Friday, December 26, 2008

Mountain Bound

We will heading to Mammoth mountain on Sunday. The last four days brought about 4 feet of new snow so we will be rolling in the powder. Yes, it will be colder for us since we usually go to the mountains in March but I think the kids will have loads of fun.

Clear weather and lots of snow await so I need to get organized.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Josh's winter extravaganza

there were so many cute projects this day....starting with cookie decorating. Enough said...but then it was on to this cute pillow. The room mom took the kids pictures,, printed them onto iron on patches. The child just had to tie the little long pieces together but it was a little too much for them so the rest of the moms just tied them all during recess. The kids had much more fun stuffing their pillows with fluff. Then each child got a cute colorful scarf and got to decorate the Chinese take-out box to put it in. Super Josh is showing his GQ look.

Looking suave and debonair....


I just uploaded some photos and I really am behind in posting. I took these pictures one day after Josh got out of school so we just hang out at the park waiting for Tyler. Sherri brings her wagon most of the time unless it's raining but this particular day...all the kids thought the wagon was the perfect toy. About 5-6 boys spent their endless energy pushing the wagon up a little hill while Josh was smart and rode it (letting them do all the work). Then Amber would climb in too and they would ride it down the little slope going down slow thinking it was some kind of thrill ride. Then they all do it over again....

Ahhh, to be young and carefree....

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Honest, I'm still here. Between all the winter festivities at the kids' school and the normal craziness of the season, I've been kinda busy. Not much is new although I did make my annual photo calendars so if you're on my'll be getting one soon after Christmas.

Hector was playing soccer with some kindergartners while I was in Vegas and got kicked in the calf by A. Apparently it was pretty bad that Hector couldn't walk home and had to get a ride from Sherri. Anyway, its almost 2 weeks later and he still has problem with his leg. It's questionable whether he can snowboard in one week. I'm sure he can manage to ski but we're going to have to wing it for now. I might be hanging out with Tyler on the slopes for our trip. :0

I'm still playing Animal Crossing but now have to share with Hector. He decided to create his own character while I was in Vegas so look for Chorizo in the town of Chillax. Heh. We made a killing on the stalk market of turnips so we managed to pay off a majority of our house loans. We even gave some bells (money) to Tyler and Joshua so they can use it on their games downstairs. Um, yeah, Tyler has no concept of money....he used the 400,000 bells to buy a designer bed for 300,000 bells. Ugh. His house was too small that the bed didn't even fit so he put up the bed for auction in the city for 30,000! Double ugh.

So I'm off to the city to try and get a great deal on a designer bed.....

Monday, December 15, 2008

barely here

Ugh, I'm all stuffy and hacking up lugies...I just hope the kiddies stay healthy. Plus it's raining and we had to cross a small river of water near the school so we got a good portion of our legs wet. I helped cut out paper Christmas stockings, punch numerous holes and add lots of yarn for the kids to lace up.

Knitting has ground to a halt. One pair of socks was past the heels but I lost some stitches that were twisted so I have no clue as to picking them back up so I'm shoving those aside to be ripped out and put back into rotation at a later date. I'm too tired to make anything special for anyone so they will just have to wait.

On a very good note, my cousin Hannah treated me to a fabulous massage at Burke Williams. I sat in the steam room scented with eucalyptus that cleared up my sinuses like magic. The massage therapist worked out all the knots and tension in my lower back. Happy day. Then I came home and managed to whip a great meal in 90 minutes. I'm loving my big Showtime rotisserie which handles the larger rib roast (4.76 lb) that I bought around Thanksgiving time. It took only about 75 minutes to roast and everyone loves the smell of spinning roasting meat. Joshua called it a chicken. :) Add some rice-a-roni and mixed vegetables and voila a great meal. so yummy. No room for dessert. Well, a couple of cookies that Hannah had made.

So I feel that I may tackle a new knitting project so I'll look around and procrastinate a bit.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Song of the Day

"Chasing Cars"
We'll do it all
On our own
We don't need
Or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life
Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads
I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life
All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see
I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I love everything about this song. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vegas Bound

yay, I'm heading out soon. Wish me some good voodoo.....

Sunday, December 07, 2008

more useless information

Okay this Animal Crossing video is for Joshua. The game allows you to design your own pattern to have for clothes etc. I've never done this before but I remember that the old Animal Crossing game guidebook had a couple of designs you could copy.

I won't designing anything as elaborate as this but the concept is simple. I do have knitting patterns that I could transfer because that is composed on graph paper. Hmmm...I can make the griffindor pattern..I'll have to see if it'll fit. Stay tuned.

Saria's Song

Such a pretty tune from the Legend of Zelda. I had part of this tune on the original Animal Crossing for my town's tune. I'll need to try and add this so I can enjoy it all the time in the new game.

It Fits!!

Yippee...the little sweater that I made for a friend's baby fits perfectly. I can't remember baby sizes so I was hoping that everything would turn out all right. Isn't she adorable in her sweater?
I've been obsessed with Animal Crossing even more now that I have Wi-Fi and WiiSpeak. I can visit other people's towns and talk to them. No more pointing the Wiimote at a keyboard and trying to type a letter at a time.
I've met people in Philadelphia, North Carolina and Oklahoma. All the women ooh and ahh over everyone's clothes and accessories so exchange them briefly so it'll register on their catalogs which they can buy from at their own town. Too funny. Hector was talking on the phone to his friend saying that I and some other women were undressing which caused some confusion. Yeah, get your mind out of the gutter....
Josh's birthday party was really fun. About 15 kids showed up and they all were well behaved. It was an observation that about 4 of kids were brought by their dads which is a strong turnout. The kids loved the super humongous pizza, the puppet show, bounce house and pinata. Hector and I were pretty busy so I didn't take very many pictures. I did take some video of the puppet show, pinata and birthday cake. Josh was so happy that he had his very own birthday party.
I was so exhausted that I decided not to go to the hockey game last night. He and Yan-Ro went and had a good time. I watched the game on TV and relaxed.
Today was much more relaxing. I feel that I'm on the verge of a cold and I don't want it to ruin my Vegas trip. Think positive thoughts.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

on the loose

This morning I was taking the trash to the bin off to the side of our yard when I heard dogs barking. Our neighbors have a dog that kept getting into our yard a few months ago but we fixed it so end of problem. Um, no. As I was throwing the trash in the bin I saw the dog, a young retriever mix. So I walk toward the back of the yard hoping to see where the dog got in. I got closer to the fence and saw another dog poke is head out through the boards then retreat back into his yard. So there are 2 dogs living next door. The first dog is skittish and barking at me so there was no way he could get back through to his side or let me near him. I started back toward the gate when the 2nd dog bursts through to our yard and the 2 dogs go bonkers running around when I realize the gate it open but I'm too late. The dogs take off into the street and I'm thinking great....I need to get the kids ready for school and hopefully catch these stupid dogs. Yeah right. I walk next door and see the dogs running around the cud de sac then turn the corner to who knows where. Great. I ring the doorbell and the lady answers the door but she doesn't speak English and no one else is home who does. Argh. She comes back with a notepad where I write what happened and she figures out her dogs are loose.

I had to get back to the kids but I hope they can find their dogs safe and sound. I think they had tags. Bummer.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

cute to what?

I came across this on youtube..I like this song although it's something I normally listen to so by the time I hear it, it's probably several months or years old. But I like the simple animation.

Then youtube links other postings that are similar. So here is a crazy person doing the video moves in Alaska wearing only a swimsuit leotard thing dancing in the snow. Oh and it's a dude! There really is nothing to do up there. :)