Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Funnies

While Mr C and I were getting ready to leave for our weekly storytime at the library, he decided to shut all the bedroom and bathroom doors. Then he announced he was going to lock all the doors so Hudson wouldn't bother anything. Never mind that Hudson was already in his crate in my bedroom. Anyway, he managed to lock my door and shut it - the only doorknob in the house that hasn't been turned around so the lock is on the outside. Frustration set in...I could get the door lock to unlock but I couldn't get the door to open the entire way. I called my friend who was on the way to meet me at the library and she came to my house instead. A fresh set of eyes and a few minutes later...she had opened the door! I am so thankful that Hudson wasn't loose in my room the entire time.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Snow, Snow, & More Snow

Snow day #1...somebody get these poor children a sled! They are on trash can lids.
Snow Day #2: Down the slide and into an already deep pile of snow!
This was A LOT of snow.
Snow Day #2 and #3: Miss M and I spent a long time shoveling, shoveling, and shoveling the white stuff.
Look Mama! No legs! Hudson had some trouble navigating the deep snow as well. He pretty much just jumped over it like a rabbit.
(Thank goodness for snow pants.) Whew...this shoveling stuff can really wear a guy out.
my helper...and she really did work hard.
Can we go in now? Please???
Even the Touchdown Hog just about disappeared...along with a most of my yard!
Showing me how deep the snow was. He's just too cool in the shades, don't you think?
My friends from further north think this is a just a little bit of snow, but it was an amazing amount to this girl from down South! Too bad Miss M had to miss 3 days of school over the course of two weeks though...a few more days and it will really cut into summer break.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mr C and His Sports Party

So, what do you get when you combine a bunch of 3 and 4 year old boys, FRIGID temperatures, and a mom who is too cheap to spring for an "away" party? First, your awesome husband cleans out the garage, including the melted snow and road yuck. Then you crank up the heater in your oversized garage, inflate a jump house borrowed from a friend, set out a few assorted balls and celebrate Mr. C's 4th birthday!
Mr C saw a photo of these cupcakes in a Betty Crocker calendar after his birthday last year and hung it on his bedroom door so I wouldn't forget what he wanted!
 Not the most flattering shot of Miss M, but everytime I tried to take a bouncy shot, this is what she did!
more fun in the "gym" as one young partygoer called it!
You can see just a little of the "craft" - room pennants with each boy's name written in slick paint. They had sports foam stickers to put on them.

 Waiting for the basketball pinata'...
 major jumping action + dry winter air = MAJOR STATIC HAIR!
A homemade basketball pinata, made with help from the entire family. It lasted long enough for everyone to get in several swings.
The resident girl means BUSINESS!
As usual, this party was done with a small budget. I made sure to check the clearance aisle every time I made a trip to Hobby Lobby. We scored some great deals on paper products and decorations. The only splurge was a package of plastic basketball whistles we gave out as a favors. Yeah, my mom friends were less than thrilled with that choice, but they deserve it after all the battery hungry toys they gave as gifts! Just kidding, we are all still friends...I think!


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