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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The funniest joke ever...

Macy: Hey mom! Hey mom! Wanna hear a joke?

Me: Yeah, uh okay. (a joke? since when does she tell jokes?)

Macy: A CHICKEN IN A FARM!

Me: (Stunned. Quizzical? THEN...Hysterically laughing, thus egging Macy on further.)

Macy: Hey! Wanna hear another one?

Me: ABSOLUTELY. (I'm literally rolling around laughing...)

Macy: A HORSE IN A HAT!

Me: Go tell daddy!

Macy proceeds to run in the kitchen to tell her daddy.
I hear silence.
Please laugh Steve, please.
Chuckles.
Oh, thank goodness.


Approx. 10 minutes later...my friend Sam calls on the phone as I am starting this post...
I'm still laughing.
I have Macy tell her the "jokes."
Silence.
Huh...ha?

She asks if she missed something.

No, not really.
Clearly, we need a little help in the "punchline" department.

*Editor's Note: Today is the first day I have felt the freedom to belly laugh without the fear of shooting vomit out my nose. We have all been sick since Friday with the stomach flu, hence my absence in the "blog-o-sphere." Her jokes were the perfect medicine. I feel so much better.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Great Pumpkin

Yesterday we traveled to Cobb Ranch to visit the Pumpkin Patch.
Lots of preschoolers.
Oodles of fun.







Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oh, the possibilities...


you see, it's my brother's birthday today.


My little brother.
My only brother.



The brother that came along when I was 7.
The brother who is now 22.

There are soooo many ways I could go about this post of course.
I could post all the things I've tucked away for black mail.
I could probably even engage him in a little sibling rivalry a la internet.
What I thought would really be fun is to create a profile for him on eHarmony.
But even I'm not that mean.

After all, it is his birthday.
And, I really do love him.

Even though he stuck a pencil in my back when he was 3.
Even though he swears I told on him for shooting me with a Nerf arrow after I told him I wouldn't.
Even though I had to watch mind-numbing hours worth of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Even though he wore horrendous sweat pants EVERY day to school until the 4th grade.
Even though he can tan and all I can do is burn.
Even though you laughed at me when I thought it was cool to say, "weak sauce."
Even though he took away my "only child status."

Actually, I love him the most for that.
He took away my "only child status" and for that, I will always be grateful.

He made me a sister.
He showed me what it means to be a sibling.
He loves me in a way, that only brothers do.
He argues, baits, defends, and "gets my goat."
He knows exactly what button is where, and he knows he knows it better than anyone else.
He also loves, defends, and has chivalry that I admire.
He massages away aches and pains.
And he cooks a mean sausage pasta.

Max, happy birthday bro.
I love you like crazy.
Even though you're weak sauce. ;)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

F.A.I.R.

It was that good.
Each letter needed its own punctuation mark.

and it all started with these delicious little devils...

DEEP FRIED OREOS.
Hello...can you say coronary?


Daddy and Mommy took Macy on a date to the
DOODLEBOPS.
Seriously.
We were rockin' out with them.
They said we were their favorite stop.
Don't be jealous.

Hi-Ho SILVER!
Every kid needs a pony ride.
Just ask the people at the
HAPPY DAY PONY RIDES.
Yes, it was a happy day.


Mostly, because I ate TWO of the beauties.
My absolute favorite.
Sprinkled with their special crack seasoning.
Yes, I licked my fingers.

Real pony, fake pony.
It doesn't matter.
She can ride like the wind!
Oma had great fun too!


Of course, we had to stop for these.
No fair would be complete without the photo booth pictures.
I love how I am ALWAYS stinkin' surprised by the first picture.
You'd think I would know by now.
I love that Zach is zonked in exactly the same pose in each one of these pics.


Still the same price. 25 cents after all these years.
It's the cheapest form of entertainment you can find at the fair these days.

Big Fresno Fair. T
his was my favorite year by far.
Thank you for not disappointing.

Totally forgot to take pictures of the following:
1. Jumbo Corn Dog
2. Funnel Cake
3. Ferris Wheel Ride
4. My second crack corn. (and i don't care)
Just so you know what concoctions resulted the need for a 3 hour nap.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Leave it to Macy

...to decide if we are having more children or not.  

She just now announced herself in the room by declaring, 
"Mommy. I don't want anymore brothers or sisters.  It's just too difficult."

Me: "Is your brother being difficult?"

Macy: "No mommy, it's just if you had another brother or sister, Zach would look next to him and say, 'Hey, who are you?'"

Me: "Oh, so you think you like our family just the way it is?"

Macy: "Yup. Just the way it is."

{Well Steve, you heard it.  I guess you better start setting up some appointments.}