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Monday, May 27, 2013

Week 21: 2013

Photos taken: 94


May 21: The Lego Truth: once you have legos, they can never ever be put away. What I mean is, I spend hours sometimes putting all the legos back into their container. I literally find them all over the house. And once I think I have them all, i put the container away. Usually, not 30 minutes goes by before i step on one, and man do those things hurt!!! I put it away, but i know its not the only one. I can feel them hiding from me, laughing, mocking me, ready to jump out of their hiding places and right under where my foot is about to land. This goes on for days until one of the kids asks to get the legos out again. AUGH!

May 22: Eric took this cute photo of Evie...


May 23: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Diamond Jaxx.

May 25: Eric's bday party had to be today because none of the grandparents could all make it on his actual bday.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Week 20: 2013

Photos taken: 132


May 16: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Rockhounds. Evie and I are still both so sick we stayed home. This is the first of Eric's games that I have missed. :(

May 16: Eric told me his teacher said 'butt' today and then he crossed his arms and got on his stern voice and said, "i don't like that." and i said, "that's right, 'butt' isn't a very nice word, she should really say 'bottom' instead." he agreed wholeheartedly and then uncrossed his arms and went about his business, lol.

May 17: I read mommy magazines, mommy websites, mommy blogs and etc. one of the mommy blogs i read asked what nicknames you give your child and i started thinking about what i call my children.

Eric is: the boy, baby, brother, DeeDee, my most precious boy, and Eric William (when he is in trouble).
Evie is: my precious princess porkchop puddin' pie or 'Pud' for short, the girl, princess, evie bean, evie angel, hunni, sissy, sister, baby, Missy LaRue, and Evelyn Evangeline (when she is in trouble).
Li'l Mookie Tyrone: Mook, The Cat, Mookie, mookie-bear
Bailey Xtra Bowden: Bailey, Bay, The Dog, whoosha (this is the sound that the swirl in his fur would make, if it could make a sound).

May 18: Eric had another T-ball game today at 10:30am. They played against the Volcanoes.

May 19: Today is Eric's 5th birthday! He had a great day! He helped daddy mow the lawn, then they played legos together with Evie, then Eric and I had a photoshoot, then we bought some new toys, and then had a really nice family dinner together.

May 20: I eat cereal for breakfast almost every morning. This morning Eric looked at it and had a revelation: "oh, hey! cereal goes with milk!" I said, "yes, Eric." he said, "I want cereal with milk." i said, "what kind of cereal do you like?" he said, "um, the little circle ones?" and held is hand up in the air with his thumb and pinky almost touching to show me how big the circles are. i said "cheerios?" he said "yes." (see photo of them both eating cereal with milk, lol) the consensus was neither like cold soggy cereal.




Monday, May 13, 2013

Week 19: 2013

Photos taken: 144


May 8: Breakfast for dinner turned out great! I used a mini loaf pan instead of the cupcake pan, and I used leftover stuffing instead of just plain bread on the bottom. It was super yummy with enough leftover for breakfast in the morning!

May 9: Eric got pink eye at school :( he has to have drops put in his eyes three times a day until the drops are all gone. :( evie is jealous of eric's eye drops, so after I give him his medication, I have to get some artificial tear drops and give her eye drops too. When I'm done she says, "More eye drops, please please please???"

May 11: Scott ran the Gold Rush 100k (63miles) from Sutter's Mill to Sutter's Fort. The race director started pulling people out when two runners collapsed due to the 93 degrees heat. Scott is upset he didn't get to finish the race, but I'm very thankful he wasn't heli-vaced to a hospital like those other two people. We went to the Folsom Zoo with Gramma Linda & Grampa Bill while Scott was running. We had to miss a baseball game today, but it was well worth it!
May 12: My mother's day was spent in urgent care, Eric got pink eye from school yet again and needed another prescription. Evie and I both got sick as well, but didn't get pink eye. Somehow Scott is still healthy. On a more positive note, Scott and the kids washed my car, and I did our traditional mother's day handprint art with the kids!





Monday, May 6, 2013

Week 18: 2013

Photos taken: 229


May 1: T-ball practice was canceled today and we were told all subsequent practices would be canceled as well, for a total of 7 practices canceled. I'm surprised more people didn't ask for a partial refund, I know I almost did, that's over $100 down the drain!

Mary 2: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Volcanoes. It was our turn to bring snack. We brought whole grain goldfish and 100% juice mixed berry juice boxes!

Many of the kids slide into home plate, its super cute. Eric does not do this despite my requests. Then I realized this sliding causes dirt stains that don't come out of his white pants, Scott explained the stains are a badge of pride, lol!

May 3: Evie announced that her blue 'feé' (blanket) was Eric's and that she no longer wanted it. She cast it aside (in Eric's room) and refuses to acknowledge it any longer. Scott folded it and put it up on a high shelf to test the theory of whether she is really done with this feé, and after several days, Scott is totally convinced, but I know better... I remember the day she confiscated that feé from Eric's room. Eric was never into blankets and I remember the look of glee on Evie's face when she discovered another blanket that was satin on one side and soft fuzzy on the other side. She immediately scooped up that blanket and started carrying it around with her other two blankets. At first I thought it was just a discovery, but very soon that blanket had a special place in her heart. After a few more days, she was asking where *her* blue feé was, and she's kept it by her side ever since.

May 4: Eric had another T-ball game today at 10:30am. Gramma Linda and Grampa Bill came to watch! They played against the Diamond Jaxx.


















This weekend is international scrapbooking day/weekend. I created this layout for the speed scrap chat I hosted. The photo is from back in June, but it's my most favorite pic of Evie right now.

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May 5: We went to the Sacramento Zoo today! And what a fun day it was! This was the kids' very first trip to the zoo! Eric's favorite was the giraffe, Evie's favorite was the orangutan (who also likes to put his blankie on his head and walk around, lol!), Scott's favorite was the gibbon (also a primate), and my favorite was the kangaroo (although, the ant-eater was pretty cool too). There were no elephants, but there was a brand new baby tiger cub -- super cute! The reptile house was pretty cool too. We also rode the train and the carousel. There was a picnic area with a small park inside the zoo and that was a lot of fun too, especially since I packed a picnic for us. I was really tempted by the big soft chewy pretzels, but I decided making them at home would be yummier, so I'm going to do that. On the way home, we stopped for ice cream and I was glad I didn't fill up on pretzel, lol!

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May 6: We had to cancel another playdate with Jacob on account of rain. I made soft chewy pretzels! They were so good, I gave them out on teacher appreciation day to Eric's teachers. I made 2 chocolate chip, 2 cinnamon sugar, 1 cheese, and 3 butter & salt. my fav are the chocolate chip. I love the sweet and salty combo!