Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
~smoke detectors start beeping even before you can see the smoke billowing out of your daughters bedroom.
~when toddlers are in a deep sleep they don't like being ripped out of their crib even if the house is on fire.
~the County Fire Department can get to our home in less than 4 minutes.
~even though the house may be on fire it is still fun to see the look on your toddlers face when the fire engine pulls up with sirens blaring.
~pretty potted flowers on your front porch get in the way of the fire hoses.
~Grandpa Cazier is a stubborn old man who gives the sheriffs department a hard time about leaving the house.
~it is not a good day when you are told, "we will only destroy walls and rip through the ceiling as a last resort to find the source."
~your street suddenly becomes the most popular road in the city when there are emergency vehicles parked in front of it.
~my kids know me too well when Cayden said, "Dang it mom. All this cool stuff is happening and your camera is still in the house. Now you can't blog about it."
~when fire fighters come they search the house from top to bottom and the thought races through your mind that you are so very glad your house is clean.
~the bishop really is "always there" when you need him.
~once the fire crew is there and you are pretty much sure that your house isn't going to burn to the ground it's kind of thrilling to sit back and watch them work.
~brand new air conditioning motors can reach over 200 degrees, even though they aren't supposed to.
~when air conditioning motors reach 200+ degrees they send billowing smoke throughout your entire house by way of the air vents.
~burned up air conditioning motors make your whole house smell like an over cooked hot glue gun.
~the excitement lasts the entire evening when your kids keep singing, "Burn baby Burn" and "Is this burning, an eternal flame" and "The roof, The roof, The roof is on fire!"
~Fire Fighters and Police Officers rock and I am ready for a vacation.
Posted by Amy J. at 8:11 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So the theme this year was CSI: Cub Scout Investigators...very cool. As always it took hours, and hours, and days and months to get ready for three whole days of camp. But that is what kept me out of blogging land for so dang long. I took over 600 photos but I am really pretty much camped out so the bottom line is, I think it went great, the boys had a good time and I am so appreciative of everyone who helped make it a success. So here is just a glimpse at one class out of 18.
Posted by Amy J. at 10:34 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So I finally started my book blog. I am so excited to have a place where I can keep track of all my good (and bad) reads. If you ever need a good recommendation just head on over to http://amysbookcollection.blogspot.com/
Posted by Amy J. at 5:01 AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
TODAY Sydney asked me, "If the earth all of the sudden started revolving in the opposite direction would it be Monday again?"
TODAY Branson drank about 1/2 the water in my mom's pool. That kid has turned into a fish. He can use swimmies but hates them so I stand guard over him on the steps. If I glance away for even a second he flings himself into the water. Scary, I know. He always comes up coughing and smiling and ready for more.
TODAY I got attacked by a swarm of wasps and one of those stinkin' bugs stung me twice right in the middle of my forehead! Man those things hurt...but he hurts more since I stomped on him real good with my shoe.
TODAY I sat and watched Branson run back and forth in my bathroom. He was laughing and swinging his arms around as he tried to catch all the dust particles that he could see in the sun shining through the window. He must have run through those specks like you would a sprinkler for at least 10 minutes.
TODAY Sydney and I picked Strawberries while Grandpa Cazier pushed Branson in the swing. Later Sydney cleaned the berries and took their tops off in the kitchen sink. Branson ate them faster than she could put them in the bowl.
TODAY I found out that the printer I ordered a month ago is going to take even longer to arrive...dang it.
TODAY is actually tomorrow but I can't sleep.
Posted by Amy J. at 2:18 AM
Monday, July 13, 2009
BRANSON age 20 months
Demolition crew (I'm sure of it)
SYDNEY age 8
"I'm going to be an author. My book's almost done and I'm going to get it published."
Posted by Amy J. at 9:52 AM