Friday, February 23, 2007

Lighting Deals

I went shopping today and found this super-cute Hello Kitty rice lamp for only $3.49 at Target! It's normally $12.99! Anna was telling me just the other day that she wished that she could everything that is Hello Kitty. Well, now she's one lamp closer!
This is our new entry way light. I got this at Ikea for only $17.50! It was half price because the box was dented! I think it's WAY better than our old light, and the price was just a fraction of what we would have paid at any other store!
Yes, this is our old light. Danny and I didn't like it at all, but Anna just LOVED it! She tried her hardest to keep us from taking it down, but of course, we prevailed. If anyone wants it, it's yours!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Movie Reviews (I'm copying Missy)

So, Danny and I decided to subscribe to Blockbuster Total Access. It's so great! We don't go to the movies very often, so there are always A LOT of movies that we have to catch up on! Also, Anna loves Hello Kitty, and she can rent all the Hello Kitty movies out there, which is somewhere around 30! Well, we've rented a lot of movies recently, and we would like to recommend a few.

RV: This movie is hilarious! If you love slapstick comedy and Kristen Chenowith (sp?) then you'll love this movie!

Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time: Anna and Tommy give this one 2 thumbs up! Tommy learned to say "rewwa" (short for Cinderella) from watching this one. The plot is pretty thin, but if you love true love prevailing in the end, then this one is for you!

Shaolin Soccer: Kenny recommended this one to us a long time ago, and we just got around to watching it. It's so funny! It's action-packed with soccer and martial arts, and plenty of Chinese wit.

Others worth seeing are: Invincible, Goal!, Nacho Libre, Click, Curious George, and Open Season.

Those NOT worth seeing are: Mission Impossible 3, and Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World (so boring that even Anna didn't sit through this one!).

Friday, February 16, 2007

Anna Knows Best

Yesterday, Anna came into my room and announced that she couldn't go to school because she had Strep Throat. I looked at her like she was crazy, and then checked her temperature. It was normal, and she had no symptoms other than a sore throat. I sent her to school, but when she came home, she said her throat hurt worse and her eyes were all itchy. I thought that it must be allergies, and gave her some allergy medicine and sent her to dance class. At around 10pm we heard Anna crying in her room, so we went and checked on her. She said her throat was hurting so bad that she couldn't sleep. That sent up some major red flags, so we grabbed the thermometer to check her temp, but the darn thing decided that after almost 6 years of service that it was time to quit! I told Anna that we would go to the doctor first thing this morning, and she agreed quickly (which is quite unusual because she HATES going to the doctor!). Well, lo and behold, we went to the doctor this morning and Anna has a bad case of Strep as well as Pink Eye! I should have listened to her on Thursday morning when she told me that she had Strep. Goodness knows she's had it enough to know what it feels like!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Remarkable Flowers

Missy asked me how my plants were doing, and I thought
I would show you. I can't believe this bulb actually bloomed! I thought for sure it would die, but apparently, it's quite resilient! So far, none of my flowers have died. My big bush bounced back into shape after all the ice melted, but a smaller bush that was planted in front of it was flattened, and I'm hoping it will begin to grow back in the Spring. Hopefully, my plants will not suffer any lasting damage from all this ice and snow, and I'll have beautiful Spring pictures to share with you!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Once There Was A Snowman...

I can't remember the last time I built a snowman, so I decided to go outside today and give it a try. It ended up only being about a foot tall, but don't you think it's cute?
Tommy had never seen a snowman, or in this case, a snowgirl, so he was quite intrigued by it.
As you can see Tommy is wearing only a fleece shirt and pants, sandals, and my gloves! Believe me, it was a struggle to get that much clothing on him! Right now, he's asleep on the couch in only a diaper! Needless to say, he didn't last long outside today!

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!

Ahh...the beauties of snow! It started snowing yesterday a little before 3pm, and didn't stop until 7pm. We didn't expect much more snow, but when Tommy woke up at 3am, I looked outside to see thick, falling snow! The picture above is a picture I took before I took Anna to school this morning. I was glad I did, because as soon as I stepped on the street, I discovered that it was not snow, like it looked, but ice! So, I prepared myself for a slippery drive to Anna's school! To begin with, our alley was an icy mess, so just getting to the street was trecherous! We got to the street and inched our way along. Our 3 minute drive turned into an almost 10 minute drive! We saw lots of interesting things along the way, such as a Hummer, who thought he was above it all and could drive quickly, slipping to a stop at a stop sign. Serves him right. And 3 kids, who were walking to school, fall on their little behinds as they tried to walk on the icy side walks! Poor kids. What an interesting morning! The picture above is one I took this morning, and the picture below is one I took yesterday at 5pm.
And last, but certainly not least, Anna and Tommy outside this morning. They wanted to be outside and LOOK at the snow, but they refused to touch it, and certainly didn't want to play in it! Two minutes outside for a picture was enough for them!