May 2009

Saturday Night Fever

My sweet sister, Kris, offered to babysit so Josh and I could go out Saturday night. Buuuut Josh was still catching up on his work and feeling FEVERISH so we stayed at home.  Kris came over and hung out still which is always fun.  So we sat downstairs, Josh working with his laptop, Kris composing music with hers and I edited pictures with mine.  Sounds pretty boring, right?  Well things are NEVER boring when you have Josh AND Kris in the same room.   “Dirty Dancing” was on TV and since Kris and I had never seen the whole thing (if you can believe that, only snippets here and there), we decided to give it a whirl.  And since none of us were really paying attention, I don’t know if that time counted as SEEING the WHOLE thing.  ANYHOO, the part we did watch was the closing dance.  Kris and I were laughing at how weird it was.  We HAD to try it!

Let’s Go tooo the Moooviieees, Let’s Go Seeee the Staaaars!

Josh was horribly sick most of last week, probably with the Pig Virus, who knows. Since he was in bed day and night, he had lots of work to do yesterday, trying to catch up. So what could I do on a rainy Saturday with two little kids who were tired of being in the house WITH ME…and vice versa….????? There were lots of things I thought of but I didn’t want to do them without Josh. My first idea was to take Ashton and Emmy to a movie. I quickly dismissed it because 1) I would be all by myself with two tiny kids at the theater and 2) neither of my kids have ever been to the movies….EVER. (We used to take Ashton when he was a newborn and could sleep through the whole experience). Finally, with the drizzly, depressing morning wearing down on me, I figured “What the heck! If they only sit for ten minutes and then have to leave, at least we’ll be out of this house doing SOMETHING!” So off we went.

We pulled up to the theater and not even kidding, there were two other cars in the parking lot! I was trying to figure the odds of those movie-goers attending “Monsters vs. Aliens” and since they weren’t mini-vans, I was feeling pretty excited about the whole outing.

Got the popcorn…..


And the booster seats to keep the chairs from folding like huge fish gulping up my kids…


We waited a few minutes for the movie to start and CHA-CHING!  We had the whole theater to ourselves!  PERFECT!!!  Now I could relax and not worry about my kids ruining the movie for everyone.  I must say that I seriously underestimated my little sweeties.  They sat and loved that movie for almost an hour, just eating popcorn and laughing.


They did get a little restless and sat in the aisle for a minute…


I took them out to play in the lobby for a while, thinking that we were done.  Surprisingly, after a fifteen minute break, they wanted to go back and watch the movie, where they sat quietly for the last fifteen minutes.  I was so proud of them!  What a fun morning!

“I want to be a Dentooost” – Hermie the Elf

Ashton went to the dentist for the first time a few weeks ago.  (I don’t know, am I a bad mom for waiting until he was 3 1/2????)  I didn’t want him to be scared so I practiced with him at home, having him lay on the bed while he opened his mouth all big as I looked all around in there.  When it was time for the real thing, he was PERFECT at it!  He was completely calm and had his mouth open for inspection the WHOLE time (except for this picture below).  It was very cute.  (Those are not Ashton’s heart sunglasses.  They let him wear them so he could watch TV while the bright light was pointed at his mouth.)


He did such a great job and didn’t have any cavities!!!!


So what do you get if you’re good at the dentist and don’t have any cavities???  A treat, of course!  Sugar sugar SUGAR! Emmy reaped the benefits of Ashton’s excellent dental hygiene.


If any of you are trying to find a good dentist, if you can’t drive to Crested Butte, CO for the services of Dr. Shawn Harvey, then you should definitely go to Aspen Family Dental in Payson.  The office is very nice with a play room for the kids, massage chairs, flat screens, SPACE-AGED technology and most importantly, friendly, knowledgeable, happy staff.