FIRST–I’ve been totally MIA due to retreat craziness!!! We thought we’d have this really fun retreat for 50 mommies…and it’s turned to almost 200…so after a few last minute folks slide in to keep it under 200…we’ll start a waitlist. We want to keep the number lower (although 200 is big!) so we can really bless and pour into these mommies–and so they can REALLY connect with one another! I’m thinking next year we’ll need to have REGIONAL retreats! I’ll only be facilitating the one in the South though;).
I’ll spare you the costume showing now—but our whole family is dressing up in Star Wars theme for Halloween (someone has asked me to post on Halloween–not touching it people…we dress up for FUN and stay away from creepy)None of my kids have seen the movie–but Parker is obsessed with Star Wars legos right now! I think Rico Suave will be a Clone War character…but it does look good on Frankie baby doesn’t it?!
In other news at our house to add to the craziness…Our little ITY was asked to be in the movie Fast and Furious and to play Vin Diesel’s son. We said no though. Ok…I was THIS close to taking him down for filming…it would have been 3 days of filming a nursery scene—BUT…
1. I don’t think he looks that much like Vin Diesel…even if he has an African American wife in the movie.
2. It would mean 3 days of no naps and babysitters for the other kids.
3. ATTACHMENT! I don’t think it would be good for attachment to have all these crazy strangers holding him and lights…cameras…action. AND isn’t that movie R rated? SO…we opted out. Casting director wasn’t very happy with us–but I told him we aren’t Hollywood people and I was sure the other baby in line would be perfect.
Can you believe the funny things we get into?! Just sayin—I always have a good story!!!
And SPEAKING of movies…GET THIS action. I’m so not kidding either. SO…MONDAY my kids are playing outside when my neighbor RUNS in my house and says, “You might want to tell Parker and Laney to come inside RIGHT now!!!” So…I call them in. My sweet neighbor who saw all the action witnessed a wreck just in front of our hood. Man hits lady in his car–jumps out and hands her a wad of money and tells her not to call POlice. She starts to call anyway—man grabs lady cell phone and runs into our hood. Neighbor runs to my house to tell me to get P and L inside. We lock doors. Helicopters start. 2 hours later…Police still looking—I need to get my kids to P’s soccer—so we run out and leave and wait to come back with Rico Suave. Thankfully they found the guy…and all is well again. And this was NOT a movie. Craziness. Just had to tell you that story.
AND then…as if we didn’t have enough going on…last night–I put P and L in the van to go to Trader Joes (we love Trader Joes!). My kids love looking for the bear in Trader Joes and getting to pick out a treat from the treasure chest when they find him! SO…we were going to Trader Joes and I decide to run in Office Max to get ink for my printer to print out all YOUR registration forms for the retreat. BUT we never made it inside (and I STILL need printer ink) because there was a little baby bird on the sidewalk that had been hurt:(. Parker, Lane and I sat with him for awhile…and when we realized he wasn’t going any where without help–we got the Office Max man to give us a box. THEN we went to the Pet Smart on the other side of Trader Joes to ask them for help. They said he was a poor little hurt bird—they checked him out–and they said they thought he would live but he’d need some TLC. The man there offered to let him stay…and we tried to walk away.
We have been talking a lot about the BEST place for this bird once he gets better…and reasoning with what we should do—but for now–he needs to get better here…We have a soft spot for little ones that need some extra love—and although I said we’d NEVER have pets as long as we had babies in diapers…we now have Princess Tiger…Parker and Laney have argued over the sex of the bird–Laney says her name is Princess–and Parker says his name is Tiger…
As if one new pet wasn’t enough—Laney went on a girls outing with Aunt Nisia and came back with this…The fishy’s name is Sparkles–and Laney wants me to tell you all that Sparkles is BOTH a girl AND a boy. Hmmmm…interesting;).
Alright folks! That’s all the craziness I’ve got for ya today!!! Can’t wait to meet the approximately 200 of you who are comin’ to the retreat in February…now—maybe TONIGHT getting ink for my printer will actually happen!
P.S. Please tell me that someone laughed when they saw the word Lylas;-)