Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thrift shop score

I found a brand-new Rowenta Compact Steam iron yesterday for $7.49. Woo-hoo!

Cheetah band-aid

The Small Man showing off his boo-boo finger (tee-hee).

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I hate Kidz Bop

Last weekend, the mid-kid went on his first Boy Scout camp-out. Before leaving, he and TMOTH went to McDonald's for dinner, and got this cool talking Melman. Well, all Small Man could talk about until lunchtime the next day was what toy HE would get at lunch at McDonald's. Did we get a cool Madagascar toy? NO. We got a Kidz Bop CD.

So for the past almost-week, whenever we're in the car - "Can we listen to my CD?" Can I just say that "Stick With You" is NOT my favorite song? But, what ya gonna do when someone like this is in the backseat, happy because his "favorite song" is on:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Checkup #1

I scheduled all the kids' checkups right in a row - the Small Man this afternoon, the mid-kid in the morning, and the Lovely Daughter tomorrow afternoon.

Small man is 43" and 47 pounds - 95th and 100th percentiles. BIG boy.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quilt show - Friendship Star Quilters

Our guild show was this weekend - I didn't take very many pictures.
My guild challenge quilt:

My donation quilt:
Stars and Stripes and Butterflies

and a few that I liked:
A Gardner's Sampler, by Pat Vasaio

Jeweled Sky, by Susan Sellers (the vertical black one)
and Busy Lady, by Barbara Kilby

Time to go wake up TMOTH!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Frenzy

Soon to be 9:30 - wake up The Lovely Daughter and make sure she eats something
10:00 - take The lovely Daughter to the Arts Barn for class/return home
11:30 - take Small Man to lunch and stop by the quilt show
1:30 - pick The Lovely Daughter up from class, get her lunch, and drive to the Pinewood Derby
1:30 - hopefully not too late - chase the Small Man around while listening to The Lovely Daughter complain about being forced to be at the Pinewood Derby
- If before 6, return to quilt show
- If after 6, return home
Have dinner and collapse.

What's your day like? And I KNOW all of you at the quilt retreat are having a great time - I'm jealous.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Eek...only a few more days.

The quilt show starts at noon on Friday. Am I ready? No, of course not!

The info board is mostly done. I need a few more bits for that.

I need a placard saying "Children must have parent's permission to sew."

I need to get some more pincushion squares sewn up and turned.

I need to thread a bunch of needles with different colors of thread.

I cut a LOT of squares this weekend, and got the peek-n-seek list done and ready to print; and went by Office Depot this morning to get the assigned blue paper for it.

I'd really like to get a piece partially quilted, so they can see the process.

We'll see.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Day 2 of Spring Break

Today we went to the Baltimore Aquarium; dolphins and sharks and lots and lots of turtles.

Yesterday was the Natural History Museum downtown - butterflies and orchids, yeah! Oh, and all those dinosaur bones.

Tomorrow, we drive to southern Pennsylvania for the Herr's potato chip factory tour (and DH can buy Pennsylvania beer!).

Friday, April 03, 2009

Lois's virtual quilt patch

I've added a purple patch in honor of my MIL on the right. You can add one, too - either click on the patch to go to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)site, or click here:

We're NOT going to Indianapolis for spring break this year, and the main reason is Lois's Alzheimer's. She just can't handle having extra people in her house, and she doesn't remember any of us most of the time. AND she's mean to the kids. So we're doing day trips from home, and will be happy and have fun, but not for the reason why.