Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Overheard From the Back of the Van

Lukas:  Mom, how old are you?
Me:  I'm 38.
Lukas:  Wow! That's really close to 40!
Me:  Yep.


Lukas:  How old is dad?
Me:  40
(Lukas starts laughing hysterically)
Me:  What are you laughing about?
Lukas:  Well, I said that you are almost 40, and dad actually is 40! That's so funny! (more laughing coming from behind me)

Me:  (just because I couldn't help myself even though I knew the answer could be bad)   So... who did you think was older?
Lukas:  Dad. I knowed he was older.
Me:  How did you know that for sure?
Lukas:  Because he's bigger than you. Duh!

You really have to love 5 year old logic!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Newsflash - Mikah Turns 7!!!

Breaking News... the Super Heroes were out in full force today in order to help Batman (Mikah) celebrate his 7th birthday.

Capes and masks were required. These super heroes thumb their noses at 'ordinary citizens' when they all get together...

Batman, AKA the birthday boy, was the first to fly to the scene of the top secret partay...

Captain America was next to make an appearance.

Spiderman swung over the city in order to get down with his friends...

The Hulk made his presence known...

Wolverine knew that the party wouldn't be able to start without him...

And just what do Super Heroes do when they get together? First, they compete. They are always striving to be the best they can be.  They practiced leaping over tall buildings; having races to show off their "super speed"; they showcased their "power punching abilities"; and they practiced ducking and dodging fast incoming projectiles! But we can't forget that there is also a softer side to Super Heroes - they even took it upon themselves to help a dottery old lady (played by the birthday boy's dad) get across the street safely. And I think that was the hardest test of all; that old biddy sure had a mind of her own!

All of that hard work sure gave the Super Heroes a super-sized appetite. Being so super all the time uses up a lot of energy don't you know.

When their bellies were super-full and bursting, they showered Batman with some super-awesome birthday presents.

These sure are some super-friends that Batman has!

And just like that, the party was over and our Super Heroes bid one another adieu as they took again to the skies.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

For Lloyd...

Someone shared this on Facebook today. I'm amazed at the ideas that people come up with.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Newest Obsession

Thanks to Pinterest I have been having visions of chalkboard art for months. Literally months! I have been on the lookout for an awesome frame that is both huge and retro-ugly. Think ornate, gold leaf ugly. When these frames are spiffed up with some spray paint they are capital-A-mazing. Trust me. I have one hanging in my office at work and everyone who comes in gushes over it.

Anywho... I haven't stumbled upon another one of these frames yet so my brain has been distracted with trying to figure out Plan Two. Then one day I came upon this, and this, and Plan Two happened. Printable chalkboard art. But could I do it? I'm crafty, but not especially arty, if you get my drift. But, I had a vision - a huge chalkboard art vision that would hang in my entryway. And thanks to all the visionaries on Pinterest I had inspiration. I steeled myself last night and sat down with my secret little friend - picmonkey.com - and made this...

And I was so thrilled (I did a happy dance, I can admit it), that I sat back down and made this...

And this...

And this...


What do you think? I'm pretty darn happy with how they turned out and I can't wait to get them framed (burlap or aged-rustic wood???) and up on the wall. I took two of them to Staples today and had them printed out as 24"x36" engineer prints and it actually worked!!! No one is more shocked than I.

P.S. Lukas had a stay-home day with mom today and he wanted in on the action. Here are his versions of Chalkboard art.

'Nature Picture'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Tunes

I've been seriously annoying my kids the last few days by having these songs on repeat in the Jeep. Better I annoy them than the other way around I always say.

Lorde (pronounced Lord) - Royals

American Authors - Best Day of My Life

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday Tunes

Here's what I have on heavy rotation on my playlist right now. I highly recommend that you check out ZZ Ward, Noah and Passenger. Love, love, love!