Monday, October 27, 2008


I know people have real problems, but I am so bummed about George's birthday. He turns 7 on the 1st of November. Anyone that knows George, knows that he should have been born on Halloween, because he LOVES it. Every year on his birthday, he gets to miss school, and we go to a great Halloween store for their 50% off sale. It works out great, because I don't even have to do birthday shopping. He goes in a picks out whatever he wants, and I buy it for him....1/2 off! We usually go to McDonalds after and get him lunch. It is a dream come true for George, plus, I love it too. We had it all planned out this year. His birthday falls on a Saturday, so he wasn't going to miss school....but we were planning on getting there first thing. James and Curtis's games aren't until later that day, so it was perfect. I just got an email from the Halloween store announcing that their sale would be on the 2nd this year! I am so upset!!! The devil in me wants to still go, but I know it's not the right thing to do blah, blah blah! I also decided George wouldn't have a "friend" birthday party this year, because he has been a bit of a pistol lately. I figured the tradition would be just enough. Now what do I do??? I actually sent the store an email asking why it isn't on the first, and how disappointed my almost 7 year old was. This is something he....ok we, love to do, and I am so sad my Halloween decor will not be increasing this year. So, that is my sad story. Here are some pics of my Halloween boy....

I really do love this kid!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Found It!

I found my camera! So, here are the only two pictures I got at the beach the other week.....

I don't have anything major to write about. I do have some pictures though. I don't know about you, but Sundays are super.....SUPER FIGHTING days at our house. Tantrums are plenty. If we don't go to church, it increases that much more. Anyways, here is a picture of Charlie coming home from church the other week.....

Charlie is the world's loudest, tantrum, fake cryer EVER! I couldn't help but to take this next picture as we were dealing with Charlie.......

If we don't add the laughter in with the "K" oss, we wouldn't make it through the craziness!

KC is a typical, nutty boy, and he is so full of happiness! You can see the joy on his face. He knows how to have a good time, and gets right in the middle of everything. Life IS crazy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This post is about absolutely nothing. I just haven't written for what seems like forever (a whole week). Last Thursday the kids had school off, so we took advantage of the weather and headed out to the beach. The weather was great, good friends (they actually tolerate my kids), the only difference was the water was a bit colder. I took my camera, but only got this picture of KC.... which I just now realized isn't on my computer yet, and I can't find the connectors for the computer to download it....oh well. Anyways, it was fun to get to the beach in October! The weekend was spent at the football fields, of course. Both of our teams lost....bummer.
So, nothing super exciting......which is actually nice. I enjoy it when nothing major happens, because when it does it usually isn't anything good. I did get a stomach bug, felt skinnier for about a day, and then I ate I feel a lot fatter. I am trying to not eat as much junk food, but the more I concentrate on it, the more I want it. Probably not the best idea right before Halloween. So, I might as well just work out. I did the most killer one legged squats in class yesterday, and I am so sore. Pam, I know you said your legs were tired right after the class, I really hope you aren't feeling the same way I do right now. I am just about to take off for the gym for bootcamp, and I am very afraid. I might cry from the pain.....I am just telling myself it is good to work the sore muscles....which is not true, you should really wait an extra day....oh well. I just wish my butt and legs looked how they feel : )

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I'm a little behind on all of the trends, but now that I am done with studying, I thought I would read a book. Does anyone have the first book of the Twilight Series that I might be able to borrow? I am too lazy, and too cheap to go buy one. So, if anyone is willing to help me, I'd appreciate it.....I could always bake something in return....hey, I could even give you a training session: )

