Monday, August 3, 2009

Not Me! Monday! Beat the Heat Edition!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama, who is still with baby Stellan in Children's Hospital. Praise the Lord, Stellan is doing much better and is getting on an oral drug regimen so that he can go home soon! WooHoo!

This week our area did NOT break a record for the hottest day ever in recorded history. We were NOT sweating up a storm, and trying to find fun, free ways to not overheat.

We did NOT spend a great deal of the time sans clothing, slathered in sunscreen. The boys had a blast running through our backyard a field by our house, picking flowers for their Mamma.
When it cooled off a little that evening, (you know, down to the low nineties,) I did NOT mow the lawn field in a bikini. Our lives are NOT so crazy that mowing two acres with a push mower really is considered easy and a break. We did NOT share the mowing chore, because we both like it so much.

We did NOT spend a great deal of time in the shade with the hose/pool/sprinkler/any water source we could cool off with. Ben was playing with the hose when Marty came home from work one day.
I did NOT tell Ben to "Get Daddy with the hose!" I would NEVER encourage my child to do something like that to his fully dressed father. The following sequence did NOT occur, despite photographic evidence to the contrary.

The face-off.
The attack.
The damage.
The aftermath.
The second attack, with the attempt at a shield.
And finally, the surrender.

We did NOT gather at Marty's softball game to celebrate Poppa Wayne's birthday. Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce, the REAL King Julian. Who likes to pretend that he does not like having his picture taken.
Being the caring, attentive wife that I am, I did NOT get distracted and realize at the very last minute that my husband was up to bat every time, I was ALWAYS paying attention so that I could get a good picture of my husband, including his face. I did NOT have to settle for pictures like this one because I did not get around to the other side in time.
Baby Drew did NOT have a grand time with Auntie Holly.

We did NOT celebrate Wayne's birthday with cupcakes and ice cream. Ben is NOT rolling the ice cream on his face here. Nope, my boys are gentlemen and they would never do such a thing.
See? Grant is a gentleman too, and he does NOT cover his face, clothing, and lap in cupcake, either.
Cousin Lily, Emma, and Auntie Amy did NOT enjoy an ice cream cone as well.
And finally, I am NOT the luckiest girl in the world with the best friends ever. After this post where I was, umm, whining, my friend Tarah did NOT stop by and pick up all my dirty laundry and wash it for me, since her washer and dryer are in her garage and do not heat up her house. She did NOT return everything clean and folded, making my life so much easier.

Thank you, Tarah, you rock! That act of kindness and love really made my week much easier. You are such a blessing to me, I appreciate you more than you know!

What did you NOT do this week?


Snow Mommy said...

OMG, what a horrible picture of me! Can you just photoshop me out and leave the cute baby?

Tiff said...

I thought it was cute! But then again, I knew you were roaring at him...

OK, I switched to another picture!

Love ya!

Snow Mommy said...


DJan said...

Aww! I got here after the picture switch. Oh well. I must say that one you have of Baby Drew makes me smile just to look at it. You do have the cutest kids in the world!

I am also NOT here in Bellingham where we did NOT break the all-time record by two degrees. I did NOT go up to the mountains the next day and did NOT get pelted by hail!!

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Can Tarah be my friend too!

Anonymous said...

=) You are SSOOOO welcome Tiff! You know I love you!!!