Friday, April 30, 2010

Put me in coach I'm ready to play

Look at me I can be centerfield!

Yeah I know, kinda lame for a retro theme but who doesn't love that song by John Fogerty.

And yes we have another baseball filled weekend.

And yes it's going to rain all weekend! I will be sitting at the ballpark with my umbrella and zebra print rain boots. Nothing says fashion like a pair of zebra print rain boots and some shorts.

Maybe I'll even manage to snap a pick of that up and coming fashion. Ummm maybe not.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend. See y'all Monday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm the Ice Cream man, stop me when I'm passing by

I've got 31 flavors guaranteed to satisfy.

OK some may know where these lyrics came, if not you might be surprised.

I'm really trying to stay with my retro theme. And I'm still trying to figure out why I decided to even go retro.


Last night Baskin-Robbins did a promotion to honor our local fire fighters. This is something they do every year. And we do our best to attended.

The promo was a scoop of ice cream for 31 cents. Yes that is correct. Each scoop was only 31 cents! It was only $1.34 for all four of us to get an ice cream cone with a scoop of our favorite flavor.

I seriously don't know what the boys enjoyed more, the ice cream or getting the chance to sit inside a fire truck and try on the gear.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fiya!

Well not really the roof but there was a fire in the third grade hall at Hubs' and R1 school Monday.

And yes the retro theme is still going strong.

Smoke started to pour out of the A/C vents and into the class rooms.

I get a text message around 12:30 that reads...

Fire at school, everyone out side no one hurt.

My first thought was OK no one is hurt, He and R1 are fine. My next thought is what the heck happened and what were they going to do about Taks Testing the next day.

It ended up that an A/C unit had burned up, and it never really caught fire, it just produced a ton of smoke. So much so the fire department had to bust out a few windows to vent the rooms.

But by 4:30 Monday afternoon, the A/C unit had been replaced along with the windows. Talk about fast.

The school didn't need any water to stop the smoke and I'm also glad nothing burned.

Can you just imagine that mess!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Little in the middle but got much back

Guess we are going having a bit of retro week going on.

The other night Hubs was playing music on his computer and the boys started to dance.

And I could help but capture this one. R2 was dancing to Baby Got Back by Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

And the whole time R2 was dancing Hubs was singing. I couldn't believe he remembered the words to the entire song!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

A few weeks ago we traveled to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for one of R1's baseball tournaments.

And we had to stay in a hotel. I don't know what it about staying in a hotel that just screams out to kids.

As soon as we checked into our room they proceeded to jump from bed to bed. And did I mind, of course not. I remember doing the same thing as a kid with my brother.

We'd go on vacation and the first thing we would is jump up and down on our bed and the jump back and forth between the beds. My mom, who would never let us do this at home, would just say we are on vacation anything goes.

And I guess in a sense, I'm like her, because hey, we are on a mini vacation.

Friday, April 23, 2010

NFL Draft 2010

OK so I have something to admit to y'all. I might have mentioned this a time or two but I can't remember.


I know, I know. Totally Un-American.

Baseball is my thing. And so is Hockey. Fooball not so much.

But last night after R2's baseball game, I came home and sat down with Hubs and proceeded to watch the NFL draft.

I'm sure about thirty minutes into the show Hubs was glad he had taped it because I was like a four year child with a steady stream of questions.

Who was that, who did he play for, what was so great about him, what did he do during the season.

But what I really think Hubs enjoyed the most was me commenting on Mike Mayock's suit. Black suit, pink pin stripes, pink paisley print tie and crisp white shirt. Yeah it looked good.

Heck I just had to ask him who was the first pick of the draft. I was thinking it was something along the lines of Brandon Sanford.

Sadly I was wrong. But I was close. It was Sam Bradford.

And before I humiliate my self or anger you any more, I'm outta here.

Y'all have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The dairy Dog Farmer

Tuesday night Hubs and I were watching The Pacific, which is on HBO and is completely awesome. If you liked Band of Brothers you will love this!

Anyway Cookie and I were sitting in the chair. Every night I sit in the recliner and she jumps sits down right in between my legs.

R2 comes in to give me one last hug and kiss before going to bed. Then he leans over and gives Cookie her hug and pat good night.

