The Rasmussen Family

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Loving the weather for a short time!!

The Weather has been gorgeous these past few days so I tried to get the kids outside as much as possible. It is supposed to be cold again soon. It is fun to take the kids to the park because the kids are old enough now to play on their own without any help from me. Even little Cameron can hold his own. He loves the park, especially the slides! I swear he went down the slide 100 times! And I thought it was sooo cute that he would only go down headfirst. Maybe he thought that was right way to slide, I don't know. So I couldn't resist getting it on video. I didn't have my camera with me so I had to use the one on my phone. Sorry it is soo short, but you get the idea! Brendan started to join in on the headfirst sliding too! I am surprised that one of them never face planted into the wood chips. Gotta love little boys!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fun Facts!!

Everyone else is doing it so I might as well join in on the fun!

I hate to use the word tagged but this was a fun list ~
1. Song that always makes you sad? Where Can I turn for peace? My favorite church song
2. Last thing you bought? Food
3. Last person you argued with? Miranda (big surprise)
4. One of your stuffed animals' names as a kid? I don't think we cared that much about our stuffed animals because we were always chucking them out the window on the second floor for some reason.
5. Did you ever own at one time a Michael Jackson Cd? Of course!!
6. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
7. Did you take Piano lessons? Yes, when I was 8 mom forced me to, I quit after one year!
8. Most frequent song played? Right now? soundtrack from P.S. I love you
9. T.V. show you secretly enjoy? I love Greys Anatomy!!
10. Favorite scents? Rain, , Cinnamon, Newborn baby, homemade bread or rolls
11. Date someone older or younger? Older
12. One place you could travel right now? Hawaii or the carribean
13 Favorite time of the day? AFter the kids go to bed at night
14. Do you know all the words to the national anthem? Of Course!
15. Something you're wearing right now? PJ's
16. Job you've had? This is the Place Book store, four seasons, little ceasars
17. Did you go to your high school prom? Yes I went as a sophmore with Jeremy Hancock and then as a junior with B.J. Hanley, but I didnt go to my senior prom because I had a missionary away and I was too sad to go without him...I am lame I know.
18. Perfect time to wake up? 8 am
19. Perfect time to go to bed? 11:00
20. Favorite soda? Not a huge fan of soda but I like rootbeer ok
21. Ever been in a car accident? one little tiny one. I wasnt driving though
22. Closer to mom or dad...or neither? My mom probably for someone to talk to and hang out with, but I have a special place in my heart for my dad.
23. Who would you want on a deserted island with you? My whole family of course
24. Have you been bungee jumping? No, i would hate it.
25. Favorite ice cream flavor? Ben and jerrys chocolate chip cookie dough
26. Do you have an article of clothing you have had since you were in high school? yes, stuff from sports
27. Did you play high school sports? Of course, what is my last name...I played volleyball, basketball and softball
28. Were you ever in a school talent show? Negative
29. What are you allergic to? nothing luckily
30. Have you watched sex and the city?yes
31. Fun place you lived?Rexberg, Idaho(Ricks college was awesome!), Mt. Airy, Md
32. First kiss? Brian Jacobs(5th grade)
33. Favorite Hobby? digital Scrap booking,sports
34. Most Memorable Gift? My babies
35. Have you ever gambled at a casino? No, but I want to play the slot machines just once!!
36. Have you thrown up on a plane? not yet thank goodness
37. Have you thrown up in a car?Surprisingly, no
38. Favorite cartoon as a kid? Thunder Cats, the Smurfs, Fraggle Rock
39. favorite childhood tv show? Full House, Saved by the Bell, cosby show:)
40. Who was your first roommate? Annette her!
41. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk for the first time?
. It was a screwdriver( Vodka & Orange juice) I am ashamed to admit that!!
42. What was your first car? Blue Chevy Cavalier(family car), technically my first car was a dodge stratus
43. What was the last movie you saw? License to Wed.(DVD), P.S. I love you in the theatre
44. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown? 18
45. Who was your first grade teacher?OMG I cant remember, but I remember what she looked like
46. Where did you go on your first airplane ride?UT
47. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with? I snuck out a lot, I think my first time was with a boy I liked.
48. Who was your first Best Friend and are you still friends with them? I think my cousin Kevin Tenney was my first best friend and yes we are still friends but it is definitely not the same because he is a guy and we are both married with families
49. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? Mom, Cody
50. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsman? My sister Gina
51. What is the first thing you do in the morning? Go potty
52. What are some concerts you have attended? Shania Twain, tim mcgraw/Faith Hill, Rascal flatts, One republic
53. First tattoo or piercing? Got my ears pierced at 12 & 18
54. First celebrity crush? Tom Selleck ( I still think he is hot!)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Worn Out Mom!!

Has anyone ever had one of those days where you just want to give up and quit your job as a mother? I'm sure many of you have. Yesterday was one of those days for me. My kids are on year round school and for the past two weeks they have been off track. Its hard for me to keep all of them occupied and busy when they are cooped up in the house. The weather has been yucky the past few days so they cant go outside and play. This past Monday it was wonderful and 80 degrees outside so I was able to take them to the park and let them get out a bit. Yesterday was one of those days where I couldn't make anyone happy and they were going nuts here! They were all fighting and whining and destroying the house. When I would ask them to do something it went in one ear and out the other. I literally wanted to rip my hair out! I was going from one mess to another. I felt like I couldn't keep up. I was definitely at my breaking point. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids with everything I have, but sometimes I want to strangle them!! It seems that when I have these awful days, Cody is always stuck at work and cant come ease my load any. I am in serious need of a night out! Anyone want to come rescue me? Oh well it has to be better tomorrow right? I need a bubble bath!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Painting-Round 2

I had soo much fun painting the kids room, that this past Saturday, Gina and I decided to take on the living room, kitchen and hallway. Man I knew it was going to be a big job, but I didn't think it was going to be HUGE!! We started at about 9 in the morning and didn't finish till about midnight! We decided to go with a light tan, beige color and I love it! It makes the house feel so much warmer. I am not into drastic changes in the house so it is just what I needed. The poor kids were trapped in their rooms all day pretty much but they were really good sports about it, especially when daddy brought home pizza at 10 0clock at night. They also got to stay up late with their cousins and watch movies while we worked. All in all it was a wonderful day and we accomplished a lot and I am loving the finished product. I also had a great time hanging out with Gina and laughing while we painted. Gina was awesome to get up and into the nitty gritty areas that are not so fun to paint! We were both dead in the morning and felt like we wanted to die, but it was all worth it!! Thanks Gina!!
Gina was such a sport to get up in all the fun places to paint! Smile!!
Gina..way up rock Gina!!