Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nightmare on Elm Street

When we can, the boys and I watch an old horror movie from time-to-time.
Nightmare on Elm Street as imagined from Lego parts by Ben.  

Monday, February 27, 2017


Two months ago at Christmas, my cute 9-year-old girl.

Yesterday--a teenager.

Friday, February 17, 2017


And so we played until we had our answer.
But not until there was a two-hour cacophony of noise around this table.  Slow and deliberate investigation is not this brood's style. Strawberries, grape juice and deli meat straight out of the container by the handful--dinner is served with our murder mystery.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


"I was playing Hunger Games in gym, and I hurt my knee."
"Really?  You were playing a game in school that mimics a movie in which the children are pitched against one another in a death match as a sacrifice to the government and is watched as entertainment by the general population?  That sounds like my job."

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Things I'll Miss About Here

Misty morning runs.
I will not miss--the neighbor's dog who would sprint ahead and then amble back wondering why  I was so slow. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day Sort Of

Mother!  Valentine's Day is about LOVE!  Not bones and eyeballs!
Me: "It's for Nicholas."
Them: "oh"
And in his defense, the boys were happy to not have the required Valentine's Day hoopla in class this year, only  to find out that one of Nicholas's classes is going to have "Cupcake Wars" and a party.  And so it came to be that his team decided to decorate theirs in celebration of all seasons, and he picked out Fall/Halloween.  And so the Internet saved me when I went searching in February for Halloween decorations.
My funny Valentines indeed.

Monday, February 13, 2017

While Mom's Away

Grandma Airplane braves the care of the brood.

Even through tornado warnings in Wetumpka!

And crafting weapons from the forest.

And playing the game of Life.
Thank you grandma!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Give a Girl a Piping Bag

And too much frosting, and you get a bit of artwork.

I love girls. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Time Capsule

Not digging a grave.
Boy Scouts is always something new.
I earned an afternoon out with the girls.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Poor Planning

Find the girls invited to an overnight, and gain two additional boys.