Monday, May 30, 2011

For Memorial Day

Flowers decorate the graves of our relatives that have died recently and long ago. Flags flutter across the cemetery honoring those that fought to preserve our freedom. And children duck in between all this and marvel at these large stones that jut out of the ground.

My daughter stops and attempts to smell all the pretty, yet plastic, roses that catch her eye while helping Granny place even more at the foot of pretty stones. My son, along with his cousin, drive their toy trucks along ledges and haul their trailers and boats along with all the several 'real' boats and trucks we've passed along the way.

This day was created to honor fallen soldiers, then all deceased family members, and now it's a day to show our support to those that have fought and continue to fight for our way of life. It has also become a weekend to enjoy this great nation of ours with boating, camping and cooking out.

Stay safe out there. Enjoy one another's company and remember to thank those in uniform or those in your family that are veterans.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nana nana nana... Batman!

My son is recently 4 years old and was just introduced to Batman. He didn't believe me that Batman has a theme song, but now he will sing it out of the blue. It is so cute! But it is funnier that he can't pronounce it correctly yet, so it's always 'Butt' Man.

He really enjoys playing with the new Happy Meal toys and will watch the old shows and cartoons. I used to love Adam West as Batman! He doesn't really like the newer ones, just the classic stuff. Thank God for the library! They have all the good ones on DVD. He doesn't like to return them, but loves watching them!

He is building his good and bad knowledge and so this Batman phase is a step in that knowledge. I hope he maintains the awareness that just because it's dark or ugly doesn't equal bad, just as beauty doesn't always mean good! It's the unassuming stranger that always gets away with terrors. I want my kids to be strong, well rounded and not trust on appearances. That inner voice is always the wisest tutor!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Let's Pray

As I was recovering at home I had several days where I was asleep or at doctor's appointments while the kids were at full creative speed.

So the following story is as it was told to me.

My two darlings found my makeup bag and decided that black mascara looked an awful lot like a very nifty carpet and room paint brush/marker.

When my son was told that Mommy was going to be very upset when she sees this mess, his quick reply was "Oh! We'd Better Pray!" How can I not smile after that? What's a few black smudges on an already damaged carpet when they are learning lessons like that!

I just hope they are over the color-the-carpet stage soon, so I can get safely get another! Now off to find a better hiding spot for my makeup things!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Supervision is perhaps a parents biggest and most time consuming task. It takes little ones mere seconds to perform the most destructive of acts!

Mine for instance can poop their pants and then manage to get it all over the bathroom in a moment. While I think they are using the potty as directed, they are in fact wipping thier soiled hands all over the rug, shower curtain and wall. Then they proceed to roll the entire roll of toilet paper into the commode before flushing and coming to me for a high five.

I take that moment to understand that something is amiss of course, thankfully before giving them their bowl of finger food snacks! I mean gross!

The funny picture I found for today, shows another set of kids doing what imaginative and healthy children do too often. Whatever they find interesting at that moment. Good luck to all the parent's out there who have creative and active kids!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Confused Much?

Okay, after surgery I still have moments where I'm a bit confused. But whoever created this sign was clearly not familiar with proper grammar. Shouldn't it read 24th?

What the heck, it might be fun to live on a unique street like this.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My kid's Favorite Rap

My kids new favorite cartoon to watch is Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. My fav growing up was the Batty Rap!! Here it is for your viewing pleasure:

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Ok, I don't know who these people are, but I agree!

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