Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Theaaar Was A Bahher in the Hiwaaay.

Well, not the highway, but I couldn't resist. The bear was in a tree behind Mom and Dad's house last night. They let it go. Poor thing was looking for the town pool we have decided and got suckered into going to the wrong pool. He chose the pool next door to their house without water in it.

Well, Dad says the pool does have water, but it's nasty.

Now, I just know that there is a clan of jock bears across town, laughing at Dorky Bear for falling for the the "pool gag" as they were swimming around in the refreshing Country Club pool. They shouldn't have given Dorky Bear the wrong directions.

Dorky Bear might just go postal on those jocks.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Let's Catch Up...

Seven has been a bit of a handful this week. Not baaaaddd, but not his typically easy going self. His upper teeth are trying to come in, which has meant a little trouble sleeping, and a little neediness when it comes to Mommytime. Unfortunately, Mommy has been busy trying to keep up with the emails flooding in about wanting to help with Operation Baking GALS. But I do try to play with him as much as I can.

Like yesterday...we played in the backyard for quite a while. He loves being in the grass, and especially loves dirt. Likes to feel it, throw it, and eat it. We have a palm tree in the foyer that he will NOT leave alone. I swear, we must vacuum the dirt off the floor 3 times a day thanks to that plant.

Well here's a little glimpse of the big man to keep you in the know...he's changing everyday. I can heardly believe he's almost a year old already. Where did the time go?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happenings Around the House...

Rainbows. Geniuses. Bakers. Blimps.

All this week. So it was a good week.

Start with the Rainbow. We had a doozy of a storm roll through late one afternoon, and a HUGE double rainbow spread out across town once it was over. It's always hard to capture on camera, but I did what I could.

Moving on to the Genius. So perhaps I am biased. A little. But what you'll see here is a little bit of an irritated child, putting up with us (barely) and showing us how advanced he is.

He is eating chicken wings. Yes, really.

As you can see, Jon is making him feed it to himself. Yum Yum.

He declares after each bite that it is Gone. And then fusses when he is not immediately given more chicken wings. GONE.

"Mom?" (as if I can help...I am holding the camera.)

And lastly - the SKY. Our new favorite object. Up there. Yes. Ever so cute.


He wants more chicken.

Now we are on to Bakers.

Bakers from all over the blogosphere stepped up this week to help me help Jason Ballard - you know, my cousin - who is serving in Iraq. Over 100 bakers pitched in and made a care package full of baked goodies and sent it off to Jason. 100. Wow. Check it out on my other blog - http://www.doughmesstic.com/ - and the new site I developed just for that reason - http://operationbakinggals.blogspot.com/ . It's really quite amazing.

And last but not least, Blimps.

Today the Goodyear Blimp flew RIGHT OVER OUR HOUSE. Like Right on top of. If I had been paying more attention, I could have seen the color of the pilots eyes.

Well, maybe I exaggerate. A bit. But it was CLOSE.

And you wanna know WHY it flew over?

That's because I am an internet Rock Star. On my other blog, the one where people who don't know me think I am cool, I am now getting over 2000 hits a WEEK. A WEEK, people! That's a lot! So, the Goodyear Blimp had to come check me out...to see what all the fuss was about.

And of course I emerged from the house all dolled up in my skinny jeans and perfectly brushed hair, waving like a pop princess (or was it in Jon's Redskin Pajama bottoms, inside-out, hair unbrushed and barefeet, toting a camera like Oprah Winfrey was on fire in my yard? Not sure. I can see both scenarios so vividly when I think about it.) I think he must have been on a super secret mission - all stealth like - because he didn't land in the yard. He thinks he fooled me, but I'm no fool.

Oh well, anyhoo - here is a picture or two to prove it.

Up next??


Yep, you can say you knew me when.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The 5th Ever BillHilly Bash...August 31st

Howdy ya'll...

Not doing invites per se this year. That's so we can save the money and spend it on more food!!
We do have a great Bluegrass/Country Band lined up again this year, and lots of goodies to eat on the menu!

The Date - Sunday, August 31st
When - 5pm until you leave
Where - duh, that'd be our house
What you need to bring other than yourself - lots of money. (That's a joke.)

Now, what we want to know is...are you coming? And who are you bringing?
Leave me a comment here, or send me an email at doughmesstic@gmail.com

Hopefully this will be our biggest Bash yet! Don't let poor Seven down - it's his first birthday!