Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another Day, Another Snow

Hayden: See Mom! I TOLD you it would snow again!

Monday, February 25, 2008

I like it, like it 2.25.2006

hmmm. whats on the list this week, eh?

1. Rejecting my inner pack-rat. Terrified of becoming a hoarder, I've turned the house on its side and let all the extra stuff go. Documented proof is over at the MusicCityMoms. Get yourself a tan while basking in the glow of a closet with visible floors.

2. Return of Return of the Jedi.

Little is more entertaining than watching your children and their friends get into Star Wars for the very first time.

3. Jimmy Kimmel. Yes, I know, you've already seen it, and you were probably the one who told everybody about it. Or maybe you liked Sarah Silverman before eveybody else did. Whatever. I don't care. Anyone who can squeeze in cameos from Brad Pitt (with a tasty beard! yes!) Huey Lewis and Meatloaf, and even Josh Groban into one skit is pure comic genius.

4. I like fours.

5. And now for my Kurt fix - Did you know that Kurt Russell's first movie role as a child was in an Elvis movie? This just proves that my new infatuation was totally meant to be.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Preschool Vacation Budgeting 101

About a week ago, Cash asked me for about the 1587th time if we could go back to Disney World.
I've taken to trying to change up my answers every time they ask, so this time I decided to go with the truth:

c: Mommy, can we go back to Disney World tomorrow?

me: We can't, We have to have tickets.

c: How do we get tickets?

me: We need money.

c: How much moneys?

me: Hundreds.

c: Where do we get hundreds?

me: We have to make it and save it.

c: Mommy, we really need to go get a hundreds dollars so we can go back.

Since then he's quit asking.

Instead, he makes a point everyday of informing me of how badly we need 'a hundreds dollars'.

Oh, dear. I've created a monster.

I think I'm going to start myself a new list:

"Things I Said That I Didn't Expect Would Be Repeated By My Children"
Its pretty long already, anyway, because no, I certainly don't know better by now.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I like it still 2.19.08

There's no Kurt Russell this week, and I'm really kind of sad about that, it just doesn't seem right....oh well. Here goes...

1. Sisters. They came to visit this weekend and it was awesome. They ate the food I cooked and enjoyed it (or at least did a really good job pretending to enjoy it). We had so much fun. I wish they'd come every weekend. And not just because the don't charge me to babysit...

2. Floam. Best 8 bucks I EVER spent.

3. The half-pint of ben & jerry's half-baked that I totally just inhaled. After helping myself to my kids valentine candy. Just trying to keep my cellulite in shape, you know.

4. The idea, that maybe, just maybe, a few unsuspecting moms might actually buy my stuff on consignment next week. Just don't tell them my kids clothes are totally possessed by a hyperactive, extreme-mess making devil. Yeah, that's it. (and if you feel like hearing me whine about it - just go here)

5. I know I said he wasn't going to be in this list, but I lied, I can't help it. I had to include him. Did you know he was the uncredited voice of Elvis in Forrest Gump? The man is fascinating, I tell you. Completely fascinating.

Friday, February 15, 2008

If Valentines Were Tornados

This is what they'd leave behind:

I think its safe to say we're loved. If you can measure love in candy that is. Our teeth are still green from too much FunDip.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Day After Snow Day, Which Just Happens to be Valentine's Day

here's to all the junk you can eat

all the snow you can stand

and all the fun you can have

there's no such thing as too much.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

From the Bottom Bunk, 8:45 pm

Overheard after bedtime while the dogs who live on either side of us try and outbark each other:

"Shut down, dog!"

A discussion over why 'be quiet' is more appropriate than 'shut up' ...or um, down, in this case, followed, which is difficult when you're trying not to laugh.

I like it 2.11.08

1. I'm still stuck on Kurt. Except this week it's Stuntman Mike, because the weekend was spent watching Death Proof. Maybe it'll be next weekend it'll be Breakdown...

Stuntman Mike

2. Mmmm, Valentines day. I'm on top of it this year. One party down, one to go. Cards in the mail, kids ready and waiting for the impending sugar influx. Hayden's already asking - 'Is this a right now thing or is it tomorrow?'

3. My dustbuster's back. In case you didn't know.

4. My children inquisitively discovering Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody) & Emerson Lake & Palmer (Lucky Man):

"When do the guitars come in?"
"This is silly singing"
"What's that instrument called?"
"Who's the guy thats playing it?"

I can barely keep up.

5. Giving my all in placemat making today, with my Artsy Mamas.

I just can't wait to spill something on it! It'll be so pretty...

Friday, February 8, 2008

From the Backseat Booster, Driver's Side

Cash: 'Mom, why is it too late to apologize?'

Is it too soon to teach him?

Good thing he still thinks girls are yucky.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pajama Party

The boys had a pajama party at school today, celebrating the letter P. There were pretzels, pizza, popcorn, pie, and even a chocolate peanut butter penguin (which I so wanted) present.

But true to their nature my kids refused to wear pajamas. After all, they often balk at the idea of having jammies on past 10 am (Mom! We NEED to get dressed!) , so I can't say I was surprised to find they didn't want to wear them anywhere past the front door.

I tried a few times to get them to try and pick a pair of jammies they might want to show off, but they weren't having it. We finally just settled on a under-roos style Spiderman shirt and sweatpants. I completely forgot all about the prospect of wearing slippers to complete the 'jammie' look (and how could I, we have like 6 pairs...) until I walked them into the classroom, only to find another child sitting at the table muttering about how my kids weren't wearing ' house shoes' .

Witnessing this, I had to giggle, because a) even after 10+ years of living in the south I still haven't gotten used to the term 'house shoes' instead of slippers, especially from the vocabulary of another 4 year old and b) because I'm not exaggerating about the muttering. He kept saying something, but all I could hear was 'house shoes' every 4th or 5th word.

Finally, Cash sat down, looked him right in the face and said " We brought juice boxes. For EVERYBODY." I have no idea what this statement had to do with the lack of 'house shoes' but it was enough to shut the other kid up, so apparently, Cash knew what he was doing.

So there you have it. My kids, bucking the pajama system and silencing naysayers with Capri Suns. I see a bright future ahead for us.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pillbug Pleas

The boys caught a pillbug this morning, who I'm pretty sure escaped before they even had a chance to stuff their bug house full of clovers and grass clippings. So there is a trail of grass and dirt through my house and there is errant pillbug on the loose. So, you know, if you happen to see one wandering around that looks kind of lost or in need of a family, please send him our way.

On our way out the door to school, I asked Hayden if we could keep the bug box on the porch and he burst into tears. 10 minutes together and he already couldn't leave his little buddy behind.

Geez. Maybe I should get these kids a fish.

Monday, February 4, 2008

I like it 02.04.08 edition

1. Big Trouble in Little China. You think Kurt Russell was great in Overboard?
Think again....
Jack Burton

2. I blew 3.95 on this today:

3. I blew an entire gift certificate on this guy today too:
Tom Petty

Best dang Tom I saw in the Superbowl last night.

4. AND I blew 99 cents times 2 on these today:

Yet I still got repremanded, backhandedly, for letting my children drop a package of blueberries down the enitre freezer aisle, which frankly I hadn't even noticed. Excuse me, but when I grocery shop, mister, I don't look back.

5. My new obsession: Apartment Therapy.
Also home to my other new obsession: ohdeedoh who showcases brilliant ideas like this one, and has me drooling over these.

6. I'm also excited about voting tomorrow, and I'm not going to tell you who to vote for or even to get out and vote, but I will tell you, that you better HOPE it all turns out ok.