Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh Buddy!

Somedays I wonder if maybe I'd like to have another child. Most days I think probably not. Today was one of the few days that I absolutely, definitely do not want anymore kids!

This morning Steve and I were both busy with our own things, not paying attention to Roman. That was a mistake. We found him in the kitchen where he had emptied half of the refrigerator, sprayed the walls, cupboards and floor with chocolate PediaSure, and smashed about ten eggs on the floor.

Notice how he's hanging his head in shame? He knows he's in trouble. What a mess! So Steve took Roman upstairs to clean him while I started cleaning the kitchen. Steve left Roman alone for a minute in Grace's room, where he then proceeded to break Grace's nightlight.

Later, I went to check on Roman during his nap. Here's what I found:
Yuck! I had to wake him up to clean the mess. What a lovely day. :) I sure hope tomorrow goes better.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Is she smart or what?

Today, out of the blue, Grace came up to me and said, "Did you know that two fifteens is the same as ten and twenty?"

I had to think about that for a minute. Then I realized what she had said. Wow! She's not even in kindergarten yet. How smart is this little girl?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

One year down, two to go!

Steve finished his first year of law school today. YAY! Way to go Steve! The first year was a challenge for all of us, but Steve really did a great job. And the next two years are supposed to get a little better. Let's hope that's true!

The last three weeks have been consumed with intense studying for Steve, so we'll be glad to have him back for a while! We did okay though. We only had one call to poison control and one call to 911!* And we only ate frozen waffles for dinner once. :)

*Side note: The call to poison control was when Roman ate some anti-bacterial soap. That turned out to be no big deal. It will only make a child sick if he eats more than a mouthful. The call to 911 came in St. George when Roman was playing with the phone. I heard someone answer and I went to grab the phone. By the time I got there he had disconnected. So then the phone rang and it was a 911 operator calling to make sure we were okay. I told her yes, and explained what happened. I must not have been too convincing though, because the next thing we knew the police were pounding on the door! I guess that's good that they're so thorough, but I felt bad for wasting their time!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

40 More Things About Deb (written by a fan)

61. Deb has a great sense of humor (she married me).
62. Deb is an incredible mother.
63. Deb was a big fan of the TV show Felicity. http://youtube.com/watch?v=6RF6OkwiA_A
64. Deb has impeccable style.
65. Once while we were shopping Deb was approached by someone & asked if she was a model.
66. Deb is probably the smartest person I know.
67. Deb looks great without make-up.
68. Deb loves The Office. http://youtube.com/watch?v=HuGIgf-ICHM&feature=related
69. Deb was grounded for sluffing school on the day of her high-school graduation.
70. Deb cooks a mean chicken enchilada.
71. I miss Deb when I am not with her, which is most of the time.
72. Deb loves nothing more than reading, sleeping, and being w/the kids (I will not say what order).
73. Once when we were in Paris, Deb was approached by an old man who thought she was Canadian because she was too thin for an American.
74. Deb is always keeping it real.
75. Deb was quite the hot item at SUU.
76. Deb was born in 1976.
77. Deb looks so good in a little black dress (although it has been a long time since she has worn one).
78. Deb won a table setting competiton in high school.
79. Roman and Grace are enamoured with Deb, as am I.
80. Deb worked for OC Tanner in SLC & was sorely missed when she left.
81. At SUU a very short foreign exchange student from Africa(along with many others), had a crush on Deborah & called her Deebaraa.
82. Deb has been bungee jumping.
83. Deb has a great relationship with her Mom.
84. Deb is fantastic with grammar and will likely edit this post.
85. Deb has "if you were here" by Thompson Twins as her ring tone. This song was in the movie 16 candles in the last scene with Molly Ringwald & Jake Ryan.http://youtube.com/watch?v=x5prlwWfXpk
86. I think that Deb see's herself as the Molly Ringwald character (she is not, she is definitely not awkward and much better looking. I see myself as Jake Ryan, sadly I am not that good looking or smooth, or rich).
87. Deb loves Jane Austen.
88. Deb loves Bridget Jones Diary (the edited version of course).
89. Deb claims that she is a Mark Darcy kind of girl. I think that all girls claim they want Mark Darcy but secretly want Daniel Cleaver.
90. Deb should be the one in law school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acUFdP7N1vw
91. I promised one of Deb's professors that I would make sure Deb continued with a career in communications, as she was one of his most promising students.
92. Deb is extremely generous.
93. Deb does not make good choices when it comes to men (obviously).
94. Deb was once a shoe freak and owned many pairs.
95. Deb rolled her Toyota Tercel on I-15 in Beaver Ut.
96. Deb is extremely organized, unlike myself.
97. Without Deb I would be lost.
98. Deb does not realize how beautiful she is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6IQoOvvc1g
99. Deb hates to be called Debby.
100. See 98. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-TssRlmmBE

