Tuesday, March 24, 2009

come one, come all...

to the anderson family freak show.

today, while my sweet friend was visiting with her 3 young boys, we were enjoying some nice conversation as the kids played in my backyard. now, my backyard is little boy heaven---we have grassy hills, hills of dirt, rocks aplenty, sticks and branches, as well as a plethora of random debris left over from construction---i.e. pvc pipe, cement curbing, and an old decrepit chair that would actually be beautiful if it wasn't disgusting. most of these items are at the top of the hill just out of sight. plus we are just renting and feel no responsibility to remove all the junk. so while sy and soren were showing their new friends the glory that is the backyard, we hear this, "look what we found!" my friend and i went to the back door to find our children holding these...

that's right. some bud light and knives. awesome. needless to say i was horrified, as was my nice, sweet friend who did a good job of trying to remain calm while gathering up her kids and getting the hell out. so in honor of our fantastic treasures we will be foregoing the usual easter egg hunt this year. we will be hunting for condoms and crossbows instead. if you want to join us you better sign up quick...there is limited space available.

and since i haven't posted any pictures of the boys lately i thought i would post some that will really make the grandmas proud.


25 comments:

Tennille said...

Awesome.

shay said...

this might be the funniest blog post i've ever read. ever.


ps. i really miss you

A Memory Each Day said...

that is hilarious and horrifying. peyton once found a pocketknife in our junk drawer and brought it over to kristi's to show max...without me knowing.

Jennifer said...

the only way that story could have been better is if your were visitng with the relief society president. that is SO your life. awesome story!

Sophia said...

absolutely hysterical!!! Anne....you should be a writer. I'm sure your book would be a bestseller.

Amanda Neilson said...

That is so funny!- but only because they didn't come home drunk without a few fingers or something. Love the pictures.

Nataluscious said...

I LOVE those pics. Sy has really tapped into his dark side. And is that beer left in that bottle? Truly bizarre...

Lytle said...

Anne - you are HILARIOUS! And what pictures - quite the brooding actors. ;) Love reading your posts as always!

susan said...

Oh my gosh- cannot believe the looks on the boys faces- very impressive- especially Soren- he's tapping right in to evil! Amazing... at least they brought it to you right away!... versus imbibing and whittling sticks.

BIGSKYBLAST said...

OK, so WHY DID I FIND THIS SO DANG FUNNY? In fact, I didn't find it HORRIBLE at all. Hmmmm...maybe it's because it brings back memories that NOW make me laugh (certainly not THEN) In fact, ask Craig what he and Kyle brought back from the trailer across the highway. (NOW, he may NOT tell you that they didn't SHOW the items to me...just squirreled them away for private use) and that's the REST of the story!

Austin Sheens said...

I don't know what to say. That is totally awesome - it just kept getting funnier the more I read.

Melin said...

I think I'll add knives and condoms into our easter egg hunt too! Thanks for the idea Anne!

Katie Goulding Sierer said...

you have to be kidding me. wow. love the look on sy's face.

kris said...

oh my goodness....you have got to be kidding

Carolyn Hansen said...

Anne you may be the funniest person I know. How I wish that we lived near each other and could hang out! I am quite sure that I'd never stop laughing :) Missing you guys...

Emily said...

I am luaghing so hard right now! My favorite part is that she and her kids "got the hell out!" Those pictures are keepers. Grandma must be so proud!! :) needed just that, thanks for the laughs!! XOXO

Christie said...

This is the best, Anne! And I agree with Sophia -- you're a great writer. You should publish a book about all of your adventures. I love, love, love those pics!!!

heather said...

classic....those pictures are hilarious!

Frost Fam said...

This is the best post ever. Love the pics of the boys with their findings.

Robinson Fam said...

How bizarre. The thing is that they will probably remember this the rest of their lives! I found part of a gun (probably a b-b gun) in our "woods" when I was little and the excitement lives on with me still today! :) This was a great post. Those pictures of the should really go on the wall above the gun cabinet!

Margo said...

I am totally laughing. So what is more scary this or the cougar? I love your adventures. Your boys are hilarious.

holly said...

I love it...reminds me of the time Julie (at one year) found a can a beer at the park. Yeah, she had a few drinks of the leftovers and was licking around the top.

Sick.

BIGSKYBLAST said...

Anne, I read this blog every time I need a good laugh! Today was one of them....You're so funny! I picture your friend, very casually gathering and heading for the door before breaking into a full RUN to escape!

HAVE FUN FINDING THE "eggs".

Heather said...

that is hilarious! Heather

Katie Goulding Sierer said...

hey anne!

hope you guys had a great easter! wish we could have spent the day with you!