Monday, March 29, 2010

So long baby blues

I looked at Bode the other day and panicked.  
His eyes had changed color and I never even noticed.  
This is not very Lashleyesque of him, although his music obsession will allow him to stay in the family.

I realize I'm biased but I think they're beautiful.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

If you can raise people from the dead or know Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr personally, please let me know.

Bode informed me that the only people he wants at his birthday party are John, Paul, George, Ringo, Abigail and Ben.  He also declared that he will have a sausage pizza cake with the Beatles on top.  

And I thought Mia's theme was odd.

And under the "in other news" category:  Ahmo whipped this baby out a couple of weeks ago.  Meet Princess Tiana.  

In yo' face, Disney Store!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What part of "Don't talk to Mommy until the timer goes off" do my children not understand?

Just a question for the universe.

In other news, Mia attended safety school at the fire station last week.  If you are ever choking, have accidently poisoned yourself, are in a fire, or have accidently left your pot handles facing out instead of in on the stovetop, she will be the first to let you know.  

Bode honed in on all the group pictures of the safety school graduation and you'll be glad to know that after much dedication and concentration he finally got that giant thing out of his nose. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On the next episode of Hoarding: Buried Alive....

Meet two-year-old Bode:
These are the minimum things required for him to go to sleep.  They include, but are not limited to: one Buzz Lightyear, one Woody doll, one random slinky dog thing, 2 blankies, 5 books, 3 drumsticks, a stuffed Tigger, one box of wipes, a Lightening McQueen car, a King, car, a fire-truck, one guitar, a set of nesting dolls from Poland, a package of gummi snacks, and a sippy cup.

And no, he's not ready to admit he has a problem.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's about that time...

...for my living room to look like this for a while. 
Putting a toilet in the middle of my living room is but one of the many, many things I swore I would never do when I became a parent.
At least it's multifunctional.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dear Children,

In an effort to prepare you for adulthood, I decided to completely overbook your weekend, keep you up way too late, stress you out running from one thing to another, feed you on the run, and then get annoyed when you act tired and irritable.  Welcome to the rest of your life. Ain't it great?

Love, Mom

(For the sake of full disclosure, I must confess that the above sentence describes the mother better than it describes the children.  They loved it.)

Spring Sing
Movie Night at MRCC
Silly Faces
Friends forever, whether they like it or not.  Period.  End of discussion.
Birthday Boy

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Drumming to the theme song to Lots and Lots of Firetrucks with his firetruck right next to him. BTW, that theme song makes me want to throw myself in front of a firetruck.

This never ends well.

The Bed-Head Bandits

Monday, March 1, 2010

Who let the middle-aged mother of two out? Who, who, who, who, who?

Or is it woof? Who cares, it makes the song no less annoying and forever stuck in your head. One of many reasons I avoid sporting events. I digress...

This is Rhett Miller. He's hot. I can say that because my husband has a man-crush on him. He is the lead singer for my favorite band, The Old 97's.

Old 97's concert, two huge meals that both included chips and salsa, great movie (Crazy Heart, I highly recommend it), some cool mid-century modern antique stores, and great friends. Bliss.