Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I'm a slacker

So I've been a total slacker recently and I know it.  But I'm pretty sure no one is reading or paying attention anyway, so it's all good lol.

Someone gifted Boog with an Elf on the Shelf a few years ago and he's been into it ever since.  Elf's name is Birdie and he comes out Thanksgiving night.  Now that there's a puppy in the house who has realized she can jump, I've been trying to keep Birdie in the bedroom and away from her.

Here are Birdie's escapades so far.

I'm really not sure what him and the TMNT were up to, but I'm sure it was no good.

Riding the Mickey ears on top of the TV

Leaving notes to remind Boog that he's watching

Hanging out with Marilyn and Gammaw

He's got a thing for the ears I think...

That must be the window he went in and out of that night
"Mommy take my picture with Birdie"
 More coming soon!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Santa Train

Guess who used her mad refreshing and internet purchasing skillz to score tickets on the VRE's Annual Operation Lifesaver Santa Train this year?

That's right, I did.  I know a 5 year old boy who is going to be super excited come December 13!

For more information about the trains and the program, go to http://www.vrespecialevents.org/Seasonal_Santa_Trains/santa-trains.html.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You're free Genie

Not sure why the passing of Robin Williams is hitting me quite like it is - It's not like I've been obsessed, seeing all his movies over the years, going out of my way to make sure I catch all his movies.  In fact there's quite a few that I haven't seen and will now make a point to watch.

I never saw Good Morning Vietnam, Hook or even remember him in Fern Gully.  I wasn't a big fan of Happy Feet either.  But I remember Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Nine Months, The Birdcage, Patch Adams, Jack (what a heart breaker that movie was!), Good Will Hunting, Night at the Museum and the sequel.

A few of my favorites were Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage and Patch Adams.  I remember watching Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire over and over again as a kid.  When I got older, Birdcage was a go-to for when I needed a comedy.  He was awesome in that, I don't think there's any role he couldn't have played - and played well.  Patch Adams was another that I could watch on a loop, even though it made me cry (shh, keep that to yourself).

Last night I fell asleep watching Aladdin, and restarting it each time I woke up through the night and again this morning.  It's something that I plan on forcing Boog to watch while he's playing, so he gets interested in it.  That's the only way to get him into something new lol.  When he's a little older, Night at the Museum will be introduced and hopefully become a favorite of his too.

Fun at the Fair

This is the male lion that was part of the big cat show at the fair

The white tiger

This shows the white tiger on the left, liger in the middle and the lion on the right

Fun on the merry go round

Fair food!  Corn dog and fries for lunch

Look at that grin!

He got a Transformer name plaque - even the letters have Transformers in them

He tried super hard to stay awake - but we'd been up since 5:30 that morning

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Casual Breakfast

Things Boog gets excited about #23:

"Is nobody here?"

It's just us buddy. 

"Can I eat breakfast in jammie pants?"

You can eat in your underwear if you want.

"Thank you! Thank you mommy!"

The rest of the family is at a softball tournament this weekend, so it;s just me and the Boog at home - and the dogs.  Like most little kids, Boog doesn't like to wear clothes and any occasion to go naked or semi naked is a reason for excitement

Monday, June 16, 2014

Caused a scene

Boog has a boo boo on his belly that I've been feeling a little worried about it being infected, so I made him a doctor's appointment for this morning.  His boo boo hurts wicked bad and he doesn't want anyone to even think about touching it.

So I let Boog wear his new cape and mask to his appointment so he wouldn't be scared. And the cutest thing happened. 

We step out of the elevator and there's like three kids waiting to get in. This little boy (3 or 4) FREAKS OUT. "Superman!! Mom look its Superman! Hi Superman!"

I told him we need to think of a superhero name for him now.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  This year I did things a little different.  There was no basket full of chocolate and candy to be had in our house...And instead of an egg hunt, there was a treasure hunt!

Boog had his Easter basket and with it was three envelopes, each with a picture clue for his treasures.  I saved the last one for the toy I knew he really wanted.

The envelopes were numbered and he had to open them in the right order as well as tell me what letter each picture started with.

His basket had one hollow chocolate bunny, some regular goldfish cracker snack packs, some graham cracker goldfish snack packs and some packs of fruit snacks.  His treasures were a Transformers RescueBots Memory game, a Heat Wave expansion for his Beam Box game system and last but not least:

Transformers RescueBots Blades transforming figure.  This is the toy he's been asking me for for over a month.  So he was super excited when he found it and kept jumping up and down.  He said they're going to snuggle together at bedtime tonight lol.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Really Octonauts?

Things that make me say hmmm from the Octonauts...there are a few of them.  Have you seen the show?  No?  Well it's not a bad show.  It teaches compassion, learning about sea creatures and it's generally a fun show.

Some things from the show that I don't understand:

1. How is it that an octopus, polar bear, cat, dog, rabbit, penquin are all the same size?
2. Do any of the others have family, other than Professor Inkwell, Kwazi and Peso?  So far we've met Peso's mother and brother, Kwazi's grandfather and Professor Inkwell's cousin.  No one else's family is mentioned.
3. How did all these critters meet and someone not try to eat one of the others?
4. Who's funding this little operation of theirs?
5. How are Tweek's new gadgets and parts delivered?  I've never seen the FedEx guy show up in their Octopod.

And while we're on the topic of things that make you go hmmm from the world of kids cartoons, let's go with Bubble Guppies, aka little mermaid children:

1. Where are their parents?
2. How does an airplane fly in WATER?
3. They don't have enough creatures under the sea that they had to create a Bubble Puppy for the kids to have as a pet?
4. Do the kids have homes, or is it like boarding school?

What about Max and Ruby, bunnies?

1. Where are THEIR parents?
2. Who the hell left Ruby in charge?  She's kind of a snotty brat.  Just saying.
3. Why does gramma come visit and then LEAVE them home alone again?

That's all I've got right now, but feel free to add some of your own...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I just want you

This morning as we were sitting outside of daycare, getting ready to go in, I reached back and unbuckled Boog's car seat.  He was looking out the window, not paying attention.  I put my finger up right by his nose to mess with him when he turned his head quickly.  My fingernail got him just on the inside of his little nose and he looked like he wanted to cry, but didn't.

I told him I was sorry and that I was just trying to tease him and he said he knew and it was okay.  So I said I'm not very good at this mommy thing, maybe we should find you a new one.  And then he spoke the best words ever:

"Nah, I don't want a different one.  I just want to stay with you."

Me too buddy, me too...

Monday, February 24, 2014

I am NOT crafty...

So why am I about to start this project?  I have no idea what I'm doing.  I don't plan, I just get an idea, get the stuff and cross my fingers...But this project is going to take planning...Like written, measuring, wood, cutting, nailing, sewing PLANNING!

I was hoping to just find a bookshelf and go from there with half the work already done...So I'm taking the idea above and altering it slightly.  I'm going to have casters instead of legs - locking ones I hope.  I also don't plan to use the bins that this one has since it's going to be for Boog's books...this kid has so many books!  And last but not least, I found a chalkboard sticker that is just over a foot wide and 6 feet long, so I'm going to put probably four feet of that on the outside back of the bench

Pray for me y'all- I'm gonna make a bookshelf/bench/chalkboard thang! (yes, i totally said that in the voice of Lurlynn from Sweet Home Alabama.)