Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All before 10 am

Ellery was home sick yesterday. Today he had an orthodontist appointment at 10:10am. Since he missed yesterday I sent him to school on the bus even though he' only be there half and hour before I had to pick him up. All fine and good. I even started the dishes and laundry before I loaded Owen, Patrick, and Lillie up and headed to school on time. Owen and Patrick love to play on the bike racks. We even had time for that. But not to do it repeatedly as Owen would have liked. As I escorted him up to the school door Patrick fell down an bumped his forehead.

I went back to Patrick and picked him up in one arm and had Lillie in her carseat in the other hand whereupon I twisted my ankle and fell, scraping my knee. Someone was coming out of the school then and asked if I was ok.. I wasn't sure of the ankle status so I said I wasn't sure. She offered to carry Lillie I said ok and by then the school secretary had come out. So we all trouped into the office where they had the nurse's aid clean up my knee and give me a band aid. They offered ice for Patrick's head, which he won't keep on, and my knee and ankle which I didn't have time for.

Ellery came and we left for the Doctor's office- me wondering if 1/2 hour of school was worth all of that.

On the way to the office I clipped someone's newspaper box with my mirror breaking it. We were still on time for our appointment.

After the orthodontist we went back and found most of the broken bit. We are still missing a piece the size of a quarter.

While the docter poked around Ellery lost a tooth. But that would have been after 10 am.

So I decided that I wasn't up to taking everyone to the grocery store. Maybe I'll go after the big boys come home. Now it's nap time.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Patrick is 2!

Patrick loves his new basketball hoop that he got for his birthday. He shoots and shoots. He is a real ball boy. He loves all balls and is very coordinated for someone so young.

Grandpa and Grandmother Chambers and Aunt Emily and Talea came over for cake and ice cream.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tag I'm it (finally)

My cousin tagged me so here's my list. Becky, sorry I took so long to do this.

8 TV shows I love to watch:
The Amazing Race
Handy Manny
The Cosby Show (still love it- long live TVLand)
Scrapbook Memories (on BYUTV)
Iron Chef America
Ace of Cakes

8 Favorite restaurants

Potbellie sandwich factory
El Vaquero
Senior Antonios
Chipotle (It gets at least 2 votes)
The Grappa Grille (in St. Louis)

8 Things happening this weekend
Fletcher has a camp out
Connor has a play
Donovan is going to watch the playoff game (maybe)
Youth fireside
Choir keeps on practicing for Christmas
Central Ohio Emergency Response Communications Net

8 Things I'm looking forward to
Getting over this cold
No more phone spam regarding the election
Learning more about Photoshop Elements
Finishing Lillie's quilt
Reading stories to my boys
A call from Bradford
Getting the guest/craft room organized

8 Things I love about this Fall
My cute little kids
The fall colors
Fletcher and the boys preparing for a big bike trip
Knowing that Bradford is at BYU
Apple cider
Pumpkin pie
Pumpkin cookies
College Football

8 Things on my wish list
Getting over this cold
Getting past the Baby Blues (first time I've really had to deal with them)
Getting Lillie's quilt done
Getting Christmas projects done
That the Elections go the way of freedom and righteousness
Bradford finding a ride home for Christmas

I guess everything else is good. I can't think anything else.

I tag Lydia, Tiffany R. and anyone else that reads my blog and blogs. Anyone want to start blogging so I can tag you? Becky already got the rest of you.

Halloween pics

Here we have the Trick or Treaters. Ellery is Fear. His sign says, "Fear be afraid".

Patrick really liked his cowboy costume. The design made it hard to walk in though. His legs are the back legs of the horse. You have to hold up the head and front legs or you trip.

Lillie is a Scary Bat. This is at Trunk or Treat. She had a cold for Halloween and we didn't get any good pics of her that night. My friend Liz is holding Lillie. She held her almost all night which was very helpful as Fletcher wasn't there. Ellery had a different party to attend. Se we divided in order to conquer.

Aunt Lydia made this awesome Indian costume for her boys. This is Owen's second time wearing it. It looks better without the purple stripes he insisted on wearing on Halloween night.

The Purple and Black Striped shirt is his new favorite. It is one that Bradford wore. That is part of why Owen likes it. (Of course, everyone else wore it too.) We are lucky that the weather was relatively mild for both nights. Halloween was really quite warm. Still around 60 at Trick or Treat time.

For Halloween Donovan and Spencer dressed as Chipotle Burritos and got free burritos and then went to a party where I imagine they shed their emergency blanket wrappers.