In case you can't understand what he is saying, he is telling the toy "no" and then asking it if it wants a "spanking" (pankin), then he says "Not Nice", some more "pankins" and then he says something I can't understand, like "shishishi shesh" then a few more "no's" and some more "pankin" threats.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Most of us are mom's now, Lauren has an adorable daughter Brianna who is 5 months, Rachel has a 5 year old daughter and a 2 month old son, and Jessica has an adopted daughter. Lauren's boyfriend Tommy was sweet enough to offer to pick us up and let us crash at their place, so we didn't have to worry at all about a DD.
When we finally got it figured out as to where we were going and what we were doing, oh, and who was coming along, (LOL) we ate quickly at TGI Friday's and then up the hill to Valhalla's we went. When we first go there, it was pretty empty and we sat down in the red room. I wasn't too excited, figured it would be a boring night. Man was I wrong!
I kind of turned my nose up at Katie when she said it was 80's night and she was going to drag my butt out on the floor. A few drinks later and a full dance floor, and there I was shaking my booty right next to her, Lauren, Rachel, Rachel and Jessica. I had a blast and can't wait to do it again!
Here are some pictures from the night
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Then I noticed the mother placing the baby in the car facing forward. I turned to Mark and said something about it and he told me it wasn't really any of my business. Maybe he was right, she was a perfect stranger and who am I to give her carseat advice. Plus, I know I roll my eyes at a lot of "well intended advice" that people throw my way about my children. Maybe she wouldn't care, maybe I would annoy her.... and so I kept on walking.
I wish I would have said something, and from now on I will. Afterall, a child's safety is EVERYBODY's business.
Fast forward a few weeks and I am getting out of my car at work. One of my friends is with me and says something about the car parked next to us. It belongs to one of our other co-workers who has a daughter around 3 years old. In the back there is an infant seat for the baby they just had a few months ago, and a booster seat for his oldest daughter. According to the standards for the state of Washington, he is "correct" in having her in a booster seat with a seatbelt securing her. However, after all the horriffic stories I've heard lately about children being moved to boosters too soon, I felt the need to say something to him.
So I forwarded him a link to the Kyle David Miller video on You tube and told him that I didn't want to step on his toes, but I wanted to give him some information that he might not know. He later told me he watched the video, but that the decision to move their daughter to a booster was beetween him and his wife and she's staying in the booster. I was surprised, and he is right, it is their choice.
I wish there were stronger laws about this, more specific criteria about height and weight minimums before you move your children to a booster with just a seatbelt securing them.
There are now carseats available to 5 point harness your children to 80 lbs, you better believe we will have our children in one of those. The newest one on the market is the Britax Frontier, it holds a child in a 5 point harness to 80 lbs, and then you can use it as a booster up to 100 lbs.
Friday, July 11, 2008
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It takes me about 2 minutes to pop both wheels off, put the stroller in the trunk and close it.
We put the seats to the stroller in the area of the 2nd row where we removed the "captains chair" behind the driver.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
In just a little over a month, we will be celebrating the kiddo's 2nd birthday. I can't believe it, they are going to be 2. These past two years have flown by so fast and I can't believe how big they are.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
That's right, to live here you've got to earn your keep! They start washing their clothes by hand early in our house, not even two and already doing their own laundry.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Katy and I were in charge of the kids and the guys were in charge of the fireworks and not lighting us all on fire (which Ricky and Jeff nearly failed at a few times!!!). The kids did really well with the fireworks and seemed to enjoy them. Everytime cassie saw one she'd say, "oohhh, pretty", it was so funny. Here are some pictures from the day.
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