Monday, March 26, 2012


I like this picture

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Play Dough and Princesses

I've mentioned before how much my kids like play dough.  I know some parents are a little scared of it because if it gets dropped on the carpet and then stepped on, it's there for good.  And yes, that's happened to us.  In fact, we just replaced play dough riddled carpet in our basement.  And until I can get a suitable mat to put under their little art table that goes in the basement, they will not be playing with play dough down there any time soon. 
But, I still love play dough.  It entertains them for a really long time and I am always amazed at the creations they come up with.  For example, my middle child created various Disney characters this afternoon.  Just check out this detail! 

This is Jasmine from Aladdin, laying on the magic carpet.
My 4 year old had to get in on the action.  She made a sleeping mask.
This is Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, complete with her spinning wheel. 
This is the girl from the new Disney movie, Brave.  This movie isn't even out yet,  but the girls have seen enough commercials that they know a little about what she looks like.

This is Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Lumiere, the candlestick (the red thing is a couch.)

This is Rapunzel, from Tangled.  Notice the briad in her hair complete with flowers (as seen in the movie).  The thing to the right is a bridge.

This is Tiana from Princess and the Frog.  Since she spends much of the movie as a frog, she is sitting in the water amongst the lily pads.

And just to wrap things up, this is the leaning tower of play dough (similar to the leaning tower of Pisa). 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Here and There

It's hard not to let the kids stay up a little bit later now that it stays light later.

I mopped yesterday.

I don't believe in homework (or leprechauns)

I love croissants.

I would love to have a croissant in France.

Is it bad that sometimes during my boot camp class when the teacher says during an exercise, "you should be feeling this in your quads" and I feel it in my calves??

I am sad that I have to sign up my youngest kid for kindergarten in a couple of weeks.

Now that we have "the cloud" I get dings on my iPad every time my husband has set a reminder for himself on his phone. I've already gotten 5 dings today and it's not even 10:30 AM. He's a busy guy.

I am wondering if I should get Rosetta Stone to relearn French (4 years in H.S.) or Spanish so I can talk to the painters when they come to our house.

I spring cleaned my kids drawers today. All long sleeves were replaced with short.

I wish we had a beach home to go to for spring break.

I HATE the word staycation.

Yeah for Spring!