Monday, January 25, 2010

Collective Soul

Thursday night, I went with Paul and Courtney to the Collective Soul Concert. Awesome. I love them. I went nine years ago with the BFF too. In fact, I got into a lot of trouble the next morning because I skipped some of my classes the next day. The mother wasn't happy. But I'm pretty sure Annalisa didn't go to all of her classes either. Anyway, like I said, these guys are awesome. he just has such a cool voice and I love the guitar!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


While I was watching the kids, Angela bit Emma's head. And left a tooth mark. It was funny enough to make up for the hysterical crying after the incident. Oh yeah, and it was an accident. Angela, your name is cleared.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Playing mom continued... and done

I don't know how my mom does it! I was tired as can be and I didn't even have to run the business and I didn't wash any of the kids' clothes, just towels. There were just the four kids and they can all do everything for themselves. Maybe I'm just a weiner. Anyway, we went to Princess and the Frog on Monday night. Umm, so being the single girl that I am, I didn't take into consideration that fact that these kids go to bed around 9:30 or so. The movie started at 8:35 and we didn't get home til 10:30! What was I thinking? I wasn't. We had a pretty good time though. Then the next night we watched back to the Future, another of the movies I wanted them to see. I can't get away from, "Hey, butthead!" But the Newsies singing continues. No matter what I do, I can't excape it! (That 'x' is for you, toots). The next night, or last night we went down to Orem and had tacos with Alana and Steve. It was so fun to see them on their turf. I like their turf. The kids put in Patch Adams. One of my favorite movies.

As I am writing this and going over the week of what we did, I fear for my own future children. They will probably be more movie literate than I am. Poor little dears. People will always be asking them if they came up with that last sentence or if it's a quote from a movie. They won't have an original bone in their bodies. Their lives will be totally scripted. Meh, it's not that bad.

Anyway, we never did have the dance party. Rachel read that last post too soon :). Never fear (Brooklyn is here!) we will do it soon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Playing Mom

My parents are out of town. They get a free trip every year with their supply company. I wish I was with them in sunny Cancun. But I'm not. I'm stuck in the most polluted city in the US. It's true. Salt Lake City was ranked number one today for the worst air quality. At least that is what people are saying on facebook. Ha ha. Anyway, every time they leave town, I get to watch the kids that still live at home. It's always a party. It's always a lot of fun. It's also exhausting. I mean they get up at, like, 6:30! That is a bit early, I say. But I love doing it because we get to spend some quality time together and make some pretty great memories. Take this weekend for instance. We planned to go to see Princess and the Frog. We bought lots of treats and loaded our purses. We finally found a parking spot and, lo and behold, it had sold out. Not happy, Bob. Luckily, I brought over some movies I wanted them to see. One in particular. Newsies. Best boy musical ever. Emma and Rachel wanted to watch Prince Caspian but since I was the boss, I won and we watched Newsies. The next night, Mason wanted to watch it too and the girls were all over that. There are cute boys in the movie, you know. Now I can't go five minutes without hearing a song or a quote from it. And it makes me laugh. We are also going to have our traditional "dance party when the parents are out of town." It's usually pretty spontaneous. But as long as Rachel hasn't read this post yet, that's what we'll do.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Red Ryder

I got a Red Ryder bb gun fpr Christmas. Best thing ever! Except I haven't shot it yet because it is dark by the time I get home from work and the days I have been home, I have been to cold to go outside. I'm a wienie. I know. Well, two nights ago I had a dream that I was running around shooting people in the back of the head, laughing like a maniac, and running away so I wouldn't get hit with snowballs. I'm just thinking out loud here, but if I got shot in the back of the head with a bb gun, I might retaliate with something more than a snowball.