Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011


The long drive to Florida.  We had a good time.  It was a blur really.  Happy to be home.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Things That Go Wrong

I thought my conditioner from Joe Hornings was on the expensive side for a dent and bent store.  It was a good brand and I was expecting good things.  I was so disappointed.  It was leaving my hair so dry. Things got so bad that I read the directions.  Turns out I had the shampoo and conditioner switched.  Things are much better now.

Dutch Way was out of Fruit Fresh.  I wanted to freeze peaches first thing in the morning.  This is a disaster in my small life. I don't even know if they carry fruit fresh, I had to come home and Google it to see what it was.

I was hammering out that pinata last week and needed scotch tape to tape the tissue paper on the outside.  I purchased one of those neat tape dispensers that teachers have on their desks.  I might have purchased this dispenser because it was actually cheaper than the tape.  So I should not have been surprised when there was actually not any tape in the tape dispenser.  Nope.  So the morning of the actual pinata decorating I was back at the local JDM outlet where I purchased not one but two rolls of tape for my tape dispenser. Came home to find they were totally the wrong size.  Picture me struggling with tape that had no dispenser.  It was not pretty.

Sold a record on ebay last week and guessed at the shipping.  Guessed way way low it turns out.  The lady at the post office informed me that, "Five dollars and twenty cents is the cheapest you can ship this in the entire United States.

I made Ellie some panties out of old t shirts and stuff.  It was kinda fun but also too time consuming.  I might try it again with proper elastic on a cold wintry night.  See, it turned out they were falling off of her.  This made for at least one stressful trip to JDM outlet where she was hitching and hitching to keep those things up. I saw in the walmart flyer yesterday that you can get 11 pairs for $4.95.  Hello wallyworld.  I wonder if they have fruit fresh? 

But today! Today I found my first four leaf clover of the year.  I've been looking for one all summer.  It is an annoying habit as you can't walk past a nice clover patch without gazing intently at it. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ellie's Birthday Party at the Cabin

I've been finding it pretty tough to properly celebrate Lizzy's birthday over the years. August is always such a busy time. I think we moved the day before her birthday last year. Anyhow... we took her birthday party along to the cabin this past weekend and celebrated a week early. I don't think she minded.
Some ideas I was saving.
Did not all happen.  I was finishing up the pinata the day we left for the cabin.  The owl never got wings or feet. The cake never got polka dots.  I don't think she minded. I said that before.
Putting beads on the bubble wands.

It was a rainy afternoon.  So we made our bubble wands and blew bubbles on the porch.

Hoping it holds up for a few swings.  The homemade ones are always stronger than you think they will be.

If you hate to watch children grabbing for candy... divvy it out before you put it in the pinata.
Now that we gave all of your children bags of candy, we will hype them up with cake and red dye number 9. 

Making the cake.

How old will Ellie be?