Saturday, May 30, 2009

blind as a bat and mad as a hatter

One pair of glasses
(Last whole pair)

Did you know if you lose your glasses in the middle of the night it is EXTREMELY difficult to find them as you are most likely needing said glasses to find them?
I do...
Did you know that 5 year old glasses may come in handy in case you lose your 3 year old pair that you have been using since your 1 year old pair broke?
I do...
Did you know that 5 year old glasses are almost as bad as no glasses but not quite?
I do...
Did you know headaches may occur if “old" glasses are worn for long periods of time?
I do...
Did you know after looking for 2.5 hours for "new" glasses the "old" glasses and I have yet to spot them?
I do...
Did you know I can swim w/o glasses and be fine?
I do...
Did you know I may have to swim all day tomorrow to keep from going mad?
I do :)
Happy weekend Friends, N.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

And the winner is...

Scroll down throught the b-day post of beastie # 3 and get the answers to all those burning questions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Run run run fast as you can you can't catch me cause I'm the Ginger Head Man

Rieken's Blessing day~~~ Rieken almost 1 yr.

Rieken 2 year Birthday party

2.5-3 YEARS
3 -3.5 yEARS
RIEKEN MAY 12,2009
Happy Birthday to The newest 4 year old Ginger headed boy on the block!
On this very day four of the shortest most dog-on long years ago, we were blessed to welcome into our little family of this and that’s a certain little ginger headed man.
Rieken Balian Rimmasch is a one of a kind modern day kiddo. He walks tall, runs fast, talks loud, hugs hard, spits far, learns quickity quick quick and passes the buck like no other.
HE is an adventurer who refuses to conform to ANY ol' rule book and a dreamer who doesn’t sleep. When he talks he mesmerizes you with his little cutie of a lisp and he might just walk right up to you and decide you are his very bestest friend for this very now second. My how he has grown, when he blessed us with his presence that not so long- ago day he was a mere 8 lbs and 7 oz. and he had cheeks to make chucky-cheese proud. Speaking of Cheese he was also the color of it for a week or so while he was deciding what color he really wanted to be.In the end he chose pink with a few Freckle dee sun kisses and a little Ginger on top cause he heard somewhere that Ginger was the Color for only the bravest of the super heroes in training. But alas the time whooshed by in a blur of life and adventures and the next thing you know here we are celebrating how big and strong he is for a newly made 4 year old. Why I don't think we could find another Riekey just like him any where no matter how hard we tried. And that’s just great with us because really, he just IS all that and a super sized bag of Scooby snacks.
We hope your day is filled with happiness,love,laughter and a suprise or two of course.
Love, Mom Dad and the siblings

Monday, May 11, 2009

The answers To those burning questions

Thanks to all of you who entered or just popped in. I had a great time reading all of your answers. Now let’s get down to business.

#1 B
I heard Tiernen crying and found him in the tub covered in soap and wet shredded T.P. The curtain had been pulled and the lights had been shut off. I asked Rieken if he had put him in there and at first he totally denied it but as we were the only two people home who could have put him in there he finally fessed up. He said "Uh I needed privacy PUleese." When asked why he left him there he said. I forgot he was in there. (NICE)
#2 C
She also wrote "I love daddy" on one of our other cars. Nuff said
#3 C
Oh yeah the kid got an F on his third quarter report card. The funny (not) thing was none of his teachers requested a conference and in the little side area for comments (right next to his big fat F) his spelling teacher wrote all great things about Kelten... Not a peep about the big bad F.
#4 A
It really happened! We had been looking 4-Ever! Then Kelten says a prayer gets up and walks straight to them outside in the grass! What a great testament to the power of prayer and faith. We still aren't sure why they were in the grass to begin with.
#5 C
He toted that lotion around all day long and about every 15 Min or so would slap some in whatever spot "itched". He still thinks lotion is the best itch stopping trick in the book.
#6 A
She learned REAL quick that Mom means business when it comes to the Goodwill basket. Whatever gets put in does not get to come out at my house EVER AGAIN!
So if you looked in the comments you will notice we have something of a dilemma... We have a TIE! Paula and Angela both had three correct answers. Seriously I never thought this would happen. So to be fair to you both, my beasts have decided to draw straws.... literally. So here is the break down

Angela 5 straws .

