Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Look Mama, it's sticking out!"

It must be because of the holiday..... but this week sure has been a blurr. I am behind in getting my blog out, behind in paper work and other things on my "to do" list, and the laundry keeps mulitplying. Just as I finish a load and get it put away, more dirty clothes appear. The mountain of laundry just keeps growing. I don't like that my goal for the day has become "squeezing just one more load of laundry in before bedtime." Maybe it's time to re evaluate a few things.... or maybe it's time to teach the kiddlings how to do their own laundry :)

"We go to da movie peter Mama?" asked Little Susan. Hmmm, that sounds like a great idea I thought, I needed to get out of the house and away from housework. We decided to take the kiddos to the movie theatre in Tecumseh to see "How To Train Your Dragon" (in 3D of course). This was the little girl's very first 3D movie so we knew it was going to be an adventure. The girls were shocked at how big the theatre was and they were very amused with the 3D glasses we got. It was mid week so we knew it wouldn't be busy, infact there were only two other families in the whole theatre .... no problem in choosing where to sit!
The lights dimmed and the animation began. We put on our glasses and watched the previews and advertisements. The girls "ooohed" and "ahhhhed" and reached out to touch things that weren't there. They shrieked and laughed at this new found discovery (and the boys just laughed at them - they were "experienced" movie goers... this was old hat to them.)  "Look Mama, it's sticking out!" Latoya screamed. Everyone giggled - even the other people in the theatre. Between folding themselves up in the theatre chairs, spilling pop corn across three seats, and popping the lenses out of their glasses .... they were having an exciting adventure .... until ...... the "scarey parts" started to happen (just high energy "catch you off guard" stuff but a little intimidating for young ones wearing 3D glasses.) I could see it coming, I had to swallow my mouthful of pop for fear of spraying it all over the family in front of us...... the dragon jumped up and growled and Latoy and Little Susan screamed and jumped up in their seats, throwing themselves back as far as they could, trying to squeeze through the fabric on the chairs - like osmosis. And it happened AGAIN and AGAIN!!!! I couldn't stop laughing it was so funny.... no one was watching the movie anymore they were watching our kids.... shrieking and hopping as far back into their seats as they could. Popcorn was flying.... I rescued their pops before they left the cupholders and hit the floor. "Take off your glasses!" I yelled above the noise and chaos, "Take off your glasses!" Little Susan heard me and ripped those things off her face and sank back down into her chair......chest heaving and eyes wild. Latoya was still making animal-like noises and she clawed into the teenager's arms trying to hide behind her. The teenager reached over and removed Latoya's glasses and wiped her tears... "I LIKE this movie Momma." Latoya said....Hahahahahahaha. Lord this was SO worth the expense of taking them all out :)
Both girls settled down giggling over how "scarey" that dragon had been, the other families in the theatre stopped snickering and turned back around to enjoy the movie (but I could hear them explode with laughter every so often and I KNEW they were reliving that moment in their minds...... it was worth revisiting.), my hubby and I exchanged wide eyed glances over the kids head's trying not to start laughing all over again ourselves. We settled back and enjoyed the movie trying to anticipate any upcoming "surprising" parts to avoid that scene all over again.

When the movie ended we decided to take the kids for dinner at the Mongolian Grill since it was close by (and a favourite eating place for our herd). We got into the vehicles (yes vehicles....we need both vehicles to fit everyone in) and headed over in that direction. As we approached the restaurant Little Susan began squealing "I SEE DA MONGO! I SEE DA MONGO!" then both little girls began chanting "Mongo, Mongo, Mongo, Mongo" They were very excited :)
The boys are big enough to eat from the stir fry buffet but the little girlies still order from the kids menu. Little Susan waited patiently for her "pizza that the cooker boys made for her" while Latoya had "polk-a-dots and fries" which translates to pogo dogs and fries :) And of course Daddy was the hero of the evening by winning stuffies for all of them from the "CLAW MACHINE" in the corner. Although he is good at it - they were still expensive .... but the experiences with our kiddos and the memories we're making are priceless.
*Special Thanks to Papa & Grandma K for looking after The Baby while we took the rest of the kiddlings out - we appreciate you!

