Friday, June 30, 2006

Perplexing Tweets

One of the things I enjoy about the breaking of dawn are the cheerful tweets of the birds in the trees. I don't expect to hear the chirps and twitters between 9pm and 3am - that's hoot time!

But somehow, we have a very confused bird living somewhere in our backyard. For the last week once it hits about 9pm, he starts singing. It goes on for hours! I was scrapping until 1am last night with the window open and this bird was in full opera mode!

I can't figure out exactly where he is. I really want a picture of this mixed up fellow. There is something about him....he sings when he wants to......right time or not......I'm sure there is some lesson for me in his song.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ode to Technology

Technology can be great - there are some things about it I love - my PC, TiVo, Caller Id....and then there are ways that technology can go strangely in the invention of The Fart Machine.
This lovely piece of electronic adventure was given to my son by my husband........Of course this little gadget always seems to appear on play-date days and the boys like to see just how many times they can sneak it into the office behind me and have it bellow in all it's splendor via the remote control in their possession. They end up on the floor rolling around holding their sides in laughter the first time, the second time, the third time, the fourth get the picture So what's a mom to do??? Well first I will publicly apologize on my blog to the mother of the other boys for the atrocious habits they are picking up from my son {Sorry K!} and second, turn my back to the door so they can sneak the machine in again - because as horrible as those fart sounds are the pure, unadulterated, joyous laughter coming from these boys is music to my ears.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Bizarre Skies

The temp has dropped about 10 degrees since I got up this morning and the skies have gone from our beautiful So Cal blue to slightly eerie. According to the weather man there is a monsoon off our coast....quite far away I'm sure.....but it's affecting our weather. Super breezy, cloudy, fact the kids wanted Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch!

Even weirder is how the colors are different from the front of the house and the back. Behind the house things are brighter and a little orange the front their a little more grey. Wonder if rain is on the way?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

2 Cool Dads!

Happy Father's Day to any dads who happen to be reading this. Today I celebrate my two favorite dads - my own and the father of my children!! These two are sooooo alike - they like many of the same things, are hard-working, cherish their wives and kids.....I am truly blessed to have a dad like mine and then to see what an amazing dad Greg is to our kids!

Friday, June 16, 2006

How I Spent My Thursday Night or Ice Can Cause Head Gashes

Last night started out soo fun! It was time for Kade's end of the season baseball party. We were having a great BBQ and the kids were having fun and then we heard it........."Kade's hurt!" Well that could mean any number of things so I waited for a few seconds before getting up to walk towards him. He was holding his hands over his he lifted his head....blood - dripping, gushing and really red! Then all the kids freaked, Greg and I were trying to calm Kade down and figure out where the blood was coming from and why. Well it turns out the boys were having an ice chunck fight and Kade got pegged right above his left eyebrow. Ugh!!

It would not stop bleeding so we scooped him up and headed for the emergency room. He was covered in blood, I was covered in blood......when we got to the hospital they were great! They fast-tracked Kade which meant he didn't have to wait in the lobby or anything...they took up right to a room and got him into a bed....he had 2 nurses all to fact many member of the hospital staff stopped into his room to see exactly what a chunk of ice can do to a little guys head. The gash was only about 2 inches long but pretty deep. The dr. came in and put on some topical lidocaine to get him ready for sutures. I knew Kade was feeling better when he asked Greg to go back to the party and get his trophy. Anyway, 2 hours and 3 stitches later we were home! And now Kade is totally excited to show his new battle wound off to his friends!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

They Are The Champions!!

There they are! Saticoy Little League Minor B Champions - the GIANTS!

They WON!! In fact, they went undeafeated in the playoff tournament. Everyone was gunning for them but these boys pulled together and played some serious ball! We spent a lot of time at the Little League field, I mean a lot! And I grumbled about it at times...but the looks on these boys faces today made it all worthwhile. And now I'm wondering what I'm going to do with myself every night between 4:30 and 7:00 and all day on Saturday!!

Kade had a really great playoff series - his bat came alive and he had 5 RBI's - which I am told is very good. He even made a double play in one game last week. But for some reason the field umpire let one of the kids stay on base. The umpire was wrong - but he stood by his call - much to the dislike of the coaches, fans and players alike! So we just let Kade say he earned the double play!

It's been so much fun to seem him mature and blossom into a tough little ball player this season. He's already looking towards next season and the crack of the bat!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Pentecost Sunday

It's Pentecost Sunday today. Growing up I never really thought much about Pentecost...Easter was more the focus....not the days leading up to it or the days following it. A lot of things happened in those other days. One of them is symolized on Pentecost Sunday. It's the coming of Holy Spirit.....

I find significance of Pentecost in the idea of broken boundaries. Holy Spirit was a unifyer on that day......there was a coming together. I'm still pondering this so here's a link to a Wikipedia article you might find interesting.

  • Pentecost
  • Saturday, June 03, 2006

    We {heart} Poptarts!

    Poptarts are big in my house.....Kade loves the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon - not toasted; Keira love the Strawberry or Blueberry - not toasted; I love the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Unfrosted and toasted; and Greg usually has to eat whatever is left over. We've tried all the new flavors, S'mores, Cookie Dough, SpongeBob Berry but for us it seems the original tried and true flavors are the best.

    I created this layout for a challenge from
  • The Freestyle Blog
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    Friday, June 02, 2006

    Everyone Can Be Obscure

    Annette posted her second blog challenge....3 things that no one would know just by looking at I will bare my soul and share some skeletons that I have hidden....go easy on me okay?!?....confession is good for the soul, right??

    1. I almost did not graduate from college. { Mom I hope you aren't reading's been 14 years and I still don't want you to know :) } In my last semester I had a pyschology of human culture or some other horrid class like that and it was at 7:30 am. Because I couldn't stand the class and the instructor was quite sanctimonious I did a lot of sleeping in and missing class. A few weeks before the end of the semester he asked me why I would even bother to show up on the days I did because he was going to fail me anyway. Holy Cow! It took mucho groveling and a lot of extra work but he ended up passing me with an A. Talk about lucky!

    2. When I get really mad I have a potty mouth.

    3. I was sexually harrassed by my boss at my first job out of college. It was mortifying. When I finally decided to go forward with a complaint the good ol' boys insulated him and he was totally protected and I was left with a freakin' hostile working environment. Needless to say there wasn't much whistle blower protection there and then so I was out of there!

    Do you still love me?