Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Widget Drives

This was on our way back to VA last weekend. We had to make an extra potty break, so we let Widget out to stretch a little, too. First, he checked his rearview mirror. Driving is fun!!!
Can you see where his feet are? He is not standing on Rod's legs. He is standing on the steering wheel!!

Money Clip

So we were out with Dad last weekend. I told him I needed an ATM before breakfast. He handed me a wad of cash and told me to take what I needed....and to pay him back later. He always remembers to add THAT part! :) I took what I needed, but his paper clip came off with it. I said, "Ooops. I took your paper clip." He said, "That's not a paper clip. That's my money clip!" Guess what I'm getting Dad for Father's Day. Yep. A money clip. But I'm not going to the jewelry store and getting a nice fancy one. Nope. I'm going to STAPLES!! I can buy him like 1000 of his little money clips without even coming close to breaking the bank!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dingy the Poser!

Our little Dingy. Always such the poser!!
She was talking to the other girls and totally not paying attention to me. Between the time I pushed the button on the camera and the flash went off...SHE POSED!!!! :)



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Practicing for June

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Widget is practicing for his first birthday cake! I think he's got it! :)

Widget and the Swiss Roll

We found out that Widget likes Swiss Rolls. How we found out? I was holding Widget while playing on the computer. I had a package of Swiss Rolls open beside my computer. Widget saw it, and snatched it!!

So we gave him one of his own....




I think he's going to have no problems diving into his first birthday cake in a couple of months!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

1st Day of Spring!!!!!!!!!! :)

Spring is finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

It was a little chilly, but we headed for the outdoors anyway!


I'm so glad Dippy didn't break the baby swing!


Widget's looking at Dippy like, "that idiot!"






He refuses to smile for pictures for me!! We tried many, many times. This was the best one.









Yes. Widget was falling out of Dippy's hands. You know what he was doing? Grabbing handfulls of mulch!! Oh. And yes, I got him before Dippy lost his grip.







Now that Spring is here, I'm hoping the warm weather will be soon, too!!!

Why is Widget Dirty?

I put Widget in the swing and then I was pushing Kirk on the other swings. I went back to Widget, and he was covered in mulch! He looked like he had been crawling through the playground!!

Then I saw THIS!!!
And......


Ending in.......

Roboticon 2011

Dippy's Roboticon was yesterday. He only came out of the pit for the first match. After that, he stayed in the background while the other teammates ran the robot. So I didn't get a lot of pictures of him!


His robot trying to score.

They almost got it on the post.
Another match getting ready for the autonomous round.

The high point of our day. His team name is the Dominators. This was after the 38th match. (Out of 60)

And the scoreboard for just match 38.

He came back out for the alliance selections at the end of the elimination matches. He finished 10th, but wasn't picked for a final alliance.



Out of 48 robots, his team finished 10th. Not too bad. :) I think last year, their highest rank was somewhere around 20.

FBI Truck

The FBI was at the Roboticon with one of their robots.

Always a nice feeling when you walk up to a school and see this truck!! At least they were just there for a demonstration! Although, school security rolled up while we were getting a tour of the van. I'm thinking one of the school's neighbors must have noticed the truck. :)





Thursday, March 17, 2011

Widget Drinks

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Rod was being mean to our little Widget.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ryan's Birthday

Goofy went to his friend's birthday party yesterday. This is Ryan. It was his 4th birthday.




Grabbing the goodies!
He seems very pleased with his goodie bag :)



Friday, March 11, 2011

Goofy's Preschool Music and Art Show

Yum! Daddy's program tastes good!

Goofy came in, got out of line, and went to sit on those chairs. Those chairs were for a DIFFERENT class! He was supposed to be facing us!!


They got him to where he belonged.
The boys are so excited.

This is the face we had through just about the entire program.









This is my favorite picture from today! I am printing out a copy of this and taking it to his teachers on Monday!





I was trying to get a pic of Widget while we waited for all the kids to get back to their classrooms. Rod was being uncooperative with holding him so I was being attacked!!



Maybe next year he'll sing. Or do the hand gestures. Maybe. But, he'll probably just sit there. Again!