Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June Loves

My June Lovies:


Lolly:

I was singing the Beatles: "You say goodbye, and I say hello, hello hello!...."

I tried to teach it to you, I started:

"You say goodbye and:"

Lolly replied: "I say Hey WAIT FOR ME!"


Quotes from Lolly playing ponies in the next room:

"You don't have to panish about it. You don't have to panish about it." (in a tone of: you don't need to worry about it).

"Mommy needs to do her makeup..."

"BUT WHY MAMA!? WHY?"

"Because you HAVE TO GO TO BED!"

"GO. TO. BED!"


She: I'm having so many rattles because I'm getting sleepy.
ME: What are rattles?
She demonstrates a yawn.

I'm a Sleeping-Beauty-Nutcracker-Fairy!

Searching for the word Cafeteria, only to come up with: Diarrhea! Well, some people consider them one in the same, like Prisoners and people with eating-disorders.

Reported to me by a friend who works in Primary at church: Lolly said to her teacher: "why are you bossing me, only my mom bosses me"

Phoebe was talking to Grammy about the prank, and I had a feeling they decided together to prank me, even though they already did back in February. I said to Phoebz: "Does Grammy know you are not a very good secret-keeper?" And Lolly pipes up: "I'm a good zookeeper!"


Phoebe:
Being such an amazing leader for your dance class. All the kids were watching you. You were the leader last year, but MUCH more confident this year. And I'm sorry you inherited your moms figure (skinny, but oh-so-PEAR-shaped.)

Having our first set of (I hope) many BIRDS and BEES talks. Your little face. When I said, Now, we don't discuss this with other children because?

"It's Gross and Weird." (And because each child deserves a chance to discuss it on their own terms and in their own way with their parents when they have the same questions you had. Smile.) Already? She still believes in Santa and Tooth Fairies!

Me: "Hey, I like those leggings they're so cute."
Phoebe: "Thanks, there made from the Phillipines."

Running from the rain.

Being interested in the Prank of June 2009.

Jason:
Cabana Boy! So cute in your new summer pants!
Caring about my random puking, in the middle of the night.
Taking the girls to Claire's for 45 minutes of picking out jewelry and new earrings.
Letting me be "on edge" and listening to my rants about people and stuff.
When talking about how brilliant Dave Matthews was, calling yourself average and my brain more like Dave Matthews then yours.
Cleaning out the vaccuum filter.
Taking us to the diner.
15 minutes massage. Good job.
Bishop Glass condoning the prank and even printing me out responses 1-27 for our lunch that Friday.

Me:
I was up a little late one night and I heard screaming outside my door, I opened it and heard my neighbor yelling at her husband: "You are a @#$*$ing @#$@#hole, wife-beating loser." I told Jason about it the next morning and said, "I thought to myself, she must be getting her period."

Pranking? I'm just plain awesome. And ya'll are too, never would have worked without your whimsy and dedication.

Summer: Courthouse Adventure

On Monday the Posse ended up outside the Courthouse of N-Y-C.

It was a-bustle with press, and I knew something was going on. Turns out, Bernie was finally sentenced.

We saw most of the major networks, and some little ones too. There were lights, cameras, crew, steadicams, artists, and their renderings, lots of suits being interviewed. People sprawled everywhere. Here are a few shots from Columbus Park:




After all that excitement, there was so more, when we passed the Clerk's office and saw a happy couple, well they don't look too happy, but maybe they were taking a break from smiling:

Of course I loved her outfit.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer: Day 1

Do you know what I am doing right now?

I am 47 minutes into the newly-installed, mandatory 1 hour break from each other time out. [M1HBFEOTO for short].

It has gone by entirely too fast.

I did have a nice chat with a friend, uploaded some pictures, twitpicked, confirmed my second audition for tomorrow, and responded to the mess going on a few posts down from here.

It is the first official day of summer. I have planned adventures, outdoor activities, indoor activities, daily goals, rules, meals, and still I have had anxiety-inducing moments today.

Culprit: Lollykins. I think she is struggling with having to share her mommy with Sister.

This I did not anticipate, because they are usually excited about reuniting after a long school day. Unfortunately, Lolly cannot articulate this, but I think it is so.

Her 1 hour is being spent sleeping. Phoebe is doing who-knows-what in the family room, and I have retreated to my periwinkle-blue-walled bedroom. And yes, I am not wearing any many clothes, because it's hot and I try to be green when I can...this is one of those moments. The breeze is nice, noise, not so much.

