Saturday, May 10, 2014

For Mother's Day::An Interview

It's been a while since I've interviewed my kiddos. I don't think I've ever done this with Easton and now that he is 4, well he is just prime for the best answers! Also, all the kids answered these questions without knowing what the others had said.
Mother's Day 2014
Brendan age 10.5
Wyatt age 8.5
Easton age 4
Annabel age 2

1. What is something Mom always says to you?
A:: Go Nanny's house
E:: Um. I love you?
W:: You're my favorite Wyatt
B:: I don't want you to grow up

2. What makes Mommy happy?
A:: uh, Kaylee
 E:: Funny words
W:: When I make you bracelets and cards and stuff
B:: Me giving you hugs

3. What makes Mommy sad?
A:: Daddy
E:: If I leave your house
W:: When I make sad choices
B:: Watching me on my birthday, getting older

4. How does Mommy make you laugh?
A::  hahahahahahha Daddy make me laugh, Mom
E:: Tickle me.
W:: When she stares at me when we are hugging
B:: When she toots

5. What was Mommy like as a child?
A:: Little
E:: Like Annabel!
W:: Shy
B:: Hmm? I don't know. I don't know what you were like as a child.

6. How old is Mommy?
A:: Old you. Kaylee. Forgot.
E:: 18
W:: 36
B:: 37

7. How tall?
A:: You're short
E:: (Holds hands above head) "This pounds"
W:: 5-3
B:: 5-5?

8. What is Mom's favorite thing to do?
A:: Favorite do now? Forgot.
E:: Cook, or do school work. Actually you hate doing school work! You love to play on your computer.
W:: I don't know, what is it?
B:: Spend time with Dad

9. What do you think Mom does when you are not around?
A:: No. Around!
E:: Play with Annabel
W:: Hang out with Dad
B:: Celebrate

10. If Mommy became famous, what would it be for?
E:: For being a super hero. Flying through the air.
W:: Because she kept doing her work and she became richer than Bill Gates.
B:: Playing the piano

11. What is Mommy really good at?
A:: Right there. Riding horseys (weird answer)
E:: Cooking
W:: Driving her car
B:: Being a Mom

12. What is Mommy NOT really good at?
A:: Kicking
E:: Climbing
W:: Hating me
B:: Climbing trees

13. What does Mom do for a job?
A:: Work, Mom.
E:: Paint
W:: Paints
B:: Paints

14. What is Mommy's favorite food?
A:: Food. Fruit.
E:: Salad
W:: Brussel Sprouts
B:: Vegetable pizzas

15. What do you do that makes Mom proud?
A:: Climb
E:: Make play dough
W:: Do my best at baseball
B:: Promote in rank at Bazillian Jiu-Jitsu

16. If Mom was a cartoon, what character would she be?
A:: Cartoon movie. Sounds good.
E:: Hulk
W:: Aveeva from Wild Kratts
B:: Penny, from Bolt

17. What do you and Mom do together?
A:: Go to practice. Ball Park.
E:: Smash.
W:: Paint. Stuff. Hang out.
B:: Talk about what's healthy

18. How are you and Mom the same?
A:: Special
E:: Because you're in the family
W:: We both broke our arm at the same age
B:: We like art

19. How are you and Mom different?
A:: Different, Mommy
E:: I don't know! I don't have a questions for that!
W:: You're a girl
B:: You're 37 and I'm 10 and a half.

20. How do you know Mommy loves you?
A:: Mommy loves me!
E:: Because she just loves me!
W:: Because she says so.
B:: Because she says so.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Kid Quotes::Vol. 56

I know I have missed some good ones. Better keep writing them down because you really can't remember these awesome one liners if you don't!

One from Brendan...

Setting--We have dance music on. Brendan is banging on a plastic box with tinker toy sticks (make shift the music) It's getting a little bit on my nerves...

Me: That's starting to get to me a bit.

Brendan: Like it's too loud? Or just annoying?

Me: ummmmm

Brendan: (before i can even answer) Because I really don't need you discouraging me right now because I really want to learn the drums.

Drums continue......

And another gem from Easton. He is full of them right now. 4 year olds are the best for Kids Quotes!

