Monday, November 30, 2009


In my haste to get my Christmas groove on, I completely omitted a national holiday. How very un-American of me, I know.

Thanksgiving's never been my favorite. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful and all that. But by the time Halloween rolls around, my bones start itching for Christmas to get here already!

I'm always up for a party, though, so we started celebrating Turkey Day early. Ian's preschool had a "Thankfulness Feast" and I think he would have made the cutest little Indian in all of Plymouth.

Each child added some food to the "feast" and stated what he/she was thankful for. Ian is thankful for his bed (a child after my own heart).

Then the boys and I colored some Pilgrim figures. And now you know the extent of my craftiness.

I definitely have many things to be thankful for, and these three boys are at the top of the list.

P.S. My craftiness is nowhere on the list.

Monday, November 23, 2009

While Visions of Sugar Cookies Danced in My Head

It's official: Christmas is right around the corner! 99.9 KEZ told me so-- they're playing Christmas music now, and I love it.

This is my favorite time of year. It goes by way too fast, so I'm starting early-- yesterday, to be exact.

There's something about Sunday that brings on a hankering for cookies. Sugar cookies fit the bill this time around-- but not just any sugar cookies: Christmas sugar cookies! We made Christmas trees, Christmas hearts and Christmas circles. Alright, maybe the hearts and circles are a stretch, but I don't care...I love Christmas! And so do my boys.

See, they can't contain their excitement.

While they decorated their cookies (very excitedly, might I add), we listened to the Christmas music TV station.

And those look exactly like my cookies, by the way.

The night kept getting better, if that's even possible. I think I captured our Christmas card photo.
Merry Christmas! Love, The Fish Family
(Now don't be sad when there's no card in the mail, because this is all you're gettin'!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What Blogging's All About

I'm sure this is no news flash: my kids are cuter, smarter, better behaved, more talented (you get the idea) than your kids. Don't feel bad. They come by it naturally.

You don't believe me? Take a look for yourself.

See, I told ya.

But, now I've got to add another amazing quality to the list: better drawers. Meaning, my kids are better than your kids at drawing...not, my kids are better pieces of furniture than your kids. Which, if that were possible, would be true also.

You don't believe me? Take a look for yourself.

See, I told ya.

Monday, November 16, 2009

How-To Monday: Privacy

Close the bathroom door to avoid any unwelcome visitors.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lying in Shades of White

Why no, my child does not still use a pacifier. Where would you get an idea like that?

And don't worry about clicking on the picture to enlarge it, because he also doesn't have snot on his nose or a scratch on his chin. What kind of mother do you think I am?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Meteorology My Way

It was a frigid 92° yesterday.
Some of us wore hats to keep warm.

It's only supposed to get to 89° today.
Time to break out them parkas!

Happy Fall!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Current Events

Yesterday I went to pick up Ian from preschool and found this little stray wandering around.
It made my day.

Can you guess how many pieces of Halloween candy I had to bribe him with so he'd pose for that picture? Unfortunately, I need someone to bribe me to stay out of said Halloween candy.

In other news...

I've been brushing up on some of my mad makeover skills.

**Notice the unflattering food remnants on the face and
the completely unmanageable hairstyle.

**Just cut a few inches of hair, add a fashionable plaid collared shirt...and voilá!

So as not to leave the oldest out of this post,and I'm sure you've missed my mug as well....
Don't look too closely at the food on Ashton's face,
but I think I feel another makeover coming on!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

What Do Mario, a Vampire, and an Elephant All Have in Common?

The answer: One tired (but happy) mother.

P.S. If you ask Ian, he was actually a grampire. And, I think he made a pretty cute grampire, if I do say so myself.