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April 27, 2009

And We’re BACK!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kaela Green @ 10:22 am

We recently got back from our trip to Texas which was AWESOME!  It was so great to see family and friends again-and so hard to say goodbye again…  We drove by our old house and got to see Chris’ Daddy Tree.  Back peddle: When we had Ryan, I bought a tree for Chris to plant in our backyard.  It was kind of a symbol of how he would grow stronger, taller, bigger as a father.  Everyone now:  Ahhh!  Anyway, we couldn’t believe how tall it got!  Our little Daddy Tree has really sprouted!  I so wanted to get a picture, but Chris passed.  But definitely next time.  I’m sure the new owners of “our house” would understand.  That was something Chris and I decided that it would always be “ours.”  We built it and picked out all the little details.  We brought two of our sons home there.  We even put our hands in the cement…It was a great home for 5 wonderful years!

It was quite the trip.  On the way down we decided to take advantage of Sonic’s Happy Hour.  Half-price drinks from 2-4.  This is where I learned that you don’t let a three-yr-old have their own slushy in the back of a van on a very long road trip.  Well, maybe some, but not AJ…Here’s the story:

I’m talking on the phone, giving family an update.  I hear AJ say, “I paint.”  That’s all, “I paint.”  Sounds so innocent-right?  So wrong when you’re in a van with just a few hours left on a very long road trip.  Just a few hours left…we did so well without any major problems or spills!  I wonder what he could mean?  I look back and see the straw from his slushy painting on the interior window.  Fortunately there was nothing really there, but I begin to wonder…if that’s his straw, where is the slushy?  Then I wonder whether I really want to know or not.  As you’ve probably guessed it was in fact on the floor of the van.  Yep, a full grape slushy.  And that’s when I learned that baby wipes are very good for cleaning upholstery as well.  And so I still wonder…if it cleans carpet so well, do I really want it touching my baby’s rear?

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April 7, 2009

Volcano!

Filed under: AJ,Chris the hubby,Ryan — Kaela Green @ 1:53 pm
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Had I known it was so easy to make a volcano, I would have done it months ago!  The boys got a Volcano book for Christmas and in the back there are directions to make a volcano and this weekend I made good on my promise to make a volcano with my boys.  So here we are with the play by play…

Our ingredients:  baking soda, vinegar, food coloring and a bit of dish soap

Our ingredients: baking soda, vinegar, food coloring and a bit of dish soap

Ryan preparing for the explosion...although we did explain that it wouldn't be loud. :)

Ryan preparing for the explosion...although we did explain that it wouldn't be loud. 🙂

Here it comes!!!

Here it comes!!!

Ryan is beginning to believe us about the not being loud part.

Ryan is beginning to believe us about the not being loud part. AJ is just loving it!A volcano eruption!Let's do it again! Ryan pours...Aj pours......and we get another volcano!

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April 4, 2009

10 Things I Love About My Mom

Filed under: birthday,family — Kaela Green @ 1:40 pm
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My mom10.  She’s got a great sense of humor-and that’s why she won’t mind which picture I chose. 🙂

9.  I love her green eyes.

8.  She’s changed her lifestyle and maintained her healthy weight for eight years!

7.  I love that she visits so often and came when I really needed her.  Thanks, Mom.

6.  She’s such a good grandmother to my boys!

5.  I love that she understands that we’re suppose to get better with age and I’ve seen real change in her.

4.  She’s had some rough moments in the past several years and I admire how she’s handled it.

3.  I’m thankful that she’s advocates for me and my family.

2.  She’s always there for me when I need to cry or just to have someone listen.

1.  I love that we’ve made it to this place where I can say that my mom is one of my best friends.  I love my mom and am blessed to have her. 

Happy (belated) Birthday, Mom.  Thanks for being so goofy during a time when I really needed a good laugh.  I love you and cherish your friendship. 

Love,

me

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