Sunday, January 27, 2008


Yesterday Jer and I took the boys to the Star ECO Station in Rocklin. It's an Environmental Children's Museum and wildlife rescue center. They were having a Creepy Crawly Creature Feature. We could (but opted not to) touch tarantulas, cockroaches, stick bugs (I'm sure they have a more official name than that), and stink bugs. They had living scorpions and deadly spiders on display in little boxes. They roasted crickets with garlic and people ate them. They also cooked maggots and meal worms. We were not among the brave souls who took a taste. There were beautiful exotic birds and reptiles, fish and turtles. Caleb, James, and I touched a huge snake and we're told she was only a baby and is about 1/10 of the size she'll become. You'll see her in the pictures. Caleb got to look at live mosquito larvae in the microscope. Pretty gross little suckers. They also had the kids dip meal worms in paint and let the worms crawl along the paper to create a painting. It was a fun, educational outing and I'm sure we'll be back. Enjoy the photos.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

In Spain?

Caleb has been begging to watch the Transformers movie. He has a few of the Transformer toys and his friends at school are really into it. It came on Netflix the other day and he asked if he could watch it. I told him he would have to wait until I could watch it with him cause it's not a kid movie. So yesterday after school we sat down to watch it. The story line was way over his head but he thought the robots were "AWESOME". It is rated PG-13 for mild language I think and maybe robot violence. The "sh" word was used and I said, "That's a bad word." Caleb said "huh? which one?" He didn't know what I was talking about.
"Well, I'm not going to say it 'cause it's bad." I said. "Nevermind, just watch the movie."
He quickly inquired "Is it bad because it takes the Lord's name in Spain?"
I smiled and asked "What?" Just to see if he'd say it again.
"Does it take the Lords name in Spain?"
I laughed and said, "No, that's a different bad word."

Monday, January 21, 2008

Kids Say...

Today Caleb said "Mom, you are so girlsome"
"What does that mean?" I asked
"You know, like, I'm handsome and you're girlsome."
"OH!!! Thank you"

I love the insight into his brain that this reveals.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

1 sock on, 1 sock off

I can't go to Ross without taking a stroll down the shoe aisle. It calls to me. So after doing the necessary shopping in the other departments and after two trips to the restroom with my two boys we made our way to the shoes. I start in the size 8 aisle and never leave without checking the 7 1/2 and 9 aisles. Then I think I should check all the aisles since I've noticed that alot of shoes end up on the wrong aisle and I might find my size anywhere. Then I find a pair that I really like but not in my size so I scour the aisles once again in search of THAT pair in my size hoping to get lucky. Today I had success and came away with two pairs of shoes. Hooray! The reason for this story is to give you an idea of my thought process and to make the following story seem less crazy. Today I wore tennis shoes so I had to take off the sock and shoe on my left foot to try new ones on. I tossed the sock in the cart and kept the shoe on the ground so I could slip my foot in, between pairs. I continued in this manner, up and down the aisles as stated in the above story. Caleb noticed what I was doing and asked where my sock was. "In the cart." I said. He looked and said "No, it's not."
"Well, maybe I put it in my purse."
"Nope. Where is it?" he insisted.
I stopped my search for shoes and began to look for the sock. I couldn't find it.
"Uh oh," I said "Brother must have thrown it out of the cart."
We then went through the aisles once again, this time with our attention on the floor but came up empty handed. I have no idea what happened to that sock but I left Ross with my bare foot loosely tucked into my sweaty, unlaced tennis shoe.

Minus one sock but up two pairs of shoes. Very worth it. =)

Monday, January 14, 2008

6 years ago

Six years ago today Jeremy and I were married. The time has gone so quickly. One of my favorite things about being married to Jeremy is that he truly knows me better than anyone. Better than my parents, better than my brother or sister, better than my kids, better than my closest friends. He knows me so well that he can tell what I'm thinking before I say anything and can understand a look at first glance. We truly enjoy each others company and cherish our daily routines together. He is my best friend and I'm so lucky to love and be loved so much. It's hard to think that you can love your groom more than the day you are married but it really is only the beginning. I thank God for blessing our marriage and our family. I feel so honored to be Mrs. Jeremy Webster.

Monday, January 7, 2008

You want a what?

Yesterday Caleb said to me, "Mom, I want a nutrition at our house."
"You want a what?" I inquired.
"You know, a nutrition......uh......nude-ition."
"What's that honey? I don't know what you mean."
"Like at Nana's house when we roast marshmallows everytime."
"Oh! A Tradition!"
"Yeah, nudition!"
"Tra- tra-dition. It starts with a "t"." I told him. "We have a tradition. Every year we put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving."
He said."That's not a tradition."
"Yes it is"
"It's not a good one."

*I think he was trying to get marshmallows out of me. Nice try.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Simple Things In Life

James loves to empty everything out and put it all back. This kept him entertained for at least 30 min. Check it out.