Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pinewood Derby time!

The highlight of the year for the Cub Scouts is the Pinewood Derby event.  You purchase a kit (consists of a block of wood and some plastic wheels) and then construct it into a cool looking car and try to win the race.  Jacob and Aaron had a lot of fun making the car and went with the theme....wait for it....wait for it....Star Wars.  Of course!  Tonight was the big race and Jacob was in 2nd place in all of his races so unfortunately he didn't get to the finals but he did manage to get voted "most unique" car and won a big trophy!  He was so excited to raceIMG_1346
and really, really wanted a trophy.  He kept saying he was so excited and afterwards kept saying he was "freaking out" that he won a big trophy.  To celebrate his win we went to McD's and to visit Aaron at the fire station.IMG_1310

Way to go Jacob!  We are so happy for you and proud of you!!

I'm Rob Thomas's Favorite...

Ahhhh.....long story short--I'm on Twitter, Rob Thomas is one of my Twitter friends, he likes to do this photo scavenger hunt thing, I've been giving him a hard time about it but today decided to play, sent him a picture of me in my Mrs. Joker costume, got a response from him (nice.) AND MOST IMPORTANT he put it in his favorites.  Yeah, he loves me. 
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Bottom line...when I run off with a rock star I'll be sure to write!  I already ran it by Aaron, he's totally OK with it. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Interview with a 5 and 6 year old

There's a fun little questionnaire going around Facebook I thought I'd share. I interviewed Ella (5 years old) and Jacob (6 years old) and here are their answers....

1. What is something mom always says to you?
(E) - Be nice to your brother.
(J) - To behave

2. What makes mom happy?
(E) - Giving her presents
(J) - Kissing her

3. What makes mom sad?
(E) - If I am mean to her.
(J) - Seafood

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
(E) - Being silly
(J) - Saying funny stuff

5. What was your mom like as a child?
(E) - She was just like me.
(J) - Just like me

6. How old is your mom?
(E) - 12 years old
(J) - 35

7. How tall is your mom?
(E) - 10 inches
(J) - 60 inches

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
(E) - Make some jewelry
(J) - Work

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
(E) - Makes some jewelry and talk on the phone too.
(J) - Take Ella to fun places

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
(E) - Bookclub
(J) - Singing

11. What is your mom really good at?
(E) - Making some jewelry
(J) - Work

12. What is your mom not very good at?
(E) - Doing some art, maybe clay.
(J) - Starting fires

13. What does your mom do for her job?
(E) - Makes some jewelry and gets some money.
(J) - Jewelry

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
(E) - Seafood
(J) - Seafood

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
(E) - Helping you make jewelry
(J) - Work

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
(E) - Maybe a dog.
(J) - Godzilla

17. What do you and your mom do together?
(E) - Playing
(J) - Watch movies

18. How are you and your mom the same?
(E) - We both have polka dot dresses.
(J) - Nothing

19. How are you and your mom different?
(E) - Both of us have different hair.
(J) - We don't have the same hair.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
(E) - Cause she gives me kisses when it gets dark.
(J) - Because I kiss her.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
(E) - Going to her Mom’s house.
(J) - Hawaii  

The main themes seafood and me working.  The seafood is interesting because I'm really not a huge fan.  And apparently I work too much with my jewelry!  I'll have to do this every couple years to see how the responses change as they get older.

It's been awhile!

Again, I keep forgetting I have this blog...oops!  The older the kids get, the busier it gets around here.  Bstn362lWe've been doing a bit of house redecorating too and that's kept us busy with cleaning and researching/browsing the stores for future household purchases.  We've been in this house for 9 years now and I'm finally getting to the point where I'm loving just about every room and feel it reflects us and fits our needs....just took close to a decade years and gutting and remodeling just about every room of the house we watched being built! 

I wanted to share about a new blog I found through my recent fairly 'Twitter' obsession.  Picture 5
It's a brand new blog that launched this week.  It's called Parenting Tips Daily and you can find it here. Today she is having the first giveaway (a cute children's book) and it's the first of what I would imagine be many giveaways.  Please go check it out!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Birthday Ski Trip

Saturday was my birthday (oh and the 2nd day of Ella's as she frequently told us) and we headed up to Mt. Shasta for the weekend.  My birthday wish came whole family can now ride the chair-lifts and ski/snowboard down the mountain!  We had so much fun...the Nostrands joined us for the weekend also and in addition to skiing we hung out eating, drinking and swimming at our hotel.  Such a fun weekend! 

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Here's some videos....

And this last vid shows Jacob skiing off the main trail. It's his new favorite thing...not too sure how I feel about that. I'm thinking I don't like it.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ella's Birthday

Friday was all about Ella!  She started the day with the "Birthday Bucket" of goodies....
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She then had a full day of school where I'm sure she let everyone know it was her birthday all day long!  Afterwards I picked her up and we grabbed a smoothie and a cookie then headed to the beauty salon for some pampering. 

She ended up getting a pretty drastic cut...10 inches cut off!  She had enough to donate to Locks of Love which she was very happy about to have her hair eventually used for children's wigs. She loves her hair now...especially now that it doesn't tangle and she can brush it all by herself. 

After a quick powernap, we then met up with Grandma for Chinese and then Coldstone. 
Such a fun day!  Thank you for turning 5 Ella and letting me join in your only turn 5 once!