Monthly Archive: July 2011

Cup ‘o Tea, Gov’ner? 19

Cup ‘o Tea, Gov’ner?

Nikki had a Going Away party for one of the classmates in her classroom this week and Wes was UBER-jealous. I eased his sadness by promising him we’d have a tea party last night after dinner. Which I promptly forgot because I’m totally that Mom. I bribe my kids to get the tears to stop and then immediately forget the bribe. Lucky for me… they remind me! So, we had a tea party last night after bathtime! And obviously before we brushed our hair if Nikki is any indication. I even conned E into joining us which wasn’t hard because...

Look For Me Tonight On ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ 5

Look For Me Tonight On ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

I’ve had to upgrade the silly in our lives the last few days. I looked at a few of our nights the last several weeks and realized I had done substantially more nagging, yelling, and griping than I had anything else with the kids. I was annoyed every waking moment and my patience was EXACTLY non-existent. I think I spent about 3-5 days doing my best to make my pre-school children contemplate running away from home simply to get away from the SUPER-DUPER MEAN MOM constantly ON THEIR CASES. So, I took a deep breath and injected some silly a...

Not All Dorks Are Created Equal. 23

Not All Dorks Are Created Equal.

Sorry for my absence yesterday, I’d love to explain why but it’s TERRIBLY BORING to anyone but me, so let’s just say I was busier than I expected. To make up for it, here’s an awesome picture of my daughter and her awesome hair that I did MYSELF for a princess birthday party she went to: We good now? ANYWAY… You know how all of us who have spent time writing and/or reading online agree that the internet is awesome because it brings us weirdos together? For example, in my life, I’ve discovered there are other people like me: obsessed...

Weekends in the Kitchen 8

Weekends in the Kitchen

During the week, breakfast menus are quick and healthy. Cream-cheese bagels, oatmeal and blueberries, fruit salad, rice krispies. Those types of things. Nothing incredibly time-consuming or yummy, if you were to ask my kids. But one day a weekend we usually go off the main track. We take two rolls of croissants and we cover one roll with peanut butter and milk-chocolate chips and the other roll with butter and cinnamon/sugar. There is really no wrong way to do these. We cook by the instructions on the can, we just add fillings! And I let the kids do most of...

Expecto Patronum! 24

Expecto Patronum!

My birthday was great, I’m slowly (but surely) making it through all of my birthday comments, so I will get to yours eventually! Thank you all so much. The internet make yesterday one of – if not THE – best birthday I’ve ever had. Of course, it had a little help from a little movie that came out last night! You know, I’m not a big fan of crowds. I hate shopping around Christmas, I hate eating at restaurants on the weekends and I hate seeing bands in crowded bars. But crowds at the midnight releases of my favorite movies?...