Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
She is unbalanced. HA! Look at all those misses!
I'm learning all sorts of new things about myself. Who knew I would be so skilled at tight rope walking?
If I'm ever in a bind, I now have the confidence I need to get across that rope between two skyscrapers. See? This game has a real life application.
My Mii is named "Supermom" by the way. Supermom holds most of the records on the Wii Fit since I'm the only one who seems to play it. Or maybe I'm just that good at it...
The Doc took the body test and has not returned. It stuck him in the obese category (and he is not obese). It actually changes the shape of your character once it figures out your weight. Isn't that nice? You become more round and can no longer pretend that you look like the barbie doll version of the Mii that you have created for yourself.
Michael has been very concerned about this and spent two days straight watching everything his dad eats and reminding him he has to lose some weight. One night, he even tried to get me to cut his dad's portion when I served his plate at the table and reminded us of his score on the Wii Fit.
Our afternoon of neglectful parenting led to me finding this picture on my camera. I made the mistake (don't read this part, Doc) of leaving my camera in the gameroom. That is Jacob in the red and the bottom of my guest room bed. I'm not sure who's foot is on him or who took the picture. Or why his hulk underwear is showing and is on backwards (again). I'm pretty sure someone is trying to shove him underneath the bed. A good mom might know these things?
But a good mom also has to take care of herself and stay in shape. Right? It's all about priorities.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Oh... and that he is obviously an OSU fan trying to take down my Sooners.
Why else would he wear that outfit?
He couldn't possibly be one of us (Sooners, that is).
Makes me want to toss my bicycle, instead of riding it.
Ladies, I'm pretty sure he is still single. Let me know if you want me to arrange a date for ya.
Monday, July 28, 2008
First, I started with me and the Doc. It's only fair to make fun of yourselves first.
Used this adorable picture - one for the Christmas card, I think.
Sometimes the truth hurts. It's alright. We found each other!
I had trouble coming up with funny motivational sayings on my own, so I enlisted the WWW for some help. When I googled for quotes I found lots of sites to choose from. I read the quotes and then found pictures to match them (seemed to work best this way for me!).
I used one of their quotes for the Doc's poster below.
It's okay - he doesn't mind.
And how true that is. Although it was supposed to be funny.
Here is a picture I took on the way to my parents' house. Kudos to the Doc for pointing it out. An odd combination of businesses together.
Didn't have to use someone else's quote for this one. I don't think there is a quote listed to fit it?! Had to stretch my brain a little and came up with this. I'm sure you can think of better but I didn't want to think too hard.
Found this next quote and had to use it. My lucky friend Suzy gets to be in the picture because hers was the first funny picture I found.
Sorry, Suzy. You know I'm only kidding. :)
It was too good to pass up!
Want to make your own posters? Go to this site.
If you come up with something good, I want you to send it my way! I could use a good laugh!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Fortunately, Caci's husband (that would be RK to the faithful blog readers) was in that same class so I had company.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The boys and I are headed to the beach.
I will have a full week without internet access but will be able to read your comments on the blackberry.
I did set up my posts for daily updates - just some fun stuff on the internet mostly.
Details of the beach will be blogged when we get home.
So... what does the beach quiz say about you?!
What the Beach Test Says About You
You tend to be a very social person. You live for your friends and family. You can get social burnout occasionally though. You aren't a total extrovert.
You fall in love with ease and confidence. Even if you've had bad experiences in the past, each new love is a reason to start completely over.
You are deeply passionate about several things in your life. You're not passionate about much... and the few passions you have are truly obsessions.
Your sense of humor is goofy and silly. You are good at making almost anyone laugh.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Take your kids. It is great! I *heart* G-rated movies!
Back to this one. Mamma Mia. My, my.
I really would be happy to go see it again with any girlfriends who live by me. I'm not free to join you for a while, though, so you may not want to wait on me. In spite of what I'm about to say, I still love Mamma Mia. And the final scene is hysterical.
I tell you the truth here... in an audience full of women, not one could keep a straight face when Pierce Brosnan sang. Not ONE! There was audible snickering throughout the theater every time he started up. I was so disappointed in the men's singing. The others weren't terrific but PB just looked like it was painful.
Poor Misti. She loves him but had to admit she had finally found a flaw in her ideal man.
I almost felt bad for him. It was like watching American Idol. I can't watch that show when they are weeding out the really bad singers. I hate being laughed at and I feel bad laughing at them too. So I just don't watch. I know. I am the ONLY American who skips this show.
So, if you like Mamma Mia then see the movie but prepare yourself. There are some amazing singers on there as well - it just so happens that (in my opinion) they aren't pictured above.
I think I've been a little too focused on the common courtesies and never dreamed it would go here. I didn't think about what they might say to other kids.
My friend Summer kept Michael at her house two Sundays ago so that I could go to a funeral in Texas. It was such a huge favor to me. I was worried that Michael would play video games the whole time or be rude to her or her kids. Normal parent worries, right? Never fear. Summer said he played nicely with all 3 of her girls and hardly touched his Nintendo DS. She was so complimentary of his behavior that I began to feel proud of my boy. She got to see how sweet my Michael is - and I always like when people get to see that side of him.
Inflated pride comes with a price.
