Monday, March 30, 2009

I'm the saddest girl in the world!

My five first boyfriends, Joe, Jon, Donnie, Jordan, and Danny are going to be in Wichita on July 3...the EXACT SAME DAY of the Little Family Reunion.

Is it wrong to totally reschedule the reunion so I can see NKOTB in concert again???

Just FYI, I'm planning on being very bitter that day. So watch out Littles!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

For the party goers...

The Meaning of Google

"Googol" is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. Google's play on the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.


We went out to lunch yesterday and Xavier started to tell us about a girl in his class who's dad is in jail. (The word we are looking for here is...anyway...) Damon says, "Oh she won't ever be able to have hamburgers." "What?" with puzzled looks was everyone's reaction in our family. He then explained that Dads are the ones that grill hamburgers so since her dad is in jail there is no possible way she could have a hamburger.

We then went on to talk about how its the dads job to clean the bathrooms and do the dishes and take out the trash and mow the lawn and that he needs to remember that when he becomes a dad. (Our future daughters-in-law better appreciate this good childrearing we are are doing.)

Damon decided that those would all be things, especially the bathrooms, that his kids would do.

Adam told him that was a great idea.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What would you do?

So what would you do when you have a fussy baby on a long car ride? My tickle him until he can barely breathe.


We drove into Branson late on Thursday. We stayed at the "Boxcar Willie Inn". It was pretty nice for the great deal I got on the Internet. Donuts for breakfast every morning was perfect for 4 out of 5 (Xavier's not a big donut eater, he preferred the waffles). The only thing that annoyed me is I searched all over Branson for an indoor pool which ours did, but it wasn't heated. So we didn't have too much swimming.

Friday we met the family and went miniature golfing at Pirate's Cove. Grandma Little beat everyone with 5 holes in one...seriously, 5! I think everyone had at least one except for poor Jessica. Xavier and I got a hole in one on hole 14 which just happened to be the one that you get a free round of golf so we got gold coins for a free round the next time.

After our family and Dayne, Jessica, Shawnee, and Kayson along with Grandma and Grandpa Little took the kids to a little amusement park in Branson. The boys had a great time riding everything...hopefully that means they are through with their fear of rides!

Saturday rained most of the day. We used that time for did I get good deals for me!...and then we went to the Toy Museum. It was fun to find toys that we had growing up. Also slightly depressing to see toys that I played with in a MUSEUM!

Sunday we went to Sacrament meeting. There are a lot of "Mormon family" shows in Branson now and half of them were in the ward we were in. The funniest part was the announcement of the Ward Talent Show...there is no way I would be participating in a talent show with paid professionals. No thanks!

Since Aiden is still learning to walk he has bumped into a lot of things making his little face look a little abused. He had a big bruse on his face from when we were at my parents. Then in the hotel he fell and got a cut right above his eye. Then at the condo he got pushed into the chimney and got a fat lip. Poor baby, looks like he was in a bad fight. But we are sure the other baby looked worse.

More Zoo...

We went to the Sunset Zoo on Thursday with some friends. We also went to see the hyenas, unfortunately all the emails I received from the city about seeing the new hyenas were all LIES since they are not out yet. Stupid city emails. Didn't they know my kids would be bugging me for the past two weeks, "When are we going to see the hyenas?"

Friday, March 20, 2009


The boys got to ride a small, very small, ferris wheel today in Branson. Tonight as we were driving Xavier started talking about riding on a big ferris wheel one day.
And just maybe it would be so high that it would go into the sky and see God.
And he says, "Then I could say, 'Hello God.'"
So I ask, "What do you think God would say back?"
"God would say hi back because God's polite."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Zoo was A ZOO!

My sisters and I went to the zoo yesterday along with the entire city of Wichita, KS. It was a CRAZY MADHOUSE! The parking lot was completely full. We got to the front of the zoo and the line was clear into the parking lot to get in. Fortunately, we stopped a very nice zoo worker and asked if we had to wait since we had zoo passes, ohhh the beauty of having a zoo pass, he told us to go through the gift shop to get in. So we did, no problems. I was technically supposed to pay half price since we have a "visiting" zoo pass, but they told us to just have fun. We of course bought things as we passed through the gift shop so they still got our money. But atleast the boys got cute penguins and I got a hat and t-shirt!

Anywhos, even though it was crazy packed we still had a good time walking around. Until Damon's legs started to fall apart and I had to carry him through the last part of the zoo. I put him down as we left when of course Xavier's legs broke right after so I got to carry him to the car. Needless to say, I'm a tad sore this morning. I'm such a sucker!

