Thursday, November 24, 2011


In the spirit of Thanksgiving I thought I would share the latest insights from my thoughtful children.  


*He saw a hot air balloon and asked if he could ride it to Kansas City (to see his cousins)
*When we told him we were going to downtown McKinney he asked if he was going to lose his teeth there.  (?!?!)   There was awhile when he was obsessive about losing his teeth (like freaked out).  I think a kid in his class "lost" one.
*He asked if he could have a beer that floats.  "That's my favorite kind of beer." 
*Todd told Eli that bats use echo"motion" to talk to one another.   Eli corrected him and said, "No, Dad.  It's echo"location"."  (Eli's right).
*His therapist asked him to draw a person.   When she looked at his final result she couldn't quite make out his drawing.   She asked him what was what and he said, "Here are the lungs, the heart, the stomach..."  (He had drawn the INSIDE of a person).
*When Anna sings the alphabet she leaves out a few letters.  He feels like he needs to correct her, "No Anna.  Wee Wee is NOT in the alphabet". 
*On Halloween when he saw a skeleton hanging from a tree he said, "those are Jesus' bones".   He was really trying to fit Jesus into the holiday.   I tried to explain while Jesus likes having a good time, he is not in EVERY holiday. 
*He started put random objects around the house (pillows, toys, etc).  I asked what he was doing and he said he was building a "popsicle course".  
*When I declared Saturday morning a cleaning morning, he said, "why?  Who's coming over? "
*During "rest" time he said, "Hey Mom!  The boat is floating in the toilet because I put it there on purpose". 
*When there was static on the radio he said, "the radio is farting".

*She decided to pull out the word "boobies" when the painter was here and she was sitting on my lap.
*Her Halloween joke went like this:  A, "Knock Knock".   Me, "Who's there?".   A, "heeheehee".   She thought that was the joke.   It actually was hilarious.
*When we left the house she pointed to some dirt on the floor and said, "bye, bye dirt". 
*Normally she gets a squeaky clean report from school.  One day she did not.  They said she threw a fit (uncontrollable crying) because they made her take off her bracelets.  (Don't MESS with her accessories.)  
*She said , "I like this song, Mommy" for the first time while listening to a Derek Webb song.  She makes her daddy proud.   

Thank you Eli and Anna for making me thankful EVERY DAY that I get to be called your Mommy.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Favorite Things + Deal!

A lot of you already know this, or don't care, BUT this by far is the best family magazine (once your kids hit about age 3...).   It has the best craft, book, tradition, video and recipe ideas.   I wanted to post about it because there is a deal going on where you can get 10 issues for a total of $3.50* (a $29 value).   Just click HERE  (or It will say it's 9.99 and during checkout enter coupon code DISNEY.  This would also make great Christmas gifts for those special Moms in your life.  I went ahead and maxed it out at 3 years because I love it that much and I rarely see "deals" on this magazine.   Enjoy it, I know I will!     

*Keep in mind that the way TANGA works, the more people that buy it the price goes up, so hurry and snatch it up if you are interested!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Texas Tuesday

Oh, the Texas State Fair.   If you want to read about it from a more personal stance you can click my earlier blog post here.   But this one is devoted to all things fried.   There was 1 commandment the wise men gave us upon entering the gates to the glorious fair....

"Everything we eat today that is not a liquid, must be fried" ~ Todd Warren, David Peterson. 

So, we set upon a journey to enjoy the riches that deep fryers had to offer us.  

This boys and girls is chicken fried bacon.  It was a close contestant, but not quite our favorite.  

lunch for the kids
tempting, I know.
Fried Alligator:  the men's choice for lunch 
The Texas State Fair Winner
Fried Banana: The Peterson/Warren declared winner.  This thing was out of this world (and it did have SOME nutrition)

 P.S.  The Fried Snickers and the funnel cake MAY have come close to the fried banana, but I'm too embarrassed to share all that we ate and enjoyed.  Oh wait, I just did.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

October Photos

For those of you that like to see lots of pictures (or want to download some full size ones), this blog is for you!  We had a fun 266 photo type of month : ) 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Peterson-palooza Day 2

The second day of Peterson-palooza was just as fun as the first AND it was a day I was looking forward to!   After going to the Dallas Arboretum with my parents, I knew this was the perfect place to take the girls.   So I instructed them to bring their best princess attire for a magical day.    
They rule a pretty cute kingdom.

The royal line up.

Fairy Godmother

Snow White

Handsome Prince

Sleeping Beauty

The royalty and their royal servant
The King and Queen

In awe of the glass slipper.

Riding in the royal carriage

Fighting off the bad guys.
 And they all lived happily ever after...until about midnight when the magical spell wore off... (and they all got the stomach flu.)