Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Veruca Salt Syndrome

More commonly known as the "I want it and I want it now" syndrome.

We all have had it, or at least know someone who has , or quite possibly will get it, or maybe even cause it. Most of us are probably in denial on all counts.

The best example I can think of is a newly-wedded-wifey that wants her husband to provide her with the same fine chariot that her father is currently providing for her mother. Or something else along those lines, whether it be a house, a car, a vacation, a horse, a barn, whatever.

It can display in different ways, and it often causes a wishing away of time, and is perhaps the root of the sarcasm in my, I mean her, tone.

Maybe it's the new skill set Veruca wants. She wants to be able to pop n lock, but she just started and she still has a lot of practicing ahead.
Or maybe she wishes she could yodel for the upcoming talent show, but she hasn't taken the time to learn, so she won't be the show stealer like she really wants to be.
Or perhaps she sees her awesome older sister and is jealous of the fact that her children are all in school, and can't wait to get there herself.

My current (smaller and fairly unimportant) cases:
•Whatever the case, I can tell you that I have a uncommon case of the "I wonder if I will ever miss that moustache!" (Though perhaps there is an end in sight, and you will all know it when it happens!)
•Also I currently want a house of my own, to paint and to grow into, and I am having a hard time waiting.
•I would also like my child's teacher to return my phone call so that I can be happy and know what is going on and why the child doesn't have any spelling words.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Update Overload

Well, I just updated the ole blog. And I posted about a million pictures, since I have been so neglectful! Hopefully I will find brains to actually write with soon, even though I think people like to just look at pictures. However, this is all about me, right?
Samuel has begun the 2nd grade. So far so good. Cooper is rather impatiently waiting for preschool to start, so that he can play on their playground. Jacob is still reigning master of destruction, having successfully ripped the part of my couch that is under the seat cushions. Zaida is rolling a little and chattering a little. It's awfully cute. I am loving my kids right now. Collin, aka, Mr. Pringle is still sporting his stache, btu now with wax. It's amazingly fake looking. And he loves it. I am still rooting for the disappearance of said stache! But I love you anyway honey! And I am ardently voiding housework, but that is nothing new!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Star Wars!

The boys loved the exhibit. The costumes were fun to see, and they had some fun interactive things. Unfortunately, the land speeder was not one of those things...

The Milennium Falcon was of course, the highlight. The "jumped to light speed" and proudly wore there souvenir pins.

We visited Sean and Stacey and fam, including the newest addition:
And spent a few minutes with my very wonderful Auntie Elna! I have so many wonderful memories of her as a child, and I am excited that we will be living near her soon!

We had a great time!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Zaida's Day

These are from the day Zaida was blessed. I really wish I had taken the time then to write down some of my feelings, but alas, I did no such thing, but she has been the very best baby and we love her so much. Sam sits by her play pen and talks to her while having his snack or whatever. I asked him last night, "Why do you like to do that?" He just said, "Because I just love her so much and she's so cute." I said, "Yeah, me too."

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eclipse Movie Night

All I am going to say is that we had fun. It was a chance to go with the loveliest gals of my acquaintance, eat junk, talk, be silly, and not worry about my kids! So say what you want, I am not a Twilight freak. It's not like I have posters or signs hanging up. And that was Holly's t shirt I was wearing. I will admit that I was probably not acting like my youthful age (22), and did pout a bit when I was reprimanded by a 11 year old for taking too many pictures.

The Dreaded Summer Rehash, Part II

Fourth of July Sparklers...
Cooper and Zaida...
Sad World Cup Cookies...
Sam's favorite activity: swimming...
Jacob and Zaida....