Summer soon found this.
The bubble is burst - just like that.
This is Michael's handiwork on their chalkboard. If you are having trouble reading it, it says "Pull my finger because my butt smells awful."
Summer and her husband are grateful that their kids couldn't read it. They have had a few good laughs over it, too. I think after this experience they are beginning to understand that boys are just different from their little girls. Summer thinks the word "fart" is as bad as a cuss word. It's not pretty, I'll admit. But you just try to tell a boy that word is taboo. Good luck with that.
So what if your daughter can burp the alphabet. Mine can write crude things on other people's chalkboards.
If you are wondering where this burst of creativity comes from, I will tell you that Doc was just so impressed that the spelling was accurate.
Gee, I wonder who teaches them these things?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Through my tears and raspy (by now) voice, I informed him that Michael would be finishing the school year at his school. I said I expected him to be treated well and I would be keeping a close eye on things. I documented (and have since shredded the papers) everything that had happened up until that date - and everything since then. As a teacher, I knew that documentation is everything.
Doc told him that if there are any calls going to our house, it had better be fully documented and witnessed and thoroughly investigated. All parties involved would be dealt with.
We were through with the nonsense and through with picking our son up early. Part of me wishes now that I had just removed him for the year. Maybe the stubborn side of me just had to win. But I didn't really win, did I? Sometimes we push for the wrong things.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
There is always a shortage of popsicles at my house. This is why I have to buy the cheap ones now.
Someone keeps giving them away to all of the neighbors. Not that I mind, really. It's just that the good ones always disappear first! I didn't realize the method. I just thought my freezer was being invaded by the neighborhood gremlins.
For Jacob, popsicles are an addiction. For Michael, ice cream is way better. Lucky us - the ice cream man frequents our block.
We haven't seen the scary ice cream truck people in a couple of weeks so Jacob decided to take matters in to his own hands. I've seen him load up before, but I didn't realize until this day what was going on.
Jacob has set his ambitions high.
He is the new ice cream man.
"Outta my way! I have a delivery to make!!"
"Come and get it!"
Now back to the grocery store.
Jacob has a new business to run.
Monday, July 21, 2008
So much for lounging by the pool!
Leslie must have learned something at the comedy show. We were trying to get a pic at dinner afterwards and she tells me that there is something in my teeth. Snap. Notice Misti immediately took cover as well. Kim is still smiling away.
Oh - there we are.
And that was the perfect girls weekend for me.
Especially if you view our homemade video. It's why I say some things never change. This is Kim, Leslie and I --- always. And believe me, there was no alcohol involved in the filming of our musical debut. It's true.
It's a recap of the movie we saw. We have the song stuck in our heads and... these things happen. Where's a karaoke bar when you need one? That's all I can say about that.
Be sure to watch Leslie on the right. What in the heck is she doing? You're probably just wondering what in the heck am I doing? Clutzy as I am, I want everyone to notice that I was not the one running in to the wall. I didn't pee my pants either or have any other embarrassing things like that happen, but I'll get in trouble if I explain that one.
And the Oscar/Grammy goes to... ?
Plans are set for next year. This will become our annual escape.
Who knows? Maybe we'll even make a new video.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
She's a 3 legged Beagle mix stray who adopted my aunt, uncle and grandparents on their farm in Texas. I got to meet Lady B (her official name) when I attended my cousin's funeral. Lady B is coming home with me Sunday night but the Doc says I can't keep her. She's the SWEETEST dog ever. Lady B has not learned her lesson about chasing cars despite the loss of her leg so that is why she is being transferred. I found her a home and a really good one at that! More on that later.
I traveled with Jacob to Texas for her funeral on Sunday night and went home Monday afternoon. Everyone keeps talking about how well Jacob behaved, but I'm going to confess. He was lifting the back of my skirt throughout most of the graveside service and giggling (it sounded kind of like Ernie's quiet giggle on Sesame Street). I told him numerous times to stop - but he just said, "Girls do that."Here's a fun fact for you - COWS FREAK ME OUT. I mean look at that thing!! It's just weird. And they stare at you.
Michael got his hair cut. He got a lot of hairs cut. I had her just take a bunch of it off and he thought it was cool. Doc thought it looked horrible so I guess we will be growing it out.
Here is what happens when Michael plays with your phone. I have about 5 of these to delete. Reminds me of his father.
And lastly, Dood has a new trick. He pushes my chair all over my office. At least he isn't eating it - yet.
It's been a really busy couple of weeks, but these are the parts I thought I'd mention.
I'll fill you in on the girls' weekend later.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thought I'd take this quiz while I'm visiting the great state of Texas!
Are you more Texan?
Take the quiz and let me know -
You Are 72% Texas
Well, knock me down and steal muh teeth! You're pretty darn Texan.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Kim and I had lockers next to each other for all 4 years of high school. We got to know each other in our homeroom class in 9th grade. We watched Mike S. torture Vicki and many others. We even got to see him throw her shoe in the hallway one day. If you know Vicki, you will know why this is particularly funny since she was the most straight-laced friend I ever had! Kim was the first one of us to get her driver's license, too. So, she was my personal chaperon on many occasions since I had the May birthday!
And Misti... She and I have been friends since 7th grade.
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