Monday, July 14, 2014

My carpenter.

Every summer the trailer park puts us to work doing something sometimes it is as little as "clean up under your carport" but last year it was "paint your trailer or else!"  This year it was "your porch is in disrepair and not up to code. Fix the stairs and add a railing."  We had 60 days to comply - so until the end of January. Couldnt do it in June because we had to get DQ registered for soccer and the car wanted new brakes and calipers.  So this weekend Mr. Man spend his day off building me beautiful new stairs.  I have issues with partical and pressed "wood". He used real lumber for me.  He figured out how to build it and did everything on his own. 
Gorgeous!  I love love love my new stairs. 

Today before he went to work for the closing shift he built two hand rails. Again, he did gorgeous work. These stairs are wonderfully solid. Now I get to help sand and refinish them and the rest of the porch. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today was Mr. Man's day off. He tried to get our cable box set up without success. Yep we've got cable now because for five dollars more than we had been paying for internet, we could get faster internet bundled with cable. Looking forward to watching current Duggar episodes and Pioneer Woman!  

That meant we dont really have tv until Comcast can come out to see why the cable isnt connecting. The girls this did not get to use the tv today. Instead they played outside until they were sweaty, then came in and played store and they played school and then I let them do some computer games so I could nap. 

I worked on laundry today

And tried to get started on cutting out some kindergarten clothes for Mischief. It didnt get any farther than this

We had a brief Family Home evening and then the girls were put to bed, but had a hard time going to sleep and I wasn't patient or rational about it, just angry. Had to apologize to them for my behavior as it wasnt very kind and loving. Then I sat outside and listened to the summer storm. When I came back in they were thankfully asleep

Mr. Man also fixed their bathroom sink which wasnt draining. Now he just needs to figure out why the dishwasherisn't  working....

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today DQ took a dive while roller skating, scuffing up the inside of one elbow, the back of her hand on her other arm, and her chin as well.  She was pretty content to not be outside again after that.  The girls then spent the day watching TV, playing Lalaloopsy, starting a new play, and DQ decided to try and make a shadow puppet box.
Sunshine was not happy to share the Lalaloopsy dolls.
They also did a good job cleaning up the playroom before Daddy got home from work.

I need to find the camera battery charger as I am taking my family's pictures in a week.  I need to borrow a tripod and get a remote for my camera as well.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Impromptu visit

We decided to go down to Mr. Man's sister's house yesterday so we could go to The Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti on closing night. I've wanted to see it again for a long time, as I was fairly young when my own family went to it. We had a lovely day. We had a little hike and picnic by the Keebler's house in the Manti- La Sal National Forest. 
It had quite the view. Sunshine and Mischief were not impressed with the number of bugs in the forest. Especially the 1/2 inch big ants. Sunshine dealt with them better after I remembered my Aunt's advice and we started naming them after the bugs in the movie A Bug's Life. 

Then we walked around Main Street and visited the quilt show(very nice) and the craft fair (very disappointing) and Aunt Audrey treated is to Candies on Main St. 

After dinner at the house Mr. Man, Drama Queen and I headed over to the temple to wait for the pageant. We didnot make it through the whole thing as both DQ and Mr. Man were falling asleep, and the hecklers at Samuel on the wall sounded a bit too much like the pillaging part of The Pirates of the Caribbean ride. It was sadly cheesy and though DQ didnt complain once nor has said it any other time, I did over hear her telling Mischief the pagaent was boring.  It wasnt exactly boring but it wasnt as great as I recall it being either. Still DQ greatly enjoyed having a date with mom and dad and wants to scrapbook about it. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Photos by Mischief

We call Mr. Man's old iphone "the game phone" and it's primarily for the kids amusement.  Yesterday Mischief discovered the camera and video camera feature had has been utterly delighted.  So here are a "few" of the pictures she took...
























Saturday, June 7, 2014

Neighborhood BBQ

Every summer there's a free barbecue at the junior high for the neighborhood...in lds jargon it's a stake boundry thing, but it's not a church thing.  The Mayor comes and says a few words, you eat free hotdogs and watermelon and the fire department hooks the truck up to a hydrant and sprays for about ten minutes. And oh if you have large stuff that needs clearing the city sets up dumpsters at the school to be filled for the 'neighborhood clean up'. 

Sunshine stayed in the sand until the spray stopped then headed over to play in the puddles left. 
And it is highly possible that I dragged my oldest daughter directly into the spray  to get soaked so that she'd stop skirting the edges. Once wet she had no hesitation, and Mischief followed. They had a delightful time.