Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lipstick and Pinto Bean

This week John was out of town in New Jersey-his favorite place!-but my mom got to come visit for a few days. That has been fun, we went to the Museum of Nature and Science. The kids were so excited to go to the "dinosaur" museum but they ended up being scared of all the life size skeletons. They did enjoy the kid's discovery zone. Someday I'd like to go back with John and explore all the displays.
So now for the stories behind the picture and title. About 3 weeks ago the boys were using pinto beans as cargo for their trains. Being the boys they are, they decided to stick some up their noses. I got one bean out of Sam and one out of Jeffrey. Then that night Jeff was complaining that there was another bean up his nose and that it hurt. He's a terrible patient though and wouldn't sit still long enough for John to check it out. We started to not believe it cause we couldn't see it and then he started denying it as we were trying to stick pliers up his nose. Well Wed. morning he sneezed then ran into the kitchen with a huge snotty bean in his hand, "Look mom! The bean came out!". He was so excited that it had come out, I wasn't as excited, more shocked. Are you kidding me?? A bean had really been stuck in his nose, for 3 weeks! Glad it came out before it sprouted!!
Thursday afternoon all was quiet in my house, too quiet, in fact I forgot about Sammy playing upstairs. When I finally went to check on him he had my lipstick and had smeared it all over his hair, face, arm, my new towel. It was pretty funny, although I did cringe over the clean up process.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Heritage Square

On Labor Day we went to Heritage Square in Golden, CO. We went for two reasons, the train and the alpine slide. The kids LOVED the train, of course. There was lots of screaming and jumping and are waving. Then we started riding all the other kiddy rides and by the time we were done with them, our little kiddies were tired and cranky. So we didn't do the alpine slide much to my chagrin. Oh, well I think the kids still enjoyed it.