Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Parker the Cook

Sunday my husband had to go to some meetings. Parker got all the pots out (which he does often) and started "cooking". I was talking on the phone to my sister and feeding Eliza in the other room but could hear him. Next thing I know is he is getting into the refrigerator... this is trouble. Out comes a carton of eggs. I told Macknezee to go see what he is doing. Eliza is almost asleep so I cant get up at the moment.

My sister is asking if I need to get off the phone. I told her it does not really matter because I cant do anything at that moment. Finally I get to a point where I can put Eliza down.

I go into the kitchen... The lunch meat, block of cheese, cheese grater, big sharp knife (still dont know how that got out), and the eggs. He had cracked two and I guess had decided to make an omelet. I was lucky it was only two.

Some days I wonder if I will survive Parker and the almost 2s. One day I know I will just crack up at all these things. Who knows maybe he will be a great cook like his dad!!!

Cute things kids say

"Head Forest" - Forehead

2 yr olds singing Pirates- "Yo Ho a pirates life for me..." (especially since he cant really talk)

"Dont do that or I will give you a slobbery kiss"

What does a camel say? "AHOHHHH" (I cant type it but it is really funny)

I love when my kids say something that makes me laugh.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Give Me a BREAK

Two Sundays was a tough day. I had been husbandless. We lost Mackenzee's church shoes (she has two pairs and we had one of each) and were running late. Finally I told her she could wear her flip flops (it was that or tennis shoes). I explained to her we don't wear flip flops because we want to look nice for church. She wears flip flops every day so they are pretty nasty. Does she pick the orange ones to match her dress, NO of course not. She picks the pink leopard ones. I didn't want to fight with her. Here is the real kicker- as we are walking into church she turns around, looks at me and says, "Mom you have flip flops on too just like me". I was dying!!! I had put on my flip flops to move the car and forgot to change into my church shoes before leaving. And just like Mackenzee I had ones that were nasty dirty too not my black ones that hide everything.

The rest of church was uneventful (or at least that I can remember)

When we got home Parker went on a rampage. If I would have had time to write it all down I would have so I could remember it all. I think he started in his room emptying all of the tupperware bins that hold his toys. Next he moved to the closet with all the games. Keep in mind I had just cleaned up the games from the previous day. There were cards everywhere! Most of this happened while I was feeding Eliza so I could not stop him. I started cleaning up the mess and Parker went to my room got my Stampin Up! markers and decided to color on the wall and blinds. I hurried grabbed a wipe and started cleaning that up. Parker runs off and redumps the toys in his room. Next he took a yellow highlighter on the new tupperware we had just bought. All in all I think there was 3 times I picked up the cards and 2 the toys. By the last time I have had it. I am cleaning up the cards for the third time and Parker dumped my black embossing powder in the hall. I picked him up and put him in the top bunk and removed the ladder. Then I scooped up the powder (what I could salvage) and began switching the top shelf of towels with the game shelf. Parker then jumped off of the top bunk. (I had told him several time to stay up there so he would not get ouchies). He would not stand up on his legs so I feared they were broken. After some TLC he was fine, running around like a crazy person again.

I wish I had a picture of the craziness. All the kids went to bed early!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween

We had a great Halloween. It actually started October 5. We went to Disneyland and Trick-Or-Treated there. This year the kids were Wendy, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

Parker blends into the background.

Snow White's mother "the witch" came with an apple while Mackenzee was taking pictures with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.

This was her response. Complete FEAR!!!

Then last Saturday was the ward Halloween party. Mackenzee, Parker and Eliza won "cutest costume" together.

On Halloween a local frozen yogurt shop gave away free yogurt to kids who came in with their costumes on. We went with some friends.

Mac had to work so we went over to a friends house for dinner and trick-or-treating. Parker didn't let go of his dagger the entire way and walked the whole time unless he saw a dog. On house had a ceramic dog and he had to be picked up. By the end he managed to say "thank you" and "trick or treat". Mackenzee and her friend who also went as Wendy both wanted to be first at each door. Next we went to Mac's work and went around to all the stations. It was the first time the nurses had seen Eliza since she was a patient.

Parker Make Up Artist

I was getting ready for a meeting a few weeks ago and Parker got into my make up and decided to paint Eliza's head with it. It was to close to the meeting to clean it up so Eliza had a stained head for a few days.