August 31, 2007

Reach and Pull

Tot is finally getting the right idea...

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He is even getting decent at 'floating like a boat'...

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More on life later...

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August 30, 2007

One Funny Woman

If you don't read Technicalities, you might have missed THIS POST. It takes you to an ebay entry that had me laughing so hard my dog looked up at me.

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WTF is Happening On Buses?

I had planned on writing this long post on what has happened over the last couple of days but just didn't feel like it last night. Needless to say between the kids on the bus that said they would sit with Tater then proceeded to push him off the seat, the one that wouldn't scoot over and then the parents that had a yelling match at the bus stop, I have had enough. I don't need my almost 4 year old and 5 year old exposed to this much at once. I don't need it. I was surprised I didn't open my mouth and say something, but overall I was just in shock. The kids apologized to Tater, the parents apologized to me (both sets), but I don't care. If this is the way they handle their problems, I don't need the aggravation in the morning. Neither does my son. I want school to be fun and if it is always a fight in the morning, it won't be fun.

The bus ride home is never a problem... and yesterday the ride to school was just fine. But I am still going to take him this morning. We'll work it out after today.

Did I mention that Tot woke me up this morning and couldn't breath? Yaa... I can't wait for this week to end.

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August 29, 2007

More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Some days I just need to be punny...

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra...

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer for me please, and one for the road."

6. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.' "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?" "Well, 'It's Not Unusual.'"

7. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

8. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

9. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

10. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

11. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"

12. I went to a seafood disco last week . . . And pulled a mussel.

13. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

14. Two termites walk into a bar. One asks, "Is the bar tender here?"

15. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger."

16. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says, "Dam!"

17. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

18. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says "I've lost my electron." The other says, "Are you sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive."

19. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

20. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked, as they moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

21. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

22. A group of Friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the monastery to close down, but they would not. They were doing great business & tax free! He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest vicious thug in town. He trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

23. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic vexed by halitosis.

24. There was the person who sent ten different puns to his friends, the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

25. Two cannibals are eating a clown.One says to the other, "Does this taste funny to you?

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Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Oldie but goodie that my mom sent me:

Cussing 101

A 6 year old and a 4 year old were upstairs in their bedroom. "You know what?" says the 6 year old. "I think it's time we started cussing" The 4 year old nods with approval. The 6 year old continues. "When we go Downstairs for breakfast, I'm going to say something with "H.ll", and you say something with "A.s". The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm.

When their Mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for Breakfast, he replies: "Aw, H.ll, Mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios". Whack! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his Mother in hot pursuit, slapping his rear with every step. His Mom locks him in his room and shouts, "You can just stay there until I let you out". She than goes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and asks with a stern voice, "And what do you want for breakfast, young man?" "I don't know," he blubbers, "But you can bet your sweet a.s it won't be Cheerios.......

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August 28, 2007

Caption This Cutie

How could I resist such a cutie?? But my mind is blank... any suggestions on what story I should make up for this one? I was thinking something that could be used in the future when his date comes over. GRIN

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August 27, 2007

Chess for Beginners?

Tater has taken a great interest in chess. We have been working with him on it, but thought if we could find a pc game that would help... since he likes playing on the pc... that we would buy it for him. My hubby read the info on Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures. But trying to find it is another story. Amazon has it and so does ebay. Nothing really good on the few reviews I found... though some had screen shots. Any suggestions? B

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August 26, 2007

Buses and Mom Goes Crazy

Ok, maybe 'goes crazy again' is a better wording. Seems like forever since Friday afternoon. Ahhh... what is this crazy woman talking about? Tater rode the school bus to school. Yep, the first day of Kindergarten and I let my son ride the bus.

Odd, but having him go to school didn't bother me. I knew he would do fine and that they would get him to the right place eventually... besides, I broke down and called the school and verified the bus arrived.

