The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, June 15, 2009

Where do they get this stuff anyway?

This child.... (that's a bee-bee gun by the way)

who was still in his pajama bottoms with no shirt on at 5:00 on the afternoon... could also be seen THAT SAME DAY with his head hanging out the window of the truck yelling, "New York City, here I come!" What the?

These three just would NOT shut up yesterday... and since it was our anniversary, Brian and I really really wanted some time to ourselves. They wouldn't leave us alone, but it was sure alot quieter once we got out the duck tape.
No, that didn't really happen. It sort of evolved to this from Jack betting his friend Justin that he could hold his breath longer than Justin... then they got out the tape to somehow prove Jack was, indeed, holding his breath (don't ask me, I don't "do" nine year old boy logic), and one thing led to another and all of a sudden I had three mute children. I will say, it didn't hurt coming off nearly as bad as I warned them that it was going to. What in the??
You would never, ever, see girls standing on the see-saw in order to slam her friend into the ground harder on the other end! Seriously, why do boys feel the need to take a beacon of wholesome childhood fun and turn it into a death trap? Every piece of play equipment is a potential trip to the ER... if you are just now venturing into the land of boy parenting, consider yourself warned!

"Now you see, little boy, this here is the safety rig. You put the riggin' through this eye-loop and you secure it to the thing-a-ma-bob over there and you got yoreself a real...." or at least I know it was something like that.
Just another day in the trenches of suburbia.
The question of the day is this... why are my photos getting WORSE since I started trying to teach myself more photography techniques?

Mac or PC?


Settle Family said...

I think boys are just destined to get their parents their own parking spot at the ER! It is quite scary how their minds work!And warning Nick turns 15 on Father day and the stunts only gets worse!

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Amy said...

Loving the boyhood. And the pictures are good, O! :)

I'm a PC but my friend Rhonda also MACs on a Macbook for pics... just a choice I guess.

Aaron and Daune said...

Just had to post. Scrolling through a list of mommy blogger titles and as a mom of of a 15 year old, 4 year triplets and a 1 year old...I just started my very own caffeine regimine...I am going with Pepsi Max! I thinks its going to be a long term relationship!

Stesha said...

Sorry, but I can't stop laughing at the photo of their mouths taped!

When you find the answer to Mac or PC, please cc me on the email.

Hugs and Mocha,

Lindsay said...

Love the duck tape photo. Classy ;)

Carol said...

Awesome life at your house, and believe me P has started the scary boy antics at 2. We are a PC family all the way. Good luck with the photag, I have been working at it for a few years first film now digital and film.

lori said...

Christian had broken his 2nd bone by the time he was 4 and at that point the doctor "talked" to Christian without us in the room to see if there was any abuse going on. By the looks of things at your house, I'm pretty sure the doctors will question what's going on in your family, too! Ha!Ha!

Should've known it's just typical boy stuff and what one doesn't think of the others will and well, you can't be outdone!!

Michelle R said...

First, laughing because Collin just learned it is duct tape not duck tape.. :O Although duck does make sense doesn't it? It has only been 2 weeks of summer and sadly I have had my own personal visions of taping up some mouths.. ahhh day dreams!

But really, the boy thing has me in stitches! It is why I feel I am actually related to Ariana and my bio sons were dropped in from another planet. Where they come up with their random dangerous thoughts is beyond me and it starts at birth!

Ummm.. your kids actually get out of their PJs in the summer? Can you teach me that trick? Mine do PJs and swim suits only. OK,,,, mix a little nudity in there too. Especially if someone is about to ring my door bell.

hthr said...

These pics are great! The duct tape one made me laugh out loud! As for the computer? Once you go Mac you never go back! Just got my new one this week. LOVE IT as always :)

Meredith said...

Oh my word! Loved the pic with the duct tape... I was totally wondering what in the world, glad you explained that one!