Sunday, December 30, 2007

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Pink Eye

Oh the Joys of Children! So Kippi got all these wonderful lip glosses for Christmas this year and she just loves putting it on every chance she can get. Well I guess she thought since it works so well on the lips it must work just as well on the eyes right? Unfortunately for her and the rest of us this eye glossing gave her a raging case of pink eye . THE dreaded pink Eye has hit our house with a nastiness no person let alone family should ever have to endure. Three of us officially have it and the doctor said the odds are not in our favor so we all have to take the drops! The real bummer is this: 2 drops in each eye, 4 times per day for 7 days! Yes I said 4 times per day that is a total of 40 drops a day people!!! Not to mention we are stuck alone with each other for 24 - 48 hours because we are contagious (Happy New Years to Us)! Now this wouldn't even be so bad except Rieken and Kippi are just being babies about the whole thing. Where they get off thinking that is going to fly is any ones guess... So our first round of drops went something like this... Kelten was brave and took it like a man and then said OH crap oley freeholy that really burns! The first part was very help full but the second, well not so much. Kippi then of course won't let us anywhere near her with those "burny drops" and Rieken made hay and took off like a bat out of well, anyhow. So Karl does the Dad thing and proceeds to put them in his own eyes (very Manly) and show the kids how it is really done and he of course does not complain. Unfortunately for him neither Kippi nor Rieken were paying any attention as they were trying to flee from the Kitchen while Dad wasn't looking (hee hee). So that leaves only Mom left to demonstrate that these are not all that bad and if she can take it then surely they can as well (Right?). SO Karl holds both Kippi and Rieky and I put the drops in myself. Now I am obviously lacking in the manly department so what happened? I miss completely (it is way harder then it sounds okay). So Karl has the kids sit on the table and me kneel on the floor (so they can get a really clear view and block his entirely) He puts the drops in for me (how he could see what he was doing no one knows) it went beautifully. I didn't even say out loud how much they burned and they did! Oh yes they did! Too bad for us the two little beasts could care less. In the end Karl had to sit on them and I gave them the drops while holding open their eye lids. Oh ya baby, at this rate by the end of the week we will still have Pink eye and Our kids will be calling CPS on us. On the bright side.... The second dosing Kelten cried (now knowing how it felt and frankly being a man isn't worth it) Kippi took it like the She-Man she is (she didn't want Dad to sit on her and fart as threatened) and Rieken decided he would like to try it himself. Here are a few pics for your enjoyment. Go ahead and laugh at us. At least someone will enjoy it.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Oma made all of the kids new Flannel Jammies. Kelten was so thrilled because he grew out of the last pair she made him and nothing else has ever measured up in his mind. Kippi and Rieken have never had the pleasure of owning a pair so this was a real treat for them both. Kippi Loves the color and the fact that it is long and warm. Rieken just Loves the fact that he gets big boy Jammies that are just like Kelten's! Oma was so cute she had to put in a little disclaimer that they are not flame resistant and so probably are not up to the current Jammie code. I assured her that was okay with us because we have had already had our once in a lifetime house fire so were good! Just cross your fingers that the new electrician did his job better than the last one! Oh and notice the ornaments on the ground that is compliments of Smokey our tree loving cat. He will lay underneath and play with it until all the bottom ornaments are on the ground. He is worse then Rieken! All the pics of him under the tree turned out crappy so here is one of him just hanging with Kippi.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Rieken vs. Tape

Rieken got into the tape and wanted to be a pig. Karl knew just how to do that... At fist Rieken thought it was great but as I am sure you can see, then he didn't. He wouldn't let us help him take it off because it was pulling his hair and we were laughing which only made him more upset. He finally got it off of his face but Karl had to rip it out of hair fast like a band aid. That was the real breakdown and I had to snuggle him so you don't get a picture of that. Karl and I feel like he really learned something from this experience though.. If you ask him were the tape is he says, "tape a Rieky no no mommy". Thanks for stopping in and checking out our blog. Please feel free to leave comments just keep it clean please. Thanks

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here are a ton of fun pics for your holiday enjoyment.

Rimmasch kids and Santa at our ward Christmas party

Merry Christmas 2007 From the Karl Rimmasch Kids

Letter to Santa and snacks for him and his Reindeer (we ran out of carrots hence the pickle and green peppers), Kippi noticing all the Food got eaten ( and they thought Reindeer didn't like pickles and peppers)! Our Tree Christmas morning.

