Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy 11th Birthday Joseph!

Wow, it's been over 3 weeks since I've posted anything! Busy, busy, busy!

Well, I thought I was going to be able to put a picture of Joseph with his beautiful birthday cake, but nope. My camera was loaned out and somebody that was taking pictures (we won't mention any names, but her name starts with Grandma and ends with Judy) was supposed to email me some pictures. So here is just a everyday boring picture of the birthday boy... IMG_3459

I really have no idea why he would even consider putting the babies smelly pants on his head. OK I will admit, weirdness just runs in the family.

Oh, I had a great full length song I was going to sing and put on here dedicated to Joseph, but, darn the luck. I have no video tape to put in the camera. I'm so bummed, as I'm sure everyone else better be is.


So, we have been super busy doing some major "spring cleaning". Maybe we'll be done by the time spring actually gets here. lol Anyway, those of you that know what our school room usually looks like, you would probably faint if you saw the progress we have made. I have the dreaded closet in there to go through yet, but then one whole room will be completely "spring cleaned". Yippeee! Pack Rat Brent is doing a great job of cleaning out his crap treasure trove of goodies that he has been hoarding that he has neatly stored away, also. It's amazing how much stuff a family of 8 can accumulate. It's going to be so nice to get it all gone. The kids are not liking it though. We find things that nobody has touched in years, try to send it to the garage sale pile, and they have a fit. I try to explain to them that we can not keep everything we have, we just don't have the room for all this stuff. So, a lot of things (that they don't even know we have) are disappearing when they are not around. We need you all to cheer us on really loud so we can hear you and be motivated to keep on weeding through the stuff.


Yesterday..... 73 glorious degrees. Tomorrow..... a chance of....  SNOW!!!  Will it ever end?!?! Global warming?? Whatever!

I need summer.... I feel like a prisoner, locked up in my own house.



Now the fun stuff.........

No picture for this one, (Brent was way too efficient and cleaned it up right away) Emma took a black Sharpie permanent marker and drew a huge circle on the wall by the girls' bedroom door. I asked her why in the world she would do that. "Well, I had to make a doorbell for the boys to use to come into our room." She is such a creative young lady!


Have you ever taken a shower, gotten all dried off and dressed, come out of the IMG_3646bathroom, and hear, "Umm, I think you forgot to rinse your hair. It's full of soap!" Poor Joseph must have had a lot on his mind that night. Just couldn't remember everything he needed to do.



Babies are attracted to toilets, because they IMG_3633see it a whole different way than we do. It's their size, it's like a catcher for all things they can fit in their tiny little hands, it has water (babies just love to splash water), it's sparkling clean (ok maybe not that one), it's something they can CONQUER!




Dorkman or Batman... I'll let you decide.


And just one more, so I can get to bed at a decent time...

Major Bed Head

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This is how Anna looked after her beauty rest! She was mighty proud of it too.


Anonymous said...

I am setting the record straight. I sent you the pictures today, BEFORE I enen read this. Don't have an excuse, Signed, Someone who's name starts with Grandma & might end in Judy.

Damama T said...

NO BIRTHDAY SONG??? How RUDE! Joseph, please hold your mother responsible for getting one done A.S.A.P.! And HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY!

Good luck with the cleaning project. It's amazing what suddenly becomes their F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E., CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT, thing when it's about to go bye bye! LOL!

That baby girl is just getting too cute. And so big! Love the bed head. ;o)