And now I am on the 6 minute countdown to my whiner-head and chatterbox re-entering. 2 girls who I love so much, but might need a 1 hour respite from each and every day this summer....I better get dressed.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brooklyn Bridge

We could see the clouds rolling in. We decided to start our trek anyway.



As we gazed over the river and felt the drops, Jason tried to tell me it was like when we went to Niagara, just a little mist from the river, from all the way down there.

It was rain.

We were in the perfect spot when the rain began. We were blocked by the arches for about half of the downpour.




Then it encroached on our little space and we cuddled under the umbrella for the other half, as we watched drenched walkers seek cover in our spot.

Except for Jumprope Guy.

After 10 minutes of rain-cuddling, a magnificent rainbow, followed by the rest of our walk and dinner in Tribeca.

We watched the sunset and the moon come out, and were home just a little after 9 pm.



All thanks to our friends, who watched the mini-posses.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Creativity Gone WILD!

So, she deleted the posts that I linked to in the post right after this (but before, get it?)....but I already saved the original post and every single comment....enjoy:

ORIGINAL POST from McGraw Land:

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Response to 'My Bad Week'
To everyone thanks. Honestly, my weeks are normally nothing like that. As most of you know, I usually just need time to get through things and breath.

Denise, they recommend fillings because she has to be put under and it is rather expensive. They worry that if anything goes wrong with the sealings that she would have to be put under again to fix them.

So, who is this Kage? Does anyone know?

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1952264526294376933&postID=5790255574402770394
Posted by couplabz at 10:42 PM


35 comments:

Lisa said...

You don't know KAGE? Oh, she is AWESOME!
June 26, 2009 7:23 AM
Higleys said...

I don't know Kage but I did look at her profile and her blog that is listed there has a picture. It's odd to see comments from random people on a personal blog. I expect that on informative blogs i.e. Petra's Frugalityville. But I guess I don't search people I don't know or haven't been referred to. (I don't know how).
June 26, 2009 7:24 AM
Catherine said...

KAGE is a spark, down to earth, floating in air, beautiful, hilarious, a dag, curious, sassy, quirky and an expert blogger. Didn't you know?
June 26, 2009 7:38 AM
Angie said...

Oh yes, I know Kage! She's wonderful.
June 26, 2009 8:37 AM
delilas said...

I know KAGE, well I have met her, and she is just as cute, fun and beautiful in person as she is on her blog. The thing I love about her most, well I'm having a hard time thinking of just one thing, she is all around AWESOME just like Lisa said.
June 26, 2009 8:48 AM
Sullivan Family said...

Kage is AMAZING!! as well as beautiful. She is a wonderful person with a great personality.
June 26, 2009 9:09 AM
Catherine said...

I know Kage! She is my HERO!!! She is truly an inspiration to me!
June 26, 2009 9:16 AM
Jason said...

I know Kage. She is the sunset on your ocean, the apple in your pie, the life of your party and a modern day Confucius.
June 26, 2009 9:19 AM
NTG said...

Any advice I have ever received from Kage has made my life better. She has a sound mind and a genuine heart. I count it a blessing every time she makes a comment on my blog, so consider yourself lucky. She is AWESOME!!
June 26, 2009 9:30 AM
kristie sessions said...

ok, KAGE is special. She has the perspective that is always helpful. She is honest, down to earth and tells it like it is. And after all that she is the true friend that you need in any crisis. She is a true gem.
June 26, 2009 9:33 AM
Elizabeth said...

Kage? She's fabulous - witty, a great mom, and hilarious, too! You don't know her?
June 26, 2009 9:34 AM
Liz said...

Kage is truly incredible!
June 26, 2009 9:38 AM
hymas fam said...

You don't know Kage? Everyone knows Kage... She's wow... amazing.
June 26, 2009 9:47 AM
Heather said...

Kage is a quirky little NYer who is an urbanite to the extreme. She's great! Get to know this girl!
June 26, 2009 9:51 AM
HHRose said...

Um, Kage? How can you possibly NOT know Kage?! Whoa.
June 26, 2009 10:11 AM
Melissa said...

I can't believe that Kage left a comment on your blog. You're really lucky. That's kind of like getting her autograph. Never wash your blog again.
June 26, 2009 10:17 AM
Teti Family said...

You really don't know Kage? Helloooo! She's like a supermodel, supermom, rockin wife....
June 26, 2009 10:23 AM
Alisa said...

