Monday, March 18, 2013

Who wins when you tangle with a street sign?

My sweet cheese ball of a son.  Which looks way to old since cutting his hair!

Tomorrow is picture day at school... again.  I found out they do pictures in the spring now too.  We were lucky we got pictures at all when I was a kid.  More on my deprived childhood later.  I actually like that they take their picture twice a year.  A kid can change a ton over the course of a year.  It is fun to see the comparison.  And get this not only do they do pictures twice a year but you can also now pay for touch ups.  Yeah you can get your child's picture air brushed.  Now to each their own but I feel like that is borderline messed up!  Aren't the best pictures the ones that are a little off?  This is where my story gets more interesting.  Let me spin you a tale of a boy and his bike.  

A few days ago Nicco was riding along up and down the street on his bike.  I was cleaning out the car and obviously not paying close enough attention to him.  Great mom award will be accepted right over here.  Anywho.... I hadn't seen him in a few minutes so I walked to the front of the yard and saw a stranger talking to him.  My momma senses started going haywire.  What the hell is a crazy strange chick doing talking to my son?!  All kinds of thoughts started running through my mind.  She is going to steal him and I will never see him again!  OH yeah full force.  I immediately walk down to the corner calling to him just to make sure she knows I am coming and that she better slow her roll.  As it turns out I needed to slow my roll.  Poor Nicco had ridden his bike straight into the street sign at the bottom of our street.  Like full on rammed his bike into it.  The bike Santa brought him is bigger than his last bike and he has had a hard time getting used to it.  It has been like learning to ride all over again.  We are working on controlling it.  We clearly need some more time.  Luckily he had his helmet on!  Oh and the crazy lady that was going to steal my son?  She was a kindly stranger that helped him get upright and calmed him down.  Again mother of the year award can be sent via UPS straight to my home!

Wondering how this all relates to picture day and airbrushing the photos?  Nicco has a black eye and a bruise on his cheek from his spill.  I would say that the sign won.  Now what to do?  Have a forever memory of that infamous day when Nicco took on a street sign and lost?  Or let them photoshop the marks away?  I am leaving the bruises and black eye!  I am looking forward to pulling them out every year and telling him the story over and over until he can tell it better than I can.    

The toast is the only way to keep him still.  See the bruising on the cheek and the black eye?  Awesome!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekend Links

It has been a wonderful week this week!  We were able to celebrate my niece's birthday with her.  It was great for the kids to get to play with their cousins.  And I always love seeing my sister and her husband.  The weather has been pretty decent in our neck of the woods so we have been outside riding bikes a lot!  The kids got bikes from Santa for Christmas and then it promptly snowed so flipping much that they couldn't ride them.  Sometimes Santa doesn't have the smartest ideas- idiot!  The kids are loving it now.  Watching them get better and better has been so fun.  They get so excited when they are finally able to do something that they couldn't do before.  Their grins are worth sitting out on the cold!

On to the links shall we?

OH man this chevron quilt slays me!  It is so beautiful and unique.  I am going to start one for Lola ASAP!

The kiddies have been begging for their own treasure boxes and while I will probably end up buying treasure chests from Michael's and painting them- I love these hollow book boxes from Dos Family!  An easy DIY!

Spring is right around the corner so it is time to start feeding the birds.  These little bird feeders are cute and perfect to do with kids!

Am I as busy as I think?  Probably not.  But I sure think I am the busiest little buzzing bee ever.

I am going to make time this weekend to make some homemade flour tortillas.  MMMM yummmy!

Cute Easter Bunnies!  I think the kids would love to help me with these.  And oh my gosh can you believe that Easter is like 3 weeks away?!

April Fools is coming too!  Check out this gallery of food pranks.  I am a little excited!  The kids are old enough to really appreciate some good natured pranking.

I am wanting to teach the kids how to paper mache.  These Easter eggs would be awesome to pull out every year and even possibly add new ones to our collection!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Fox

I am wanting to get the kids each a new softie for Easter.  It is hard to find cool ones for boys though!  I think that Nicco would love finding this fox in his basket.  Or maybe it will end up in mine!  Or pretty much any softie from Sleepy King.  Can't go wrong with that name right?!  Everything from that shop is awesome!