Saturday, April 26, 2008

Disney on Ice . . .again!

I think we all know of my fondness for figure skating. An ice show is enough to send me into a tizzy so it was only right to get tickets to see Princess Wishes today with the Wee One & write it off as a birthday present for her.

Here she is before the show with another little girl dressed like Belle from Beauty & the Beast.

We had rinkside seats again & they were great. Here are Mickey & Minnie because really, is it Disney without them?

Tinkerbell was our hostess & at the end she got into the golden carriage that shot off fireworks! So very cool. I didn't get any pics of the "Under the Sea" number which ended the 1st half. It was THAT good. Bubbles were everywhere & all the kids went nuts. The other parts I thought were particularly good were the sailors from The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty (Maleficient turning into the dragon that shot flames onto the ice) & the Grand Finale. I was kind of bummed that the cast didn't skate around the ice at the end like they did the last time we saw the show. It was fun to shake hands w/ them. Still tho, it was a great show & I was so glad we got to go.
Here we are----my beautiful Snow White & her adoring mommy.

I didn't tell her we were going so it was a total surprise when we got to the Civic Center & I pulled her costume out of the trunk.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What's it called?

This was on the blogs of a couple of my friends. Thought it was cute.

Where did you grow up?---Winooski, VT

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks. Hmmm, a brook or stream.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
If it's enclosed it's a porch. If it's not it's a patio.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
Growing up it was a grinder. Now it's a sub.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.

12. Shoes worn for sports.
Sneakers or cleats depending on the shoe!

13. Putting a room in order.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Gowing up I called them "lightening bugs" Now they're fireflies.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
What did we call those things? Well, other than ICKY!

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
When I was little it was a teeter totter.

17. How do you eat your pizza?
If it's a huge piece I use a knife & fork until it's managable, then I use my hands & pick it up

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?Garage sale

19. What's the evening meal?
Supper or dinner.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
Cellar. But if it's finished it's a basement.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places? It's a bubbler!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

You what burns me?

I was reading a message board today & this one mother is ALWAYS complaining about her kids. We rarely get a good news update, they're always horrible. Whiney. Brats. Even worse names sometimes.

So, in the name of being whiney myself, here's my list of things that bug me:

1) mothers who never comment on the good where their children are concerned. They can't be that bad all the time & if they are, perhaps you are the one in need of help w/ your parenting skills.

2) bad book endings. I listened to Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner in the car on my trip. I like a little chick lit every now & again but this was just bad. It seemed like the ending was thrown together in order to make a deadline. Or perhaps she just got bored writing the book. I've read several other of her books & this one wasn't one of the best.

3) People who don't use their turn signals. Let me say that I am a Boston driver through & through. I have a leadfoot (it's gotten better) & have been known to tailgate slow drivers in the left lane but I ALWAYS use my signals. I am not a mindreader & cannot guess what move you will make next.

4) pet owners who don't control their pets. Specifically dogs. My child (or I) always ask if we can pet your dog, if you say no that's fine. We understand not all dogs like people other than their own people. But letting your dog run wild & jump all over my dog & child? Not cute. It's called a leash---buy one.

5) The makers of pedialyte need to taste test that crap. Blech.

6) that I didn't think to see if the Red Sox/(sk)Yankees game was on national tv today. Grrrrr.

We are home again!

Here is the Wee One on her birthday wearing her "booo-tiful earrings & necklace" I love this pic!

I do not love the feeling when you get home from a trip only to realize that you didn't throw away the produce in your fridge & the green grapes stink & the feeling that your body is still in a vehicle travelling 75mph on the highway. The speed limit said 75. Don't judge!

We had a nice time in VA---MIL was sick w/ a tummy bug a few hours after we got there. Yikes! She, SIL & I were supposed to get up at o'dark thirty to go to a shoe sale for charity at the armory in downtown Lynchburg. Well, SIL decided Friday night that she wouldn't go, MIL was sick so off I went by myself. Total bust. Everyone is a size 9 & I couldn't get to one side of a table b/c there were that many women there. Plus, at the risk of sounding snobby, I didn't like any of the brands I saw. Oh well. I parked 4 blocks away in the beautiful historic district. Incredible turn of the century homes. Being the history dork I am, I try to imagine what they were like in their hey day. Picturing children playing in the yard while their genteel mothers sat sipping lemonade & doing their needlework.

Sunday was the Wee One's birthday---see previous post.

Monday & Tuesday were shopping, lunch w/ Grandma, relaxing etc. The Wee One got a haircut that I'm on the fence about. We're trying to grow out bangs but now they're angled & I'm unsure about it. I'll survive.

We visited Backstitches & Yarn Theory. YT has moved to a new building ----a beautiful old Victorian house! The woodwork in this house is so pretty. I picked up 2 skeins of Louet Gems in a pretty brown to make socks for Hunter as well as 2 skeins of Koigu to make my other skeins happy. You know how it is when you walk by the Koigu display---the yarn cries out to you. CRIES! Take me home!!!!!!!! It's scary the first time it happens.

Wednesday we took a road trip to Richmond to see Hunter's aunt on his Dad's side. Again, gorgeous house! She's redone her kitchen since the last time we were there & let me say the drool factor is high! We had a yummy lunch at her house then went to Short Pump Town Center ( in my top 5 of malls) to do a little shopping. MIL hit up Chicos & I visited the mothership---Nordstroms. The Wee One was too cute w/ the piano player----told him "thank you" when he was done playing & did a curtsey. I picked up some stuff at Philsophy & then we headed home. We met Pappa for dinner & much beef yumminess was enjoyed.

Thursday the Wee One was sick w/ the bug Grandma had. I hate the feeling of powerlessness I feel when she is sick. There is nothing you can do other than try to make them comfortable. You cant fix it, you cant make things better. All you can do is sit & wait it out. And let me tell you, trying to explain to a 4 yr old that they can't drink milk b/c it will make their stomach feel worse is like trying to tell the wind to stop blowing. She was on the mend by the time she went to bed Thurs. pm & by Friday am she was pretty much back to normal. Her appetite is still not at 100% but at least she's back to herself.

Friday we made it home in 9 hrs & are taking it easy today. I listened to a few podcasts on the way home (Stuck in the 80's & It's a Purl, man). Highly recommend both!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Am I still 4?

The Wee One turned 4 yesterday & proudly announced she waas 4 when she woke up. This morning she asked "am I still 4?" when she woke up.
Here we are at Grandma & Pappa's for Spring Break.
Tomorrow we start the great Yarn Store tour! Woo Hoo!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Is it 1965?

I swear, we've gone back in time. Today, at the grocery store I saw a tabloid cover that links John McCain to----get this--Connie Stevens.

Connie. Stevens.

Really now.

I thought it was funny.