Friday, November 28, 2014

Joey's Night #3 - He found a friend

Joey is very much at home with us now - he found a sweet familiar face! And a little snack too. Nicholas said Joey must like a lot of cookies because there were only a few left in the jar.... I think someone else likes cookies a lot, but I will let him have this one ;)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Night #2 with Joey

The kids talked about Joey all day yesterday. They kept running downstairs to see if he had moved. They were aware of him all the time, and listening to them guess about what would be next was funny. This morning the boys came into my room to tell me that Joey was on the table in the kitchen. Oh no... what has he done now? Just some fun with new friends LOL!

Joey the Elf - first night

First night with Joey, we were all very curious about how this would work. Then we woke up. Found him sitting on top of our lamp with a green marker. Oh no. Then we looked over at the kids' class photos and couldn't help but laugh! You can see why!
At least he didn't draw ON the actual kids! Better be careful what I say.

The Elf on the Shelf arrives.

I didn't think our family would be interested in an elf. It's been a couple years that he has been popular with friends and our kids just didn't seem to be taken with him. On a whim I grabbed one anyway, and his journey with our family begins. First off, we had to find him a name. The kids approved of my choice of Joey; my thinking was that when he does something wrong, we can say "Damn it Joey?" or the other, more curse-ish one that my friend Jessica says, but I won't write it here. So. Joey has a home with us for 30 days, keeping an eye on the kids by day, and reporting back to Santa and enjoying a little free time at night. Cool.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Laugh out loud - really!

Have you ever walked around a store and just laughed? Like, loud enough for someone else to take notice and come see what you were laughing at? I was browsing in the Hallmark Gold Crown store today, just enjoying my little piece of the afternoon before the kids came home, and looking around at all the unnecessary but totally wonderful stuff they carry. I came to this one display, and read the 'explanation' and that's when I burst out laughing. I had to send a picture of it to Jess, as I knew she would love it as much as I did. I'm still wondering if I will go back and get myself one... here's what got me:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The List End

30 days of lists are almost over, tomorrow is the last one. I've really looked forward to my email every morning to see what the prompt is for the day. NOT that I've done them all, but I do have them all written in my book and can fill them in. I've done the odd one here and there, but mine are all looking the same. I'm tempted to redo them after seeing how some of the other girls have done theirs, but I guess that's not really the idea. Here is my one for today. I will be sad when the month is over.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

a card! oh it's been so long!

I haven't made a card in forever! When I came home from the kids' school today, I knew just what I wanted to make:
Nicholas' teacher loves minions from the Despicable Me movies so I had to use that. I found the idea on Pinterest and copied it (don't you love it when you actually make one of the few thousand things you pin!?) His teacher wasn't at school this morning because she was closing on her brand new house. I wanted to congratulate her in a way that would make her smile :) I hope this does.

Give It Away - Paul Brandt