Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sticky Fingered Fish

Two weeks ago, Olivia and I went to my sister's house to visit and to help her unpack after moving the week before. Olivia played with Saedee and Royce most of the time and loved carrying around bags and purses, that is her new thing, among other things (you will see)!

Saturday night, after we had been home for a few hours, I was in the laundry room and Olivia came to me with this little toy in her hands. She said "I took this." I recognized this as a toy from Royce's room.

I said "Olivia, that is bad" and she said "No it's not!" I said "We need to go take a picture and send it to Ya-Ya (my sister, Sarah) and show her," and Olivia said "No we don't!"

I was informed by my sister that this is an anhydrous tank and Olivia obviously put it in one of her bags that she was carrying around, and later confessed to me.  Olivia and I had an age appropriate talk about taking things that don't belong to us.

So, the next night, Olivia was playing with her bags again and pulled out a cell phone. I recognized this as one of my brother-in-law's old cell phones. I believe that he let her play with this while we were there but he did not say she could take it. So I sent this picture to my sister saying:
 "Stolen Item #2"

This kid is going to have to be placed on probation and I am tempted to make her fill out a shoplifting packet from work! What is wrong with her. She steals and she is sneaky! Gracious!

Ok, to make things even worse, Monday night, Larry, Olivia and I were in the master bedroom. I picked up a bag and the phone was under it. Olivia grabbed it and said "my phone." Larry said "No, that is Uncle Roy's." Olivia proceeded to back talk and argue and just be sassy. She kept saying "Uncle Roy gave it to me" and "that is my phone." If you have spent any amount of time with Olivia, you have probably seen her exhibit some sass. She is pretty good at shaking her head, rolling her eyes, putting her hand on her hip and talking back. I am not bragging or proud, just telling the truth.

So, Olivia keeps this activity up, and I am really getting sick of it. Larry is telling her to quit talking like that and she proceeds anyway. So, I bent down to pick something up from the floor and tapped her on the mouth with my fingers. Just touched my fingers to her lips and said "quit talking like that, that is naughty."

Olivia, stolen cell phone in hand, opens it, puts it to her ear and says "Hi Mawmaw, this is Olivia! My mommy hit my in the face and she does it ALL the time!"

WHAT???????? Are you KIDDING me???????

Disclaimer: I did not and have not HIT her. I touched her mouth. For Pete's Sake!

So, in summary, She stole 2 items, and then tattled and lied to my mother on the STOLEN cell phone!  Heaven Help Me!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Birthday Questions

I saw this on Pinterest (my latest addiction!) and wanted to try it with Olivia!
I am a few weeks late but I don't think there is a time limit!
I want to ask her these same questions every year and see how her answers change!
So here we go, I had fun doing it!

February 27, 2012
Name: Olivia Kaye Fish
How old are you? "Free" (3)
Who is your best friend? "Sissy Bubby"
What is your favorite thing to do? "toys"
What is your favorite color? "pink"
What is your favorite food? "noodles"
What do you like to do with your family? "my family likes hotdogs" (ummmm..... not so much)
What is your favorite toy? "mouse" I asked again and she said "bed" (whatever!)
What do you want to be when you group up? "a carseat" I asked again and she said " a carseat"
         I assume she said this because she talks about having a booster carseat when she grows up!
What makes you happy? "that seat" and she pointed to her new chair she got for her birthday
What makes you sad? "the remote" (probably means when she gets in trouble for using the remote!)
What is your favorite show to watch? "Mickey Mouse"
What is your favorite book? "My Bible" (Awwww!)
What do you love to learn about? "balls"
What was the best part of your birthday? "Ummmmmm, Weston and Emma!"
Where do you like to go? "to the party"
Who is your teacher? "You?" Melt my heart! Who is your teacher at school? and she said "Alicia"
What is your favorite treat? "fruit snacks"
What do you think about before you fall asleep? "my bed"
If you could meet someone famous, who would it be? "ummmmmm, family?"
What was your favorite birthday present? "my pink Barbie jeep"

Saturday, January 14, 2012


My parents, "Mawmaw and Granddaddy", got Kaitlyn, Wyatt and Olivia a trampoline for Christmas! We were at my parents house in Jefferson City for Christmas. They were so excited, they were given a piece of paper with a picture of the trampoline on it. They were told that it is in a box in the garage at home and Daddy will put it together for them.

Larry read the directions and said that he would rather put it up in the Spring after all the snow because the snow weighs down the trampoline and it isn't good for it. I was disappointed because it was so warm outside. The kids were also disappointed. I even said "I am sure that my parents did not intend to give the kids a Christmas gift that they could not take out of the box for 3 to 5 months."

A few days later, I came home to the trampoline put up! Olivia was SO excited and I was excited that Kaitlyn and Wyatt would be able to use it that weekend! They love to jump!

Here is Olivia jumping the first day it was put up...........

So, a few days go by and Olivia jumped a few times but it was usually too cold and dark when we were home. We were still looking forward to the "big kids" (as I call them) coming that weekend to jump with her and the weather was to be in the 50's and 60's.

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012. I had the worst 2 hours of my life after work one day while trying to get Olivia to participate in gymnastincs. Ok, I am getting a little side tracked from the trampoline, but I feel this is worth mentioning. Olivia went to a friend's birthday party this last summer at Shoot for the Stars Gymnastics and Olivia loved it. She said she wanted to do gymnastics, so I signed her up. It is once a week for 30 minutes. She started out typical, getting used to it. She slowly started to not follow the rules, not listen to the teacher, and kept running in and out of the gym. Olivia calls it "Nastics!" and looks forward to it. Now, this is after being at daycare all day and is right in the middle of the week. So, that day, she didn't want to go in but also didn't want to leave. She kept going in and out of the gym and ended up leaving 10 minutes early kicking, screaming and flailing. She screams the whole way home and my patience is GONE!  On top of that, it has started to snow some and it is EXTREMELY windy! We pull into the driveway and the trampoline is not there. There are a few of the leg pieces are on the ground. So, I go inside, get Olivia changed, start a load of laundry, get a text from Larry which says that he is going to be late (just lovely!) and we get back in the car and go looking for the trampoline. Well, we picked up a few pieces along the way and put them in the back of the car. We drive through the field, and find this.......

It is dark, but I am sure that you can see that the trampoline is in the pond, oh yeah, just floating in the POND! Olivia gasps and says "Oh no, the fwampoline is in the wader!"  Yep, it sure is.

So, the next day, I called the company and told them the whole sad story and I was told that we needed to assess the trampoline and let them know which parts are needed and they will replace them for free! Praise the Lord!

So, today, Larry, Wyatt and I had the FUN job of getting the trampoline out of the pond. The pond was completely frozen solid. So Larry and Wyatt got in the paddle boat and used a splitting maul and sticks to bust the ice. They went around the trampoline and busted all of the ice around it. Then they tied wratchet straps to the trampoline and tied them to a chain and pulled it out with the truck. This took a long time and was not easy.

Here is the trampoline in the pond......

Here is the hole in the frozen pond.........

Here is the trampoline that is going to be replaced soon......

I don't know what we would do without caos and drama!!!!!!