Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Elf on the shelf...we caught him... Elf's Joy Ride

I love making short little stop motion videos... 
here is this year's elf on the shelf video.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bad Words

Anna at Johnson's Shut-Ins
Scene: Driving home from school yesterday

Anna: I heard a bad word at school. 

Me: Oh, what was the word?

Anna: I can't tell you.

Me: You can always tell me anything, I'm your Mama.

Anna: Well... we were watching a show about the Mayflower and the guy said it several times!

Me: What word did he say?

Anna: Poop Deck (little giggle) He said it many times!

I then went into the discussion about how it was not a bad word just what they called that part of the ship. Later that night told Brian what she said and he thought it was odd that she would think "poop" is a bad word since she and her sister enjoy funny bathroom humor, including the words poop and pee. 

We don't call those words bad, but I have on several occasions after hearing too much potty talk have told the girls they need to be inside the bathroom to say those words. I just can't take pee and poop talk especially at the dinner table.

The girls know it's one way to get a laugh out of Pops (still a big kid). You can always get a laugh from Pops if you say the word "Poop". I'm a bit out numbered in this house! 2 little kids, 1 big kid, 1 adult and 1 dog.... oh poop!

Monday, November 12, 2012

What I'm reading... The Art of Racing in the Rain

I just finished reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. A nice little story about a man's life struggles from his dog, Enzo's point of view. A heart felt story that reminds me just how loyal man's best friend can be. Made me look at my dog, Grocho, just a little bit differently.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

President Obama... a Dad

(All pictures courtesy of Getty Images)
Last night President Obama won the election for the second time and we were very happy with this win. I have seen and heard many people trash him as a president, but I have a deep sense that he is a good man who loves his family and his country and wants to do the very best he can for both. 

The photo above reminds me of Brian and Anna. President Obama is no different than Brian... he is a dad with two girls just like we have. I know he wants his family to live in a strong and healthy country just as we wish for our girls and I believe he will do everything in his power to give his girls, our girls and all the children in America the best for our great country.