Friday, October 31, 2008


In the car after our trunk-or-treat at the church...

Owen (with as much passion as he could muster): "Trunk-or-treat and Halloween are the best two days of my life!"

Hazel (in between smacks of Laffy Taffy): "Sounds good to me!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Time Out

My mommy is here for a visit so I probably won't post for a while! :) But I am still enjoying everyone else's blog.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daddy's litte helper...

Hazel loves to help in the kitchen. It makes her feel SOOO big to set the table and help prepare the food. I love this age...when they can still be manipulated! lol.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Owen was playing hide and seek outside with our neighborhood boys and being his usual bossy self. I said "Owen...stop being so bossy! Your friends aren't going to want to play with you anymore if you keep yelling orders at them."

He said "But he isn't counting right" and I said "Maybe that's as high as he can count!" and Owen said "But that's not the right way. I'm the one who thought up this game."

I said " didn't make up hide and seek."

and, with his hands on his hips, he said in his most annoyed and challenging tone "Then who did?!"

Don't you just love how he thinks he is the master of the universe?!

I guess Hazel has heard us say "When I was a kid...." a few times. Now she thinks that she gets to tell stories about when she was a grown-up. She will say "Mom....a long time ago when me and Owen were grown-ups and you and Daddy were little kids....." and then she will make up some random story. So funny.

Also- here's a Mortified Mommy Moment involving Hazel. Those of you who know me and are aware of my paranoia about my man arms will get a kick out of this.

Hazel was rubbing my arm yesterday and said "Get all this Daddy hair off your arm!"


Monday, October 6, 2008

At the dinner table....

Owen: Have you ever seen a geode split in half?

Hazel: I had a dream about a geedode. There was a little man with a big frowny face and he was pushing down....

Owen: Did the little men have hats on?!?!?

Hazel: uh-huh.

Owen: I had a dream about those guys chasing me!!!

Then they both just stare at each other in amazement.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


That's what I call our newest addition to the family. We rescued a cat from Halo pet adoptions today. She is a little over a year old and a very sweet, tolerant kitty. She came to us with the name Carly, which we decided to keep. I have been wanting a cat SOO badly, so I am thrilled. Hopefully after a couple of days she won't be so on edge...but considering the constant chaos we have going on here, I'm not betting on it! :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Mortified Mommy Moment #16

Owen and Hazel were playing with their friend Vincent when all of a sudden Owen ran into my room and yelled "Hazel has your boob thing!!"


So- Hazel was running around the house with my bra and when I acted embarassed and jerked it away from her Owen laughed and said "I even tried it on."

Now that I think about might be a Moritifed Owen Moment. hmm.....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Still Summer in AZ

So- I know some places are moving on to Fall, but not here in Phoenix! We've decided to stick with Summer for another month. Why not? And I must say, now that it's down to the low 90's, "Fallmer" is quite enjoyable.

Today I threw Hazel in her stroller and Owen on his bike and we took a little ride/walk that ended at Max's (the convenience store down the street), where we treated ourselves to ICEE's and a 99cent Big Grab of Cheetos Puffs. Mmmm. I made two kids very happy.

In case any of you are noticing the time that I am posting this, yes...Owen IS supposed to be in school. He stayed home "sick" and had a very quick and miraculous recovery. Junk food heals all illnesses.

Zack attack

Owen's little friend Zack was over for lunch yesterday and randomly turned to Owen to say "You always be so handsome for school. Your hair be's all handsome."

Thanks, Zack! :)