8.23.2016

Date Night!

On Saturday night we went for sushi dinner and shopping at Salzer's video. The food was delicious and I got six Disney DVDs for $50
Then we waited in a long line for a long time to get into Levity Live to see Jo Koy. Husband insisted I take this picture of our wrists and was very specific that I post it to Instagram in black and white like we're a couple of club kids.
We got great seats and texted this photo to BFF. Then they had a contest where you could put a selfie on Instagram with a whole bunch of @ and # and they would pick a winner to meet Jo Koy after the show. After this I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed.
Well guess what?! We won! We got free tee shirts, a DVD and got pushed to the front of the VIP line where Jo Koy took a selfie of us and I got to tell him that thanks to his comedy, BFF has been calling me Joseph for a super long time. He responded with "Ah, I love you!" and I left a very happy girl. I laughed so hard throughout his show that I thought I would die and I ached the next day in my sides and on my face. Plus Husband and I stayed up way past our bedtimes and remembered how old we were when the children woke us up at the crack of dawn on Sunday. The End.

8.22.2016

Weekend Pics

 Watched this movie with terrible subtitling.
 Let the kids really feel at home at Kohl's
 Beats by Dre, ya heard?
 The future Mr. & Mrs.
 Accessorized Crazy Guy with the Side Eye
 Nacho Fries. YUMZ
 Auntie Ang & Sasha baked Casey a pre-birthday cake.
He's very spoiled.
Fire Friday, our newest addition. That's his moss ball.

8.19.2016

Haiku Friday

My re-fi went through
Straightening my finances
Feeling all grown up
***
But the best thing is
I gave Maria a raise
For raising my kids
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Gotta spread the wealth
My goal is to be "debt free"
By October's end

8.18.2016

1st Day of School

 Casey started 1st Grade today. I love his style. 
He is in room 21 with Ms. Wilson.
Sissy - who is 2 and a half today! -  really wanted in on the picture taking so I told them to say "cheese" but they made these really depressed faces so I said "maybe try a happy face instead" and they did this. Goofballs.

8.16.2016

Ol' Blue Eyes

At his last pediatrician visit, the nurse gave Casey the chart eye exam. He didn't do great so the doctor thought he might be on the cusp of needing glasses. He recommended an optometrist appointment. School starts on Thursday so we went this past weekend just in case the boy needed glasses. I don't know if you know this about me but I hate the eye doctor which is awesome for someone that has a freckle in her eye that needs monitoring and wears corrective lenses. The glaucoma test where the puff of air shoots into your eye is enough to make me cry tears of anxiety. Dentist? No sweat. But forget it with the eyeballs.
I love my son beyond measure but his attention span rivals that of a gnat and he simply has no focus. If he sits still for longer than a minute I am truly stunned. This applies to meal time where he needs to be reminded about every minute to sit still and eat. Even while watching TV or going to a movie, he is in constant motion. I read somewhere that Tylenol during pregnancy leads to ADD in children and I really started to wonder if I was just popping bottles of it when he was baking in me. I know what you're thinking as you read this; Randi, he's five, that's how kids are. I get that. Doesn't change the fact that he's a distracted little squirmy worm.
The other aspect of this whole reading an eye chart is the fact that Casey just started reading. He struggled all through Kindergarten with writing his numbers and letters backwards. As I listened to him read the chart aloud, he would frequently confuse a capital R with A and S with Z. I don't think this has anything to do with vision. There is also the aspect of telling a small child "Can you read me the smallest line you can see?" I think that is a fairly deep concept for a child to grasp rather than, say, "can you read all the lines, start with the top and go down?" The optometrist was also pretty surprised the tech had him do the more complicated field vision tests because kids Casey's age can't really grasp what's going on.
At the end of the exam the doctor seemed to be on the same page I was. He said there was some slight nearsightedness that could be set right with dilation. Seeing as Casey is already full of anxiety at any doctor because of dreaded SHOTS, the last thing I felt like doing was traumatizing him with eye drops and dilation. The doctor agreed. He asked us to come back in a year and make sure iPad time was limited and that he didn't hold things he reads too closely to his eyes. The joys of parenting are sometimes more than I can bear. I'm so glad the child doesn't need glasses, we just need to work on some self-control it seems.

8.15.2016

Ventura County Fair Pics!

 We squeezed the German between the kids and we were off!
 How cute is our wee family!?
 California Cowboy
 I couldn't be more pleased with this, her outfit is everything.
 She was giving that bull the what for, telling it to "Go'way!" like she does with Betty.
 Here she said "I Keesa, you a Horsie"
 Sharing Ice Cream
My lunch of a hot dog wrapped in spiraled potato 
 Deep Fried Oreos Before
Deep Fried Oreo Inside. YUM
My girl and I and the traditional tiny donut purchase.

8.12.2016

Haiku Friday

He who shan't be named
That psycho running for prez
Perplexes me so
***
Is it all a trick?
An ignorance expose? 
GOP take-down?
***
He's truly exposed
Disgusting Americans
So many of them