Saturday, March 21, 2009

Top Ten Reasons (justifications)

Much to My Dear Husbands dismay,every now and then, I feel the need to go to Kansas. I don't think he really understands why, being a man and all, and after all I just saw everyone at Christmas. So in thinking long and hard about it (to come up with a good reason why I needed to go, even though the flight was already booked and I was going) I came up with the top ten reasons why I go to Kansas...drum roll please...

(1) I need to deliver the gifts that seem to find there way into my suitcase...

(yes I made cute chiefs hats and aprons...don't know why just saw the pattern and thought I can do that!)

(2) I need to celebrate really important holidays with Taylor and St. Patricks Day.

and yes they preferred lucky charms to green eggs and ham.

Calli and Taylor went to the Kansas St. Patricks day parade which happened to fall on the one beautiful sunny day of the week, so everyone that had been couped up indoors for the preceding weeks decided to attend. Calli and Taylor got lots of exercise walking and standing and battling the masses (so they was tired) so rather than slaving over the stove and making the traditional "Cheer up Charlie" soup (cabbage, potatoes and sausage) Papa Murphy's clover pizza won out. (We were secretly happy)

(3) I need to test the airlines weight limits on suitcases by seeing how much scrapbooking supplies i can haul there and back.

(4) I need my hair done and isn't it cheaper to fly there and have Calli do it than to pay some stranger?

(5) I need to finish my mothering job on Calli now that she's finally interested and teach her basic skills...

Yes she made this lovely apron all by herself.

(6) I need to constantly eat, anything everything and all the time.

( this is Oklahoma Joe's, good barbecue)

(7) I need to see that seasons do change (and remember that I live in Arizona for a reason)

(8) I need an adjustment, and isn't it cheaper to fly to Kansas and let Brendan to it than to pay some stranger?

(9) I need to address the really important questions like why does Keaton always chooses the same swing every time he goes outside,
and why is it the one one the end that i have to get up and go outside to see if hes still there?
And finally reason number 10....

Arlon and Jessica are still working on the "bonding" thing!


Summer said...

Looks so fun mom!! That picture of Brendan adjusting Keaton is so funny! Why is Keaton wearing church shoes but has no pants on? Super cute aprons and hats! Can't wait to see you in 20 days!!

Ron and Paula said...

What no pics of you? Like we grandmas need reasons to go see our grandkids!!!!! But you sure made some good points. I'll have to remember those for my next trip.

Kimberly said...

Looks like you had so much fun!! I loved having my mom come and visit while we lived away.. made it seem more special! I need you to teach me how to make those cute aprons.. i've been wanting to make Kinsley one for awhile now!! (im serious.. let me know i you would have time!!)

Brendan, Calli, Taylor and Keaton said...

We are already counting down the days until you come back! We sure miss you, and are so glad that you came for an "extra" visit as Dad might think.... little does he know how badly we need our Grandma here! We love you!

Melanie Rojas said...

I think it's so great that you make it a point to visit. I think that is when you have a chance to become close and really get to know one another. The grandkids look so forward to it and mine still have some of their fondest memories from visits from family. It really does help having to live away from everyone when you can count on a little bit of home coming your way!