Samantha is officially a crazy cat lady in training. The other morning, Sarah went upstairs to see if Sammie was still asleep. She found her laying with all of the cats in their makeshift bed (in the corner of the extra room) talking to them and telling them nonsense stories.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A couple of weeks ago my sister Jeni brought her kids over on her way up to Las Vegas. They all had a good time playing together and just being cousins.
Tate got to stay with us for 5 days while they were in Vegas. Taylor was in Heaven and was really sad to see him go.
playing in the backyard sprinklers! (grass is looking good)
Tate showing off for the ladies!
can you pick out the Mexican Natives? I didn't think so.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I don't know if Poppy (my grandpa, my dad's dad) reads my blog at all, but I just wanted to wish him a Happy 91st Birthday!
If you are lucky enough to know Poppy, he has surely blessed your life. He is a shining example to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren (he has quite a few). Much of the good that I have become as a father and husband (I don't need to hear your comments) I owe either directly or indirectly to him thru my dad. He believes in serving the Lord, being righteous, and working hard. He is stubborn enough to get anything done that he sets his mind to. He also believes that everything looks better with a nice coat of paint.
We love you Poppy and look forward to seeing you soon!
By the way, I really hope that he doesn't read my blog, it is much too rude!
Also, Nonny, I really like your green hairbow in the picture.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Samantha treats the cats like her babies, and last week decided that Stella needed her fur styled. She grabbed a brush and a spray bottle and started going to town. I'm pretty sure the cat would have rather died than get her hair done, especially when Sammie repeatedly sprayed her with water (while holding her in a death grip).With Sophie's help, however, Samantha go the job done.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
On Saturday, Ashley was swimming underwater and swam into the side of the pool. It left its mark with a nice little strawberry under her left eye. Unlike the fish, Ashley only said, "Ouch!"
It didn't make her happy (as you can tell from the photo) but it did turn her lips green!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We are involved in a lot of activities here in the Allen home, most of which are good and wholesome. Recently, however, we have become engaged in some activities that are less than admirable and are downright illegal. I might as well just say it and get it off my chest. Sarah and I are heavily involved in ........Money Laundering!
I know, it sounds awful but has been going on for months. The same money gets laundered day after day. It is difficult to quit (mostly because the coins slide under the washing thingy and are hard to get ahold of) and neither of us has the desire. To make matters worse, we have gone international (there are peso's in there too). Someday we'll come clean (pun intended).
Please check your pockets so that you don't get in deep like we have.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Yesterday, Sarah was making Soup for dinner and asked me if I would cut some Kale (a leafy green vegetable) to add to the soup to which I quickly responded, "Kale Yeah!" I then proceeded to make comments like, "Why don't you get the Kale Out... of the refrigerator!" and "This stuff looks like Kale!"
A few minutes passed, I had just finished cutting it up, when Taylor sniffed the air and said, "It smells like Kale in here!"
We all busted up laughing!
Clearly I am a bad example to my kids.
The soup tasted like Kale!
If you don't get this post, email my mother, she'll explain it!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Aren't we lucky! Samantha is now at the age that all parents dread, but know is eventually coming. We pretend that we are gonna lay down the law and that it's never gonna happen (kinda like "my kid won't ever watch Barney", or "we will NEVER own a mini-van"). She is at the age where she really needs a nap but refuses to take one.
Since she is our third child, we have completely given up fighting and just let her stay up during normal nap-time.
Today I took her to go pick up Taylor and Ashley from school at 2. She threw a fit about something, cried for a couple minutes, and promptly fell asleep in the car. Upon arriving home, I carefully pulled her out of her car seat with intentions to put her in her bed. As soon as I walked through the door, she awoke, made me put her on the ground,started throwing a fit. I ignored her for a few minutes and went about getting the kids a snack. I noticed that she had calmed down, went to see if she wanted something to eat, turned the corner toward the garage, and found this...............
She slept there for about 45 minutes till I woke her up.
I guess she still needs a nap, maybe I will try harder tomorrow.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
A couple months ago I purchased a pair of $12 sunglasses from Aldo. I wore them a few times but they were not nearly as comfortable as my Oakley's so I kind of forgot about them. It was no big deal that I never saw them around. I would find them whenever I wanted to wear them I thought. Well a few weeks went by and I wanted to wear them but they were no where to be found. I pretty much just accepted that they were a cheap pair of glasses that I had lost.
We went about our normal activities and summer vacations. We traveled to Rocky Point (mexico), Phoenix, and countless times across Tucson. About 2 weeks ago as I was building a surfboard with a couple of friends, I placed the surfboard on top of the Mini Van and .....Yep, you guessed it! I found my glasses. They were wedged between the top of the car and the roof rack. They had traveled over 1ooo miles easily. They were still in great condition once I wiped the bugs and dirt off of them.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I am admitting that I am a bad father by even taking these photos much less by posting them on the internet, however, I just couldn't resist.
About 2 weeks ago Samantha was playing and fell or something and bit or knocked her lip. It began bleeding a little bit and I guess it started to hurt. I picked her up, comforted her a little, and set her down on the stairs. I quickly went to grab (no, not a band aid) the camera so that I could capture on film what a perfectly placed, perfectly shaped tear looks like on a perfectly innocent little angel.
You may have to zoom in to see it. It is right below her left eye.
Yes her lip is now healed up and looks great.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I can't believe that they start school at the beginning of the hottest month of the year. Taylor started kindergarten, Ashley began 2nd grade, and Sammie is an only child all day with Sarah.
Taylor said that the worst part of his first day of kindergarten was that he had to sit down all day. I think that I would have to agree.
Ashley likes everything about school. I'm pretty sure that she is the only girl in the world who wanted to wear one of last years shirts to the first day of school. Oh well.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Taylor and Colin engage in an intergalactic lightsaber fight!