It was the waiting until 2:44pm for the bus to come back to see if he got on the right bus and got home... that was driving me crazy. Yes, the bus was late... Oh... he made it. Thank goodness. It made me smile when he walked off the bus and he had a sticker across his chest with 'Bus #XX' on it. And another one on his wrist with the same information. Guess they really want to get him on the right bus as well.

Here are some pictures from when we were waiting at the bus stop:

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August 25, 2007

No More Ads

While I earned a little money at Review Me... about $25, it really isn't significant. I have been looking for a while to find different ways to bring some extra money into our family. I think I have found a better way. I'll know in a week or two.

Along with my decision, I saw THIS POST over at CalTechGirl and her frustrations with Paid Posts. Considering this blog is suppose to be a 'scrapbook' for me and my kids... paid posts don't really go here. Then again, if I was earning the money like Pamibe... I might continue... but I'm not earning that kind of money. Hence, no more ads at this blog. No, CalTechGirl did not push me to do this. Nor did her blog entry... it just fit perfectly for a decision I was making last night and while I will continue to read those who do put up Paid Posts... you will not see them here again... ok, unless someone offers me a couple of hundred... then you might see another one. GRIN

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August 24, 2007

Darth Dog and First Day of Kindergarten

UPDATE: Thank you for the laugh. I certainly needed it. The captions have been added under the pictures..

Since I will be a little busy today... Here is something for you to come up with a caption for me. I'll post the best ones on Saturday...

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"I can't believe Tater started Kindergarten today."

"Darth Tater has gone to kindergarten - so now who will tell me - *crrshk* "you are my doggggggy" *crrshk* ???

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August 23, 2007

The Toes Can Do It

I was cleaning in the kitchen when I heard ...

Tater: Mom, look what I can do! With my TOES

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Tater: Hold on... let me help Tot, he can do it too...

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seems that Tot's marble got stuck in his toes and wouldn't fall... a little more bending and some help with the fingers...

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My boys continue to amaze me from day to day on their creative thinking. I would never have thought to play marbles with my toes.

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Clip Art Review

Seems that ReviewMe has another interesting site for me. It caught my eye when it said Free Clip Art for Kids. Yep, I’m all about stuff for my boys now a days and I like to get free stuff if I can find it.

My first thought when I went to the site was ‘Oh, it’s bright’. Very bright, lots of stuff all over. It took me a minute to look it over. I decided to go ahead and register before going too far down any one path. Registration was easy. Finishing the registration by clicking on the email link was a different story.

And I’m still waiting for my ‘email’ to complete my registration. I double checked to see if I typed a valid email address. I even tried registration again, just to be sure. And I did… and now I have been waiting… and may have to continue to wait. I have high security set up on my PC and this may be interfering with the setup. This site has an excellent write-up on their privacy policy. Which wants to use cookies. A quote from the policy is

Unfortunately, if you disable cookies on your computer, you will not be able to take advantage of many of the great features and content the Site has to offer.

On to the rest of the review. While finding the clip art was easy because it was in the center, I found the moving text to the left distracting. While doing my best to ignore the text, I clicked to check out a particularly clip art item, it popped up an ad first. Yes, you can press Skip this Ad. Just be aware of this when you come to this site. The clip art was decent. I can certainly use some of the items I found for my kids crafts. It also gave easy instructions on how to save the clip art.

Peeking around, I decided to see what the games would be like. Uh…. you have to be logged in to use it. Unless I make some changes, I will likely be unable to get to the games. The Arts and Crafts -> Kitchen Table Projects has some good ideas. The Coloring pages are acceptable. Looks like they would be easy for the kids to color. I was not that interested in the Boards, Buzz, or Idol Watch.

If you need clipart for your kids or some easy pages to print and color or ideas for projects… definitely come check this place out.

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August 22, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Since it is time for school to start here in Florida, here are some back to school jokes... from around the 'net...

From Mrs. Who... go to THIS POST. They are hilarious.

A lesson about blood flow and circulation

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, he said: "Now, students, if I stood on my head the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I should turn red in the face."

"Yes, sir," the boys said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted, "'It's because yer feet ain't empty."

