October 31, 2007

My Unlucky/Coincidental Day

Noah and I went to the podiatrist yesterday to check on some foot problems we were each having. As we were walking out to our car, I biffed it by catching my heel on the edge of a curb. I am always such a clutz.
Since I'm so close to the doctor's office still, I waddle on back in and ask them for another x-ray. I thought for sure I just sprained it, but I just wanted to make sure. After a couple x-rays, sure enough I see a chip out of the bone at the top of my foot. Noah was such a huge help and showed me what a man he is.
So, lucky me, I get to wear this beautiful thing for the next 6 weeks. My other option was a cast. Amazing how such a little chip out of a bone can cause such pain and warrant this massive contraption.

October 27, 2007

Funny Pics of Ben

Ben enjoyed trying on different things when we went shopping for Halloween costumes. My favorite was "Reggae Ben".

My friend was watching Ben for me one morning. She said that she went upstairs for a few minutes and when she came down she saw all the cushions looking like this. She said, "Benjamin did you do this?" and then he dove under the cushions thinking she couldn't see him. She texted me this picture with the tag line "Ding Dong Ben is Dead" because he looked like the Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz.

Halloween Time Again

One of the most fun, yet most dreaded times of the year for me is Halloween. It's fun to pick out all the goofy costumes, but not fun to deal with the massive amounts of candy that go through our home. True I like chocolate, but trying to keep my kids from overdosing on it during the next few weeks is very exhausting.
Hailey finally opted for something other than a princess costume. I was so excited she chose this one because I always wanted to dress like this for Halloween when I was a kid.

Noah is always such a good sport when it comes to choosing costumes. When he tried on this basketball player costume, we knew it was the one. He especially loves the fro, but he wouldn't agree to put a pick in it.

Jordan made me realize how close I am to having a teenager. He wants to go for a "cool" look that his friends will admire. For the past two years I've tried to get him to be Napoleon Dynamite because he's got the look and the build.
Instead, this year he went for his own creation . . . . we ended up naming him "The Unfortunate Skateboarder".

The gang

October 26, 2007


Benjamin is the fourth and final child of ours to wear the Eyeore costume. I always think Disney costumes are adorable, and since Halloween is usually pretty chilly here, this costume has been perfect. We've definitely got our money's worth out of this costume.
(I can't seem to find a picture of Noah yet.)



October 24, 2007

Trunk Monkey

"Trunk Monkey" has got to be one of my/our all-time favorite Youtube videos. These were commercials made for a car dealership up in Portland a while back. I saw the compilation of all the commercials on someone's site and had to share it on our blog as well......Enjoy!

October 21, 2007

Ben's Visit to Costco

October 11, 2007

Bread, Beautiful Bread!

I cannot believe it, but I actually made homemade bread today. I have always wanted to do this, but I never learned an easy way to make it, never learned the correct way to make it, and using my bread machine always turned it into bricks. I am just so excited I can hardly contain myself! My kids are inhaling every bit of it up too.

I ground a bunch of wheat today. Since the machine is so unbelievably noisy and puffs out a lot of flour dust, I grind it on my back patio. Katie decided to help me out by eating the bits of wheat that were tossed on the ground. By the time I was finished, she had a big layer of flour all over her coat.