Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Black Friday Find

I have some friends on the HearthKeepers Message board that were ALL EXCITED about the Schleich Nativity Scene. Oh -- go run and get one now! Only $19.99!! Free shipping if you order more than $100.

I refrained... I'm trying to be frugal, ya know.

But... I did go out on Friday -- Black Friday -- for some too good to pass up deals for Christmas Presents for the kiddos. (Cowboy boots...shhh... don't tell!)

They just so happen to be at the FARM and HOME store. I'm not a farmer... but I do own a home... so I fit right in there.
I walked past this table...

I think's that the same deal my HK friends were talking about... only $9.99!!!
Oh lands of mercy... I've gotta have one of those!! And NO shipping to boot.
Just wait until they here about my deal.

it get's even better.
Since I was there before 8:00 a.m. they took 20% off.
or what ever you are supposed to say... I'm not really good at that gangsta talk.
Here is my deal... I paid $7.99. Woo HooT!!

Good things come to those who wait...
The early bird gets the worm.
Either one applies here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Some Body LOVES the Kitty!

We still have a few kitties left from the last batch that was born.
Cousin Sophia LOVES the kitties!
The kitties love to come inside. They aren't ALLOWED to come inside... but if you are as cute as Sophia... then -- well... OK... just for a while.

"Just for a while?" This kitty was SO patient!

Be NICE to the kitty -- LOL
Grandpa let the cat out of the bag while he was here. Want to hear about it?
Sure you do -- everyone needs a good laugh once in a while.

I took Danielle to the dentist the same day that my parents and sister were to come to town. What was I thinking? So -- I got ahold of them and said, "I'm out of town... can you let yourself into our house?"
SURE -- they said... so they did.
Well -- when they did... the cat's snuck in. They are SO FAST!!

I called to see how they were doing and if they knew how to get where we were going to meet up. Dad said, "Hello." I said, "Hello, this is Jennifer--"

Dad hurridely interrupted me, "HOW DO YOU KEEP THESE CRAZY CATS OUT OF YOUR HOUSE?"

Oh yeah... I forgot about the cats.

Well -- I learned later that he'd was running around after the kitties -- trying to get them out of the house... one didn't particularly like the method he was using and decided to use his hand as a clawing post. OUCH.
So -- the next kitty he wised up... he grabbed a Wal-Mart sack and stuck the kitty it in and opened the front door and...

you guessed it...


It seemed to make out OK.
Don't you think?

Oh hey -- I think that post it note says "K" for kitchen. They were EVERYWHERE.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Only for the Married Readers

Have your kiddos leave the room first.

It's not nasty -- but if you start laughing... you'll have to explain to them... and -- it may be awkward. LOL

Thanks to my sister Becky -- I got kicked out of the library for LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF OUT LOUD! OK -- not really -- but I did get a dirty look from the librarian! :snort:

Friday, December 19, 2008

ABC Game - Family Style

Ever play the ABC game in the car?
Well -- we played it at home... using post it notes.
This first one is "P" for Pat.

Someone gave me several pads of post it notes so I put them to good use when the cousins were here.

Here is Julia - displaying her ABC's... J for Julia
I for... hmmm... I don't remember. I think her mom said irresponsible.
U for Underwear - so glad to know that!

Her dad got into the spirit too... or maybe he was just playing along because he knew the turkey was coming up soon. Who knows... He was doing his part - helping entertain while we were cooking! Great guy.
He had an "X" on his shirt... that was most helpful.

Video, Hat and a Quarter!

What fun we had. I found post it notes in the funniest places the next few days. I think there is still an "O" on a jar of olives in my fridge. If you know me and olives... it may stay there a while. LOL
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hunting With The Boys

Grandpa Phillips took the boys hunting Thanksgiving Week. Here they are -- all decked out in their orange. Excitiment oozing out of their pores... even at 7:00 a.m. Grandpa wants to get going -- his crazy daughter keeps snapping pictures. Time to go... time to go...

Oh... oops... Ebony got out of his collar.
See... I said it was time to go.

HEY -- come back here and put your collar back on!

