Monday, November 22, 2010

You know you're white trash when...

... you take your kids to the gas station to get ice cream bars for a Family Home Evening treat and suddenly realize two of your kids don't have on any shoes or socks, and one doesn't have on any pants... but y'all go inside just the same and hope no one else will notice... and no one does!!! NICE.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Meet spunky Nina. She turned 98 this month. This picture was taken with her great-grandson Jack (age 3) on Halloween. She won the Halloween costume contest. I should hope so!

Don't hate me because my Grandma IS cooler than yours!! :)
I love you Grandma!
(picture courtesy of Candace)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


CONNOR: (Looking down at his naked feet) Are my feet weird?

ME: (Putting away folded laundry) No, your feet are perfectly normal.

CONNOR: Feet are like the weirdest part of the body...
...that and your penis.

ME: Connor.

CONNOR: What? It is like an antenna, or something, just sticking out off your body...

ME: Connor! I am NOT having this conversation with you. Stop!

CONNOR: (laughing) Oh my gosh! You're acting so immature!

Maybe our relationships are a little TOO open around the Washburn home?!? :) Regardless, I think someone may be ready for "the talk".

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eli Sayings


Last night was the first rain for quite some time now. It coincided with very LOUD thunder and lightening. About 1am I hear Eli screaming bloody murder and running down the stairs as fast as he can. I go to meet him and he literally jumped into my arms. I could actually feel his body trembling with fear. I gave him big loves and told him he could come sleep with us in our bed since I knew teh storm was not going to quit anytime soon. He quickly huddled up right next to me (taking up way more than his fair share of the bed space). About a minute later he pulls the pillow out from under my head and pushes me away as he whispers, "Sorry Mom, but you're pokey." (Yes, he was referring to my leg hairs!)

Back Rub:

So the next morning Eli wakes up way too early for my liking. He is too scared to get out of the bed by himself. His game plan? To continually inflict torture on me until I get up with him. I finally told him I would get up if he would give me a quick back scratch first. He sticks his hand under my shirt and quickly pulls it out. Suddenly I feel his foot on my back.

Me: What are you doing? Don't use your foot.

Eli: I used my hand, but you had too many bumpies.

Bumpies?!? Does he mean moles? Zits? Both? I tell you... this kid is doing a wonder for my complex!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Meet Crusty...
He looked like this ALL night. He was NOT happy about wearing his costume. It makes me laugh every time I look at this picture!

Meet Mario...
He was THRILLED beyond belief to wear his costume!
(Which he only got via a guilty mother... otherwise he would have been Superman via the dress up box!)

Meet our Dead Football Player...

We came up with this idea and costume ourselves and were beyond pleased with ourselves! :)

Trunk or Treat 2010

Eli - Dallin - Connor

Trick or Treat 2010

The Gang!

Eli and and his love interest.

The little lion king in his chariot.

(Dallin only went to about 1 out of 10 houses because not only was he incredibly grumpy, but once he got one piece of candy... he was perfectly happy sitting there and eating it all up until it was gone. If he felt the need for another... then he would grace all with his presence again.)

Reaping their rewards!

After a hard night's work all the boys headed back to our house to check out the goods, trade, and enjoy! We let them stay up until 10pm to watch Gremlins. (And it was even a school night!)