Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SNOW DAY pictures.. as promised!!

This is what Gray thought of the snow

Maddy the angel

Sebastian obsessed with snowballs

Snow days aren't so fun for the grown ups!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bad, bad blogger!!

Ok, so I've totally ignored my blog, and become addicted to facebook instead! I now miss my blog and shall add my two cents back into bloglandia soon. Or bore readers with some witty dialogue, or anecdote, or a photo that I find particularly wonderful. I sure do enjoy it, and lovingly force my husband to read it.. claiming that if he doesn't, he "doesn't really know me" !
I probably will start tomorrow with some pictures of the snow that's falling outside right this very minute. You will see my children bundled in coats and hats, with red noses, and smiles of delight. You will see my husband and I grinning for a couple of "snow bunny" captions. And of course the dog, jumping up to catch the snowballs, with his black fur covered with white icy chunks.
It's all a likely prediction to happen very soon. In fact, they're all asleep and I've already ran out to start snapping my predictable photos.There's some of the home and the street with its new blanket of snow... and of course a couple of the dog since he was awake, and found the snow as exciting as I have!
I won't leave you waiting for long... in fact... I'll start now... I've made you all wait long enough! And I'm thinking all ready of a New Year's resolution to be a better blogger!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


( I've saved up some of my favorite from the last 2 months)

1) Maddy:" Mommy, your underwear are boring..."
Me: " Oh really, I didn't know they were boring"
Maddy: " Yeah they are... you need to get some with horsies on them!!"

2) Maddy brought home a pretty finger painting from school-swirls of golds, yellows and other light colors. I asked her, " what is this a picture of?" Very matter of factual she says... " inside of a burrito." In a totally 'DUH' like tone.

3) Maddy's best friend, Isla and family, were in Scotland for awhile and Maddy wrote a letter to send to her. I explained that we needed to go to the Post Office to make sure we put the right postage on, in order for the letter to go so far away.
Later that day upon pulling into the Post Office, Maddy says,
" So, this is Scotland ?? !! "

(mind you, I had spent much time showing her globes and pics of where Isla was...hmm, but that just doesn't compute in a 5 year olds mind...)
4) Riding home from school in the car:
Maddy: " We got to have tambourines for snack today!"
Me: ( after thinking hard for a moment), "Do you maybe mean tangerine?"
Maddy: " I dunno, but they were really good!"

5) In her class, as a teacher aid, I was sitting at the teacher's desk doing some work while having the wonderful opportunity of listening to the teacher and the class. This is what I heard:

(while reviewing after a story)
Mrs. Burnham: " So class, who can tell me what the Indian's made their teepee's out of?"
Maddy: "MEAT!!"

... and a few mins later:

Mrs. Burnham: " The Indian's used every part of the buffalo... what did they do with the fat ? "
Another child: "Cooking."
Maddy: "Macaroni and Cheese!!!!"

(and she was dead serious!!! I was dying... trying not to distract the class w my laughter!!)

Ok, I know... If you read my blog, I'm so sorry! I dropped off the internet planet for a few weeks! I also abandoned flickr, myspace, and email.... I was an equal opportunity "abandoner" ! I think I was just using my creative energy elsewhere... I painted some signs for friends, painted some things for the school, and painted two very large horses on my daughter's walls. I also made some jewelry,and cut out 30 little indian vests for Maddy's school feast. So my story is, my creative juices were taxed and there were none left for my online creativity! I updated flickr today, and have blog's planned for this week! So rest assured, I'm here this week for a bit of entertainment and peek into my life once again! :p