Sunday, April 26, 2009

Back to the blogoshpere...

I made up a shoe to steal my brother, It took 10 days to find my Mother.
I fell in a pond, made friends with a croc, he gave me a puff ball and said lets go to the mall.
I had a CD that said The world is a horrible place, I took that CD and smacked it in the face.

By Mikayla Diamant

Friday, January 9, 2009

The tooth fairy is considering calling it quits!

I never really pay that much attention to Kayla's mouth. I don't do a nightly check up. Maybe I should start.
I walked in and she was asleep on the couch, I felt guilty having to wake her up, knowing how tired she has been. I sat down next to her trying to make what was about to happen as painless as possible for both of us. (she doesn't do waking up very well) I gently shook her awake and said, "Kayla, you need to wake up, we need to get going home." I was using a very soft voice trying to avoid a fight. I pulled her up and thought of things to talk about to distract her from my what I was doing. I started to ask her about her day and her friends. She is facing me, a few inches away from my face, trying her best to answer.
It's then I notice her teeth. One is missing. I think back, trying to remember the last time she lost a tooth, it had been a while. Did she tell me she had a loose tooth? Maybe, I couldn't recall the exact conversation.
"Did you lose your tooth?" I asked.
"Yeah" she shrugged still trying hard to not wake up.
"Today, at school."
"Did you pull it out?" I ask her, knowing the answer would most likely be yes since she had pulled out the last 3 herself.
"Uh-huh" she replied, still not entertained by our conversation.
"Where is it?" I ask prying for the story filled with what should be 7 year old excitement that most kids exhume when they lose a tooth.
She was instead, irritated, "In my backpack".
At this point I am upset that she doesn't care for me to be involved. "Well what are you planning to do with it?" I ask with more meaning then curiosity.
This is the moment when she was clearly done with our conversation. She looks at me and says, in a clever tone that would better suit an adult, "I am going to put it under my pillow, just like I have done with all the rest of my stupid baby teeth. What is it to you anyway, it's not like you're the tooth fairy? This isn't my first time, it's not like I need you to hold my hand?"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Big Jerk = Me!

Today is 'Neekee's' birthday.
And being the great friend that I am, I forgot. I didn't forget that Nikki's birthday is the day before Christmas Eve, or that it is December 23rd. I didn't forget when Nikki's birthday is, I just forgot what today is. I thought today was December 22nd. So not only did I think that I still had 2 days to get ready for Christmas, I also thought that Nikki's birthday would be taking place tomorrow, which should have been December 23rd. When in fact, Nikki's birthday is today, which incidentally is December 23rd. Imagine what a big jerk I felt like when Nikki calls me and we talk, for oh a good 30 minutes, part of that being about how Seattle's birthday was, which as I am well aware is December 22nd and one day before Nikki's (not sure why none of this has clicked by now), and I say, "So what are you doing today"? Her reply, "Going to lunch with a friend, she is taking me for my birthday." In which I respond, "That's nice, but your birthday is tomorrow!" The jerkiness only then hit's me as Nikki's telling me nope it's today. So Nik, I public apologize for being so blonde and dumb. I hope you know how much I love you and appreciate having you in my life. You're such a great friend to me, even if you're my only friend... just kidding I really mean it. You know how much I like to be first and if I was all together I would have called you at 6:00 am, like I had planned to do tomorrow.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday 'attle'!!

Since I haven't blogged in so long and with today being my sweet attle's birthday, I though I would take the opportunity to not only add a post that isn't dated 8-2008, but also tell Seattle Happy Birthday! We love you Seattle and are so grateful to have you in our lives. You're a wonderful, daughter (2nd generation daughter to me, of course) sister, friend and clown! Have a super happy day today!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Nothing like a weekend in the canyon!

My family (including but not limited to - Parents, brothers, brothers girlfriends, some cousins, some other cousins, friends, etc. - because if you know my Mom she invited you) decided to do a weekend camping trip before it became too cold. This included 2 very large combined camp sites at Redmond Campground (possibly my new favorite local spot) a bunch of full size trucks filled with coolers, tents, sleeping bags, barrels and barrels of the best firewood not available for purchase, chairs, chairs, chairs, fishing poles, lanterns, the top 3 drawers in my Mom's kitchen, too much food, monopoly, cards lets see did I mention food we had so much food. This was the first time we (Nonda, the kids and I) have been camping together. This might be the first time Nonda has ever been camping in his life (camping on the beach at a lake doesn't count) We hiked up to Twin Lake one day to fish and let me just tell you that I have some troopers for kids. The trail head says 1 mile no big deal, right? It is almost straight up and made up of very loose rocks. They did so great! Fishing wasn't very exciting, however Jeff decided to wander out to get his line unstuck from a rock. He ended up falling in the water and getting his feet attacked by fish. That was priceless, thank goodness for cameras. We even saw lots of baby ducks. For some "Random" (see pic) reason almost all of they guys on our hike wore a red shirt, 5 out of 7. Even more "Random" Eric and Russell even wore the exact same red shirt. Needless to say this got us some strange looks, but better yet helped for strangers to give some of our group directions to where the rest of our group had gone when we got seperated. And we didn't even have to ask, the guy was just so proud that he knew we were together, he offered the information. We roasted lots of marshmallows and made lots of smores. Andy even broke out the ukulele. It was such a perfect weekend. I wish we took advantage of the mountains we live so close to more often.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

6 Randoms...tagged by Nikki

6 random bits of information about myself...
My friend Nikki tagged me ...... I have to list 6 random facts about me...........

1-) I have to sing (not well, mind you) when listening to music, I CAN NOT just listen. Drives Nonda crazy.

2-) I have an obsession with the dictionary, I keep a copy on my nightstand. I will argue with you if you use slang when speaking. Even more so, if you try to find offense in a slang word. (No sense is being offended by words that aren't real) I have decided to refer to my children as progeny. I will pass my charm to my progeny.

3-) I secretly wish I was a race car driver, and every so often the urge escapes my control. Too bad, even with though the minivan has GPS. From NASA, it doesn't do 200 mph.

4-) I have a purse obsession and Nonda encourages it by buying me multiple purses at a time.

5-) I have a rather large accumulation of cookbooks/recipes and gardening books/magazines.

6-) I have A.D.D. hopefully this is not something I will pass on to my progeny.

now I tag..... Misty, Eric and Carrie.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Blog 'to do list'

This is more for me than anyone else. I need to blog about a few things so I am making myself a list. If there is anything else you feel I need to share, please feel free to add.

  • Whatever it was that Nikki tagged me to do...
  • The family camping weekend.
  • The ALA fundraiser we went to, the celebrities we encountered, and of course the make you look (or at least feel) like a star sunglasses my brother got me in Italy. And I guess I should explain why these have anything to do with the fundraiser.
  • Naia's birthday party...because she had the cutest cake...which will lead me to my aunts cake making.
  • Getting ready for school to start tomorrow. And why it has been more about me this year than the kids. Getting them ready was a cinch.
  • My torn thoughts about the possibility of going back to work full time.
  • Jen's new car.
  • High school reunions...mostly just because Ramsi gave me pics for my blog. Thanks Ramsi.
  • The only reasons I am okay with Fall being on it's way. Because the thought of summer ending makes me oh so sad.
  • My new hair cut.

I would start tonight, however the basement is way too cold and Nonda is gone with the laptop. I want to be upstairs, where it is warm, pretending fall is not coming.