Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fireworks In the Backseat

Monday I had to stop by and pick-up the mail as there was a package waiting for me at our local box.  It was a birthday gift from my in laws.  And a beautiful one at that. 

In any case, it came packed in a box full of packing popcorn and bubble wrap.  Our girls love popping the bubble wrap so I gave them each half of what the box contained.  Now mind you, they were in the back seat of our "Eco-egg" which is a tiny Ford Aspire.  Not a whole lot of space from the front seat to the back seat, if your catching my drift.  Yeah, it wasn't long before my sweet husband's eyes were as big as saucers and wishing I had never given them this plastic annoyance.  But it was we were driving past the different cars, they continued popping the bubbles hoping to get attention.  Sadly, they received none, until we stopped for a red light at a busy intersection.  Oh boy....

They began popping away, as fast and furious as they could.  It was like a full-blown fourth of July, fireworks display in our back seat.  It wasn't long before they noticed they had the attention of at least four cars full of people as well as the people who were walking across the street in front of us, through the Ped-Crossing.  Windows went down in the cars to see what the ordeal was and those innocent people crossing, were now ducking and power walking because they thought for sure there was an all out gang-war going on somewhere close.  The girls got a real buzz from this and then I had to wonder...

Is one of them going to end up an executioner in a local penitentiary turning the dial a little bit at a time just to get a reaction from others?  And will the other be a pyromaniac watching the heart-failure of innocent bystanders in wheelchairs crossing a bridge as the dynamite explodes, thus taking out the bridge.  AND FURTHERMORE, are those innocent bystanders going to be my husband and me? 

I knew I should have never gotten rid of that Malibu Barbie that she loved!  Dang!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Snippets From Syd; Daddy Just Cleaned the Car

Tonight was our Wednesday night Bible study group.  Our girls really like this night as their two good friends from church are there and they have one on one time with them.  Reason #2 - everyone brings a desert or snack food to have after the Bible study, as a sort of fellowship time.  Tonight, upon hubby's approval, I stayed home for some quiet time. 

On her way out the door, our six year old came in and gave me a big hug and told me that she would bring me a goodie home from bubble study.  I assured her that I would be absolutely fine with that.  I didn't give it another thought until she came barreling through the front door upon their return.


Me:  "I'm in the bedroom ladybug."

6 year old:  (swiftly entering our bedroom) "Mommy, I brought you this from bubble study. 

What she handed me brought me to tears and I don't mean tears from being saddened or upset, but rather from laughing so hard that I couldn't breath. 

A "brownie" that she brought home for me that compare, in size, to a nickel.  Yes it was just that small, but she had a REALLY great excuse for it's lack of size.  You see, it kept falling apart all over the carseat so she had to eat what was falling off in order not to make a mess. 

"After all, daddy just cleaned his car."

I thought it was so cute!  This will be something that I won't forget anytime soon - that's for sure!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Killer Katy

Have you ever seen a katydid get so big?
This one is huge.  This is my husband's hand and it's almost as big.
Katydids are only suppose to eat vegitation, but this one ate EVERYTHING including
a nice little helpless monarch butterfly that we thought was safe in the bug box with him. OUCH!  I told you, education is a lifestyle.  Until next time!
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