Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Well, I had my day in court today, and I only had to pay a $25 fine. Not too bad. I did a lot of sitting around, and baby Sharon was really good until the judge came in and then she started to fuss, so the prosecutor bumped me to the front of the line and we were able to get out of there. A great way to spend two hours on a Tuesday morning.
Then, I got home, opened the front door, and was hit by a horrible smell. I thought Jay must've had the worst BM on the planet, but then when I went upstairs, I had a worse mess. Jacob had diarrhea coming down his leg, there was poop all over the playroom and it was just gross. I got him in the tub, and as I am scraping crap off his legs, I was totally gagging, oh, it was bad! So, now we have laundry going and everything is shipshape again! What a great way to come home!

Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day of School

There is nothing quite like it, the first day of school. The excitement, the anticipation, the dread, so many emotions, it is a very unique day.
We had a great first day of school today. Anna and Topher both have very nice teachers and we are very excited about their new school. Pretty cool to be in a school on the very first day it opens!
It is great to be back on a schedule and making progress in all our activities!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fun with Cousins

We had such a fun time with our Horsley cousins. We were so happy to have Catherine and Tony and their boys come up for a visit. We loved having them at Topher's first football game and going to bug day at the Botanical Gardens. I think one of the highlights though was going to Chuck-A-Rama. The kids had so much fun picking out crazy things to eat with nobody telling them anything. Topher had about 20 plates of food, and I think I had about 20 rolls! We had a great time visiting and the kids all played so well together. I was pretty happy when McKay came to sit on my lap. We had a great time.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Jacob's Birthday

I can't believe that Jacob is 4! Time has just flown by-I guess he is just that much fun! We love Jacob and all his silliness and new names daily. For his birthday he was Fish Boy and he got mad when cards/presents said Jacob on them. When we went to church in La Canada he said his name was Kama-his Bionicle name- and Shark Boy. He is a nut. I made him a very cute Lego cake if I do say so myself and he had some neighborhood kids over for cake-plenty of party for a 4 year old. I look back and contrast my other kids' 4th parties and Jacob's falls a bit short, but he had fun and I am trying to simplify not make things more grandiose.
After Jacob went to bed, we heard a huge thud and then a ton of screaming-he had fallen out of bed. His lip was totally bleeding and he said his tooth hurt. I can't tell yet this morning if his tooth is dead or not, he won't let me look at it. Not a good way to start your fourth year, and if I have another kid with no front tooth for years, I will just die-not to mention that people will think something is going on down here!
I also have to mention that Jacob/Kama/Shark/Fish Boy owns clothes, but we made progress by getting on the Star Wars underwear-he was in his birthday suit from the moment we got home from church, so we tried!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Back from the Beach

We had a great time at the beach! Anna and Topher had so much fun boogie boarding and swimming in the waves, Jacob loved playing in the sand and running from the waves, and baby Sharon loved sitting in her stroller having her bottle, she was amazing! We missed Jay a ton, especially since the beach is down a huge canyon and I was a total pack mule, but he would have had a bunch of fun. It really was a fun trip and fun to be in Southern California, I miss all the fun things to do down there. I went to a play with my good friend Lisa Marriott, we went to Griffith Observatory that just reopened after a four year renovation, and just fun to relax and swim in the pool. Jacob made huge progress and jumped off the diving board tons of times. We had a great time. The driving I can do without, but it was really fun to be there.
I have to say a few words about the baby's wig that I think is totally hilarious. We got it at a children's boutique there at the beach, it is supposed to look like Lil' Kim, and she looks so funny in it. She left it on on entire evening, even eating dinner. This one lady asked me why I had a wig on a baby, and I said just because it's funny, what other reason do you need? Some people thought she was a doll, and then when they realized she was real they would really crack up. She was great!