Monday, April 27, 2009

And so it begins......


When we found out we were having a boy four years ago, my husband was elated. Being the sports enthusiast that he is, he was already so excited about sports with the little fellow. Well, the time has finally come where he can play something and while he's still too young for pee-wee football or even tee-ball, there is soccer. Ah, the world's most common sport now taught to three year olds with quick water breaks and Little Debbie's every 10 minutes or so. Here are a few of my favorite pics.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fixer-upper


These are my old canisters (you can see the tint is chipping off.) R has been hastling me about getting new canisters for a while now, but all the ones I like are waaay expensive.
Some of you may not know this about me, but I am a pack rat. I know, it's a nasty habit. I keep things, thinking that it may provide useful in the future. This pack rat is also closely related to the "fixer upper." I like to try to keep things by fixing them up. Sometimes, the fixer-uppers turn out and sometimes they are just tossed by my disapproving husband. We are 100% opposite of each other when it comes to this.


Anyway, here are some old canisters I found at a local antique shop that I thought I could fix up. After some help from my soooo organized friend, Amy, with her scrapbooking tools we had perfect ovals and rectangles and I just painted in them. I may still go back and add some grosgrain ribbon or something. Hubby should be proud that this only set him back by a grand total of $22.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bunny Cookies


Here's a pic of the Easter cookies I made for my niece and her class. Of course I quickly agreed to make these b/c I just love my sister-in-law and her children so much, but didn't realize the amount of time I would spend. Whew! In the end, I think it was all worth it when I saw the expression on their faces. I can always count on my sister-in-law to praise any of my "creations." Thanks Su, for always being so supportive! Love ya!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eggs-actly what I needed to hear!!!

Okay, I know, I know......really, the bad pun at the top is definitely the teacher in me!!! I have a thousand different "egg" words I can use just stored away for this time of year. Anyway, I wanted to post this joke b/c it's terribly funny and a little terrible, too. It's kind of a blonde joke, in a round about way, so to all my blonde friends ---you know I love you!!!

A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD. The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over. She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong. "I feel terrible," ! he explains, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM." The blonde says,"Don't worry." She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny, bends down, and sprays the contents onto him. The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight. The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?" The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label. It says. (Are you ready for this?) (Are you sure?) (OK, here it is) It says........................ "Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave."
H a p p y E a s t er !!! (BTW---not my joke, a forward of a forward and so forth, so I don't know who to give credit to!)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Smooshi, anyone?

Just had to post this! E and I were having one of his typical, inquisitive conversations where I'm forced to explain "how and why." I thought it was so funny (could be my skewed sense of humor these days) that I wanted to share. Here's how it went:

E: When is dinner going to be ready?
Me: As soon as it's finished cooking.
E: In the oven?
Me: Yes.
E: What's an oven do?
Me: Cook things.
E: How? (I knew that was coming!)
Me: It gets really hot and cooks it.
E: How?
Me: (Like I know!) Well, it gets electricity from our house to run and the heating elements heat up and make the food hot. (Please don't ask me to explain further!)
E: Hummm.....we don't eat raw food.
Me: No, we don't. Well, except sometimes Daddy does when he eats sushi. You know, like he gets when we go eat Chinese noodles?
E: Yes. Daddy likes smooshi. It's his favorite!

I thought it was so appropriately re-named!