Saturday, March 31, 2007

Still Makes Me Smile

Spelling to get into Heaven

A woman arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the gates.

She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her "Hello - How are you! We've been waiting for you! Good to see you."

When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, "This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?" "You have to spell a word," Saint Peter told her.

"Which word?" the woman asked.


The woman correctly spelled "Love" and Saint Peter welcomed her into Heaven.

About a year later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day.

While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband arrived. "I'm surprised to see you," the woman said. "How have you been?"

"Oh, I've been doing pretty well since you died," her husband told her. "I married the beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were ill. And then I won the multi-state lottery. I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a huge mansion. And my wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation in Cancun and I went water skiing today. I fell and hit my head, and here I am. What a bummer! How do I get in?"

"You have to spell a word," the woman told him.

"Which word?" her husband asked.


Friday, March 30, 2007

P.ssed Off Momma

Since this is a blog for my children, occasionally I will post my thoughts on different items. I write stuff like this and don't always put it out... but I'm tired and pissy and this really bothers me. This one is on an article I read in the Palm Beach Post. I will quote it here because the link is likely to disappear in a week:

Donna Casasnovas understood the consequences of a shortage of emergency room specialists months before the Palm Beach County Medical Society released the results of its study earlier this week.

She might not have known that the 14 area hospitals have struggled for years to find enough surgeons for their ERs, or that new trends were emerging in the county's crisis that would be detailed in the report.

What the Royal Palm Beach mother knows is that her four children no longer have a father. Her husband, Enrique Casasnovas, 39, had begun vomiting blood in the middle of the night Dec. 23 and was rushed to the hospital.

But on Dec. 23, Palms West Hospital didn't have a gastroenterologist - a doctor specializing in the digestive system - who could treat his internal bleeding. Neither did any other hospital in the county.

Hours later, Casasnovas was transferred via ambulance to a hospital in Broward County, where, upon arrival, he had a heart attack.

"This is a health-care delivery crisis," said Dr. Jean Malecki, director of the Palm Beach County Health Department. "It's totally inexcusable."

The problem is not a new one, but the medical group's report sheds light on its breadth. The Palm Beach Post exposed the ER doctor shortage in 2004, when a Lake Worth woman died after being unable to find a neurosurgeon in the county willing to treat her stroke.

Still, area hospitals continue to struggle to find enough neurosurgeons, hand surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and other specialists to work in the ER.

I am horrified by what happened to this family, but I'm frustrated by it as well. Horrified because that could have been me and my family... frustrated because people just don't get what's happening and why... This is a long rant and the rest will be put in "More pawprints"

Sleep? What's That?

Tot has been sick. In 3 nights I have totaled 9 hours sleep. Post? What's that? Here are some links a friend sent me... I do not feel like making them hyperlinks, please just copy / paste into your browser.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Still Alive

I am not sure why the tomato plant is still alive... but it keeps on ticking. It has great tasting tomatoes! My neighbor has gotten to were he hops the fence and takes a few. Even he doesn't understand why it hasn't stopped producing by now.

Yaa it looks horrible...

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Only other problem is that the squirrels have discovered them as well. Sigh...

Feeling Left Out

Am I the only person that didn't know that the stamps were going to be raised in May to 41cents? The only good part is that you can vote and try to get your favorite Star Wars character put on it. I'm not kidding. And if you can remember enough of your Star Wars trivia... you might win a trip to Los Angeles for a Star Wars convention or ebay money for Star Wars junk.

Go HERE to vote and enter the sweepstakes. Keep me and the kids in mind if you win!!!!

If you have some time to waste... HERE is a good spot to get spoofs on Star Wars... enjoy!

UPDATE: Fixed link... thanks Sis!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday


A visitor from Holland was chatting with his American friend and was jokingly explaining about the red, white and blue in the Netherlands flag.

"Our flag symbolizes our taxes," he said. "We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bill, and blue after we pay them."

"The same with us," the American said, "only we see stars, too."


A man walked into the tax collector's office and sat down and smiled at everyone. "May I help you?" said the clerk in charge. "No," said the man.

"I just wanted to meet the people I have been working for all these years."


A stockbroker received notice from the IRS that he was being audited. He showed up at the appointed time and place with all his financial records, then sat for what seemed like hours as the auditor pored over them.

Finally the IRS agent looked up and commented, "You must have been a tremendous fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." "Why would you say that?" asked the broker.

