Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beyond tired

How do I know that our son was beyond tired tonight after church you ask? Well...he gave it away when he was crying because..."The wolf didn't get any soup." (in his reader during small groups at school today)! What???? Boy--go to bed!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

That Beats the Dutch

This morning when our girl got up and ready for school...it came time to go with her Daddy to get her biscuit. Well...she told her Daddy that she wasn't going to ride with him to get a biscuit...she was riding with Mama. After all that eeny, meeny last night...she pitched a fit this morning about NOT going with her Daddy...well..."That Beats the Dutch!" (my grandmother always says that...you know...I never really thought...where did that saying come from? until I wrote this post...so I googled it...searching for "that beats the dutch." Check it out:
Latin and Greek Elements in English
Lesson 10: Words from Expressions
•examples of terms drawn from the general suspicion and contempt with which the Dutch were held in early America
–strangeness:
•that beats the Dutch: "it is highly unusual and surprising"

Who knew the Dutch were looked down on in early America? All I know is our girl sure beat the Dutch this morning!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo

"Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo"...that's what our girl's been saying a lot lately.

Hubby is off work tomorrow...so tonight at dinner...he asked the kids..."Who's driving you to school tomorrow? Are you riding with your Mama or do you want me to drive you?" Our girl did Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo and Mama came out the winner (well...I'm going to school either way...I do work there). Then Hubby said..."What if I take you to get a Chicken and Egg Biscuit (from Chick-fil-a of course)?" Then our girl said..."Well, let me try that again...Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo!" Guess who was the winner now? Smart girl!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Week of Themes at Disney

A Week of Themes at Disney
Theme #1: Food




Theme #2: Fun






Theme #3: Family




What a great week! We love us some Disney!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sewing like crazy!!!

I've been sewing like crazy this week (after work...until about 11 or 12 each night) making 4 new outfits for our daughter. Whew...check them out...
Red dot capris with black pom-pom trim, white t with black pom-pom trim added; pink capris with white ric-rac, pink t with white ric-rac added

Flower capris with stripe trim and green ric-rac, white t with Mickey & Minnie appliqued on bottom corner; flower dot capris with black/white ruffle, plain black t

Here's a close up of the applique on the t-shirt.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Take me out to the ball game

Today we took the kids to a baseball game. We received tickets to a game earlier in the season, but that game got rained out. Today our seats were in a great spot-in the shade, behind 3rd base. We also had a great parking pass-nice!

During the game, our daughter wanted to know..."Why is the guy behind the batter so goofy?" I asked her what she meant, and she replied saying, "Why is he wearing all that goofy stuff?" So...we had a lesson on what the catcher does during the game.
The kids loved all the music, doing the "wave," tomahawk chopping with the cow, and checking out all the food vendors. We ate lunch before the game and we brought water in the game with us, but you better believe the kids still wanted every food that came by us: popcorn, frozen lemonade, Coke, snow-cone, etc. We didn't buy anything since we'd just eaten, but that didn't stop the kids from asking...and asking...and asking! We even tried an economics lesson telling the kids that for the price of one $4.75 20 oz. Coke...we could buy almost 5 20 oz. Cokes. Our son agreed that 5 for that price was a better deal, but our girl couldn't be talked into the logic...she just wanted the Coke.

Today was also "Bark in the Park." There were lots of dogs there. We went to the Coca-Cola Sky Field, and they had lots of baby pools of water for the dogs. The dogs liked the misting machines too! Each time we saw a dog...the kids would say it was a dog from the movie Hotel for Dogs: bulldog, pug, boxer, lab, etc. We also saw a dachshund with a cart on wheels for it's back legs-sad.


It was a great day for the game!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Look who's home


June is home ---our part-time weiner! She lives part-time with us and part-time with my parents. If you would have told us this fact before our children were born, we would have never believed it!
So tonight on Facebook...my friend Megan posted a picture of her weiner dog "babies" with their UGA gear on ready for today's opening game. Well...since June is home, she got to put on her Georgia gear too. She didn't seem to mind until we told her about the game...then she started hanging her head as we described the 3 turn-overs:

She tried to support her team, but by the time Hubby finished his analysis of the game...she wouldn't even look at us!

I've Been to the Fabric Stores

I realized that our trip to Disney is coming up soon, and I haven't made our daughter any new outfits to wear!!!!! So...what do you do?...you make the whole family go to 2 fabric stores searching for fun polka-dot fabric! FYI-in case you didn't know-family members really don't care for shopping in fabric stores. It might have something to do with all the time it takes for Mama's decision making.
I bought 3 new patterns for clothes for our girl, red polka-dot fabric, black pom-pom trim, black fabric, and orange polka-dot fabric (this one's for October/Halloween-not Disney).
What do you see? I see red/dot capris with a ruffle at the bottom including the pom-pom trim! Maybe an appliqued mouse-head t-shirt to match with the black fabric?
Here are 3 fabrics that I already had that I'm thinking of using this week too.
I'm thinking a flower dress here with a striped ruffle, and an appliqued t-shirt using the Mickey/Minnie fabric. I also bought some white eyelet that I didn't photograph. I'm thinking a cute top for that fabric.
Tomorrow we have church and baseball tickets for tomorrow's game. We'll see how much sewing I can squeeze in this Labor Day. Check back...only time will tell!