Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sick with the flu

Three out of four of us came down with the flu last week.
We spent most of the time sleeping.
And more sleeping.
We are almost back to normal now but.. the hubby started coughing last night.
Sickness and yucky germs get out of my house you are not welcome here!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tow Mater

I am not to big on Disney/ cartoon character fan. So there are very few character items in our house. The kids really dont watch much TV and are not 'obsested' with any certain character. I like it this way.
The Little Man has a few movies that he watches every blue moon and he likes to pick out a DVD at the library every once in a while. Some days he watches a show on TV and others the TV is not even turned on in our house. We read about a number of characters that also have TV shows such as Curious George and The Cat in the Hat. We also have a good hand full of Cars books. I think that we live in a pretty good balance.
Cars was one of the first movies that The Little Man ever watched. There was a short period in his life where he really enjoyed Cars (right around the time The Little Lady was born). Probably a little obsessed. He started getting the Cars cars and he would drive them around acting out the movie. He finally got over his obsession and then Cars 2 came into the picture. He has still not see it and I dont really plan on him doing so anytime soon. One Cars movie is enough for our world.
But there came an opportunity in The Little Man life when he was able to come face to face with a life size character that we could not pass up.
We talked after the encounter about if it was the 'real' Mater and if there is a 'real' Mater.
He said he was not 'real' because he was not talking and he also said real cars dont talk.
He knows that the movie is a cartoon and that we dont live in a cartoon world.
'Real' or not he still thought it was cool to sit in the drivers seat and check out his tow hook.
Tow hooks are good for hooking on to little sisters hoods.
It was fun to spend the time looking at tow truck through the eyes of a child.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Winter on the beach

The In-laws sold their trailer and truck a few weeks back and got a hotel on wheels motor home.
We met them at the ocean at the beginning of them month for a quick weekend camping trip.
The weather was perfect for kite flying and playing on the beach.
With his trusty shovel in hand The Little Man quickly got to work digging a whole and pushing around large pieces of driftwood.
The Little Lady had fun doing whatever her big brother was doing. For the most part The Littles really do a great job of playing well with each other. Just like any brother and sister they fight but they show off there loving side much more.
The Little Man stopped long enough so that I could get this picture of him with The Hubby in the background flying kites of course.
We were not at the beach too long before coats were taken off and earmuffs were ditches as the sun warmed up our faces and the sand under our feet.
But all of those coats sure made a great pillow for my head.
Wouldn't it be nice if everyday could just be a day at the beach?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday fun on the farm

Our family went to a birthday not long ago where everyone had a great time on the 'farm'.
First of all you cant go to the party with out bringing a little something for the birthday boy. I found this pattern a number of years back but I just never got around to making the pattern until I got the invitation to this party. Now I think I might just be hooked. The pattern was easy to follow and the end result was amazing.
I see myself making more of these in the future.
My favorite thing about the apron is the Velcro for the back strap. It makes it easy for the kids to take it on and off without having to ask for help with the strings.
I think that the birthday boy liked his gift and I have a feeling he will he wearing it often in the kitchen helping his mama.
While at the part The Hubby got some ink.
He may of been a little chicken to get the chicken. HAHAHA I know thats a corny joke but I just had to post the picture of him
The Little Lady found a chicken of her own.
She saw this blowup chicken when we first walked into the party and it was love at first sight. She kept asking to see it. I finally gave in and she played with it until we left to go home.
She even took it for tractor rides around the room.
Both of The Littles had a great time at the party and even came home with cowboy hats.
Now The Little Man has a new hat to wear when he plays Sheriff.
Watch out there is a new Sheriff in town and he mean business!!