen for 15 minutes with how soaked our bed was!

That's right, that's my new lap top and external hard drive sitting on the bed. . . SOAKED!!!

 Thankfully we have a down comforter and the laptop was kind of sunken down in it and the comforter protected the ports from getting wet!

 Between dealing with the smoke alarms and my son who loves hoses, I was soooo ready for date night! Dinner and the temple is the best!


 We started the morning off feeding the ducks at the lake in Keizer!

 Then we ate doughnuts while we waited for the parade to start!

 Miley loved the pet grooming entry this year. She thought all of the puppies in tutus were so funny!

 Miley is the only normal one of the bunch!

After the parade we headed to a birthday party!

 Each kid got a gold fish and my first thought was, "Oh crap! Now we have to keep these dang things alive!"

 But they actually released them into a pond in the back yard.

 They each enjoyed dumping their fish and watching them swim off!

Then we headed inside and "fished" for prizes!

The kids had a super fun day and were all asleep by 7:30! 
Yay for busy Saturdays!

This week was our least busiest week in months! It sure felt nice to not be running around like crazy all week!


Danielle said...

oh man, spraying water into the house?! glad your computer was okay! and I'm pretty sure I need to give those parenting books a shot. I've got a couple that are driving me bonkers right now...

Erin Glover said...

The hose part was pretty funny. I would have been so frustrated though. Our kids poured buckets of water (literally) onto our playroom floor when they were supposed to be cleaning up...I was not a very nice mommy. Gage sounds a lot like Kevin. I'm hoping it means they are easy teenagers.