Friday, March 9, 2007

My Life in Pictures

This is mostly for Elisa...I certainly do not want to be charged a fine for not posting. Who knew there were bloggerland policemen that could charge fines at their own discretion? I have lots going on and with that comes lots of introspection and a few funny stories. Never fear, though, its too late for me to put them into words now so I won't bore you with it all.

I'll just share one disgusting story and some parenting advice, then leave you with some pictures:
Last night RRL and I ate dinner at a local fastfood restaurant. I wasn't very hungry so I ordered a kids meal and, as is my custom when I order a kids meal, I got milk. I shook the container, inserted straw and took a giant swig....of the most disgustingly soured milk I've ever tasted in my life. I started flailing my arms for RRL to pull over so that I could spit it out (what didn't already go down that is) and promptly shoved an entire small order of curly fries into my mouth to buffer the flavor...it didn't work, I can STILL taste it (24 hours later). You have NO IDEA how entirely grossed out I was...and still am. YUCK. We were in a hurry so RRL quickly went back inside, traded my sour cream for a root beer and we left. No fit pitched or complaint filed, we just went on about our business so we could make it to the movie on time. What would you have done?

The advice- if you MUST let your kids get milk at a fast food restaurant (I wouldn't recommend it), smell and taste the milk before handing it to them. They will thank you later.



Now for the photos:






KJs buddies that I hang out with once a week. Next week all three of them are staying at our house...ALL WEEK. Should be interesting, and probably a lot of fun!








Favorite recent fam photo, but I wish it hadn't been a ponytail day. At least the boys are handsome.


























Uncle M Day. We spent a few hours on Tuesday celebrating my brother. We talked about Paraguay, looked at pictures and KJ wore his Paraguay soccer jersey. We tried to call him, but couldn't get through. KJ loves to play with the phone.





"Back off, I'm doing it." My mom, a best friend, my sister-in-law and my husband celebrated bdays this week. My recent favorite thing to do is make personalized photo cards. Four in one week was a challenge, but a lot of fun. KJ for some reason doesn't really understand the concept of "sit still, look at the camera, hold up your sign, no turn it the other way, don't eat the sign, great...NOW SMILE". Here is one of my favorite photos that did not make the cut for an actual card.




Ok, Elisa. Hopefully that will buy me another week or so, fine free.

ABL

4 comments:

Elisa said...

It's so nice to have my meaningless threats taken seriously. :)

What a horrible milk experience. That sounds like something that would be hard to get over.

I love the family photo - handsome boys AND a beautiful girl.

Ryan will be pleased that KJ is already on the track to be a soccer star and a World Cup fan.

Personalized cards are the best. I love getting them from my nieces.

Thanks for keeping us updated on your world. Give KJ a squeeze for me.

emily anna said...

What are you talking about? You look great in that picture!!!
I think if I had gone through the 'milk experience', I would NEVER drink milk again. YUCK! Just wait until KJ starts drinking whole milk... It is very fun to find a sippy cup under the seat of your car that has yummy milk in it! :)
We would love to hang out soon... when would work for ya'll?
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Merritt said...

Hello little L family-- you guys are so adorable! Actually, I must admit that it's little KJ who's really adorable. I love his smile! And the other 3 playmates are handsome fellas too. I hope that their week at the L house is a great one. I love you guys! We fly east tonight ... wish us luck with all our (possibly over-ambitious??) travels!!

Merritt said...

Hello little L family-- you guys are so adorable! Actually, I must admit that it's little KJ who's really adorable. I love his smile! And the other 3 playmates are handsome fellas too. I hope that their week at the L house is a great one. I love you guys! We fly east tonight ... wish us luck with all our (possibly over-ambitious??) travels!!