Wednesday, August 30, 2006
In a few minutes she came and told me there was a bead in her ear. Never mind how she said it got there, after probing, she admitted she'd put it there herself.
Not wanting to spend 2 1/2 hours in urgent care, I decided to get it out myself. I tried a fingernail file, but the bead was a perfect fit for her ear canal and I didn't want to push it in farther.
I needed something sticky, so I pulled out some gum and started chewing. I stuck the gum on the end of a toothpick and tried to extract the little pink bead from her cute little ear. No luck.
But! The toothpick gave me an idea. I could see the hole in the bead and it was just larger than the end of my toothpick. I was able to poke the toothpick into the bead hole and get some leverage on the thing. Success at last! Who says staying home with kids doesn't take advanced skills?
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Michael and I just watched. He is too short for everything except the carousel, which was closed, and I am too pregnant. I refrained for drooling on the fences around the rides, but he just couldn't help himself.
Here is Rachel with the guitar she bought at a yard sale for $25. She figured out how to play "Come, Come Ye Saints" on her own, just fooling around with it.
A few days ago, I let the three youngest play in the backyard in their pjs while I made breakfast. Kelly came in and announced they had been making dirt clouds. I could see something had been going on since the roots of her hair were dark enough to look like she'd had a bad dye job.
It didn't prepare me for Michael, however, who got the majority of the precipitation, as a result of being closest to the ground. Bath time came before anyone was allowed to eat.
I made cookies and left them for the family and the missionaries to eat for dessert while Heather and I went to Enrichment Mtg. I guess they were a bit rich, because when I came home, Summer and Rachel had each left a sign on opposite sides of the bag of cookies. It was not a problem, though. I took the leftovers to Mutual and the YW polished them off.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
But, despite all this, there were only three customers. The girls did make some money off each other, however. In a moment of weakness I agreed to let them each buy three things when the yard sale was over. Five girls times three things I had struggled to get rid of back in the house. It did end the day on a happy note, though. Next time it all goes to DI!
I had an ultrasound on Friday (it's too early to tell the sex, if you are wondering) and brought this picture home. You have to use your imagination to see a baby in the original and once it was scanned, it is nigh impossible to see a life form when you look, so, I enhanced it.
Friday, August 04, 2006
And here he is “After”.If you look closely at the corner of his mouth, you can see some of the chocolate chip I had to bribe him with to hold still long enough for me to TAKE an after picture. He had enough holding still while he was getting his hair cut.