Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Instead of the shopping madness, the boys and I headed out to the Zoo and to Fairytale Town. They always do a free day after Thanksgiving and we decided to brave it and take advantage. The weather was cool and cloudy, but I think that may have been in our favor, holding people back from going out. We arrived right at 10a when the Zoo opened and there weren't many waiting to go in. This is what we saw....
The Tiger out in the front. We also saw the lions, but they were clear at the back, hiding in their caves.
Snow Leopard prowling around. They also have a giant anteater next to him, and they were feeding him so you could see how his tongue worked, cool and creepy!
Cody's crinkle nose smile. Tried to get Ty on in front of him but he wasn't having anything to do with that.
We had a good day, spending almost 3 1/2 hours there. As we were leaving the lines started to get long, especially into the zoo. Glad we went early as always and can't wait to go back again!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A young man named Jack received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Jack tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, Jack was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. Jack shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. Jack, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, Jack quickly open the door to the freezer, the parrot calmly stepped out onto Jack's outstretched arm and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."
Jack was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
But, nonetheless, we are going to go to Apple Hill on Sat to get our Christmas tree, so I've spent the first half of nap time today moving the furniture around the living room, trying to get it just right for the upcoming arrival of the grand Christmas tree. (YAY!!!)
It's so bad that I've been plotting out our outdoor lights in my head for about 3 weeks now. I haven't come close to nailing it down yet, but it's been on my mind. New house, new spaces, lots more area to cover!
Yep, I'ma dork. But that's why you love me.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Over all the cast was great, some were a bit off, but good. I was disappointed with the jerky, weird, spastic nature of the Cullen family as a whole. They are supposed to be graceful and god like! The "special affects" drove me insane! Yes they are fast as light, but that was lame.
Being aimed toward the teen group it was fine, but I wanted it to grow up a little. (I felt like that through the books as well!) Thinking that Bella and Edward should just do it all ready and get the damn sexual tension out! But no, it's not gonna happen, not until they are married in the 4th weird book.
Anyway, I can't wait to see the next movies, just to see the printed words in action. But I'll wait and have a movie night at Jen's, then my butt won't fall asleep in the stupid theater chairs!
Read the books, they tell the story much better!
They did show the preview for the next Harry Potter movie (squeeeel), but JULY! WTF is that all about! JULY! Argh!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Seriously, it's awesome!
SQUEEEEL! Twilight is tomorrow!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Today was the Thanksgiving family feast. Being the delinquent mom I am, I opted out and sent G-ma in my place. (Mainly so I didn't have to drag Ty back and forth and he could have a normal school day.) But Cody had a good time showing off his school to Gma and Great Gma. It was reported back from them that he didn't eat much of the feast, only the friendship bread and maybe a cookie. But there was lots of goodies to choose from, Turkey (that Jen baked early this morning!), mashed potatoes, rolls, cornbread, pumpkin dessert, cranberries and more.
I was pleased to learn that Teacher had nailed him down to do a place mat, threatening him that he had to do it if he wanted to play outside on that day. If you don't know Cody, he HATES the art table, especially if it has anything messy like paint or glue involved, so dipping his hands in paint is a huge accomplishmen! He also decorated his pilgrim hat, complete with stamps and a race car he drew.
So that was our day. Now we are looking forward to a busy week off from school. Crafty projects to complete, shopping for school and Xmas, and family.
***SQUEEEEEELLLL! I get to see Twilight on Sun!***
Sunday, November 16, 2008
The property is so beautiful and it was a gorgeous day to take advantage of.
We attempted some Christmas photos, see the cool shirts I finished this week. (No this isn't the winner!)
Then we walked around and visited all the horses. Horses are way bigger than us, so we crouch down to get a better look!
Climbed the big rocks and played ball with our friends.
Then rounded the corner to meet back at VW alley.
From the ranch we trailed over to Auburn to the Tasty Freeze for and ice cream treat and a nice drive.
IT was fun and made us happy to live in N. Cali in Nov.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
After that we went to the IL's house to say hello to Grandma Mintie, Keith's G-ma, and see how their trip was. For the past couple of years MIL goes back east and brings here west for a few weeks over the holidays. She's a hoot and we love seeing her.
After a snack from G-pa and a nice melt down from Cody, we were off to get lunch and take some naps. I had planned on this being a McD's day, because it adds to the specialness that is a field trip, so we went ahead.
I was asking Ty what he wanted, and Cody was helping him with his options, mentioning cheeseburger, chicken nuggets or salad. I've never bought a salad from McD's, so not real sure where that came from. But that's what he wanted.
Ty's my more adventuresome eater. If I'm having a salad, and have enough ranch on it, he'll eat it along with me. So I said, what the heck, we'll try a salad. Plus their side salad is cheaper than a happy meal!
I was pleased that he ate most of it, but stopped once he decided to dump his milk out, and into it. So my little Buddha belly boy is at least a healthy eater, even over looking the constant want for M&M's!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Finally a break in a the tears. A guy in a red truck, exploring the area, stopped to do a cookie or two and distract the boys.
Once we were back to the van all was well. We had snack and juice, stripped down to our undies and covered in blankets for the short trip home. It was fun, and they are now peacefully napping away their afternoon.