Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
While I was sniffing dirt and prodding daffodil tips, Bug whipped out her jump rope and began galloping up and down the recently de-iced driveway.
You may not know this about Bug, but she's a bit of a hamhock when she knows that people are taking pictures of her.
Really, this kid's a total goof.
In fact, you might say that she's a bit of a drama queen. I would just like to go on record as saying that I have NO IDEA where she would have gotten that trait from.
Eventually, though, she got tired of mugging for the camera and went back to her galloping. It's good to be a kid when Spring is coming. She knows that soon we'll be getting out the bikes, scooters, and balls. I know she knows that because she asks me everyday when we can get those out, and after thinking about slogging through the snow to the back shed, I just answer vaguely, "Uh, soon, honey."
Of course, today we're getting four inches of snow. BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT, ARE WE??
Monday, March 24, 2008
oooh, and a whole lotta this...
Sunday, March 23, 2008
A single golden egg lay at the entrance to the living room with a cryptic note inside reading, "Follow the string." Starting with the end of the yarn closed into the egg, they unravelled their way around chairs, under tables, behind the TV, and finally to the cupboard where their Easter baskets were hidden.
Ah, chocolate, jelly beans, and marshmallow peeps!
Later, when Bug went down to the basement to let the cats out, she reported that "It definitely smells rabbity down there." We can only assume that he went down to visit the cats after leaving the girls' baskets.
(sorry no photos - Blogger won't let me add any for some reason...I'll try again later).
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Look what a devoted companion she is to my sick baby. She only leaves to eat.
At one point yesterday, Daddy Shortbread opened bleary eyes to note that he felt like a piece of cat furniture:
But usually she's content to just hang out on the patient's lap, providing a nice little mammalian heating pad service.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Actually, Buggie-Boo can pose for a frighteningly long time. There's a reason her chair faces away from the window in the dining room. Otherwise she spends the whole dinner checking herself out and trying out different expressions.
...and she's gone!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The show was housed in an industrial building down on the wharf. This pseudo-airplane hangaresque building's main qualities were:
-Very dim lighting
-Lack of enough bathrooms
Then The Bug started to feel sick. We cut our losses and fled.
Instead of the fantastic photos of flowers I had planned to attach to this post, I offer the following conversation from lunch.
Me: Bear, I'm going to call you "Crash" from now on. (In reference to last night when she broke a whole stack of dishes while unloading the dishwasher).
The Bear: Hey!
Daddy Shortbread: Yeah, that's perfect!
The Bug: Or...how about "Idiot"?
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Notice Daddy Shortbread had to get in on the artin', too. Yeah, I know the picture is sideways. I'm new at this, remember? Give me a break.
The Bug, on the other hand, is ALL ABOUT the bright colors. If I had gotten out the glitter (I didn't. I'm not stupid.), I'm sure she would have added that to her painting.
Hope you enjoyed our Day o' Art. Leave a comment, and I'll try to get a new post up in a couple of days.
Upcoming events for this week: Big City Flower Show! And...Gum Surgery! Hopefully with lots of muscle relaxants!