Monday, November 19, 2012


If a mirror comes crashing down in the middle of the night, and everyone is asleep, will anyone hear it?

Answer:  Yes, The Hubs.

But that doesn't mean we will realize that it was the mirror in the hall bathroom, until the following day. 
Instead, The Hubs will scour the house and then question his sanity.  Since NO ONE else heard the very loud crash associated with a large mirror falling off a wall onto a tile floor.
It felt good to message The Hubs a picture of the mirror and reaffirm that he has not yet lost his marbles.
Of course I had myself questioning my sanity just a week earlier.
I take the boys to the park after school on Fridays, while we wait for Izzy to finish up chorus.  It was a gorgeous day and we were really enjoying our time outside.  With the exception of this helicopter that kept hovering over us, and then it looked like it was landing and taking off from the Golf Course in our neighborhood.  And whomever was flying that helicopter was flying in circles and really low.
Then all of a sudden the helicopter tips to it's side and you can see something falling out of the helicopter.
Admittedly, this freaked me out.  I yelled for Alex to take cover, because it was right over us.
He looked at me as if I was overreacting a big.
Be honest, if it were you, and you were watching this little helicopter flying all over the place like the pilot was 5 years old and hopped up on Coke and Birthday Cake.  You would be concerned too, right?
Alex then pointed out that it was a guy and he had a parachute.
Helicopter landed again, then took off, and parachute dude jumped out again. 
At that point, it was time to pick up Izzy.  But I vowed to return to figure out what the heck was going on.
And we did.
Which we then discovered....
An Army Black Hawk!

And a Chinook!

And that crazy little helicopter with Parachute Dude.  I couldn't get a picture of them though, they never stood still long enough to.
For Veteran's Day, a local Reserve Unit showed up for a bit of a show!
The kids got to tour the Chinook.  And we got to watch as both the Black Hawk and Chinook took off. We also saw Parachute Dude jump out of the small helicopter a few more times as well.
The kids were super excited. 
And even better.  Ike is now old enough for Laser Tag!

He had so much fun.  He would play dead, when he got shot by another player.  He cracked me up.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Riding Along In My Automobile

Picking up last minute supplies for my procrastinating kids.....

I have a realized a true testament of a Mother's Love is her restraint from strangling her kids.  After all, many other species eat their young for far lesser infractions.

Yet, here I am 10:00 at night, with the house finally quiet.

The Science Fair was assigned in September.  Supplies were bought in October.  And constant reminders every week, regarding their progress.

I found myself rushing out this evening to pick up the pictures, they had 2 months to get ready.  I also found myself at our local home improvement super store buying yet another thermometer.

And then at the local office supply store picking up supplies that were never mentioned but absolutely necessary for the "success" of said scientific experimentation.  I did veto the hot pink and black zebra stripe duct tape...

Once the kids did finally get their projects completed, I announced it was bedtime.  To which Izzy responded with "But I haven't had Dinner yet!". 

Ummmmmmmm  "what were you doing at Dinner time?"

She shrugged, "painting my nails".

I rolled my eyes faster than a roulette wheel.

I know what I was doing at Dinner time, I was editing Alex's typed out work.  And then making him reprint it.  And then I was making Ike and Moops get dressed for the fourth time this afternoon, so we could go pick up the pictures we needed printed.

Since then I have also made 3 attempts at heating up leftover dinner in the oven, only to realize, each time I set the oven I hit "cancel" instead of "start"....

And yet, it is only Wednesday.

On a positive note, I remembered Ike has a concert on Thursday.  This is a positive, because not only did I remember about the concert, I remembered about a week early.  AND I made it a point to put an alarm on my phone so that I wont forget for when the concert actually does happen, next week.