Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Back for More

It's been forever since I have updated, so if there is anyone still reading this is a little of what we have been up to.

We got this fort from Cranium.
The kids LOVE it! Boots can easily construct all sorts of cool things all by himself. The pieces are magnetic and very user friendly, so hours of enjoyment would not be a trite saying here!

I found a whole new obsession in Nigella Lawson books! In particular this book:
In which, she has a recipe for Emergency Rice Pudding, which we tried,
It was worth every calorie laden spoonful! And I didn't even curse her name as I was on the elliptical for that hour straight!

We celebrated this beautiful woman's 85th birthday! She is amazing, and lovely and I cannot begin to tell you what she means so me!
We learned how to make homemade marshmallows, from Ina Garten, better known as the Barefoot Contessa.
They were perfect pillows of marshmallowy goodness, and I am going to have to say I am going to have a hard time buying those bags full of rubbery stuff at the grocery store now that I know what they can taste like fresh! And Boots pretty much made these all by himself. It was that easy.

We played catch and rode scooters with our cousins...
Boots found out the joys of bubble beards!
And last but certainly not least we received mail from Hong Kong!
Since some of the Scooby Doo gang figures that Boots plays with all of the time have become casualties to the puppies, an arm here, a part of a foot there, we went on a hunt to find new ones. This was much harder than you would think. There are ALOT of figures out there but not the ones we needed. We finally found them on E-bay. And they arrived safe and sound from Hong Kong having cleared customs. The gang is back together again, and Boots couldn't be happier!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Just how old are you?

So today I felt older than dirt. Let me explain. I was driving Little P and Boots home from a quick run to the post office when we got into a conversation about computers. I was explaining that when I was her age computers were still a bit to big and expensive for normal home use, and now you can use your cell phone to surf the net. She cocked her head to the side and said "Were there TV's when you were a kid?" I stammered a bit and then realized that at 8 years old she must not have a real concept as to how long things have been around. So I explained that of course they were, they were widely owned by the 1950's. Not thinking that I needed to point out that in fact, I am not older than dirt and was born in 1976. She quickly smiled and said, "Oh, does that mean that you had cars then too?"

Until that point I had been feeling relatively good about my new appearance, and I was carded 5 times this past weekend visiting a casino. I mistakenly took that to mean that I appeared around or perhaps younger than 21. I am now thinking that it simply meant I looked shady!!!

However, while I was at the casino I spotted these,
Chocolate Dipped Peeps. Knowing my kids were going to love them I bought them some. Is there a bigger sugar rush than a sugary marshmallow peep covered in more sugar and topped off when chocolate? It's got to be better than espresso!

Anyhow, because the kids will be on Spring Break next week, I felt that the preschool teachers could use a little pick me up. They work hard, and it seems that their class grows more every other day so Boots and I packed up these to take to them.
He had so much fun picking out the bunny pens and the chocolate bunnies for inside. They were tucked full of goodies that they would be able to enjoy. They are really great ladies so I am more than happy to give them little gifts now and then.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What? You mean it's not here yet?

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments about my bunnies! I have had a ball making them. Sometimes it takes a project that you really enjoy to catapult you back into the creative masses! On that note here is the little boy bunny that I made for my nephew, Little Man:
To go along of course with Magoo's precious pink bunny.
I sent them off priority today to CA, last minute anyone???

It just so happens that today was the arrival of Gee and Trampa's Easter baskets to the kids, along with gifts from Aunt K and the fam. Among the landslide of goodies this lovely, sparkling tiara was a gift from Aunt K.
Little P could not be happier if she tried. She promptly removed her head band, placed the tiara on her head and declared that she will wear it from now on. She should, it suits her!

Boots, whom we have a hard time convincing to get out of his pj's every day recieved these:
How stink'in cute are these!!!! He also got a superman puzzle that I could not get a picture of, because he whisked it off to his room immediately to put it together. That boy loves him some puzzles!

They also got Happy Feet from the grandparents, they are out of their mind excited. Boots was a penguin for Halloween because of this movie!

Our kids don't get candy very often. They don't ask for it, so we don't give it. I am not opposed to it, it's just not something that we have in our house. But Boots is a bit of a chocoholic. He LOVES chocolate, and it's fine with him not to have it, but if it is offered to him the boy is not going to turn it down. See for your self:
I was going to say, "Don't you wish chocolate could make you this happy?", but the truth is, it does. I haven't had any in a long time, that doesn't mean that I don't crave it like mad!!! All that means is that I have better things to do with my time than be on the treadmill.