"Because you've made more brilliant deductions on your last three returns than Sherlock Holmes made in his entire career."

More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Richmond is always putting out brain teasers... I couldn't resist putting this one out.

Brain Teaser

See If You Can Figure Out What These Words Have In Common.......


As Richmond does...
the answer will be found later in the comments.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


My boys have a whole set of kitchen pots, pans, dishes, vegies, and more. They love to 'cook'. Only thing missing was an oven and stove top. The stove top has been solved! While I was out getting the boys, Mammaw found the construction paper, the tape and the container I was moving the 'cooking' toys into that day...

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The boys love it! I can't believe how imaginative my mom is and why she didn't pass it on to me!!!

New Trucks

My kids don't need a lot of toys. In fact, I'm giving them away by the boxful. But there was a toy that was perfect and Mammaw bought it for them... Toy Trucks. Not just any toy trucks. Trucks that could be pushed down the road, loaded up with rocks and dirt, and deposited on my driveway. Yep... perfect.

Just down the road, our neighbor had some dirt dumped by the road... just enough left to keep my boys entertained:

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And the race is on... Tot is in the lead!

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Now Tater (look at that wind blown hair...):

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They still take those trucks on our walks. Wonder if I'll ever get them back on their bikes!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Stealing from Others

I found some posts that made me laugh out loud last night...

First this one from GuyK about Grandparents

And on a trip through Eric's I found THIS POST on boys and their activities as kids.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spam Humor

My nephew sent me


and I thought it expressed my feelings exactly!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Mammaw Has Flown the Coup

It has been depressing here today. Mammaw left to go home. Hopefully, I will be in the mood to post more tomorrow night. I have some great pictures and enjoyed her visit more than I can put into words. Trust me, I have tried to put into words. I want my boys to read this in the future and understand... later... I'll try again.

Mammaw, I miss you and I love you.

Question On Old Bottles

Hello Blogworld... my BIL has the following question:

I have been trying to get info about a Coke a Cola Bottle I found in Grassy Sound NJ. This bottle has the logo on it but is not the regular and unique shape it is today, (glass), can anybody help?

Anyone know of any good websites, books or the like? Please send me an email or put it in the comments! Thanks!!!

M & M's Space Adventure

Needed some humor and this did it for me:

To see it, click this link:

vw bug in Space!

To send a card, play games or make your own M&M'S character, visit Become An MM


- Mbassador of Planet M&M'S -

Mammaw Leaves Today

It's been different this time. Usually I have visitors and after 3 or 4 days I want them to leave. Whether it is my family or my friends. I do not do well with visitors. This time it was different. I'm not sure how or why. I have tried three or four times to write down how it was dissimilar to other times and nothing comes out right. I have had a good time with my mom. It has been very enjoyable to talk to her, to play with her and to see my kids interact with her.

I love you Mom.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Two People Afraid of Heights and...

Nothing like getting two people afraid of heights, one with vertigo and the need to get up high. Yaa. I decided to put my Hubby's bottle collection on the shelf around the pantry. This required me to go up the ladder and my mother to hand them to me. I'm shaking as I reach down, she is shaking as she has to look down at the floor and put her hand up. Both of us hoping we don't drop any. Happy no one with a video camera is lurking around. With all the difficulties, I think it turned out great. Here are a few pictures:

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Was sent some funny 'buttons' and thought I would share them with you...

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More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

h/t to Ogre and Basil

This made me laugh out loud!!! My blog is NOT banned in China. It might be after this post... Guess I'm just not political enough. Or they like my humor.

Go HERE to see if your site is banned.

Let me know!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mammaw Sees the Zoo

This weekend we decided to take the family to the zoo. The kids took their cameras and we made sure we had the stroller and Mammaw. There was a definite seating arrangment in the van. Mammaw had to sit in the back with the boys. Per the boys. GRIN.

Here is Tot giving me a heart attack... I turned to take this picture and then realized what would happen if he dropped his camera.

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Here is a bird that Mammaw pointed out was on the wrong side of the fence:

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Tot is still using that camera:

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Some fun statues to crawl all over:

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And this was very appropriate... the last exhibit before leaving the zoo...

The End

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Mammaw Sees Tot at Gymnastics

Mammaw got the opportunity to see Tot at his gymnastics class. The pictures did not turn out that well... but it is to help us remember what he did. How he has grown up and is out of the Tumble with Mom and in the Tumble Tots... no parents allowed. He is very good at all the activities. I'm very proud of him.

