Fun F/X

We had a blast today at Horizon Fun F/X. It was the usual crew in attendance with us (Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Roger, Aunt Amy, Kaitlin and Trey). Though Alex was initially terrifed of the roller skates, you can see that by the end...at least she had stopped screaming. They also had a huge jungle gym that the kids played on all afternoon! Awwww....sweet sleep tonight :-)


What Puncuation Mark R U?

Jodie had this little quiz posted, and since I didn't have anything of real interest to post, I thought I would give it a shot.

You Are a Semi-Colon

You are elegant, understated, and subtle in your communication.

You're very smart (and you know it), but you don't often showcase your brilliance.

Instead, you carefully construct your arguments, ideas, and theories รข€“ until they are bulletproof.

You see your words as an expression of yourself, and you are careful not to waste them.

You friends see you as enlightened, logical, and shrewd.

(But what you're saying often goes right over their heads.)

You excel in: The Arts

You get along best with: The Colon


Going Green

Today was another big day in Taekwondo, Alex was awarded her green belt! She had her testing on Tuesday and did wonderfully. She has been practicing her poomse and besides leading with the wrong foot, soared through the rest of the program. Here are a few pictures form the testing...

Neck Hit...

Board Breaking...

Showing respect...

Sparring (that's her behind the blue circle)...


So Loved...

Happy Valentine's Day to all!!!


The Pepper Cat

As if this cat wasn't ugly enough, Alex took it upon herself to give Pepper a haircut! The good news is that after a year of trying to teach her to cut...apparently she can now do so. And the haircut I am guessing was a result of Alex getting some unknown gooey stuff all down Pepper's back. I am thinking when she couldn't get it off, she dediced a haircut was the only way to hide the evidence. Poor, poor Pepper!


Return to Neverland

For two years, Alex was obsessed with Dorothy (from The Wizard of Oz). I think we went through 4 costumes at the very least. Halloween lasts all year long in our house! So this past year she has moved on to Peter Pan. Everything is about Peter, Wendy, Tink, Capt Hood and the lost boys. I have to admit being a bit worried when she started tying up all of her dolls. Thought perhaps we had the makings of a little sociopath. Until I realized she was reenacting a scene from Peter Pan.

Of course I searched high and low, heaven and earth to find a Wendy nightgown...only to find that they do not exist. So out of desperation, I asked a friend make a replica. She did (Thanks Naomi) and Alex could not have been happpier with it!!!! I wonder if she will ever take it off...



My friend Julie got me in a game of tag. I thought I was WAY faster than her, BUT, I wasn't looking. So, now I am going to get 7 of YOU!!! Here are the rules:
Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Post 7 random or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
Tag 7 people and link to them.
Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

My list of blogs tagged:

Our Journey to Emma

C Boys

While We Wait

Our Family is Complete

Living Life as a Family of 3

Josh's Adventures

Aidan's Adventures

7 random or weird thoughts about me:

1. I get really cranky when I don't eat. So as a rule, I eat often...and well!

2. I love, love, love to make lists and spreadsheets. I like having things all mapped out. If only I could be that OCD about keeping my house clean.

3. I hate cats...and yes, that includes "The Pepper Cat" as Alex fondly calls her.

4. I have major texture issues. Wooden spoons and construction paper make the list of forbidden items in our home.

5. I can't sleep with a blanket over my feet and go bare foot as often as I can. Including today when it is 30 degrees.

6. I am obsessed with reading the obits.

7. And the Mack Daddy of them all.....I have a huge crush on none other than, Bob Lonsberry.