today i look over at charlotte and shes picking her nose. "charlotte dont pick your nose thats gross." holding her finger out to me, "no its not. its yummy!!! taste?" then she decides to do just that! "mmmm...yummy!" its a good thing shes cute!
i thought it was about time to give an update on sophias progress with her spanish at school, so i decided to share a funny story from the other day. sophia was being a little sassy (lets be real when isnt she?!) with her uncle dan who was speaking to her in spanish. dan says something to her and she says "YOU dont exist!!" i told her it was rude to speak to her uncle like that and she tells me that dan said something rude to her. i told her no he didnt and thats not how she should talk and my sister whitney starts laughing and tells me that dan did say something rude to her. i ask her what he said to her and she tells me "he told her she doesnt exist." i have to admit in spite of her sassy mouth i was so proud of her! hahaha! she totally understood what dan had said to her! shes picking up and understands SO much already and its been so fun to watch her progress. im scared for the day when she can speak it fluently with all her school friends and i'll have no idea what their saying! hahaha! but for now its just amazing to watch this girl learn and grow!
life with my girls is never dull thats for sure. the other morning charlotte came in our room and rick yells to me to come look at her hand because its about 3 times its normal size and he thinks she got bitten by something during the night. well, it turns out she didnt get bitten. she put a clear little plastic hair band around her wrist before she went to sleep and it must have cut off her circulation during the night and caused her hand to blow up like a ballon. the crazy thing is it wasnt even bothering her! nothing this girl does surprises me anymore! well, that same day my sister picks sophia up from school and sophia calls me near tears because apparently a little girl in her class cut her hair. of all the kids to pick to cut their hair sophia was definitely the wrong one! hahaha! im obviously the only who has ever cut her hair so she was a little traumatized. charlottes hand eventually went down and is just fine and sophia got over it after a little drama so. hahaha! theres definitely always SOMETHING going on in our house!
this year halloween was so much fun! charlotte was old enough to really get into it. she spent the whole night running from house to house and refused to let anyone carry her bucket even when it was full and weighing her down. she was a trooper! unfortunately sophia pretty much spent the majority of the evening in the back of the stroller not feeling well at all. poor girl:( this year sophia was dorthy and charlie was glinda the good witch, even though sophia wanted her to be her toto! my mom made sophias costume, so a big thank you to mom! and i did charlottes. ok well, i bought the tutu but i put the finishing touches on everything! this year was alot of fun and i cant wait until next year!
my sisters and i planned a halloween party this year at my parents house and, in my opinion, it was a hit! rick was a sport and wore his tinman costume to go with my witch costume even though he didnt want to! and i must say he was one cute tinman! (the girls were dorthy and glinda the good witch so i wanted our costumes to go along with theirs). michal was in charge of the decorations and recruited whitneys help and it looked amazing!! justyn was in charge of the entertainment and she decided to do fear factor. between mouse traps, nasty food, and shooting partners with a paintball gun it was very entertaining to watch! i had a lot of fun and i hope everyone else did too. thanks so much everyone that came and made it such a fun evening! and i BIG thanks to my parents for giving up their house for the evening AND watching the babies for us while we were gettin our party on!
i havent been able to find the cord that goes to my camera so i havent been able to post any pictures but...wootwoot...i found it!! so how lucky are all of you you get to see pictures of our lovely faces! hahaha! i love this time of year so i have definitely been taking advantage of the lovely weather and getting out as much as possible. we went to the ranch to ride ponies, the zoo with jessa and maddie, 2 pumpkin patches this year, and so much more! so fun!
today is not one of my best days. well, to be honest its probably not been one of my best months. nothing specific has happened to make it particularly bad, i just find myself in a funk that i cant seem to get out of. i find myself dwelling too much on what im not happy with and feeling sorry for myself. i hate this. what i think i hate the most about my little episodes of unhapiness is that sometimes i dont WANT to pull myself out of it. well, i guess i want to but i just dont know how and its easier not to. and so there i am. in a funk having a hard time and not willing to or knowing how to get myself on a different path. i hate feeling this way. i hate feeling sorry for myself and just want to be susie sunshine and be happy with everything life has to offer all the time. i find myself reading my favorite blog (the nienie dialogue) and i feel very ungrateful and ridiculous that i cant just be happy with my life and what i have been blessed with when there are others who suffer and struggle with trials so much more than my own. so thats my day, or days i guess, in a funk and mad at myself that i am! maybe im just feeling particularly bad for myself because my house is a DISASTER and i have NO motivation to do anything about it! hahaha! so i guess i better stop wasting time on the computer and go do something about it. hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!!
so ive been talking about cutting my hair off and going back to dark for forever and i finally did it! i love it! i dont think ill ever do blond again. too much upkeep and it fried my hair! so im happily a redhead for the moment but we'll see how long this one lasts!
sophia started school about 3 weeks ago and the school we chose to send her to is a spanish immersion school. this means her teacher only speaks spanish to her which had me a bit nervous at first but its amazing to see how quickly she is picking things up already. the other day rick was teasing her and after only 2 weeks in school she said to rick "daddy you being muy mal (very bad)! your in timeout no hablo(talking)!!" her little accent is perfect and she sounds so cute! its been so neat to watch how much shes learned already and im excited to see the progress shes going to make!
rick and i went to street scene again this year. besides being HOT we had a lot of fun and saw some GREAT bands. some of my favorites were band of horses, awesome!! they sound as good live as they do on the cd. silversun pickups, they sound so good live and i love the girl in the band, shes so cute! ra ra riot, i only caught their last few songs but they were fun to watch. rick liked public enemy, it brought back memories since he said it was his first tape. no, not cd, tape. old school! i didnt listen to them back in the day so wasnt really too into their music but they were entertaining to watch. flava flav is a nut job!! but he did touch my hand! flava flav!! modest mouse was a lot of fun also minus the stupid drunk chick that i was about ready to take down. especially after she accidently bumped me in the face. so then i "accidently" jabbed her with my elbow! she was pretty drunk so i think i could have taken her. there were alot of good bands but those are the ones that stood out the most. i have a few clips if your want to have a little listen. cant wait for next year!!