Friday, October 24, 2008

Flashback Friday

I saw this on a blog I was "skulking" --does anyone read blogs of people they don't know? I don't follow any (per se) but I do on occasion (OK TWICE A DAY) click on the blogs listed on friends and then go to a blog of someone I don't know, then click on a blog of their favorites and so on and so on and so on. Anyhoo, I do get results and happen across old friends that way, but I do kind of feel like Gladys Kravitz when I do.. I'm drawn to read the innerworkings of people I do not know, yet at the same time repulsed by my own compulsion....

I digress, back to Flashback Friday- If any of you out there remember me when I reigned supreme in my 1976 SR5 Toyota Corolla Sportscoup, (five speed standard transmission, it could go 0-60 in like 15 minutes, it was saweet) please validate me, if you didn't know me then, please validate me with laughter. This picture was taken 20 years ago, back when Boy Bands were unheard of, Bon Jovi had long hair, Rob Lowe was a discrace because of a naughty video, (now similiar videos, well they make you a star) we were still iving in the Reagan/Bush years of peace, prosperity and no inflation, the mall was an important destination, not a necessary evil like today, Thursday night TV included shows I could actually watch with my children now, and I was still planning on dancing on the hood of Whitesnake's car, I had a little fantasy going that I was Tawny Kitaen....What happened to her man? I just googled her and she's nothing like I remember,( I won't even put a link to her- it's that bad!) maybe she peeked to early- ANYHOO DIGRESSING AGAIN- here I go again on my own!

I call this, I love the eighties-Look closer you'll see blue mascara, yes blue mascara. Do they even still make the blue mascara? Should they have ever made the blue mascara?

I'm still trying to figure out Photoshop elements (I aint' much on book learnin') so I can't scan real well, so here's a digital picture of a regular picture- it's not soo awesome, but I'll figure out these new fangled machines one day...

like totally, gag me with a spoon

A couple of fun days

Add crocs to the list of things, I have no idea how our mother's survived without them, actually I wonder how on earth I had three kids before crocs were invented???

Yesterday I went with some friends to a new fun park in the NE Harris County Area. This park has a dirt bike "arena", Skate Park, Cool equipment, a spray park, ampitheater and two and 1/2 miles of hike/bike trails. Also it has clean bathrooms, which to me is amazing. And it's pretty close to my little corner of the world. I took my friend Megan's kiddos and the boy she babysits along with my friend Amanda and her daughter Anoi. It was fun to have every seat in the van full! We met Beautiful Briane and Groovey Gala and it was a great day. Gala took Quentin there with her kids last weekend and I am happy to say it is as cool as Quentin said it was, maybe even cooler! I am so glad that I've made some wonderful friends here in our small town. It sure makes the days fly with friends to play with and laugh with. Gala really is groovy and she keeps such a cheery attitude that even though I try and be grumpy, I just can't when I'm with her! Brianne isn't just beautiful, she's smart and funny too. I shouldn't always focus on Brianne's beauty, all my girlfriends are gorgeous, but she's got that one in a million beauty that kind of takes your breath away, you'll have to see her to understand, it's the whole package, she's super tall-ya know kind of Cindy Crawfordish--I digress-- Amanda and I met last year through cub scouts. Actually we were at a school funtion and she sat down by me and another cub scout mama and she was just so bubbly and adorable we invited her to come to the cub scout rally and now a year later, she's one of my favorites in Crosby. It's funny how as an adult it's not as easy to get A BFF, not like say Alice, her criteria is "anna is in my primary class and in Kindergarten too, she'll be my BFF" Remember those days, you liked someone's shoes and that was all it took to be friends? As an adult you kind of have to have a little bit more of a common ground. But Thanks to Church and Cub Scouts I've met some great women and men who have become my dear friends.
This is Amanda on the zip line- isn't she cool?

Amanda in her cool Paris Hilton Shades, adorned by Mya, Anoi, Keegan and Keegan-
This little thing, spins in circles, it's in the part of the park with the adult equipment.
Another cool Amanda vignette, she made cupcakes for the whole crowd- all total 10 children 4 adults- Have you ever enjoyed a cupcake as much as this little one seems to be doing?

Speaking of BFF's

My friend's Dana and Mellissa (cub scout mama's) go to the community center for aerobics on MWF, and today they convinced me I'd enjoy it too- So I got her royal highness up early, clearly she's not onboard to be going out, but she was a cute little trooper.

Here is some proof I was actually there. To be honest, it was fun, not too hard, but hard enough. A couple of times I wanted to wimp out, but then I'd see the little 80 year old lady kicking her legs higher or her crunches tighter and well I didn't want to be behind the octagenarian.
Hmm, what would freud say? I think in every picture I've posted I'm either wearing my "clown suit" (quoting Aryn Fitzwater) aka my scout uniform, or my scout t-shirt????