Rieken and his mote control truck from Santa! Rieken and Daddy doing jumps off the presents with the truck! That thing is a beast! we are all going to have bruises on our ankles from Rieken's truck. And Rieken trying out his new camping gear from Grammy ( he would rather be driving his truck sorry Grammy) .

Kippi putting on her new lip gloss, Kippi with her easel from Santa (gotta love the hair), Christmas night painting at 9:30 pm in Daddy's green shirt. Good Choice Santa!

Kelten and Dad with the best ever Hoth Star wars thing (boys and their toys!), Dad with his new tool stuff, and Kelten with a huge Hershey's Kiss that he was so pumped about!

Kelten and Kippi playing Wii at aunt Kristy's house Christmas day at the family party (She got it for all her grand kids for x-mas SUPER NICE!). It was hilarious and I think this will be our next big purchase! Everyone got involved and everyone loved it! They played so hard they were sweating. As far as video games go this gets an A+ in our book! I know you are wondering were I am in all of these pics and I must say I looked and I am not in a single one! I was taking them all day and forgot to get in even one! Over all It was a fantastic Holiday and we survived my family which can go either way some years . That means we are already on track to ending this year on the right foot. Now we just have to make it through New Years Eve and we will be set! To all of our Family and Friends:
Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New year! Love Karl, Niki and family

Friday, December 21, 2007

Our dirty little secret

I am so sorry I haven't posted in so long! We have had so many things happen in the last few months it is insane! I haven't felt comfortable going on and on about my freak life and not sharing the "Big news". In October we found out we are pregnant again Yeah us! Unfortunately within a week of finding out I was put on full bed rest due to a 2 x 3 cm blood clot in my uterus. I cannot even begin to tell you what a pain this has been. Not physically so much as emotionally . Karl has had to go to school full time and work his four jobs and then come home and cook and clean and take care of the kids. He has been amazing! While I on the other hand, sit on the couch and create a permanent indentation. I swear my side of the bed is at least 2 inches deeper than it used to be too!. I haven't really been able to do very much with the kids although I can't help it sometimes. I mean really they are my kids and I am their mom! I feel like I have missed out on so much, too much to even get into about! Karl keeps saying what choice do we have like this is supposed to make it all go away? I know he's right but really it doesn't make it any easier to be a bystander to my own life. It's hard to look but don't touch with my own kids . It is one thing not to do the dishes because you don't want to or to just not get to the vacuuming and all of that because life gets busy. It is a whole other ball of crap when you can't do it and you just have to sit there and watch as life falls further into the deep and dirty! As your kids who used to listen because you used to be able to follow through on those threats just look at you as they climb the entertainment center and throw all the movies down and you stand there and yell threats that you can do nothing about, at least until they get down because you can't lift anything!! And I know I shouldn't complain but I will, because it is in my nature to do so. If you don't like it just skip through it. Basically life in our house is upside down and dirty rotten! But it will all be worth if we get a healthy baby ( this is my daily mantra). If you are upset because you are just hearing the news I hope you feel better knowing very few people actually know. We have not told very many people because the doctor has told us not to expect to bring home a baby just yet due to the size and placement of the clot. So, we have been waiting to get the all clear to tell everyone. So here we are almost 15 weeks and we finally realized we are not getting the " all clear". I have been going in weekly for tests and ultrasounds & every week they are surprised to find a heartbeat (a little depressing)! But, at our last appointment the doctor actually took me off bed rest 100% He said life as usual due to my good behavior and time served (lack of bleeding and no growth in the clot)! Yes! I cannot even describe how awesome that was! Most women who have to go on BR get at least a few months to enjoy and brace themselves. Not us. We found out and then basically were told don't get attached this is very serious! So for the first time in almost 11 weeks I got to do laundry and hold all of my kids and go out and walk around, run errands and think about the baby without my mental guard up. I even scrubbed the bathroom ! Well our celebration was short lived. I started bleeding again after only 12-13 hours of a regular life so now I am back on Moderate BR. So we decided to share our news because for now it is good. The baby looks great and is actually measuring big (whats new?) . The clot is getting a little smaller each week and for now even though I am still down I am only moderately down (hallelujah!). If this BR goes on for the entire time I may just stay down forever because of atrophied muscles. for now though, we are doing pretty darn good and Hey I have a clean bathroom and my kids will have fresh clean clothes for at least two days. Really this is something to celebrate right now. So until next time... And I'm not sure when that will be . You see, I have found the most central location for planting my self and growing roots is the couch which is sadly no where near the computer. It allows me to stay down and still stay tuned to all the activity in the house (yes our house is that small ). You know, just in case Kippi finds the scissors or Rieken gets into the markers again . I think our house has taken just about all the "Freedom" the kids could dish out and then some. Sadly the carpet is past the point of no return and that is a whole other blog in itself! . On a side note I am determined to sit on the other side of the darn couch and then at least it will match again. So, just in case "next time" isn't for a while Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! With Love the Rimmasch Family

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Classic family pictures

I have been thinking about our lack of new pictures and I have decided to put some of our older more classic Rimmasch Pics up for you all to enjoy. Please keep in mind these pics are up to two years old but they are still cute as can be. Please enjoy.

