Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Um . . . hello? Did anyone notice that tomorrow is December? The last month in 2011?! When did that happen?

Tooth Fairy Is Losing Money!

I know I'm behind. Please forgive me. I ended up having to stay at home with the kids during Thanksgiving break, and I swear, I have no idea how stay at home moms ever get anything done!

Anyway, the big event of the week is that Evie lost two teeth in a matter of days! Chuck tried to pull the tooth earlier in the week, but it didn't move and only pissed off Evie. We felt pretty bad, because we were sure that it would just pop right out.

We were wrong.

Finally, on the day after Thanksgiving, Evie's godmother pulled one of her top teeth out because, I swear, it was hanging there just waiting to come out. Evie was thrilled after the event took place, and was even more thrilled when she found out that there is a little-known tooth fairy rule that the price of your tooth increases when it is pulled by your Godmother. So . . . Evie ended up with $5 under her pillow that night! What a lucky lady.

The next day, her other top front tooth was so loose, I was certain she was going to lose it while eating. But, she didn't. Chuck tried to pull it, but it wouldn't budge. Then, last night, Evie showed me how the tooth was hanging precariously at a very odd angle in her mouth. I insisted on pulling it and, for once, she was totally fine with it. So, I am proud to say that I successfully pulled my first tooth. I really have the heebie-jeebies about these things. I did not inherit my mother's unexplainable fetish for pulling teeth. I personally think it is rather disgusting.

So, now my dearest Evie has been singing "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" as you can see here.

I wouldn't call it a stellar performance, but it is certainly better than George's performance which he insisted I had to record.

Yeah, I really have no idea what that was, but we are definitely wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Food, Food, Food!

I feel like bragging. Which means I feel like being praised. Please feel free to leave a comment about the following accomplishments --

Over the holiday weekend, I cooked (from scratch) the following dishes:

  1. Pasta Salad
  2. Chicken and Dumplings
  3. Pasta Turitziani
  4. Chili and cornbread
It may not seem like much, but we didn't have any turkey leftovers at our house, so I had to actually prepare food all weekend. It was delicious! I'm eating some of the Chicken and Dumplings right now. Yum!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Evie is a Daisy . . .

. . . have I mentioned that? She's adorable in her cute smock! Here are some pictures of her doing crafts.

I hate that she constantly looks like a ragamuffin, but I'm starting to accept our fate. Last week they had a visit from the local firemen. I wish I could have been there. I definitely admire those men! Evie, on the other hand, looked less than thrilled.

Although this picture looks like a ton of fun.

I thought one of the interesting questions was what they like for breakfast. Apparently, the firemen and this Daisy Troop share a common love for bacon. How funny is that?

Also, let me announce that in order to get her smock fully prepared for her Daisy meetings, I had to use the ironing board and the iron. As you know from this post and this post, it was quite a shock to the entire family. But, in my mind, if I have to use the iron, I'm going to have a glass of wine handy to keep me sane and patient.


No burn marks, and the patches haven't fallen off yet!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


It is discouraging to read repeatedly articles like this one:

. . . it's no surprise that lawyers have one of the highest rates of suicide, many of us would choose another profession if we could, and some of us are headed for substance abuse and depression.

(an excerpt from It's Never Too Late: Finding Happiness In Your Legal Career by Kristin Scheel, published in The November 2011 Texas Bar Journal).

I urge everyone who contemplates becoming an attorney to really do your research. Divorce is also quite common among attorneys. It is hardly an easy profession and sometimes it doesn't even pay all that well.

For your Thanksgiving Pleasure

She asked me and asked me if I was ready to see a show that she was going to give. The boys were at scouts and I was trying to do the dishes, finish the lunches for the next day, and finally, pour myself a glass of wine. I eventually made it out to the living room where I was tickled pink to hear this:

And then, I made her do it probably six more times because it made me smile so much. She is amazingly perfect in so many ways.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A new one.

There's a new Marcel the Shell. I love it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


So the other day, in the middle of the day, I noticed George was eating something. We hadn't had anything to eat recently and we were out in the car, so out of confusion I asked, "George? What are you eating?"

George happily answered, "Candy."

With more confusion, I asked, "Where did you get candy?"

George piped up, "My nose."

*defeated sigh*

Friday, November 11, 2011

Professional Mother

To demonstrate the extreme opposites in my lifestyle, these are two invitations that are on my desk right now.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

George Story

I was informed by one of George's teachers about the following story. She said that she was changing his diaper.

[As soon as she said that, I was certain she was going to divulge some anecdotal story about him playing with his penis. I sighed and braced myself for the worst.]

Instead, she said that he was blinking his eyes quickly. She demonstrated, looking like a debutant batting her eyes at a prospective beau.

She asked him, "George? What are you doing?"

He looked at her and replied, "My brain is making the light blink." And then he kept blinking.

Seriously? His brain? Where does he come up with this stuff? I sure don't know, but he sure is cute.

See his Eeyore tail?

These two are cute also.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Halloween 2011

Wow. I just realized that I didn't even do a Halloween post! How pathetic is that? So, here are some pictures of my adorable children having the time of their lives. They started with a Storybook Parade at school.

For the record, Luke was Anikin Skywalker, Evie was a Barbie Witch, and George was Thomas the Tank Engine. Unfortunately, I couldn't talk him into wearing this super cute Train Engineer outfit that his Grandma got him.

Then on Halloween Night, we went over to The Chesapeake's house for treats and drinks, like these Mummy Hotdogs.

And then there was the trick or treating. The older two were too fast to get pictures. But here's George winning over the quintessential old woman on the block.

And snarfing down his candy.

But our friends were the best part!

We just don't see them very much anymore and I'm certain that I emotionally gushed all over them that night about how much I miss them. Lorry, Patty, Emily, Ben . . . I'm really sorry about that, but I definitely mean it! And I love these pictures!

Movie Quote 89

Man. Just when I thought I had everything under control, it seems like I can't spare a second for the blog. Sorry, friends. So, today, I'll start with a Movie Quote. Now, I know I've used a quote from this movie before, but this has been going through my head a lot lately.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Boy, do I know it. I feel like I might be missing it sometimes.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm Back . . . for now . . .

I probably don't have to mention this because you've already figured it out, but I'm super busy at work right now. Seems like my days are jam-packed full of activities, events, and chores. I love every minute, but I'd also love to share all those events with you. Today, we'll just have to pick up with last night's events and I'll just have to catch up. Just so you know, the kids are growing and maturing like crazy.

Luke and Evie finished their soccer season last weekend. Evie had her team party last night where the amazing coaches gave out trophies.

The coaches also reminisced about how ridiculously shy and unhappy Evie was when she first started playing soccer a year and a half ago. You can read about it here and here. That kind of stuff wears us out, but she is now very eager and happy to play on her soccer team and loves to hang out with the other girls. Chuck and I are so grateful that she has come so far!

So here are some shots of her playing ball and receiving her trophy with the rest of her team last night. Remember, everyone is a winner. What an exciting night for her.

Coach Sean was gushing over her in that sweet way that we all do, and she ate it up!

Luke, on the other hand, was completely put out at having to be surrounded by a bunch of little girls for the evening. We asked him if any of them were his girlfriend. He emphatically told us no. We then decided to ask if he tried to kiss any of them, and he emphatically told us no again. And to make matters worse (because we love to annoy), we asked if if any of the girls tried to kiss him, and he emphatically told us no again. He's really no fun at all.