Sunday, October 25, 2009

A New Version of "Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar"

Who stole the Snickers, the Milkyways, the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, the peanut M&M's, plus most of the Kit Kats from the 5.6 lb bag of Costco All Chocolate Halloween candy?

Who me?

Couldn't be.

Okay yeah, it was me.

I had the best of intentions when I purchased this bag of Halloween candy 3 weeks in advance. It has been my experience that if you wait until the day before Halloween to buy candy, you may very well be stuck with bat shaped pretzels or lemon heads or the like.

Well, you can guess what happened once the bag was home...I open the bag early for just a little sample, and the little sample turns into more little samples, until, well see for yourself, we're stuck with a bag of Almond Joys. Poor Almond Joys.

I warned Clay that this would happen. I asked him to please hide the bag from me back when I first started sampling peices. He never got around to it. So really, it's his fault.

BYU game

Cole went to his first college football game last Saturday, BYU vs San Diego State. BYU won, but I am told that they should have won by a lot more. Cole enjoyed the male bonding time (and grandma bonding time) but wouldn't have minded if the game only lasted half as long.

Clay was there too, but he is the one taking the pictures. Sorry Clay.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Today was the most unlikable, loathable, unsplendiferal, inpatientable, all-stressable, embarrassing, awkwardable, worst day ever!"

This is what Cole had to say about his day at school when I picked him up (well, this actually happened last week.)

So what was it that made his school day so terrible?

He wet his pants.

I guess every kid has to go through this at some point, better sooner than later. His teacher told me that it happened towards the end of the day when she sent all the kids to put their sharing items away in their backpacks. She noticed that Cole was staying right at the backpack wall and didn't seem to want to move or go back to his seat. When Cole told me the story, he said that at this moment, right after he had the accident, he was just thinking, "Oh my gosh, I have to hide this from 21 people." The teacher approached him and found that he was completely soaked.

Luckily, elementary schools are prepared for this situation. One of the other teachers walked Cole to the office where he was given new clothes to wear. Cole told me that when he was heading for the office he felt very nervous because he thought he was being taken to the principals office, which is where naughty kids go, right?

Once he had clean clothes and was back in his classroom, he still had some concerns. He thought the school shirt he had on looked too big, and that the shorts looked too short. Poor kiddo.

After school, Jaime invited us over for a "Cole" party and some ice-cream to cheer him up. She is so sweet to us. Cole was back to his happy self pretty quickly.