Tuesday, April 21, 2009

T-minus 5 days

... and loosing my mind by the second.

You see, we're going on a trip and this trip involves 2 toddlers, 16 hours of travel, 2 hour lay over in Vegas... during naptime, landing at 2:30 am our time/9 am England's, and probably lots of Benadryl and bloody Mary's per a friends suggestion. I, for some reason, had it in my mind since we booked this here trip 8 months ago, that we'd do the red eye like we usually do and slumber our way to the U.K., wake up nicely rested yet slightly disorientated with only 4-5 hours until we could recoup from the long journey with a good nights rest. We are doing no such thing. I mentioned that we are landing at 2:30am/9am local time, right? Many of you already know, I don't do the no sleep thing very gracefully. In fact, I seem to transform into some kind of horrible, blood thirsty swamp creature who is capable of taking a grown man's head clean off if I don't get my 8 hours. Or, so I've been told. God help us.... God help us all. {whimper}

Thursday, April 16, 2009

1 & 1/2 butterflies...


yes, one and a half. Your eyes are not a fooln' you. I sure as hell thought mine were though when I peeked in their bungalow yesterday. Sadly, Carle only has one working wing and the other is, well, kind of curled up and I think backwards. He had been dangling by that one sad little wing still half in his cocoon until I finally got up the nerve to pluck him out about an hour ago. 
So now, he's just kind of lying on the bottom of the bungalow twitching. Eric has both working wings but is sad about his partner, as we can all understand. It's kind of tragic in a weird buggy sort of way. I'll just have to try to convince Jake that he just escaped and flew away... Maybe I'll blame it on Grandma.

Honestly, I'm still not sure why they even have to do this. I mean, why? What, being a caterpillar just wasn't good enough? You had to go and turn inside out, spit off your head and still expect everything to just go as planned? Wings are lovely and all but at what cost?! I'm just say'n. I'm sure me dropping you when trying to move you to your new butterfly bungalow had nothing to do with it. Right? [shrug]

This is why you always buy two caterpillars, people! 

Friday, April 10, 2009

1 egg, 2 egg, red egg, blue egg

deep focus and concentration on the task at hand.



Oh, the fun you can have with eggs and food coloring.
Almost as much fun as fingers in food coloring.

addendum:

ok.... I have to note the oversized t-shirt and artist smock (over the oversized tshirt). overkill maybe? food coloring scares me.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Baby's 3!


How did this happen.... Jake turned 3 yesterday and I can't believe it. It just can't be. He was like just conceived, right? [sniffle]

Anyhoo, yesterday we had a party with about a dozen of his closest friends, complete with a Lightning McQueen cake (from the Disney Cars movie), a puppeteer & a bounce house. However, you'll just have to take my word for it because I neglected to take a single photo. Luckily, my good ol' reliable friend Sarah was armed with her trusty camera and was on her A game. Hopefully, she'll send a few my way so I can post them on here for you all. K-thanks.

So, like I said, the party pretty much went off without a hitch. No cake fiascos to speak of (thanks, Vons!). Unfortunately, that makes for some dull blogging.
Happy Birthday, Jakeeeeee!