Easton: Mom, don't you think Olaf (our hamster) is cuter than Annabel?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Children's Museum

I almost forgot to post about going to the Children's Museum with Easton and Annabel. It really was fun having just the 2 little ones for week. It was so much easier (not to mention cheaper) to just pack up and go do something fun. They enjoy the same things since they are closer to the same age (don't have to entertain a 10 year old while doing toddler-ish things and vice versa). We enjoyed the Children's Museum one afternoon just me and them and it really was a blast. Sadly Brendan and Wyatt have kind of outgrown the Children's Museum and it's hard to figure out how to take the little ones there since the big boys are in my care 24/7. The things moms can do when there children go to school.....

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Birthday

This year I got to share my birthday with Easter. It has only lined up like that a few times in my life. The first one I can remember was when I was in 4th grade. Woke up on Easter morning AND my birthday with the chicken pocks. Good times! I got a pogo-stick that year for my birthday. Willie had brought home the chicken pocks first, earlier in the week, and then the rest of us woke up with it on Easter. We skipped church but we still went to my Grandma and Grandpa's for Easter egg hunting, food and a birthday party. There may have been another Easter/Birthday but I don't remember it as clearly.

This Birthday/Easter was a weird one. On Saturday Brendan and Wyatt flew to Wichita with my Mom to spend Easter and Jayden's birthday with them! We hadn't done eggs or anything. Brendan and Wyatt have been crazy excited for this trip for about a month and I think it is the longest I have ever spent apart from them! They are having an absolute blast, but it made for a weird holiday for us!

Easter morning I got up early, made cinnamon rolls and colored eggs with Easton and Annabel. Definitely a first for me, waiting until Easter Sunday to color eggs. We went to church just the 4 of us and it was awesome.  When you are in Christ, is there anything better than the party you get to have at church that day? Our church is good at partying and celebrating Jesus.

After, we came home and I cooked some food and then we went to Joanna's for Easter dinner and Easter egg hunting.

Joanna and Jon bought a beautiful mid-century style house in Shelton this winter and it has been a blessing for them to be able to host gatherings! It was just us 4 and them 2 (which was weird) but they made it special with a fancy dinner and toys for the kids and a cake for me!

The weather was predicted to be bad but turned out great. Can't complain when it is Spring in Washington!

I wonder how old I will be when my birthday and Easter intersect again?

This is the face she gives me about 75% of the time I point the camera (or phone) at her!
We tried. These are the best we could do.

There's that face again!

Now I must break out with a little story.
After the Easter Egg hunt I noticed Annabel's bag was significantly lighter than Easton's. I didn't think much of it since he's older and probably gathered a lot more eggs. But then, I was separating the plastic eggs from the hard boiled eggs in their bags and discovered that Annabel had only picked up 1 hard boiled egg (out of 24!!). The rest were plastic, a.k.a. candy eggs. Then I saw these pictures. 

She picks it up. Examines it....
 And then puts it back on the grass! "No Thank You. I'm looking for candy."
She's pretty smart.

Must have found a candy egg!

Don't try and dodge my camera!

There it is again! Death glare!!! Hand on hip and everything.
What a great sister I have!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

7 Years

April 14 marked 7 years since my brother died. This time of year still brings a funk that settles in for a couple weeks even before I realize why. Life has changed so much since then and yet it still feels like someone is missing. I can't wait to see him again. I really can't.

We remembered together this year by grabbing his favorite gut-bomb burger from The Ritz in Shelton and eating lawn style up at the cemetery with friends who feel the loss like we do. We all took a swig of whiskey from his flask. For most of us it is a once a year event to even smell whiskey, but we do it for him! Then we spent the afternoon at Joanna's house and had a family dinner and made margaritas. Its always a little relief to get past the 14th. Another year.

Apparently it was wear your teal shirt day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baseball::Opening Day 2014

Once again...I have some catch up work to do.
Let's start with baseball, shall we?

Opening day was a week (or so ago) on April 12th. Easton has decided he isn't playing this year (fine with us) and they bumped Wyatt up into the same level as Brendan (Hallelujah!). Wow! Baseball feels so much easier this year with both boys on the same team. They are playing Minors on the Detroit Tigers team (10-11 year olds). They had a great opening day (big win) and another big win their next game that week. Fun times ahead!

You can see the Wagner cheering squad out there in the outfield.