Oh Kage is one to be respected. I would love for her to leave some sage kage advice on my blog.
So sorry about your long week-
June 26, 2009 10:24 AM
D said...

Kage has commented on my blog before, and it was a turning point in my blogging career. If the blogosphere was a miniature stage, she would be the puppeteer -- the driving force behind the internet, really.
June 26, 2009 10:42 AM
timo said...

I prefer to refer to Kage as The Kage with special emphasis on "The". This is clearly because there is and can be only one Kage, so it shows more respect to the awesomeness that is Kage to refer to her as The Kage. You must come to know The Kage, for she is truly, truly remarkable.
June 26, 2009 11:12 AM
Megan said...

Kage will rock your world.
June 26, 2009 11:18 AM
Katie said...

Kage is honest and raw.
June 26, 2009 11:22 AM
Beth said...

Kage is UNREAL. Changed my life. Truly!!!
June 26, 2009 11:30 AM
bellcurveblog said...

Kage? THE kage? She is a fluffernutter sandwich, a warm apple pie, a snoopy snowcone. She is the red baron, Woodstock, and peppermint patty. She is the great pumpkin, Santa claus and the tooth fairy. She also is a dental hygentist.
June 26, 2009 11:30 AM
A-me said...

Kage left a comment on your blog? Holy lucky!

I keep my fingers crossed hoping that she will grace my wee little blog with her presence.

She puts the AWE in awesome!
June 26, 2009 11:38 AM
Ty and Whit said...

Kage is the greatest! She has so much energy, great friend, amazing mother, could go on and on and on
June 26, 2009 11:58 AM
Tonz said...

I'm not sure the right words even exist to describe how incredible Kage is. Amazing, extraordinary, and fantastic all come to mind yet still somehow feel like they're not quite good enough to accurately describe Kage. Perhaps the only one that comes remotely close would be Bahooka. Yes, Kage is Bahooka.
June 26, 2009 11:58 AM
kj said...

Knowing, adoring, admiring, loving and being amused by Kage is anyone's gain. Not is their loss. She continues to influence countless souls by her strength, tenderness and talents.
June 26, 2009 12:15 PM
evie parks said...

In case you haven't heard...

K indhearted
A nimated
G raceful
E loquent
June 26, 2009 12:30 PM
This is Carrie said...

Kage is so AWESOME! The bees knees, really.
June 26, 2009 2:07 PM
Rachel H said...

Kage? Oh...you mean THE MOST AMAZING LIFE CHANGING WOMAN I HAVE EVER MET? I mean, Like OPRAH-Life changer here! She is the bomb-diggity. I only had to meet her once to realize that:

1. I would NEVER be the same
2. I could only DREAM of achieving the grand glory of gracious goodness that she so beautifully embodies.

You don't know KAGE?
Soooo. Saaaaad.
June 26, 2009 2:56 PM
Tiffany said...

Kage is: amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, awful, eye-opening, fabulous, miraculous, portentous, prodigious, staggering, stunning, stupendous, sublime, surprising, wonderful, wondrous
June 26, 2009 3:14 PM
Coco said...

im absolutely shocked you dont know who kage is.
hasn't she won awards?
June 26, 2009 4:51 PM
Ashley said...

Kage is the coolest of the cool.
June 26, 2009 5:29 PM
Eric said...

-If you have five dollars and Kage has five dollars, Kage has more money than you.

-Kage can eat just one Lay's potato chip.

-Kage is suing Myspace for taking the name of what she calls everything around you.

-Kage destroyed the periodic table, because she only recognizes the element of surprise.

-Kage can kill two stones with one bird.

-Kage once stepped into quicksand. The quicksand couldn't escape and nearly drowned.

-There is no 'ctrl' button on Kage's computer. Kage is always in control.

-Apple pays Kage 99 cents every time she listens to a song.

-Kage can sneeze with her eyes open.

Phoebe said...

Kage is my mom. Have you ever heard of her? She likes prank. A lot.
June 26, 2009 6:23 PM
Krista said...

Kage?...I think she invented blogging. And lots of other things like beauty, humor, organization, multi-tasking, pranks, singing, and so forth. She might kill you with her boldness and honesty, but she will take over Oprah's life someday soon and her comment on your blog will make you rich.
June 26, 2009 8:18 PM
Linz said...

When Kage entered my life, I knew it would never be the same again. I am forever grateful for her.
June 26, 2009 8:22 PM
Chloe said...

