Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bathroom Faux Pas

If you don't like bathroom stories about kids don't read this.

If you want a good laugh, read it.

Grandpa Spiehs picked the boys up from preschool one day this week. He got Cousin Elijah and Isaak in the car. They were in their car seats and buckled. 

Isaak said: I have to go poop!

Grandpa said: Can it wait until we get home, or do you have to go now?

Isaak said: I have to go now!

Out the boys go. Back into the church. 

A church lady was coming out and said: Oh did you guys forget something?

Elijah said while throwing his arms in the air: Isaak has to poop!

In the bathroom they went. Isaak was in the stall, while Grandpa and Elijah were in the bathroom waiting.

Isaak cried frantically because he thought Grandpa left him. 

When he was done Grandpa wiped him. It was a messy one. He needed help.

Grandpa went to wash his hands right away. 

Elijah was holding the door open and said: Come on Isaak I want to get out of here. 

Isaak (with his pants not pulled up) hops out of the bathroom.

Grandpa went out of the bathroom to escort the 1/2 naked boy back in to pull his pants up. 

Isaak and Elijah were now outside the bathroom and Grandpa still had to finish washing his hands. 

Isaak cried frantically once again about Grandpa leaving him. 

I think they drew enough attention, don't you?

I hope no one got a peep show.


The Cosby Show

Who watched the Cosby Show?

I did. So much so that I wanted my boys to see it. I bought their best hits on DVD. Mica cracks up when he watches it. Proof that it's timeless.

We were sitting around the dinner table. Daddy was talking all big. Meaning deeper than what the boys could understand. Isaak kept interrupting him. He went napless and was kind of being a punk. Daddy was getting frustrated. Mica sort of shook his head up and down like he understood what Daddy was talking about. I knew he didn't.

I leaned over to Mica and whispered: Daddy's a nerd.

Mica said loudly: Mommy said you are a nerd.

I said: I nerd that we love so much.

Mica started cracking up, which lead us all to laugh.

Then Mica said: Our family is so funny! We're like the Cosby Show, only we're white.


Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. 

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. It may or may not include words. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

This week I've been listening to Asa (pronounced Asha).

She's from Lagos, Nigeria. She listened to her father's collection of records from soul to tradtional Nigerian music. Some of her favorites are Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill just to name a some. She fuses pop, r&b, world , funk, soul and reggae.

I really got into listening to her music. I was about to post some of my favorite tunes by her; only to find that she disabled most of her songs for embedding. That mean I can't post many of her songs. I don't really blame her for disabling them. It just stinks because I can't share with you what I listened to. :(

Some of her stuff isn't disabled. :)

Fire on the Mountain

Preacher Man

Friday, November 2, 2012

Trick or Treat Smell Their Feet

Isaak's all about running from the camera these days. Mica's all about posing.

I've posted their costumes on here before. There was the Y Superhero Party and they just randomly wanted to wear their costumes every so often. I bought them last year after Halloween. I should do that again, but I've probably missed the after Halloween specials by now. I've just been too busy.

Here they are on the night of Halloween:

Some of my other nephew's were Batman as well. Emerson wore his Batman costume into surgery on Halloween. Terra had an outfit underneath that said, "Is this a trick or a treat?" Very fitting. He got a bigger G Tube to make feeding him easier, a pick line port to put his chemo in. He got his first chemo drugs. He was cranky and has been throwing up. Let's hope he does well. Halloween wasn't so enjoyable for them. Their Daddy took their big boys, both as Batman out Trick or Treating.

Mica and Isaak had fun. A few neighbors handed them over full sized sodas, or pops (whatever you call it) and full sized candy bars. CRAZY! Isaak was scared of any scary house. Mica claims he doesn't get scared of anything.

Both boys enjoyed splitting up their candy so much. In fact Isaak asked to, "Play that game again." What he wanted to do was to split up his candy again. Daddy and I were both like, "It's already split up Isaak." Isaak didn't want to eat candy because it would be out of his stash. He's a hoarder. LOL Mica on the other hand is always hungry for ANYTHING! He asks for candy morning, day and night.

