Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lazer Tag with the Girl Scouts

A few years ago a group of boys on our street started "crashing" the girl scout end of the year party. They thought they were so funny jumping the fence, running around like maniacs and just being crazy in general.

This year the girls took matters into their own hands and decided to "invite" them to play lazer tag.

These two kind, sweet ladies agreed to chaporone, tolerate, feed and control the chaos of 20plus kids. Thank You!

Thanks Girl Scouts for inviting the boys, I hope we can return the favor! They has a GREAT time!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Still the One!

May 25, 1991

Friday, May 22, 2009

Confessions of a CopyCat

I scour magazines and now blogs for decorating ideas. And when I find ones I like, I copy them...after all isn't that the sincerest form of flattery?


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour
Raspberry jam

Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and salt mix well. Stir in flour. Shape in to round ball- I use a big spoon to measure. Press down the middle of each ball. In the center put a dollop of your favorite jam. Bake 350 for 12 minutes.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

About a Boy

who loves to play the tuba....

He had his "All-Star" band concert tonight. All year they practice with only their instrument. Tonight is the first time that everybody plays together.

Mr. H thinks he does a pretty good job playing the tuba.

Know how we know? He gave baby bear a band certificate at the 6Th grade recognition ceremony. Thanks for being a "great" band teacher Mr. H.!

Monday, May 18, 2009

That's what he said........

after blowing up an air mattress,putting it on his bed, with all the pillows & blankets he could find....he yelled, do you want to take a picture of me for your blog? Yes, I do!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


"Come-on-I-want-to play-ya" or 6th grade field day on steroids or an epic tale of 2 hours, heat, water, oatmeal, cooking oil, fruit, a dunk tank, 200 kids, 20plus events-6 minutes at each and fun, fun, fun!!!! Grab some sunscreen and a bottle of water. By the time this post is over YOU might be dehydrated, have a sunburn and need a nap from being in the sun for so long! I'm just sayin'.

Mr. H. and his group.

1st stop the dunk tank!

then the oatmeal

too much oatmeal fun and a mom letting them know it! Really?

Miss D. playing in a cooler of water.


Darn those oily tries

Dry swimming?

Watermelon... anyone, anyone?? Side note, this lovely lady picked sneezy, baby bear and hers SLW esquire up from the movies at oh, about 7pm. It's almost 11:30, I guess he's spending the night?? Thanks Miss W.!!

What a difference a year makes- check out these picture of what they were up to a year ago.

Guess they didn't get the memo on having "too much" oatmeal fun.

Snow, in the middle, had the posh job of being the "gatekeeper"

I think she took her job alittle too seriously. OK Snow, well done, you did a good job! You can let them go now.


How come when asked to perform, they NEVER do?! If you have an upcoming 6th grader I HIGHLY recomend the job of timekeeper. Last year I did it with a pro (there are only 2 postions) and it was the first thing I signed up for at orientation. You can follow your child, if he/she will let you, and blow an air horn every 6 minutes. About half way through with all the excitement and heat I ran for cover. Don't you wish you were here?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's a "Fancy" Fannypack

That's what teen bear called my Mother's Day present, a Brighton wallet on a string with a matching bracelet. Baby Bear noticed they matched and said aaawwwwwwww-that's my girl!

Happy Mother's Day Y'all!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

You say "Happy", I say "Birthday"

Happy Birthday Grandma!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Born to be Wild...

...a Wild trombone player, that last nights Spring Concert.
He is in the last row-5th from the right at the conductor's left hand.

"Star Wars"

we thought the song was over...

He's a Mad tuba player- his turn is coming. We'll be watchin' him rock out at the end of the month.

A tired trombome after its performance.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When you leave your camera in kids reach- this could happen.

or this...

Without you even knowing, until you download the memory card and months later look at the picutres- this was from early february.

Monday, May 4, 2009

This week he's a painter

Who knows what he'll be next!