Kage rocks. Or is it rocks Kage? Oh whatever!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pranktastic

So, this prank just fell right into my lap....I wish I had come up with it, but it was just handed to me.

I commented on a blog that I ran across...and my comment was like, keeping it real for this sort of VENT post from a blogger I do not know.

That night, she posted again with this question:

"So, who is this Kage? Does anyone know?"

Well, I know who she is. And I know a lot of other people know who she is too.

So, the call went out, emails, tweets, facebooks, even myfamily. And a pretty good percentage of Team Kage responded.

It made for a really fun Friday, but the girl we pranked, not so happy.

7/1 Update: She has deleted ALL of this:
Want to check it out:

My original (apparently, offending) comment.


"Who is Kage?" Post with comments
(please feel free to add more!)

Blogger's Response, ooh she's mad.


Thanks to everyone who participated. I just wish it had all happened on April 1!

Love, The Chosen One. (She referred to me as The Chose One in one of the above deleted posts)

P.S. "A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents."
~Georg C. Lichtenberg

7/1 P.P.S. She has now taken her blog private. She thinks we are all going to go back and start reading and harrassing her. It was just a one-day prank lady, go about your business, you don't need to take it private. Silly.

It Takes a City

My friends started a business by that name a few years ago. I still love it.

This past week I had a last-minute callback. I had to do a mini photoshoot, so it took a little longer than a regular casting. I make it my policy not to bring Lolly to callbacks, but it was last minute, so I had no choice.

The man who runs the casting studio graciously watched her. He made her a book out of his pile of scrap paper: 3 staples or 4?

Lolly chose 4.

He then guided her through her illustrations. By the time I was done she had 4 very detailed pictures of her pet and her family and herself, all done with black sharpie. She had a big black spot on the front of her white shirt too.

I was so grateful to him for helping me get through the audition and so proud of the progress she has made as a little artist. And she will still wear that shirt this summer because it's one of her favorites, especially now that she has personalized it.

It takes a City.

What the What?

At 11:31 AM today, I will have a 2nd grader?

I have some fun things planned today, including a free small new yogurt flavor at Pinkberry! I think I am going to have coconut.

I have some other fun up my sleeves, and you can participate, shoot me an email!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Third Person Thursday

She wrangled for a casting yesterday.

She wishes she had taken ibuprofen around 3. She is sore. She did not work out in the morning because she knew her job would be a workout, but did not anticipate THAT much of a workout.

She estimates she squatted 100, maybe 200 times yesterday.

She finds baby's behaviors and parent's behaviors and the energy of those little beings endlessly fascinating. In just a few minutes, one learns so much about what's going on in these little peoples' lives.

Stand-out moments from yesterday:

The wiggliest baby she has ever met.
A mom who whispered in her young baby's ear: If you don't smile, I'm going to beat you.
A mom demonstrating blowing in her baby's face to make her laugh and her breath smelling like smoke.
Banana Lemonade for Lunch.
The baby with a ring, bracelet, two earrings, necklace, and the other baby with two ankle bracelets...one on each.
The cuddlers. She loves it when they just settle in to her shoulder.

She's sure there are more to list, but she's still feeling fried from all the madness. She thinks she peed once all day and it took at least 45 minutes to eat her sandwich as she had a bight between babies. But her panini was good, from Swich. She actually took a shower when she got home, first time EVER that she has showered after wrangling...that's how hard she worked!

Her girls came by during the last hour, and the big news was that Phoebe ate a chocolate-covered fried cricket. She thought, hmmm...maybe she needs to be at home more.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Awareness

My sister found a cool website about Epilepsy...I knew Greg Grunberg was an advocate for those with epilepsy, but I did not know about this site.


Check it out:

TALK ABOUT IT

It's always good when Hollywood's backin' you. ; )



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Marathon

A few more pix from the Marathon...our friend made running a marathon look like grocery shopping.




She snapped this pic of me on the Maid of the Mist boat. Yup. I got wet:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Harry Potter!


The whole cast of Harry Potter is hanging out at the Times Square Subway stop.

So, naturally we had a photo op. I love New York. And of course I heart HP.







24 more days....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Seer Sucker Suit


Happy Father's Day.


Father's Day

To My Dad on Father's Day:

What a job it is to raise 4 children! Thanks for letting me be one of them. I know I have been a challenge from the start: (How ya doin' Rat Face?). Thanks for sticking with me. My girls love you so much too...you are a great Papa to them. Happy Father's Day!

