Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gobble, gobble

Despite my promises to myself that my kids wouldn't watch so much television, the fact is, they probably watch more than they should. Then again, I truly believe everyone watches more television than the should, but, you know, it's an imperfect world.

One of the nice things about cable television (besides the good reception) is the commercial-free kids channels. Of course, they have accompanying websites with fine ideas of how you can spend yet more time with their network and characters, but how can you argue with something that ends like this:

Chocolate pudding really is delicious. If that rotten turkey baby hadn't eaten all of it, I might be eating some right now.

Look closely - the poor boy has lost his front tooth. A few days later, the other one came out, but that's another story for later.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A concert

Sometimes it's noisy here. I notice this mostly while I'm home alone wondering why it's so quiet. Don't get me wrong, I like the quiet. But, I like the noise, too. I know some day I will really miss the noise. (I'm not so sure I'll miss the mess, but that's another story.)

I can't quite figure out if this is something Suzy figured out herself or if Harry showed her. It seems he had moved on to other noisy things, but I'm glad it's back.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Have you noticed that when school starts, the months magically disappear and before you know it there are ridiculously dressed kids running about the neighborhood begging for treats? I'm convinced that it's magic, and not because of the amount of Harry Potter we've been watching lately, or, um, maybe it is...

It wouldn't be right if I didn't tell you that Harry first suggested that we dress Suzy up as a mandrake (you know, the screaming root plants from the 2nd movie) before he settled in on Hedwig the Owl. Given the below, maybe we should have stuck with the first idea...

Special thanks to my mom, who sewed on more white triangle feathers than I could cut, proving yet again that I am really her favorite.