"Sufficient unto the day is one baby. As long as you are in your right mind, don't ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot. And there ain't any real difference between triplets and the insurrection."
~Mark Twain, 1879

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Where's my coffee?!?

Is it a hotel room with a full sized coffee pot?


Nope, it's our downstairs bathroom. Why? you ask is our coffee maker in the bathroom. Because the f-ing power is out (again) on one side of the kitchen. Paul doesn't know why he took the coffee maker into the bathroom instead of just putting it on the other side of the kitchen. Do you have any idea how frightening it was to come down stairs in the morning and have the coffee maker missing?

We have a short somewhere between the outdoor outlet box on the far side of the patio and the house. That means under the less than two year old patio that we had hand stamped with tropical leaves-aaahhhh!

Thankfully, we hope the little f
ried mouse that
Paul found in the outlet box,
was the problem.
Sorry for such a "shocking" end tiny mouse.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Performances.

For yesterday and for all tomorrows, we dance the best we know











Monday, March 17, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Nooooooooooooo!!


OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT



Dear Parent/Guardian:

From time to time children in our schools are found to have head lice and/or nits (Pediculosis). Since head lice can pass easily from one person to another, we thought you would like to know that this is now occurring in your child’s classroom.


This came home with Kieran today. The nurse checked the whole class and no one other than the original "offender" has any unwanted stow-aways. Kieran told me about a month ago that this same girl told him she had lice. I didn't think much about it because the school never sent home any type of note. We're keeping lots of fingers crossed that this doesn't spread.

Meow

My God, you lazy woman. Wash the windows already. The spots interfere with my sunning.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Winter in Southern California

Paul left today for a week in Mexico so we went out to breakfast on the pier Sunday morning. For those of you who don't know, he goes about twice a year to teach the firemen down there to be paramedics.








Thursday, March 6, 2008

Kyle and Kendra



Kieran

Thanks Jenny!
These pictures are all, except for one, from the old camera.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Big Kid Toys

I've wanted a new camera for a long time. We've had an HP digital point and shoot since the kids were about 4. I have an old Nikon 2000 that hasn't seen the light of day in years. I really doubt there are any memory cells left for a 35mm slr. Anyway, thanks to the taxes coming back quickly, I have a new Nikon digital slr.

I've only been able to play with it for a little while but it's an amazing camera.






Thanks JenJenqld for the advice.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Is it possible for a not quite 8 year old to have PMS?

Mommy Thoughts

Sand..............It's everywhere. I understand the little piles next to kicked off shoes after school, I understand it being in the washer and dryer and I understand sand in the bath tub. What I don't understand is sand in my bed. I wouldn't mind if the sand had come from my feet because that would mean I had been to the beach. But I haven't been to the beach lately. I don't think we even went once last Summer-due to the new pool. Where does it come from? Just how long can sand stay in the cracks and crevices of a child?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Third Times A Charm

HE DID IT!!!

Finally, finally on his 3rd try at a dance competition, Kyle didn't chicken out. He danced all 3 of his dances and brought home a 3rd place medal in his single jig. I was so proud that he did it, even while shaking with fright, that I almost cried. After the last two failed competitions, he cried and said, "I'm so stupid". He said the same thing this morning only with the added, "that I missed the last two feissana (plural of "feis" or festival). I just knew once he made it through even one dance, he'd be fine. He gripped my Mom's tiny Rosary in his hand for good luck. Thanks mom.




Kendra and Kieran did a good job at their dances but didn't place.





Help! My hair is too heavy.