Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Now that you have shared with the world your chilhood hand licking practice, what will I use to confirm that you are you should aliens infect our world with pod people?XO, Amy
Amy: Any alien sightings? Slurp, lick.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Which Dinosaur was created by a 40 year old?
"Mom, let's do a project."
"Okay, what do you want to do?"
"Let's make Dinosaur puppets. I'll go get the paper and the scissors and the PASTE!!!!!"
Oh boy, let's create on demand.
"Reyde go get a dinosaur book too. I need to see a picture."
"No, that's cheating. You just have to cut it out. "
"Can't I draw it first?"
"MOM, no that's cheating."
Mine's the one on the right. Yes, the pink one with orange stripes.
Hmmm...I'm recalling a moment back in history...sitting in Auntie Joan's garage with all my cousins...making holiday baskets.
My creation once again looks like a 7 year old did it.
No. I didn't eat any paste.
No, Turbo's self esteem is not affected by his winter wardrobe.
Oh, here he is, in the video:
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Reyde and his friend Kaden had good fun trying to get James with snow balls....
It's what Reyde got for his birthday. SAVE FOR THE FACT that we bought all accessories, failing to by the frigging BAKUGANS themselves.
((sigh)) At least I didn't forget batteries for this game.
And I have no idea what it is, but I think it involves cards and strengths and powers, and goodness, I never played Dungeons and Dragons. Yeah, James didn't either.
I'm sure Reyde will get his parents up to speed.
After we buy the frigging parts to play the game.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Then on Friday the 5th, a group of us went to Buca di Beppo's for some pasta. I sent a quick email that said, "Good God I'm turning 40, let's go eat some pasta." So we did.
This next photo is for all my Filipino co-workers. Andrea noticed me eating with my fork and big spoon. Said I had a lot of experience with a big spoon in Manila. Very comfortable. Just like old times. (In the Philippines, it is common to eat with a big spoon, like a serving spoon, and a fork. No knife. Just shovel in with the spoon. It's quite efficient, right Mom?)
Lot's of laughs, thanks to all of my friends. I'd have to say that Andrea stole the show. She is so funny. And being around her inspires you to take life less serious, laugh at yourself, and laugh at the crazy pretentious society we've become.
Andrea thought of the idea to send my camera recording a video around the table on the lazy Susan. Yeah, so when you watch it, she's the gal at the end. Said that maybe she'd stop doing that now that she sees what it looks like. Okay, right. Doubt it. But it was a brilliant idea.
Prior to her brilliant idea was Sherrilyn's to ask Vicky and Larry to drive the daycare van. 8 of us piled into the new van and did a pub crawl after having dinner. Hadn't planned on staying out til 1.30am. Finally went to the Bull Pen on Pacific Hwy. Wow. That was an experience.
"James, make sure to wash your face real good. Otherwise you will go to work with glitter on your forehead."
Sunday, November 30, 2008
So here's what we have so far....on the way to Grandma Betty's for Thanksgiving Dinner, Reyde is drawing in the truck. We hear him tell us, "I'm going to draw you a picture of a motorcycle."
We wait and I envision a side profile of a motorcycle. Instead we get a head on view of Dad riding the motorcycle, with intense tread!
Well that's a bunny trail.
Found an Advent Calendar with stickers. Stickers??? So at the checkout stand, I asked the cashier if they had chocolate ones. We sure do and she took the time to go get us one.
So today has been a bit like the Groundhog's Day movie, explaining to Reyde that we wait until December to start eating the chocolate.
But here's the question. Should I do a survey with blogger's nifty survey option? Nah. I'll just go with my gut instinct.
What do you think we'll do? Do we count down and open the door with the number 25 on it tomorrow? Do we open the door with the #1? Why don't they have directions on the back of the packaging?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Very funny movie. I highly recommend it. For an insight into the Grantham's Philippines experience check out:
Monday, July 07, 2008
Gotta be safe and wear your life jacket in the boat. Meanwhile Reyde is pretending to be a dinosaur with the driftwood as his horn. Reydeasaurus.
