Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Handsome Boy

Here is Bradyn's 2nd grade school picture. Isn't he handsome

Word Girl or Princess Leia

(notice the erased me with arrow above Han)

For those of you who were unaware, which would be most, Bradyn had a thing for Word Girl. She is a cartoon character and so I was not terribly concerned. I recently saw some artwork of his which tells a different story. Refer to exhibit A. This is a picture of him as Han Solo wearing a tux, holding Princess Leia's hand. I was enjoying his exciting story when I asked him what the stuff on Han's face was. He said it was kisses from Leia. I was sort of amused, but surprised. I asked if Word Girl was out the door and he said, yes. He has an old school Star Wars pillow that he got from his Grandma May, thanks to her keen thrift shopping abilities. He then told me that he likes to kiss her on his pillow at night. Exhibit B. I much preferred Word Girl. She is a cartoon and loves words and there definitions thus being a helpful learning tool as well, as apposed to an anatomically correct woman who disregards wearing supporting undergarments i.e. white dress, she wears them far too openly as Slave Leia. So I am at a new curve. It was strange when I realized I would miss a cartoon character. With her cute little red outfit and cape and her catch phrase "Word up". Why pick the slutty one, when you can feel educated (intellectually)with the other. So this is the curve in the road of life I am at. Allowing your little boy to choose who he has a crush on.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween

Here we all are at trunk or treat. It was gorgeous weather. No jackets needed. It has been snowy the past few years and I hate it when it is cold. True Fall.
Can't figure out why this is coming up sideways. I made this cupcake cake for the Halloween party at G&G Bath's house. I thought it turned out quite cute if I do say so myself.
Here are the girls at Franklin Covey ready for the hand outs.

I know I really get into the part. I attempted a gypsie, but a few times was thought to be a pirate. What would your vote be? Hey mom do you remember this skirt? I bought some accesories to finish it off and voila.

Leena wanted to be Mulan and I had this outfit that my mom bought in China Town, SF when Bradyn was a baby. I painted her face and made it work. She would ask me every few minutes
if she still had paint on and if I needed to reapply. She gets into her part as well.I know it isn't what Mulan really wore, but Leena was satisfied and it was very little work on my part. Justin thought she looked a little like a mime. I can see it too, but a darn cute Mulan mime.
Sophie was a recycled Cinderella. I made this for Leena when she was two. She was just excited to be wearing makeup too.

Bradyn is an Indy fan. He told me today that he was thinking of having his wife work so he could stay home and have fun with the kids, but thought about it longer and changed his mind. He said he didn't want to be home with all the poop and throw-up. (Come on Bradyn that is the best part.) So he said that he could work, but that didn't sound fun. So he said he though about it some more and thought that he could go exploring and teach like Indy and was pleased with that decision. Oh to be a kid again.

Out trick-or-treating. We only hit a few houses since they had way more than enough candy from Franklin's and trunk or treat. The reason you don't see Sophie is because I am helping her hold her bag. Sophie din't quite get the jist of it at first. She kept wanting to give candy to the people at the door.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I know I have posted these out of sequence. This is all very new to me. Just know they all happened in the month of August. Updates will come sometime in the future.
This year was a little difficult. Can you see what I mean. I never thought about being on the other side looking into childhood. As a child, I know how it felt to be told I was now too big for the ride. "Jeez I just got big enough for the kiddie rides, now I'm too big, this is bogus". Those would have been my thoughts. So how as a parent do you tell your too big son that he just can't fit, or the car won't go with you in it, or sorry your not a kid anymore. See my deep rooted dilemma. I was hoping the attendant would tell him, but she didn't. I did tell him......but see where it got me. Just another kid enjoying and hanging on to childhood for dear life. For those who are curious, it was difficult to get him out. But he wasn't fazed. Keep hangin' on son.
Sophie once again, not impressed by the ever slow moving motion of a boat. Leena is always up for anything.
We got to go to Lagoon thanks to Franklin Covey. They have taken us the past few years and we all love it. This is mem, Daredevil Leena, and Auntie Jilly, just chillin on the boat that swings back and forth (dang I can't think of the name of the thing).
I took this one as we were swinging and I love the look on Leena's face, it makes my tummy tickle just looking at her.
Sophie is the one in the middle with her hands in the air. She absolutely loved the water. She is in control so thus no crying.
I was pretty shocked she loved this so much. It is moving and she isn't crying.
Here is the log flume. Sophie wasn't too impressed.
I flew out to San Diego to my brother Jake's wedding to his sweetheart Maria. It was nice to get away and see family and enjoy beautiful San Diego. We stopped at a pizza joint and Jake enjoyed his pizza.
See how this is a much more complimentary picture Nett? You are welcome to swap it with the one on your blog. Thanks
Ahhh the beautiful beaches of San Diego. It felt good again to smell the salty air and get caught in the ferocious rip currents and see my life flash before my eyes as I am trying to figure which way is up as I am tossed like a rag doll along the foamy waves. Yes, a thing of beauty. For seriously it was a blast, I love the beach. Now dad you might want to follow the footsteps of your son and start utilizing a razor......... well maybe not, the hair gives you some skin color. Oh, dang there goes the sarcasm again. I really am trying to work on that. Really though, thanks for everything Dad, I had a blast.
Here we are at the wedding Grandma Jean, me, sis Nannette, and cousin Vanessa. It was fun to see family that I don't get a chance to see often. I had a blast with my sister and cousin. Wish we all lived closer so we could have more exciting adventures.

Here are just a few random pictures I took at the wedding and the day before. What a cute couple.

Is anyone else a part of the Mario world? Well, we are very much a part of it. Bradyn just felt like being Mario for the day and who am I to sqwelch his creative/artistic ambitions? With no help from me he constructed this outfit and was very proud of it. I love seeing my kids use their brains and seeing what they come up with.
We did the whole Indiana Jones theme and I made it into a treasure hunt (including boobie-traps) for his presents. Daddy who is much more computer savy (I was actually taking up way too much time trying to figure out how to do it) made up the codes and decoder. I thought it all turned out pretty cute. At least Bradyn got a kick out of it.
Here are the boobie-trap setters. Mom Bath, Megan (Justin's sis) and her husband Mike. The two blondes are her kids Ella, and Sammy, and of course my Leena. We all enjoyed ourselves.
This is where he ran into boobie-traps. He was a little confused, maybe he doesn't truely understand what is the essence of Indy.
He loves lego's and he got Indy and Batman one's. What a cutey, chocolate face and all.

Bradyn's 7th Birthday

Bradyn had a great Indiana Jones birthday. I made a treasure cake. It looks homemade, but don't think it turned out too terrible. Can't you just feel the excitement of Indy's find?