Sunday, May 31, 2009
Daddy, "She is licking her butt."
Maria, "We don't lick our butts."
Daddy, "No, we don't"
Maria, "That is disguthing."
"I will never like my butt like that." (glad she cleared that up for us.)
Saturday, May 30, 2009
it is a stump grinder and with it I was able to grind down five obnoxious stumps. don't feel bad for them, they had it comming.
Friday, May 29, 2009
THESE WILD ANIMALS!! i don't know what they have against screens. for all i know it was mocking them during the night or even making faces. the point is mute because the screen is dead and cannot be brought back. i can only hope it did not suffer. but looking at it makes me think it was not a quick death. so i ask all of you to take a moment of silence for the screen. thank you.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I have never seen two cuter little buns. My friend, Brinn, was sure they were going to fall in.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Which is exactly what my friend (we will call him Paulino) when he said that is full size Ford Club Wagon was the original Big Red and mine is a wanna be. OH NO HE DIDN'!! (insert finger snapped Z here) He was actually crazy enough to challenge me to a drag race so he could school me! HA!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
i was woken up this saturday morning by his screams. not really all that unusual for him. but apparently it was fairly serious as isaac went to get help from daniel, no me because he knew he was gonna be in trouble. he had tied up jakey and locked him in the coat closet. for those of you new to our home we don't allow rope in it. no jump ropes, no string, shoelaces, NOTHING that resembles a rope. but sure enough the reason for the no rope rule found some rope and promptly tied up his younger brother. he has tied jakey to the back of a truck, the swingset, and the dog. the kid should be a houdini by now. but no, he just screams. and man that kid as got a set of lungs on him.
as if living on constant fear of being tied up is not enough he also has a 13 yr old brother who like to do the usual older brother stuff. he was bragging to his aunt one day that he can give himself a pretty tight wedgie but alas, it is weak compared to daniel's wedgies which apparently lift him of the ground. That so explains the underwear i find in the laundry. (shudder)
oh, and how can i forget the time when ike convinced him to climb on top of our van and then just left him. now we have a full size dodge ram 3500 15 passenger van. it is 7 ft. tall. (someday i will telll you how i learned it is exactly 7 ft tall) ike walked into the house, sat down next to me and was watching tv. then we heard the scream. ike did not even flinch! i go out to see jakey standing there. so i had to climb up on the bumper and because he WOULD not come to me i had to grab his ankle and give it a quick yank to make him fall and then drag him off the roof. when will he learn ike's ideas usually end in pain.
but this has been good for him in someways, he taught himself to ride a 2 wheeler when he was 5. just called us out and showed us one day. as for teeth being pulled. he also did it himself. i (being the negligent parent that i am) did not even know the kid has a loose tooth. all in all he is known as "smilin' jake" because he is always happy and very optimistic. it serves him well
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Came home to complete madness. Daniel tried to pop up a bag of popcorn for approx. 15 minutes. Causing a small fire in the microwave. ( My BRAND NEW microwave) Ike tried to take off to the park but was reigned back in, because he is NOT allowed up there when we are not home. The girls were in the end stage of potty training and refusing to wear diapers for Caty so that way she did not have to play "potty tag" with them. As we walked in the door Jakey was laughing about calling 911. We did not take him seriously and started taking care of the other situations. Then the phone rang.......here is the transcript from the actual 911 call.
Me: "Hello, Brown's"
911: "Hello Mame, we just got a call from this number."
911: "Yes, we received call from a Jacob Brown. Does he live there?
Me: "Yes" (inside my head, Not for long!)
911: "Is everything okay there?"
Me: "Yes" (IMH for the time being!)
911: "We were informed that the babysitter was running around cutting off the childrens heads."
Me: "No." (IMH, Heads are gonna roll when I get off this phone!)
911: "So there is no emergency?"
Me: "No" (IMH give me a few minutes and i will call you back with a more current answer.)
911: "Do we need to send out a patrol car to check on you?"
Me: "No, thank-you" (IMH, I don't need witnesses.)
911: "Please inform your child that 911 is not a toy."
Me. "Oh yes, I definatly will. I am very sorry for wasting your time." (IMH, I am gonna inform him so hard he won't be able to sit for a week!)
I have never had a kid call 911 until then. Which is kinda a shock considering what goes on inside this house. Poor Caty never babysat again. I did not go out for a very long time after that. Daniel is now old enough to babysit and the girls are easier to watch. Sorta. Even then he only babysits for a hour or so at a time. Gotta break him in slowly.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Yesterday i walked up to get Ike for dinner only to catch him as he was heading back home and was halfway down the block.......with a HACKSAW looped on each handle of his bike! first words out of him mouth, "I'm in trouble aren't I?" DUH! what gave it away sherlock? the stunned look on my face or the color rising to my cheeks?
