Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Busy, busy, busy

Just because I haven't been blogging doesn't mean we haven't been doing anything interesting. We've been busy since Dan's last day of school. Jake's been busy playing with hot wheels and learning that though sharing doesn't seem very fun, it really is the right thing to do. Ty's been busy attempting to get more bruises on his head before the other ones have a chance to heal. Dan's been busy on ESPN.com salivating over the upcoming NBA draft, and thoughtfully doing dishes and playing Mr. Mom when he notices that I'm about to kill the kids. I've been busy working more and busy running the dryer with a pen in my scrubs pocket and busy cleaning out the resulting ink stains in the dryer and busy figuring out how to get ink out of half our clothes that ran through the dryer with said pen.

As I said, busy, busy, busy. But busy doesn't mean that we're not having any fun. We (the kids and I) have loved having Dan home for the summer. A few nights ago, Dan and Jake bought a tent and set it up in the backyard and camped out. I could hear Jake from inside..."What's that noise, Dad? It was car, I fink, no maybe a truck. What kind of truck? Probwee a Chevy. Is it a Chevy Dad, or a Ford? Maybe a Toyota? I think it was a Nissan. Yep, a Nissan. Like Poppy's..." and on and on. They didn't fall asleep for quite some time, but they made it until 6:30am.

Today we went out to lunch at Marie Callendar's because I had a birthday coupon that expires on Saturday. The coupon was for $5 off my entree and a free piece of pie for everyone who ordered. That included Jake, so we decided to let him get a piece of french apple. Um, have you seen the size of those pieces of pie? Seriously like 1/4 of a pie. Jake at the WHOLE thing in like 2 minutes flat. He kept thinking we were going to take it away from him, so he was inhaling it. By the time he was finished he had goo dripping off his face and crust up his nose. We were getting stares from the people across the aisle. They may have disapproved, but Jake is nominating us for Parents' of the Year.

Thanks Marie, for taking our minds off of our ruined clothes, dirty dishes, bruises, and sharing issues. Now if we can just get Jake to go to sleep tonight after all that sugar...

5 comments:

Robin said...

I just wanted to say that I love the book you and your sister wrote with your dad, "The Ishbane Conspiracy." I stumbled upon it in our public library and have recommended it to everyone who will listen. The message is so important. I'm also reading everything else I can find that you dad has written.

Happy Birthday!

Robin

brandy said...

hi ang! i love the update, sounds like my life too. busy and busy and more busy. is it always that way in this season of life?? hope to see you soon!

Oliver said...

Hey Angie - we've never met, but I read your blog all the time! I'm Dan's cousin, Joy. My mom, Mary Lou, is John's sister. Anyways, I really enjoy your blog - your descriptions are hilarious, and your boys are so cute! I wanted to tell you that I once put a load (of our good clothes) through the washer and dryer with a green ink pen, and then freaked out once I had realized what had happened. (surely it was my husband's fault somehow?!?!) In desperation, I soaked all the green spots on our dried clothes with Amway liquid stain remover (I think it's called PreWash). It took everything out. My parents did Amway before I was born, and we have hung onto using a few of the products over the years - the laundry supplies being some of them. So if you know of anyone who has any, it might be worth it! Unless of course you have already found something else to take it all out...
Good luck! Hopefully we'll get to meet someday!
~Joy

Randy Alcorn said...

Ang, this is such a great post, with the wired Jake, and I loved the previous one with Ty's pics. We so enjoyed being with you and Dan and Karina and her Dan last night at Claim Jumpers. I'm still working on my chicken pot pie for lunch. And maybe for tomorrow's lunch. I love your blog, so witty and well written. We're adding a link to it. Looking forward to having Jake and Ty this weekend. Love you.

Dad

Marla said...

Cute post! Love Jake's noise/car/truck monologue!