Friday, July 24, 2009

Out of the mouth of our babe!

Today we were loading up in the car for preschool and Cady stops and looks around the backyard. I thought she was checking out our tomato plants but instead she says:

Cady: Mom, where is the cherry tree?

Me: What cherry tree?

Cady: Daddy's cherry tree.

Me: Daddy's doesn't have a cherry tree

Cady: (impatiently) No mom, the cherry tree that daddy used to have

Me: Cady, I'm not sure what you are talking about, there is no cherry tree and we've never had a cherry tree

Cady: (even more impatient) Moooooom, you told me that George Washing-machine cut down daddy's cherry tree.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Do

Cady requested short hair. I was 100% down with it because I'm tired of the length difference between her bangs and the rest of her hair. At least now we can grow it back out and it'll be one length. It was scary there for a moment. Initially I thought we'd go just a few inches shorter and then the hair lady said she could go even shorter than what I suggested. I said to go for it but Rob was an odd shade of white. She DID want a pixie cut so I think this was a good compromise. We were both scared to death though of her reaction and pictured a scenario of her wanting her hair back....and we all know how persistent she can be. Instead, she was very matter of fact about it when it was done. Anyhow, the end result (keep in mind that the bangs are STILL growing out).




Thursday, July 9, 2009

Taps

I'm sad to report that both Kermice and Silly passed away within a couple of days of each other. We lost Kermice a couple of days ago and tonight Rob found Silly lifeless. Bummer.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4th

During the week Cady and I went to buy decorations for her wagon for the Fourth of July Parade. We tried to decorate the wagon on Thursday but clouds moved in and it looked like it was going to rain so we decided to wait until Friday.
On Friday Cady was super-excited to decorate her wagon. "In the afternoon when it cools down" we kept telling her. That morning she and I went to Supper Solutions together and assembled 250.00 worth of frozen meals for the month. We got home, put them in the freezer and then ran to Wal-mart for some staple food items. Anyone that knows me knows that I cannot stand Wal-mart. I rarely go. But some of the items that I needed I knew for a fact were 1/2 the price of the regular grocery store so we braved it.
An hour later as we are getting ready to check-out we can hear thunder. Hearing thunder inside of a busy Wal-mart is pretty impressive. Then the electricity went out. We managed to check-out only to find ourselves in a mass of people standing at the door waiting to leave. It was one serious storm outside and we were now trapped inside, of all places, Wal-mart! =( Lightning was everywhere and the rain was coming down in buckets. We waited with everyone else while I prayed that our popsicles did not turn into a puddle of goo before we got out of there. If not for the heavy lightning and not knowing where I parked we *might* have made a dash for it just to save the popsicles.
After a 20 minute wait the rain slowed down to the point where we could at least see in front of us and we made a dash for the car. Naturally (b/c things were going to smoothly at this point)we were diverted by the police because the road home was flooded. We finally made it home only to find that our electricity was out as well. I squeezed the popsicles into the freezer between the $250.00 worth of "frozen" food and we went out and watched the storm.
Unfortunately the garage door does not open without electricity so we were not able to decorate the wagon. We spent the better part of the evening wedging ice in the freezer trying to keep everything cold. Cady ended up having to go to bed without decorating the wagon because three hours later the electricity was still not on. She was a little freaked out about the dark house and that was only exacerbated by fireworks going off EVERYWHERE around us.
Rob and I sat in the dark playing the, "Huh, what should we do now" game until 11:30 when the power finally came back on...6 1/2 hours after it went out.
The morning of July 4th we hustled to the parade site with our naked wagon and a bag of decorations. We were able to get it together in time for the parade and it looked like this:






Cady and Dad entered the Balloon Toss contest





And she misses. Maybe the bangs were in the way!



Even Butters got into the Red, White and Blue spirit!



And then a bath for Butters to get all spiffied up before the BBQ



Sloan's Lake waiting for the "Big" fireworks that turned out to be a major let-down.



But at least Cady, Emma and Lily got some running in



And with the exception of one time in Maine when she was sick, this is the ONLY time this has ever happened. Proof of all of the fun that was had.