Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Third one is the charm.

We went to see Toy Story 3 yesterday. I knew I would like it because I have seen the other two Toy Story movies and liked them. I did not know however that I would LOVE TS3 as much as I did. I laughed,cried, clapped, and laughed some more. It has something for everyone. Our whole family loved it. We can't wait to see it again. Go see it!! It is awesome. Two thumbs totally up!! You don't even need kids to go see it. Just go. I think you will love it.
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Fun finds from Sam Moon!

We went to Sam Moon today! Always a fun trip. I got some fun summer accessories. Some in my fave color of course.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Road trips, oh how they have changed.

When I was a kid my dad always took off two weeks in the summer. We would take these two weeks and head out on some kind of road trip . Most of the time it would be to Brownsville, Tx where I was born and grew up. We would pack up and head out the four of us. I think we would pack a cooler with food and snacks. My Dad was not a fan of making stops. He wanted to make "good" time. This meant that we had to hold our bladders a lot longer than we would like to. This might be the reason I can hold it so long now. Thanks, Dad. Anyway. We are currently as I type on a family road trip. It got me thinking about my family road trips as a kid compared to road trips now as far as all the " techie" kinds of toys and must haves we take on trips now. Back in the day we took books to read. My Dad picked the radio station. You were forced to listen to what your parents listened to. We had a favorite stuffed animal and maybe some coloring books, too. BUT that is really it. I do think I had a Sony Walkman and Discman at some point but, not much more than that. NOW a days it is really ridiculous the amount of "toys" and "entertainment" that we think we "need" in order to go on a trip. For instance, us. We have a DVD built into our car. All four of us, me, KP, Alex, and Matt have iPods. Both boys have Nintendo DSs. Matt also has a Leap Frog system. We bring books and magazines. I have a Blackberry phone i get emails and internet on. On top of that I have a new iPad!! It really gets to be overwhelming. And sad, too. Really? Do we need all these things? Why can't we just get in the car and enjoy the scenery and each others company. Talking to each other. Or making up silly car games to play. Instead we have all these distractions and contraptions. Ugh. The simple things. I miss them. It is easier said then done to change the horrible habits that we have become accustomed to. That being said. I think I will try and sign off and talk to Jenny, Maddie, and Ms. P. And I am going to look out the window and enjoy the view. Our first stop is going to be Buc-ees in Madisonville. (:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

And Now A Matthew Moment

Matt: I want in! (the pool float chair thingy)
Me: Not right now I am in it.
Matt: BUT, I want it. Now!!
Me: You have to wait your turn.
Matt: I want to get in!!! Ah!!
Me: So sorry.
Matt: If you don't let me in, I won't be your kid anymore!!

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Sunday, June 06, 2010

And Now A Matthew Moment

Today Kevin found two children's Claritin in the guest bath trash can. I give the boys a Claritin and vitamins everyday. When I do I always assume that they are taking their allergy pill and vitamins. Well, I learned differently today. After, KP found the pills he called the boys over and had a little talk with them. He (holding the evidence in his hand) told the boys, "you are not in trouble, but you need to tell me who did this." He holds up the trash can (Exhibit A) and points in to expose the pills. He is such a Lawyer. ;) He said, Matt raised his hand and said, "Me. I did it." Come to find out Matt has been throwing away his pills this week and only eating the gummy vitamins. I so wish I had taken a picture of the little purple pills in the trash. It is a guest bath trash so there was nothing else in the can but, the pills. Anyway, Matt admitted to the disposing of his meds and was quite proud of himself if I might say. His punishment? He had to retake his pill tonight and me and Alex "watched" and made sure that he "actually" ate the pill this time. He did not like us watching him. That boy!! What to do?? Little rascal.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Let's Talk Bad Boy Roles

Let's talk. Bad boy roles. Like Ryan Phillippe in Cruel Intentions. RP plays a good bad boy! Rawr. I'm just saying.

Let's hear your faves.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

And Now A Matthew Moment

Matt has a lovie he carries around and sleeps with named Doggie. If he isn't holding it he is always looking for it. Today I opened the pantry and look who I found in there. Wonder why he decided to drop Doggie off in there? Oh, Matthew.


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