Friday, February 10, 2012

Circus Day

I just stumbled across this photo, and I can't believe I forgot to share it! They had Circus Day at Neely's preschool, and she had to be a giraffe. I wasn't touching this one on my own, and I found this adorable costume on Amazon. There's my baby giraffe. She wouldn't smile for me. :(

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Little Things

     Sometimes, it's the little things that are the most entertaining - like a crazy reflection in the mixer's bowl. I'm glad I stopped to get a picture. :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012


At school, Aidan's class has been learning about community helpers - teachers, doctors, policemen, firemen, etc. Last week, he brought home a note telling me that this Thursday, he would be allowed to come to school out of uniform, as long as he dressed as what he wants to be when he grows up. I think the assumption was that the child would choose one of the community helpers they'd been studying.

They obviously don't know my child. He wanted to be a slice of pizza for Halloween last year, for crying out loud. When I asked Aidan what he wants to be when he grows up, he said....AN ASTRONAUT! Interesting choice, considering NASA's space shuttle closed down last year, but we went with it.

Here he is, ready for school as an astronaut...

I think this one can also double as a robot costume. "The humans are dead...doo doo doo doo doo..." Don't know what I'm talking about? Go to You Tube and search Flight of the Conchords Robots. :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Days until Christmas! Buddy the Elf decided to help with the countdown this morning.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Buddy the Elf - Part II

Buddy has been up to more trouble at our house. I thought I'd share some more of his tricks. 

He hides in the Christmas decorations.

He found the mustache props left over from the Mustache Bash.

We found him upside-down in a wreath one morning.

He hung out in Neely's stocking for a day.

He made a zip-line in the breakfast area.

He made a mess using peppermints as blocks.

He perched on a Christmas tree branch.

He drew the kids a picture.

He found a girlfriend in Neely's room.

Remember ball pits? The gumball jar must have looked like one to Buddy.

This is today. Buddy fashioned himself a fishing pole out of a pencil, some twine, and an ornament hook. He was fishing for goldfish crackers.

All that traveling must make Buddy hungry.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thermal Totes for Tyson

Beginning December 13th is Thirty-One Gifts’ annual thermal tote sale. In conjunction with this sale, I am setting up a special fundraiser on my Thirty-One website to raise money for a family in need. They are the Wohlford family, whose baby, Tyson, is diagnosed with Shone’s Complex. You can read about there story on their website, Help Tyson Fight. I will donate my entire commission from this sale to the Wohlford family. Please take a moment and help a family in need this holiday season.

You may order anything you like from the sale. However, thermal totes are on sale for just $10 and $15. They are handy for carrying snacks and lunches, and a thermal tote makes a great gift if you want to purchase one and save it for later. I will be closing this sale on December 31st, so please do not expect to receive your order before Christmas. Also, please select to have your order delivered directly to you. If you choose “deliver to hostess,” it will come to me, and if you live out of state, this will present a challenge.

I would also greatly appreciate it if you can help me spread the word about this fundraiser.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Buddy, the Elf on the Shelf

Last year, we started our Elf on the Shelf tradition. The kids love it! It's fun to see where Buddy hides each day. Here have been a few of his hiding places thus far...

The soda crates.

The nativity.

One night, Buddy even sneaked a bite of chocolate from Aidan's advent calendar.

He still had chocolate all over his face. Silly elf. :)