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Q: What's the difference between a teacher and a train?

A: The teacher says "Get that gum out of your mouth", where as the train says "Chew, Chew ".

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I failed every subject except for algebra.
How did you keep from failing that ?
I didn't take algebra !

Teacher: Are you good at math ?
Pupil: Yes and no
Teacher: What do you mean ?
Pupil: Yes, I'm no good at math !

Dad, can you help me find the lowest common denominator in this problem please ?
Don't tell me that they haven't found it yet, I remember looking for it when I was a boy !

Teacher: Did you parents help you with these homework problems ?
Pupil: No I got them all wrong by myself !

Teacher, I can't solve this problem.
Any five year old should be able to solve this one.
No wonder I can't do it then, I'm nearly ten !

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More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Go visit THIS POST to have a great laugh about the first day of school. My mom was tame compared to that... I wonder what I'll be like?

UPDATE: Seems like there is a lot of good humor posted in the blog-o-sphere this morning...

Dropped calls?

Slimming Down?

Football humor

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August 21, 2007


My boys have re-discovered the fun of MSN Messenger. You can have conversations with Mammaw while playing checkers. Or better yet, sending Darth Vader Farts. Ahhhh... and soon Tater starts Kindergarten and I start a slow pull back to having brain cells... Well... maybe. ;-)

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August 20, 2007

Just Because

Hubby took pictures of the kids this weekend. Just random stuff. And I'm going to post them just because they are soooo cute. Of course I think my kids are cute... they're mine! ;-)

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Yes, I'm stressing over the first day of school. It is this Friday. Yes, my child will do fine. He will ride the school bus and make it to school without a problem, he will find his classroom and he will find his way back home. He is a smart boy. On the other hand, I may go into the funny farm waiting for the first couple of days to come and go.

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August 18, 2007

Birthdays & Tribulations from Afar

Shhhh.... I stole the keys from the Bug. But I thought you all ought to know that even after 43 years she still can't get my birthday right. Wrong, wrong, wrong BUG..... Tomorrow, the 19th I will be turning 51; don't make me do it a day early. Try and remember next year :)

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Tink Gets Older

Go on over and wish her a happy birthday.

It's always nice to know I have someone older than me... ;-) But even better, is I always have a sister who is there for me. Thanks for being a big sister and protecting me when I was younger and driving me crazy as we get older. And never really killing me when you had the chance. I know there were a couple of times I deserved it. Happiest of Birthdays Sis!

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Shoe Size

A year ago I did THIS POST on the shoes we wore. Since then, I had to get some special shoes which are a 6 1/2 versus a 6... Long story, some other time... But even with my new longer shoes... my 5 year old and 3 1/2 year old will soon be wearing bigger shoes than mine. I'm thinking... when Tater hits 7, I'll be able to 'borrow' his shoes. What do you think?

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August 17, 2007


With school getting closer, hurricane season upon us and one sick mommy... Yep, last night I started getting a horse hoarse voice... But I have to tell you this one story...

About a week ago my hubby found a copy of He-Man DVD. The boys love it. Actually, so do I.

Shortly after they saw it, I was driving around I heard Tater singing a song... It was something about a 'super pe-nis'. No Joke. Ta da ta da ta da super pe-nis ta da ta da... right after he finished his song, he said "He-man, defender of the Universe". I almost drove off the road.

I needed a good laugh.

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August 16, 2007

A Compass???

Now who would have spent the time to figure this out??? But if it really works, I think I may be able to fool my husband into thinking I really know my directions. GRIN.

Regular wristwatch as a compass info is HERE.

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August 15, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Thanks Tink!

