Monday, June 30, 2014

project life 2014: week 26

sunday: when dave’s company moved offices, they got rid of this foosball table. we got it. dave and shane went downtown in the van and loaded it up, but then shane went somewhere else and dave didn’t want to try and unload it by himself (I eventually got recruited). that did not quell micah’s excitement about it at all, and he proceeded to squeeze himself into the back of the van with it and “play” as best he could. we did eventually get it unloaded, and even more eventually, into the house. it now resides in the playroom.144

monday: first cookout of the summer! 157

wednesday: dave had his first cpl soccer game in the evening, but forgot to bring his shin guards with him in the car. so, good wife that I am, I put my children on a bus (don’t worry, I went too) downtown and brought them to him. the kids thought it was awesome to ride the bus into the city (I learned quickly that we spend WAY too much time out in the sticks – you know, because that’s where we live - as they kept shouting excitedly about every ‘city’ site they saw), see daddy’s new office, eat lunch at the waterfront red robin, get back on the bus (with a discretely stashed just-in-case barf bag for micah who was complaining about feeling too full and having a stomachache)*, and eventually getting off the bus right by the coolest toy store ever from which we purchased shrinky dinks and spent the rest of the afternoon coloring and shrinking. also, I am forever shaking my head over my children’s ideas about “matching”. one in head-to-toe red, the other in head-to-toe turquoise.2014-07-248

also wednesday: apparently micah has decided to start a dog school specifically for bonez. the things he wants to work on are “sit”, “shake”, and “speak”. his student is not particularly engaged, which I suppose is to be expected, since he already knows how to do all those things. layla, however, has other plans for tomorrow’s lesson. this one might prove more challenging, as this husky does not fetch.2014-07-2410

thursday: has anyone else heard the rumor that birkenstocks are back in style??? dug these out of my closet. many, many miles these have taken me. (they are approximately 22 years old and on their second set of soles!)176

friday: MRI day for layla. she was not particularly fond of having her IV put in or having to lie still for 45 minutes, but celebrating with a starbucks cake pop after made things better.182

saturday: dave took shane to find new cleats for the upcoming soccer season. came home with these eye-sores. 185

and a random skinny from downtown seattle.

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* lisa, you can add “on a bus” to one of the top 3 slots of the rachel’s list of worst places to have a child throw up.

** incidentally, rachel, herself, once threw up “on a bus” as a young child, while riding downtown with my brother to meet my parents for dinner. my quick-thinking brother whipped my stocking cap off my head and held it under my face to catch.

*** ironically, the two things I remember being upset about upon getting off of the bus were 1) that my parents declared that we could not go out for dinner under the circumstances, and 2) he threw my hat in the first garbage can he found on the street.

**** it should be obvious by my lack of trauma mentioned in this post that micah did not, in fact, throw up on the bus (or anywhere else, for that matter). crisis avoided. phew!

Monday, June 9, 2014

project life 2014: week 23

sunday: a rare sighting of the superhero “micahman” streaking across the backyard.195

(his power is using this wand to put storm clouds in the sky…)

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monday: our caterpillar family is growing! we keep finding them everywhere! AND, a couple of the ‘boy’ caterpillars have already cocooned themselves.199

also monday: the long-awaited MOMS club fundraising dinner at teddy’s! my final job as the AVP.200

tuesday: shane was awarded “wolf of the month” at school and we got to go to a special award breakfast. so proud!202

friday: layla seems to have some mystery illness. no fever, but acting like it. lethargy, no appetite, but no recognizable symptoms otherwise.208

saturday: my kids (the almost 9 year old and the 6 and a half year old) got super excited to see this coin operated horse outside the grocery store. they BEGGED for quarters. I happened to have 2, and, just because it was so ridiculous, I let them ride. it proceeded to rock slowly back and forth for about a minute. I nearly fell asleep. they SWORE it was fun. 219

also saturday: and the weird no-fever fever is back. after swearing she was hungry and wanted dinner, she fell asleep on the couch. she woke up, noticed that we were all already done eating, and sat down to eat… where she promptly fell back asleep. weird.223

and a random skinny. I was looking for some sandals for layla and happened upon these across the aisle. I nearly died. baby girl shoes are the cutest thing there is in this entire world, and these were pretty much adorable. size 1. they were like 2 inches long. at $5, I nearly bought them just because.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

project life 2014: week 22

sunday: yes, it was raining. and a little cold. apparently layla was feeling a little bit dramatic about going outside.172

monday: what dave and I spent our exciting 3 day weekend doing…173

tuesday: it’s caterpillar season again!!!174

thursday: track meet for shane. this is the 100m and I’m pretty sure he won by at least a mile.177

friday: discovered a nest and some eggs in our poor, neglected spider plant out back. guess I’ll have to neglect it even more!185

saturday: the caterpillar family is growing! we now have one jar of “boys” and one of “girls”. how do you tell the difference? the boys are bigger and more hairy… makes sense to me.187

also saturday: the photoshoot I organized for MOMS Club as a fundraiser. and yes, I actually took advantage of it myself to get some new pics taken of my own kids.190

some signs of hope in the garden:

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