BTW I'm not looking forward to Daylight Savings Time. It sucks! I hate Daylight savings time! The boys have been needing to go to bed early. Isaak won't nap lately. No nap = PUNK ATTITUDE! When I'm fed up, I'm fed up. Off to bed you go!

Halloween at Art Schools

First off if you didn't check out my fruit turkey post, you have to. Yes I'm in a bossy mood. HA HA Not really. I just think they turned out cute.

I've been to two art schools and worked at one. One thing I know is that Halloween is important to a lot of art students. So important that when they are all dressed up they pay little attention to working on school work all day long. I too get a little restless. I guess I can't blame them.

I work with a few lame butts coworkers that don't dress up. Really I like them most of the time. When most everyone is dressed up and having fun; the ones that don't dress up really stand out. I should back up and say that not all non dresser upers are lame. It's just that if you worked in a place where Halloween was prize worthy and everyone got into it, have fun, dress up. It doesn't have to be a scary and evil costume; like my husband thinks it needs to be. It can just be fun.

For the record I'm lame when it comes to football season. Almost everyone talks about it and I could give a rats butt. I'm not perfect either. I don't join in on that party.

Here's what I was:

There's my FANtastic fan. I made lots of Candy Sushi! Two rows in a 9x12 glass dish and that cutting board was filled to. from 9:30 to 11 it was all gone! My college students were hungry! Their moms and dads don't give them enough care packages evidently. The cutting board my uncle made. Cool right?! I just word a red shirt, black pants, red flip flops, bought an Asian robe and an Asian wig. It beat the close to $100 costume I saw online. I wish I could have spent a lot longer on my make-up. It was much harder than I thought! I won first place for faculty regardless.

I liked this simple costume of Mr. Clean. He works with me. It worked.

Here are some of the students dressed up like loofah's. I love homemade or self put together costumes!

It's hard to tell, but this girl made her costume! It looked like a mascot. It had a lot of detail and it squeaked.

This guy rocked. He's a green plastic army guy. He even made a stand! I just wish he painted his neck green.

Here's a group shot of student winners. A girl that was Medusa, she had fake plastic snakes in her hair. She's the one with green hair. That guy in the purpleish mask was a Joker. He bought the mask in New Orleans. The guy in the pink skirt was a tooth fairy; it said so on his shirt. There is an Opera Singer in the back. The guy with the box on his head is himself. It's a cartoon version of himself. There's Pebbles and Bam Bam in there. Well there's more.

Little school work was done that day! We had fun regardless. I got way over stimulated. When I got home to hyper kids that couldn't wait to go trick or treating I felt done in. I was happy to stay in and hand out candy. Daddy took the boys out and about.

Fruit Turkeys

The week of Halloween was swamped! Swamped at home and swamped at work!

We started the week out by going to the Y for family fitness. That night we didn't run around and play games. Instead we made turkeys out of part of an apple, wooden skewer sticks, and grapes of all kinds. For the eyes we used and frosting and sprinkles. For the gobbler we used 1/2 a grape and a tooth pick.

Since I always put pictures up of the boys I'm going to switch gears and put one up of me for a change. Here's my turkey:

It was fun. Mica really got into it. Daddy really got into it. Isaak decided to only use green grapes on one side and his turkey kept loosing balance. Isaak also got frustrated that we couldn't read his mind to help him. So maybe this craft is good for 1st graders and up. We all enjoyed it though.

Here's Mica working away on his. He always has his tongue hanging out when he's working on something. :P

Here's green grape Isaak:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Camping Shirts

Last week my sister and I made turkey shirts for our little turkey children. The boys couldn't wait to wear them. Even though it's not November yet, they wore them on Saturday. Mica doesn't like to wear Halloween shirts very much. He says, "I don't want to wear that because it will scare the girls." How considerate.

