Hanging Around, aka Oh, Dear, We Are in Trouble

The other day we discovered the twins can climb over our old fence gate. Luckily that one is going to be removed once the new fence is completed, but for now if they climb over they can escape from the yard completely. It’s actually quite impressive watching them climb over. Noah’s shorts got caught on the top of the gate and he was just so happy hanging up there until we got him down. Needless to say those two are being watched very closely when they are in the backyard now.

I Must Work for a Daycare

The other day as we left SamsClub an older woman looked at my overflowing cart and said I must work for a daycare. I told her no, I just have a lot of kids. She seemed very confused by what I was saying and walked away mumbling about how I was wrong, it must be for a daycare. Wonder what she would’ve thought if it was a monthly shopping trip with three carts and six kids with us!

Joel Meets Cool Whip

Twelve years ago Adrian played in Cool Whip and then he did it again eight years ago.

The other day I finally got around to letting Joel play with Cool Whip. At first Joel wouldn’t touch it with his hands.

Eventually he was willing to touch it with his hands just enough to put little bites in his mouth.

Eventually he discovered he could smear the Cool Whip on his hands onto the table and that was very fun.

He didn’t love the mess he was making, though, so he went and got a spoon. Eating the Cool Whip was much more fun than playing in it.

But then he got over it and smeared the Cool Whip all over himself, the table, and floor.

August Owlcrate

We got our August Owlcrate box a few weeks ago. It’s always fun to open those boxes and discover what they put in that month.

There was a tapestry (Ani took it home), an origami kit (Ani took that home, too), banana bread flavored tea (Ani took it home as well), and another Lord of the Rings bowl (it’s up on my shelf now).

I thought the luggage pin with the purples was my favorite, but this month’s light blue and beige is so incredibly pretty. There was also a zipper pull so of course the zipper pull and luggage pin have been added to my backpack.

The book this month is The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones. It sounds pretty good and the reversible dust jacket is so nice to look at. I’m looking forward to reading this one.

The Ceiling Fell Down

The other day Jamie went upstairs and noticed a big bubble in the ceiling. He popped it and lots of water poured out. We had been having issues with one of our air conditioning units leaking water so he immediately called the HVAC people for them to come find the problem.

Between the time they figured out the problem (a hole in the internal drip pan) and they came to fix it we were woken up at 4am by what sounded like someone falling down the stairs (followed by no sound which, as a parent, is a terrifying thing to experience).

A large section of the ceiling and insulation had fallen down due to the water leak. We cleaned up as much as we could at 4am and went back to bed. We figured the kids would be kind of freaked out by it when they saw it in the morning, but no. They were all like oh, that’s weird, and that’s it!

The drip pan has been replaced and the ceiling is partially done being fixed. They figure the hole in the drip pan was either a manufacturer’s defect or damage from a forklift in the factory. Luckily it was still under warranty so we didn’t have to pay for the part, just the labor.