Friday, June 29, 2007

A Trip to Denver

Well, while nothing is set in stone yet, I have agreed to go to Denver for 3 days to check out the locatin - cost of housing, daycare, etc - and see if we decide that our family is ready to relocate.

It's a difficult decision, but what really ties us to Kansas City is our home. Randy & I built this home with our blood, sweat, and tears - and leaving that behind is difficult. We have nearly two acres of land here - enough room to spread our legs, and lookout our window in the morning without having the neighbor waving at us. We have really good neighbors right now (except for Crazy George and his toothless bear) - friends for our kids to grow up with. Our home is close enough that my mom can still come visit for the day...since staying overnight isn't an option for her as a parapalegic.

Denver opens the door for more opportunities. Randy's sister is in Denver, and his parents are actually closer than they are to Kansas City. The cost of living is higher, but so are the salaries. It will be a tough decision, but now, it's mostly our decision to make.

And, on the flip side, if we don't move to Denver, the company needs me to go to Australia for 10 days. Anyone want to watch a set of three year old twins for two weeks?

Spelling Bee

Tonight Morgan was sitting on the floor when she said, "Morgan is spelled M-O-R-G-A-N"

I asked her to repeat it because I was quite astonished...

"M-O-R-G-A...b - c - d - e - f - g - h - i - j - k - l - m -N!"

Well, mostly right...

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hanging by a Thread

I've talked several times about the upcoming change in my career seems to finally be coming to a head.

I received this e-mail from my boss this evening:
I need to talk with you tomorrow about what we have come up with for you. Its all good as far as I am concerned.

I think Randy is more anxious to know what the outcome is than I am...I don't know if I want to know...denial can be a good thing, right?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Never Underestimate the Boy

We often underestimate what the boy understands, and then he will suddenly astound us with his knowledge.

Tonight, as usual, I was putting the kids in their pajamas. Our kids bedrooms are in the basement of the house, so it's cool, and we always dress them in long sleeves. I chose their Christmas pajamas from last year - one says I Love Mommy & one says I Love Daddy.

I asked Morgan, "What do your pajamas say?"

Morgan: "I love M-O-M - I love mommy!"

Me: "Tanner, what do your pajamas say?"

Tanner: "I love ATM."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Out Done

I think Morgan's song may have been out done by a liver friend of ours. This child is not a native English speaker but is taking English in his preschool class. He came home singing about the Itchy Bitchy Spider.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Shake It

SometimesOftentimes, Randy & I regret some of the things that we teach our kids. Last night was one of those times.

We've taught the kids bits and pieces of different songs. One of their favorites is this one. Except, since we didn't want to teach the kids the word booty, we would substitue other things...leg, arm, you name it.

Last night, as I was helping Tanner on the potty (you know where this is going, right?), I hear Morgan singing....

"Shake shake shake...shake shake shake...shake your penis...shake your penis".

(Burying head in hands...)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lola and other cute things kids say

I don't know where Tanner has come up with it lately, but he's taken to calling daddy "Lola". And, he knows it's funny. He'll come up and start talking to "Looo-la" and then start giggling so much that he can't continue.

Morgan has quite a few lately.

"Mommy, there's a flea!"

"Honey, that's not a flea, it's a fly"

"No, mommy, that's a flea."

"Morgan, let me wipe your nose it's running."

"My nose is not running, it just has snot coming out of it."

And, of course, if we laugh at her, we get this:

"Mommy, don't laugh to me!"

Saturday, June 09, 2007


You know how they give people a chance to "pre-board" when flying - people who need additional time to get down the jetway or with small children?

Is it just me, or do these people always take the first rows of seats in an airplane?

And, shouldn't they offer a "post-board"? If you need extra time to get on the plane and all the people have to wait for you, shouldn't you have to wait until all of those people have gotten off the plane before you get off the plane? I mean, it just makes sense right?

Hmmm....maybe I've been flying too much lately.