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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

i knew we should have put in some chocolate cake.

he will only let the big boys shoot him in the eye so many times before he comes back with a vengeance.
he had them running for the hills with the misting supA soak-UH.
faster than a speed of light.
or crack.
other things accomplished this day?
1. found a caterpillar
2. researched "taking care of your caterpillar pet" online
3. successfully killed caterpillar within 12 hours
{apparently our 4 varieties of leaves, one strawberry, 
and grass patch were not what his native foods were.}
{please note my bug catcher that my mother saved for me from 1st grade. GLORY BE!}
i mean really,
who knew it was so complicated to raise a caterpillar?
i KNEW we should have put in some chocolate cake.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

the land of greatest imaginations {that one time i passed out WHILE riding my bike}

max always ends up in the princess section.
where she stuffs her library bag full of about 20 angelina ballernia books,
including the christmas and easter angelina ballerina.
lately, brennan and i have been camping out in the bug/dinosaur aisle.
where chase pulls out about ten books that he can grab from the confines of his stroller,
at arm's length,
and then drops them down onto the floor.
in the masses or one by one.
usually it's just faster than popcorn popping.
the Dewey decimal system and i have become great friends this summer.
just sayin.
before we leave we always end up at the fairy tales and fables.
my very favorite place in the entire library.
where magic meets every story i've ever loved,
and where my heart gets to greet every story i've ever hoped to love.
peter and the wolf
rapuzel {the original}
robin hood
the fox and the hen
the three little pigs
cinderella {not the disney version}
and the list could go on and on and on and on.
there is just something about feeling the REAL pages in a book,
smelling them, turning them, 
that take me to the land of greatest imaginations.
the land where all readers love to be.
and i just love that i get to take my kids there with me.
every week during summer.
also, i love to tell them the story about how when i was 10, 
and i was riding my bike home from this very library in the hot utah summer,
and it was SO HOT.
did i mention it was hot???
it was HOT.
like suffocating HOT.
and as i pedaled my bike up sego lily drive,
i passed out.
right into the grass on the sidewalk.
there she goes.
or there i went.
heat and i have never been friends.
but that cold.
well, you know what they say.
it never bothered me anyway;)
have mercy.
i promise i'll never say that again.

Monday, August 4, 2014

monday's holding hands with friday

please note:
farmer's tan
butt crack
sunglasses in the grass
me worrying about getting a sunburn
and max saying we should hold hands.
then she kissed my shoulder.
and jumped back in the pool.
7 minutes in heaven.
who knew it was monday anyway?
the summer days just all blend into each other.
kind of like monday is holding hands with friday.
or wait, was it wednesday?
oh summer love.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

secret tooth

"i've had a secret tooth for years in the back on the right. can you see it??!! it's too small for anybody to see. i've been touching it for yeeeeeaaaaaarrrrrssss with my tongue."
oh brennan,
how you make my life funnier each and every day.
i live for the things you say to me!
i have