Why were hurricanes usually named after women? Because when they arrive, they're wet and wild, but when they go, they take your house and car.
The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too
qualified for the job. "Look Miss," said the foreman, "have you any actual
Experience in picking lemons?" "Well, as a matter of fact, yes!" she
replied. "I've been divorced three times."
I was in the express lane at the store quietly fuming. Completely ignoring
the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing
a cart piled high with groceries. Imagine my delight when the cashier
beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly,
"So which six items would you like to buy?" Wouldn't it be great if that
happened more often?
Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbor
and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table. "Young
man, we're both 90 years old," the husband said. "We may not have 45
Minutes." They were seated immediately.
The reason congressmen try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate
to have to make a living under the laws they've passed.
All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the
Aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom; the bride kissed her
father and placed something in his hand. The guests in the front pews
responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly. As her
father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get
used to the idea
Three friends from the local congregation were asked, "When you're in your
casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what
would you like them to say?" Artie said: "I would like them to say I was a
wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man." Eugene
commented, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant
of God who made a huge difference in people's lives." Al said: "I'd like
them to say, "Look, he's moving!"
John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully. "Give me one last request,
dear," he said. "Of course, John," his wife said softly. "Six months after I
die," he said, "I want you to marry Bob." But I thought you hated Bob," she
said. With his last breath John said, "I do!"
A man goes to see the Rabbi. "Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I
have to talk to you about it." The Rabbi asked, "What's wrong?" The man
Replied, "My wife is poisoning me." The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks,
"How can that be?" The man then pleads, "I'm telling you, I'm certain she's
poisoning me . What should I do?" The Rabbi then offers, "Tell you what. Let
me talk to her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know." A week
Later the Rabbi calls the man and says, "Well, I spoke to your wife. I spoke
To her on the phone for three hours. You want my advice?" The man said yes
and the Rabbi! replied, "Take the poison"

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More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

The 2007 version of I WILL SURVIVE


At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
When you said you had 10 inches, Lord I almost died!
But I'd spent so many years just waiting for a man that long, that I
grew strong, and I knew that I could take you on...
But there you are, another lie,
I was ready for a Big Mac and you've brought me a French fry!
I should have known that it was bulls***t, just sad pathetic dream
Should have known there was no Anaconda lurking in those Jeans!

Go on now - go! , Walk out the door,
Don't you promise me 10 inches, then turn up with only 4!
Weren't you a brat to think I wouldn't find you out!?
Don't you know we're only joking when we say size don't count??!!

I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My s.x life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good s.x,
With a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! Hey! Hey!

It took all my self control not to laugh out loud, When I saw your
little weiner standing tall and proud!
But to hell with your ego and to hell! with all your needs, Now I'm
saving all my lovin' for a cordless multispeed!

I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My s.x life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good s.x,
With a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! Hey! Hey!

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August 14, 2007

The Sky is Falling, the sky is falling...

Oh wait... that's just the news reporters trying to terrify Floridians again. In case you haven't seen it... there is a storm a brew'n out in the water again. In fact, it got named... Dean. "They" expect it to be a hurricane by Friday.

Darn storm. School starts next week. It better behave itself. This is the first time my child is attending Kindergarten.

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I was over at Lemon Stand and read this. This part of it screamed that she had seen my household and children:

I don't know about any one else's kids but mine were also born without the gene that lets them see dirty dishes, dirty laundry or dirty floors. These things are invisible to them, the poor darlings... It's sad, really.

I love the solution her sister uses... and while I do something similar.. I like her's better. Go take a look and see if you think it will work on the male population in my household! Then again if it is genetic, will anything work?

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August 13, 2007

Star Wars Light Sabers

Hubby grabbed my camera and took some pictures of the boys fighting... I found this one amusing and thought I would share it...

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Never a dull moment...

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August 12, 2007

Smell My... (Part 2)

I couldn't believe my ears... Tot was in the bathroom poop'in and he was hollaring for his dad. The conversation went something like this...

Tot: Dad, Dad, Dad
Dad: Just a minute
Tot: Dad, come smell my poop
Dad: What? No, it's stinks.
Tot: **Laughter**
Dad: **Laughter**

Unbelievable. I just hope they don't ask me to smell their hand anytime soon as Roses pointed out in the comments. Yikes!

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August 11, 2007

Feels Like 109???