Mellissa and I are the Bear Den Leaders, (quentin's group) we have a lot of fun. She's very organized and always on time, I fly by the seat of my pants and am always 5 minutes late, So we complement each other, I'd say her more than me, but we get the job done and with minimal complaints from the scouts.

I met Dana at a Bear Meeting last year, her son Travis is/was in David's den. Dana and her husband Dale are VERY COOL, and very funny, plus they invite David over to spend the night at least once a month (THANK YOU FOREVER DALE AND DANA) It didn't take Dana too long to sign up to be on the Pack Commitee, her official title is "Advancement Coordinator" but she likes to call herself the personal shopper of Pack 264. On a cub scout level, I'm so glad she's involved, and on a personal level, I'm super glad to count the Anderson's as our friends. My friend Connie was the Bear leader last year and she was/is so cool that every boy pretty much brought a friend. We started out with 6 adorable boys and ended the year with 12. The boys LIVE to go to Miss Connie's house and even though they have a different den leader,and they are now webelos and last count we had 16 boys in 4th grade-- we still pretty much always meet at Connnie's place because she lives on like "a million acres" to quote David and there is plenty of room for a quick game of tag, ultimate frisbee or just plain goofing off. Dana's son Travis, Connie's son JT and Jon Lasseigne's (the cool "army guy" who taught the boys to ride a bike) son Ean ("it's the french spelling of Ian" says Ean) are over to spend the night tonight to celebrate the tenth anniversary of David's Advent. The night promises to be filled with tom foolery and video games.

Here's a peekEan, Travis and David- playing a Wii game, step away from the TV boys- Travis brought extra Wiimotes, so nobody would have to take turns, some of the games you can play up to 12 players- pretty sweet!

And here is a new set of Legos from Travis. Travis and David promise it will be put together by night's end (which they remind me will be at aproximatly six am) I hope so, I can just see myself tripping over these tomorrow.

This is cute JT -- He just wants to build right now.

I kind of (well not really) feel bad that I didn't invite all of David's friends, but three extra is a good manageable number. Even more manageable because Robert and the other three kids went to spend the night with his parents. Quentin was supposed to stay home with the party, but the siren call of Grandma Mullens was too hard to resist. He brought his wallet along, in case "grandma wants to go shopping."

I'm fixin' to crank up my I-Tunes and make some paper crafts.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Check out this fabulous Seamstress

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

I saw this on Renee's blog and had to make a link to it. She's giving the costume away to some lucky person who links her blog!!!! I can't imagine giving the costume away and I know at least one little princess who would adore it, but the odds are against us---- Anyway mainly I just want everyone to see her blog, it's FANTASTICAL!!!!

Now that mom has her fancy schmancy seewing machine, perhaps she can start on some costumes for next year's Halloween for Alice and Joely.....
It makes me remember many Halloweens' of the best unique costumes. Mom even let me use her wedding veil when I was the bride of Frankenstein, we never wore masks, but she always did something amazing with makeup. I went to a Halloween party at church and didn't speak, so that nobody knew who I was, she could have been doing this for the movie industry.

I have to find a picture of David's second halloween and Quentin's first, where she made them matching peas in a pod costumes, ADORABLE...

Hope everyone's day is SPOOKTACULAR

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Should I have made him walk to school?

This Blog is about Quentin Michael, aka Quentonius Maximus or Q-bone
This morning was a good morning for Quentin, he was allowed to be the last person to get up. He bathed and dressed quickly. He didn't complain about toast for breakfast, he ate his food and drank his chocolate milk. He was dressed and had his teeth brushed. He gathered everyone's backpacks for them. He was first out the door.
He sat down to wait for the bus when he remembered he forgot his library books. He asked to go back home to get them, I told him to "run like the wind bullseye" or he would "miss the bus and walk to school."
He ran to the house and then walked slow, slower, and slowest back to the bus stop. Which by that point the bus was leaving, I even stalled to complain to the bus driver that my poor sweet innocent Alice had been assualted yesterday. I guess assaulted was a little dramatic, she was "hit" by a mean girl- no other details.
Anyway as we walked back to the house, I told him to keep on walking. He didn't take me seriously, so I thought, what would mom have done? She would have said the same thing, but she would have drove me to school, so I caved. I did however make him sit quietly and read his book, hardly punishment, but I did make him be about 2 minutes late, which was the ultimate torture.
He was late because I was making cupcakes, (see robert I'm learning and planning ahead) I have to make cupcakes for Alice's class party next week, and they have to be orange, my grandma Bowden had an orange cake recipe. I wanted to see if I could replicate it in cupcake form (and I can) and if I needed more batter (and I don't) and if the frosting is worth making (and it isn't) But now I am prepared for next Friday, I'll add food coloring, because the cakes are too pastel and I'll use a frosting can, because cooking the frosting is too time consuming (sorry Grandma, although it is delicioso) and not really worthy of kids who are going to so excited they probably won't eat the cupcake anyway.
I'll post her recipe later. I am going to run the cupcakes over to some pre-school guinea pigs at my friend Gala's house.

Holy Coupons Batman