Friday, July 29, 2011

How I hurt myself

Well it's been a little more then 2 weeks since I fell down the porch at my friend's house. My foot is healing although slowly. Here's how it went down (hahaha, pun intended)!

John and I were leaving their house so we could have a little date night because the kids were with their grandparents. My intentions were to say goodbye to the people outside and grab a plant that was given to me. I remember seeing an inflatable monkey on the ground on the right side of me, stepped down, and then this realization that I was falling and I couldn't do anything to stop it. I may have stepped on the monkey, I do not remember. I landed face down and my foot was flexed the wrong way and it was hurting. Although I felt okay. Since we were leaving anyways, we left for the remainder of our date night. But by the time I had walked to the car, it had already swollen up. Date night became sit on the couch icing my foot night.

The next day was when the real pain kicked in. My foot was swollen. I couldn't put any weight on so a trek to the bathroom was more than that. I thought that perhaps I could crawl. Wrong! I didn't know that I had injured my knees too.

The following day a friend brought over a pair of crutches to help me get around the house. Sounds great, right? Wrong! I ended up with sore underarms and pair that with the foot and knees. It was an emotionally low day.

The next day John had to go to work. At that point the swelling had gone down a little bit and I could walk holding onto the walls. I tried to put on a pair of flip flops and my foot wouldn't go in it! 

Thankfully John was off the next day. My sister offerred me a walking shoe that people with a foot cast wears. We picked it up from her house and since my sister was at work at this point, it took me a while to figure out how to use it, but it is a God send!!!! I am wrapping my foot with an ace bandage and then wearing the "special" shoe. I can get around! Yippee!!! 

I have finally been able to get out of the house and do some grocery shopping. We had no fruits or vegetables for a week! When I did feel better, I made a salad for dinner one night and Magnus said that that was the best salad he's ever eaten! Poor malnurious family.   

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Soph is 2

I know this is a few days late, but I just couldn't bring myself up to write about Soph. I just couldn't fake it and pretend that I liked her the last few days. All I can say is the girl is 2 and she is exercising her right to be terrible! It dawned on me today that perhaps the reason she is so grumpy is because she doesn't get enough sleep. I'll put her to nap like always and it'll stay quiet for a half and hour and then she is making silly noises and conversations in her crib, in her room, all by her herself. So something new for us to figure out!

Some things about Soph:

* She is learning to speak and is repeating all that she hears.
* Is going through a rebellious stage
* Is choosing the things that she wears
* Sits on the potty seat fully clothed and blows raspberries because that's the noise people make when they go potty
* Have a love/hate relationship towards her brother
* Kisses anyone and anything that has a ow-wie
* Loves fruit snacks and all sorts of junk food
* Can say "pasta" really well, but please is "peaz"
* Loves to cuddle
* And many more fun things!

Okay I actually love her again after writing this and thinking about her! Happy Birthday Soph! We heart you so much!!!!
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Out of Context

One day when I was feeling low from my immobility due to my foot injury, I happened to glance at the end table and saw this note. 

It says, "morning very early, must just sniff underwear, not pretty"

I had to do a double take on it because it was so funny, so wrong, but so funny. I laughed and laughed. Like the kind where you are going to hyperventilate because no air is coming through. There was hand fanning, thigh slapping, and tears rolling! I tried to read it a couple of times more and it just made it worse. I knew that it was in John's writing so I was thinking, was that something he had written himself as a reminder or was it for his son. Either way it was priceless!

After my cackle died down and I finally got some air, I realized that that was probably a mad lib that John was doing with Magnus. Then it made it sweet. No? Ok.

So I asked John later what it was and he said they were studying the planets. The book they had suggested that they come up with their own words to identify the first letter of each planet! Why my boys chose those words I do not know. But it certainly made my day!!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Soph Shoe Fetish

Soph has a habit of taking my shoes from my shoe rack and scattering them around the house. It's mostly heels. She doesn't go for flip flops. I wonder why?

Contemplating her choices...

Made a decision...Brother made off with the other heels before I could get a picture of him. When I say made off, I meant he wore them. Maybe Soph isn't the only one with a shoe thing?

Finally ready to conquer a night on the town!

Nothing says a good night out like some sweatpants and a Tshirt with HOT heels!
Friday, July 15, 2011

The Best BBQ Chicken Ever!

Look, how delicious is that???

I am a BBQ junkie. We BBQ all the time. Even when it rains. It only makes sense that we love going to the fair to get some great BBQ. Well, no more, thanks to this great recipe! I snubbed buying food while we were at the fair last week because I knew that this would be better! Makes my mouth water just talking about it....

Here's the original recipe and here's my lazy way of doing it.

This is where I differ from the recipe. I don't use beer to cook it because I am cheap that way. Because of that, I'll use whatever chicken parts I have. I personally love the leg quarters. You can just "set it and forget it" (big informercial saying from the 90's) for about 2 hours. This is one of those things where you can't really get wrong with the time because the longer you cook it the more tender it gets. I mean YUM-MI-NESS

Of course, don't actually forget about it!

I hope you give this a try because it will knock your socks off! Thanks to my friend Jenna who made this for dinner one night.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You Know You're Loved

When this happens!  
Oh wait, you're tired? No way, you've gotta play with us!

Or we'll play with you!

Sister's turn! Ah, the things she learns from her brother.

Maybe this will do the job!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our 4th

 We had a great time celebrating our freedom! I am so thankful for where we live, that I am not persecuted for being a believer of Jesus or homeschooling my children. With that said, I am also very thankful for my crazy family. The kids played, we had yummy food, and we got to do FIREWORKS!!!! Something that was taken away from our town a few years back. I'm thankful they are still allowed where my mom lives, although this might be the last year. Just as we were celebrating, there was an apartment building on fire due to illegal fireworks. Sad!
Having fun!

Lots of giggles!

Soph stealing her cousin's lollipop!

Fireworks by my husband! It was so awesome seeing him play with fire! When we were dating and fireworks were still allowed in our town, my wonderful then-boyfriend would spend a huge chunk of $ and go crazy with the fireworks. It brought back a lot of memorize!

One of the illegal ones that were shot up in the air. Beautiful though!

Every since Magnus has been allowed to have sparklers, he goes a little crazy with it. I don't know how he manages to build a fire, but he does. 

Crazy playing with fire. Just like his dad. The apple does not fall far from the tree! 
Sunday, July 3, 2011

Keeping Our Cool

This is what we have been doing while the sun has been warming us up! I don't like heat and I don't think my children does either. We get C.R.A.N.K.Y. I think this helped though!

 If I would have sprayed Magnus like this when he was younger, he would have cried to no end. As you can see Soph is so different!

 He is better about it as he has gotten older, but it is all on his terms. We have a saying in our family, if you play don't cry, if you cry don't play. There has been numerous times that I have had to repeat that to him. He's learning...

                               Love that lonesome missing tooth!        

I love how saturated they both are. I think mission is accomplished!
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