1 for each entry (1)
1 for each correct answer (3)
1 because the Kippi felt very strongly you needed to have a pink one

Paula 6 straws
1 for each entry (2)
1 for each correct answer (3)
1 because well Kippi is very persuasive and fair is fair.

Each of the "big kids" picked a straw
I took a ton of pictures and they just wouldn't stand still!
This is the best one and it's still pretty fuzzy sorry,
and so by a pull of two out of three. the winner is ...

P-a-u-l-a !!!!

Congrats and again thanks to everyone who entered. Paula let me know what kind of dessert you would like and I will have it to you by next Wednesday the 20th of May.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

To be or Not to be

As A kid I didn’t realize the daily struggle my mom went through just to get through the days and raise us right. Every day she had to decide weather To Be or Not Be,
~~~To be a Mom who led by example
~~~Not to be too hard on those precious little ones in her care when something went wrong

~~~To be a pillar of strength
~~~ Not to be angry

~~~To be an amazing cook, interior decorator, lullaby singer,
owie kisser, taxi driver, bum spanker, easy going and hard loving Mom
~~~Not to be worried about being our Best friend but being our Mom
~~~To be a mom who made life interesting and Fun
~~~Not to be afraid to apologize
~~~To be active in her Church and callings
~~~Not to be a judge and jury but an ear to listen and a parent full of words of wisdom and counsel
~~~ To be a Wonderful wife and friend to her spouse
~~~Not to be a critic of others

~~~To be a true friend to others
~~~Not to be willing to get caught up in herself
~~~To be active in all aspects of her children’s lives
~~~Not to be upset at having to work all our lives but to be proud that she could continue to use the skills she had worked so hard to gain.
~~~To be full of laughter and love

