Monday, August 27, 2007

Movin' on Up

The good news is we don't have to add another room on for Josie (not that we were ever thinking about doing something so permenant at this house in AZ)

She now has her own 3 stories. I missed her checking out the downstairs, but got the camera out in time for her to check out the second floor. Its perfect for her. And its a good thing it was getting a little crowded inside.

On to other news, I'm sure you all know Papa is in the hospital. I know your thinking its something serious but as Papa assured me, it's not. They just wanna give him a colonoscopy so they can make a payment on their BMW. And yes he did tell the Dr that. So they are running tests to find out what his problem is, but we all know what that is. I'm afraid to put it in writing.

Now Mom just took a rough tumble last week and scraped up her face, literally. So in true Arnett fashion he had to show her up. So he fainted and how his blood pressure and heart rate dangerously low then it skyrocketed. They rushed him to the ER where he sat for along time then finally got a room. This afternoon when I talked to him he said they were still trying to figure out what was wrong, I told him don't worry I'm sure if they don't find something they'll make something up. He would be a perfect patient for Dr Cox on "Scrubs". Luckily we have our own "Dr.'s" AJ and Anthony. They pushed out ER Chea, however Chea does get all the useful info, while AJ and Anthony just check out the room and all the gadgets and spout off the info they have learned that has nothing to do with anything.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Rain, Rain, go away

Little miss Jo went out to feed with Fletcher this morning but found something better to do with the buckets and her time. She kept walking from puddle to puddle. Splashing water or scooping up water and dumping it out. It was still raining while she was doing this, but she was having a grand time.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Beauty is in the 'eye' of the beholder

I now have the lashes I have always wanted. Yesterday I went to Wal-Mart and bought some fake lashes, I put them on this morning and LOVED them. And I got compliments from everyone, now normally you would say so Josie loved them. But I went to lunch with Chea, Chan, Fancy Pants, Sara, & Bert. They all agreed it is a good look for me. It's funny how make-up, shoes and purses make me feel like a million dollars. Not so much the make-up up until now. As a wise women once said, when the barn gets old it needs a fresh coat of paint everyday.
So watch out Jackie your not the only one with long lashes. The only problem is my eyes are sensitive, and so after a couple of hours I felt like scratching my eyes out. Oh the things I do for beauty.

Now I'm thinking of excercising, well running, well jogging, okay maybe walking. So I would appreciate everyone giving me their 10 cents (choice of music songs) that are good running excercising songs. You know the kind that make you want to jump around and dance.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Emma and no its not the Jane Austen movie

Last night for mutual we took our girls to the visitor center to watch the new Joseph Smith movie. Where do I start? What an amazing movie, even though I knew how it was going to end.(Okay no more humor this is serious)

I was struck by how much sadness and heartache Emma had to endure. The faith she must have had. To know your husbands life was costantly in danger and you could lose him anytime and then to lose so many of your own children, while your husband could save others he couldn't save yours. (Yes I have seperation issues and death ones)

She was amazing. And then to watch him leave and know he was not coming back, I was sobbing in the theatre. I am grateful for the prophet and for the things he endured also, but I don't think he would be half the man were it not for the love and unwavering faith of his devoted wife, Emma.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A little shameless bragging

So thanks to Chea I have some incredible pictures of my kids to post. Arn't they gorgeous and the kids arn't half bad either. And yes I know there are two of Dakota that are the same. I'm just getting the hang of this. I love all my children the same. Maybe on different days but still all the same.

As long as I have your attention let me tell you a few funny Josie tidbits. On Sunday I wore some black and white spotted sandals (yes the 1.49 Ross clearance) Josie pointed to my shoes and said" mooooo" refering to the shoes and not the wearer of the shoes. She has taken a liking to salad, with lots of dressing to dip the salad. Sort of like Blue with ketsup and fries. She was outside and found a weed that looked alot like spinach. She picked a few leaves and proceeded to chew them up. Not bad I guess, I just hope their not poison weeds. But I guess if the horses and goat are still alive they must be okay. I know what your thinking, they don't eat weeds. Well lets just say when Fletcher is gone they are very fond of grass and weeds as sometimes they are only fed once a day. But it's in the middle of the day so it's like being fed twice, and I know there are weeds and grass for them to eat if they get really hungry.
Wow that was like a run on thought, huh.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hi my name is Heidi and I'm a rescuer

