Friday, February 26, 2010

Oops-ya got me, Tarah!!!

So, the other night the kid's wanted pizza. We decided on Westside in Lynden. I offered to go get it while Gordon got the kids ready for the evening of pizza and movie watching. As I was approaching the stop light at Front and the Guide, I looked over by Westside pizza at the Chevron station, saw my friend Tarah standing outside her Ford Explorer playing with her beautiful long black hair while waiting for her tank to fill up. Her back was to me so I thought I would scare her by racing up behind her to say hi. I pulled in, squealed into the space behind her ready to honk my horn. She turned around with a "deer in the headlights" look on her face and I realized at that time it wasn't her. I scared the pee out of some innocent gal just because I thought it was Tarah. I was extremely embarrassed. I rolled down my window, told her I was sorry and that I thought she was someone else, then told her to have a great evening. Ugh!!! I hate it when my friends are able to embarrass me even when they don't know it!!!!!!!
Note to self: Don't offer to go get the pizza-it might embarrass you.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rollerskating Princess

Yesterday was President's Day. The kids didn't have school, Gordon wasn't at work, and Grammy and Papa are here for a couple more days. We decided to go rollerskating in Lynden. Or should I say Gordon, Evan and Sierra rollerskated while Papa, Grammy and I sat out and watched. I love to rollerskate, but my legs and feet hurt from my workout that morning, so I decided not to skate. During general skate time, they always have a time for The Hokey Pokey, The Limbo, Boy's speed skating, Girl's speed skating, The Dice Game, and any other fun things to do on rollerskates.
Sierra decided to get in line for the Limbo. It started out with about 30-40 kids. By the time they were down to the last three rungs, it was only about 6 kids. Sierra went right thru and didn't touch the pole. All of the others knocked the pole down, so Sierra ended up winning. She got a "skate dollar" to spend at the store. I believe she ended up buying sour cherry candies and a grape flavored lip gloss. Here is her victory win!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mickey....or Nim....or, yes, Mickey!

We adopted a cat from our great friend Diann. She had too many cats running around her house and asked if we wanted to take home "Fluffy" for the kids. I said yes, on a trial basis, knowing that my family has never been huge cat fans and I wasn't sure how the cat would do in our house. You see, we already have two outdoor cats, but Sierra really wanted an indoor cat. Someone she could sleep with, watch tv with, and play with. So, "Fluffy" came home with me.

He has turned out to be the BEST cat ever. Who knew?

We have gone thru a few names in trying to find the best name for him. "Fluffy" just didn't fit his personality. We tried out "Rocky", but we already have a goat with that name, so it didn't last either. We finally settled on "Mickey". I playfully call him "Mickey Mouse".

Gordon and Brad are early risers. They get up in the wee hours of the morning, so they spend a lot of play time with "Mickey". He is quite the character in the mornings. Gordon and Brad have lovingly given him the nickname "Nim" (as is Nimrod).

He is a great addition to our family and we have been having a lot of fun with him.