Thursday, March 13, 2008


Okay... So, I'm going to say it again, just in case you missed it. This blog is now dead. BUT... there is a NEW blog. You have to go here: And you can also see pics there. Check it out for the latest on me and the boys.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Ok, so the husband of a friend of mine has started a new blogging site. I think it will let me share photos and blog in the same space more easily. So I am going to give it a go (and I encourage everyone else too!). I've already started... check it out at Humzoo.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

oh, and did I mention...

We have pretty much decided to put Gareth in Green Acres, our local public elementary. If it goes horribly awry, we can move him. I am glad to have that decision out of the way.

the snow

Tahoe. That's where we are. South Lake. Enjoying it. But.... the recap so far....
The drive went well. We had a kind of a long stop for dinner and to run around, but everyone was glad to get out of the car. We got to our condo about 8:45 p.m. Unfortunately, I don't think we were completely done with the virus we had (the one that had everyone puking earlier in the week), but in a different sense. Jonas had serious runs all night long (Friday). We had to go to the potty about every 30-45 minutes. At least he was willing to do it in the toilet. It was too runny/leaky (sorry, TMI) to do it in his dipe. So at least I *know* he can tell when he needs to go. He just chooses not to opt for the potty usually. (good to know though for the summer potty training). Anyway... Gareth had it too, but not quite as bad. But, we made it through the night. I told Isaiah, though, it was good we came when we did. If we had waited overnight we never would have come b/c the boys would have had the runs, and we wouldn't have wanted to risk that in the car. We had a bit more on Saturday. But it is now Sunday night, and it seems to be mostly (if not all the way?) behind us (no pun intended).

Side note... I did all the packing. I had pushed for us to leave Friday afternoon instead of Saturday morning, but Isaiah said he had no time to help pack (except himself) if we did that, so it would all be on me. I said fine. And I did pretty darn good, especially since I had both boys at least part of the time. And we all know how well kids "help pack".

Well Saturday morning, we got up, got our snow stuff on... pants, hats, gloves, jackets, and realized I had forgotten one bag. Now, in the grand scheme, one bad isn't too bad, especially for my first time doing it all by myself (with kids, yadda yadda). But the bag/box I had forgotten was all of our snow boots. Doh! So, we spent all morning getting boots for everyone -- a much harder thing to do than you might expect. By then, though, everyone was tired (after their lack of sleep last night), so we went back to the condo, had lunch, and then crashed. Jonas and I were still napping when Gareth and Isaiah got up and went out to do some sledding. Then they came back in and got us up. We all went out for a while. Then got dinner. Home, bath, and bed.
It was quite windy Saturday morning, so the ski place we are very close to (Heavenly) had a lot closed. But they have two cool gondolas up the mountain. We are hoping to take one up soon and do some sledding at the kid park up the mountain. Really, the guys are just excited to be around so much snow. It started snowing ever so slightly when we were out at dinner Friday. The weather warmed up a bit this afternoon, and got less windy. Hoping it will stay that way. We don't leave here until Wednesday.
This morning, the snow was much more icy. It was rather dry too. So we couldn't make snow balls. Jonas likes to be out for maybe half-hour intervals. Gareth, however, is having a blasting sledding and discing around. Tomorrow we are going to do the gondola. (Which reminds me... I need to go look up some info).

cigarette advertising

So, we stopped at a 7-11 recently to pick up some bread (well, it ended up being potato chips) to feed to the ducks. We pulled in to the parking lot, and I said we were going to get food for the ducks. Jonas got out of the car and asked if they had "camel food too?" I gave him a very perplexed look, and then noticed the advertising on the lower half of the door. Yes... cigarette advertising to a 2 year old.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

case study of virus transmitability

Well, Gareth was the first one down. He threw up a bit more Friday night. Saturday he had a fever much of the day. But by Sunday he was mostly fine, just a bit tired. But, Sunday night about 12:30 a.m., Jonas puked. Poor guy was wretching about every 15 minutes for 4-5 hours. Didn't get much sleep. However, hardly had a fever at all. And by Tuesday he was mostly just a bit tired. Isaiah started to feel it Sunday evening but was in denial. By Monday morning, however, he couldn't hide from it any longer. He spent most of the day in bed. Tuesday he was still tired, but managed to handle the house. Which was good since Monday night/morning, I threw up about 2:00 a.m. I had a fever much of Tuesday and spent all day in bed.

Some good has come of this. First, Jonas let Isaiah put him to bed even though I was in the house! Second, I have learned that I no longer have to drive Jonas around to get him to sleep for nap. Yea!

Gareth was seriously bummed that we are not leaving for Tahoe today. But, we are going to leave Friday, and we are going for the same amount of time. So we'll come home Wednesday.

Friday, February 22, 2008

the sickies

Gareth got home from school today and said his tummy hurt. He said it had been hurting all day "for no reason". But he did play with the neighbor for a bit. I said maybe we should eat a bit of dinner. He took one bite and it didn't even make it halfway down before he threw up. I could tell it was a bit surprising. I walked him over to the toilet where he threw up again. Poor guy. He went to bed quite early. We checked him a few hours later and gave him tylenol for his fever. I'm hoping that it passes quickly enough for us to go to Tahoe Wednesday. I know he will be super bummed if we can't go.