I got another phone call from the school today. Dakota has extended school day, just another word for after school detention. She didn't finish filling out her word search. Of course she is crying and I talk to her teacher again. So I tell Dakota don't cry I'll come pick you up early.
I get to the school and her teacher just happens to be at the front desk. So I tell her I need Dakota, she'll be going home. Her teacher walks away and about five minutes later she returns, no Dakota. She informs me that Dakota will have extended day tomorrow then. (Don't threaten a crazy lady, she has nothing to lose) So I promptly tell her " Well I'll just pick her up tomorrow and every day after that." And me and my people will be waiting for you in the school yard after school. ( I didn't really say that but it did cross my mind.)
Teacher: I'll have to report that to the vice principal, I have to cover myself
Me: Tell whoever you have to - She doesn't know he and I already have a relationship, thanks to Cy. Another blog story.

The teacher comes back and says she left a message with him. Great, I look foward to talking to him. Finally Dakota comes down and tells me her teacher told her the same thing. She has all day school tomorrow. Don't worry Dakota Mommie Dearest will take care of everything. The thing that really gets me is I sit down every night to do homework with her. We sit at the table for what seems like all night, while she does homework and talks and talks.

Apparantly her teacher doesn't know that to the untrained eye I may appear to be a normal parent, but I am really insane, irrational and out for blood.
I'll let you know how it all works out tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cy's Photo Business

Last year about this time Cy came to me and wanted a picture of Dakota. This is where I should have been concerned. Okay, but why do you need a pic of Dakota. He told me so I don't forget what she looks like. Sweet, but still suspicious. After school the two of them are fighting over two dollars. Dakota says that one of them is hers and Cy says they're his. So I ask Cy where he got the money. He says from Austin. He apparantly sold the picture of Dakota to Austin for 2 dollars. One dollar IS Dakota's.
So far nothing like this has happened this year. But the year is still young.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Double Duty

Okay so I think it gay to do two posts in one day, but I have to . Josie has found the joy of Lucky Charms, just the marshmellows. She brings you the box and wants you to pick out the marshmellows. So I have, and now there are just pieces of them at the bottom, or so I thought. I told her they were all gone and went back to the computer. A couple of seconds I hear the dumping of all the cereal and sure enough there is more whole marshmellows. Which she can now go thru at her leisure, Why didn't I think of that.


I thought about calling you early this morning to sing Happy Birthday to you but I woke up late and then had to hurry and get Cy and Dakota off to school. While we waited for the bus, Josie decided to go swimming in her little pool. She had on her long footed pj's. That didn't stop her. So then we had to go in and take a bath and by that time the early morning phone call was forgotten. Until I called Chan and she said we would bring you by cake later today and stay and watch you eat it. To make sure you ate it.

Here is my imitation of Dad:
So the kids school started this stamp sheet, if they don't get all yes stamps then they stay after school. Only the school says if they do they get released early, just a clever way to disguise detention. They also have an agenda and reading log to sign every day.

Dakota calls me yesterday afternoon from school crying saying she has to stay after. WHAT!!!! You do not make my little girl stay after. I ask her why. She says I forgot to sign the agenda. Mind you that is not the rule, the staying after is only for the stamp sheet. Let me talk to your teacher. Blah Blah. Yes I guess I forgot to sign her agenda, never mind I signed the stupid stamp sheet and her reading log. Okay, She will stay.

Then I place a phone call to....yes the asssssst. principal. I am calling to complain about the way you are handling the stamp sheet, stay after school, call it what you want but it is still after school detention. I am HOT!!! (and angry)
My girl who is very responsible and tender hearted has detention today because I forgot to sign her agenda. I don't think she should be punished for something I forgot to do. And it was her agenda not the stamp sheet. I was classic Dad, I told him if it happened again I would just pick her up from school and she would not have detention.

Of course the asss principle would look into this and they should only be held after school for the stamp sheet, this was the first he had heard about the agenda , Blah blah blah. You can guarantee it this happens again, you will hear from me.
So does this sound familiar? Clearly I was in the right. So I did one last irrational thing.... I signed everyday for this coming week on her agenda and then wrote that I see her agenda everyday. That one may come to bite me on the butt. Oh well

But I digress....Hope you have a Happy Birthday Mom and I love you. If I had Cheas talent with pics and Wendy's talent and fast internet connection I would post pics of you, but I don't so just imagine.