Friday, May 30, 2014

Naked Barbie's Return

What a title.  Well, as you know, Naked Ken tends to travel with us despite me hiding the stupid thing every time.  Now, Sofie and Summer are really into Barbies.  And, no matter how many times they get dressed, they always end up w/out clothes on.  So, I decided they should have a party in the pool the other day.  Not to mention, needed an idea to get the girls out of our way when we were sawing the beds in half. 

They thought this was the coolest idea ever.  Scored big mom points with this one.

 I know, this is a rather small pool but hey, the liner is ripped out of the big one.

They are still getting along and enjoying the pool.

Barbie playing was fine until Summer discovered the hose.  And of course decided Sofie was a target of said hose.

When Barbies were done with their swimming party, we thought they should dry out on the hood of this car.  Hey, it worked.  Girls had a bunch of fun.  And,kept them out of our way for at least a little while.

Well, just got off the phone.  Our account was compromised.  Money stolen.  Hundreds of dollars.  But, should be returned.  Let's just say someone is going to be doing some serious drinking and eating this weekend. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Where do you go when showing a house?

Why to the park of course.  Okay, so 15 of us have to trek on over to the park w/ 2 dogs.  See, usually, we put the dogs in the RV.  However, our RV is in the shop getting air conditioners repaired for next trip.  So, dogs came along.  Happened to be a hot Memorial Day too.  Decided park was best for all as showing was only an hour. 

Nik and Summer enjoying some time on the swings.  This park is great.  Has two playgrounds though we only stayed on one of them.

Reni just chilling out.

Sofie and Summer seeing how far they can go and balance.

Sofie and Summer.  Out of all the smiles, this is the best they could muster.  If Sofie's was good, Summer's was crap. If Summer's was good, Sofie's was crap.  I couldn't win to save my life.

 Nik on the slide.  Wrong way of course.

Yana. Forgot who was on the other end of the teeter toter.  Sorry for lack of pictures.  Majority of pics have houseguest in them and just can not share them at the moment.  But there is a really funny one of Irina way up in the air w/ a terrified look on her face.  They were all cracking up.

And definite sign it is hot and we've been at the park long enough.  LOL.  Believe it or not, we all had a really good time.  Came home and had lunch.  We are so ready to sell this house.  Truly, we are.  More updates forthcoming.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

If you only knew

If you only knew just how busy the last few days  have been you wouldn't ask what I've been up to.  There is a VERY good reason for why I'm so busy lately but as of right now, I just can't say anything yet.  So, you'll have to bear with me being a little cryptic for awhile and not think anything of a few days between blog posts till things get somewhat back to normal. 

Today 4 of us went to the eye doctor.  No big deal but have to tell a story.  Okay, so we go in and sit down.  Sofie goes in, sits down and keeps staring at this man.  After enough of the 'mom glares,' she points her finger at him and says loudly "HO, HO, HO!"  The office was laughing as was the nice gentleman with the long white beard and cowboy hat.  Sofie was all smiles and the guy was fantastic.  Summer and Nik were really upset that Sofie got to see Santa today at the eye doctor and they did not.  Maybe next time.  So, all our eyes were basically the same.  Those of us that went.  Max and I are going to go for a new pair of glasses this Friday I think.  Warren went onto work, I took Max back to school and then back home we went.

Later, kids and I went to the doc's office to drop off 2 medical letters needing to be signed and off to the bank.  Cashier's check.  While there, our sweet bank manager bought candy bars for all the kids.  Sweet of her to do.  She got an ear full of what we were up to.  She's been with us since it was just Warren and I.  After bank, headed to FedEx place.  FedEx is expensive.  That is all I have to say about that.  We then checked out a new overpriced consignment shop near the mail place.  I like the two main shops the kids & I have come to like over the years.  We like those and our outlet center in Smithfield.  When tourists are not there.  We skipped Alyona's Spanish party.  We seriously just could not fit it in and no, I don't feel bad.  Trust me, Alyona will be attending many of the other kids' parties at the end of the year. 

Tried to figure out insurance issue this afternoon.  Benefits is looking into it.  Kids and I are exhausted.  We will be glad when the weekend comes but HUGE plans during the weekend.  That being said, I need to pull off some more forms off line so must get going.  I'm ready to share some of the rest of Camp Cheerio pics still.  I just need about 10 more hours in my days this week.  End of school is proving to be beyond busy.  RV is still in the shop.  Much, much more to come and maybe, some of you are reading between the lines of this post.