2.28.2012

21 questions to ask your kids

This one has been around awhile, but I was recently reminded of it and decided to ask my six year old. The answers are quite funny. Try it with your kids and record their answers. Because really...don't kids say the darndest things?!

1. What is something Mommy always says to you? "Brush your teeth."

2. What makes Mommy happy? Doing what she says. (then he goes "did I get it right?")

3. What makes Mommy sad? Not obeying.

4. How does Mommy make you laugh? Saying funny things.

5. What was Mommy like as a child?

I don't know that.

6. How old is Mommy? 36. (I wish).

7. How tall is Mommy? 16 inches. (so glad I'm not).

8. What is Mommy’s favorite thing to do? Go shopping. (Busted!)

9. What does Mommy do when you’re not around?

I don't know..how can I know when I don't see it? (Yes, he is my literal one.)

10. If Mommy becomes famous,what will it be for?

Scrapbooking (huh?!)

11. What is Mommy really good at? Craft shows. (Awwwww....)

12. What is Mommy not very good at? Catching fish.

13. What does Mommy do for her job?

Scrapbooking. (huh?!)

14. What is Mommy’s favorite food? Noodles with ketchup. (it was when I was a kid, and I recently introduced him to it. He's a HUGE fan. My tastes have refined a little bit.)

15. What makes you proud of Mommy? Being famous. (I'd better get famous so he can be proud.)

16. If Mommy were a cartoon character,who would she be? Winnie the Pooh and Spiderman. (So, I'm both soft and cuddly and bad-ass…)

17. What do you and Mommy do together? Go shopping. (Oh yeah...cuz he LOVES the grocery store with me?!)

18. How are you and Mommy the same?

We are on the computer a lot. (Pretty true. I'll have to work on that.)

19. How are you and Mommy different?

She's not a good fisherman. (guess I should work on that, too.)

20. How do you know Mommy loves you? Because she says it at night all the time.

21. Where is Mommy’s favorite place to go?

Caribou. (mmmm...he knows me well.)

2.12.2012

A little heart day love.

I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. It doesn't make me all happy and giddy. But seeing some of the fantastic things on Pinterest wore off on me. I got a late start, and Saturday I joined in the holiday cheer by putting up a few decorations. We decided to make heart Perler bead magnets for each of the kindergardeners in Zack's class--heck, its only 21 -- and we'll even personalize a few (seebelow). Gifts for teachers (left).
My favorite candy dish from Inspired Generations:
How adorable is the spoon?!?
A swag for the mantle (made last year):
Decor inspired by Crafts Direct:
And I did make these little yummies:
However, mine did not look as cute as these. Why, you ask? I drove to four stores to find the Hugs. FOUR. Really? A mad rush on Hugs here in town? By the fourth store, I sure as heck wasn't going to give up, because now I was really hungry for these, and kept thinking of the picture opportunity of making them with the kids. All out of stores to try, I finally rationalized that the caramel Hugs would work just as well as the plain ones, and they were the only ones available. I'm here to tell you the caramel ones are NOT the same. Caramel melts through the holes in the pretzels and sticks to the pan. Then these little cuties don't look so cute anymore. So mine were a big sticky blob in the container. Of course my chocoholic kids ate them anyhow. So it all worked out in the end.
And a couple things I am in love with right now:
I just finished Mad Men Season 1, and am ready to get into season 2. I'm a little late to the Mad Men party, but I am ADDICTED. Do you watch it? I'm loving all the little funnies of the 1950s: women smoking/drinking while pregnant, kids not in car seats, and the prim and proper obedience of the wives with dinner on the table every night, dressed in heels, lipstick fresh, hair set. All while smokin' a cigarette.
And in the same genre, I'm also reading this:
so I feel like I"m in a real time warp. It was a coincidence, but pretty funny that it is all taking place the same time.
I'm reading it on my Kindle, which I fell even MORE in love with when I suddenly finished Mad Men season 1 DVDs at midnight, and needed to see season2 right. NOW. So I downloaded the first episode on my Kindle, while still in bed, for only $1.99. How amazing is that?!?
Happy Valentine's Day all!
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