Thursday, August 28, 2008

Maynard Counts.

Maynard is learning how to count, and today while playing hide and seek, he was counting:

1 2 3 (free) 4 5 6 (sits) 7 8 9...8...7...9...6...

Too cute.

His next turn he counted like this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...(I helped him with 10) 10. Then I said...go find brother...then he started counting again 2 3 4 11(eweven is what he says) fwewve ferteen ferteen (they sound the same) 4 5 6...then I helped him with 7 8 9 10, otherwise Willard would get bored and stop hiding...

Growing up so fast.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We need the funt.

A few months ago, Honda had a commercial out for its Odyssey. Maynard and Willard just love the song that they played. If it was on, they requested that I rewind the DVR so they can hear it over and over again.

I ran across the commercial somehow today, and the boys came running into the computer room to listen.

Tonight, while they were getting into their jammies, Maynard started singing it, but because he cant say the "k" sound...

We need the funt! We need the funt!

I FINISHED! I am a Triathlete...sorta!

Today, I finished the Lazyman Triathlon at the YMCA.

Whoda thunk?

It was a great experience and I can't wait till next year! I feel great, and now that I have gear, I will be swimming on a regular basis!

What is a Lazyman? It is 112 miles of biking, 26.2 miles of running, 2.5 miles of swimming. Most triathletes complete that in one day. But those participating in the lazyman get 5 weeks!

Swimsuit, shorts, cap, and googles: $65
New running shoes: $75
Cost of Triathlon: $15
Looking like a dweeb the whole time: PRICELESS!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Willard tells Maynard: "Spiders bite you because they don't know your name."

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Verdict...

Well, we went to Cabela's.

Randy said, if there weren't so many people in there, we would have gotten to see everything that they had. I disagree.

They had a really cool wildlife/terrain exhibit and a cool aquarium but other than that...

I was not impressed.

Scheels is better. They carry a much better variety of stuff. Not only do they carry almost everything that Cabela's carries sporting equipment as well. Although, I normally wouldn't know this, but I do...more on that when I finish my Lazy Man Triathlon later this month...

I am glad we got out of there unscathed.


Today, Randy and I are taking the boys to the newest store opening. (It actually opened Thursday, however, today is the first day we are able to go.) Thankfully for us, we are the most indecisive people we know, and we will probably walk away without too many items. But we can be a bit impulsive too...

I told Willard that we all would be heading to Cabela's.

"Does she have kids?"

I just grinned. These kids are a great source of happiness for me, and I love it.

For instance, Thursday, the boys and I had to go get a lawnmower tire from Menards. We pulled into the parking lot and Willard chimes in from the background..

"Mom, we're at Wendy Sherp Benards!"

"Where are we honey?", I asked.

"Wendy Sherp Benards!"

"Oh, Okay honey...where are we again?" I was starting to figure it out, but it was so cute listening him say it, that I just had to ask again.

"You know Mom, that song they sing...Wendy Sherp Benards!"

(The song goes, "Save big money, you save big money, when you shop Menards.")

I just smiled, and made him tell every worker we bumped into!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Note to Self:

Don't leave your bottle of Chocolatemint Water on the table during breakfast and walk away.

I walked into the kitchen this morning to my boys happily eating their breakfast. However, they had poured my yummy, heavenly, no sweeteners water into their bowls...Nothing like chocolatemint-rice milk-peanut butter-panda puffs.


(P.S. I got the water from the Breadroot co-op here in town, but here is the site for the water-Metromint.)