My mom called me... I was complaining how hot it was here. Heat index of 100... she said her thermometer outside said 100... What??? Sure enough... her Heat Index is 109... YIKES

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Meteor Shower Coming Soon

Mammaw use to wake us up to see meteor showers. While tempting to do this to my sons... I am not sure. Still...

HERE IS INFO on the shower coming our way.

Perseid Meteors to Light Skies Sunday

At the peak of the storm, which occurs at 2 a.m. EDT on Monday, Cooke estimates as many as one to two meteoroids per minutes. But the show should begin around 9 p.m. on Sunday when the constellation Perseus rises in the northeast and continue until first light on Monday.

blah blah blah

For best viewing, try to find a dark spot, away from city lights and look east. For added bonus, Mars will be out, in full red bloom, in the constellation Taurus, just below Perseus.

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Me? Addicted to Blogging???

h/t Ogre

72%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Mingle2 - Dating Site

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August 10, 2007

Smell My...

The conversation started yesterday morning with Tater walking up to me in the kitchen and saying...

Tater: Smell my pe-nis Mom.. (snickering)

Mom: NO WAY... it'll smell like pee... go away.

Tater: Smell my butt Mom... (laughing out loud)

Mom: NO WAY... I bet you'll fart! Now go away!

Tater: hahahaha... (and he walks away)

This has got to be a male thing.

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Back To School Haircuts

Time to get spruced up for school... and the boys behaved at the beauty saloon. Yep, we changed the place we get our hair cut. It is called Great Clips. And the beautician was v.e.r.y patient. What felt like I was taking a thousand pictures... I finally got this decent one:

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Most of them looked like this:

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August 09, 2007

Bedtime Antics

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He was getting undressed and decided to wear his shirt as a 'hat'. I laughed so hard with him. He was laughing and prancing around. Thank goodness he is cute in my eyes... can you imagine the Blackmail material for this when he gets older? The things I could say to his girlfriends... ;-)

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Old Dogs, New Tricks

Note... I will need to wear body armor the next time I see Mammaw.

Background: my mom's computer has not been working. My BIL suggested she get a new non-wireless mouse for her computer. Either ddpups or tink or he would install it this coming weekend. Someone has always set up her computer for her.

What happened: I received a call yesterday from Mammaw. I swear she sounded like a little kid...

Mammaw: "Guess What I did! I followed the wires and plugged in the new mouse and it works!!!"

Then she proceeds to hang up. Guess she had the rest of the family to tell about it. Particularly since Tink called me within 5 minutes to ask if Mom called to say she plugged in the mouse and her computer works.

I guess old dogs can learn new tricks. GRIN... yaa... I'm gonna pay for this one.

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August 08, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Ok, I had to laugh... the subject line in the email I got for this was: "Once again, discrimination raises its ugly head"

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And this one shows exactly how I feel right now:

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August 07, 2007

Stressed Out

Between Tot and his pe-nis hole underwear and Tater telling everyone he loves them but one person (which embarrassed me because I almost laughed out loud) and the fubar I made the other day... I must remember to keep my mouth shut... it has been an interesting couple of days. And right now, I have a lot on my plate, not enough sleep and way too much stress.

I'll try to get the funny stories and the cool pictures out soon. Just not today... and tomorrow is Wednesday. Phew. A little break.

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August 06, 2007

Fun Day

The boys made me some beautiful birthday cards. They even made my cake yesterday... Tater put in the eggs, Tot the water and they shared the mixing... though Tot did most of it.

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We even got a photo with mom!

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Some days make it worth getting older. Now if I could just come to grips with Tater starting Kindergarten!!! My getting older is much easier than watching my kids get older...

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August 05, 2007

Fisher Price Recall

Was sent this LINK that shows the list of Fisher Price recalled products.

Take a look and good luck. I still haven't gotten off my rear end and mailed back the red Thomas trains. Luckily the kids haven't noticed.

