Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
There's teh holes for the flags. Guess what they are. Remember this was Rod building it. Yep, they're fishing rod holders.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We're not sure yet how Goofy feels about snow. But he LOVES the scarf! I have a feeling he will be wearing his scarf in the house the rest of the day.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
The bad news: I only have it working on my computer, not Rod's. And guess which computer has internet access. Yep. NOT MINE!! I believe hooking mine up to the internet sounds like a good Sunday project for him. I would bug him tomorrow, but he bought Monster Jam tickets for him and Dingy and Dippy. And since that was done for the kids I can't bother him tomorrow. But Sunday! I can bother him Sunday!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
He said that he laid down to sleep while we were in there. (He had a headache at dinnertime.) He laid the whole seat back and closed his eyes. Then he heard something moving. He looked down and saw a red/green thing roll across the floor and it made him think of the movie, The Uninvited. (No, I did not let him see a scary movie, he only saw the preview on tv.) He screamed. Turns out it was just a green and red cup that the kids got at Denny's last week. (They're really cool cups, not at all scary really.....unless they come rolling out at you in a dark van!) He didn't even get too mad at us when Dumbledork and I laughed our heads off at him screaming at his cup rolling out from under the seat! But really, I'm almost sorry I missed the screaming!
This part is for Aunt Una. Many of you probably know about the horrible childhood she had due to Dumbledork. He did many, many things just to scare her. He hid under her blankets on her bed so that when she jumped into bed he grabbed her. He hid in the clothes hamper and jumped out at her when she put her clothes in. Then he.....well, I think you see how her early years were spent! But today, I got him back! A little. It is really, really hard to get him, too. But I did it and I dedicate it to you, Aunt Una. He was taking a shower this morning and I snuck in the bathroom. I must have been real quiet today cause he usually knows when I go in. So I stood there very still and very quiet until he shut the water off. As soon as he grabbed the shower curtain to open it, I screamed. He JUMPED!! VERY visibly jumped!
Did you watch all of the inauguration? We watched most of the morning, and saw the swearing in and all. We kept waiting for the parade to start. According to the guide on tv, it was to start at 2. Then it changed to 2:30. I don't think it really started til 3 or 3:30, though! (DC was running on Rodney time!) Dingy and I watched Juno with the news in the bottom corner so we would know as soon as the parade started. Her friend, Cassie's Dad was IN the parade. Pretty cool, huh? So anyway, this was my favorite part of the parade. Al Roker has met how many famous people? He IS famous himself, really, I am sure the majority of Americans are aware of who he is. Through the Today show, I would imagine he has met just about everyone, actors, authors, politicians.... But he was soooo excited when Obama walked by and acknowledged him! He was still getting high 5's from people around him when the clip ended!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
But here's the weird thought I had. Who's her best friend now? Yep. Cassie! Although this Cassie is a real person and not a cartoon dragon. (Unless she's really good at disguises.) AND--on Dragon Tales, Cassie is the oldest of how many kids? I really can't remember as I haven't really watched Dragon Tales in years, I just remember there being a bunch of kids and Cassie always had to babysit them. Dingy's real friend Cassie--3rd of 10 kids.
The dragon Cassie is 4 years old. Why is a 4 year old going to school and babysitting? I'm sure the 'real' Cassie wasn't babysitting at 4!
I just realized, I really have no point and no way to wrap this all up! Sorry. I've only had Dumbledork around to talk to this weekend. I think Dingy and Dippy must count more towards 'adult conversation' than he does!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
We went to Bloom today to get some snacks. Dumbledork NEEDED sandwich makings so we stopped by the tomato section. I'm not sure if he got the ugly ones or not. It took him 30 flippin' minutes to pick out 2 tomatoes! And that was sadly the best part of the trip!
On Tuesday, he asked me to pick him up some snacks. I had to go out to take Dippy to Cub Scouts anyway. So I went to the store and bought him a bunch of stuff along with some french vanilla ice cream. He was having apple pie so I thought that would be good on it, plus I really really wanted ice cream. It was the WORST ice cream I have ever tasted! So ever since Tuesday night, I have been bugging him about getting some good ice cream in the house.
