We decided it was time to get out of the house and headed to Yakima. We got a few things at Hobby Lobby (so Ryan can make candles from his beeswax). Ryan also needed a pair of back up glasses, and I requested a Costco cheesecake for my birthday cake. We had hot dogs for lunch.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Sometimes I think the thing I am the most thankful for about Thanksgiving is the break from school. The kids went to school Monday and Tuesday, and then we were off the rest of the week. It was especially nice this year, as we pretty much all decided to get sick. It's good to take some time off from the craziness of our life.
Elizabeth had been telling me about the cornucopia art project she's been working on, and she was so excited to show it to me when she came home Tuesday.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Tonight as we were tucking in the twins, we said prayers and we were going over our "Favorite and Least Favorite" portions of our day. Out of the blue, Maddie begged her dad to make "tooting noises with your arm pit." It was rather an odd request as we were pulling blankets over them and settling them in for the night. But, Ryan obliged. The noises and giggles brought in the other two girls to watch the fun.
Annie wanted and tried to make similar noises with her own hand and arm pit, but was unsuccessful. She wanted her dad to teach her how. Ryan got a glint in his eye, put his hand in Annie's arm pit, and told Annie to flap her arm. Strangely enough, tooting noises emerged, but not from Annie's arm pit.
A foul smell followed.
Maddie gagged. She still gags when she sees or smells something gross. This made the rest of the family laugh even more, while covering our noses. Not at all deterred, Maddie demanded that she get to try Daddy's trick next.
Can you believe Ryan was able to oblige?
Later, as I was tucking Elizabeth into bed, I noticed she had hung up her skirt yesterday when I pulled it from the washer and told her to hang it up in her room to dry. But she did not use a traditional method.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
We took the kids to the traveling Burke museum for an evening of science. We looked at rocks with a magnifying glass.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
One night while Ryan was upstairs taking a shower, I was folding laundry when I heard a suspicious drip dripping sound in the kitchen. Drips coming from the ceiling and hitting the floor. Our Pergo flooring that hates water. Thank goodness I was still downstairs to hear it, otherwise our kitchen floor would have been awful in the morning. Turns out the drain pipe became unattached from the shower and most of the water going down the drain went into the floor and downstairs ceiling.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Well, we are not doing proper family pictures this year, so I took it upon me to take some of the girls for our Christmas cards. I dredged up clothes that we already had and we took pictures this afternoon around our house and in our neighbor's alfalfa field.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Annie was feeling better this morning. Annie and Maddie wore their new matching outfits from Grandma and Grandpa to school. I came in this afternoon for a combined class party. Annie and Maddie aren't the first set of twins with the same teacher combination to have a birthday, and those twins set a precedent. We never go quite as big as other families, and this year was no different. We took cookies and juice and that was it!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Annie and Maddie's birthday started quite a bit earlier than we anticipated. We all awoke to the sound of Annie puking in her blankets on the floor. That is one of the worst sounds ever to wake up to. It's already happening, and you can't get there fast enough. Thankfully, Annie missed Maddie's hair, but the damage was done. We whisked her to the bathroom, where she puked more and more. We got her washed and changed, but then it got worse. Both ends started. And all Annie had to do was breathe wrong and we went through another change of underwear. I took a trip to Wenatchee's Walmart at 6:30 am to buy a package of underwear, a clearance Halloween bucket, and a towel for the ride home. I went in my pjs and no make up, because that's how I was feeling. We'd been up for hours, and I had a long ride home in the car with a doubly sick child to look forward to. Yay.
At least Annie was able to fall asleep again for a little while.
But eventually the road trip from you-know-where was done, and it was time to do laundry and bathe Annie again. We were all tired, and I thought it would be a good time to open one of the presents for Annie and Maddie even if Daddy wasn't home yet.
Annie and Maddie had chosen to have ravioli for dinner ahead of time, so we went ahead with that for dinner. Annie was a little sad she wasn't getting any. No one wants saltine crackers and apple juice for their birthday dinner.
Maddie talking on the phone.
We didn't let Annie blow out candles on her cake because no one else wanted her spit and germs on their piece of cake. So she got one candle of her own to blow out. She wished to not be sick on her next birthday. Me too, kiddo. Me too.