Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

I am always so glad when Halloween is over. The girls start begging like 2 months prior to get their costumes and I always make them wait until like the week before otherwise I get more begging "just to try it on to make sure it fits". Anyway--I was able to hold them off until today on "trying on" the costumes.
I have realized that my little girls are growing up way too fast. Instead of wanting to be princesses and fairies and stuff like that, Kaidyn was Sharpay (from High School Musical) and Jayd was Hannah Montana. The actually turned out really cute (especially with their wigs). Although I do have to say, of the three, Jett was the cutest as a spider.
We started out at 5 to trick-or-treat down town Ephrata, and then worked our way up to the hill where a couple of houses give out full size candy bars.
We didn't buy any candy of our own this year, because nobody comes to our house--I guess that comes with living in the country--but I figured if anyone did stop by after we got home, we could give them some of the kids's candy. Boy they made out like bandits. Anyway--I'm glad Levi was home this year to help me take the kids out. Last year I had to do it on my own and that was tough.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Relaxing Weekend

It was nice--I actually had a relaxing weekend--no where to go, nothing to do (unless you count housework and creating lesson plans and grading papers), but it was still night and I got so much done. All the laundry, grocery shopping, meals planned for the week, papers graded, lesson plans done, tests created, and I read 2 books. Overall, it was a nice weekend. Levi had to work this weekend, so he slept most of the time. Plus today he had to take one of the inmates to the hospital for seizures, so he worked 4 hours of overtime and didn't get home until 10 am. After 16 hours of work, he still managed to get up in time to watch the Seahawks win. Anyway--I'm taking one last moment to reminisce about the weekend because it'll be the last for a while, I don't think I have another free weekend until next year.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Curlie Sue--

Kaidyn decided she wanted to have curly hair, so we spent last night putting her hair in curlers to sleep in, when we took her hair out is was massively curly, maybe using the small curlers wasn't a good idea. It turned out really cute and stayed intact all day, with out missing a beat.

Kaidyn and Jayd also went back to Kaidyn's classroom tonight to carve their pumpkin with daddy. It turned out very well, and on the upside, there wasn't a mess that I had to clean up here. Kaidyn said her teacher collected the pumpkin seeds that the kids didn't keep to take home and plant and is going to roast them tonight so they can have some tomorrow at school. Should
be good.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Newest Member of the Johnson Family

So this is much harder than I thought--probably why I never kept a diary or journal. I could never find time to keep up. So I decided tonight that at 8:00, after I got the kids to bed I would add on all the recent developments before I went to sleep. And here it is, almost 8:30 and I just want to go to sleep, but I am forcing myself to write, because I want to introduce everyone to the newest member of the Johnson family--our new baby girl--Kiya. Her mother was half Husky and half retriever (we're guessing some sort of lab) and her dad was a doberman pinsher. 1She is 10 weeks old and we got her Friday night (October 17th). She is sooooo cute (of course, she's a puppy) but she is so sweet and cuddly too. I figured since there would be no more Johnson babies, this would be the next best thing. Plus Rocco needed a friend.
The first night with her was like having a newborn. She whined and kept me up all night. I was up with her every couple of hours to take her potty because I didn't want her to go potty in my bedroom. She has gotten pretty good at going outside since--we send her out a couple of times an hour and she goes, but if we forget, she goes on the floor. Fortunately she goes on the dining room floor--boy am I glad we put in hardwood laminate. A few weeks ago it would have been carpet. Needless to say, she still needs to work asking to go out, but I guess that is part of having a baby. I just wish Jett was that easy to potty train.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Introducing--The Incredible Hulk

So Jett's birthday was about a week ago, but the memory is still fresh in my mind--and will probably remain so until I lose my mind--of him smooshing his cupcake into his hair and the green bath that followed.
've seen other kids do it, but I don't think the girls ever did the frosting in the hair thing. It was totally priceless watching Jett do i.t, so much so that even when I realized what he was doing, I couldn't stop it, it was so typical of his personality just to do something because it felt like the right thing to do at that moment. The girls were too busy stuffing as much sugar in their face as they could, afraid that someone would come along and take it away when they were that age. Not Jett, he knew it was all his and he could do whatever he wanted with it so he was gonna put it in his hair.
I am so grateful that Dad and Karen included batteries with their gift so that I had some for my camera. Leave it to me to think of everything else but batteries for my camera.
I think the pictures tell the tale better than I ever could.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Virgin Blogger

Okay, this is my first time. Never blogged before--never even responded to a blog before--although I do have admit, that I have read a blog or two. Anyway--I figured this would be good way to share my family with you all, and it seems to be easier than email--more permanent. And besides, everyone's doing it!!! As soon as I get batteries for my camera I will post the pictures of Jett's birthday. He had green frosting from his cake all over his face and hands, he looked like the Incredible Hulk. All for now--