Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A Few Things...

...since I last blogged...

** First of all, Hannah LOVES Sanjaya on American Idol. Now this is disturbing to me on SOOOO many levels, but mostly because well, the dude isn't good. What's funny is that she keeps calling him "Kanjaya" or "that boy I like on American Idol." I've told her repeatedly that he sucks (and yes, I truly did say, "That guy sucks," to my three-year-old. Sue me...) But she won't listen. When I asked her tonight why she likes him, she said, "Because he sings good and I like his face." Snort! Alrighty then, Sunshine. Knock yourself out.

** Grace's spring break starts tomorrow. This could either go really well or it could be a really bad week. Only time will tell, but I do know that my computer time is going to be considerably less and that kinda sucks. It also sucks that for the next few days, it's going to be cold and rainy, including on Easter day. Sorry girls... so much for those Easter skirts you were so excited about. I'm afraid we're breaking out the Easter corduroys and turtlenecks. [sigh]

** I went today to get the stuff for the girls' Easter baskets. Dear lord, Easter is almost as expensive as Christmas! (OK... so not really, but I'm a drama queen, so play along, OK?) I didn't want to buy them candy since... a) We still have candy from Halloween left over... b)Grace doesn't like chocolate and the majority of the Easter candy out there is chocolate... c) My kids would live on candy if I let them, and well, I just won't. So I decided to go the non-candy route instead. Great, right? Yes, as long as you don't mind shelling out more money than you intended. I didn't even buy them that much, and yet I watched $150 fly out of my wallet like it was nothing. Grace is getting a Littlest Pet Shop electronic game thingy and flip-flops, and Hannah is getting a new game for her Leapster and a new denim dress. Other than that, all I bought was some bubbles, some sidewalk chalk, pre-filled plastic eggs for hiding, huge footlong pencils that are actually filled with bubble stuff at the top, some Easter grass for the baskets, and these hilarious wind-up chickens that poop out gumballs while they walk. (OK... so I think it's supposed to be "laying eggs," but I know my children well enough to know that they'll assume the chicken is taking big, multi-colored craps.) A HUNDRED AND FIFTY BUCKS?!?!? What the HELL? [grumble grumble...]

** Steve's really, really sick and I feel guilty that the only thing I keep thinking is, "Please don't let me get whatever it is he has." Ya know... because I'm sweet like that.

** Judging by the commercials for Old Navy I've seen recently, I'm guessing that shorts with 1" inseams are again back "in". Shit. I was thrilled last year when Bermuda shorts were suddenly cool. Who the hell makes these decisions anyway? [sigh]

And with that, I leave you with a few more photos and layouts just because I can and because I'm looking for something to do during the commercials while I'm watching Lost. (All credits for the layouts can be seen here.










9 comments:

Kimmykay said...

I really want to start scrapbooking, only because of you. Now if I could light the fire under my hubby to get Photoshop working on our dang LINUX box (or get me a laptop for my B-day). Life would be good. LOL.

Kimmykay said...

Oh, and your so screwed cause your girls are freaking beautiful. I love that first picture of Hannah. Good luck you!

Tink said...

The year I turned four, the Easter Bunny brought New Kids On The Block stuff instead of candy. I hated NKOTB. But I was smart enough to know which out of the three baskets had the best buttons and posters in it. So while my two cousins slept, I swapped the name tags around. My Dad... I mean, the bunny never said a thing. ;)

G said...

Peter's sick too...he had the nerve to get sick the night before we were supposed to go visit my family...so we are stuck here because i just KNOW someone else is going to come down with it and i can't risk making my mom sick. DAMMIT!

Love that first picture of Hannah...her eyes really stand out in that one.

I have yet to go out and get the kiddos things for their baskets....guess i should get on that tonight

Kim: The Mom, The Myth said...

Spring Break is highly overrated.

And I hear ya on the Easter clothes. Sigh.

September said...

Um, yeah...I'm thinking that our Christmas outfits may be recycled for Easter this year.

Good luck with the spring break thing. I've had my sister's two girls with me for the week and some stretches of it have been loooooong.

Sara said...

I have to tell you that I went to Old Navy not so long ago, and yes, the shorts on TV are itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny - but they do have some cool bermuda/board shorts! And, according to "What Not to Wear" those of us who have been blessed with children should NEVER wear those short shorts again (no matter how great of a body you may have!) So, that should give you some peace of mind in the short department!!

Amber said...

"a) We still have candy from Halloween left over... "--- Umm...WTF??!LOL! Toss that shizzle. Really. That is old crap. Ha!

I also did not go the candy way. Only peeps, because they love them. But I did "swimming" theme baskets, with stuff for summer pool time. Even if we can't use it yet.

:)

Amber said...

Oh, and your girls freakin' KILL me, they are so lovely. Love the pages!

:)