I went over to finish the camping shirts with my sister Terra on Saturday night. Here's how they turned out:

I think they are pretty cute! Terra sewed felt, while I cut felt.

Isaak was a punk and wouldn't let me take pictures of him with his new shirt on.

We're thinking of making snowman ones to. Hey we're on a roll. 5 turkey shirts, 5 camping shirts, what's 5 more? I think they'll be cute because they'll have buttons on them. I had the idea of putting yellow on some parts of the snowmen. Then writing in fabric markers, "Don't eat the yellow stuff!" I love the mixture of cute with crude. My Dad would be so proud! My Mom on the other hand would be like, "No Alissa!" HA HA! Their schools wouldn't like it. My husband thought it was tacky. Dang it's funny to me.  We'll probably just have cute snowmen with no additional concept.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Mica colored this yesterday:

No biggy. Right?

Daddy said, "Mica why don't you tell Mom what that thing is." Pointing at the werewolf. 

I said, "What is it Mica?"

Mica said, "It looks like a monkey that was attacked by a vampire."

Daddy said, "I can just picture Curious George attacked by a crazy vampire."

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WW: New Boots {Linky}

I had to get Mica new snow boots. His feet grew since last year. I had an extra 30% off card for Khols. Off we went to pick out snow boots and clothes for our family picture that will be taken sometime in the near future.

I'm so glad I didn't buy snow boots online. I kind of think they are something that has to be tried on in the store. Mica was locked into one pair of boots. The size was bigger than his shoes. He put them on. I made him run up and down an isle to see if they would fall off. They stayed on. Then I thought, "He may have thicker socks on to." They didn't look too big, but his toes do have room to wiggle.

The Tony Hawk brand was just as expensive as any other. We decided to get them.

Daddy really liked them. He said, "If these boots fit me, I'd steel them."

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Monday, October 29, 2012

The Funny Stuff They Say

Tooth Fairy

Mica lost a tooth on Thursday. He decided he'd write her a letter. It went something like this:

October 25.

Dear Tooth Fairy,

Please give me a lot of money, so I can buy a lot of toys.

Thank you,

Your Friend  

In the car the next day I said: Mica what did your letter to the Tooth Fairy say? 
Mica rattled off his letter.
I said: More money doesn't always equal more toys. There are some toys that are really expensive and some toys that are not. You could get one really nice expensive toy or five really inexpensive toys. 
Mica said: Oh.


Isaak said: Mom why won't you let me have those markers sitting on your night stand?
I said: Because the last time you got a hold of markers you drew on our wood floor! No more markers for you, unless they are washable.
Isaak said: Well I won't do that this time.
I said: Sorry, but the answer is, 'No'. Plus all those markers are mine. 
Isaak said: Uggg!
Runny Like Snot

Isaak was in Mica's space. Annoying him like he usually does. I tried distracting him. 
I said: Isaak I need your help in the kitchen. I need someone to stir this! 
Isaak said: Ok I'm coming. I love to stir things! Pause Why am I stirring this Mom?   
I said: Well it's too runny. I have to make it thicken up with four.
Isaak said: Oh kind of like my snot gets too runny.
I said: Sort of like that. Next time your snot is runny maybe we should try rubbing flour on it. Laughing out loud! Pause. I'm only kidding of course.
 Mango Juice

Isaak said: Mom where does does mango juice come from?
I said: It comes from Mangos.
Isaak said: Oh...the thing that stands on one leg.
Daddy looked strangely over to Isaak and I.
I said: He's thinking of Flamingos I believe. Pause. I decided to work with Isaak's thought that Mangos stand on one leg. Yep Mangos pee out Mango Juice. What color are Mangos Isaak? I thought he'd answer, "Pink".
Isaak said: They are lellow yellow.
I said: Are you sure they aren't pink?
Isaak said: Yes I'm sure they are lellow yellow.
I said: They actually come from a fruit that is green on the outside and yellow on the inside.

I wonder if he envisions a yellow Flamingo that makes mango juice?


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