Friday, July 27, 2007

Hey look who's wants to be a pepper..

So tonight after dinner, (We had my mom and step dad over to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary) I was going through some things in the kitchen & came across the jalapeƱo costumes my mom had made.



Miss Josephene wanted to know what they were, when I told her she insisted I put it on her. She thought it was great. She keep saying,"I"m a pepper. I'm a pepper."







She was dancing around the kitchen when Miss Khy heard her. She then, of course Miss Khy had to put her costume on as well.










So here is a picture of two of my peppers. Won't Grammie be surprised when she see this?? :) 













One more of Miss Josephene, cause she looks SO cute :)




Sunday, July 15, 2007

Happy Birthday little Joey, part duex

What can be funner that getting to celebrate your birthday twice? It's like that never ending holiday party you celebrate at lots of relatives house through out the month of December.

Since we were out of town on her birthday tonight we celebrated MIss Josephene's birthday, again.

We had a small party at my mom's house tonight. We had a pool party with a cookout.

Joey invited the neighbor kids to her party. Everyone had hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and fruit. Then when they were finished feasting into the pool they went...
All the kids had a great time swimming in Grammie's pool. Grammie has one of those inflatable pools in her backyard. It isn't huge but it's a great size for kids and they love coming to Grammie's to swim.

Miss Khyenne looked especially sweet in her collection of inner tubes. Joey tried on a variety of goggles, flippers, noodles & all other fun things Grammie has for the pool.While little kids climbed in and out of the big inflatable pool and the plastic baby pool, Lowgaen and Spensir splashed it up.


After they were soaked to their gills, everyone proceed up on the deck for a little song and cupcakes. Then Miss Josephene opened her presents. She got games, books, clothes and one highlights of the night....
A Dora the Explorer backpack.. and then she received a handmade crocheted purse from Grammie - SHE LOVED IT!

Everyone had a wonderful time, especially Joey who kept telling everyone she had already celebrated her Birthday and she must had either turned 2 and was now 3 again or that now she was like Khyenne and was 4. if it was only that easy :)

Have a spicy day.


Monday, July 09, 2007

Three times is a charm

Well tonight we celebrated Joey's birthday for the first time. I say that cause when we return to Nebraska we will celebrate with my parents, relatives and Joey's friends there.

I'm pretty sure Josephene had a nice birthday. We went to the water park - ok It was more like a sprinkler park, but it was fun for everyone & it was free..



Then in the evening we went to McD's and had dinner, that way the kids could play in the giant hamster maze playroom. There was a thunderstorm and it started to down pour and the whole right side of the building was soaked, the floors were covered in water.

This didn't stop the kids.. they had a blast.

Then it was back to Grammie's house for cupcakes and ice creams.

The present time! I think she faired rather well for a 3 year old. Dora, Blue's Clues, George the Monkey & a Spiderman Potatohead.

Just think she still has more presents to come....

Happy Birthday Joey!!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Transformers.. more than meets the eye


Well it's finally here one of the summers biggest blockbusters TRANSFORMERS. Yes you remember from Saturday morning cartoons.. Well, they are back on both the big screen and on Cartoon Network. In fact, they are everywhere.. I am reminded of this fact every time I take my 9 year old shopping. So you can imagine his joy when my husband announced to him that they were going to the midnight showing of this movie. That boy has been walking on air with anticipation for 4 days now. I think if he had to wait any longer he would explode. So at 10:45pm my BIL is stopping by to pick up the rugrat and take him to meet the other guys (my hubby and a friend from his work) and they are going to Buffalo Wild Wings to grab some chow and then off to the big 24 screen movie theater. So the question remains, will he make it through the movie without falling asleep?? I'm sure what ever the answer, the movie is the only thing I will be hearing about for a long while. Now don't get me wrong.. I"m sure it will have lots of action and I really do like sci/fi movies. However I can honestly say that I really don't care about cars transforming into robots to save the world. How about the getting me to my son's school on time when I"m running late because the same 9 year old can't find his shoes?? Now that would be cool. Or how about a car that takes itself to the car wash and comes back clean? What a time saver. Them saving the world though??? I don't think so. Isn't that Spiderman, Superman and Batman's jobs? If there is too much to handle I"m sure Daredevil and Ghostrider along with the Fantastic Four could help out. Heck even the Incredibles would pitch in.. but my car?? I need it to drive me by itself avoiding road construction and traffic jams, that would save my world. Yet, if we are on the subject of robots who could do useful things how about a few of these ideas.. So they already have robots that will vacuum your carpets, wash your floors, clean the pool, cleans the workshop and even mow the grass. Heck they even have one you can program yourself and two of these look similar to Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. How about a robot that will teach my almost 3 year old how to use the potty? Or how about one that will referee my kids when I just can't take one more fight over something stupid? How about one that will make dinner for everyone? You know one that will prepare what each person wants and still make it healthy? Now I'm not saying I want to hand over all my parenting to a robot, I just want the robot to help me have more time to spend with the children by letting me accomplish the other things I need to do during the day. I should also say I'm not anti-robot. I think they are great. I mean check out this article about the robotic finger. How cool. Stanford even has a robot that passed it's driving test. 3:33 AM .. well they're home.. and the 9 year old made it through the whole thing... and the rating is a big thumbs up. I'm sure I will hear more tomorrow once he's got his rest. Now that my happy brood in home and tucked into bed.. I'm off to catch a few winks myself... maybe I will dream of robots in disguise.. Oh and by the way report from the theater is people came in costume.. they were wearing boxes.. I guess it could be worse they could remake the Garbage Pail kids movie.