Tuesday, April 20, 2010

M.Q.O.D. (Max quote of the day)

Yesterday was such a nice day! I had a ton of work that I should have been doing, but Max wanted me to come to the back yard with him. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to spend some time in the nice warm sun with my cute little guy, so I put my work on hold and we went outside.
Max ran to the swing set and hopped up on one swing and I sat on the other one.

"Mom, " he asked sweetly "aren't you going to push me?"

I started swinging myself and said "I thought that this year you were a big enough boy to be able to push yourself on the swing."

He rolled his eyes, threw his hands in the air and said......


Methinks we've been spending a bit too much time with Bill Nye the Science guy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's a carnival!

Because I'm such a follower, and because I haven't been able to come up with anything to blog about lately, I've decided to join a blog carnival!

The theme of this carnival includes lots of hairspray, makeup so thick that it could double for stucco on your house, and a soft focus lens.


So here it is, my entry for the blog carnival, my Glamor shots photo. (I actually had it taken at The Coverlook, I hope that's OK)

Yes, this is me, or at least how I looked many years ago with more products in my hair than my family will now use in an entire year.

I hope you enjoy this photo, because it might be the only one I post of myself on this blog, and really, it's not much different than how I look every day when I go out into public. (Just take away the big hair, makeup, add some crows feet, sweats and a few pounds and I look practically the same)

The thing I remember most about the day I had this picture taken was what happened after I left the photography studio.
I went with my mom to the grocery store, (I still had most of the makeup and hairdo in place) and as we were walking down the isle, a teenage boy walked past us. He was a store employee and passed us, pushing a very large cart with items to be stocked on the shelf.
I noticed that he was staring at me, and he must have continued staring because he ran the cart into the end display of cereal boxes and knocked them all over.

Yes, we still laugh about that.

If you have one of these photos, or any photo involving really big hair or a peach sweater, please head on over to Kristina's blog and add yourself to the list. (Please don't let me be alone in my humiliation)

Also, you can check out all of the others who have been brave enough to post their photos. I hear that someone is actually going to post the glamor shot of her ex boyfriend!

Come and join the fun!!

And if you are a Facebook friend of mine, yes, this is my profile picture, only larger, with more pixels.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Another cute Max quote

I was hugging Max today and said "Max, you'll always be my baby!"
"No mom, I'm NOT a baby!" he protested.
You're right" I replied, "You're not a baby anymore, but you'll always be MY baby!"
He hugged me tight and said..............

"And you'll always be my grown up."

Friday, April 2, 2010

The answers you've all been waiting for. Or at least mildly interested in.

A few days ago I posted about 6 lies and one truth and let everyone guess which one was the truth.
I'll go through each one and explain.

1. I met my husband on a blind date. Our grandmothers both got their hair done at the same salon and they got to talking and decided that we would be perfect for each other.

This one was false. We actually met at a Friday night church dance. As far as I know, our grandmothers met for the first time at our wedding.

2. When I was younger, I was an avid skier. About every other weekend in the winter, I could be found on the slopes, I loved racing down the mountain, dodging other less experienced skiers.

I have never been skiing in my entire life. I hate being cold, and I would most likely run into the other skiers or any random tree that I might find.

3. I am allergic to avocados, one bite and my lips swell up like Angelina Jolie's.

I love avocados. I can eat them without being in danger of looking like any celebrity.

4. Half of my children are left handed.

False, but this was a tricky one. Actually three fourths of my kids are left handed.

5. When I was a kid, we lived in the same neighborhood as Mark Eubank, the weatherman. (until he moved) This was before he donned the evil white snow coat.

False. However, my cousins did live in the same neighborhood as the Eubank family. And I'm currently not very happy with the stupid snow coat.

6. I never, ever cut classes in school. Ever.

True. I NEVER cut classes. Because I was a model student and would never break the rules. (besides, I didn't have a car)

7. My first car was a blue Chevette. I had a stuffed Garfield sitting in the back window.

False. My first car was actually a 1984 white Trans Am with T tops. I did, however, have the stuffed Garfield attached to the back window. I bought him in Hawaii, so he was wearing a grass skirt which fell apart and the pieces flew around in the back of my car for a while.

So, if you guessed that I was telling the truth about not cutting classes, you guessed correctly.


Today is the second day of Spring break for the kids. Yesterday, I took them to IKEA. We wandered around for a while, bought a few kitchen gadgets then had hot dogs for lunch. We even brought home a pan of cinnamon rolls :0)

Last night, the boys figured out a way to hook the video camera into the main television antenna for the house, so when we turn any TV in the house on channel 3, we get a view of whatever the camcorder is looking at.
They spent a significant amount of time watching the wall in the basement. The interesting part was that no matter how long they watched it, it didn't do anything different.
Then they took turns running down to the basement and doing something goofy in front of the camera.
Next, they hooked it up to the DVD player, so they could play a movie to every TV in the house. Last night I found them all huddled around the 13" television, watching a movie. Unfortunately, with this set up, the picture isn't very clear, it's kind of fuzzy.
The thing is, we have a perfectly good TV and DVD player upstairs in the family room, which has a nice high quality picture to watch.

I don't get it.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not funny. Not funny at all.

I keep looking outside, just waiting for Mother Nature to jump out and yell...........

So far, she hasn't appeared. In fact, I think it just started snowing again. :0(
I've decided that we won't be coloring eggs this year, they'll be way too easy to find in the snow. The white eggs will hide much better.