Sunday, April 27, 2008


And soon it will be mud :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What's in a word?

Aidan: Mom, I want to be in the talent show.
Me: Well Honey, what is your talent?
Aidan: (after a not too thoughtful pause) I can make Ben10 watches out of paper!
Me: (long and drawn out, trying to find the words that will not crush his spirit) Well, that is not really something you can do on stage. Let's take a look at the handout. Oh, they are looking for people who can dance, or sing, or recite a poem. Do you know what a poem is?
Aidan: No, I can make Ben10 watches very fast!
Me: oh well, here, look. They said you could do a, um, a routine (don't mention Tae Kwon Do because he thinks those 10 lessons made him a black belt) or look, they want musicians like a pianist.
Aidan: no response, just chin to chest stare.
Mom: (oooohhhh this should be fun:) Do you know what a pianist is?
Aidan: ummmm, someone who studies penises?
Mom: (here's where my 2% woman comes out. I could go along with what he said because it is just so dang funny. Then the mom comes out. He may get in trouble. Fine. I will tell him) No honey. Listen to all of the syllables. Pee-a-nist. Like Pee-an-o? Piano?
Aidan: well I can make Ben10 watches and transform them into the Ben10 characters.!

Friday, April 11, 2008

What we've been up to

It is spring break. That statement takes on a whole new meaning when you are the adult!

I spent the first two days at a conference and yes it was just as exciting as it sounds. The next two hanging out with Aidan and Nadia (by hanging out I mean cleaning while they played, taking time for a walk or two and baking then eating a cake and cookies). Tony is home today so that means lunch at Olive Garden and running errands. No wonder Aidan said, "I am sick of always doing adult stuff!" Sweet child, summer is just around the corner and then we will do outside adult stuff like plant grass!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Tony is working his buns off with projects of his own so I thought I would have one of my own.

Tony, my dad and I worked on getting some reclaimed wood from a house that had fallen down and we found small cabinet doors. I added these silhouettes of Aidan and Nadia and wa-la!
I am pleased:)