Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fair Performers

I didn't realize how entertaining my youngsters were to other people until this evening at the Grant Count Fair. We decided to take in a show or two, and one of the acts was called "Brothers with Different Mothers."  They asked for a volunteer between the ages of 4 and 8 years old.  My youngest son proceeded to jump up and down with a red balloon tied to his wrist. Needless to say he was chosen, and they had to remove the balloon and a corn-dog stick from his tight grasp before he could help them out.

(I know the picture is blurry. I never claimed to be a photographer.) "What's your name," they asked, "Is that Ellis or Elvis?"  "Oh, like the island." The Brothers proceeded to put a metal spiked helmet on his head, and two lollipop sticks in his hands.  He then had to stand still while they spun three balls on his body. No small feat for a squirrely 5 year-old boy.
He did everything they asked and at the end his prize was a Ricky Martin trading card.  He is very fond of that card.  If you ask him if you can see it he says "Just look, don't touch." The Brothers then asked for another young volunteer, and chose Will because his t-shirt says "Save a tree, don't do homework." Willy did a quiz show with questions such as "What is your favorite number?" and "Who is the cutest on this stage?" 

Willy left the stage with a signed poster.  But if you ask Ellis, he got a waaaaay better prize.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cute as a button cards!

I have been making these little 3X3 cards from a Mat Stack of 5X7 papers, they are so quick and so cute I just had to share! They even have little envelopes and a matching card holder to keep them in.

Creepy Cards

These are the two cards I received for my anniversary this year. 

The first is from PJ.  I'm not sure how to take this.  I don't 
believe this has ever happened in our relationship. 

The second is from my mother.  It says "Two people, when they have been married awhile, begin to look alike, which scientists believe may have something to do with sharing towels." Does she think PJ and I look like this?  Do we look alike? I chuckle every time I read it. Creepy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I have been making quick breads for the last few days.  It started with zucchini, because I had a whole bunch in my refrigerator, then I decided I hadn't made pumpkin bread in a while. Then, I found some shredded coconut in my pantry, so of course I had to make coconut bread. (Which by the way is my favorite.)  But I can't just make bread and wrap it up in foil, now can I? It's all in the presentation..........

Happy Birthday Ellis! (His favorite is pumpkin.)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My little fisherman

My little Willy at 2 years old with his little tiny trout.  Don't you just want to squeeze his chubby little cheeks?!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thank You

Ellis helped me make these little thank you cards for his birthday party.  We made little cupcakes to look like the real cupcakes from his party. (see post below)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

B.O.B. cupcakes.....

I could not bring myself to bake a cake on a 100 degree day, so I made cupcakes for Ellis' birthday instead.  The inspiration is below.  BOB from Monsters vs. Aliens. I can't believe my baby is already 5.

I will hug her, and squeeze her and call her.........