Above Left is Kelten's kindergarten Graduation day. Dad got a bit carried away with the clippers and he ended up looking like a cancer patient. at first there was zero color it was really bad but this picture is about three days in so the orange is at least vi sable. Rieken was in dire need of a cut but I didn't dare try our luck for a while after that. In fact up until about six months ago he had this terrific old man comb over look that was priceless. To the Right are the Three beasties oh wait they are sleeping so they were being angels. Rieken was only about 2 weeks old at the time and he already looked just like a Rimmasch. The picture just below this is of us camping at Ensign park two summers ago. They are just showing the Love to each other .They are filthy but hey that's why we go camping the rules are different in the woods right?.....To the Right is our Fall 2006 Pictures we did them ourselves in our kitchen. We were lucky to get his shot Rieken was having none of it! and this is the only one of the three of them together to turn out at all.

Last but not least The Rimmasch Beasties playing in Papa Floyd's Digger. This was the day we dug the hole for our trampoline. It was a family ordeal! But, we love our in ground trampoline it has been the best thing for the kids.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Weekend getaway / death of the camera

Last weekend we were able to go to Spokane to visit my little sister (Tiffany) and her hubby (Bernard). It was a very quick trip. We left Saturday afternoon and had to be back Sunday afternoon. We can sure pack a ton of fun in 24 hours though! I am sad to say there will be no pictures for a while as our camera has officially moved on to camera heaven. We were so sad to lose it. We had some great times together and it will be missed dearly. So until we can replace the little bugger you will have to be creative and just use your imaginations like the pioneers did! So, like I was saying a ton of fun in a teeny time frame. Now we Mahaffey girls know how to play and our husbands are great sports. We went grocery shopping together and got a bunch of fun food. Then of course we went home and cooked it all and ended up having just a smorgasbord of fantastic culinary delights white trash style! Then we played games for a few hours talked for awhile and then off to bed we went. Early church can kinda put a crimp on any all night plans we may have had. Sunday we went to church at their ward which was fun because well frankly because it wasn't our ward (I will save that for another time.) Then back to their place for more fun food and a little hang time then it was back to our own little lives in Burbank. We actually missed our turn and ended up in Moses Lake which added about 1 hour to our trip. And really that was OK. a little extra vacation never hurt anyone especially when you have a DVD player in the car so the kids didn't even notice. I do however want ,no need to point out that Karl was the one driving so I cannot be blamed for this one. Now it is Monday so, for FHE we just drove around and talked as a family about what things we wanted to do when we all grow up and where we want to live and what kind of house we wanted when the fateful day of grown -upism finally arrives . You would think we had enough car time recently, but apparently not. It really is fun for us to dream as a family, bonding and all that . Well that is it for today sorry about not having any pictures to share maybe I can Kype my parents camera for a few days but you will have to keep checking in to see :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Our 9th Anniversary

Well we have survived one more year of marriage to one another. I have to say, this year we had a very laid back day. Karl had school all day and he had to close at work . Kelten had Piano lessons so we only saw Karl for 5 minuets before he left for work. And that is because he wanted to at least say "Hi" before disappearing into pizza land. Then out the door he went. I even had to leave his gift at work for him because I thought he would be gone by the time we got home. No fuss no muss. I am not sure if this is a good thing or not but, I can tell you we have done worse! One year my sister called two days after our anniversary to apologize for not calling to wish us a good one and I was like what day is it? Our anniversary had come and gone with neither of us even noticing! So, we just had an improv family movie night and called it good. We were just so grateful the other had forgotten also! Another year our babysitter canceled at the last min. so we got KFC and watched the Presidential Debates and let the kids go crazy. It was our gift to ourselves that year No parenting for one hour. It really stunk as far as gifts go but hey beggars can't be choosers right. I had a really bad Flu one year and Karl had strep another year. The way I look at it is this, we can only go uphill and each year has a very real possibility of outdoing the last in more ways then one. All in all I am completely thrilled we have lasted this long. We have a very unique relationship in that we both have very strong personalities and instead of tearing us apart it has actually been one of the strongest glues working in our favor. When they say Marriage isn't easy I say hallelujah! But seriously, I feel so blessed to have a husband who loves me for who I am and who will do anything to make our family better in any way he can (even if that means working 4 jobs while going to school full time!). He is an amazing Father I couldn't have ordered one better. As far as husbands go he is everything this girl could ever ask for strong when I need him to be , gentle when I need him to be and there all the time. Each year we get better and better together (kinda of like cheese) My guess is before we know it we will have 50 years under our belts and we will be one very happy albeit stinky couple.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Octber yeah!

