The Kids

The Kids

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shoulda hurt...

Poor Ethan went in to get a simple tooth filled after the filling fell out... ended up he had an infection and they drilled it out and capped it! Poor guy! He is surviving with one heck of a fat lip! The dentist was surprised to find out that he wasn't complaining that it hurt... I told him the 'high pain tolerance' runs in the family!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Must Love Guns...


Hubby took some character shots of me for my portfolio... my headshot is so 'girl next door' that I needed to toughin' it up so that I can run for the military and law enforcement roles!



What makes your brain happy?!?

Yogurt makes Sean's brain happy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Count down to Christmas...

Woo-hoo! Just boxed and printed shipping labels for 11 of the 15 packages I'm mailing out! Yeah! I'm two weeks ahead of schedule... and I got the cards done too! This year ROCKS! Now to find a walking Lulu for Sean... I'm kicking myself that I didn't go back and get it for half price on Black Friday... Aargh! I should just paint Baby Kitty brown and white and tell him I got him a 'live' Lulu! Haha!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My busy little actor...

Ethan auditioned for the movie 'Ten Year' for the part of Anna Faris' 6 year old son. The casting lady asked him his name, age and then asked if he had been in movies before... he nonchalantly said 'yes, lots'... which ones? He couldn't remember... what did he do in them? He played. He went on to deliver three well memorized lines in character. The BS runs deep in this family!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kiddie Sweat Shop...

Oh, Christmas Kiddie Sweat Shop... we are getting closer to shutting you down for another year... what will the child labor do with idle little hands until next Christmas?!? Probably drive their parents nuts! Perhaps we will need to institute Valentine's Day Sweat Shop?!? Nyah, too much work!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Not losing his mind...

We were on our way out the door last night to the boys' audition and I asked Sean if he wanted to take his DS... he said 'no'. I asked him again and he told me to quit asking him. I said that I just wanted to make sure that he wasn't going to 'change his mind'. He quickly told me that he wasn't going to get a different mind!

Anyone want an ATV?!?

Tyrone Kinsel - pay your bills... for the love of Pete! We've been getting collection calls for this guy since we moved here! Also, Tyrone and his girlfriend should probably get a hold of the self storage place they owe money to... they took the lock of their unit and are going to auction off their ATV's in February... and no I don't know where he is keeping the car you want to repossess... Blah!

A Christmas tradition...

It's another tumbleweed snowman... still not over the novelty of living in the West!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

You said what?!?

Drove through Taco Bell and hubby tried to order... "I'll take three hard shell soft tacos" The lady didn't understand him so he repeated "I'll take three hard shell soft tacos" Still didn't understand. He immediately told the boys to be quiet and waived at me to not interrupt. A third time... I finally pointed out the hard/soft taco issue... he eventually got it right and laughed at himself!

Baby Sweat Shop...

‎'Baby Sweat Shop' which is officially renamed to 'Kid Sweat Shop' has officially begun!!! We can now say that the holiday season has been kicked off... over the course of the next week we are going to mass produce original kid artwork for all of our family and friends!!! You know who you are... consider yourself warned! **Disclaimer: Kids used will be fed, watered and allowed appropriate breaks during working hours**

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Miracle...

Have never went shopping on Black Friday, but Walmart's ad for Nintendo DS for $89 was enticing... contemplated waking up early, but I love sleep too much. I was willing, however, to wake up and throw on clothes to head off to Wally World at 9:30 'just to see if by chance any were left'... I scored 2 Nintendo DS's and JD is going to poop when he finds out I also landed the XBOX 360 he has wanted forever!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A money lesson...

Went out for sushi tonight with great friends... Sean decided to swipe some coins from their wishing well... I explained that he can't do that because it's stealing... 'But I like money!'

The great State of...

Picked Ethan up from school today and I asked if he told his teacher that he went to visit his Aunt and Uncle... he said that he tried but he couldn't remember what State they lived in... 'Illinois.' 'NOOOOO... the STATE they live in...' 'Chicago?!?' 'That's it!' I wasn't aware there's a State of Chicago... I also wasn't aware that Ottawa is not in Canada, it's a city in Illinois!

Pre-Thanksgiving in Chicago...


We spent the weekend before Thanksgiving visiting Uncle Kenny and Aunt Ally in Chicago... so much fun!  Especially when Grandma and Grandpa came to visit and brought Uncle Mike and Jamie!  If that wasn't enough, Grandma K drove up with Great Grandma!  We are so blessed with such great family!


Pillow Fight!!!



Grandpa's having a good time with the boys!


Uncle Kenny shares the boys' passion for video games... what a great surprise when the original Nintendo made the trip home with us!








The train ride in and out of the city was fun!



Thanks for letting us come visit you Uncle Kenny and Aunt Ally!  We had so much fun!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mental connection...

Hubby is on his way home from Utah... he randomly text messaged that I 'was funny!' Don't know what I did and I haven't talked to him all day... Cripes! Have we made it to that point in our relationship where he channels my funny thoughts?!?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Woo-Hoo!!!

