Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I Love This Time of Year!

There is something about fall that just makes me smile! I love the cooler fall weather, the changing colors of the leaves, having bonfires and roasting marshmallows...I am really amazed with any season change really as it reminds just how amazing God really is!

We went to Hilger's Farm Market over the weekend and I got some fun pictures. Too bad we would have had to mortgage our house to actually participate in any of the activities LOL! So we just enjoyed walking around. They had a farmers restaurant, a sunflower maze, pony rides, hay rides, and of course a HUGE market full of pumpkins, ghourds and indian corn.

The girls are really excelling in soccer. Hanna keeps telling me, "Mom, I will try harder next time, I promise." I don't know what it is in society that tells our children they have to be #1 and that winning is the only way we can receive any glory. It is frustrating! I always hold her face in my hands and tell her as long as she tried to hardest, and had fun, that mommy will be proud of her no matter what. Bless her little heart for wanting me to be so proud of her!

I created this layout yesterday (about Chloe and how she persists that a hot dog is not a hot dog, but chicken) and I crack up everytime I look at it. In fact, I showed it to Chloe and asked, "what are you eating in this picture Chloe?" Wanna know what she said? Anyone wanna wager a bet?! Yep, she said "chicken mommy!" Love that girl!

I'd love to hear of any funny stories or experiences you've had lately! Post one here on my blog and I will pick a winner by next Tuesday to get a fun little RAK from me! It will include some new American Crafts chipboard, some Heidi Swapp journaling spots, and an adorable little Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves) stamp.

I recently put a stat counter on my blog just out of sheer curiousity as to who was reading my little ol' blog. Suffice to say I am amazed at the amount of page loads! Thank you so much for "stopping by" to read about my ordinary life!


Happay said...

I love what you've done above the title on your LO! so cute, story, LO, little girl, everything ;)

So, let's see, funny thing. Last night E was gagging down his dinner - it took him 45 minutes to get through one little bowl of tuna casserole. But, he really wanted the prize at the end - 3 Ruffles potato chips. You can bet he didn't gag on those!

Rebecca (CMK) said...

no story but I wanted to tell yo uI love that layout!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome blog and LO!

Yesterday a 100 year old lady came to visit me from one of my former churches. When she married her current husband they kept the money separate and they have his money and her money. Her new husband (of many years) is extremely thin. She thinks he needs a little girth so she wants him to grow out his hair (think Bozo with white hair). If he gets his hair cut short (not really all that short) he has to pay for it. If he gets it lightly trimmed, she pays for it. It is so funny to see this thin guy with her idea of a hair cut.

When people ask her what the key to longetivity is, she says she has no idea. She is just as amazed as everyone else.

When I told her that the newspapers that celebrated her birthday didn't seem to express how smart and with it she is. She said, "Really? I do not think I am all that smart." I told her well, let me tell you most 100 year olds are starting to loose their memory. She said, "I will tell you, you are only as smart as the person who is listening to you." She is sooooo RIGHT!

Tammy Gray (For some reason I can never sign in on Blogger or Google.)

fairhill25 said...

Well Tina, not sure how funny it was at the time but my youngest son (who is 17 almost 18) is finally taking driver's ed. So we have been to the MVA for a learner's permit 3 times. The first two he didn't pass so we go today to try again but we get there and he is all ready to try the test again and we forgot the paperwork that is needed in case he passes. So Andrew was a little annoyed. Now it is just plain funny.

Kimberly said...

LOVE all your FABULOUS photographs...and Lahooove that sweet creation too...AWESOME! xoxo

Sue said...

like the new blog look! kids are just the cutest, aren't they??!!!

Aubrey, my 3 yr old granddaughter, had a quarter and she wanted to buy something with it. Everything she wanted was a dollar so she kept hearing no, that's a dollar...no, that's a dollar. Finally she says "Mommy, can I have a dollar?". Smart girl! I think she takes after her granny, LOL :)

Abigail said...

I have a good one for you, Tina, although I think it's more of a mortifying story:

We decided to go down to our pool on Labor Day, the last day or swim season. We got loaded up, swam around for a bit and then got Hannah's floaties on. We were just showing her how to swim kicking her legs when she went under for a second, taking on a bit of water. All of a sudden I realised that she was looking peaky and before I knew she was being sick everywhere. I managed to lift her up so that it didn't get in the pool too much and swam to the side immediately. Unfortunately our efforts were in vain and the pool had to be evacuated and closed for 12 hours. On the last day of the season. Yes, our daughter ruined the last day of swim season.

