Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Annie and Emma Christmas morning waiting to see what Santa brought.
Santa left lots of fun toys!
Santa LOVED his cookies!
Annie and her note to Santa along with some cookies.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Scott's brother Jon and teammate, Motor Mike
No, he did not cut his hair into a mohawk... he's just going bald!
Scott's team along with his brother's team recently completed an Adventure Race by Saguaro Lake. The race lasted about 9 hours. Jon's team came in 1st and Scott's team came in 2nd. Go Team!!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
-We were driving on the freeway, past the dairy, and of course you can smell the cows and Annie goes, Dad, do you have gas?
-Yesterday I asked her to go play in the backyard, she stops, looks at me, and says, let me think about it, ummmmmm, no!
-Annie kept saying, Dad, Dad. Scott answers her with a 'yes', she says, 'No, you are supposed to say, 'Yes ma'am'!
-Last night, Scott said, 'Why is dad such a dummy?' Annie said, 'You thus are!'
-I asked her to pick up her toys, she said, Mom, I can't, I've had a hard day at work!
-If she's into something that she's not supposed to be in, I'll say, Annie, what are you doing? She responds with, Mom, don't worry about it.
-She kept asking me a ton of questions one day and I was getting annoyed so I kept telling her, 'stop asking'. We got home from running places and she was in to something and wouldn't answer me. Finally she answered with, 'mom, stop asking'.
-When something is cool to her, she'll say, 'Shut Up, are you kidding me'!
-My mom asked her about finding fireworks at Target when we were in Utah over the summer and Annie said, 'we couldn't find any, damn it!'
-Scott is known as 'Old Man'. Often times we are 'ditching our old man'. Other nicknames she's given us are: Old Women, Pork Chop, Nacho...
-The other day Emma was throwing a fit and wouldn't stop crying, Annie comes to me and says, Mom, she is driving me nuts!
-She often times has conversations on her play phone with people. The other day she 'talked' to Michael Jackson, Lucy (her cousin), and all of Scott's teammates from his Adventure Race team (Donny, Brent, Mike, Sterling, Jon). The conversation consisted of; 'Hey, Mitool Jackson, give me a call back, I have a question for you.'
-When we go to any place with a drive-thru and we are asked if they can take our order, she'll yell, Yeah, I want chicken nuggets, french fries, a Dr. Pepper and a toy!
-After taking the spinning class at the gym last week, I was drenched in sweat. Annie says, Mom, you reek!
-She's also got her own language for things which I now just know what she's talking about. For example:
Jindle Bell Jims = Jungle Jims Playland
Warm Up = Wal-Mart
Target = Target (that was one of her first words!!!)
Tiggle = Tigger
Merman = Mermaid
Q Stick = Q Tip
Dip It = BBQ Sauce from McDonalds
Zoe Dog = Zoe (her cousin's name)
Thanks To Giving = Thanksgiving
Einer = Ernie
Opal'em = Open Them
Crunchy Noodles = Roman Noodles
Pizzie = Pizza
Thus = Just
Puter = Computer
We've got a firecracker on our hands. I'm sure there are lots more. I'll try to keep the list updated!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Here's a little story about a boat we call "Ugly Betty".
One day, my dad and Scott were driving down the road and saw an old "fixer-upper" on the side of the road with a "For Sale" sign on it. Without thinking twice, they pulled over and bought it right then and there. After a little TLC and several hours, days, and even weeks at the shop (it needed quite the tune-up), the S.S. Minnow was ready to hit the open water. They took it out fishing a few times last year and according to them it's a "sweet ride".
A few weeks ago, Skipper (my dad) and his faithful side kick, Gilligan (Scott) decided to take "Ugly Betty" out. The girls and I thought it would be fun to go for a ride on Bob's boat (as Annie calls it) too. We packed up the kids, some snacks, lots of water and my dad... sorry, Skipper, stopped and got a little KFC to eat out on the lake.
After getting car sick on the way up, I was glad when we finally got there. We loaded the boat with all the necessities; chicken, water and kids, and the Skipper backed the boat into the water. We get the motor roaring, my dad gets ready to pull forward to park the truck, and I notice Scott is yanking on the stirring wheel to turn so we don’t run into other boats. When I say yanking, I mean his whole 125lb. body was trying to get the wheel to move. I kept saying, don’t break it.” “Did you guys unhook everything” (they were quite excited to get "Ugly Betty" into the water)? Needless to say, he was quite stressed. He kept saying, “it's stuck, what do you want me to do”? My dad is out of the truck looking at us like 'what the heck are they doing'. Keep in mind; we are at the lake on a Saturday afternoon with tons of people all around. Scott, not knowing, had kept the boat in reverse so we are kind of coasting backwards in a huge circle. My dad yells at him to take it out of reverse. Needless to say we had quite a bit of looks.
My dad goes and parks the truck while Scott continues to yanking on the wheel and I'm trying to handle both kids cause I'm freaked that Annie, not being the best listener that she is, will jump off the edge of the boat. I've got Emma in one arm, while directing traffic with the other boats, explaining why we almost hit them. Several times other boats had to push us away from them. This, my friends, was quite embarrassing. My dad was waiting for us to pick him up at the dock, with his water socks on and a 44oz. in hand. He kept yelling, "get your butt over here". At this point I was laughing while Scott was beyond stressed. We were all drenched with sweat. Scott had to gauge his reverse and forward motion along with the constant giant circle we were going in as well as taking into consideration the wake from the other boats and wind factors in order to get us safely (meaning, without hitting other boats) to the dock to pick my dad up.
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, I noticed we were taking on quite a bit of water. I yell to Scott, "hey captain, we are taking on water". Out of the corner of my eye I see the bucket of chicken floating towards the back of the boat. I couldn’t hold it in any longer, I was dying laughing, the girls were both red faced with sweat filled hair, Scott was pissed and my dad kept throwing his arms in the air. I yelled to my dad, "just a minute pa, we're a comin'". We couldn’t quite possibly get more redneck then we already were. Finally after the proper wind and coasting technique, Scott was able to get us over to the dock (it only took about 45 minutes or so).
Needless to say, we never got "Ugly Betty" out on the open water that day, but we were able to enjoy a whole lot of laughs and some soggy chicken in the parking lot of the lake. Like the Skipper said, if it weren’t disastrous we wouldn’t have remembered it. I do have to say that we did have a good time despite all that took place. The Skipper and Gilligan are so funny together, they just feed off of each other. I’m glad that they are such good friends.
I know you are dying to hear what happened with "Ugly Betty". She has since been in the shop for more work. Hopefully she'll be ready to ride again soon. The next fishing trip is planned for October at Lake Powell. May the legend of "Ugly Betty" live on!
Here are a few pictures from our adventure.
Notice the red face and sweaty hair
Again... notice the red face
Do I really need to say anything?
I said a beef hot link!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Emma survived her 1st year in the nut house (aka; the Thomas' residence)! Woo hoo for Emma! She got LOTS of Yo Gabba Gabba toys. She LOVES Gabba!