Amundsen House of Chaos

Let's face it, when you have a kid who survived a stroke, life is always going to be a little chaotic.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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What have we been up to?

It seems like I've been having a hard time keeping up with the blog this summer. Life is a little crazy like always around here. Riley is getting big. She's started on a potty chair. She's a little bit more independant than I would like. I don't know she's even used it until her naked little bum comes running out of the bathrrom yelling "yeah Riley go in the toilet!" She's even decided she can dump it into the big toilet all by herself which means I'm cleaning the bathroom today! The first picture of her is after she's been eating a bowl of soup for breakfast. It's literally from her nose all the way down to a spot on her big toe. I don't think she does anything without making a huge mess. The next one is her being a bug. She didn't keep it on very long since it was like 87 degrees inside Colby's room that day.

Next we have Jahnna with her self portraits at the garage sale we had on Saturday. She was such a big help and she sold enough popcorn balls to earn half of her bike! She's been wanting one all summer but we told her she had to earn half of it either through allowance or some idea she came up with. I think it would have been cheaper to just buy the bike instead of all the ingredients but she is so proud of herself for doing it. So it was a good lesson.

Yesterday was John and my 7 year anniversary! Holy Moly where has the time gone. Considering Jahnna was born 9 months and three weeks later we don't really remember what it was like to not have kids around. So of course the best way to spend the day was with all of us together. We went out to the trout farm in Smithfield. It's so much fun! The pond is full of crazy big trout. Seriously we hadn't seen one quite as big as the one Colby caught though. It was hiding in the far far back corner of the lake. No wonder it got so big. It was at least 20 inches long. Huge for a rainbow trout. It flopped out of the net 3 times. Almost went back into the pond twice. Jumped out of the bucket 4 times. Took getting hit with a huge rock over the head like 5 times to finally get it to stop moving. Your not supposed to slit their throats on the bank of the shore you have to wait till you get back to the office. That's why the need for the rock.

Riley was a little pill the whole time. She kept thinking that the whole fishing pole was supposed to be in the water but she had fun. Jahnna is definitely not a warm weather kid. It was only 95 degrees but her stomach was cramping after 1/2 in the sun. As soon as she got some electrolites she was much better. I told her she needs to go live in Alaska. She better hope the army never stations us in Phoenix! She wouldn't even make it through winter.

Oh and last but not least Riley has some new choice phrases. "Stop, stop it now, I'm the boss you are a kid (told to mom of course), I'll do it and you have to stop now" are some of the favorites. Our house is getting mighty demanding these days!


At August 4, 2009 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Happy anni, you guys. That is awesome! And your little kids are growing so fast. It seems like only yesterday Riley was born and Jahnna was in my primary class as a little 4-year old. I miss seeing you by the way.


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