Monday, April 26, 2010

A Blog-worthy Quote

Friday night out of the blue Marcus announced, "This was the best day ever!"

"Why is that?" I asked him.

"Because I didn't have to eat anything gross today!"

Do you know what he ate that day? He ate cold cereal, 2 hot dogs, and pizza.

I felt like such an awesome mother that night.

When Nathan was around four years old, he informed me that my favorite neighbor Lori was a way better cook than I was.

"What does she cook? I asked.

"Hot dogs, chips, and kool aid."

I think I will buy hot dogs this week.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pockets, Pens and Washers

Today I had a bad experience with the three things in the title of this blog. I was almost caught up with my laundry (only three more loads to go!), when I discovered I had washed a load of jeans and my husband's flight suit with a ball-point pen. As I started pulling the jeans and pieces of the government issue pen from the washer I cursed my husband's flight suit for having way too many pockets to check, my husband for not checking his pockets, and myself for not being the last line of defense between the washer and pens.

Miraculously, I couldn't find any ink on the jeans and flight suit. I was feeling pretty lucky until I realized the inside of the pen was lost in the washing machine. I started turning the drum, and heard a scraping noise. That is when I discovered the ink filled inside of the pen was half-way stuck down one of the holes of the washing machine drum. I tried to pull it out but it was bent in half and when I tried to use pliers it broke and now I have half of the pen inside the washer.

So much for being caught up with the laundry.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Marcus lost his first upper tooth way back in February. He was so excited at the time and I was sure he would lose the other one soon after.

But he didn't.

THAT TOOTH decided to move over to the middle of his mouth and then hang crookedly ( is crookedly a real word?) . We started calling Marcus "Snaggle Tooth". He didn't like that and wanted to be called "Mo" instead.

I kept telling "Mo" to wiggle it and twist it, he refused! I even tried reverse physiology on him, that worked for only a moment.

The night before Easter we were at my brother's house for my nephew Reiley's birthday. I put a $5.00 bounty on THAT TOOTH. Many people were interested in "helping" Marcus get it out. But he went home with it still hanging in the middle of his mouth.

Easter afternoon, the bane of my existence came out while Marcus was eating Skittles. He was so excited! He showed me right away while he was chewing his bloody Skittles. I kept telling him to spit the candy out. I'm not sure he ever did, I don't really want to know. I really love Skittles right now though.

Travis is trying to claim the bounty on THAT TOOTH. He told me Marcus' tooth fell out because he "accidentally" pushed Marcus down. Marcus denied that, until Travis had a talk with him. Now he says that is what really happened. The boys need only ten more dollars to buy a video game. I think that is why they want the money so bad.

I am so happy it is out! I just wish he had lost it before class pictures (which I just found out I forgot to order).

See how much cuter he is now, even with his demented smile.

Monday, April 5, 2010

March Madness

This blog post has nothing to do with college basketball, I just felt it perfectly described the month of March at the Wagner's house.

The month started out with a visit from Grandma Peg.

We got a new dining room set, and a new mattress. I also spent the whole month organizing, cleaning and purging our living room, dining room, and kitchen. You should see all the boxes out in the garage now! And I'm still not done.

Travis and Marcus started piano lessons. I can't wait until they learn some more songs to play. The intro to "I've Got a Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas is driving me crazy!

Travis participated in his last Pinewood Derby.

So what if Travis' Army jeep was the slowest car on the track and actually popped wheelies while it was racing. If there had been a prize for awesomest looking car and most money spent on a derby car Travis would have won hands down. We also didn't want to mess up the Wagner Family 7-year loosing streak. Travis and Bert really enjoyed making the jeep too.

My nephew Finn Oliver Walton was born March 15th, on his mother Stacie's birthday. I call him Finn-Ollie sometimes. He is so cute!

Spring Break was cold and wet as usual, I missed my Nathan because he was in........


Here are some awesome pictures he took with my camera of the DC area.

Lord Baden Powell at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Bert and I took Travis and Marcus to the Pacific Science Center during Spring break. There are no pictures because Nathan had my camera.

The "madness" in March really started when my three sons' coaches contacted us with their practice schedules. Marcus is playing T-ball and the other two are playing soccer. I think I will go crazy trying to be in three places at the same time. I already miss the boring/relaxed schedule of January.