This pic was very telling of the day. They returned home all safe and sound. Pheasants included. They brought home nothing but memories! But what great ones at that!!

THANKS for being patient grandpa, with me, and with the boys, and with the old dog!!

Thanks for the memories!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just Because

I love You too!
(He's giving me that look!)

Sooo glad I caught it on film.
It's a keeper!
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Friday, December 12, 2008

A Broken Bone

But you still have to wear a splint, then a cast, even if it's just cracked.
(left non displaced cracked tibia - high - if any of you care to know)

Danielle was jumping on the trampoline with a bunch of kids Thursday, before dinner, and she got landed on.

This landed her on the couch.

But she got a pair of crutches out of the deal.
Aren't they cute? So tiny... so small...

Her cousin Julia got to go to the clinic with her. My sister Becky says, "She really learned a lot there." Sort of like a field trip. What NOT to do on Thanksgiving Day.

So tiny... so cute...
The FLORESCENT PINK permanent cast is on now... only 4 more weeks to go.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Aunts Are Great!

Aunt Karen likes to read to the kiddos!

The kiddos like to be read to!

Really, really, really like to be read to!

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

We've Got'em

We had a great thanksgiving Week.

Well -- let me rephrase that.

Most of us had a great thanksgiving week. I think 5 year old Danielle may think this is the Thanksgiving Week from somewhere hot and smelly.

First of all -- I scheduled her a dentist appointment on Monday -- what was I thinking? She had 5 cavities filled that day. Poor baby... she did GREAT! As she went in they said they would do the work in 2-3 visits. But when she walked out -- most of her mouth numb... they said they went ahead and filled all 5 because she was doing such a great job.

Then Thursday she broke her leg while jumping on the trampoline. Someone fell one her leg. It could have been worse. If the trampoline hadn't of "given" it could have been worse. So she has a "non-displaced cracked tibia." They didn't have to "set" it. She will get her permanent cast on Tuesday.


because remember about 16 days ago I exposed her to chicken pox? Well -- it was successful. Last night we discovered her first spots at bath time. She wasn't even complaining about feeling sick or anything. That girl is SUCH a trooper. I'm amazed. Talk about stress. Her little body just keeps getting hammered with "stuff". She could use some prayers, if you think of her this week. Of course I'm a glutton for punishment... Milo and Wayne are forced to share her cup today. We might as well get it all over with now.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Before and After

Recently Danielle was looking at some old photos in a photo album. Sitting nicely and quietly. When she was done, she left them lay on the floor. We are working on that... putting things away when you are done. She was done looking, but still thinking, apparently. She came up to me that afternoon and said, "I'd like a hair cut."

Really?? My heart starts to flutter!

So -- here is the before. Fine hair, straight on top, a little wavy curl underneath. Nothing spectacular. Long enough for pony tails, but also long enough for snarls.

Here we are after. Mom is happy, because I get to cut some HAIR! Ü

Really now, this wasn't my idea.

I asked her why she wanted it cut, while we were looking at the new photo. She said, "Oh, I saw how cute I was in the photo album, I wanted to look like that again." LOL She's so vain... I wonder where she got that?

I need a little make up here... and a little hair product, and a little botox... but you get the idea. We girls love our short hair and we love our picture taken. :blush:

Then... since we don't live in a house with all girls... someone took the cut off hair, which was still in a pony tail and TAPED it to Wayne's head. They are a crazy bunch!!

I don't have ANY idea where they get that from. :snort: Oh... I beg your pardon. (and I did NOT take that photo. Poor baby... they taped it right to his hair!)
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

They Went With out Me

I downloaded my pics from my camera the other day. Wow... what in the world?

I think my kiddos borrowed my camera.
Looks like they went to a basketball game. Who in the world is THAT?

No wait... that looks like a hockey player.
When did they find the time to watch a basketball game AND a hockey game with out me realizing it?

No wait -- it was a basketball game... Maybe one of the fans had to wear a helmet and mouth piece due to over excitement or something.


They went on VACATION with out me??


or maybe...

Someone was taking photos of the TV.
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