Monday, November 24, 2008

Tag, I'm It.

Laura at Felt Inspired tagged me. I am supposed to reveal 7 little know details about myself. Here goes:

1. When I was in college, I had a summer job in a resort/vacation area. I lived with a bunch of other college students in a big house. One summer, we drove around the county stealing signs and used them as lawn art in front of our big old run down dormitory-type house.

2. On the complete flip side of #1, I have never smoked a cigarette. Never even tried. Yuk.

3. Since it's Thanksgiving and all, I will confess, I really do not like turkey very much.

4. I hitch-hiked to Carnivales in Limon, Costa Rica with a friend. What's worse, when I asked the driver if he was going to Limon, he said "puede ser." ("Could be.") We foolishly got in anyway.

5. I have a schoolgirl crush on Rafa Nadal, the Spanish tennis player. Only my son Joey seems to remember/know this and he reminds me every time he sees his face in the news.

6. I knew what sex both my biological kids were going to be, but we told everyone we didn't know because we didn't have the test done.

7. As long as I'm going for full disclosure...I knew that my husband was going to propose to me Christmas of 1996 because I noticed that the ring my grandma gave me was gone from the jewelry on my dresser. Since I rarely loose anything (okay, I should say lost since that was pre kids), I knew he had to have taken it for sizing. This is the first time I have admitted this to anyone, anywhere. I'm curious to see if it gets back to him. I think after 10 years of marriage, it won't be such a let down at this point! (UPDATE: He found out now. I think he was a little bummed.)

Hmmm, that wasn't as bad as I thought....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On THIS day, at this singular moment...

My children were able to witness history in the making!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This was our first Halloween in a new house and a new neighborhood. Since Halloween in our old neighborhood was THE event of the year (600+ kids--you would actually get "stuck" in the whirlpool on the sidewalk), this year felt much more subdued. The kids were happy to trick or treat for a little while and then return home to eat chili and watch the movie Goonies.

Sammy started the day with a Halloween parade and party at preschool. (Lily joined in too!)

I think the following picture of Sam singing a Halloween song captures his 4 year old Halloween excitement.

Lily enjoyed Sammy's party and the accompanying sweets.

Ten minutes after slathering Joey with clown makeup, he complained that it was itchy and it bothered him. Perhaps this is the reason they didn't last too long trick-or-treating. He wanted to come home and wash his face.

I think the whole ensemble works though, doesn't it?

Lily looks like she's seen a ghost!