Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baby steps...

 Guess who is thinking about walking...her first steps today! She stood up and took a step without falling down...it won't be too long. So happy, so sad...
She has 3 weeks to start walking in order to be the second fastest walker in the family. I think she'll make it...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It is great...

 It is great to be 8!! And it is great to have Math in our family. He is such a fun and sweet little (not so little) guy. Math got some books in French and a ripstik for his birthday. He was pretty happy.


How about these cuties enjoying a wheel barrow ride from Gma...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunny Sunday

Danger is SO her middle name...she is way worse than most of the boys!!

Oh...and she is big enough to "ride" a bike. Sam pushing her is a little scary but she held on even when the g-force ramped up as Sam drove her quickly around the corners.



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Just for fun...these were a few of the funny moments today...
Both pictures represent something funny said so I'll let you have a quick guess and then add the real "caption"

Seth came out of his room (after changing out of church clothes) looking like this and proclaimed...

"I am Tyson. I am awesome!!"

*Tyson is my brother who always wears his hat backwards and always does a peace sign in every picture.
Sam had a comment about my shorts today...

"Oh no...you pants are broken. They have a hole. You need fix them."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

seeing blue m&m's?

I hate blue M&M's. I agree that none of the colors are that natural but the blue ones really just...blah, I don't know. They make me cringe almost to the point where I can't eat them (almost :). I can usually give them away to my kiddos or if you are over and want to share some M&M's you'll notice that they are mostly blue :) Anyhow...it felt like there was a disproportionate amount of blue M&M's. It felt like every handful I got had way more blue M&M's than other colors (my favorite is green with my second favorite orange - coincidentally my favorite colors ;). It was really irritating me but this was just an anecdotal accusation so...I did a small study.
Over the last few weeks, every time I grabbed some M&M's I noted how many blue M&M's there were compared with the other colors. My initial findings are telling. The percentage of blue M&M's was 42%. Rather high don't you think? If it were an even and random distribution aka a flat distribution (be impressed Eldon) then the percentage of each color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown) should be right around 16.7%. Right now the only conclusion I can draw is that either Mars Co is targeting me and arranging it so I buy packages that contain higher percentages of blue M&M's or Mars actually puts in way more blue M&M's than they do other colors. I feel like it is probably the first conclusion because they must know how much it bothers me to get SO many flippin blue M&M's but perhaps blue dye is just cheaper?
I hesitate to post this because it reveals a portion of my personality problems that probably shouldn't be revealed but I know there might be someone out there suffering like me. Again, this is only the preliminary result to see if this problem warrants further review and possibly a letter to the Mars Company. I will continue to see if over a longer time and larger amount the results change and if they don't I promise (it is an election year) to not rest till I have a reasonable explanation for the over use of blue!! (ps...don't think I won't, I have called grapenuts and oreo's before to ask questions)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Any thing you can do...

Anything you can do...Lizzy tries to do better. She really does try and keep up with those boys...this is her climbing into the little footstool. She is on rampage now!

I'm a big girl now...

This little one is not so little any more. Here she is tackling the stairs. She goes up great and she can almost go down by herself. She likes to stop and dance and stand up on her way down so she still needs a little supervision :)






Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sept 1st...

You know what that means in our house....Christmas music season is open!!

An early treat for the many out there that wait till Dec...my favorite Christmas song.



See doesn't it feel cooler already...and right now there are no 90's in the 10 day forcast! :)