Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Pics

Abigail loves being outdoors. Trying to keep her inside is nearly impossible especially since we have a pretty large family of frogs around. She wanted to go outside one rainy afternoon but mommy said "no". Then she asked me after I got home from work. I told her "why not, don't you have rain gear?" (I might have gotten into a little bit of trouble from Sarah.) She ran to the closet put them on (with a little help) and ran outside. It was fun to watch as she splashed in the puddles and walked under the eves to feel the huge rain drops hit her umbrella.

Sarah and Abigail went to Ft Riley, KS to help out a friend who was having surgery. She was too cute in her stretchy pants and sunglasses:

Notice her babies all buckled up in the seat next to her:

A friend posted on Facebook about how FB was using their software to tap into our brains so Abigail and I quickly protected ourselves. We didn't have any tinfoil so we had to make due with what we had:

Don't worry about us, all brains cells survived! Thanks Marie for the heads up. We do get some odd looks from our house guests when we sit down to the computer and don our tinfoil hats. Ya gotta be careful!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Female Brownie Point System

The female demerit point system:
In the world of romance, one single rule applies; make her happy. Do something she likes, you get points. Do something she dislikes, you lose points.

You don't get points for doing something she expects you to do. Sorry, that's the nature of the game. Here is a short list of ways to get points or lose them:

You make the bed (+1)
You make the bed, but without the decorative pillow (0)
You throw the bedspread over the rumpled sheet (-1)
You go out to get her something she wants (+5), in the rain (+8)
But you stopped at a bike shop (-5)
You check out a suspicious noise (+1)
You check out a suspicious noise but it's nothing (0)
You check out a suspicious noise and it was something (+5)
You pummel it with your baseball bat (+10)
It's her pet (-20)

You stay by her side the entire party (0)
You stay by her side for awhile but decide to chat with an old school friend (-2)
Named Tina (-10)
Who has had "enhancements" (-80)

You take her out to dinner (+2)
You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar (+3)
Okay, it's a sports bar (-2)
And it's all-you-can-eat night (-3)
It's a sports bar, and it's all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted your favorite team's colors (-10)

You take her out to a movie (+1)
You take her out to a movie that she likes (+3)
You take her to a movie that you hate (+6)
You take her to a movie that you like (-2)
It has machine guns and explosions (-3)
You lied and said that it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)

You develop a noticeable potbelly (-15)
You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to lose it (+10)
You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to baggy sweatpants and baggy Hawaiian shirts (-30)
You say "it doesn't matter, you have one too." (-8000)

She asks, "Do I look fat?" (-5) (Yes, you lose points no matter what)
You hesitate while responding (-10)
You reply, "Where?" (-35)
Any other response (-20)

When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned expression (0)
You listen for over 30 minutes (+50)
You listen for over 30 minutes without looking at the tv (+500)
She realizes this is because you fell asleep (-4000)

*Stole this from the internet* Good thing this isn't for real. I'm seriously in the negative numbers.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Our Little Helper

There's nothing like having an eager little helper that insists on helping out with the chores. Feeding the dogs, putting out bird food, cooking, vacuuming, mowing the lawn, are just some of the things that she likes to help with. Usually we're too busy trying to make sure that she doesn't break something or harms herself to take pictures but I was able to sneak these.

Today was pajama day for her and Sarah but she decided to water mom's flowers for her:

The sidewalk got rinsed off too:

Also, as I was uploading pictures, I had to stop and close one of the windows because she decided that the house needed to be washed too. I'm going to save these pictures and remind her of what a great helper she was when she gets to be a teenager and refuses to do her chores.
One of Abby's favorite things to do is to help me mow the lawn. The problem that usually occurs is that she wants to drive. She is getting better but still doesn't drive in too straight of a line. It's more like a weave down the lawn. We have had a few close calls and almost ran over a shrub or two (and narrowly missed crashing into the workshop). Her other favorite thing to do on the lawnmower is fall asleep. If it's any time in the afternoon, about 30 minutes of riding around knocks her out. I really need to get a picture of her because one of my favorite pictures of my grandpa and I is of me sitting on his lap, fast asleep while he's mowing the lawn at my parent's house. I'm not sure why this occurs but next baby we get that doesn't fall asleep at night is getting a ride around the lawn. SORRY NEIGHBORS!