Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Already?

I feel like it's hard to carry on my "regular life" when I know of somebody else who doesn't have their "regular life" anymore.  I know of someone who recently lost children and it has just made any ramblings I can throw on the internet seem trivial and obnoxious.  I remember after Lucy died I went back to the internet, to facebook specifically, and everything was the same.  Nothing was the same for me, but on facebook there were still people posting pictures of their breakfast or posting a complaint to a particular bad driver.  It just seemed inappropriate.  It wasn't of course but I was sensitive.  So I am back to post pictures of holiday festivities despite a heavy heart.  Trivial busy work keeps me going.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday Thoughts
I'm linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.

 I used to love board games.  I don't think I do anymore.

I blame the kids for creating a stressful experience plus they cry when they lose and sometimes even when they win. Maybe when they are older we can get into it again.

I just renewed The Lego Movie Video Game for the 4th time at the library.  Why didn't I just buy it?  It feels too late to buy it now. 

We went to Target for their 70% off Halloween clearance.  I only wasted $14.  But hopefully when I open my Halloween tub next year I'll be so excited I won't buy anything until it's all on sale again.  That's the plan.

Oh yeah, I just decided to figure out Bloglovin because I'm sick of having too many bookmarks.  They say I have to add this to my blog in order for them to find me?  I don't know.  Sounds like a ruse.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Not really.  A little done. With Christmas Shopping.  I ordered Guy's present which is a little ridiculous but I'm sure it'll be worth the price.  I wanted to get him Legos with motors but something a little more versatile that the Lego Technic kits.  I ordered the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms Base Set.  It is the only thing we are getting him.  I know he doesn't want it.  He doesn't know it exists.  I hope when he realizes what it can do he'll excuse me for not getting him any of the stuff he wanted.  I'm not that fun. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Comic Books

Nels picked out a comic at the comic book store.  After studying the front and back cover for almost a half hour, he opened the book to page 1.  It made for excellent entertainment on a 2 hour car ride but what I like most is that he did it right.  Study it, enjoy it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Hoodie

Guy wanted to be Emmet from The Lego Movie for Halloween.  As I was researching ideas for his costume I found this hoodie
It was for sure easier and better looking than anything I could make.  So I bought it for him and showed it to him two weeks before Halloween.  He hasn't taken it off.  Kids were saying "Why are you wearing your Halloween costume already?"  and now they can ask him why he is still wearing it.  Because he loves it!  Most functional costume ever.  If you can even call it a costume.  It is just a hoodie.

Friday, October 31, 2014


I think you'll agree our toothbrush holder is pretty dang spectacular.  The artist teaches monster making classes and I was able to go to one this week.

I was so incredibly happy with my monster.  And then I sat him next to all the others and felt like I hardly put in any effort or maybe I attended making a baby dragon class.  I'm just a simpleton attracted to cute stuff.  I guess that's no secret. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Thoughts
I'm linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.

-Halloween Stuff-
The dog ate our pumpkins.  We have 1 left.  I don't even feel like carving it because the dog will just eat it and someone will cry.  If I don't draw attention to the pumpkin the kids will forget about it.

I had this genius idea to make the kids Wreck-It Ralph costumes this year.  Guy didn't want to be Fix-It Felix so I didn't even try.  I guess Nels and Daisy could have still been Ralph and Vanellope but I'm a little too late on that.  They are going to be little puppies.  Puppies that pee on the carpet.

I don't really like pumpkin flavored stuff.  I guess that's normal?  I mean we only eat in season.  Nobody thinks pumpkin stuff is so great we need to preserve it and eat it year round?  Maybe people do.  Just like some people eat tacos on other days besides Tuesdays.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cords and Cords

I have a basket of corded stuff.  It's kind of annoying.  I usually just try to wrap up the cords with twist ties but I don't know why I haven't taken more extreme measures until now.

I put everything in a plastic bag and labeled them.  I also pulled out anything that wasn't A/V related and moved it elsewhere.  Looks much less headachey.

I stuck the bin up top next to the globe so the children will not pull everything out while on a scotch tape search.  I think it looks so much nicer that I need to redo the rest of the shelf now.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mall Painting

The kids didn't paint a mall, but they painted at the mall.  There was a little place where you drop your kids off while you shop and they get an "art lesson" and make a masterpiece!  I think this is so cool!  After I dropped them off I immediately went to Gymboree and bought them clothes?  I'm still learning how to manage "kid-free time".

A picture of unassuming art teachers + my kids.  Not creepy of me at all.

The finished artwork!  I watched them through the window enough to see that they did get a lot of help but I think they did enough that it is theirs.  Nels' ladybug looks like paint was spilled all over it but he says it's clouds.  Yep, an Nels original. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

The obligatory pumpkin patch trip photos.  We went with grandpa but he didn't ride in the cow train so I didn't get his photo.  Shucks.
After the cow train the driver asked the kids if they liked it.  Guy's response was "No... I loved it!"  I was surprised but that response is totally him.

Picking out the perfect pumpkins for the dog to eat.

Got them!  They were all proud of their pumpkins, but Daisy most of all.