Then he says hey mom, I know how to milk a dog.

Hubs and I just look at him and then bust out laughing.

R2 then he says just like this. As he proceeds to reach under her and act like he is squeezing her nipples.

Guess he was paying attention when we went on a field trip to The South Texas State Fair.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This past Friday Hubs and R2 went to bring in the trash cans because Fridays are trash day.

For some odd reason R2 likes to help bring the trash can out and then back in. Guess he knows what is in store for him when he gets a little older and he's just gearing up for it.

Any way they went to get the trash can and R2 says wait dad I need to make a wish.

R2 picks up a dandelion with only about half of it's bloom left and says...


And then blows and watches the dandelion fade off into the breeze.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tooth Fairy

So R1 had been on this orthodontist adventure for 7 months.

And I have to say there been a huge improvement. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. But more important R1 couldn't be happier with the way his teeth look. Even with all the metal.

Through the course of this adventure, R1 has lost several teeth.

The only difference is with braces I have to perform what I call minor ortho work. I have clip the super small rubber band that holds the wire to the bracket which is cemented on his tooth.

Once that is done, the wire falls out of the bracket and the tooth just falls out.

Or it should.

Last night R1 had a tooth that needed to be pulled. It was loose but it just didn't want to fall out so he just reached up and pulled it. He just looked at me and smiled a half bloody smile and said I did it mom!

So the tooth fairy paid our house a visit and left him five dollars. Guess she thought pulling your own tooth was worth more than it just falling out.

And I think I have to agree.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Confetti, confetti all over the place. Up to my elbows, up to my face.

Well not really up to my elbows but it is all over the place.

For Easter every year the boys get confetti eggs. They have the best time trying to smash them on each other.

This year was no different. Here's what is left of two dozen confetti eggs.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Burn baby burn

Burn baby burn, disco inferno. Burn baby burn, burn that mama down!

Sorry I'm not trying to live The Trammps song, Disco inferno, but when I think of what I am about to post about I can't help but sing that song.

The other day one of my crazy neighbors, yeah he's a few fries short of a happy meal, decided it was time to burn the piles he has been creating.

He rides around our neighborhood on his Kubota tracker, Cutting down trees, moving them, mowing other peoples yards, stump grinding, and pretty much what ever else you can think of.

Anyway he had cut down some trees on my neighbor's lot behind my house and just stacked them along their back property line. It just so happens that we share that property line.

I was kinda glad he was moving them, I was beginning to worry about snakes and other animals trying to build a home in all that stuff.

But R2 was a bit freaked out. He was worried about the grass catching on fire and moving across the yard and burning the house down. He was also worried about his blackberry bushes that were growing.

I personally thought it was to windy to burn and I was concerned about the fire traveling down the property line and burning the trees where several Cardinals have made their home along with a Blue Jay family. Never mind about my house. That's what we those high insurance premiums for.

What I didn't realize is that when he started burning I would wake up at 3:44AM. Yes that's right 3:44AM. Only to look out my back door and see this.

Burn baby burn, disco inferno. Burn baby burn, burn that mama down.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mrs. Texas has got music

Monday night R1 had a choir program at school.

The 4th and 5th grade choirs sang together and did a great job. They sang several songs at all ends of the music spectrum.

And as an added bonus, Mrs. Texas 2009 Lindsay Clark, was on to give a little encouragement and talk about an upcoming event being held at our high school.

She was so friendly and even had her son with her.

After the performance she signed autographs and took pictures.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm married again.

Last week I mentioned I needed to pick up my wedding ring from the jewelers. I had dropped it off almost a week ago for some minor repairs.

Hubs and I have been married for thirteen years this year in September. In the beginning I was faithful in taking it in every few months to have the setting checked and cleaned. But now not so much.

After wearing it for so long I wore out the shank, the bottom part, it just became very thin. And one day after disciplining R2 the bottom cracked.

I waited almost three months before taking it in. I always feel naked when not wearing my wedding ring.

That and Hubs teases me relentlessly. Mostly by saying things like, "Look were not married!" Or "Time to party, I'm not married anymore!"

It doesn't even phase me. I just keep right one going. So after a week of not having my ring, the jewelers finally called to say it was ready.

