Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To brighten your day

All of California has a new law that starts on July 1. Absolutely no talking on cell phones while driving- you must have a hands free device. Cory got this funny little thing as an email from a friend today:

Cell phones - New Law
According to a proposed new law that would go into effect July 1, 2008 you will no longer be able to use a cell phone while driving unless you have a 'hands free' adapter. I went to Circuit City and they wanted $50 for a headset with a microphone for my cell phone. Having a friend in the cell phone business, I talked with him and was able to come up with an alternative, working through Office Depot.
These kits are compatible with any mobile phone and one size fits all. I paid him $0.08 each because he bought in quantity. Then we tried it with Motorola, Sprint, Verizon and Nokia units and they worked perfectly. A photo is attached so scroll down & take a look and let me know if you want one. Also, forward this to anyone you know, who has a cell phone, and who may want one!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Don't know what to say

I know, I know, it's been a while since I last posted. I've had terrible writer's block. It's weird. So much goes on everyday that I could probably write about- yet I feel like I have nothing to write about. You know what I mean. So I'll just run down what's been going on since June 5. Cory went out of town for a M-F stretch and then came home Friday night. Then he left again on Sunday, Father's Day, and was gone again until Friday. So 2 full, straight work weeks he was gone with about 48 hours in between. Cory's mom, Denise, came from UT to help me. More like to lend me her arms, feet, and eyes. That's all I needed- just reinforcements for the daily stuff. Even with her here, sometimes we were not enough! My kids are crazy! Spencer learned how to crawl out of his crib one of those nights, so that was fun. Oh, and Ashley dropped 1 whole entire gallon of milk in the van- spilled the whole thing. My question to you is- what's grosser than gross? Answer-1 gallon of spoiled, rotten milk soaked into the carpet of your 2 year old van during 100 degree temperatures. That's really fun. But we did have a little fun this weekend, after we picked up Cory from the airport in our rotten milk van, we went up to the mountains to a berry farm and picked all sorts of blackberries, boysenberries, and raspberries. And right now I'm eating a delicous bowl of fresh berry cobbler. So good. I'll just post some pictures of what's been going on now:

The 3 girls at the berry patch with their buckets

Spencer had just woken up from a nap and took his first bite of a fresh, tart berry. He loved it.
We couldn't keep Spencer from eating them off the vine. Ashley was the winner of the berry picking contest.
Here is a few from the car as we drove around the hillside leaving the berry patch.
I couldn't resist putting this one in. Andi got into her sisters Hannah Montana-super cheap and it stays on forever- makeup. What a cutie.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pomp and Circumstance- Part 2

Okay, seriously, do we have to "graduate" from everything?! Ashley had her kindergarten graduation today. Yippee! It was really casual, in fact it was outside and almost all the parents were standing around instead of sitting. Each kid had their name called and they went to the front to get their diplomas and a hug from their teachers. Thankfully the whole thing only took about 30 minutes- it was getting really warm outside. Here are some pictures:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Time Trials

This past Saturday, Ashley had her time trials for swimming. It was more like a practice swim meet. The purpose of it was to get official times for each swimmer for each event that they're entered in. Ashley did the freestyle, backstroke, and breastroke. She did good and she can only get faster, if you know what I mean. Little trooper woke up at 6:00am and had check in at 6:45. Then she did her first stroke at 9:45. The whole thing was over at about noon, so it was a long day for Ash. But I guess the real swim meets go a lot longer since it's 2 teams competing, not just the SeaWolves getting their times. Aren't we lucky?!? The funny thing is that we totally had no idea how this whole swim meet/time trial thing worked. Luckily we took a few toys and snacks to keep the kids busy. But I guess you just have to know how it works- you need a big tent thing, a rolling cooler (it has to roll to be right), a tarp and several sleeping bags, little hand held video game things, lots of gatorades, and sunblock. So we'll take a little trip to walmart this week to stock up. Here are some pictures:
Ashley getting ready for the backstroke.
Ashley would probably go a lot faster if she went straight in her lane instead of bumping into the rope 2 times :)
You're not cool if you don't have a tent and a rolling cooler
The girls enjoying the day away
The boys sweating the day away