And to the father of my children:

Jason, you hold this family together. You have strong broad shoulders that we just willy nilly throw ourselves on. Thanks for being our rock in the storm.

When I watched the Dad in Next to Normal I thought of you a lot, and these lyrics sung by DAN in the musical by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, sum up who you are:

Cause I'm holding on
and I won't let go
I just thought you should know

I am the one who knows you
I am the one who cares
I am the one who's always been there

We love you so.




Saturday, June 20, 2009

Maid of the Mist, you Liar.

There's nothing misty about it. It's a full-on hurricane.

But what about those transition lenses? huh? Hu-uh?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday...I'm road-tripping


Yesterday the rain was back, so we worked on our sign for the Marathon we are chasing in Niagara Falls on Saturday.


MATERIALS:
Glue
Paint
Tissue Paper
Markers
Crayons
Paper
Stickers
Scissors
Paintbrush
Patience










Here's the map of the course:


It looks like there are some side streets we can pull into to park and run out so that we can wave our sign a few times along the way. Rain is in the forecast (of course), so our sign might not be sturdy enough, but we'll try!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kindle Mania

Anna's about to die,

Alexy is going to forgive her, Vronsky is about to pull the...

Her: "OH!

You have the kindle! Is that the kindle?"

ME: .....pause. turn head slowly...."Hi."

Her: "I'm sorry I just, is that the kindle." (glee)

ME: "Yup."

Her: "Do you love it? My friend told me I should get one, because I travel all the time, and how is it?"

ME: "It's great when you don't have to talk about it."

Her: "Oh, I'm sorry, could I just ask you one more question?"

ME: "Just one more."

Her: "Do you buy the books on there or...."

ME: "Either on here or on amazon.com"

Her: "Oh, thanks, sorry to bother you..."

ME: "It's ok, I just have kids so this is my reading time."

I didn't say goodbye. I need to find out if the bullet killed her, I mean him or not.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday...I'm Flexible

This morning I tried a new thing.

No girls, I will not carry jump ropes, bubbles, Kit's pet dog Grace, your toy phone, sunglasses, waterbottles or snacks in my purse. You will carry what you want in your own bag. And you will carry that bag. Not me.

I thought this was a good day to try it because I had a callback this morning and my friend Linda agreed to watch the girls in the park for an hour while I was there.

At the callback, I got a call for 2 more last-minute auditions, which meant I was not going home.

We had lunch. I had this turkey artichoke sandwich on multi-grain bread, the the sauce was like too sweet, I ate it but didn't love it. Just FYI.

I told the girls we could take the train to the next place or walk 20 blocks. They chose walk (with their bags).

And guess what. THEY DID IT.

We played I-Spy for part of it, and then had our usual discussion on cigarettes, smoking and why we hate it, and we stayed on the sunny-side of the street to avoid the June hypothermia.

Then they had to use the bathroom. We were close to an audition studio so we went there, even though my auditions were at 2, totally different places. Hey, it pays to know where bathrooms are! After that we picked up some going-away gifts. The prices were outrageously low (one good thing about the economy), so I ended up getting a heavy load. I HEART Fishs Eddy...and the girls do too! We are going to do serious damage in the years to come.

We hit the first audition and jumped on the subway to get to the second audition. Both were quick and snappy. Their reward for all the good behavior was McDonalds, which they scarfed. And I even passed on ice cream (and the cupcake truck an hour before that)...I'm doing good with my new "diet". Yeah, haven't lost an ounce in 3 weeks. Pretty sure my thighs haven't shrunk (my real desire in this) at all either.

After McD's we headed home. 5ish hours later than I expected. I had only 30 minutes to warm up before my recording session tonight. I had fun singing in the studio, for a demo of a reading I did back in April.

And when that was over, I had Red Mango for dinner. Hey, I'm FLEX.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Improv Everywhere Video

Spot Lolly right after the 30-second mark:



Tuesday...I'm Tired

I am sitting here previewing Adventures in Babysitting.

Sometimes I stumble across movies from my youth and think: "ooh, I used to love that movie, I want to share." And then the movies end up having content that I did not remember. Eg. Home Alone....had a lot of ANGST at the beginning...we didn't love it for the girls. And I think I will need to fast forward through the FRAT party scene of this one.

I love Penelope Ann Miller...hilarious. Now that I have lived through several of my own city adventures, I love watching this. Ok, Vincent D'Onofrio, playing Mr. Dawson/Thor! Awesome. He's so young.