~~~Not to be just a mom but be the best Mom who loves all 5 of us monsters with every pore in her body
~~~To be willing to let us go and make our own decisions when the time came
~~~ Not to be critical of our choices
~~~To be the best Grammy Lanai ANY grand baby could every ask for
~~~Not to be offended easily
~~~To be a wonderful Mother in Law and friend to her new sons and daughters
~~~Not to be overbearing
~~~To be the women my sisters and I all want to be when we grow up.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom, We love you!
Ryan, Sheri, Ashley, Aaron,
Kim, Eden, Conner, Caleb, Aleah,
Jaime, Mike, Jack,
Niki, Karl, Kelten, Kiprianna, Rieken, Tiernen,
Tiffany, Bernard, and Oni

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Problem solving Give-a-way

Lately we have had what seems like and abnormal amount of problems (as the kids like to call any incident or non -planed mishap), so we have encouraged the kids to "help" by trying to solve the problems on their own first and then come to us unless it's a big one. I thought it would be fun to play a game of problem solving with you guys too. I will give you the problem scenario and multiple choice answers for the solution. At least one will be the true answer. Whoever gets the most correct answers will win a fantastic prize...

A dessert of your choice from below made by my husband.
Trust me on this he is an AMAZING cook.
A: French silk pie
B: ├ęclairs filled with (you choose)
C: surprise dessert

If a non-local wins you will get a surprise pkg. of goodies with a theme of your choice from below.
A: Chocolate
B: culinary
C: Summer time

if there is a tie the problem will be solved courtesy of our personal problem solution team aka the beasties.

Problem #1

Rieken needed privacy in the bathroom but Tiernen wouldn't go out so he...


a: Yelled at the top of his lungs for five minuets (Mom was outside cleaning the car so of course the windows were open and all the neighbors could hear) for mom to come get Tiernen so he (Rieken) could go poop.

b: Picked Tiernen up put him in the empty but still damp tub gave him a roll of T.P. and a bar of soap to play with, shut the curtain on him and went on with his business. Mom found Tiernen in the dark in the tub crying covered in wet t.p. And slime from the bar of soap.

c: shut the door and got on with his business only to have Tiernen start crying because he wanted out and Rieken was a little to occupied so Rieken sang songs and made farting noises to drown him out and pelted Tiernen with rolled up wads of T.P. . (Mom stood outside the door listening and trying not to laugh)

Problem #2
Kippi was trying to write her name in the dirt on the back of our car but it was not working so she...

a: Got a permanent marker and wrote ---Kippi iz prte (Kippi is pretty) all over the drivers side door for mom to see .

b: Found a bottle of nail polish and wrote her name on the tailgate, windows, and on her seat inside the rig.

c: Took a rock and scratched her name in the paint where it will remain to immortalize her.

Problem #3
Kelten lost a spelling packet at school so he...

a: told his mom who told him to ask his teacher for a new one

b: took one from someone else in class when they weren't looking and then lied about it when initially asked. Then felt really bad about it so he fessed up which then got him into trouble at school for stealing and lying not to mention the trouble he got in at home...

c: told no one figured no big deal and got an F on his report card because of that ONE packet which was apparently more important then he thought

Problem # 4
Dad lost his work keys and had to leave SOON. After Mom and Dad had searched everywhere and retraced everyone’s footsteps and asked the kids multiple times if they had seen them Kelten...

a: suggested a prayer and then got right up and looked outside in the lawn and found them.

b: opened the front door and found them still in the lock then proceeded to give dad all sorts of advice on how NOT to lose his keys next time i.e. take them our of the door and hang them up.

c: fesses up that he put them in the fridge because he wanted to see how long it would take us to find them.

Problem # 5
Rieken was grounded from scissors because of multiple infractions. He had a tag that was really bugging him so he...


a: Asked Kippi to cut it off for him because she wasn't grounded and when she cut it off she cut a hole in the shirt too.

b: Turned his shirt inside out and refused to wear it any other way.

c: Walked around caring a bottle of lotion for hours until finally mom asked what it was for and he said, " cause my back is itching me and the lotion makes it not itchy anymore. "

Kippi needed to clean her room before mom came through with the goodwill basket so she...


a: Got on it right away and for the first time (since starting the basket) had her room picked up and nothing went to goodwill.

b: bribed Kelten and Rieken to come and help her by promising they could have all her left over Easter candy. They fell for it and got her room done but didn't have time to clean their own room and ended up losing some things that were left out and Kippi only had two pieces of candy left. (Which she hadn't told them)

c: didn't clean much and when the time came, offered to be the one who went through with the goodwill basket so Mommy could relax. Sadly Mommy didn't take her up on it and as she hadn't listened she is now shy 2 barbies one littlest pet shop and a whole bag of papers and markers.

Have a super fun time and I think you may be surprised by what the True solutions were. Contest will end at midnight on Mothers day.
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address with each comment so I can contact you if you win. There are three ways you can be entered.

A:(one entry)
Leave your answers by putting prob. # with solution letter you think it is. For all 6 problems

B:(One entry)
You post about this on your blog and then come back and leave a comment that you did.

C: (one entry)
Comment on Face book about this and then come back and leave a comment that you did.

Friday, May 1, 2009

We’re moving

Now, let’s be honest…Your reaction to that title was

A: Thank Heavens one less loud mouth to deal with. Now I can finally have some peace!

B: um okay, where ya going?


D. When’s the open house I’d like to come take a look around.
E. Yeah right I’d like to see you try.

Now I’ll be honest… That title was just a titch deceiving. When I said we’re moving what I really meant was Tiernen is moving which in reality means more movement from the rest of us ya follow? So if your answer was B,C,D,or E please click below to see the cutest new mover in town. If your answer was A keep it to yourself and feel free to click below:) Who knows after witnessing such an amazing act of grace and balance you might decide keeping us around is worth it. Oh, the second clip is mostly because he walks and talks. In the past he has consistently said: get it, go get, look it, kip kip, mom momma, dad, daddy, ow, sip sip, this,that, and oh oh. In the clip he says, go get and get it very clearly. He may be a few months behind our other three little beasts in the walking department but he defiantly has my gift of gab.

Clip # 1

Clip # 2

p.s. my floors are not dirty they are just nicked and scratched which by the way I love and think it gives them character. And as soon as I can I will fix that with a fresh coat of paint because really we have enough character living in our house .Really.

p.s.s. I'm really not a mean mommy He was just super Tiered and he wasn't falling for the usual.