Monday, December 11, 2017

Senore Poopypants!

Buddy has been sick for the past week. Which means we've been bundling up in the freezing 70 degree morning weather....
 Doing all the homework I can possibly think to torture him with on top of what his teachers have been kind enough to email him with every day, and including extra guitar practice....which between you and me, definitely doesn't hurt!
 He was better enough to help volunteer at a community event on Saturday....
 Which somehow included him taking a bazillion selfies with Santa, I'm now rethinking how many service hours were actually dedicated to service???
Things were looking on the up and up for him to return to school tomorrow! Yeehaw.....I'm sure you caught that "were" in there! Yep, things were looking good, unfortunately, they haven't been smelling good around these part! The Budster has been up all night with a severe case of the runs...and of course dinner had to be burritos of all things!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I still can't force myself to send him to school if there has been an explosion within the last 24 hours, so he gets to stay home tomorrow. Luckily, Shane is home too so we can tag team the home torture....because we're good parents that way! Heehee! So all in all a super fantastic, seriously, this kid has diarrhea more than any kid I've ever known, day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

New Traditions.....

 One of the members of our ward started a surf club, so of course we joined. Buddy and I decided to get a leg up in the competition and to start practicing after school instead of homework....because as we all know, in the wise words of Buddy, "homework is lame". Also, this totally makes our ward better than yours! Also, there is no competition, unless we're talking mentally.  Also, homework really is lame! Also, I forgot to pack a swimsuit for the Budster so Shane gave him the shorts off his legs.....thankfully, we are all at an awkward stage of life where we ALL WEAR THE SAME SIZE PANTS!!!! Although, the goof in me really wishes the pants the boys traded would have been a little too snug and small on Shane just so I could have gotten a good laugh!!!!
 We also started a new tradition this year, horridly awkward Christmas Caroling! I've been wanting to do this for years!  I thought I had mentioned it to the boys, but the other day Buddy came home from church telling me he and his BFF thought it would be really fun to go around caroling really badly!!! If these boys weren't made to be in my life, I just don't know anything! So we put on our Christmas sweaters, rounded up some local kids, grabbed a few instruments and tortured basically anyone that I have met, may have met or crossed paths with since landing on this island!
It was a blast! A very, very, very loud blast. Not sure if everyone appreciated our fine tuned skills, but we liked it so much that we will gift everyone with an entire year to rest their ears before we inundate them again. I mean, it is the Christmassy thing to do! So all in all a super fantastic, traditionally awesome, day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Getting our weird on....

We've been preparing over the last week.....

I'm not exactly sure what we are preparing for, but I think we've got it covered! So all in all a super fantastic, definitely prepared, day!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Extracurricular....

Buddy has been out of school this entire week. We decided we should really get him invested in some extracurricular activities to help the time pass more quickly....such as flying.....

 Surfing.....
and his personal favorite (seriously he's been sitting around this getup for hours) train engineering....
With mail delivery of course! This boy! It's a rough life this boy leads! So all in all a super fantastic, this week flew by way too fast, day!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Kismet.....

Sometimes fate sends your twin to another family for you to meet one day at school......
I have spent the last 9 hours with these two, and all I have to say is...I feel horrible for all the teachers that have them together in class! Holy bananas it was loud and crazy around here today! So all in all a super fantastic, investing in ear plugs, day!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thankful for Christmas....

 I've been teaching Primary ( Sunday School for 8 year old kids) for the past month now.  The lesson this week didn't take very long so we decided to make "thankful trees".  Apparently,  I'm mostly thankful for pumpkin pie....that does sound about right! 
Buddy had to teach a lesson for Sunday School too....

I think his might have been a lot more fun....actually, I'm certain it was since 3 of the kids and 2 of the leaders came to tell me how "boss" it was. For those of you older than 20, boss is the new lingo for cool.....but, I always knew this boy was cool. He even has the outfit to prove it...
What wasn't cool is finding out that he was supposed to give a talk today as we were sitting for the second speaker to go up and everyone kept pointing to him......errrr, whoops. Thankfully, he got passed over when it was apparent that we had no idea and the thought of me sending him up to speak "off the cuff" so to speak left me internally cringing....love the boy, but I'm not 100% certain that what comes out of his mouth on the spur of the moment would lead to spiritual enlightenment of others....giggles, yes, enlightenment, probably not! So all in all a super fantastic, at least he was dressed well, day! 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Not strange at all.....

Buddy  has been taking various instruments to school in order to have a "music off " with a friend during recess....
 
It makes me giggle every time he talks about it. Turns out a music off isn't quite as cut throat as I though it would be. You know what will cut your throat though..... 
These creepy dolls that Shane and Buddy play with at bedtime every night. I'm waiting for one of the boys to up the creepy factor and start hiding those things in creepy places just to see how much bladder control I have these days! So all in all a super fantastic, boys went camping with Boy Scouts so I'm girling out, day!