Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Something I've learned just recently is that South Africa is far away. It really is.

Like 9623 miles. But who's counting?

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. And I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I miss her (and my dad) a lot.

I am so proud of her, though, for going on a mission and sacrificing so much for what she truly believes. I just wish those South Africans knew how lucky they are.

And I mean, isn't she just so cute?

Oh, and my nephew Drew, too.

Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for being one of my best friends. I love you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exclamations

Ian has come up with a couple of new ways to express his emotions lately. I laugh everytime I hear them come out of his mouth.

So, being the kind, loving, giving person that I am, I thought I'd share some of these expressions with all of you on the world wide web.

And just to add to your enjoyment, here are a few shots of him from back in the day.

"What in tarnations?!"



"Ahh...snickerdoodles!"



"What the crack?!"




P.S. My only guess is that he's getting these sayings from preschool, because I can guarantee he's not getting any of these from me. I should probably discourage the last one, but it's just so funny.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Grateful Head

Even vampires worry about bicycle safety.


Although they may be too cool to admit it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Comment Perfection

I think every blogger loves getting comments-- and I'm no exception. There's something about knowing someone actually cares about what you have to say, and that you're not talking to yourself all the time.

The other day I got the best comment ever. It was left anonymously. And I quote, "Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!"

Now besides a few grammatical errors, I'd call that Comment Perfection. I thought to myself, so true, so true. "Anonymous" really gets me as a blogger, you know? I felt so special. And you can bet I was totally going to "keep it up!"

Until my friend Kara said she got a funny spam comment on her blog and proceeded to quote word for word my precious anonymous comment. Word for word.

What?! How could this be? How could those creepy spammers mess with my heart like that?

Then a few days later I was stalking...I mean...reading a friend of a friend of a friend's blog (we're tight, okay?) and found my spam comment on her blog too! And I laughed to myself because the poor sap has no idea that "anonymous" is a player.

I don't think I'll tell her, though. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Believe me, I learned that the hard way.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Christmas Post

Ever heard of something called false advertisement? It's kinda like when you say you're going to post "the best Christmas post ever" and you end up just throwing something together at the last minute.

It's too much pressure, okay?

So without further ado, here is a Christmas post (notice the absence of the word best).

I was very sad to see December come and go so quickly. The boys and I had a lot of fun doing an advent calendar with different activities for each day in December.

One of the boys' favorite activities was decorating gingerbread houses.

Isn't Ian's face great? He was very proud of his house and wanted me to take a picture with this exact pose. I'll spare you a picture of the house I made...wouldn't want the boys feeling bad about theirs or anything.

And, I finally feel like a full-fledged Mom-- we survived our first school Christmas concert.

Isn't my camera awesome? I took this picture from the back row of a high school auditorium. Oh, and isn't my "little" kindergartener awesome too? He's the tall one in the back.

Not to keep bragging or anything (although what would a blog be without it, right?), but I bet you didn't get a South African face mask for Christmas, did you?

But, I bet you got to spend Christmas with your parents, so I guess you win.

Here are the boys' Christmas Eve pajamas.

I've decided it's really hard to take a decent picture of three wiggly boys. But don't they look like they love their new pjs?

Thankfully, Christmas morning lived up to all its hype.


The aftermath


Hours and hours of blissful entertainment


And my favorite part


The End

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

P.S. Merry Christmas


Just didn't want you thinking I had forgotten about you, faithful readers. Or about that great holiday.

The best Christmas post ever is on its way-- I promise. Stay tuned.