I picked it up on Friday afternoon. And went home and told Hubs the party was over! We were back to being married.

Oh and no more spanking with my bare hand. We now use a paddle that says "Heat for the seat apply as needed"!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baseball, the weather, and a list of stuff

So I took half a day off today so I could get some things done before our baseball filled weekend.

And on a random note, the weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend! Think I might be able to work on my flip flop tan, finally!

Here a few things I need to get done today...
Having Hubs mow the grass.
Doing all the laundry. Wash, dry, fold, and put away.
Purchasing two new tires for my car.
Picking up my wedding ring from the jewelers. (That is a post for another day)
Going to HEB.

And since my list keeps growing. I have so much to do, I don't think I'll get it all done.

Hope every one has a great weekend. I'm outta here, see you Monday.

Peace Out!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The answer you have been waiting for

I know the three of you that read this have been sitting on the edge of your seats, just waiting to find out the truth answer from yesterdays meme.

Drum roll please.

And the answer is......


I am so thankful my mother had a dream and in her dream my name was something completely different than what she had picked out. My full name would have been Bernadette Rose $$$$$$$$. It makes me twitch just to think about it.

And just to throw this out there, number 2 did happen just not to me, but it did happen to our new supervisor. She was the one who had to catch the lady as she fell out of the elevator. Oh even better it was a brand new hotel. Which now has a blood stained wall and blood stained carpet.

Y'all have a great day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Creative writer blog award or not

My friend Brooke gave me an award. Thanks, you're the best.

And to be completely honest, I kinda forgot about till yesterday. Sorry Brooke!

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
Check, first thing I did.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you.

4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself and at least one outrageous truth.
check, here ya go...

1. When my mother was pregnant with me she wanted to name me Bernadette and call me Bernie.
2. I recently attended a conference where I saw someone get so drunk they fell, hit the wall and broke their nose.
3. I drive a classic car and love it! Don't think I will ever part with it.
4. I have 5 boys and all their names start with the letter R.
5. Hubs and I are trying to buy 15 acres of land and raise cattle.
6. When I was younger I wanted to be a pilot because I have a great sense of direction.

OK now you get to tell me what you think is the truth or not.

5. Nominate some creative writers who might have fun coming with some outrageous things.

6. Post links to the blogs you nominate and leave a comment on each one letting them know.
check, check.

Have fun!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter loot

Yeah I think they racked up.

Guess the Easter Bunny thought they were good this year.

Monday, April 5, 2010

South Texas State Fair

For the past two weeks The Fair has been in town. And I have to say the weather has been absolutely beautiful!

R2's Pre-K class took a field trip there to see and learn several things. One of those being how milk gets from the cow to your dinner table.

And the gentleman did a great job explaining this but I think it was a little over the kids heads. I mean they are only 4-5 years old and they really don't care how many different kids of milking cows there are or what temperature the milk is as it leaves the cow.

And for those of you who want to know the answer to last question it is 100 degrees.

After the show each child was given a small plastic bottle of Borden's milk. They even got to choose, white, chocolate, or pink. Of course mine chose pink. He does love anything strawberry flavored.

But what they really wanted to do was go to the petting zoo.

R2 isn't much on petting anything but he does like to look at them. And once he warms up to them he will give them a very quick pet more like a let me just touch my finger tips to your fur and I'm done kinda thing.

I did manage to get a few shots of him after I asked him to pose.

Here he is with some baby deer.

A baby bull.

And my favorite, a baby buffalo.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The annual event that is not so annual

Normally on Good Friday we have a BBQ, egg dyeing, and egg hunting at our house and invite our friends over.

We have done this for the past oh say 5-6 years. It is one of my favorite times of the year. I love having everyone over and hanging out. The kids love it to for obvious reasons. I mean who wouldn't love to find a golden egg with money in it.

But sadly this year we are not having our BBQ. And no, this isn't an April Fool's thing either. Things this year are just to busy for us. With baseball and other activities going on there just wasn't time to plan it.

So I am in mourning. I really am a little depressed about it. I couldn't even decorate the house like I usually do. Well, there are a few decorations out. If you call the table center piece decorations.

I'm off to pout. Be back tomorrow.