Saturday, May 3, 2008

60 Things

Inspired by Meridy and Monica, here is a list of 60 things about me.

1. I think my husband is pretty great.
2. I miss him when he's at school all the time.
3. We will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary this summer.
4. It was because of me that Steve didn't go to law school earlier.
5. I didn't want to be married to a lawyer because it seems like they all work constantly.
6. I hope he won't work constantly.
7. I would rather be poor and spend time with my husband than be rich and never see him.
8. I have been to Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Greece, Hawaii and 12 Caribbean islands.
9. Some of the cool things I've seen include The Louvre, The Van Gogh Museum, The Rodin Museum, The Eiffel Tower, The Anne Frank House, The Colosseum, The Vatican, The Sistine Chapel, The Acropolis, and Versailles.
10. I miss having flight benefits.
11. In college I joined Alpha Phi, a greek sorority.
12. I haven't kept in touch with many high school or college friends. I wish I would have.
13. I like living in Henderson more than I thought I would.
14. I don't like cleaning.
15. I do it anyway though, because I hate messes.
16. I'm a lot like my mom.
17. I think that's a good thing.
18. I'm good at math.
19. Actually, I should say that I used to be good at math.
20. My brain turned to mush after I had kids.
21. I love chocolate. A lot!
22. I love bbqs in the summer, with watermelon and corn on the cob.
23. I love drinking hot chocolate and snuggling up in a blanket in the winter.
24. I love s'mores around a camp fire.
25. Being a mom is harder than I thought it would be.
26. I love my kids more than I ever thought I could.
27. I get nervous leaving my kids for too long.
28. I've never spent a night away from Roman (my youngest).
29. I miss having adults to talk to during the day.
30. I can't swim very well.
31. I've been snorkeling a few times, but I'm a little afraid of fish.
32. I took piano lessons for about eight years.
33. I haven't practiced the piano for about 15 years.
34. I love Disneyland, especially in January when it's not crowded.
35. I do not miss winter in northern Utah!
36. I have curly hair.
37. I straighten my curly hair because I don't like the way it looks when it's curly.
38. I really don't like straightening my hair.
39. I wish I had straight hair.
40. I took years of Spanish classes, but I can only remember how to say a few things.
41. I wish that I could speak French.
42. I'm very sensitive to smells.
43. I can't use sunless tanning lotions or sprays. The smell always drives me crazy.
44. I love reading, but I'm particular about what I read.
45. I don't like reading books that I have to think too much about.
46. I don't read books about serious subjects that make me feel depressed.
47. For me reading is an escape. That's why I favor fluffy books.
48. I used to really like reality TV, but most of it seems pretty dumb to me now.
49. I still watch Top Chef and Project Runway.
50. I love The Office and Lost.
51. I don't watch much TV besides those four shows. (Unless you count the endless kids shows that I watch with my kids.)
52. I like renting movies.
53. I love Redbox.
54. I love going shopping without my kids.
55. I do not like going shopping with my kids.
56. I miss the grass and trees that grow in northern Utah.
57. I don't like the yard we have now that consists of rocks and cement.
58. One day I will have a beautiful yard with a pond or a fountain.
59. I don't have a favorite color, favorite food, favorite book, favorite movie or favorite song. I guess I like too many things to have favorites.
60. I really don't think I can come up with 40 more things. My list is going to have to end with 60.