Monday, March 30, 2009

Humpty Dumpty

These days Humpty Dumpty is a regular feature in the house. But what do you do when you don't have any King's Men figures to come to the rescue? When you're Dave, you improvise. How many can you recognize?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

One Proud media-saturated Daddy

The other night Corrina reached a major milestone, and I couldn't be more proud. The three of us were sitting around in the living room, doing nothing in particular and getting kinda silly. I turned to Janie and for no particular reason said "I've got a FEVER...and the only more COWBELL!"

And Janie said "More Cowbell!"

And, not wanting to be left out, and obviously recognizing the comedic perfection, Corrina chimed in, "More Cowbell!"

"More Cowbell! " said I.
"MORE COWBELL!! yelled Corrina, no doubt delighted with simplicity of the humor and the joyful ease of repetition.

Chants of More Cowbell echoed gloriously throughout our home until we all fell apart in a fit of giggles.

So here's one for the books: Corrina's first Saturday Night Live reference! I'm so proud!

Friday, March 20, 2009

changed again

This is so silly, this changing blog process. So, i like the title and idea, but just couldn't do the darker colors. I liked the blue and tried to lighten it up, but as it was a template I couldn't change the background color for the life of me... so I am going greenish for awhile until I see something I like more I suppose. But, I think I can tweak this one here and there, and then I will be happy.

Here is a green post that I am loving.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Things I am loving

Sun streaming onto clean dishes.
Home made yogurt and new thrifted dishes
Sweet Potato fries (but, season with olive oil and spices or Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese, bake in 450 oven for 20 minutues)
The different activities happening on our counter top!
Corrina's Bento Breakfast!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Lately I have been spending alot of my 'internet time' browsing here. I think the spring cleaning bug is coming on for me, although we are months away from spring still. I can't help but want things to look organized and tidy. And of course, I have three papers due quite soon, so nothing does look neat and tidy. That an a strange compulsion to buy plants, all the time, whenever I see them.

So when my mind needs a break I head over that place I linked up above, and today I found there that I swear I have always known existed, but could never find... just like those tribe people you hear about from Wycliff translator stories, where they go to a remote tribe and find people worshipping a God of some sort and when they translate enough words to tell the people about english the people say "that's who we've been worshipping".

So, Dave is going to make me this, and this, in a row, in our kitchen, to perfectly fit our space! I have the plans hung on my shabby little bulliten board beside me. They are written on hot pink paper...pretty.... oh, the times they will be a changing!

Do you have the Spring cleaning bug, or stuff that gets rid of bugs and makes things clean instead?

Monday, March 02, 2009

Amazing find

We hit the thrift store today after speech therapy to see if we could find some jungle animals to continue to expand Corrina's vocab in the games we play.
Of course, I had to look through the housewares section, and I found THESE amazing, beautiful cups & sauces! Follow the link, I don't have a picture yet.
I instantly thought "Scandinavian" even before I flipped the bottom up to see what the pattern was called. Nordic. Perfect! I love them, I want them, but am I being silly? I bothered Dave, who was digging through giant tubs of mcdonald toys and figurines looking for giraffes and tigers, and I think he got sick of hearing me say "should I? Am I being silly? I already have a dishes... they are pretty, but are they pretty enough for $13.00 for 16 pieces?" I decided that I would regret not buying them, and would probably bother Dave more talking about how I wish I had brought them home.
So, I bought them.
Tonight when I went online to see what the other dishes look like, I saw a more accurate price: one cup and saucer ranges anywhere from $10-35!
Thank Sally Anne!