Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Friday, February 15, 2008
We had a fun Valentine's Day. The kids had parties at school. We were also able to have our very good friends, the Minnicks, come visit us for the afternoon/evening. We ate pizza, went bowling (always fun when 6 of the participants are kids!), and then out to Fenton's for ice cream.
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The kids had Monday off and as luck would have it, so did Ez! He actually had this entire week off. Of course with Ez's responsibilities at work, his week off still ended up including needing work 3 of his nights off--what can we expect?!
Alexis spent the morning running to San Francisco with Grandma Jane. It was her first time on the BART!
I had a lunch already planned with some friends for a birthday, so my day was planned out for me--lunch at Fentons, YUM!
Ez got to take David, Lily, and Joe on a special date. They headed in to Sacramento to play at Chuck E. Cheese, go out to lunch, and then spend a bit of time at the Sacramento Zoo!
It was a fun, fun day for everyone!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Here's my story:
A little over a week ago we were having a visiting teaching brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. All being moms, we shared the wonderful stories the joy of having children tends to bring into our lives! Messes got brought up, what a surprise. Having lots of little ones, especially Joe, we tend to have our fair share of messes.
I mentioned one particular time when Joe found a tube of toothpaste and squirted it in blobs on the carpet in my bedroom. I dabbed it up and did a basic cleaning of the mess, but it was night time, I was tired and busy and didn't feel like scrubbing for an hour. So of course the stain sat there for a few weeks. I know that sounds so lazy, but how often is company in my room?
So my friend mentions this tool called the SpotBot and tells me how wonderful it is--you sit it on top of the stain, turn it on and walk away. When it is done cleaning, it beeps at you until you pick it up. She lent me her SpotBot to give it a whirl.
I love the SpotBot! It is the most wonderful tool for moms and messes. My toothpaste messes were all gone within about 12 minutes (4 spots at 3 minutes each). There was no scrubbing or soaking or wishing I had never had children to make messes in the first place. In fact, I ran around tidying other things at the same time! After it was done, I was amazed how many spots there suddenly were around my house--and I cleaned every one of them up!
I was thankful to have it still in my house yesterday when Joe got into my makeup bag (nothing is sacred these days) and ran my nice new lipstick across the carpet. All clean now!
If you haven't heard of the SpotBot, now you have. If you doubted their effectivenss, you can feel at ease. You should get one, you will love it. It is on my list of things that I love and need to buy.
They should pay me for such great advertising....
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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Saturday, February 2, 2008
I have had so much fun exploring other people's blogs lately that I decided to jump on the bandwagon and create one for our family! We will see how long it takes me to really figure out what we are doing and how often we can update it!
David had a basketball game this morning that Ez and I couldn't go to--thanks Grandma for taking him! Only 5 kids were there so they all got to play the entire game. It was not the game to miss, unfortunately, because David scored a number of points and their team actually won!
Lily is currently fascinated with ladybugs and believes they would make great pets. She has caught a few in the last few weeks and I have only let her keep them for a few hours, which breaks her heart every time. Then we discovered how to keep one--she had one for two and a half days before it died. I think we will get better as we go along!
Alexis had to do her presentation of the biography she read this week. She was Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. Alexis loves to act, so she really enjoyed trying to become her character and really had a fun time. The book was interesting too!!
Evelyn has been busy growing up. She is six months now and is sitting really well and has taken on crawling. I was hoping she would be happy just sitting and playing for a while, but I suppose with everyone else around, she wants to get up and go too! She is getting more and more fun for the kids to interact with, so we are all having great fun.
Joe has managed to avoid any major catastrophies in the home this week--hooray! Has been having load of fun with the football and legos. My favorite thing he says currently--"Leave me my lone!"
We are in the midst of repainting in the house--can we say chaotic? We started the front room this week and realized it's current color required us to prime the walls--and the ceiling unfortunately! So what was initially a 2 day project has been sitting in limbo until Monday until Ez has a bit of free time and can get to the rest of it....we will enjoy it when it is done, at least.
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