Sunday, August 14, 2011

I've been distracted

So I know that I promised some update action based on the (mis)adventures that Eliza and I had while the wife was gone.  We had a great time, and when we were wrapping things up last Sunday, Indy kinda had this storm blow through that trashed the neighborhood.  I would classify it as tornado like winds dropping limbs, trees, chimneys and the like.  So, distracted from this blog thingy.

So, back to E and me.  She hates drinking.  From any type of vessel.  Somebody got a lot of soupy oatmeal.  I was actually able to spoon feed her water.  Yep, she would take it from a spoon, but not a bottle or sippy cup.  Kids. (back story, all of my kids have abhorred a bottle like nature does a vacuum).  Also figured out that when we are at home, she is looking for the rest of the family.  So, we spend some time out and about.  Went out for dinner, to the mall, hung at the Children's Museum, church, etc.  She was an absolute doll and peach when we were in public.  So, if you are looking for the crazy, frazzle the parent horror story, the closest we come it trying to get her to drink something.  Even eating food from me, she did alright. 

So, the neighborhood.  Thankfully, we didn't have any trees or limbs fall down, just some dead twigs and branches.  We did incur some damage...

R.I.P. Playhouse.

As Ian put it, "O NO!  O NO!" (with hands on face).

As Lydia put it, "We have a nice stage."

Thankfully, this was the most damage that we incurred.  Not even a shingle blown off or fence panel felled.  Because the wind came straight from the north, even the garden on the south side of the house came out unscathed.  What could have been the most expensive damage was averted by a last minute decision on my part (even though it was unrelated to the impending storm, at least in any way that you would think of it).

Yep, could have lost the back window with that one, but I had moved the car back so that the rain would wash off part of the drive.

So, that is the big events around here and what has kept me distracted.  No, I didn't have anything to clean up, but is has taken the rest of the 'hood most of the week to get everything straightened up.  Shame, because some nice trees were lost or so damaged that they had to come down.  O yeah, we also lost power for 16 FRIGGIN' hours with this storm.  Didn't sleep too well that night.  But life goes on and school starts up tomorrow.

Until next time, Simpson out.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The verge of the next round of insanity (for me)

So tomorrow the 3 older kids get to go with the grandmas until Sunday and the wife leaves Thursday for Nashville for MOPS convention (if you don't know about MOPS, check them out.  They are cool like a cucumber, which I have a few growing in my garden).  Soooo, that leaves me and Eliza to chill here at the homestead.  For 4 days.  To do whatever we want.

Which means she will most likely scream at me if I try to give her any type of liquid.  yay. 

We have tried a few preliminary rounds of sippy cups and bottles.  Nothing good has come of it yet.  So guess who gets to eat a lot of soupy oatmeal? 

I mean, the kid adores me.  She is always happy to see me, loves playing with me, flirts more than her mom does with me, and loves to cuddle up.  So just let me dump some fluid down your throat with out shooting it out of your nostrils at me.  It's not like I'm trying to poison you, I'm just trying to replenish those tears and snot you have streaming down your face.  (so somewhere I went from talking about her to talking to her.  Like she could read this).  She is trying to talk.  A lot.  That is what I get for having 3 girls.  Ian, want to head to Lowes and watch them make sawdust?

I don't try to make interesting things happen when I am left with the kid(s), but usually something transpires.  We'll see what happens this time around.  Preferably not a poop story.  I have had my fair share of those.  And just to see if we can help Google out, I really don't want to see a blade runner coming out of my kid's diaper.

Ok, Jason out.

I felt like sharing

Yeah, Twitter and Facebook are great and all for a quick thought, but sometimes I just feel like telling the whole story at once and not having to break it up.  So here is another item for you to follow.  I hope that the anecdotes we share will keep you interested and coming back.  I think that everyone who starts a blog dreams of having that one that everyone comes back to time and again, telling their friends about it.  It would be cool if I was able to have a blog like that, but who really knows if I can keep the good stuff coming.  I would have to rely on the kids.  They are good for some entertainment.

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