Today I had 2 auditions, and got 2 holds and I have a callback tomorrow. Not gonna lie, this makes me happy, and it's my natural high...when I do well at work.

I am a bit concerned for the apparent ARRIVAL of the swine flu at Phoebe's school. So we are going to do a bit more ditching. Better safe then sorry.




Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday...I'm busy

I am living out of my purse and a large bag.

I switch items between these two bags, and sometimes I am missing my anti-bacterial gel, or lip gloss or my pitch pipe.

But, there is a random Crostini floating around that never seems to get eaten or thrown out.

What ?


And I am carrying around a sweater and a raincoat and an umbrella (sometimes x 3) and I'm sweating and wondering where's the RAIN?

And then it rains like a WATERFALL and I have none of those things.

And I SWEAR I am like checking weather.com the HOUR BY HOUR page....and what's the use of even HAVING that if it's unreliable?

Or am I just reading it wrong?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Talent Show

Phoebe was in a talent show Friday night. She played Duffy in selected scenes from Annie. We tried to make her really orphan-like with dirt and bruises and messy hair. I think we did well.

We lit a cork on fire, let it cool and used the ash to make the dirt. I learned that little trick back in high school.

I had a bruise makeup kit from years ago in my make-up kit, so I pulled it out to make authentic looking bruises. I think it looked good.


The talent show was long. We got to bed 2 hours later then usual. Our girls were pooped.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Robot Head

I don't remember my first ambulatory eeg that much. Maybe because I was only 5 weeks out from HB08.

Yesterday it came flooding back. Scratch-scratch-scratch, push an electrode down in that spot that was just made raw, then coat it with the MOST noxious fumed glue EVER. After that, there is a loud machine that blows air on it to dry it in place. This is repeated several times all over my scalp.

The first time I took the car home and hybernated for 24 hours. This time, I was prepared with a little scarf and I boarded the bus. I was out in public for the first 7 hours of the EEG. I was around a bunch of little kids, none of which asked me about the wires coming out of my head. A few adults asked me about it. I got a lot of: "I'm so sorry." I guess that's just the natural thing to say when someone has a gauzy head?

My favorite two moments of this time:

1. I passed my stylist friend on the street, she was walking with her 4th-grade son. She told me later that he said: "She always wears the coolest stuff." Well, I guess a robot-head would be cool to a fourth-grader.

2. I was waiting for a friend outside a drugstore on Broadway and this woman turned around and looked at me 5 times as she walked away from me. I stared right back at her, because I thought it was so funny that she had to keep looking back. Her expression was always of confusion.

Anyway, I did have a headache for the first few hours, but then I adjusted, and my Pinkberry smoothie helped ease the pain. I was also fairly distracted by Phoebe's talent show last night. It was fun to watch her.


When Phoebe saw me she rubbed my face, asked if it hurt, and told me she loved me. She also informed me that she told all her friends not to pull my chords. And she drew my portrait:

Friday, June 12, 2009

See that?

See that red streaky line down her cheek?


A pretzel did that.

A pretzel that had one bite out of it, and I am pretty sure was being used as a sword.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Third Person Thursday

Their summer read-aloud is The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.


She read across this passage last night with Phoebe on Pg. 160:

"But Kate had spent all her life--ever since her father abandoned her, which affected her more than she cared to admit--trying to prove she didn't need anyone's help, and this was easiest to believe when she was doing what she was good at."

Huh.

She's gonna think that over.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Not Stock Photo, Stolen Photo.

So I have been tweeting for a while. The jury is still out on whether or not this is worth anything.
I have become more connected with a few people that otherwise, I might not have, so that's good...but I still consider it a trial-run. My friend Carrie gave me tons of tips on how to be a good tweeter and her followers grow exponentially each day, so her advise is right on, but not sure if I am following it just right.

Anyway, I have gotten to know an Extraordinary Mom through her tweets, and I was led to her blog. If you have any experience finding me in a random article, brochure, sign, whatever, you will like this blog post.

Read about her Stolen Picture here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Today's Adventure: anthropodino

I learned about this new art exhibit, I think from Mommy Poppins. We went to see anthropodino at the Park Avenue Armory this afternoon. It was a half-day of school. The exhibit was made of some pungent materials. Lolly, (Miss Sensitive Nose) held hers for about half the time. The only thing I smelled was Cloves.









We had fun.