Saturday, December 22, 2012

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. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

I've always like the singer, song writer Kate Bush. She started in the 80s. She sang a song with Peter Gabriel called Don't Give Up. She was backed by Pink Floyd and even sang Comfortably Numb with David Gilmore on stage. She had a hit song in the movie called, She's Having a Baby staring Kevin Bacon called, This Woman's Work that still to this day makes me cry.

She never made a come back in the US. She had a child Bertie, and wanted to be a Mom for awhile. I don't blame her. Being a mom is so important! Guess what? She did make a come back in the UK.

Here's a song she titled after her son Bertie. This was featured on an album that came out called, Aerial. This album was released in 2005.

Just in 2011 she came out with an album called, 50 Words For Snow. Elton John sang one of the songs on the album called, Snowed in at Wheeler Street. He didn't hear the song before he decided to sing with Kate Bush. I didn't feature this song because there isn't a video for it yet. She wanted her songs to be long; to be able to tell a story within the song.

Here's a new song called, Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe.

The next video is called, Among Angels.  

Want to know more about Kate Bush? You can listen to an interview here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Remote Control Vehicles Are Always a Hit

This week we had our work Christmas party.

We had to bring a $5 gag. I brought a pink golf green set. Mica picked it out at his Jump Rope for Heart event last year. He could pick anything on a table and picked out that! Needless to say, it was never used. I also put in some other random things.

I kept going back and forth from steeling a coffee press with a bottle of wine and a remote control truck. Both were way beyond the $5 item we were supposed to bring. Really it comes down to the fact that people bring whatever they don't use.

Here's what I ended up with:


I knew Daddy would be thinking, "Oh great another thing we own." He's been nesting cleaning and trying to get rid of things.

As soon as I walked in the door with my remote control truck the boys said, "YES! I want to play with that!" Daddy said, "That's Mommy's! She never said you could play with that!" I said, "Yep it's mine." The boys went on and on saying, "That's not fair!"

I smiled and said, "Ok it's yours to share."

It had to be charged for 24 hours, or something crazy like that.

Last night they finally got to play with it. They were driving it like they were both drunk. It was running into EVERYTHING. Daddy the nester was getting all frazzled. I said, "Just go check your email. I'll make dinner. They'll figure out how to drive that thing in no time."

The truck has been the main source of entertainment around here.

How Much Snow Did We Get?

We got 7 inches. It's windy, so power is out at many places. I heard it was out in our neighborhood. We're supposed to get more snow before Christmas.

Mica woke up at 4:30 AM saying, "You said we needed to wake up early." We should have just gotten up then. Daddy shoveled some of the driveway, but not all of it. We hauled our butts out of bed at 5:30.

Daddy scooped, while the boys and I got ready. I made breakfast: Oatmeal with flaxseed and powdered peanut butter, spinach and grapes. I got bacon for the boys. I needed coffee this morning! Daddy has Oatmeal Bread instead of Oatmeal. I don't know what's wrong with him, but he doesn't like hot cereal.

We carpooled across town and to work.

Mica was so excited to be at Grandma and Grandpa's! He picked out some holiday movies and they brought over Legos.

I got to work and the important meeting I was supposed to have, I was thinking, "Are we having it." No one was here, but the boss man and me.

Slowly people started trickling in. We're having it. Good! I would have taken the day off if I had know it was cancelled. It's not.

Two preschool programs were cancelled. Isaak's will still be given in January for one school. At least he didn't practice for nothing.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow + Rain = An Icy Mess

It snowed.

It's not too bad yet. It's supposed to snow more overnight. Then we heard thunder and saw lightening. Snow + Rain = An Icy Mess.

Schools are closing.

I have an important training meeting at work tomorrow. I'm not sure what we'll do as of yet. If I can't get out to go to work, they'll have to suck it up. Possibly maybe Daddy can take off the morning to watch the boys and I the afternoon. Grandma and Grandpa can watch them, but it all depends on traffic if we can get there to drop the kiddos over there, or not. A dilemma.

Let's Dance

This is what Mica does with his friends when they have spent plenty of time playing already. He dances. Isaak complains that he is hot and tired for dancing.

Frosty the Snowman

Almost all the gifts are wrapped. I forgot about 1 and 1 other just arrived in the mail yesterday.

We're supposed to get 4 inches of snow this afternoon. Possibly that could turn into a white out. I'm just hoping I get home from work ok.

Isaak's supposed to have 2 Christmas programs tomorrow. I'm not sure if the one during the day one will happen or not. School might get canceled. We'll see. I hope it doesn't because I begged for that time off, and I have gifts for his teachers.

Before Christmas we'll get more snow; I'm hearing.

We have a dusting on the ground right now. Isaak and Mica thought they could make a snowman out of it. I said, "Sorry son's! You have to wait until we get more."

I'm ok with snow as long as ice doesn't come with it. I hate it when it's cold and windy. Burrrr!!! We do need the moister! That drought we had this last summer has taken it's tole on the farmers. Give us a little snow all winter long. That will be great Mother Nature.

I think Isaak thinks when we make a snowman it will look like this:

I think he'll look a little more like the below picture when he finds out that our snowman skills aren't perfect.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WW: Preschool Crafts {Linky}

Isaak brought home a few crafts from preschool early last week:

He was so proud of his angel. As soon as a complimented him on his beautiful angel, I turned around and could not stop laughing. I was laughing because it's so cute. It's mixed with pretty wings and a rough kid drawing of a face.

Then when the children passed away at the school in Sandy Hook Elementary I looked at Isaak's angel sitting there on our table and cried. He has no idea that his little angel has a new meaning now.

He also made this cute Gingerbread House:

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So...He Likes Father's Day

Isaak's said on more than one occasion that he likes Father's Day way more than Christmas.

Daddy said, "Are you sure you like Father's Day more than Christmas?"

Isaak said, "Yes I do!"

Daddy said, "Are you sure you like Father's Day more than Mother's Day?"

Isaak said, "Yes I like Father's Day more than any other holiday."

I wonder if any other four year olds like Father's Day over any other holiday?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

No Sulking!

This is Isaak last week at the Lowes Clinic. It's a perfect shot of him sulking!

I think the only reason why he was sulking was because I wanted him to hold up the Gingerbread House he made, so I could get a photo. He didn't want to hold it.

Isaak gives us this look a lot. Notice his eyebrows, pouty lip and silver dollar eyes. He really tries to play people with the poor me card.

Last week when the boys got a message from the Portable North Pole, Santa told Isaak to stop sulking when he's upset. This week I've been reminding him not to sulk.


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