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August 04, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday. Hard to believe... and I had no clue what I was going to post until last night. At first I thought it might have been the humorous conversation between Sticks and I... and then while Tink was making me some online scrapbook pages for my birthday... she sent me one. The poem off of that page was perfect... no it is not a birthday poem, but it just feels right... here is something special for my birthday:

    I saw a young mother with eyes full of laughter
    And two little shadows came following after.
    Wherever she moved, they were always right there-
    Holding onto her skirts, hanging onto her chair.
    Before her, behind her - adhesive pair.
    "Don't you ever get weary as, day after day,
    Your two little tag-alongs get in your way?"
    She smiled as she shook her pretty young head
    And I'll aways remember the words that she said:
    It's good to have shadows that run when you run,
    That laugh when you're happy and hum when you hum -
    For you only have shadows when your life's filled with sun.
         -- author unknown

I shall be busy this weekend... Hopefully I'll have fun stories to share.

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Tax Free School Stuff

UPDATED: Found the place where they list what is eligible.

That time of year again. I was looking at in the paper today to see what they considered school stuff... but when going through the blogs, I found that Raising 4 Boys had a very comprehensive list of when Tax Free week was in different states...

Here in Florida it is the 4th thru the 13th of August. Buy buy buy!!!

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August 03, 2007

Some of These I have Done

Just saw a cool list of ten things to do that should cost less than a $1...


I had forgotten about poppers and pencil spinners... and I think I have all that stuff here at home. hmmmm....

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Stupid Games

I wish I could blame it on Tink for sending me the links... but she didn't force me to install and try them out.

I played THIS ONE off and on last night. Instead of reading a book I needed to, or doing the dishes or cleaning house. ARGHHHHHHHHh. Good thing it won't work this morning. Phew... then again she sent me 12 other emails with links. Sigh...

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August 02, 2007

Tot's Mark

Tot has discovered a mark on his belly. I call it a 'reverse' birth mark. You can only see it when he has a tan. It is very visible when looking at him... but I could not get a good picture... here it goes anyways...

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The other pictures have him pointing at it, but the flash made it 'disappear'. Not really sure what it is, but I have seen it on him since birth. Most people only notice it once he has a tan. Yep, strange mom, strange kids. GRIN

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Which Story To Tell?

There is nothing I can think of that compares to having children. I still wonder what I use to laugh at before kids. They are a constant reminder of how funny life can be...

Yesterday I volunteered to take care of a friend's three year old while she try to 'de-flea' her house. The boys love him. I like having him around because he is extremely well behaved and very verbal. We get together at least once a week if not more and have been for almost a year now. But... not usually for 4 or 5 hours.

The funniest part happened when she arrived to pick him up. He is an only child. Yaa.. you can see where this is going. He decided it would be fun to play 'huggy wuggy' with my boys. You remember me telling you about this game? Imagine adding a third child to the 'hug'. I believe the name got changed to something like "Push Down". Now my boys got hit, and had a few marks... but this poor child was not use to having a boy his age jump on his back or land on him when everyone was falling. He got his nose hit by an elbow, then another elbow in the back... enough was enough.

Instead they played tag. Uhhhh... on slippery wood floors. Yep... I'm not sure if Tater accidentally ran into him or if he just slipped on his own.. but he went headlong into a wall. I tried not to laugh. His mom was about the same. I asked her at the beginning if she wanted it stopped and she said no. I warned her that it usually ended up with everyone getting hurt. She still went along with it. And guess what??? She couldn't help but smile to see what was said and done and we are going to her house today. Yep, life will be more entertaining.

Wish me luck. We are going swimming...

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August 01, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Tired and need stupid humor to help me remember that I can deal with stupid tech support... Found it HERE...

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get to the other side!

Q: Why did the monster cross the road?
A: To eat the chicken!

Q: Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
A: It was the chicken's day off!

Q: What do you get if you cross a chicken with a cement mixer?
A: A brick layer!

Q: If a rooster lays an egg on the middle of a slanted roof, on which side will it fall?
A: Neither side. Roosters don't lay eggs!

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