Friday, July 27, 2007

Life is Magical

If you've never read Harry Potter before, you really need to go out and buy books 1-7, take a week off from everything, get your favorite snacks and just sit and read them - ALL OF THEM!!! These are my favorite books EVER! I will re-read these every year for the rest of my life!!!!

I finished the last book (#7 - Deathly Hallows) about 72 hours after I bought it. The next day, I started with book #1 again (listened to the CD while I painted the addition). I'm on book #2 already.

This week has been different. Tim, Kyle, Keenan, Tyler and Ethan have been at Camp Bud Schiele - a boy scout camp in Rutherfordton. Tim took some pictures of the boys at camp and I will post them as soon as he gets back with the camera. He comes home tomorrow - I need to clean the house and go shopping for some 'real' food instead of just boxed macaroni and cheese and toast. Dallin, Hayleigh and Kirsten have been driving each other crazy. You know it's bad when I give Kirsten bubbles and let her blow them in the living the room just to keep her from bothering Dallin and Hayleigh while they are being quiet building Legos. Kyle was here til Monday night since he played in a soccer tournament this past weekend and couldn't leave on Sunday with the other scouts. It was great weather for a tournament! Absolutely beautiful for July in NC! Anyway, Kyle put a bucketful of sand in the kids' wagon for Hayleigh and Kirsten to play with. Hayleigh came up with the idea of adding water and I figured "what the heck" - at least they're not fighting with each other or crying (again!).

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Okay, it's really pathetic to admit this, but I CAN'T WAIT TO READ HARRY POTTER on Saturday! I will be in line at midnight on Friday night to get my 2 pre-paid copies (one to go along to scout camp with the boys and one for home). I will also be reading the last chapter first - I can't stand not knowing what happens. I re-read books with endings I like for that very reason - because I know the ending. I'm thinking that Harry will survive, but either Ron, Ginny or Hermione won't.
How did I ever have a childhood without Harry Potter???

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Once in a lifetime

What a great event this past weekend! Kyle, Keenan and Tyler played at THE SAME TIME, on THE SAME FIELD, for THE SAME TEAM! Since they are all at the high school now, they played for North Iredell at the scrimmages.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Complications in Life

I am a glutton for punishment. Two times this week I took more than 2 children to the grocery store. Am I crazy or what??! I've had to go to the grocery store alot recently because we had our water tested and there is a bacteria in it - so we've had to buy lots of bottled water until we add an ultraviolet light and bleach everything. Anyway, on the way home from the water bottle run today, it looked like yet another bad storm was coming. I said, "It looks like it's going to storm - look at the sky. Watch for lightning." (giving them something to look for sometimes keeps them quiet for 1 or 2 seconds) Hayleigh (who can't keep quiet - EVER) said, "I like thunderstorms. Do you know why? Because one year on my birthday it rained and one year there was a calf born." Since I am used to Hayleigh-logic, I didn't think anything of it, but I knew Dallin wouldn't get it. I glanced at his face - he looked so confused! He said, "I don't understand Hayleigh. She is a very complicated girl." I thought - JUST YOU WAIT! Complicated girls will be the story of your WHOLE life, little boy!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

You just need to be old

We went as a family last night to see fireworks at the local mall. Kirsten was so excited because the other kids were laughing and talking about fireworks. They were asking her if she wanted to see the fireworks - she would say "YES!" and shake with anticipation. Someone walked by where we were sitting and threw some firecrackers in a bush. Kirsten loved it! Then the first firework went into the air - we all have no idea what color is was because we were busy watching Kirsten's face. It went BOOM and her mouth dropped open, she turned around, got on my lap and hid her face. I don't think she even saw one firework. I couldn't get her to turn her head. After the short show (and I mean short! - like 10 minutes), we went back to the van. The kids asked Kirsten if she liked the fireworks and she said "yes". Then they asked her if she wanted to see more. She said "NO". One of the kids said "don't worry, you'll like them next year - you'll be 3 then."

Happy Fourth of July to everyone!


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