Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Good Laugh and a Guessing Game!

Boy, are we on a roll with Bryan's take home folder lately. This next piece is a one-of-a-kind original from the one and only "Bubba G". I spent nearly a quarter of an hour trying to translate this one before I had to give up and ask for our sweet son to clear it all up. And man was I all out in left field with my guesses. I bet I'm not the only one, though. Let's hear your guesses. What do you think the sentence says? Please! Use the picture as a guide to help you on this assignment.

IF (and that's a big 'if') you can correctly guess the sentence by leaving your translation in the comment section, I will post a link to your blog in my next post so that all 6 of my readers can visit your blog. Hey~I go for quality over quantity when it comes to my bloggy readers. I HEART my readers. They are the 6 greatest readers in the world! This is a huge prize! :)

Okay friends, so it's all in fun. Just post what you think the sentence says (so we can all get a good hearty chuckle) and enjoy reading the other guesses. I am almost positive you won't guess what it is, so dont be afraid to post a wrong guess. It's just for fun, remember! :) I'll post Bryan's translation soon!

***a hint to confuse you even more help you guess: Bryan sometimes gets his letters backwards. p's can look like q's, d's like b's. Oh, and sometimes he can get them upside down. p can mean b, etc. etc.

It was an enormous, thunderous storm.

And there was no room at the inn.

They all look so scared, don't they? :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Of Bees and Hives

Never say never. It's true! Because you never know what you will never do. I have learned that as a mom I say lots of things that I told my parents I'd never say "when I grow up".

Like this one: If you don't stop that crying, I'm going to give you a reason to cry! That was probably my least favorite parent-ism one when I was a kid.

Followed closely by this one: If you two don't cut it out, I'm going to tell your father when he gets home wakes up.

But it's the things that I never even thought I would say that surprise me the most. The things that I could never dream of that, in retrospect, make my heart smile. Like these:
"Oh, I'm sorry, I've got to get off the phone. The girls are throwing cans of ravioli at each other."
"No, baby. I don't think your doll wants to eat her diaper."
"It's just not nice. You wouldn't want someone peeking over the stall while you were taking care of your business would you?"

And perhaps the oddest parent-ism to date, and strangely enough, it happens to be the one I say the most often.

"Bryan, if you come home one more time and tell me that your bees did not stay in their hive, there will be no Gameboy for 2 weeks!"

You see, Bryan is in Mrs. B's Busy Bees class at school. And if you misbehave, rather than moving a conduct clip, or pulling a color-coded card, Bryan's class has to move a bee from the hive each time they are reprimanded in class. Bryan's bees are constantly buzzing all over the place. So much so that we have had some pretty interesting notes sent home, some of them all-but-begging for help, for us to help get Bryan's conduct under control. And up until now, it has been really hard for us to understand why our sweet soft-spoken little Bryan has been having so much trouble behaving at school. I say *up until now* because yesterday he brought home something that could explain everything. Instructions: "Draw a picture of yourself at school." Apparently our precious baby boy transforms completely once he gets to school! At least he keeps his precious green eyes! :o)

Friday, March 19, 2010

~The runs~

Today was too pretty of a day to just go for a walk in the park.
It was more suitable for, say, a jog in the park.
Or a race in the park.
Or maybe it was just the perfect day for some fun 'running' pictures.

Thankfully, my kids thought so too.

Because they ran forever

while I just snapped away with my camera.

I don't think all the running bothered them one bit.
Of course, we did do other things at the park. Like picnic,
throw frisbee,
and take group pictures. But of all the things we did at the park today, I think it was "the runs" that they liked the best! :0)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

T-minus-74-days and counting

Oh, yeah. The count down is SO on! By the time Disney gets here you will want us to go more than I will want us to go, just so you don't have to hear any more count downs. :) But since we have less than 3 months until the trip, I will be very busy with a lot of thing that probably won't include regular-basis blogging. I just have too many other things to get together. Like shoes-we all need good walking shoes. And summer clothes. And a stroller. Luggage. A tan. Some snacks. Swimsuits for all. Oh, and I've seriously got to get to work on my body if I plan on wearing a swimsuit...because as it stands, I have some very serious competition in the house regarding who is gonna look the hottest in their swim suit.
She's even hired a personal trainer.
Sure, he may only get paid with kisses but it appears he agreed to the terms, no?

So now I must go; I've got to hire a personal trainer of my own and I think I have just the person for the job:
**The story of my "trainer's" dash for the gold coming up soon on Tales From the Godseysix.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Bryan finished his basketball season tonight with the league's annual "Fun Night". I love "Fun Night"! There are snacks for the kids, balloons everywhere, and inflatables for the kids to jump on.

They have music playing over the speakers while the kids warm up and they start the game by observing the National Anthem.
They have an announcer during the game and a grand introduction of all the players before the game starts.

And when the game is over, they have a reception area where the teams go for a small "banquet" and the kids get their trophies

and the mommies get their pics of the kids with their trophies....
...before the kids chunk their trophies across the parking lot as they leave to "see if it will roll".

Or maybe that was just my child.

What can I say? I learn a lot from my Bryan that most parents never learn from their kids. And now I can add to my bank of senseless trivia that trophies DO NOT roll. But they ARE more durable than they appear to the untrained eye! =)
To my Bryan ~ Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you! You did a great job this season and it has been a joy to watch you play! You are an absolute sweetheart and we love you so very much...from here to the stars!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

You Know You Are a Mommy of Many When...

So, my very dear friend, Amanda, has a little bloggy bit she calls "You Know You Are The Mother Of Boys When..." that I just think it is too fun so I thought I'd introduce a little spin off here on my blog.

You know you are a mommy of many when:

  • In order to conserve hot water and keep the hot water tank from running out, each person in the house is scheduled a specific time of day that they can bathe.

  • Assigned seating at the dinner table, in the car and on the couches in the living area is a normal aspect of your day-to-day operations.

  • You refer to everyday life as "day-to-day operations".

  • You have more than one child with the same nickname.
  • Dinner at a drive-thru window costs you more than a full tank of gas.

  • You are unloading the kiddos from your family vehicle and people stop and watch to see how many more will jump out.

  • Two of your children get into an argument and when you can't figure out which one is fibbing, you send them into another room to "get their story straight" reminding them that whoever is at fault will be punished. When they return, they have both come to the conclusion that it was the child who was sitting beside you on the couch the whole time that was responsible for starting the fight.

  • Deep down inside you are proud of your two children for being able to come up with something so brilliant in order to keep one another out of trouble.

  • You go to work in order to "have some me time".

  • You return home from work and receive so many "welcome home hugs" that it takes you nearly 10 minutes just to take your shoes off!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Way-fewer Words Wednesday

Only 80 days
'Til Disney!!!

But who's really counting?!?!