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Time For Celebration

Today Tater gets to take his cast off. Except it ended off yesterday. While Hubby and I were on our date, Tater broke a strap on his cast. We plan on making cupcakes, go shopping and have a generally good time. The hardest part is that Tater must keep his tennis shoes on at all times except bath and bedtime. My boys have gotten were they like to go barefooted. Just two more weeks and he can go barefooted. He can get shoes off a lot easier than a cast. We'll see how it goes.

They were running an hour late at the foot doctor's office when we finally got the news about his cast. I decided since my camera was still in my purse from Tot's gymnastics... I would take some pictures... notice the tic-tac-toe and tie fighters...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Problem Commenting

I finally got 30 minutes on my PC and I can't comment. Seems is having problems this morning (and last night). I was going to tease Bou about the temperature being in the 40s last night while she was camping... but couldn't comment. And I tried a few others... caltechgirl, physics geek, bad example and the list goes on. Of course, I just gave up on commenting... forgetting bloggers and others could get comments. I'm here... I'm reading you, instead of posting. I'll be back tonight.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Need More Time

Have some great pictures and stories. Hopefully I can get them written up tomorrow. I'm tired... later...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Mom, I Don't Need Mom

Seems that Tot has decided that staying home with Mammaw is the best thing in the world. He much rather play with her than go in the car with Tater and I. I took Tater to preschool and the doctors without Tot in tow.

He has Mammaw wrapped around his finger. She played CandyLand with him while I was running Tater all over and she let him cheat!!! My MOM???? There are advantages to being a Grandmother. At least Tot and Tater cheat differently. Tater bends the cards so he knows which ones are the good ones. Mammaw tells me that Tot just takes them out of your hand and says "I got the Peanut One" and moves his piece.

Can't wait to see how things go today.

Who Needs Toys?

Why bother buying toys for kids? Just buy something for yourself and give the box to the children.

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After I put the camera away, he actually turned himself around in the box and you could see two blue eyes peering out at you.

Fun was had by all.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Getting Ready for St. Patty's

And now some Irish Jokes!

Definition of an Irish husband: He hasn't kissed his wife for twenty years, but he will kill any man who does.
Murphy told Quinn that his wife was driving him to drink. Quinn thinks he's very lucky because his own wife make s him walk.
The late Bishop Sheen stated that the reason the Irish fight so often among themselves is that they're always assured of having a worthy opponent.
An American lawyer asked, "Paddy, why is it that whenever you ask an Irishman a question, he answers with another question?"

"Who told you that?" asked Paddy.
Question - Why are Irish jokes so simple?

Answer - So the English can understand them.
Reilly went to trial for armed robbery. The jury foreman came out and announced, "Not guilty."

"That's grand!" shouted Reilly. "Does that mean I can keep the money?"
Irish lass customer: "Co uld I be trying on that dress in the window?"

Shopkeeper: "I'd prefer that you use the dressing room."
Mrs. Feeney shouted from the kitchen, "Is that you I hear spittin' in the vase on the mantle piece?"

"No," said himself, "but I'm gettin' closer all the time."
Q. What do you call an Irishman who knows how to control a wife?

A. A bachelor.
Finnegin: My wife has a terrible habit of staying up 'til two o'clock in the morning. I can't break her of it.

Keenan: What on earth is she doin' at that time?

Finnegin: Waitin' for me to come home.
Slaney phoned the maternity ward at the hospital. "Quick!" He said. "Send an ambulance, my wife is goin ' to have a baby!"

"Tell me, is this her first baby?" the intern asked.

"No, this is her husband, Kevin, speakin'."
"O'Ryan," asked the druggist, "did that mudpack I gave you improve your wife's appearance?"

"It did surely," replied O'Ryan, "but it keeps fallin' off!"
Did you hear about the Irish newlyweds who sat up all night on their honeymoon waiting for their sexual relations to arrive?
My mother wanted me to be a priest. Can you imagine giving up your sex life and then once a week people come in to tell you the details and highlights of theirs?
Father Guffy roared from the pulpit to his parishioners: "The drink has killed millions-- it rots their stomachs and they die in agony. Smoking has killed millions--it coats your lungs! and you die in agony. Overeating and consorting with loose women have also killed millions..."

" 'Scuse me, Father," hollered Reagan from the back, "but what is it that kills the people who live right?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

A casual conversation between Husband and Wife:

Husband: When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?

Wife: I clean the toilet bowl.

Husband: How does that help?

