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Monday, August 27, 2007

3 Things

1. Aaron had his first day of school today!!! YAY! He was so excited! He is such a stud. I am so glad he gets to finally be in all day school! Here's my new 1st grader!



Here's Charity. Ya, she cried like this the ENTIRE time (from the car, to the classroom, back to the car). I could not get her to stop. People stared, I felt like a Super Mom. But, I HAD to go in and talk to his teacher, and get things to my PTA girlfriends. Notice she is still wearing what she wore yesterday? I am SOOO awesome - but that was a DIFFERENT emotional breakdown. At least my boys were in clean clothes.





2. The blinds on our back door were suffering a slow painful death at the hands of our 3 children. So, Joe and I went to the store and decided to get those cool enclosed blinds. Unfortunately, the curse of the failed home improvement projects is upon us; tried as we might, our door was just not going to give in and allow a simple install. SO, we went to the store and returned the enclosed blinds. We decided to go with an entirely NEW back door with the blinds already INSIDE the glass. I went so far as to take the door off, and take it to the store so they could measure it EXACTLY and there was no miscommunication as far as measurements go.... WELL... the door came in. It looked just right, except we needed to buy ROUNDED hinges. No biggy. With only 1 extra trip to the store, we got the door hung. It looks great!!!! Time to shut it. AGGGHHHHHH the threshold is a fraction too high (or the sweep is too big). So, we try to screw it down and poof.... the threshold is rotten and falls apart. Joe is now gone till thurs, and this is what i get to look at till i can motivate him to pick up his tools again... Another trip to the store...Positive: the blinds are in the glass, and my kids cant break them (yet?) Negative: It is SOOOO hot and gross so just imagine all the bugs and heat that will come in through my back door now :(



3. Fantasy football draft #1 done... i am having panic attacks. i had to go to church and play piano for choir, so i missed the LIVE draft for the VERY COMPETITIVE league joe and his brothers do. i gave him my draft sheet, with rankings, and even what rounds i wanted to take what in... HOWEVER, joe decided he knew what was best. he passed up carson palmer and gave me drew brees. (joe conveniently picked up palmer for HIS team). then, rather than ANYONE higher ranked (i.e. gore, westbrook were still available), i got reggie bush... not too bad, but SERIOUSLY?? well, thanks for doing my draft for me (he says i will be eating my words when i kick everyones trash) but i am doubting it. i just dont think that strategy will work for me? at least i have another league i am involved with. joe, i love you and i appreciate you caring enough about me to get those players; however, with my fantasy football luck, they will all get injured, and i am SOL when the saints have a bad game... Essentially, i feel like i am playing a settlers game where the "unbiased banker" placed my initial settlements!!! sigh.






13 comments:

Valerie said...

Yeah for "Uncle Aaron!" Sorry, it just makes me laugh every time Parker calls him that. I bet you are thrilled about all day school.

Sorry about your door. Do you want Bob and I to come and help you with it?

The Farnsworth Family said...

Aaron looks so handsome and grown up! I hope you enjoy all day school today. I am still not quite sure about it...Anyway I kind of have to laugh at sweet Charity. I am so sorry she has been having a hard couple of days. Good news is it is probably just a phase and within a week she will be back to her sweet self! As for fantasy football I wish I understood any of what you just wrote all it heard was "blah blah blah blah blah blah". You will have to help me be not such a loser in the area :) Thanks for the good work out today.

The Rogers said...

ahhh, at least i'm not the only one who has things go wrong! Twinkies help.

Jennifer said...

What a milestone. First Grade! I can't believe you have a child old enough for 1st grade. Where has the time gone. and btw....we rocked the slopes back in our day...you know, just a little rusty now with the kiddos ;) p.s. i love your home improvement stories. they are the best.

Richelle said...

Aaron is such a Joe Jr! I wonder who Charity takes after? FYI I did finally update my blog. Filling it with all kinds of crazy quilting stuff - be sure to run on over and read up!

Amy said...

wow first grade....nice looking kid! The door thing sucks...does that mean you are open all night? scary! and I so don't get the football thing..but it must be like when so you think you can dance starts and I get all thrilled about that season:) I am off to bed my baby starts all day kindergarten tomorrow:)

Natalie Hall said...

Emily you and your sisters crack me up! You are the best at what you post. Your little first grader is so cute. Is that not the greatest age. And ditto to what your sis said. Charity will grow out of it. Oh and about your door, that is such a pain. When things go wrong around the house I go crazy. Good luck, have a great rest of the week.

CDHowey said...

Ha Ha Hs Ha HA HA HA.....
I am dying... Other than Aaron being cute and I cant believe he is in 1st Grade.... Charity... Isnt she getting a little old to throw fits like that... I bet you got looks from EVERYONE... and I bet you totally handled yourslef and didnt do anything to, umm give her something to cry about....

The Football thing.. Have fun with that.. I am with Phanelb... It is all blah blah blah to me... Until you get to the UNBIAS Banker... Then I totally crack up... because I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!!! Hummm.. Joe and Emily being so competitive... It is kinda funny...

LOVE YA

Meredith said...

that is so funny about Charity..was it because Aaron was going to school? Or cause she is a girl :)?
The door thing sucks...that is why we hire people! ha!

Kristy said...

Emily, you are way funny. Sorry about the door and the home improvement project curse. Good luck with the football thing, too ...

The Driggs said...

Congrats on Aaron starting first grade! (And I love that picture of Sweet Charity!) Okay, so the door situation is not fun at all. Way to have a hubby who can fix stuff! Just two more days and he'll be home and all will be well in Zion!

Birchall Family said...

I love your stories you are the best. Aaron sure looks cute and so ready for school. My kids can't ever wear the same thing twice, it is usually covered in dirt by the end of the day, but as for me, I have been known to wear the same thing many a days in a row..pretty nasty!

Leisha said...

i love that you took a picture of charity crying in the hall.... that is something i would do.