Here is Aiden headbudding my Dad. At least he isn't crying just by looking at the ole man like he did Monday. I've never seen a bottom lip stick out as far as Aiden had it when my dad was talking to him. He finally warmed up to know when my dad gave him food.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me Monday

We do not have a little boy in our house that keeps saying the word “boobies”. Our children are much more refined than that and would never use such talk!
Adam did not have to have a little talk with our young man about such language in which our perfectly innocent little Xavier replied, “OK Daddy, I won’t say boobies. No more boobie talk. I will not say boobies ever again. Don’t you worry Daddy, I’m not going to say boobies.”
And I did not laugh during this conversation at all!

Upon arriving at one of our favorite lunch spots Saturday afternoon, a slew of teenage girls oohed and ahhed over Aiden. When they shouted to me, although Adam was carrying him, “You have a cute baby!” I did not reply, “What, you weren’t oohing and ahhing over my husband?”
I would never embarrass teenage girls or my husband for that matter.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Aiden loves Cheerios and the smartypants knows which cabinet the Cheerios are in as well as which box it is. This morning, he got caught!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not Me Monday

We did not have a ton of ants crawling all over my inside plants. The plants I have had for 7+ years, plants that I’ve never had any kind of a bug in, plants that I actually enjoyed and did not kill like all other plant life that had been in or around my house.
Although, it is nice to have the plants gone, giving us a little more room in the dining room for the high chair.

Adam and I did not totally stress out Friday evening while trying to figure out where to eat. Eating out brings nothing but joy and relaxation. We never stress out about where to go.

Saturday I had plans to go spend some time with my friend Olivia. I did not feel a slight ounce of guilt when I left the boys screaming, crying, and begging not for me to leave.
I did not spend over 4 hours at Olivia’s fancy new apartment. And I definitely was not slightly jealous of how crazy nice this place is! Never jealous, just pure happiness and joy for friends!

I’m not totally dreading my dentist appointment tomorrow. I do not hate going to the dentist and I definitely do not have another cavity. The pain I’ve been feeling on the one side of my mouth when I eat sugary foods is all a part of my imagination.

And I’m not totally excited for my good ole friend Stacy that gets to go see NKOTB in Tulsa TONIGHT! Again, not jealous, pure happiness and joy!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I'm not positive but I'm thinking, just maybe, spring has sprung. We were out playing in the front yard today (in 80 degree weather mind you) and I noticed my little flowers are blooming and my tulips and daffodils are starting to appear.
I wanted the boys to race down the driveway...Aiden wanted to look at the neighbor's truck instead.

Finally able to ride his scooter...although its ridiculously too small for him.

Riding his truck? I don't know how this dump truck has lasted this long.

And Aiden, crawling and walking everywhere. All I can do is keep up.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Over the past week or so Aiden has taken a step or two but nothing too exciting. Then today during my institute class he took about 3-4 steps. So I thought maybe he was getting the hang of it.

Tonight we had a family over from the ward who has a one year old boy that has been walking for several months. It was almost like Aiden thought, "If he can do it, I can do it." Pretty soon he was walking around with him.

Sorry the video is blurry, I think its because my batteries were dying.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not forget that Damon lost his tooth on Tuesday night and that I needed to play tooth fairy and leave him some money. When we all got up on Wednesday morning and Damon discovered that the tooth fairy forgot him, I didn’t immediately slap myself in the head for forgetting such an important thing, like the tooth fairy coming.
I told him that she must not have had him on the schedule since he lost it so late in the evening. His reply, “Well she better have me down for tonight, I want my dollar.”

On Sunday when I was needing something sweet to eat, I did not eat the boys m&ms that they got from their piano teacher for Valentine’s day. I did not assume that they forgot all about them since they sat on the counter since February 10th. (Seriously, who leaves m&ms laying around for almost 2 weeks???)
When Xavier decided to have those for his snack the other day after school, I did not have to tell my poor boys that their mean mother ate their candy. Xavier did not have a break down and begin to weep. And I did not feel so guilty that I took my two boys out for ice cream to make up for my candy-thieving ways.
I’m also not slightly embarrassed that the told on me to their piano teacher…oh what she must think!

Saturday we went to a wedding reception where they had these pretty little potted wheat plants as the centerpieces. I really liked them and thought they would work well for an upcoming church dinner. As I looked at the plant, holding it up by one hand, I did not drop the plant on the table causing a loud noise as well as causing the dirt to spill out of the plant on to the table, on Jan, and all over the floor. Nope, I would never be that careless!