"Mom, come in the boat with me!"
Kaden, Reyde and Tyler. Ahhh, the memories of playing in the sand.
Oh my goodness. Yes, sand EVERYWHERE. And life got busy. No bath until Monday night. Euughhh. Bad mommy.
Me, Reyde and Kaden (a cousin of a cousin 2nd or 3rd or once removed.)
James and Reyde waiting for the next parade entry to come down the road. James has been working so much that Reyde wanted to be close to his Daddy. Had to wear a hat just like Dad.
We all need a goat walking the parade route right?
Biker chicks, as far as I know, no relation.
The clan. From left to right as best as I can. Triena, baby Katelynn, James, Reyde Kaden. Back to the back row, Nicki, David, Jesse, baby Ashlyn, Tyler. Back up to the back row, Chris, Caleb, Ryan, Miranda.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Had fun, went to the Cove for a great end of year picnic. Then we came home and he made "pillows" for dinner. So excited to roll out the frozen dough and put it in muffin tins. Throw some cheese and ham, and more dough on top. Nut don't fall far from the tree here. Plenty of bread, oohie gooey dough, melted cheese. Yummy. He set the table too. And made sure Dad was coming to the table. What a joy.
It's a toss up as to who was the better patient. Although I had much more control over the dog. And while I didn't have to wrap Nancy's pills up into pieces of ham... well you know. You pick.
Something was wrong with Turbo last Monday. For the amount of money we just spent, he should feel like he went to Hawaii. (Cuz that's the amount of money we spent!) Ended up having a tumor and it was cancerous and so we don't know how much longer he'll be hanging with us. He's so stoic, it's gonna be years.
Glad he is back to his old antics.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
I remember mine looking like a 2nd grader's art project, failing miserably with wisps on glue overlapping the pretty things that were supposed to be affixed.
But alas, with all the dinosaur books and coloring books, I perhaps might have an inkling of artist in me.
I drew this dino baby on the back of the paper placemat at the VFW hall in Westport, waiting for breakfast. I'm so darn proud of it, I had it laminated at work. Reyde can treasure it for a lifetime.
And here is Reyde's baby dino, in chalk.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
So we said that we would get the tooth ready for the tooth fairy and he freaked out. Goodness knows we don't need to add fuel to the fire of the "I don't want to go to bed" so we left it that we'd learn about the tooth fairy and when he is ready we can write a note to the tooth fairy and let him know it's ready.
Now that's a run on sentence.
Monday, April 14, 2008
"You know Wendy, you are much more calm now that when you and James got together."
"Really?" (my favorite pause word to gather my thoughts.)
"Hmm, that's an interesting observation. Because my stress level has only increased throughout the years."
"Well, that's not good, you're not supposed to be hiding that from me."
So I asked for a reality check with my sissy la-la and she concurred. Wild, so looking up the antonym of calm I find:
—Antonyms 2. tempestuous. 3. agitated.
1) Hospitality suppliers must get with the ball on recycle. Where's my triangle to recycle the darn things? Hello?????
2) While the rectangular bottles may seem fancy and cool, the plastic they decided to use is so rigid you can't get the product out of them.
3) James doesn't like glycerin soap.
4) I appreciate the "at cost" salon quality shampoo and conditioner that has been part of my entire life.
5) The shampoo and conditioner empty much quicker than the lotions.
6) I have never in my life been so committed to lotion.
For the first time in my life, I can't say that I've done my good ol kid trick of licking my hands to moisten them.
Aren't you proud of me Amy?
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Dish pizza and Lake Michigan.
More later. But I must admit. Even for this bread lover, the Chicago deep dish pizza I ate had too much crust for me!
And holy cow batman. The shuttle from the convention drove past Lake Michigan. The enormity of that body of water took my breath away. AMAZING.