Monday, December 31, 2007
People from all around the World were invited to post messages on a website with Times Square with their wishes for the New Year. These wishes will be printed out on small pieces of paper and mixed among the more than one ton of confetti that is dropped on Times Square on New Year's Day.
The messages have ranged from serious to silly, and have included "everything from wanting to be taller or having a smarter boss to healthy children and asking for the safe return of a child from Iraq".
What would your message say?
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Kids.... you raise them the best you can, and then they start talking! Here are some
BRILLIANT answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions!!
I also wondered what my kiddos would have to say, so I included my 7 year old (Tyler) and 5 year old's (Cody) answers as well.
Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.
4. Because he loves us ( Tyler's answer AWWWW!)
5. So you can have a mom (Cody)
How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers & a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.
4. I say Bones (Tyler)
5. Bones and Blood (Cody)
What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds & angel hair & everything nice in the world & one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.
3. Love (Tyler - he must want something)
4. I give up (Cody)
Why did God give you Your mother & not some other mom?
1. We're related
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.
3. Because he loves me! (Tyler - major sucking up here!)
4. Because he knew I would like her (Cody - he must want something too)
What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My mom has always been my mom & none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.
4. Kelly (Tyler)
5. You Mama! (Cody)
What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs & YES to chores?
4. That he has to be good (Tyler)
5. What kind of ring he was going to give you ( Cody - I nearly spit my Diet Coke all over the screen at that one!)
Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world ... and my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.
4. Cause he's cute. (Tyler)
5. Because you wanted a baby. (Cody)
Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goofball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
4. You and Daddy (Tyler, although when he was 2 he told us he was!)
5. Mom (Cody - scoring extra brownie points)
What's the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work & work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic; they make you feel better without medicine.
5. They are different people (Tyler)
6. One's a boy and one's a girl. Daddy's have itchy kisses. (Cody)
What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
3. Make hats (Tyler)
4. Loves her Cody Allen (self explanatory!)
What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.
3. To be nice (Tyler - OUCH!)
4. I don't know, you're perfect already ( Cody - who will be driving the car of his choice at 16!)
If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it & not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.
4. Make her take me to Burger King all the time (Tyler)
5. I want her to have more nice stuff ( Cody - who has a crying mommy now!)
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Luke, the baby of the family, is barely a baby anymore - he will be 2 in January. Where does the time go? Luke has been busy keeping up with our wild and crazy family and fitting in perfectly. He is our smiley little guy and always up to something.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Cody has left babyhood behind turning 5 this year with a big shebang at the birthday party capital of the World - Chuck E. Cheese. Our little sweetheart is now a Kindergartener and is hard at work learning his numbers and his letters. He also figured out how to tell time (on a real clock - no digital watches for this little guy!).
Our little Christmas "Baby" is about to turn 7 on the 27th! This year has been a busy one for the first grader with a trip to Ozzfest (which wore him out as you can see above), losing his first tooth, learning to read chapter books, (you can see him reading to Cody here), and having fun at the kids' museum in Carson City. Just watch him jam there..
Palmer has officially entered the big kid zone (aka he is now a middle schooler!). In addition to starting 6th grade, Palmer has had many highlights this year including the trip to Ozzfest with Dad, being surrounded by cheerleaders at Discovery Kingdom, and being picked for the magic show during the same trip.
This year marks Powell's first year into the dreaded teenage years! His 13th year has come with lots of improvements. He continues to work on communication issues, but it is becoming much less of a problem. His grades have gone up (especially since they realized that he can barely process information visually and have made adaptations with his IEP to read things out loud for him and getting books on tape.
So, I think my husband resembles the guy in the picture with the boys - I think that is him, I'm not quite sure since he has worked SO MUCH OVERTIME this year we hardly remember what he looks like! Seriously we are really proud of him and we appreciate all the hard work he does to keep our family afloat!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The story takes a twist when the man (who does not want to be named) came home to find his son and his friends smoking pot in the backyard. And just like any other parent, the man proceeded to his computer to list the game on ebay.
The father wrote in his ebay ad: "I finally got the Holy Grail of Christmas presents pretty much just in the nick of time. I couldn't wait to spread the jubilance to my son,"
An Australian man was the winning bidder at (sit down for this part)$9,100!
So would you sell your child's christmas present on ebay as punishment?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Create 'n Bake® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour, pecans and vanilla until well blended.
2.Shape dough into 54 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool slightly on cooling rack.
4.Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on cooling rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
My hubby is on his way home from acting out a scene from the movie Jingle All The Way - the one with that actor turned Governor racing about town looking for the toy to surprise his kids on Christmas morning. We have been searching for Guitar Hero 3 on the wii for almost a month!
Tonight after our performance of the Nutcracker DH searched the net and lo and behold they had 1 at the Circuit City about 45 minutes from here. He raced into town at 10:00 at night to go get it and the mission was a sucess.
I would almost give him father of the year award - Except for the fact that I KNOW who this present is really for! LOL! Maybe the kids will be able to pry it away from him on Christmas morning - maybe!