October is here and I am so pumped!I think this is my very most favorite month! It is not too warm or to cold it feels like fall but you still get those rare really warm days and nights. The Colors are to die for. All those buttery golds and deep coppery reds oh and the orange like pumpkins new from the vine. And the smells....mmmmm. All the farms are in their last harvest so everything has this deep rich earthy smell not to mention all the fresh apples . The mornings are fresh and slightly damp, afternoons still hold that hint of summer, and night brings a crisp clean breeze just perfect. It makes a person want to open all the windows, sit back and read a good book with a hot cup of cider. Well I could just go on and on about this time of year but I have loads to say so I had better get on with it! Okay First up we have posted a couple of slide shows. Kelten's Baptism slide show is fairly self explanatory...We consolidated a bunch of pics from Kelten's Baptism and Birthday Party so you all can have a better look at what really goes on around here :) The Lethal Luau slide show. Well You know how I love to throw parties! So, this year for Karl's Birthday we did a murder mystery Luau with the pig and coconut shrimp and real coconut cups for our pina coldas (the Mormons version) and everything! It was fantastic! As you can see we are all dressed according to our characters. We only invited immediate family due to the number of players involved in the game. Everyone really got involved and we all just had a such a great time we just might make this a Birthday tradition! The Family Reunion slide show is of the Mahaffey family side 2007 Reunion. It is currently off kilter and I hope to have that fixed within the next day or so.Until then enjoy what you can see of it:) We went to Lincoln City Oregon and we rented a beach house that was just across the raod from the Beach it was just amazing! The home was wonderful and gorgeous to boot but the view was breath taking. Being the Oregon Coast it was a little chilly but we did have two very nice days and the rest were fair. It didn't keep Kelten and Karl out of the water though! And the rest of us got in on the warmer days. It was so Fun! Tiffany My sister got pulled out and couldn't get back in so these big tall guys had to go out and get her.The rest of us couldn't touch where she was so we wouldn't have been able to get back either! It was pretty scary for a few minutes though we all just felt so helpless. Just a few days before 3 brothers had been swimming in the same area and they all got pulled out like 2 miles by a rip tide and the coast guard had to go out and get them ! Talk about to close for comfort! This was Karl, Kelten, Kippi and Rieken's first time to the beach. The kids built sandcastles,collected shells and flew kites all on the beach and the house had an arcade game , a ping pong table , a hot tub, play stations and a TV in every room . Needless to say there weren't very many dull moments. We did however learn the hard way not to bring the shells inside! The bigger ones sometimes still had stuff living in them! If they got left out they would die and it smelled like dead rotting fish fast! SO as long as all shells and crabs and shoes were left outside we had no complaints. We all just loved it and hope to make it a tradition also . We have also added an mp3 player please feel free to turn it off or change the song it you don't like what is playing. we have a fairly wide range of tastes so hopefully you can find something you like. Until next time Be safe and Enjoy the Month Of October I know I will!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Life in all it's freaking glory!

Our very first blog. This month has been very crazy! Kelten started 2ND grade, Turned eight and got Baptized!THE whole fam damily came up for Kelten's Baptism it was really wonderful. Kiprianna started preschool. Karl also had a birthday , started school again for fall and has picked up two more jobs as well. Rieken and I are getting a ton of household projects done. It is amazing how much I can get done with only one child at home! For his part in the craziness he jumped off the dresser and had to get staples in the back of his head. I am glad we have our ER trip of the month out of the way I just couldn't stand not knowing who would be next! Kelten also started back up for the year in Piano and he is with a new teacher. Professor Powell. They get on very well together. He has his first recital coming up in a month or so will keep you posted. I am so excited for fall! I love the crisp smell and the crunchy leaves and the colors are my favorite. The kids are already getting excited thinking about Halloween and we aren't even into October yet! We are going to the pumpkin patch next week and Rieken and mommy are on a mission to decorate for harvest! We will post pics of it all !!Not very much I know but it will have to do for know.