Saturday, October 31, 2009
Glen had found Disney On Ice tickets for a great deal, so we did something we'd never done before---had a birthday party in a public place. I loved the easy planning. I loved the necessity to keep it small and I loved the clean-up factor. :)
We had a couple of last minute cancellations, so we ended up with a couple of extra friends there which made it all the more fun!
Today was like any other Saturday with soccer games and chores....
Afterward, we got all decked out in our cool tin foil hats and vests to go get our free Chipotle burritos, but it turns out we were a few hours early and got denied. I was so annoyed that I didn't even take a picture of our spectacularly shiny attire.
Emma, however, is the PERFECT person to share her birthday with a holiday.
From the day she was punctually born right on her Halloweeny due date, when she won a HUGE prize basket from a local Girl Scout troop for being the first baby girl in the hospital born on the founder of Girl Scout's birthday, she has had a flair for standing out in a crowd and doing things with a BANG!
☑A beautiful singing voice.
☑A smile to light up a room.
☑Giggles and enthusiasm.
☑A loyal friend.
☑The best breakfast maker.
☑An eternal optimist.
Our little EMMA KRISTINE has been bringing light and joy into our home now for NINE whole years and we are so grateful for every day!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Reporter: Oh, what a cute family!
Lara: Why thank you. Yes we were.
Reporter: So I see your brother Pete was Spiderman, Kristina and Heather were clowns, Matt was a leopard, and Nate a football player. What nice, normal costumes I must say.
Reporter: So, I'm a little confused by yours. Are you a wizard or the Virgin Mary?
Lara: Ah, you're good! I was both.
Lara: I'm sure pregnant wizard costumes were all the rage in the 80's.
Reporter: Either that or you were weird.
Lara: Yeah, there's always that too.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
It was a tasty and quiet day.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
All Media Outlets of America + President Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
To Whom It May Concern:
Enclosed is a copy of the lawsuit that I have filed against you in a court of law on October 27, 2009.
The reason the lawsuit was filed was due to your completely overblown reporting about the H1N1 virus that has induced a hysteria amongst the American people that could only be likened to the manic state of my children when dinner is 30 minutes late.
Ever since my husband and oldest son have become the hapless victims of the heretofore mentioned virus, my entire family has been unapologetically discriminated against day and night.
I'm tired of my perfectly healthy daughter's babysitting jobs getting cancelled because her brother is sick. I'm tired of people not wanting to see ME, because I might have germs on me.
Basically, you either need to make some kind of proviso allowing entire families to be able to put their lives on hold for the duration of the illnesses of the people around them OR pay me a trillion dollars.
I prefer the trillion dollars, but if you choose the first option I will expect you to buy and deliver my groceries to my house and clean my fridge while you're here, pipe in closed-circuit tv of the kids' school classes so they don't get behind (heck--you should help them with their homework too since I might have germs on me), build a playset in my backyard so we don't have to go to the park, an exercise room in my basement for me, a check for lost babysitting wages for Cami, and an in-home office for Glen.
I look forward to your response.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Adam as the saddest dinosaur EVER. He had to wear the dinosaur costume for the FOURTH year in a row and the mere thought gave him a fever (or maybe it was just that he's been sitting in a petri dish all week at school. There were ELEVEN kids out sick from his class on Friday).
Cami blatantly refused to wear her lavender lame pantsuit, but still won the award for best excuse not to fold your arms during prayer costume.
And me? I don't know. You decide.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
and were in complete awe of the beautiful costumes and fun performances.
It was a great way to celebrate Emma's 9th birthday!