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly

One of my favorite things in the entire world is music. It makes me happy, it just makes things better. I enjoy almost any type of music. The other day at the gym, a girl named Laurie that takes some of my classes ran up to me and offered me tickets to the Neil Diamond concert. I was ecsatatic. She knows I really enjoy music, but wasn't sure if I would be into Neil Diamond. When I was a senior in high school (16 years ago) my best friend Ginger and I went to a Neil Diamond concert. I thought he was ancient at the time. Turns out he was only 51. Even then, I would have married him! He was fantastic then, and he was fantastic last night. Scott and I were definitely the youngest, and I am sad to admit that the way I danced to the music made me feel like I was dancing like a Mom! The music was great. Our seats were pretty close, we had a side view. We had a fantastic view of the band.....I loved it. I am extremely envious of those that get to perform for a living. This band has been together for the last 30 years.....and they are so talented. The concert was so fun. As I was sitting there, I almost got teary eyed, because if I could go to concert after concert I would be in heaven. It is something I really, really LOVE!!! So, the concert was great, but I am afraid it was not a perfect evening! Scott was afraid we would be sitting in hours and hours of traffic, because it was raining, there was a Dodger game, a USC game, and a UCLA game we would be dealing with. Scott had the idea to drive down to Hollywood and take the subway to the Staple center. Now, if you know me, you know I absolutely HATE to be cold, and I can not stand nasty odors. Scott tells me all of the time that I live in a bubble here in Simi, which by the way, is not so bad. I like my bubble. So, I am not exposed to too much.....which I prefer! Anyways, we get on the wasn't so bad at first, but as we continued on downtown, the people got scarier and scarier. I did not enjoy it. Some of the people smelled, and that is where I draw the line! My grumpiness disappeared once I got to our great seats and some food...of course! Neil performed for over two hours, and I was laughing at the fact that all of the senior citizens can party way harder than me......I was exhausted. Now, the last thing I wanted to do was get back on the subway. I was hoping to find someone I knew to give us a ride, or find a cab....but I didn't have a choice. I immediately got ticked off as we had to wait for the train for 10 minutes and there was a homeless guy literally laying on top of the trash can. It got even better when we were all too close for comfort and someone passed gas. I was about to vomit. Then, we get on, and it was jammed pack. I don't enjoy standing next to people that smell...whether it is bo or alcohol...I don't love it. It was so disturbing being less than 2 feet away from a couple that was less than attractive totally making out....I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I am pretty sure there was a gang member or two close by, I know for sure there were a few lesbians (which were harmless, but still interesting), drunks, and some mentally insane. I kept thinking, if I die like this, I am going to be so ticked. On top of everything else, I had to stand, because it was so full, AND someone kept was horrible! I was not a happy camper. I think of myself as a pretty tolerable person, but after my experience, I realized I am a bit of a snob! Not my cup of tea! Anyways, the concert was fantastic....the travel to and from, not so much.....oh well, you live and you learn. The experience did make me grateful for what I have, and appreciate my bubble!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Good Week

Last Saturday was a fantastic day for James and Curtis. James's football team had lost their last 2 games, and finally got their first victory. James got his first and second touchdown! He is so funny when he gets all pumped up and celebrates. He looks a little bit like he is having convulsions, but I keep that on the down-low, because he gets irritated with me. Luckily, he is a total babe in his uniform.Curtis's team also took home a victory, and Curtis ran a 55 yard rush for a touchdown! His smile was ginormous.
Two good wins for two good kids. KC has a thing for cones. At the beach he takes them from the lifeguards, and at the football game he removes them from the sidelines....he is such a treasure!!! Luckily, this kept KC busy for a little bit during the 4 hours of football games we had back to back.....

Right after the games, we got ready to take one more "summer" trip with the boat. Our friends were brave enough to invite us to go camping with them. We took our boats and had such a fun time. I am happy to be starting the month of October with a tan, but sad to know it won't last too long. I am not much of a camper, but we stayed in our friend's trailer, and it was really nice. Maybe some day we can afford to get one, because the kids were in heaven. We had three families out there, consisting of 13 kids.....11 boys, 2 girls. It was a really great family get away.

The kids provided some entertainment
KC's friend, Dave. Dave was VERY patient with KC

Cute Kids

KC and the ladies

KC's first attempt at waterskiing....he didn't quite get summer for sure!

Shane had the party boat for kids 11 and under...

The kids missed one day of school, and had the next day off because of the Jewish holiday. They were happy about a 3 day school week. Despite the short week, I still managed to screw up. The day we returned, George had a field trip and almost did not get to go, since his brain dead Mom sent him to school without a permission slip. Luckily, it all worked out.

Today when I picked George up from school, he told me that a girl told him that she liked his blonde hair. I told him to get use to it. He didn't understand why, but I have a feeling he will be getting a lot of attention from the ladies!

About Me

My photo it goes. I am a mother of 5 crazy boys....ages 10 months to 11 years. I have been married for twelve and a half years to an even crazier boy!!! I am not sure how he has put up with me for so long, and then I remember that he is as big of a goofball as me! I get to stay at home with the boys, but I work about 6 whole hours a week teaching fitness classes. I think I am funny when I remind Scott that I am independently wealthy (if you knew how much I made, you might think it is funny too)! I do love to work out, and without it I would be about 500 pounds and completely insane. Well, that about sums it up. I am looking forward to keeping a record of the completely abnormal behavior of my perfect family!