Everyone was really nice about it and said how they all had kids and it could have happened to anyone. But deep down I know they are plotting to vandalise our house. We cleaned her off and then left but as we were leaving some new people were pulling up, looking forward to their final swim only to learn that the pool was closed because some girl had thrown up. We tried to not look guilty and hightailed back home, making sure that no-one was following us. Hopefully by next summer everyone will have forgotten....

Michelle StClair said...

Love that layout. We have had the whole hot dog conversation here too. HaHa.

I have a layout in the works right now about what Andrew learned on his 1st day of K. He came home and announced that GIrls have cooties and boys have power. what the heck? hahahah

Alissa (BPM) said...

I have a funny one my aunt told me about my 4 year old cousin, Rachael...

Whenever she and Rachael go shopping, my aunt always likes to browse the shoe department. On a recent errand run, my aunt had to pop into Nordstrom really quickly to return something. As they were leaving the store, Rachael said, "Hey mom! Can we cruise the shoes?!" LOL! A girl after our own hearts ;-) Of course, my aunt couldn't turn down that request!

Tami said...

Well last week I mentioned to Collin while putting him to bed that his feet were peeling. I didn't think it would bring out the reaction it did, but he started bawling. So I tried to explain to him over and over that it's okay -- skin peels. The next day he comes to me and is still worried about his skin coming off, but is feeling a bit better about it because as he says, "Skin is like potatoes...it flakes." HUH???? I cracked up!

SunnyMommie said...

Gorgeous Photos!!!

Here my funny joke for Deaf culture..( dont get any wrong idea about joke) :)

Three people are on a train: one Russian, one Cuban, and one Deaf person. The Russian is drinking from a bottle of vodka. She drinks about half the bottle, then throws it out the window. The Deaf person looks at her surprised. "Why did you throw out a bottle that was half full?" The Russian replies, "Oh, in my country we have plenty of vodka." Meanwhile, the Cuban, who is smoking a rich aromatic cigar, abruptly tosses it out the window. The Deaf person is surprised again and asks, "Why did you throw out a half-smoked cigar?" The Cuban replies, "Oh, in my country we have plenty of cigars." The Deaf person nods with interest. A little while later a hearing person walks down the aisle. The Deaf person grabs the hearing person and throws him out the window. The Russian and the Cuban look up in amazement. The Deaf person shrugs, "In my country we have plenty of hearing people!"

Scrapworthy said...

I'm an old lady, so I'll tell an old lady joke:

An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...
Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.
Older Woman: Oh, I see.
Officer: Can I see your license please?
Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.
Officer: Don't have one?
Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.
Older Woman: I can't do that.
Officer: Why not?
Older Woman: I stole this car.
Officer: Stole it?
Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer: You what?
Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you
want to see.
The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and
calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.
Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older woman: Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car
and murdered the owner.
Older Woman: Murdered the owner?
Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.
The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.
Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is
quite stunned.
Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.
The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.
The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.
Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have
a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up
the owner.
Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.

Don't Mess With Old Ladies!

Brandi said...

Love the layout! So cute! Let's see, Drew is still a bit too little to say many funny things but she calls her bottle, "bobble". The other day I gave her a sippy cup without handles and she kept saying "bobble" and waving it around. I said "No it's a cup" and I swear she got a little mad at me and hollered "bobble"! Crazy baby!

Diane said...

You definitely took some great photos! Love the layout! :)

Joy Madison said...

my son is sort of a baby still at 5 years old, and we have to chide him all the time about his whining and crying! I was taking my 2 daughters to Sam's Club and he was whining about not going. My husband told him to stop crying and he said he couldn't.

dad- "why can't you stop whining Jaden?"

J- "because I have an everlasting love of mom, and when she goes away she breaks my heart"

Dad told me about it later and he had us laughing so hard at his little heartfelt tirade!

so now we say that we have an everlasting love of each other at our house....

dydrmLinda said...

I really like your blog, I've added it to my list of bloggers. (I also put a poll up for suggestions to improve my blog--it's kind of boring. Hope you'll stop by and give me some tips.)

The only funny thing I can remember is when I was walking in the park with my 4-year-old grandson. He saw some men doing construction work and he asked them if they were digging for treasure. He also reminded him that X marks the spot! That got a smile from the construction guys!

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