Friday, March 23, 2007


I figure I've gone long enough without any kind of update on the goings-on here in my little world, so I'll just give you a brief over-view of what's happened in the last month or so.

At the end of February/beginning of March, we went on vacation to Colorado. My parents came out from Nebraska for the first weekend (and brought frozen Runzas for us to enjoy while on vacation, bless their hearts!). The kids had a very good time with grandma and grandpa and the husband and I were able to go skiing together for a day.

We got in a little skiing during the remainder of our week there and attempted to get the boy up on skis. We enrolled him in ski school one morning. I had serious doubts that he would stay for the entire session just because he's very slow to warm up to new situations and he gets very scared about anything remotely dangerous. So, we spent a couple of days talking about it - how the boots would feel, how to walk in them, how the skis are slippery, etc. We even visited the ski area and looked at the boots and skis he would rent and checked out the "magic carpet" that they have to get to the top of the bunny hill.

We actually got the boots on him and the helmet on him. Then we went outside to meet up with his teacher and the other kids. That's kind of when he lost a little steam. But, we went over to the little hill and actually got one ski on him. But then he fell down and he wanted Daddy. Immediately. But Daddy was busy trying to put mittens on the girl, so he wasn't immediately available. Well, that was the end of it. The boy would not continue on. He just couldn't recover his composure, so we cut the lesson short and went into the lodge. The husband and I took turns skiing for a couple of hours and that was that. Maybe next year...

After we returned from vacation, we've basically all been sick! Everyone came down with some sort of affliction the weekend after we got back and I'm actually still struggling with some kind of sinus infection. But we seem to be on the mend. Hopefully in the coming week, I'll be able to catch up with everything I want to post! Write at you soon! :)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Snails? I want a dog.

Remember when I set up my cute little office fish tank?

Well, it has since become completely overgrown with algae - the snails I had in there didn't do their job very well and then they died. So, last night I decided it was finally time to go to the pet store to get some more snails.

We made it a family outing and as we drove up to the pet store, I told the kids that I needed to go get some snails.

To which, the boy responded, "Snails? I want a dog. A sleeping dog." ???...