Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crazy week & What My Kids Do When I'm Not Looking!!

So I am at my friend Angie's house and we're just hangin out talking when we realize it's been a while since we heard from Ava and Kai. Further investigation found them in the bathroom with the door locked... When we finally got the door open, this is what we found. Ava and Kai with an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF HANDSOAP IN THEIR HAIR!!!!! Crazy kids, and Ava's hair was super-dry for like a week after that!
I walked into my family room to see Ava watching TV like this.... Nuff said.
Should I be worried that my son likes to put on 30 necklaces all the time?
I hear the water running in the bathroom, and after it being too long for hand-washing, this is what I found.
Ava begged me for these glitter-glue pens at Target. When we got home, she couldn't wait to use them, I get done putting groceries away, and look! Every ounce of glitter pen is on 1 peice of paper!!! It's a good thing they came from the $1 bin!

I had a totally crazy week last week that I am still recovering from... My mom and I decided to go to Utah to visit some family we haven't seen in a while, and for a little R&R. I got NONE of the R&R. Traveling with 2 small children is never a treat, but they were actually pretty good the whole time. We stayed at a different relative's house every night (my aunt's idea of a good time), so I had to load and unload the car twice a day. Super Fun! Did you catch the sarcasm? So I was basically a zombie getting hardly any sleep. But I did get to see some cousins I haven't seen in a while, so it was cool.
I took the kids to the Hogle Zoo and I have to say, it totally trumps the Phoenix Zoo! All the animals were so close! It was fun, and Brody said "isaraff", translation, "It's a giraffe!" We also went to this awesome children's museum called the Gateway Discovery Museum. We sat and talked for hours while the kids played! They were so totally engrossed with all the fun stuff to do they never even came over to where we were sitting. I totally recommend it.

I also started reading "The Host" while I was there, and LOVED IT!

2 Major dampers on the fun were that I forgot to take any pictures, BUMMER! And then Friday night, I was looking for my wallet, and it was nowhere to be found! We looked everywhere and I am still hoping someone will find it. Yeah, so my ID, my ss card, all my credit cards, my temple recommend, library card, insurance card, luckily only $10 cash, everything, GONE! I was totally freaking out because I knew I could not get on a plane without ID, so I called the TSA and I had to go thru special bomb-sniffing screening, and they went through everything in my bag, but eventually let me on. I was so relieved! I have never been so scared of not being able to get home! At least I wasn't out of the country. Now I am just going through the hassle of replacing everything I lost. No fun. But at least I got home!

13 comments:

Sally said...

Love this post...Im sorry you lost your wallet...that totally sucks and staying somewhere different every night...thats rough. WHat are you up to tomorrow...let's play.

elisha and brett said...

Great pics! At least you had your camera to capture those "priceless" moments! Sorry to hear about your trip...but I totally agree, any trip with kids is definitely NOT a vacation!

camillian said...

I love the pictures! Those are the pictures that remind you of what your kids are really up to! I love the wallet story and being bomb sniffed! That stinks I can only imagine what a frustrating experience that would have been with kiddos with you too!

Hoagland Family said...

You were in Utah and I didn't get to see you, shame on you!!

Just kidding, I know it's crazy when you go to a place to see everyone,never enough time.

I love all the pics from little Ava. Makes life so much more entertaining!!!

Five Silly Switzer's said...

Sounds like Utah was a little crazy!!! I have to agree with you on their zoo, it is grat. I'm glad you got to go to the Kids musuem!! It's great huh?? I hope you did a little shopping while you were there too!!

The Silly Nilly Family said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!! That is stinking hilarious. Not that I am enjoying you're suffering but I'm glad to know I'm not alone with the "busy" children....I'm wondering how long that special brand of mouth "muzzle" kept things quiet??? lol

Hope you get your "Life" back soon: meaning contents of wallet.

Matt and Brianna said...

Oh man!!! That sounds like a bummer of a trip! Hopefully it was a little nicer weather up there than here, at least. I love the pics of Ava in trouble!! So cute!!!

Lisa W said...

I'm convinced that glitter glue pens are a tool of the devil. And I would probably be more worried about the maxi over Ava's mouth than Brody's love of necklaces! Love the pictures! Those moments are always fun to look back on...after you've had time to forget how long it took to clean up!

elizabeth cullimore said...

Love all the pics! You're not going to believe this, but I actually updated my blog like you told me to! I had fun seeing at Brooklyn's shower. Miss you!

McKown's said...

I love the pictures. I am glad to see that my boys aren't the only ones who love to wear necklaces!!

Alifinale said...

Those pictures of your kids are hilarious! Your trip to UT sounds fun/tiring. I had to fly once and I forgot my wallet and the airport was 2 hours away - I was surprised at how easy it was without ID. In fact I got through my special screening faster than my hubbie.

Lydia said...

I laughed my guts out at the picture of Ava with all the glitter glue squeezed out. I'm not sure I took a picture of it but last week at stake conference, the neighbors we were sitting with shared their markers. Yeah...Edin drew with blue marker on his face. It didn't come off for two days. It's a good think you thought to take pictures of all that glue. Sigh, still laughing.

Marianne, Clint, Andrew and Nicholas said...

this sounds like a lot of my afternoons here at the boy-zoo :) your kids are cuties :)