Tuesday, February 12

(insert clever title here)

Sorry it's been almost a week since my last post, and sorry my last several have been sort of lame. I think my brain fell out. It's probably under the couch. I should go look for that.

Alexis and I have been making valentine's for her school party tomorrow. She did a lot of the cutting, all the paint work, all the glitter work, and wrote her name BY HERSELF on every single one (all 4 of them)! Here's what they look like. These are your virtual valentines, just ignore the names written next to "to".Jeremy thinks I "cheated" and held her hand while she wrote this one below. However, I never cheat; Jeremy does, which is why he's so suspicious. I did help her on the first "s", but she was mad that I helped her so she wrote the second one by herself.It's good practice for her but she could have written "haovewsoxzoenmwn" and her classmates wouldn't have known, they can't read either.

What else have we been up to?? Hmmmm. I watched a semi scary movie that I taped off tv (have I ever mentioned just how much I LOVE my DVR? I've asked it to be my valentine this year...sorry Jeremy), which is a big deal for me because I. DO. NOT. WATCH. SCARY. MOVIES! And so far it hasn't given me nightmares. But you know what has? Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I finished watching that show the other night and said to Jeremy, and I quote, "If all tv shows made you feel that good after you watch them, then the world would be a better place". I'm sure the solution to world peace is that simple. In this particular episode they built a new house for a Marine who was a single father and had lost his leg in Iraq. Then that night I had a very weird/creepy/freaky dream that I cut off Tyler's right leg below the knee. There's a million details to it that I could bore/scare you with, but just know that all was righted in the end. But it was one of those dreams you cry through and then are afraid to wake up from because you aren't entirely sure it's only a dream. I've never been more happy to see Tyler's little stumpy legs than I was yesterday morning.

On Sunday we went to a luncheon type thing for family and friends of J's cousins that are leaving on their missions this week. During lunch Alexis was running all over the place when she noticed a large group of 19 year old boys gathering to take a picture. When I say large I mean like 20-30 boys. They were arranging themselves on the stairs when Alexis walks over to them, places herself right in the front and smiles for the picture. Which they take, without anyone telling her to move, cause that's my job right? But I was in the back, too busy laughing. I've requested a copy of the picture, hopefully I'll be able to post it if I ever get my hands on one.

We also saw the Harlem Globetrotters last night. This is the second time we've seen them, and we took Alexis this time. It's a pretty entertaining show, but I think it's almost more fun to watch the 10 year old boys in the audience as they watch the show. It's so exciting for them...will the globetrotters gain the lead or will this be the first time in 32 years that the generals beat them??? Oh the suspense.

And here's another youtube video that is kind of funny. I was going to email it to my brother because I thought he'd like it and he needs something to do while he's in all those boring law classes, but since I know he reads this and I'm already here, this is easier.
Some of you will probably think it's dumb, but Aaron will appreciate all the little annoyances.

And the best news of all, the SUN came out! I've spent the last few days laying on the living room floor soaking up the sun, traveling without a coat, and kissing the grass that has emerged.

But tomorrow it snows. Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

Tyler's legs are not stubby!!!
They are absolutely perfect.
Alexis' handwriting is also absolutely perfect. I know that you didn't cheat at all. Because if Alexis doesn't want help, that's final. I do, however, think the upsidedown L is my favorite. Her artwork is unique, but i suppose she could learn to spread the glitter a little bit.
Sorry, i have no cute title to give this column.
I'm intrigued that you watched a semi-scarry movie. You must tell the name of it. Did Jeremy watch it with you?
Now i must be off to watch the recommended new you tube.
sincerely, not aaron

Anonymous said...

should i get my own username for this thing or do you know when my posts are my posts. also i like the idea that other people don't know its me when i say the things i say.
the video is awesome, but it has a sad ending. every annoying person is ruined when they find out they have a purpose.
i'm interested to know what the quasi-scary movie was that you watched and if J watched it with you?

maren out my laundry said...

Lisa!! So fun I found your blog, crazy how our little neighborhood can be connected this way! Love it!!
Alexis little valentines are sooo cute you are a great mom, I should think of that duh! Instead of being lazy and going to the store to get some. YOu never said what scary movie you watched!! I also love my tivo and since I don't really have a valentine it will be my someone special for sure :)

Lisa said...

I'm not sure who wrote the first two anonymous comments. I usually know when it's Aaron because no one else says the stuff he says, but I'm guessing the first one at least was mom or tricia. So if you want me to know its you, sign your name.

The movie was "Sleeping with the Enemy" with Julia Roberts. I taped it off ABC Family (the network that shows Casper for it's scary halloween movie) so I had no idea it would be at all suspenseful. But I'm a bit of a sissy. I just fast forwarded any scenes that involved the psycho husband, so it was a pretty quick watch.

Nice to see you Maren! I read yours as well.

The Shill Spill said...

Hahaha...I think you should title this one: "My Valentine's Love(s)" (Or something to that effect.)
The sun
Your kids
The good things on-line.
Thanks for the Valentine, by the way! I'll go watch that video now. :)

Anonymous said...

personally the first anonymous comment sounded totally girly, so yeah, not me.