- One day I had 2 packs of fruit gummy snacks in the car for the boys to eat. They must have been in the sun, because when I went to open them, they had all melted into a big blob. I acted like it was so cool, and I called it a gummy log and they went BANANAS for it! They thought it was hysterical! Now they keep asking me for gummy logs. I think I’m onto something…..
- There are a few no-no words around our house. “Go away” is one and “stupid” is another. The biggest offense would be saying “go away, stupid”. I have resorted to making the kids perform chores when they say things like this–the number one chore being to go outside and pick up pine cones. Anyway I was talking to Jason one afternoon and I said something off-hand about a stupid coupon or a stupid restaurant, and Isaac jumped on me immediately. He told me I had to be punished and go pick up pine cones. I did it, too!
But the funniest part was the way he stomped around the living room with his hands on his hips, angry at me. Or the fact that he emptied out a glass fruit bowl and ordered me to fill it. The whole thing was pretty funny, actually.
- The boys are obsessed with the game Angry Birds. We are really trying to limit them playing electronic games, so they made a live action version of the game where they are the birds and Jason is a pig. They launch themselves from a chair onto Jason who is on the ground barricaded in pillows. The sound effects are spot on.
- You know what’s weird? I can’t correctly say the word “surveillance”. I probably can if I REALLY think about it and say it slowly, but it always comes out as “sur-veil-yance”. What’s that about?
- I finally figured out the secret to great bulgogi: buy the beef at the Korean market pre-sliced, yo! Who knew?
- So, a week or so ago, I sent home birthday party invitations to Matthew’s church preschool class. As the party draws closer, I began to realize that I didn’t put it on MY calendar and have no idea what time the party is. I had to email some of the parents (who I’ve never met) to check the time on the party. That should have made a great first impression, right?
- I think this gluten-free diet of Isaac’s might end up making me skinny. Because I open the cabinet or the fridge and look in at all the food and think, “I won’t eat that pudding–it was too expensive” or “nope, not those cookies–too pricey”. Of course, I did buy a container of Oreos (on sale!) and hid them in the back of the pantry, so maybe I’m wrong about that theory after all.
- Speaking of gluten-free, for Matthew’s birthday, we bought a small GF cake from Whole Foods along with some GF frosting. But I’m wondering if the frosting was an expensive scam sitting next to the cake so I would just grab it. Does regular frosting really have gluten? Anyway, this cake was one misspelled word away from qualifying for Cake Wrecks….both in appearance and in taste.
It’s a good thing I figured out the secret to great bulgogi, because this cake was struggling.
- I went to see “Water for Elephants” on Sunday. I thought it was okay. But it gave me an idea. Hear me out….Robert Pattinson, working outside, in the sun, with a camera on him. 24 hours a day. I’d watch that. Who’s with me?
- Tonight during dinner, Isaac was talking about how he wanted to get old so he could be tall and he said “I want to be as tall as y’all”. Jason and I immediately looked at each other in delight–Isaac’s first “y’all”!!! Where’s my baby book??
- And finally, if you haven’t read my post on how you can help get two little boys who lost everything in the tornado, please do. Between the ChipIn and some other donations, we have raised around $300, but I would love to bless them even more. Consider helping with even a $5 or $10 donation.
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