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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's a glamorous life, people

Remember how just yesterday I mentioned that I may or may not have dropped our camera on the kitchen floor? Well, apparently there was some "impact damage" done to the lens. The amount it would cost to fix the thing is only $30 less than buying a new one so...Merry Christmas to me.
It's actually good that I don't have a camera around today because if I did, I would scare the stink out of you...being a Mommy? Well, it's not always pretty.  If I had my camera and took pictures of our day you would see:
-Scarlett in my bed because she has a nasty cough and a 102*fever
-Scarlett wiping her faucet of a nose on my comforter
-Me, not showering (let's be totally honest, I don't think I even put on deoderant today)
-Clark, playing with a baggie of rubber bands so that I could play on the computer
-Clark (still in his pajamas) walking around with a mini twix bar in his mouth...wrapper and all 
-Me, eating that twix. Sure, it's slobbery, but honestly...we've shared more germs than this, and I can't bear to see the chocolate going to waste

I'm sure there's more, but at the moment I'm drawing a blank. Plus, I don't want to totally scare off my three faithful readers. 
Here's hoping your day was filled with clean hair, fresh makeup, and well children!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fun Stuff

It seems like October starts the season of fun activities. Scarlett is beside herself with excitement about Halloween this year. 

My mom bought these fun Halloween houses for Scarlett and Beck to decorate. They came out really cute. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the final product, and seeing as how Scarlett has already eaten an entire wall of gingerbread goodness, there will be no picture to share. Believe me, though, it was a darling little house of candy corn and M&M overload.

Last year, Brody started the tradition of carving a pumpkin with the kids. Technically, it's still with just Scarlett but Clark will join in soon enough! 
She was not a fan of the smell. Have I ever mentioned that she's a bit dramatic? I too can smell things from a mile away, but I have no idea where she might get her drama (haha)

Sorry that some of the pictures are a bit blurry. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I dropped our new camera on the tile floor a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, Brody found a repair shop. We'll know tomorrow if it can be fixed or if my Christmas present will be another new camera.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

For Aunt Maegan

Today a dentist came to visit Scarlett's school. Scarlett enjoyed painting the sparkles on her picture. Let's hope her real teeth don't look similar! My sister in law is in dental school, so Aunt Maegan, this picture is for you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Well, after reading on Jaime's blog how to do this scrapbook thing, I thought I'd give it a shot. It was a quick attempt because I didn't want to waste hours if it didn't work. Anyway, these are two pictures of the "big kids". The one on the left was from 2006 and the one on the right was last year. I'm kind of sad because this was the first year that we didn't go to the pumpkin patch with Jaime, but I'm thinking maybe we could take the kids to the place she discovered last weekend.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Day Seven: A Week in the Life (Sunday)

OK, first let me say, I know this "Week in the Life" has taken FOREVER! I'm sorry, but since I started it, I felt like I should finish. Also, I am very aware that Sunday is technically the first day of the week, but since I started posting on a Monday that left Sunday for last.'s some of our day:
lunch at my parents
while the kids took a nap, I made this little bib for Clark out of a Halloween towel
and the sad end to our day...watching the Cowboys lose :(

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day Six: A Week in the Life (Saturday)

Another day, another pile of laundry
Art project gone terribly wrong
Brody had to work on this particular day, so I took the kids to watch Jordan coach freshman football. Here's Maegan cheering on her hubby and their team!
Cleaning out my closet...still have a long way to go, but I got tired of doing it, and I was busy watching the Texas/OU game
Go Horns!
What's this?! Girls night out!!
Enjoying our time without kids by making a quick Target run

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day Five: A Week in the Life (Friday)

a little Smart Start to get me going for the day
cutie pie cousin over to play

judging from the mess, I'd say they're having fun
yummy afternoon snack
Daddy comes home early on Fridays
we decided to make a quick Target run
a little "Elton John" entertainment to end the night :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day Four: A Week in the Life (Thursday)

Brody takes Scarlett to school some Thursday's, but on this day, Clark and I have a Music and Me class, so we took her on our way.
Jaime and I take turns every other Thursday driving to music class
we usually stop for some coffee before the class...
...and we need it! These boys keep us on our toes the whole 30 minutes of the class. Little known fact about Briggs and Clark: they love dancing to folk music :)
It seems a lot of this afternoon went unrecorded. I'm thinking it's probably due to the fact that I let Scarlett watch more TV than I'm willing to admit. But...I did make twice baked sweet potatoes for dinner.
Clark loved them and had fun licking the spoon
Brody and I usually end our evening with a movie. Sometimes we don't last 15 minutes before one of us falls asleep. I know, we're real party animals~

Friday, October 10, 2008

Day Three: A Week in the Life (Wednesday)

Here's our Wednesday:
taking Brody to pick up his car before work
Scarlett helped me put the last of the Halloween decorations out
I know I just posted a sad picture of Clark from the Corn Maze, but honestly this is a daily occurrence for him. He cries like this every day at lunch...
...and then looks happy again once I get some food on his tray
(we're big on drama around this house...miserable one moment, happy the next)
it's been so pretty the last few days - outside play has been a must
the dreaded cleaning of the bathrooms
This is Clark's favorite book, but I've read it so much Scarlett can quote it and frequently wants me to recite it in the car. She corrects me if I even have ONE word wrong! The good thing is, when I'm trying to get something done and Clark wants the book read, Scarlett can "read" it to him.
Papa came and picked Scarlett up for church. Wednesday nights are tough for us. Brody is still at work and Clark generally goes to bed early, so it really depends on his mood as to whether or not we can attend. Thankfully, my mom volunteered to take Scarlett this week.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day Two: A Week in the Life (Tuesday)

Uh...I'm pretty sure that this isn't a great start to our day
Halloween gifts for Scarlett's teachers at school
Turns out Brody's dead battery was a little more "involved" so we got to take him to work!
yet one more stop for Clark's flu shot
(looks like Ladies Bible Class is out for us today)
a little alone time with my guy
treat from Sonic after school
crafting-Hobby Lobby always has cheap things that Scarlett's an easy project
nothing says "I'm ready for Halloween" like sleeping with a fake pumpkin
crazy girl~
and that about sums up our Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Day One: A Week in the Life (Monday)

OK, here's a glimpse of my day. It may seem a bit boring and as the week goes on it can get a little repetitive, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I also think it will be fun to look back on this some day and see what I did when the kids were young. (especially since I seem to be forgetting things at record speed.)

a morning walk to get me going
a little computer/coffee time while Clark naps
quick stop for some things I need to finish a project
some never ending chores...

the perfect way to end a nice quiet lunch...if only he'd done this before my Hobby Lobby trip, I could have picked up a new one for 50% off!
What's this?! Scarlett's actually asleep!!!
guess I'd better use this time to get a jump start on dinner...zucchini soup
a little ironing while watching Young and the Restless during nap time
bath time!!
now that Clark is down, Scarlett and I have some alone time to watch Dancing With the Stars. She's got some smokin' moves :)