Thursday, July 23, 2015

before I forget.

Jasper has been complaining that no one pinches his fat cheeks anymore.

I have a new favorite place that Chris takes me to after church almost every Sunday evening. We found it one night after leaving the kids at home to grub on bagels and cream cheese. Chris said, “If you’re down, I know a place we can check out.” I really got adventurous and ordered the “Huarache” (a thick sandal shaped tortilla). It was the bomb. Now, when Sunday evening service rolls around, I find myself craving it. They make the best asada. They even recognize Chris through the windows.

Chris is cleaning/fixing up the side yard to make an outside gym area for our future draft picks. And for him too, of course. Parker’s football Coach had left them rusting outside the field house and since they had new equipment in their facility, he said they were Chris’ to take. When I look at those old metal dinosaurs, I can almost hear the stories they’d tell if they could.  

Chris bought me new sneakers-- Why does buying new sneakers make working out more fun? Is that why people are always trotting around in their new work-out outfits?

We’ve been having Friday night Bible studies at our home this summer which has given Sophia and Ethan a chance to make batches of cookies. They are extremely willing to do this since it means that there will be treats for them afterward. Soso and Pearl have also been ruining any possibility of me losing weight by making something I could die for: Maple oat scones. Chris made some once before, but has now begun to fine tune the process (because he really likes them as well). Oh the temptation!

On one day last week, Parker had a morning basketball practice followed by three games (he played quite a bit in each) in the afternoon. When he got home he fell down and crashed on my floor.

How can my kids fall out of tree and be just fine yet someone sprays them with the  garden hose and they freak out-- I mean, absolutely hysterical? It’s enough to drive me nuts.

My husband told the boys: You catch it, you cook it. And Parker did just that. Made the whole dinner. Fried the fish (and some chicken and french fries too). It was good!

Ethan just built a DaVinci designed clock from Hobby Lobby and has been trying to come up with a name for the company he plans to own one day.

Pearl, Lincoln and Ruby have started swim lessons and Chris and I use it for some extra hanging out time together. It’s been nice.

River is wearing underwear now. We understand that for most kids they pee in the toilet first, but not River. He poops just fine in the toilet, but this morning he was sitting on our dinner table and said Mommy I just peed on the table with a puddle around him. That’s just precious.

Charlie is still doing his hook thing with the front of his hair. I am determined to get him to the hair cutters today. He’s not going to be happy.

Jace is by far the easiest and happiest baby I’ve ever had. He does everything good and makes everyone happy with his smiles and personality. 

It's hard to believe that I am now more excited about the start of football season than anyone... especially since I never really liked it growing up!

Tallulah wanted to sleep with Sophia one night and now it’s every night. I should of known better. 

And Daddy just bought us and the three oldest tickets to a Christian concert featuring some well-known artists in a couple months. I’m so excited!!

Running a large family might be the equivalent of running a small corporation... but the fringe benefits are outstanding!

*Oh, by the way--- I stole a few more pictures from Parker for this post!

1 comment:

Jo said...

Those sneakers are fierce.

Good to see you back :-)