We had an artist day at school and a balloon artist was one of the day’s favorites. Check out the balloon that he made in the likeness of President Obama!
Dave and Bailey were playing tennis on the Wii and Bailey had the great idea that the loser would have to eat 5 wasabi peas. Dave lost, which was thrilling to me because I’d been trying to get him to try them forever and I just knew he’d love them.
In they go.
I don’t think he’s enjoying them.
At this point he’s screaming, “WATER!!”
He’s a big baby.
My little girl had to prove that she could handle it. Check out the face as she downs 5 peas.
Last time I went for an eye exam (2 years ago) my dr. insisted that I get perscription sunglasses because my eyes are blue and were starting to look hazy. Needless to say, I didn’t buy them. Instead, I bought 2 pair of regular glasses. I couldn’t afford a third pair. So, today I went back and he said that my eyes are sun damaged and I am 5 years away from cataracts…um, whaaaat? Cataracts? Yeah, so, needless to say, I ordered a pair of really cool shades and as of Wednesday, you won’t find me outside without them.
Jake, who has always needed glasses, but only a little bit, thus his refusal to wear them, had his eyes checked. With one eye, he couldn’t see the E. Yes, I said the E!!! One eye is 400 and one eye is 100 (or around that). And, with his lovely baby blues, he also needs shades, so we got him a pair that has those magnetized sunglasses that pop on. Expect pictures in a few days!
I left last night’s episode with more questions than ever! Here are the questions that wouldn’t let me fall asleep! Give me your theories and add your own questions for discussion!
- What did Kate do with Aaron? Did she send him to Sun’s mom? To his grandmother?
- Why is Sayid in handcuffs and why would he be taken to Guam?
- What happened to Ben’s face?
- Why doesn’t Walt have to go back?
- Why don’t Aaron and Ji Yeon have to go back?
- How did Hurley end up on the plane?
- Once they get on the island- where are Sun, Sayid, Locke & Ben?
- What year are they in?
- How did Jin infiltrate Dharma? I assume this because of his uniform and the new VW van.
Come on- play with me! And check out Jorge’s blog- he has some cool on set photos.
I have a week off and we have doctors visits planned for every day except today. Yesterday, the kids went for their yearly checkup. No shots! Can I get a woo-hoo? Tomorrow the husband and I get our annual skin cancer check. Thursday, Jake has an orthodontist appointment and then we’ll go straight to the eye doctor for checkups for all and hopefully some contact samples for Jake to try out. Then, on Friday I have my hair appointment. So, this is the only days for me to get other things done. I planned on getting the oil changed in my car and taking Jake to Wal-Mart to spend some of his money. Instead, I click the DVR button on my remote and watch last week’s Bizarre Foods episode. Then, I remember that I have Flowers in the Attic saved as well, so I watch that. In the meantime, I finish reading all of Jorge Garcia’s blog and determine taht I like him so much more than I ever did before. He is a very funny man! Then, I see that The Wiz has just started, so I watch that too. Now, it’s almost 2pm and Jake & I are still in our jammies and Bailey & Reece are playing in the backyard. I still have no intention of getting off my couch any time soon. And that’s ok!
So, I’m reading Cakewrecks, one of my favorite blogs and they have a really cool cake expose on a LOST cake that was made for the cast by Ace of Cakes for the 100th episode.
The cake even features little characters!
How cute is the little Hurley character?
Speaking of Hurley, I’m reading along and enjoying the pictures of the cake when I read at the end that the photos were taken from Jorge Garcia’s blog. Um, what? Jorge Garcia has a blog? About LOST? I haven’t been this happy since I found Lostpedia and it’s delicious theories. So, I thought I’d pass along the info, just in case I’m not the last person to hear about it! I’m off to read the blog.
I think the judges made a huge mistake last night. Between four judges, you’d think their decisions would be pretty spot on, but no way. They let one of the most talented people auditioning go! Jamar had more talent in his pinky toe than some of these other guys! Jamar is the guy who’s best friend (thank God he made it) had his wife die right before the audition. The black dude with the weirdo facial piercings. The one they said didn’t stand out enough. Say whaaaat?
Seriously? Now, I’m not going to go there with the girls who got in and aren’t as good as him because it’s a number game. They have even numbers of girls and guys.
Alex over Jamar? I think not.
Jorge over Jamar? Certainly not.
Nick over Jamar? Heavens no.
Norman over Jamar? Who are you kidding?
Oh wait…Nick is Norman. And a resounding NO is heard.
As much as I like him (as a singer, not his annoying crying), Nathaniel over Jamar? Mmmm, no. Even though I’m pretty sure we have the same haircut!
I think the judges missed out because he WAS different. He DID stand out. He was an attractive guy who sang incredibly. And they missed out because of the likeability (that spelling just doesn’t look right!) factor because of the journey that he and his best friend, Danny Gokey, made.
By the way… where are Danny’s glasses in this promo pic? He looks better with glasses. Sort of like me!
Paula, Simon, Randy, Cara… I’m disappointed and I think you made a mistake. Buuuut, I predict now that Danny will win this thing and I bet you think so too. Next year, I’ll be looking for my man, Jamar!
This is a crab dip that honestly may gross you out. I mean, it’s cold, it’s gelatenous, but trust me on this: it’s wonderful. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and it is one of my favorite things in the world. Serve with some lovely crackers and you won’t disappoint your guests.
Kathy’s Crab Dip
1 can cream of mushroom soup (no water)
1 envelope unflavored Knox gelatin
1 cup thinly sliced celery
2-3 thinly sliced green onions
1-8oz cream cheese
1 cup mayo
1-2 cans crab meat
Ritz crackers or snack crackers
Dissolve gelatin in 3 T cold water…set aside Heat soup and when heated add gelatin Let soup and gelatin cool Add remainder of recipe, mix well Season with garlic powder, onion powder and salt to taste Chill in mold over night. Unmold and serve with crackers.
At our annual Sisterchick Christmas party, Amanda suggested that we all go to Blissdom ’09. None of us had ever heard of it before and we kind of blew it off. I just recently decided to buy my own domain and really try to expand my blog, so now I really need the conference! So, today I’m on Amanda’ s site envying the goodies she picked up- like $50 Crocs giftcards! So, I pop over to the Blissdom page to see what it was all about. Um, yeah, I should have gone! Jen Lancaster, my favorite author…ok fine, maybe not my favorite since I’ve only read one of her books, Bitter is the New Black, is the keynote speaker! I love her book, I want her other books and I love her blog! Lucky me, my sisterchick Amanda is buying the books for me and hopefully Jen will sign them. Needless to say, I’ve already talked to Staci and we’re going next year!