"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, June 13, 2011

tomorrow: you'll find us in FRANCE

 good night.
for tomorrow we will be
my kids have colds.
in june.
i am ignoring the issue.
the show must go on.
and i thought about wiping the cart down after their sick little germs touched everything.
but then i forgot.
i wonder if the "thought counts" in this situation?
probably not.
about halfway through the store,
the show was over.
but i still had half of the list to get through.
and half a cart already full.
then it hit.
the moment where we had to just plow through,
despite the train wreck that would ensue.
we survived.
and i only had to carry one out on my hip.
my friend keri has the funniest analogy about this:
"being in the grocery store with a toddler is like being pregnant.
you don't think it is really going to be that bad.
b/c you forget how awful it is until you're in it,
and then there's just no getting out of it until it's over."
not that the entire thing is awful.
there's just that moment.
you know the moment.
where the only thing you want to do is flee.
now i go with two toddlers.
and definitely want to be pregnant again at some point in my life.
but really,
it's can't be THAT bad;)

  thank goodness for family night:)
germs and all.
the family yard hosted foods from around the world.
i brought enchiladas.
and ate Korean meat.
and Egyptian rice wraps.
with two helpings of troy's slushie homemade root beer.
brennan loves his "uncle" troy.
b/c really,
only great aunt carol cares that he's brennan's
1st cousin once removed.
or 2nd cousin.
or something.

 i just can't get over how much she reminds me of ET.
it's the walk.
you just have to see her walk.


Connie Weiss said...

Love your post at Mimi's today!

My husband is a great story teller too. I think it's something the kids will always remember and hopefully do with their own kids!

Kimi said...

Still cracking up over the first picture. Toooooo cute. Came over from France to say hey!

PS...I'm sure your butt was small while pregnant. Probably you washed the suit too many times and it got all funky and stretched out. Uh huh...that would be the story I'd go with.

McVal said...

Hey! I saw you in France! What?! No french fries at the shindig?
I always found that if you take a toddler into the grocery store, it automatically doubles the time you would have been in there. Sometimes triples.
Love those sunglasses!

Brandy@YDK said...

visiting from mimi. loved your post. your kids are cute. and i'm super jealous of that pool.

Miss Angie said...

Super super cute. I just read your post over at MiMi's! So much fun!

Sue said...

Looks like a great family FHE.


Amber said...

I also loved your post on Mimi's blog today!

I adore your family, I love toddlers although I don't think I would love being in a grocery store with two of them, haha

That pool just screams summer, that dolphin spout, LOVE!

Erinsgobragh said...

Awesome post on MiMi's site girl! You have a beautiful family! Gosh I haven't been swimming in forever! Looks like you all had fun!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Hi! I'm visiting from France. :) I enjoyed your post. Your children are lovely.

MiMi said...

Thanks for taking over the reins today! :) Wish it was pool weather here.

blueviolet said...

I just loved your post at MiMi's and I'm sure it was just your tum pulling outwards that messed up the bum in the back of that suit. Had to be that way.

You guys sure do know how to have fun with all this swimming and stuff!

Emmy said...

Your hubby was a bit over dressed there :)

Amy said...

I want a family yard! So cute and so much fun! Especially the slide. And that food sounds awesome.