As I left the building, I waved goodbye to one of the other candidates, hopped in the car while sticking a Sour Punch Straw in my mouth and jammed to Miley Cyrus. Yeah, I think you get my point.
So that's what this post is about.
Brandon has two little cousins: Ian and Jared. Ian is a proven genius and pretty introverted. He has very blue eyes and a huge grin (especially when I beat his little brother at hide and seek). Jared has a very little, loud voice. He enjoys smiling and running around behind Ian. I love those two little tykes. So cute!
Anyway, for the past few days, we've been entertaining the kids by playing hide and seek. They are all pretty good hiders, but I think I beat them all when I jumped out of a bunch of blankets on the couch. I think Ian was especially impressed. Yesterday, after playing hide and seek for about an hour, we played stations. The concept is that while the counter is counting to ten with their eyes closed (behind a wall, just to make sure) each player runs to a station in the room (usually a corner). The counter will then call out a station number and if you're on it, you're out. Well, we had been playing this game for a few minutes when it became little Jared's turn. He must have been in the hide and seek mindset because he counted to three and said, "Here I come!" He also opened his eyes, noted where we all were and then shouted out, "Station Four!" Manipulative, I'm telling you.
One of my favorite moments last night occurred when I was brushing my teeth. I have this thing where I can't just sit in front of the mirror and brush, I have to walk around or surf the net or something. Brandon has always been pretty amused by it. For example, here is
|Brandon named his pig shark, Shoink.|
|I named my lion-shark, Squid.|
|Proof that married women like Natalie and me can still hang out with friends. |
Also, Katelyn's first experience at Coney's!
|Our spider-infested houseboat. Love you, Boatie!|
|Mr. U was pretty good at sleeping during the day.|
|McKenna, Megan, and I made an awesome castle.|
|Megan flopping off the slide.|
|Pretty sure this is McKenna.|
|Ashlyn, I believe. Or actually McKenna. ???|