Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Doh! Not Even Close

OK, we have all done embarrassing things and as hard as it may be for you to believe, I am no exception.

We take our dogs to the Marymoor dog park twice a day. Our dogs are spoiled. Today I was sitting in my home office and Bob was ready to go. I stuck my feet under my desk, my favorite place for my shoes, and put my toes into my flip flops. I didn't think another thing about it until we were at the furthest point away from the car. I looked down and saw that not only was I wearing 2 different shoes, but I wasn't even close (sorry about the dusty feet in the picture).

All I wanted to do was scramble for the exit, but on a beautiful sunny day, you have no choice but to pass about 100 people, all looking down at the ground. Bob was no help, he immediately started dialing the phone so he could let Heather and Jacki know about my predicament.

Oh well, I could either be embarrassed or laugh at myself. I choose the later.

What was the most embarrassing thing you have ever done? By the way, this was not my most embarrassing moment.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Weekend With the Grand-boys

I looked forward to this weekend for a while. Jacki and Terence celebrated their anniversary by going to a Mariners / Red Sox game and spending the night in Bellevue. Connor and Corey spent their first night ever away from their parents.
I have to say, it was a lot of fun. Their first project was to take every toy out of the basket and spread them throughout the upstairs. We watched Monsters Inc. about 5 times and made it through Annie once. Those guys are certainly high energy. They both did a great job sleeping in unfamiliar beds. After a good night's sleep, I fixed them a delicious scrambled egg and toast breakfast.

After 10 minutes of not touching their food, they were both much happier with a bowl of banana nut Cheerios.

Grandpa and Uncle Jared were replacing a clutch for someone and the best place to do that is the barn, where Jared has even more tools than Bob has.

We figured that was where the action is so we went to the farm to play.

Corey played for hours and had a great time, but I went home to pick up my camera and he fell asleep in the car. Once again, no Corey pictures.

Connor loves tractors, as long as they are not on.

In another 15 years, he is likely to be mowing soccer fields in the summer to make some money.

I thought it was funny that Connor wanted to know how to fasten the seatbelt before he would drive.

We found some toy motorcycles at Ross, and Connor loved them. Any part that could be broken, was broken within the first hour.

Jared gave each of the boys their own brand new soccer ball, so we went out to the field to kick the ball into to goals. Will Connor be a great soccer player someday? Maybe, with all of that positive encouragement he gets from his grandma.

On the other hand, maybe he will be a dancer?

By the end of the day, we were all exhausted. I like this Sears Photo Studio-like pose on the Goodyear mechanic's stool with all kids of tools and things in the background. I promise, this picture was completely unposed.

Next's going to be all about my buddy Corey!

Mother's Day - The Best Day of the Year!

I love Mother's Day for a lot of reasons, but not the least of which is that I don't have to cook or do dishes for a whole day. This year Jared and Emily had us over to their house for burritos. For most of the family, burritos are a favorite meal, but it starts a day in advance with soaking of the beans. Then there is the chile and the roast beef and pico de gallo and guacamole and shredded cheese and lettuce and on and on. So the guys did all of the work last week and I got to enjoy all the yumminess (is that a word?) of a Mexican Fiesta without any of the work.

The guys seemed to be enjoying putting together dinner

Connor got to spend some quality time with his Auntie Emily.

While Corey just enjoyed playing with whatever he could get his hands on. Don't let that sweet face fool you, Corey is a one man wrecking crew these days.

Linda, this one's for you. Uncle Bob saw this trailer while we were driving through a neighborhood in Sultan. He thought you would enjoy!