Monday, May 11, 2009
anyways, other than making his older brothers dispise him he has other hobbies too. his best buddy Ray lives right across the street from us. in fact they can see eachothers bedroom windows. when he was 5 jakey was missing ray and could not wait to continue playing their exciting game from the day before so he got it in his little head that he would just go on across the street and wait for ray to wake up. the rest of us were still sound asleep and completely un-aware of his plans and being the considerate child that he is, he did not bother to wake us and tell us that he was leaving. when he arrived at ray's door he was quite happy to discover it was un-locked. he let himself in and headed off to ray's room. there is a little chair by ray's bed and jakey made himself comfortable, then waited for ray to wakeup. sally, ray's mom, looked across the hallway from her room and noticed an extra child. she said it took a few seconds to register that yes, indeed there was a extra child in the room. so she called us and then sent the little guy home. luckily all ended well. although i am pretty sure Sally locks her door every night now.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
A leather jacket.......HA HA
A knife(blade six inches).......HA HA HA HA
A puppy(live)......it is the fact that he felt he had to add LIVE that cracks me up. he knows me too well.
A real whip........HA HA HA
DSi...........HA HA HA HA just washed the twerp's mp3 player for the 2nd time. NO DSi!
A boat, nothing too big. It does not have to have a motor........HA HA HA HA. love that he clarified for us on the motor thing. we were worried he might be asking too much.
A motor scooter.......HA HA HA HA
And of course MONEY!!..........not in your wildest dreams kid. you just broke the bank!
so needless to say, it was very hard to shop for him this year and sadly, he got NOTHING that was on his list. Well, papa and grandma did give him money. He is saving for the whip.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Ike LOVES his birthday and the pictures and video sure show it.
Isaac has not been an easy child and i can be perfectly honest now that looking back i did not think the child would make it this far. he is very bright and very, very stubborn. i also am very,very stubborn and therfore not always the best parent for him. he taught me that having absolute power over my children is not possible. if he is right,then in his mind the argument is over. needless to say this has led to endless trips to the principal's and school counselors office. even as i type there had to be a 20 minute break because he could not find the walkie talkies so MY life had to come to a complete HALT until they were found. which involved ike stomping around the house trying to tear the rooms all part and tip couches over. i know they are not behind the couch and i think HE knows they are not behind the couch or in the bottom of the laundry basket or in the closet. so i have to follow close behind trying to keep my finger on a grenade that someone has already pulled the pin from. once the walkie talkies are found all is well in the brown household. this happens 2-3 times a day and most of the time it is only him to blame. now granted he does have a little brother and two little sisters that would LOVE to get into all his stuff and devote most of their day trying to. But to make things saner for me we have *rule #3. If you leave it out after you are done then it is fair game for younger siblings. It has saved me lots of grief. anyways, i love the little twerp, he has changed me as a parent and as a person. definatly had to be more laid back and learn to let it go. i still have a hard time not taking each tyrade personally and holding a grudge. i just want isaac to know i love him. very, very much.
*i will post full rules at a later date.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So many of my internet friends out there have wondered what goes on in our home when Anna gets sick. Which happens every five weeks or so and lasts for about a week. We are equipped to care for alot of her needs at home which helps out because she gets better much faster here. Shocking huh?
Later on after this Anna was admitted in the the children's hospital. I always feel like such a failure as a mother when she does. like i lost this battle (i take each bout very personally) i try very hard to keep her home but her needs were too much for our set up. i don't have any photos or videos of her there. it is off limits in my book. she has been there three days so far. dunno when she will get out. she has not been this bad before but then again we say that each time she goes in. i swear the child is just trying to out do herself. =) (sorry if some of you find this humor offensive but it is how i cope) Aunt Pam I hope you notice your blanket. She loves it and it follows her everywhere. Luckily they wash well.
I hope this post is somewhat coherant. I have very little sleep and i am sure i will go back and read this wonder,"What the hell was I thinking?"
Friday, May 1, 2009
I made my 13 yr old wear this to school after he missed 3 days of school due to illness. He had fallen behind in his school work and we had all worked so hard to get him on the honor roll we did not want to lose it. So I came up with this BRILLIANT idea. He did not think it so brilliant. In fact he was less than thrilled. No worries about him taking it off though and shoving it in his locker once he got to school because I sewed it to his shirt. Needless to say we got all his missing assignments in ONE day! I am thinking of marketing these shirts.