Just found out that I am a member of the new ABQ improv group - Lizard Improv! Woo-hoo! Let's bring on the funny!

Hump, Humpy, Lump...


Best Wig and Wine Party EVER! Vic sure does know how to throw a party! Karaoked to songs I didn't even know... we'll see if I ever get invited back or called again for that matter! LOL!!! Lots of fun... thanks Vic!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Audition EVER!!!

Had the 'Best audition EVER' last night for a new Improv group here in Albuquerque... not saying I got the part, just saying it was a heck of a lotta fun doing improv with the director!

Car-go...

Sean wants to know "if we fly to Chicago do we walk on the sidewalk to Uncle Kenny's house or drive... cause we aren't going to have our car with us!" He's amazed by the concept that Uncle Kenny owns a car and we can ride in it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hubby got his Swerv on...

Had a great time at the Marine Corps Ball last night... JD got his 'swerv' on in a major way (that's what he called it)... apparently a couple rum and cokes make my Marine karaoke! He was so funny! Happy Birthday to all the Marines out there and thanks to all our veterans for their service!

Monday, November 8, 2010

My third eye...

Marine Corps Ball in two days... glad that my body felt I could pull off a huge zit on the bridge of my nose smack dab in the middle of my eyes... who am I kidding?!? It's a third eye! So glad I'm in my 30's and dealing with zits on 'prom night' all over again!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Scary writing on the door...




Spent the morning painting Sean's name off the front door... had conversations about writing his name on the front door... or anywhere else for that matter!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A boy and his guinea pigs...

I remember my brother as a boy playing with his sweet little hamster Numb Nuts (he named it himself)... Michael used to spend lots of time building vehicles out of Legos for his hamster to ride around in.  In fact, when we inherited a few large containers of Legos from Grandma we ran across one of those very hamster vehicles.  This inevitable need to make 'rodents' mobile is either encoded in the genes and passed down through Uncle Mike or it is a very male trait... as Ethan and Sean's guinea pigs have been made mobile!


Ms. Fluffy Pants says 'Ahoy Mate!'


Peanut may be new, but she looks like she's got her 'sea legs' on...



Sunday, October 24, 2010

Truly a comedic joy!

This kid cracks me up! If it's not my Mary Catherine Gallagher glasses, it's the white go-go boots that I got for this years ensemble (he wouldn't let me get a picture of him in those)... he is just too funny!

And then there were two...


Our new guinea pig... Peanut.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Seans LOVES his costume...


The costumes came tonight... and Sean loves his Darth Vader costume so much that he had to sleep with the gloves on!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I'm getting through...

We were at swimming lessons and Ethan let me know that they could wear goggles if they wanted... I told him that I prefer that they learn how to swim without goggles first... Ethan asked me 'why?'... I replied that if he fell off a boat without goggles on he couldn't stop to put goggles on before he tried to get back out... he said, 'guess that makes sense'... he understands me. Thank God.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Super Mom!

Sean wants a new Wii game... a Krypto the Super Dog one... so I told him the other day that he had to do well in school and one day he could design one, build it and market it... I overheard him telling Ethan that I was going to make a new Krypto Wii game for him... that's a new level of Super Mom I didn't know I could achieve!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life is good once again...

Went to the Red Robin school fundraiser tonight... happened to be 'kids night' at Red Robin too. Sean finally got his face painted... the best thing is, they both walked out happy - Ethan as a wolf and Sean as an Eagle... it's a good thing that Sean didn't have to tell me that I 'ruined his life' this time... heaven for bid I ruin his life more than once a season.



The whole gang...

We hiked up with all of the kids... some lady asked us what school we were with and we mentioned in passing that we are just four crazy moms that take a slew of our own kids out to do random things like fish and hike for the fun of it... then we thought about... we decided next time we get asked we are going to say we are all from the 'School of Hard Knocks'! 80)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Family add on...

We increased our family by one very small guinea pig this last weekend... let me introduce Miss Fluffy Pants who is sometimes called Peanut or Peanut Butter Cup... thank you Grandma.



Friday, October 8, 2010

Balloon Eye Candy...

Left for the Balloon Fiesta at 6 am and it was raining and thundering... by the time we drove 5 miles to the East, it dried up and quit raining! Thank goodness! Special shapes inflated... some went up... some didn't... what a cool experience! Now I'm tired and need a nap!




Grandma and Grandpa Fuller came out to visit...


Ethan and Sean were ready to check out some balloons!





Jack in the box... the crowd was huge!



The rocket was Ethan's second favorite balloon...


We saw the Pepsi can flying in the distance from our house and wondered what the rectangle was... now we know.



Happy Halloween!





See no evil...



Speak no evil...















The cow was by far the biggest balloon there...



We saw Darth Vader floating over Ethan's school a couple days ago... that was cool!



Ethan and Grandpa in front of Ethan's favorite balloon!



The ark looks like it took on water...


Now we've seen everything!