Oldest starting talking to this girl that lives in Germany recently. They have pretty much the same interests and likes, especially in music. The girl was telling her who and what bands she had got to see in concert. One being 5 Seconds of Summer. Which is Oldests favorite band. Sorry One Direction. She was telling me about the girl seeing them live and I asked if the band was coming here. She had to go look and yes, they are coming, in September. Tickets went on sale back last October.

So for the next few days, going to see them live was all she could talk about. We finally looked at ticket prices and the cheapest seats other then the lawn, (it’s an amphitheater), was 79.95 a piece. I told her I would have to go with her. She said she didn’t mind at all. Then we had to get her dad on board. Now being the kind of father he is, he always tries to give them more then we can afford or that they need. After looking, he decided she needed closer seats, which were right under 200 a ticket. I told him that was crazy and nuts and as long as she got to go, I am sure she would be happy with the cheaper tickets. Then a day passed where no one said anything about the tickets till later that night when Oldest broke and asked if she was still going to get to go.

The next morning, daddy gave her the money, in which she gave to me to deposit in the bank. When we got home, we ordered her 5SOS tickets.

Talk about one happy little girl.

Now excuse me, I got some songs to learn. 😉

It is all ready the 6th of April and I haven’t done a single post. Been busy here and there and honestly, just haven’t felt good. Sunday and Monday were the worst. I think I have a stomach bug or something in that nature. Today it is feeling better and I hope going away.

Oldest is on her second day of state required testing for school. Luckily, we are at the same location as last year. I am sitting outside, at the bottom of the parking lot under the only tree that is giving off enough shade to be comfortable. Very happy that we got morning testing this year. It’s going to be in the high 90’s today. Last year we had afternoon testing but I don’t remember it being this hot this soon.

We bought Little L her very own potty chair last week. Several months ago, we ended up with a potty seat that you have to put on the toilet and pick them up to sit on it. I didn’t want the seat, but other people know more then I, and that is what we got. Which would have been just fine if you didn’t have a back that doesn’t like to work first thing in the mornings. So it didn’t get used that much as time went on. But the chair is working out great. She doesn’t remember all the time, but she will get it eventually.

One more hour to go…

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Easter

Posted: March 29, 2016 in blog, family, kids, toddlers, tweens, Uncategorized
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The girls had a great Easter Sunday. They both got a lot of stuff and way too much candy from the Easter Rabbit, but it was all good. But out of all the money and time that was spent to make their Easter a happy one, the only thing that both of them have played with pretty much non stop is the dollar can of Flarp! that I put in their baskets.

Flarp!? What is this Flarp! you speak of? Well, it is pliable, noisy, gooey, putty that the kids have fallen in love with. Oldest has had it before, but it had been awhile. Little L thinks it is the greatest thing on Earth. We started out with one can a piece, now we have 5 all together, because L put her’s and sissy’s together to make one big one and it didn’t turn out very well. So we made a Flarp! run yesterday morning to get more.

 

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Little L just loves to watch videos on Youtube where they open the surprise kinder eggs. She told me that the Easter bunny was going to bring her a surprise egg with toys inside. So, a few days ago I went shopping for some Easter basket stuffers. But no where in the store did I find empty eggs that was large enough to put in a toy. Well, they did have a set of 3 nesting eggs for 13 bucks, but no I wasn’t going to spend that much and then have to find toys to fill the darn thing. I bought some regular size eggs and some other goodies and some chocolates. When I got home, I put the bags in my mom’s room and shut the door. She, being her sneaky little self, opened the door and went in and looked through one of the bags. She came out all excited about having surprise eggs. I told her she had no surprise eggs.  She had seen the plastic eggs and a few other things. She kept saying that she had surprise eggs with toys inside. Great, now what am I going to do? My mom suggested that I go up to Michael’s since there commercial said they had lots of different size eggs and many basket stuffers to choose from. I went, but they had sold out of alot of items. The only empty larger size eggs they had were 20 bucks, which was way worse then the 13. Oldest was with me, and she had said we should run into Target since it was right next door and see what they had. I am not a fan of Target, but was getting desperate. Off we went, and low and behold, we found a set of 3 empty eggs that are good size and perfect for one small toy in each.  Now she will think that the Easter Bunny did bring her what she wanted. Which could possibly be a bad thing. What will she want that bunny to bring next year? 🙂

 

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Today is the official last day of Spring Break for Oldest. I think she had a good week off, although it went rather fast. She had an essay due today and she had all month to do it, she waited until this week to finally sit down and write. She is the biggest procrastinator, when it comes to writing reports. But she can text all day long. Typical 12 year old, I guess.

Wednesday we took the day and drove about an hour and a half up north to go the Heritage Park and Zoological Sanctuary. First time we had been there and we have been in Arizona for 3 years. It was small but had some great animals. We seen an Eagle, a Black Bear, 2 foxes, a porcupine, a tiger, a brown bear that was asleep the first time we walked through, but woke up for lunch. They also have a Mexican Grey Wolf that is Endangered, whom they call Jake. That is what is great about this zoo, each animal had its own story on how it came to live here. Be it injured, abandoned, or a zoo closing. There was also petting zoo with some goats. Oldest went in first and then asked L if she wanted to pet the goats. I was really amazed that she said yes. And she did pet and brushed a white one that was an attention hog. They had Llamas but you weren’t allowed to pet them since they spit. We got some nice pictures to commemorate the day and it only took a couple of hours to walk through. The weather was perfect, only in the high 60’s up there, but when we got home it was a hot 86 degrees. Hubby and I were both worried that Little L was going to be a handful but she was very good. She followed us around and stayed with us the entire time. We were both happy because at the beginning of the week I was threatening to take the zoo trip away because she was a mess and a half for a couple of days. I think the outing did us all some good!

Today we have stayed at home and I did some Spring cleaning for the first day of Spring. Now I have the rest of the afternoon to do nothing, except chase a 2 year old around.

Happy first day of Spring and thanks for reading! 🙂

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Candy on the Floor

Posted: March 18, 2016 in blog, family, funny, kids, Uncategorized
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Today, while waiting on hubby in the auto parts store, Little L spied the candy machine. One had skittles and the other gum. I looked for a quarter in my purse, but didn’t have one. I told her this and the guy that was waiting on hubby slid a quarter across the counter. I said thanks and went to the candy machine. The skittles rolled out of the slot so fast that I dropped 4 of them. I told Oldest to pick them up, but before anyone could move, L had scooped 2 of them up and popped them into her mouth. Hubby and I just shook our heads and he told the guy behind the counter, that she would eat anything off the floor. He laughed and said, “Good thing I just swept over there.”

When it comes to candy, I don’t think it would have mattered! 😉

 

 

D is for…

Posted: March 15, 2016 in blog, funny, ramblings, Uncategorized
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I was so hungry driving back across town yesterday. I was coming up on to a stop light and out of the corner of my eye I seen a sign with a big D on it. My tummy rumbled at that exact time and all I could think of was mmm…donuts. When I got closer to the sign it read Dentist. What a let down! But I guess if you eat too many donuts you just may need that dentist. 😉