Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The greatest thing happened.....

....my visiting teacher set up an appointment with me via text messaging while I was at work. That was awesome!!! Has anyone else experienced something like that????

Friday, July 25, 2008

In the Summertime.....

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Ryan took swimming lessons last year and got really comfortable with the water and could put her face in and kick across the pool. The first time we went swimming this summer, she kind of freaked out and it took her awhile to get used to it and remember everything she learned last year. We go swimming about three times a week and now check her out!!!!

By the way....last year she would swallow too much water and throw up every time we went swimming. Every time she would cough.....it was a mad dash to see who could get her out of the pool the fastest before she threw up. This year.....she's only thrown up once at the very beginning of the summer. Yeah!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Afternoon Snack

While I was cleaning my bedroom the other day (and I have cleaned my bedroom again since then), I came out to our kitchen and Ryan announced to me that she made a snack. I figured it was a Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich, her favorite. But no...she opened it and I found this:
....a white bread and fruit snack sandwich. Hhmmm...What would Dr. Oz say?
I wrinkled my nose in disgust and then I thought, "Well, Bread?....good. Fruit Snack?.....good."
So asked her to make me one too.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cartoons aren't like they used to be!

Before Ryan became old enough to watch cartoons, I was very disappointed with the cartoons that were available. I would see ads for Pokimon, Spongebob, Avatar, etc., and I remember thinking that they just don't make cartoons like they used to. What is going to happen to kids these days watching stuff like Spongebob??? I was concerned. I remember getting up at 6am on Saturday morning to watch cartoons like Gummi Bears, the Smurfs, and Thunder Cats ( I wanted to be Cheetah-Ra so bad, I would practice running to see if my legs would move as fast as hers.....I should have kept practicing.) We'd also watch She-Ra, He-Man, Duck Tales and so on.
So one day I go and find a DVD of Tom and Jerry and think "HEY! COOL! My girls can grow up watching things I watched when I was young." So I bought it and took it home and began to watch it with my girls. Ummm....I don't recall Tom getting hit square in the face with a frying pan so many times. Or any of the other big plans of causing as much pain as possible to one another. We watched the Smurfs instead.....within ten minutes, Handy hit a smurf on the head with a hammer and called him Stupid. Ok.
I just couldn't bear to watch Dora the Explorer anymore! Why must they yell everything!??! Wonder Pets.....annoying..."This is Se-wious!" But after you watch it a trillion times....I have my favorite episodes and I do appreciate that cartoons these days are about getting along in a happy-go-lucky world. Hey, if Dora helps my kids "Clean up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean up", I'll take it.
Ryan's favorite is Oswald and it is really cute, even though his catch phrase is "Omigosh."
Just stay away from Oobi....weird.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Blame it on the Rain....

We went to Tucson over the 4th of July Weekend because our really good friends from there was baptizing one daughter and blessing another, so of course we were not going to miss it!! Before leaving, I checked the weather to see if by chance Tucson would have a monsoon storm....my favorite!!! That is definately, by far, the thing I miss the most about Tucson....the weather! It's still hot, but about 5-10 degrees cooler usually than Yuma. But by July and August, the monsoon seanson starts and we get to enjoy an almost daily thunder and rainstorm. It's great! It can get dangerous because of the flash floods, but it's so pretty. The first monsoon I experienced pretty much freaked me out. The girls had no idea what Thunder was, so they were crying. Oh well.....I loved it!
We also went to the Desert Museum, which I've never been to. During the summer you can go at night, so we went on Saturday night and it was awesome. Again another monsoon was happening, so we were in the dark with lightening all around. It wasn't close and it sprinkled a few times on us, but the temperature was great and there was a breeze. We saw some pretty cool stuff.......spiders, snakes, scorpions, mountain lion, beaver.....lots of stuff. We even saw a diamondback rattlesnake, not in its cage!
Well, that was our trip. It was hard to come back this time. I don't miss the traffic, but I sure miss the city and our friends.