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Monday, June 11, 2007

Off-Day Ramblings

Notice the contrast: both ladies smiling and looking at the camera, while Frick and Frack are both looking in opposite directions, most likely for their next victim.

Angie found Trot standing on the kitchen table today: tying all the chair legs together in an attempt to keep him from climbing in them worked like a charm: it was the high chair that she never even thought about that helped him out.

Night ended with Angie putting Rakes to bed and him screaming gibberish for the next 15 minutes. I finally realized this is what he was yelling: "ME NEED A DIAPER ON SO ME NOT PEE IN MY BED!". Guess who forgot to put his diaper on after bath time?

::Raises hand::

Somehow, my wife deals with things like this all day: on the weekends, I'm a bundle of nerves, usually ending the night by rocking back and forth like Francona in the ninth inning of a one run game. Stay at home Mom's, and all Mom's, deserve to have a coin minted after them.

Red Sox vs. the Rockies for three games starting tomorrow, then Bonds and the Giants come in for the weekend. I think that is one of the reason's I love baseball so much: you know who is coming and when they are getting here.

On the flip side, I also think that's why I love my children as much as I do: you have absolutely NO IDEA what is waiting for you around the corner.

Here's to a sweep of the Rockies and Giants and no tumbles off the table from Trot.

That's not asking for much, is it?






24 comments:

Tex said...

While Im sure your mother would not wish any harm on the boys....Im also sure she's smiling as she hears how the boys are giving you near heart attacks...raising you and Mattie...could NOT have been a cakewalk. What goes around comes around..ya know Kharma and all.

:)


**be thankful the boys have a mother like angie who Im sure was an angel :)

scott h said...

Crash, we are coming in july.I told you their is a 10% fee for advising you on your claim right?

Ted D said...

She's a saint Tex: and there is NO WAY Mattie and I were ever this "active". In fact, Oat Bran was as active as pavement until he reached 25.

Now that we are older, it's reversed: he's jogging, working out, etc.. while my idea of exercise is pushing the remote control.

And yes Tex: my Mom finds the two of them "The cutest little things I've ever seen". ;)

Tex said...

hey scottie..im gonna be in sherman the week after july 4th for the week working. ill be close enough for you to hear me

Ted D said...

10%? Is fleecing rich, dingy women out of their money not enough?

What's George's number? I'll call him: at least I'll know from the get-go I'm getting screwed.

Ted D said...

Tex, you 2 need to get together for coffee or something.

Of course, if you two actually meet, the world as we know it may cease to exist:

I'm willing to take that chance.

scott h said...

Tex, those boys were closet trouble makers! All bite behind doors all bark in public! Its funny both of them remind me of D Hoffman charactors Matt as the Rainman Ted from Midmight cowboy Ratso rizzo I believe.

scott h said...

Of course, if you two actually meet, the world as we know it may cease to exist:


Its the end of the world as we know it, its the end of the world as we know and I feel fine!

Tex said...

how close are ya to sherman?

Ted D said...

Where is Sherman, Scott?

And where is Wheezie?

::bad joke, I know::

You two actually meeting may be the equivilent of the "Perfect Storm".

All our lives would never be the same again.

scott h said...

Sherman, denson as the locals call it is still about 2 hr from me. You will be right on the border of ok tx

Ted D said...

Bub, you think of me as a male gigalo?

And here I thought you didn't care.

::wipes away tears::

scott h said...

Jr Gary England and his wife were in I chewed him out for all the bad weather he forcasted for me this season!

scott h said...

Nice try I said Hoffman's role the WEASLE

Tex said...

so close yet so far away...2 hours is a long way when you're working all day and Im sharing a car with a coworker.

Tedy...why do you think the world would end if Scottie and I met?? You think id find out more secrets?? :) ::plotting how to drive 2 hours::

ok boys...got to hit the hay.

scott h said...

You know " we gotta go to Florida more women per cappta than any resort in the world!"

Ted D said...

Bub, Mom's idol was at your tree stand? And you didn't kidnap him right away? I'm afraid that means no home cooking for you when you get out here.

I've never seen Midnight Cowboy: just read about it. I'm sad you don't think of me as a gigalo.

I feel like I've got alot of David Lee Roth inside me, just waiting to get out.

Ted D said...

Tex, no secrets: just the two of you meeting, with both the Type A personalities, I figure something HAS to give.

Bub, sorry, you lost me with the Florida comments: I may have a concussion from the wreck.

Carol said...

The girls look a lot alike, and the boys do look like they're looking for trouble lol!

Tex said...

Im Type A???

Mattie said...

Bub was in such rare form, I don't even need to comment. Suffice it to say that Ted is correct in saying that we were nowhere near as wild as his ruffians. My mom will back us up on that.

Unless you count using hairspray and a lighter as a flamethrower, or jumping off a 8ft. slide into the pool over 6 ft of concrete, or tricking our horse into the barn only to spring onto her back from the rafters.

Yeah, we were nowhere near as wild as Ted's boys.

Ted D said...

Don't forget swimming in the pond filled with water moccasins, sock fights loaded with batteries, me knocking holes it the church walls, .....

I'm in BIG trouble, huh Matty?

Carol, the two of them don't have to look for trouble: it finds them all on it's own. Hope you are feeling better.

scott h said...

Whats up with baseball? Counting days till I am gainfully unemployed. IF WE work it right WE can get season tickets with the windfall from your accident.I will vouch that you haven't been the same, irritable, can't sleep , only sit and watch tv for hours on end!

Ted D said...

Hey Bub: Sox lead the Rockies 1-0 going into the 7th inning. Wakefield has given up2 hits all night:

I'll go along with that plan: though if they call ANYONE who knows me it'll get shot to pieces.