Friday, October 10, 2008

contest secret. final thoughts.

Give me a F-R-I-D-A-Y! What's it spell?

Ahh! I daknow. F-R-what? Can you spell it again?

That's usually the way it is around our house. Whenever I try to secretize--oh, I like that word--something for Mr. Marvelous while in front of the children, I spell it out. But 99% of the time he ends up saying it outloud himself or not getting it and having me respell, then respell it again thus leading me to just saying it outloud.

But it's Friday, ya'll! And we had a great week.

Some final thoughts for Friday are as follows:

We went to a fabulous fun filled Apple Orchard today. Near the end of our visit, I seated the children down with some apples. It appears as though the apples had a little kick to them, so the little girls thought. And if I hadn't reserved this afternoon for scrubbing the double stroller for our excursion tomorrow, we'd head right back there for more afternoon fun.

Tomorrow, we're all traveling 2 hours to the much missed and loved big city that we moved from just 2 years ago next month. Mr. Marvelous' cousin is getting married and we'll all be attending the wedding and reception after.

The children and I have been going over how to act when seated for an hour in a pew. They understand there will be no background noise to drown out their squeals, pleads, and disputes. They've all accepted the idea of sitting still instead of crawling under the seated guests around us. The little girls are well aware that they are expected to leave their black patent leather shoes and their bows alone the entire day. And they all seem to be in agreement that they'll help make this a fun and memorable day for us. I sure hope they help make this a fun and memorable day for us.


And then, I'm excited to announce that I'm kicking off next week with 4under3's very first contest on Monday. That's right. With prizes, and pictures, and fun...oh my!

I figured: that's the 13th, which is the day before the 14th, which is my dad's birthday, which he'll probably not be celebrating because, well, it's harvest time, and a combine is a farmer's best friend during harvest. So, I'm sure my mom will surprise him by taking out a treat, or something, then ride a few rounds with with him, and then he'll be back at it. I'm just sayin.

What was I sayin?

I digress.


And before I sign off, please someone tell me how much you love puffy vests! Because, as I was getting dressed this morning, I reached for my hot pink vest to put on over my short sleeved Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll shirt that was over my long sleeved black shirt, and it got me thinking. In the last 5 days, I have wore a vest every day. And I know I'd be wearing one tomorrow if vests were considered wedding attire. There's the burnt orange, the black, and today's hot pink. For me, vests in the fall are like flip flops in the summer.

You think there's a support group out there for conditions like these?

Now, remember...

Wedding tomorrow. Pray for us.

Kickoff Contest. M-o-n-d-a-y.

And, that's all I got folks. (Ok, I got way more, but I'll save it.)


Lori said...

Your post made me laugh! Have a great time at the wedding! We were all IN my sisters wedding last Feb, my then 3 year old, who we coaxed into a tux, was willing to behave if snacks were problem, right? our rush to get everyone upstairs in one presentable piece, forgot said snacks in purse in basement of church! Ugh! long ceremony!

Can't wait for the contest!

Oh, and we can't spell much anymore...with a first grader who's good at phonics around! Although, I have even caught myself spelling things out over the phone to hubs...and the kids were not even around! Duh, or make that D-u-h!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Lisa H said...

Wedding--have fun! I'm sure it will be great, nobody will act totally perfect and that's the way it should be! :)

Contest--bummer! I'm going to be out of town next week so I probably can't participate. Of course, my husband will have his laptop along....

Vests--LOVE THEM! I don't wear them every day like you do, but I do love them!

Have a great weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be back here on Monday! Or is it M-O-N-D-A-Y?

And yes, vests are the best!


Melissa said...

Have a great time at the wedding! You got me thinking, I love vests, and I don't own even one! I guess a trip to the mall is in order!

l e a h said...

Vest days this week:
2 so far

I have a real life pic--that I was going to put on my blog--of one of my vests hanging in the laundry closet. I am wearing a brown one today. It has 'fall' written all over it.

Can't wait for your contest, Tiff!

Have a nice wedding weekend.

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Love the vests. My favorite is in brown and I actually just posted a picture of myself with it on. I'm with you on loving these vests. I just need to find more that I love.
I'll be back for the contest. I have a little one on my blog if you want to come over and take a guess.
Was thinking of you the other day. My girlfriends little girl got carsick and threw up after riding in the back of the car. Her mom said she has always got car sick and has hated riding in her car seat. Even since she was a baby and would scream just getting in it. Now she thinks it's because she would feel motion sickness and being little couldn't tell her mom. Now she knows. Maybe your little one feels car sick or something. Just a thought. Have a great wedding. Later. :)

gina said...

Vests are okay in my book adn those pictures are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

We need to go apple picking...

Good Luck at that wedding- at least your kiddos are cute- that should help divert attention from their actual B-E-H-A-V-I-O-R. Have fun!

Lisa said...

Okay, I love puffy vests. Where I live it hasn't been cold enough to wear one yet. I buy them for my boys and can't wait until they can wear them (maybe December).

The wedding: Bless your heart.

Good luck. Really.

I love the pictures of your kids - you are so lucky! (except during the wedding, of course.)