Monday, October 17, 2016


We have been enjoying lots of sunshine and weirdly warm weather this last week.  Also there will be weirdly warm weather this week, too. 

It's kind of annoying.  But then Brice pointed out that I would probably also be annoyed with the weather if it was too cold, too.  And maybe I would.  But it totally doesn't feel like fall.  Like it's supposed to be almost ninety degrees today and tomorrow.  That's crazy.

Also the boys are back in school today after a week off for fall break.  They left this morning with not even any tears or complaining about what they were wearing (mainly Cameron.  He complains about what he's wearing.  But today he didn't.  It was like a Monday miracle).

The girl and I are chilling and watching TV and obviously I'm doing this.  And then we are going to go to the YMCA and then maybe the library and maybe I'll do some laundry today.  Maybe. 

They were being goofballs and hanging over the edge of the trampoline.  When I made them scoot closer together to all be in a picture, Cameron was less than thrilled.  

Then they were all gathered around the dog.  Except for the Spam.  He was mad about something.  And he sat alone on the trampoline and wouldn't come down.  So I told him that Andy won't be around too much longer and wouldn't it be nice to take a picture with him.  And when they're all old and looking at pictures, they may look back and say, "Hey, where's Cameron?  How come he didn't want to take a picture with Andy?"

Then he joined the group.  Silly boy.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Things of note

Some things of note:

Annalise is starting to develop a taste for the princess crown.  Uh-oh.  I think we need to get her her own crown, and pretty quick.

We survived fall break.  We went to some parks, went to a cool thing at the library, played outside a lot, watched an extra kid for a few of the days, and got flu shots.  Plus plenty of fast food visits, as well.  So it was a pretty decent fall break.

I finished writing the primary program.  Whew.  Yay for being done with that.  The writing part.  Now for the rest of it. 

The girls at the park

We went to the park the other day on the way home from running errands.  Annalise was already tired and grumpy, but Liv was begging to play.  Plus also she had on a crown and her fairy skirt.  So that was important.  

Liv walked around the edge of the fountain and then of course Leesie wanted to try it, too.  Only she wouldn't hold my hand and she got mad when I tried holding on to her clothes, like in the pic above.  So we had to leave the fountain.  And she threw a fit about it.

Then we headed over to the playscape.  And she wanted to go up the stairs.  And then down the stairs by herself.  But she wouldn't turn around and go on her belly.  So we fought about that quite a bit.

And then she made this super beautiful face.  When I kept tell her to turn around.

And then I tried to let Olivia swing.  But Annalise was so mad that she just threw herself on the floor by me kicking and screeching.

So we tried to the playscape again.  But she was still mad at me.

But then big sissy helped her go down the slide.  And then she was a little happier. 

And then she wanted to do this one by herself.  She screeched when I stood near her.  So I stepped back.  And then she changed her mind and wasn't so sure about the slide.

But then  big sissy came and pushed her down.  Big sisters are good like that.