Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Ketchup

Ev thought that when I said, "Mommy's playing catch-up on her blog," that I said, "Mommy's playing ketchup on her blog".

Catchy title, I thought. Perhaps enough to get people to look at boring family photos. Plus, if I started with "summer: part 1" like everyone else, I may soon
find myself with "summer: part 263"

So here's a brief photo hi
story of the start of our summer - in May.
(You did catch that I was behind, right?)

Well, courtesy of the grandparen
ts, we took a vacation to southern California.

We went to the largest hu
man-trap ever set by a mouse. It was great and Ev loved it there.
What am I saying? I loved it there! (Yeah, kind of a freak for that place......but I get it from my mom).

We had lots of fun and Ev was able to go on almost everything. He says that he loved the Matterhorn the best, but I think Splash Mountain was a close second considering how many times we went on it.

Here we are the first time we went on it (with my brother-in-law and his daughter in front). (If you can see it very well).
And here is how soaking wet we were after riding it more than a few times right before closing. Ev was cold and became a miniature dark sith lord in my hooded black jacket. "Your [Disneyland] training is now complete."
We also visited California Adventure.
Everett rode some bugs,

watched some bugs,

and found Wall-E.

And here is Universal Studios.

Here is Ev's "red carpet" pose.

And here are the boys "monkey-ing" around.

The favorite place there was Curious George's ballroom where there is a continuous ball fight taking place. I only have videos of that place, but they are choosing to be uncooperative.

Another one of our stops was to Seaworld, but I guess big fish aren't exciting enough to warrant least that's what my camera seems to think cause I know I took some there.
Oh well, I'm sure y'all are pictured out anyhow.

Maybe I'll be good and go another three months before posting more of them.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baby Oil

Today my husband tried a well-known joke on our 4 year-old.

Daniel: If vegetable oil comes from vegetables, and corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from?

Ev: Mommy and Daddy oil?

Monday, April 20, 2009

To Some Politicians: A Kind Request...

"Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out".

-Stephen A. Kallis, JR.

(I hope Mr. Kallis doesn't mind me using his quote, but I couldn't have said it better)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

An Ode to Conversation Hearts

I remember the conversation hearts when we were young, with messages of "Be Mine", "Cutie", and "Kiss Me".

Those were the good ones....

Then came the "Fax Me" and "Email Me" ones.
(Because that's SO romantic...almost up there with "Be My Icon").

I haven't had conversation hearts for a few years, but I wonder... they have "Text Me" yet?

Anyhoo, in celebration of Valentine's Day (or Singles Awareness Day, if you prefer) I thought I'd pay tribute to the little candies (especially the yummy banana-flavored ones) that have been a part of the February love fest since the 1860's.

Conversation Hearts

In February, bring them home,
pink, yellow, lavender
and lime pastels
to be read by the tongue
that licks the chalk
and tastes what it spells.

I'll give you a boxful,
tasting of daphne, lupin,
mint, and columbine;
a mouthful of secrets,
lovelier than whispers,
dear ones, friends

-Nina Payne

Sunday, February 8, 2009

No, I didn't miss your class...

Today at church, the bishop in class asked, "Are there any visitors or new people here today? There's one brother in the back I think I've seen before, but I don't know who he is".
Then gesturing at my husband, "Would you stand and introduce yourself?"

My husband stands and says, "Hi. I'm Daniel... We've actually been around a while, but you haven't see us cause.... we're ninjas....."