Monday, January 19, 2009

Recent conversations

Life hasn't been too exciting since the holidays so I thought I'd post some random conversations that have happened recently. The first conversation involved Regan and her Barbies: The picture below is Regan's favorite Barbie doll. Her name is "Aunt Heather". My sister Heather should be complimented because she really IS beautiful! :) So, Regan was playing Barbies with her favorite doll and I was eavesdropping on her playtime (is that bad?) Her dolls were talking about "Aunt Heather's" new yellow car. She said, "You can do whatever you want in a yellow car...the police don't even run you over!" (FYI-Chad better trade in his truck for a yellow car because they "run him over" WAY too much!!)
The next conversation involves Carli and her new haircut. I cut her hair and the following day she got the stomach flu. She was in the bathroom (not pleasant) and she started crying. I rushed in to see if I could help and she was looking in the mirror. I asked her if she was alright and her response was,"My hair looks terrible!" What a girl...that should be the LEAST of her worries! :)


AFTER: Last, but not least, is a conversation with Mollie. If you haven't figured it out, Mollie is a real character! We are always laughing at what she comes up with. This conversation was no different: She was laying with Layla (our 9 1/2 yr old lab), looking into her eyes and really talking to her. I said, "Mollie, what are you doing?" She said, "Mom, Layla can talk." "Really!?" was my response. "What does she say?" She looked at me very seriously and said, "She says: eerrrrr and ahrrr" (FYI-Layla does not bark, never has) "What does that mean?" I asked. "I don't know." Thanks for that insight Mollie... :

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's Party Time!

We had such a great holiday season! There were parties and get togethers everywhere we turned...Chad and I both gained 5 lbs. and we are grateful the season is over! :) We had the Dares (Sam/Jill/Aubrey,Wes/Amanda,Gma/pa) come visit our place for Christmas and then we went to AZ to visit the Whitings/Brownlows. While there, we had a ton of parties: Chad threw a surprise party for my 30th birthday (crazy, the police even showed up!), New Years Eve with Gpa Whitings usual fireworks (the police SHOULD have shown up!), and a party/dinner for our 10 year anniversary! We had such a fun time (even with the added weight) We are now looking forward to Chad's birthday next week. You know what THAT means...another party! I'm kinda out of ideas though...anyone got any good ones? Wii? Go Karts? Burn the Christmas tree? Make-out? Just kidding (although I KNOW he'll be up for that one!)

Friday, January 2, 2009

"Polar Bear Club"

The Whiting family has a lot of pretty fun traditions and this year we added a new one: the 1st annual Whiting Family Polar Bear Club! Since we are in AZ, there's no snow, and EVERYBODY has a swimming pool, it is the ideal location for this type of event. Before we all jumped in the temperature was 52 degrees. It was SO COLD!! Even Carli and Regan did it! We are having T-shirts made for those of us who participated...I'll do anything for a shirt! :)