Wife: I use your toothbrush.

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house. She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, "Honey, pack your bags. I won the lottery!"

The husband said, "Oh my God! What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?" "Doesn't matter," she said. "Just get out."

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pictures Tot Took

Each boy got a camera. Phew. And here is a sample of Tot's picture taking:

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I wonder why my boys like taking pictures of feet?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Pictures Tater Took

Mammaw brought cameras for the boys.

Here is a sampling of pictures that Tater took (Tot's will be shown tomorrow):

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I was tempted to post the pictures of Dad. He only had one that the head was actually included. For some reason Tater kept cutting his head off. Then again, the picture he took of himself is an interesting angle. ;-)

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Mammaw arrived yesterday DESPITE her flight not being listed on the airport screens. yaa. I was in a panic. I was happy when I accidentally saw her coming up the ramp to head towards the baggage area. Yipee!!!

She came bringing gifts. The boys got some Fisher-Price cameras. I'll post pictures later.

Friday, March 09, 2007

It's Almost Time!

Mammaw arrives tomorrow. My house is still not picked up. I have the boys sheets to clean, the floor to mop, toilets to clean, laundry, play date this afternoon and the list goes on. Repeat daily but add the stress of my mom is coming!!! I'm excited but would love the house to look good for her. Sigh. At least she will understand I have 2 young boys and a hubby. ;-)

Just to make you smile, I have this picture of Tot:

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Saw The Launch

Wow. That was awesome. I tried to take pictures but forgot to set my camera up to do it. I have 4 pictures. 2 of trees and 2 of total blackness. Wow. Wow. Definitely worth staying up to see.

From SPACEFLIGHT website:

0311 GMT (10:11 p.m. EST Thurs.)

T+plus 87 seconds. The vehicle has broken the sound barrier.

0311 GMT (10:11 p.m. EST Thurs.)

T+plus 60 seconds.

0310 GMT (10:10 p.m. EST Thurs.)

T+plus 30 seconds. The 19-story rocket is roaring into the night on the thrust of its RD-180 main engine. Good engine performance reported.

0310 GMT (10:10 p.m. EST Thurs.)

LIFTOFF! Liftoff of the Atlas 5 rocket on its first mission for the United States Air Force, launching six technology demonstration satellites to blaze a trail for future missions in space.

Atlas Launch Today

My hubby sent me a note to remind me that the Atlas Launch happens today:

Date: March 8, 2007
Window: 9:37-11:42 p.m. EST (0237-0442 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida

The information above and more can be found at THIS SITE!!!

This is what the site said at 12:30pm EST:

It is launch day for the Atlas 5 rocket. Weather conditions are beautiful and ground crews are getting ready to start the countdown for tonight's planned 9:37 p.m. EST blastoff.

I hope I can stay awake and see it launch. I might even have to wake up the boys if it really is going to take off.

Pictures From Dentist Visit

Since I'm not going to have time to post tomorrow... here are some cute pictures of Tater at the Dentist. First couple were taken with my camera phone:

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After all the work, the only visible cavity filling is silver:

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Like mother like son. Sigh. Poor Tater has inherited my bad teeth.

Dentist Day

Very busy. Yesterday I left the house at 8:20am and didn't get back until 2pm. Today we take Tater to the Dentist to get his cavities filled. And on Saturday morning Mammaw arrives. I'll bring paper and pen and try to write down some of the stories! By the time I get home I forget half the cute things the kids have done.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I am entitled to this emblem after taking a test to see how manly I am (h/t to mellow-drama):

From taking THIS QUIZ... And I have to laugh, once I figured out how to page down and read the rest of the results of the quiz... my favorites are:

Prostitutes charge you double, if you're lucky, and you're happy to pay it.

It is complete and total chance how long you could survive in the wild. If you found a raspberry patch and the temperature was a steady 72 with no mosquitoes, you might live for a week. That's the best case scenario.

Go ahead, take a chance at the quiz. I have considered taking it again... I was distracted by Happy dog and the plumber when taking it. I missed a couple of the timed tests because of this. Then again, 52% manly is fine for me. ;-) Let me know what you get!

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

1. Sag, you're It.
2. Hide and go pee.
3. 20 questions shouted into your good ear.
4. Kick the bucket
5 Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over.
6. Musical recliners.
7. Simon says something incoherent.
8. Pin the Toupee on the bald guy

1. You sell your home heating system at a yard sale.
2. You have to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them.
3. You change your underwear after a sneeze.

1. Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.
2. You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.
3. Getting a little action means I don't need fiber today.
4. Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.
5. An all-nighter means not getting up to pee!


Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctr Alt Delete' and start all over?

Just remember,if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

If raising children was going to be easy,it never would have started with something called labor!

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Boys and Bras

I had to laugh when I saw AWTM's dilemma of shopping for undergarments with children. It brought to mind last Friday when I had to go bra shopping and Tot was dragged along with me. We ended up in Victorian Torture... oh wait... Victoria's Secrets.

They have a very limited selection in my size, so I didn't think it would take long. But it took just long enough for Tot to grab my T-shirt and head out of the dressing room door. No salesman in site. I had to see if I could reach him without the door closing. What seemed to me to be a thousand minutes only lasted a minute or two. And I think only one or two customers got an eyeful of me in shorts and a bra. Luckily I got Tot back in before the door closed... silly things lock automatically. I could see me having to walk around the store trying to find one of those annoying salesman to open it. Sigh.

Rub My Belly!

Who could resist this cute little belly?

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Mamaw Is Here In 5 days

It is amazing if you are sick one week how things pile up around the house. I am now scrambling trying to get everything ready for Mamaw to get here on Saturday. Even my posting is suffering. First because of sick kids and me, now because every waking moment is spent trying to clean the house with ammonia. No way is my mom going to blame me if she catches a cold. It's going to have be something she got from the airplane!

Talking about airplanes. She wanted to know what was prohibited in your carry-on luggage. I knew there was a site for it and I found it.


Life has certainly been entertaining over the last week... hope your week this week is slow and fun!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Why Are Stop Lights Red?

Kids have the ability to know what you are able to answer and what you can not. I can tell my kids why the sky is blue, but I had no idea why stop lights are red. Guess which question Tater asked me on the way to preschool? yaaa... Why are stop lights red. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Then I found this SITE and it said:

Red, the color of blood, proved a logical choice for the stop signal, as for thousands of years, this color forbade danger. The color alone, railroad engineers reasoned, should give people cause to pause, to abide by the signal, and to stop or suffer the consequences of death and destruction.

Since nothing else gave a better explanation... that was the one I used with my son. Sigh... why can't they ask something I can answer right on the spot???

Friday, March 02, 2007

What Not To Say

Ever think that maybe the wrong words come out of your mouth at the most inappropriate moments just to annoy you. The worst part is you don't realize you did it until it is pointed out to you? Ohhh... is that just me?

My friend, Sticks, came by last week. While she was here... she got all 'dolled' up to meet with her boyfriend.

Now a little background before I tell you what I said... I have known Sticks forever... or close to it. When I met her she was literally skinny as a stick, long hair and absolutely fun to be around. Still is fun to be around but she has changed. After she got dressed for her date, she had filled out in the right spots... yes I'm talking butt and boobs here (ie she has some now), cut her hair to a beautiful look... and really reminded me of a 'lady'. In every sense of the word. Ready for what I said to her????

I said she looked ... Mature.

yaa... She got this funny look on her face and then explained to me what she heard. Uhhhhh. She has it in THIS POST as well. Guess you will be seeing some pictures of me in the future. And yes, I probably deserve it.

I will still think of her as a young immature teenager for the rest of our days... so BLHHHHHHHHHHHHh

Bunnies and Tie Fighters

The first picture is a bunny (NOT the Easter Bunny - or so Tater told me in a very loud voice) with a carrot. That is the Bunny's hand around the carrot.

I lucked out because I thought it was the Easter Bunny and asked him if that was it. With the rounded ears... it was really hard to figure it out. I just got corrected and told it was a Bunny. I also guessed the carrot correctly. Still, at 4 years of age, not bad. Certainly better than anything I could draw!

The Tie Fighters were a give away to anyone that knows my boys. The dots are the guns. He is starting to add details to pictures and I think it is great. He even told me it was the 'Advanced Tie Fighter' and the 'Tie Fighter'. Yaa. He knows wayyyy too much about Star Wars for never having seen the movies.

Hopefully later I will have some amusing stories about phone calls, and other items on Star Wars Legos. The lego game and the lego pieces you can buy.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Name That Picture

Seems Tater is becoming quite the artist. Of course, being his mom... I recognized both pictures right away. Curiousity got the better of me and I'm wondering if you can figure out what Tater drew.

picture 1:

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picture 2:

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Good luck. I'll post the answers tomorrow.