okay let's start off by saying i haven't really read too much about the issue i'm going write about but after all of the status posts and email forwards i really have to ask, what the heck is wrong with a little pat down at the airport? i am kind of shocked by the backlash. i guess i work for an airline so i am a little biased but i just don't understand. when i board an aircraft, i want to be safe. i want my kids to be safe and if that means they do a pat down-so be it. i remember going through security when we were coming home from europe and an intoxicated man in front of me was freaking out because he had to take off his shoes. are terrorists going to try to shoe bomb on aircraft again? probably not-but lets check people's shoe's to make sure. i saw the video of the "child" and the tsa employee and it honestly looked like a simple pat down made difficult by a child throwing a tantrum. security isn't fun for anyone. even without the "pat down" my kids throw tantrums, there isn't a happy train to take them through to the gate with a clown and balloons. its about safety. i highly doubt tsa officials had a meeting and thought, "how can we make everyone uncomfortable coming through security?...also i would love for children to be violated in the process! that's a golden idea." seriously people. i just want to be safe.
so seth was in a play and had his first speaking role. i was really nervous to see him in his novice performance but he was AMAZING! he really did steal the show. i am really proud/jealous that it came so easy to him! you were awesome seth! we love you!
note to self: why do i smile like i still have braces? i should show off my pearly whites!
....it rained and my hands were cold. carson ran off with the neighborhood boys and nolan was in the stroller. sophia's costume was probably the highlight of the year for me. she was going to be a vampire but at the last moment changed to a.....kind of can't say it on the blog. she called herself a movie star but i thought she looked more like a....(can't say it on the blog)
Isabella eating a donut on a string. I volunteered to do that game for her class. I'm sure the janitor's are writing me thank you notes this very moment. Sophia figured out how to win. our neighbor napoleon. he did the napoleon face the whole weekend. he never broke character. bella and ella. bff's in the now and caveperson days. neighbor swimmer. probably foreshadowing his future as a high school swimmer like older brother. the world's most amazing clown and again neighbor. our neighbor who saved his own money for a real byu football helmet. true fan. carson, plugging his ears so he can't hear me tell him what a handsome ninja he is. just our friendly neighborhood avatar. amazing. 50's girl and supergirl (aka nolan's favorite human ever) go #6! don't even get me started on what sophia "is". she changed costumes last minute. a cute little lady bug and new big sister! we love chico! a knight in shining armor! i think halloween is my favorite crazy @#! holiday. (modern family) it really is the best. i especially love the school parade. i love cheering on my neighborhood peeps. i didn't put names for fear their parents didn't want their names published on my nationally acclaimed blog.
uncle eric has kind of started the tradition of carving pumpkins with us every year...it almost didn't happen due to my lack of gusto this halloween season but we pulled through. it was a great night of baseball and pumpkins. sophia also got a pretend mouse from school and we couldn't resist doing a photo shot. nolan also loves fire. a pyro is born!
it can be kind of difficult.....when we showed up for carson's last game of the year there was no 12-year-old umpire to be found...( he probably knew i was going to punch him in the face)....and as fate would have it seth was the only one who could do it. seth had to call a strike out on carson and the other team won. i am sure it was really hard for seth when i had to punch him in the face. c'est la via.
sophia had a mini science fair for her class. maybe by the time nolan is in school we will be better at science fair projects. we learned about how water travels through plants (celery). she is such a cutie! A+