So we're shopping today and I wanted chips. I like Utz brand sour cream and onion. They're out! If I was looking for salt and vinegar, I would have hit the motherlode! The Lay's brand are too thin and the Ruffles brand are too thick. Utz--PERFECT. I picked up the Ruffles brand and figured I could make do, it's at least the flavor I wanted. Then we go to get soda. Dumbledork has been drinking Pepsi Max lately and I drink Diet Coke. I picked up the last 12 pack of that for him. They are out of 12 packs of Diet Coke. The ONLY flavor they are out of! We left the aisle hoping I had enough left at home to get me through. He went to get his bread and the meat, I went to get my ice cream. In the ENTIRE section, there is NO chocolate marshmallow. There is an entire aisle of ice creams and no chocolate marshmallow. So I figured I would trick the store and buy chocolate ice cream and marshmallow topping. It would probably be better that way as there would be more marshmallow, right? WRONG! No marshmallow topping! I even went back to the aisle where they keep the hot chocolate stuff...nothing. I couldn't even find marshmallow fluff! (Although I really think I had to have just missed that, surely there was some fluff somewhere!) All that was in the ice cream fixings section was sugar free, 0 calorie marshmallow dip. I took a pass on that.
Dumbledork was supposed to go out to see a friend this afternoon, so I was going to have him stop on his way home at another store to fix me up. He didn't go anywhere! BUT--the chocolate ice cream I picked up was really good on it's own, so I survived! I really think the snack gods were working double duty against me today!
Wow. Just thinking about this brought back a BUNCH of memories of her. She's the only kid we have that will eat broccoli. I wonder......there was one episode of PPG where the evil alien things looked like broccoli. To 'destroy' them, they got all the kids to help them eat the aliens, because "The only way to get rid of broccoli, is to eat it." I wonder if that's why she eats her broccoli. She's saving US. (Very nice of you Dingy, cause we all know I won't be joining in that battle!)
So, I guess I need to start saving my pennies. This DVD set might be considered a NEED not a want!
Friday, January 16, 2009
OH! Cause of that? Really? After the first time they froze, nothing was done and they froze again. And SOMEONE was actually surprised this morning! I told him yesterday that last night was going to be VERY, VERY cold. They were calling for around 9 degrees overnight. I asked him, Should we do anything so that the pipes don't freeze again? Nope, they'll be fine. Silly me, I thought that possibly he had done some work that I was unaware of. Guess not. I came in from the office this morning to him trying to thaw our water so he could shower. When I mentioned the conversation from last night, I got "I thought they would be fine." Really? WHY? It was ridiculously cold and nothing was done to protect them. Why would they be fine? It's been almost 16 years. When will he learn to listen to me?
It's 12:30 and there is still no water. I can't do laundry. If the kids are going to PA tonight, they might need some clean clothes to take with them!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I had a video to post, but my computer isn't liking my camera anymore so it won't show it. I also took some pictures of Goofy last night, but they came out too dark. So you'll have to enjoy a funny video by someone else. Dumbledork laughed really hard at it. Until I reminded him of the little salamander at the lake house a few years ago that ran over his toe and he screamed like a little girl!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
JP came in first with Riley right behind him. It came down to a VERY small difference in time.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The highlight of the races might have been the adult race. The adult race is an unlimited race so there are no rules about wheels or weights. We had two adults change their entries to siblings instead of racing against Andy and Adam. (A father son team.) They each had a car that weighed over one pound.
They crashed at the end. One car jumped off the track after hitting the pillows at the end of the track. It caused several bullets to fly off the car.
That's right. It's RACE DAY!! The Pinewood Derby is today. This is our last Pinewood Derby, too. (Well, at least until Goofy gets into first grade.) Grandpa shaped the cars with the kids over Christmas. Dumbledork is finishing up tweaking the wheels now.
In the words of race car great Ricky Bobby, "I wanna go fast!" We're trying to go out winners! (As is every other boy in our den!) Check back later tonight to see if we're winners or not. I'm sure the post will show up a lot faster if we are though!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
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He stood there yelling for someone to come help him. I guess he just dried them on his pants or something. He called and said, "Guess what the hand dryer said." (I had already seen this picture so I knew where he was going.)
I know a video would have been much better, but I have been having prooblems getting my videos from my camera to the computer. I can watch them on the camera. On the computer, I only have sound and no picture. So you'll have to settle for the still pics.
She's smiling. For now!