Got the sign up

Dsc_0610 Things are moving along. Joe is working 12+ hour days. The framing is up, the plumbing and electrical are in. Next is drywall. Hoping for an opening date of June 15. Woohoo!

Published in: on May 12, 2008 at 8:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Saturday morning birthday party

Noah went to a birthday party for his friend Matt yesterday. It was fun. As usual, he just wanted to do his own thing though. Everyone else played a game called pass the parcel, where if the music stopped and you were holding the parcel (small wrapped toy) then you got to open and keep it. Noah played with a toy instead. Everyone else played Pin the number on Thomas (like pin the tail on the donkey, but with less animal cruelty). Noah wanted to play with a toy instead.Everyone else colored a picture, Noah dismantled a toy instead (oops).  Everyone else ate cake and ice cream and Noah ate cake and ice cream (well, he wasn’t going to miss THAT part, okay?). And he did pull a string in the pinata. He had fun, it just wasn’t the planned, organized fun everyone else had, but that’s ok. 

Published in: on May 4, 2008 at 8:47 am  Leave a Comment  

Why my kid may be learning to wash his own clothes soon

So, my sweet little baby is potty trained, woohoo! I guess that makes him not a baby anymore, huh? But who knew buying underwear for a kid could be so frustrating? He has a very sensitive little hiney, not unlike his father. I went out and bought a boat load of those character undies from Target. Turns out, I think he’s allergic to the dye in them. Or something, because after a full day of wearing them his behind (only the behind, oddly) is itchy and red. Do you know that is all most stores sell? I had a hard time finding anything else, but finally found some at a bigger Target. Solid color boxer/briefs. Bought two three packs. He complained that they were plain, and that the tag itched. (There was a big red spot). OK, went to another Target and found some tagless camo briefs. No tag, and a design, bonus! Well, the stuff they use to stick the writing on with (the tagless part) also turned his butt red! (by this time I’m only buy one 3 pack, I know better). So, I finally decided to suck it up and try the Land’s End ones. Yeah, they cost enough to feed a small nation, but it’s a small price to pay for comfort right? So, I order one three pack of plain white tighty whities. The fit, they don’t make his butt red, all is good, right? No, because he really wants something *on* them. So, he does need more than three pair, and they do have some with cowboys or space ships. But guess what? You have to buy a three pack that has two plain, and one design! Are they just messing with me now or what?! Who could anyone possibly think that’s a good idea? So, I have to buy three but he only wants to wear one of the three. I bought him two three packs of the 2 plain/1 design. That’s it. If he wants to rotate the same two pair every other day he’s going to have to learn to work the washing machine himself! 

I just counted it up in my head, I’ve bought him 30 pairs of underwear since February. 

Dear Lands End
Just sell me a three pack of the darn designed ones. I’ll pay a buck extra if I have to, just make the option available.

Signed, Tired of washing the same two pair of undies daily.

Published in: on April 26, 2008 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Evidence that I can’t multitask…

Dsc_0429 Roxanne called tonight. Beau was here, Joe was trying to hose him on the price of our landscaping pay him what we owed for having the back yard done. Noah was bugging me to play muppet videos on YouTube. It was getting late, so I was trying get my pork tenderloin on the grill while talking to Roxanne, push buttons on the computer and listen in on the Beau/Joe conversation.

Let’s just say one of my tasks didn’t go smoothly and leave it at that.

Published in: on April 22, 2008 at 8:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

On the road to recovery

Ring ring…ring ring…

Me: Hello?

Noah: How are you doing?

Me: I’m fine, how are you? Are you better than yesterday?

Noah: Huh?

Me: Are you better than yesterday? Because yesterday you were dead…

Noah: Oh yeah. I’m just a little bit dead.

Me: Oh that’s good.

Noah: Ok, I love you bye-bye

Me: Love you too, good bye.

Published in: on April 20, 2008 at 9:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Now here’s something I didn’t think I’d ever hear

said at my dinner table:

"Don’t put your hand in your underwear after you just used it to pick up your cottage cheese!"

Published in: on April 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Phone call

Scene: I’m in the kitchen sitting at the table. From somewhere in the living room I hear "ring ring…ring ring". It didn’t exactly register that my ‘phone’ was ringing.

Noah: MOM! I’m calling you!

Me: Oh! Hello?…Hello?

Noah: So, how are you doing?

Me: I’m doing fine, how are you doing?

Noah: I’m just dead.

Me: Oh no! That’s terrible!

Noah: I can’t get up.

Me: Well, darn!

Noah: Ok, Bye-bye. See you later.

Me: Ok bye. Take care.

Published in: on April 19, 2008 at 7:27 am  Leave a Comment  

Reindeer games…

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer :

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!

Cousin Brian is staying with us. Noah’s been driving him crazy playing with him quite a bit. Tonight, after playing with him for some time, Noah came and found me:

(Off in the distance, I hear Joe and Brian calling "Patrick", the name of one of his friends)

Noah: Mommy! They are calling me names!

Me: They are?

Noah: (sounding quite dejected) yes, it’s just like the reindeer song

Me: Oh, darn. You mean they won’t play any reindeer games with you?

Noah: No, they won’t. I want to play reindeer games.


In other news, we are getting ready to actually start building on the pizza joint. Woohoo! Things got stalled a bit while we waited on the permit, but I think we are ready to roll.Dsc_0127 

Here are a couple of pictures of the building. Sorry, I was going to try to photoshop the outhouse out of the front of the building, but it got too complicated and just to much trouble! Ours is the space on the far right, under the round ‘turret’ (for lack of a better word). Dsc_0128

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 6:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

I stand corrected

I’m sorry to have misinformed you yesterday. It wasn’t a bird. It wasn’t a plane. It wasn’t Superman either. It was…Superhamster!

Published in: on April 5, 2008 at 7:13 am  Leave a Comment  

My Superman

Dsc_0228 Here is my little Superman taking some flying lessons. There is one pic where he is sitting on the chair on the bed where he is holding his chin up…you can see where he scraped it up pretty bad falling up, yes up, the stairs at his friends house yesterday. His stuffed animals took flying lessons too!

Published in: on April 4, 2008 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment