Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Looking homeless

Got an ideal site right next to the lake.

Last week  while on a walk someone's great dane escaped and made a dash for Evan. It happened so quick I couldn't even get to Evan before the dog knocked him over barking and barring all his teeth right at Evan's stomach. That dog was almost bigger than me. Of course I flip out  and get no apology from the dog owners....who have nothing to say except that their dog wouldn't hurt anyone. They didn't even ask if Evan was ok even though  he got knocked over  &  was scraped up and  bleeding.

We go camping this lady ties her dog up(see picture above) and walked off. I don't know what happened but the dog got loose and started to chase my kids. I was quite angry...it just about gave me a heart attack. All the lady says when she comes back "well my dog is super friendly." "Yes, until he eats my children", which is the exact same thing I tell my next door neighbor with his 3 crazy pitbulls.  People can have any kind of dog they want....I really don't care what other people choose to do.....but when their dogs come after my children it becomes my problem. Maybe I should invest in pepper spray. 

On an adventure. . . .

The Secret hideout.

This campsite was fun except my dad chased several skunks away from our site last night. They must come in to scavenge for food. 

Miniature golfing.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hailey glitters the house.

They look so innocent. Don"t be fooled.

I went to talk to my neighbors for a few minutes. Steve was in the house in the kitchen. The kids were in the house.   And then I discovered Hailey decided to glitterfy the entire house.  Fist I found it all the table and floor. Then I saw my couches were now gold...the floors ...the hall..the bathrooms..kids room...glitter everywhere. Never going to git rid of all of it. That what happens you don't watch you kids for 5 minutes. 

It took us over 2 hours to clean everything up...or so we thought. Then while Steve was in the shower I opened up my closet to find everything covered in glitter. Steve was so mad! Hailey kept saying, "Don't be mad Dad....remember I apologized.....I said I was sorry so don't be mad," Listening to her repeat that did make me laugh.

And then we discovered all the clean laundry sitting in a basket and the hampers in our room were covered in gold sparkles. 

Then I said Adios to Steve because the kids and I were leaving to go camping with my family.

Since we have returned home from camping we have discovered  more spots of hidden glitter. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lego Board

I told Steve he had to make a shelf for all the minifigures because they were all over the house and it has been driving me crazy. With no specific place to go it is difficult to keep track of them and if someone is looking for a specific character it is time consuming to find them. I really disliked the idea of throwing all the figures in a container or box it still feels chaotic instead of organized. I love this new shelf Steve made.

Steve can assess the shelf at the end of the night and identify who is missing so we know who to look for. During building and playing time there is definite freedom for Legos all the the place, but at the end of the night Hailey and Evan are responsible for picking them up and putting them away. Lego's left on the floor get confiscated and packed up. That has happened before. I like to tell them that when children don't pick up their toys it means they don't want to keep them. I also have to remind them frequently that there is no maid in this house. Everybody in this family has a job to do and I expect them to help clean and take care of their things.