Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gingerbread, Barbies and Dinosaurs

"WHAT?!? Uncle Mark is coming to play???"

Uncle Mark makes mildly inappropriate Gingerbread Ladies.

The decorators.

Posing for a quick shot before they move on to styling Barbie and "Friends"

The Makeovers - 'Big Reveal'
In the row we have Marie Osmond, Cher and Pocahontas
In the front row, other fashionista friends from the Jurassic Period.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sweaty eyes

First off, I need to be better about writing down some of the funny stuff The Kid says, so this shall be the repository.

In the car the other day, we were headed home so we both could take a nap because we are both trying to shake off colds. The Kid declared that she didn't "never ever" want to take a nap because she wasn't tired and it makes her nose get stuffed up. I didn't say any more about the nap, but we were quiet for a minute.

I looked in the mirror to see her rubbing her eyes and yawning.

Me: Honey, are you tired?
The Kid: NO!
Me: Then why were you yawning?
The Kid: I wasn't.
Me: Then why were you rubbing your eyes?
The Kid: Because my eyes were sweating.

Of course they were. And when we got home, she was asleep about 5 seconds after she put her head on the pillow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Dance

The Kid's dance class did a pumpkin dance to show what they have been learning so far.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dragon Song

The Kid has been making up lots of songs lately. This one was a story about a dragon. And the 'ding' is so she knows when to turn the page. She thought I was just taking a picture of her singing, but she didn't want me to do it until she was at the end of the song.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Trick or Treating!

Our zoo has a halloween event where the kids dress up and walk through and get candy. It's pretty cool. The Kid was so excited and when she got to the first treat station, she ran up to the young guy passing out the candy, stuck her bucket in his face and yelled "TRICK OR TREATING!" He thought that was awesome.

The Kid and Auntie J.

Cinderella on the big slide

In front of her castle

Amongst the pumpkins.

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The zoo had a little spot set up to take pictures of the kids in their costumes. This was one example that was on display that gave me nightmares (but WAS very funny).

John McCain and Sarah Palin.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Kid Presents:

Home Alone

Coal Miner's Daughter

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Walking with Dinosaurs

I won tickets and a backstage pass to see Walking with Dinosaurs. I was a little worried that The Kid would be freaked out, but she loved it! She wasn't even scared when we went backstage after the show and we were able to walk right up to them.

Here's The Kid, a T-Rex and just the tippy top of Auntie J's head. Sorry about the crappy pictures. I only had my cell phone camera.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Day of School

When I picked up The Kid, she told me she wanted ice cream. On our way there, I kept trying to get details out of her about her new school and her first day. And even as we sat down to have our ice cream, I kept asking her questions. Finally, she sighed and said "Can we just enjoy our ice cream?" Okay, then! Here she is, enjoying her ice cream.

All in all, I think it was a good day and that she didn't have much to report because they mostly went over the class rules. Maybe she'll have more to tell tomorrow!
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Renaissance Festival

This past weekend was my favorite time of the year. Renaissance Festival time! Or as I like to call it quietly to myself, "FREAK SHOW!"

Here's The Kid getting a green phoenix painted on her arm.

The Queen made her a princess, complete with a certificate!

The Kid and the Fairy Queen

The Kid and a Medieval lass

She got to dig for buried treasure!

The Kid and two dragon heads

The Freak Show rubbed off on her a little bit, I think.

Pony Ride!

Chillin' on her fairy toadstool.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


We went camping with some friends of mine from college over the weekend and had a great time. But The Kid's favorite thing? Jumping on the air mattresses in the tent.

She also enjoyed getting dirtier than she has ever been. Those used to be white shorts.

In the bowl is The Kid's friend, Elsie the caterpillar. She wanted to keep it forever and ever because it was her friend. But, Auntie J and I finally talked her into taking Elsie back to the woods where she was found so she could be with her mommy. (It was actually really pathetic. She was heartbroken over that caterpillar.)

Enjoying an early morning snack.

The Kid and N.

The sad thing is, my batteries died at some point and I never did end up getting a picture of all of us.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Ballet Class

Oh, I just about died from the cuteness!! When her instructor called them all in to the classroom, The Kid turned to me and said "Mommy, I'm nervous!" But she still went in and did a great job. Every once in a while, she would look up to see me and give me a huge smile. I couldn't believe how much they learned in the first class. But I don't think any of those little girls knew they were learning. They were just having fun.

I did get some pictures where they were up and moving about, but they just came out blurry, so I won't make you look at those.