Like I mentioned at the start this week has been a blurr..... preparing all the young kiddlings for their dance recitals, classes, costume fitting, Church events, my Hubby and the Teenager's trip to Israel and our upcoming missions trip to India. So much drama and "stuff" going on I just don't know which end is up anymore :) One night on my way out the door AGAIN, I grumbled "I wish there were more hours in the day" and Shane said, "Ya, like ten or eleven." ....... "What? There already are twenty-four hours in a day buddy.... I need a few MORE, like twenty-seven or twenty-eight." So here are a few highlights from my week...... funnies from our house to yours:
* We recently celebrated our seventeenth Wedding anniversary and my darling hubby had given me roses. I had them displayed on the counter in the kitchen. Little Susan came in and admired them, "New flowers Feautiful Mommy, soft and Feautiful flowers."
* I was opening a box of chocolates I'd received as the vultures began to swarm around me. (I swear the smell it through the packaging.) They began arguing over who was going to get my chocolate. I told them "I'll give my chocolates to whoever I choose to."  Suddenly Little Susan runs over jumping up and down raising her small hand "Choose me Mommy! Choose me! Choose me!"
*While discussing the voracious appetite and the incredible skinniness of a dog, I mentioned that perhaps he has a tapeworm and if left untreated, he will eventually die. Poor Latoya got tears in her eyes and looked up at me startled, "Me?" she questioned. "What? No, not you - the dog silly." I assured her. "Oh," she said wiping the tears away. "Daddy always calls ME tapeworm." (Her playful nickname because she has an usatiable appetite - Guess Daddy will have to find a new nickname for her :))
*Little Susan loves to go online. "Can I play the puter Mommy? I want dubbya dubbya dubbya dot com." Hahahaha
*Little Susan had been playing on the back porch and came into the house, she was very distraught. "Mommy my pet is gone." She whined.  (A little grey pill bug she had been rolling around and playing with - yes they do have normal toys.... she LIKES bugs.) "Oh? Where did he go?" I asked. "I donno, he's gone." She pouted. "Well maybe he had to go home?" I suggested. Her eyes lit up. "I know!" She said excitedly. "He had to go to church!" LOL, spoken like a true pastor's kid :)
*My Teenager came home from school more than a little frazzled the other day. She told me all about a June bug that flew down her top at school - in the school yard .... *gasp* .... where all her friends were! The bug hooked itself to her "undergarment" and didn't want to leave. I can only imagine the horror. My hubby and my Teenager have a "extreme dislike for creeping creatures" in common. I can just picture her jumping up and down, flailing her arms, squealing and trying not to scream. Not wanting to draw attention to herself and cause a scene she would quietly but urgently be trying to flick the little guy out of her clothes while wiggling all over the place. Hahahaha. What a kodak moment that would have been! She tells me that after she got the June bug out of her shirt and brushed him away he flew right back at her and hit her in the neck. She was still squirming as she shared this with me. Have fun in Israel my Hubby and Teenager, I hope one of your friends is available to protect you both from the giant "foreign bugs" they have over there - I'll be praying for you :)
*Latoya is our "Drama Queen Extreme." If there's drama going on you can be sure she's in the middle of it. Latoya came rushing out of the bathroom the other day and banged her hand off the door frame. The sharp pain stopped her in her tracks. She had scraped a tiny bit of skin off the top of one knuckle. She was fine.... until she saw it...... a small flap of skin was sticking up. She screamed like someone was torturing her. I hugged her sob wracked body and kissed her boo boo while she moaned and wept. I washed her hand and put tissue on the finger to "protect it" from any further damage :) The to top it all off a tiny drop of blood appeared.....and the sobbing got louder and louder. Once I wiped the spot of blood away and assured her that her finger was not going to come off - she skipped out of the bathroom with excitement on her face ..... and ran off to "show everyone" what happened to her. When little Susan saw it she said "Awww, poor yiddow fewwa."
*The teenager woke up on Saturday morning (well probably more like afternoon...) and laid on the couch. She said she wasn't feeling well. "Oh dear, looks like we have a sickling who needs prayer - can I get a volunteer?" I asked. Daniel ran over to her and laid his hand on her head. "I will ." He said. He bowed his head and closed his eyes and prayed "Dear Lord, please make my sister feel better and bless her as use to our bodies, in Jesus' Name, Amen" *Oh my goodness - they really are food driven aren't they? LOL
*Sitting on the back porch having lunch, Little Susan was upset that a bee kept buzzing around us while we were eating. Daddy tried to get him with the fly swatter a few times but he kept flying out of reach. Suddenly little Susan stood up and pointed toward the back of the yard and hollered "Daddy! Here he comes Daddy, you hafta die him!"
*While driving down hwy 40 on the way to my sister's place Little Susan piped up from the backseat, "Somefin smells weird in here." "That smell is a skunk outside Susan." I replied. "No, it's stinky IN HERE Mommy." she insisted. (hahahaha) "It's outside Susan, it just smells like it's in here" I explained. "I don't like it" she said. "We don't have skunks at OUR house, only squirrels." she said matter of factly.
Just a reminder: Avon Campaign 15 has begun. Check out my Avon Business page or my Avon Website for links to view the brochures online and let me know if there's anything I can get for you! The next order will be placed on June 8th.
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  1. I Love The Blog Mommy! You Do A Great Job!
    (Thanks For Sharing My Bug Experiance With The World! I Am Sure The "Spider" Story Will Be In The Next Blog. Right? LOL)

  2. love reading your blog Lucy it really brightens my day. You have an amaziing gift for writing I love how you share your family adventures with us all. Thank you for blessing me with a giggle every day love yahh sis

  3. hey love this thing ... makes me smile whenever i read it .. but from this one i was reading it and was almost in tears :) lol love you auntie

  4. Lisa, I look forward to each new blog of yours. It really does make my week and always makes me laugh. Your funnies always make me burst out in laughter and every time my husband says "You're reading Lisa's blog, aren't you?"