Sunday, June 29, 2008

The big trouble

Whenever Natalie does something bad she comes to me and says "Mom, I the big trouble, come look!" So the other day she came in announced that she was the big trouble and brought me into the bathroom and told me that she had put a princess toy in the toilet. I didn't see the toy so I figured she had flushed it. I noticed that when you flushed the toilet it drained really slowly, so I was pretty sure there was something down there.
When Clark got home we called the plumber. He tried all of his tricks and could not get the toy out. He took the toilet out into the front yard and tried to flush the toy out the other way with the hose. He still couldn't get it out, but we did get a glimpse of it. Natalie has a Sesame Street doctor kit with a Bert thermometer (well, it used to to have one) and it turns out she flushed the Bert thermometer down the toilet and we're pretty sure princess Belle was down there with him though we never actually saw her.
The plumber tried his best but could not get the toys out, so we got a new toilet. It needed to be replaced anyway. But poor Bert and Belle, what a way to go.

Tagged by Kristy!!

A--Attached or Single? Very attached

B--Best Friend? My husband

C-- Cake or Pie? Cake with lots of frosting....yum

D-- Day of Choice? Sunday. We spend the whole day together as a family, we don't have to be anywhere, I love it (and I get an afternoon nap!)

E-- Essential Item? My water bottle

F--Favorite Color? Red, it's always been red

G-- Gummy Bears or Worms? Bears, worms are gross!

H-- Hometown? Kennewick

I-- Indulgence(s)? Cinnamon bears, when I can get them (I have yet to find a store here in the east that sells cinnamon bears)

J-- January or July? July

K-- Kids? 3

L-- Life is Incomplete Without? My family, the gospel and a trip to Disneyworld

M-- Marriage Date? July 1

N-- Number of siblings? 3 (older sister and 2 younger brothers)

O-- Oranges or Apples? Apples, but only crunchy ones

P-- Phobias or fears? Flying, snakes and something happening to my family

Q-- Quotes? Every person's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers

R-- Reason to Smile? I get to see my parents and all my siblings this summer

S-- Season? Fall, there is nothing more beautiful than fall on the east coast!

T-- Tag 5 People? all of my sisters-in-law

U-- Unknown Fact? I'm addicted to hot chocolate, I have to have a cup every morning.

V-- Very Favorite Store? Target

W-- Worst Habit? Ummm, I can't think of any, I guess I must be perfect! :)

X-- Xray or Ultrasound? X-ray, they just look cool

Y-- Your Favorite Food? Mexican

Z-- Zodiac? Leo (I think?)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Our beautiful girls

I have so many cute pictures of the girls I just had to
share some of them!

Other fun things we've been up to

Our neighbor plowing down our bamboo. Yay! We were so
glad to see it go!

Clark attempting to drive the tractor

We went for a walk on the NCR trail and had a picnic
along the way.

We went to the Baltimore zoo and saw the giraffes and
the new baby elephant

Isabelle with her teachers

Isabelle finished preschool and Nana and Papa were here to see her preschool graduation.

The Graduate

Dad & Mom Hartley, Clark, Lela & Everard Cox

A celebration dinner at Don Pablos

Clark can finally sign his name with the letters MBA after it. He graduated!!!! We had fun celebrating his big accomplishment with him! We are sooooo proud of him!

Isabelle and Nana at graduation