Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's Baaaaaack....

Yes, it's back again. It's the Lenten season and if you were to pop over to our house at any given time you would probably hear one of us (Lydia included) singing this crazy song.

And should you need one of these deliciously funny singing fish for your own home because you can't bring yourself to belt it out Dennis-style, you can purchase one here. They also have them in Topeka at Kmart.

Friday, February 12, 2010


One of the funniest things I've ever overheard somebody say happened just yesterday while Cade had a friend over. We were in the car and the boys were talking. Friend says, 'You know what to do when a girl likes you and you don't like her back? You know, when you're, like, in college and stuff?' At this point, it's all I can do to not laugh out loud and drive right off the road into a neighbor's yard. (Do they really think girls aren't going to be pawing over them until college?!?) But somehow I keep it together long enough to catch Cade shake his head and look completely confused while I peeked at the boys in my rearview mirror. Friend continues, 'You have to act reeeeeaaaaallllyy creeeeeeepy so they think you're gross.' OK, now my face is contorted into all kinds of crazy expressions trying not to rat myself out and let them know I'm listening in on their conversation. I peek back again and Cade goes, 'You mean something like this?' He then sticks two fingers up his nose and sticks his tongue out. Friend starts cracking up and I think to myself in my best Shrek imitation, 'That'll do, Donkey. That'll do.'

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Exciting News!

OK, now I know it just sounds like I'm bragging, but what can I say? My family is fabulous! The latest is that another cousin, Sarah, just found out that she got accepted into WSU's physician assistant program. How awesome is that??

So, if you see Sarah walking around campus in Manhattan, give her an 'Atta girl!' She deserves it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh Brady, Brady, Brady...

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I NEVER would have believed it.


How does this even happen?

Definitely a
WTF 'Hmm' moment. You can tell by the look on his face that he is beyond embarrassed. And what's more, is why was he even at the line in the first place? This was after the technical foul that Cole got after elbowing (allegedly) James. The whole thing was a joke. But Rock Chalk, Baby! We won anyway!

This just might be a first for me...

Sometime in the wee hours this morning, Cade woke me up complaining of a terrible ear ache. Lydia, too, has been running a fever, had a cough, runny nose and congestion. So we had a two-fer-one appointment with the doctor. Who knew they see siblings at the same time? Certainly not me. Like I said, this is a first for me. I don't ever recall having two sick kiddos at the same time before. So with Cade with a double ear infection and Lydia with possible strep throat (still waiting for lab results at the time of this posting), we were all kinda needing something to get our minds off being sick. Enter the cardboard box.

Why do we and family members spend hundreds of dollars
on new toys when trash is this much fun?

'So, uh, whatcha drawing, Cade?'

'I do it, too!'

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wonderful Family News!!

My cousin, Dani, who I used to babysit all the time in high school (ugh! I feel old!), earned an AMAZING scholarship. Check it out here. We are SO proud and happy for her. WAY TO GO DANI!!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Spotted®: Mater Dei at the Sheffel Theatre Clinic

So I got an email the other day from a friend of ours whose son is also in Cade's grade at school. He sent me a link to view some pictures of the kids on their latest field trip to the Sheffel Theatre Clinic at TPAC. Apparently they do this every year for all the third graders in Topeka. They give them a back stage tour of the theater, tell them about play productions, let them pick out some costumes to play around in and even let them put on some stage make up. When Cade came home he had all kinds of black and red make up on his face. When I asked him what he was supposed to be, he gave me some obscure description of a hurt cowboy or something. I honestly can't remember. I know, I know. Bad mom. Should have listened better. Maybe even should have asked a few more questions...

click here for the photos

You really have to scroll through quite a few of them to get the whole effect.

Yes. That was my son. In drag. In Little House on the Prairie drag. I'm still trying to process this. My only consolation (I guess) is that he wasn't the one in the pink tutu. It was then that I realized that he was doing it for the comedic effect. Really. He'll do just about anything for a laugh. Oh sweet, embarrassing photos to be pulled out when he brings friends and *gasp* girlfriends over. How I love thee.