Friday, January 22, 2010

[Nov 13] A Visit from the Boys

The boys came to visit me at work. Choob loves to play with this gorilla statue.
Can you find Waldo?
This is Choobie's favorite shirt. He calls it, "brown snuggly". He HATES to take it off. Even if it is like 95 degrees out. According to him, he likes it because "the sleeves are skinny, not puffy." Whatever dude.

This was supposed to be a picture of a Red Tailed Hawk picking up a screeching bunny but I don't see it. Dan was "all flustered" when he whipped out the camera.

Apparently the boys were watching the hawk in a nearby tree and then out of nowhere she swooped down and attempted to snatch up the bunny.

It had trouble flying away because the bunny was so big. The hawk refused to let go despite the spastic attempts from the struggling and shrieking rabbit. Unable to lift off, the hawk just sat on the writhing rabbit until it died.

At which point Dan decided he and his emotionally scarred three year old son should "move along". After the rabbit was dead. How about moving along when Choob kept asking why the bunny was crying? Sad.

Hard at work.
I Love it when they come visit me!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

[Nov 8] Another Schmectacular by Dan

Every now and then, Dan gets the urge to create something in the kitchen.

It all began in our Hawaiian kitchen when Dan got a craving for Reese's Peanut Butter cups and decided to make his own. I just remember them being a chocolaty mess of gross. It was during this creation that he coined the phrase Schmectacular.

Since then, for every one Schmectacular that turns out good, there are at least three that we taste once and throw into the dumpster.

Most times I ask him what he is making and when he says, "I'm making a schmectacular" I immediately ask him what ingredients he plans to use and what he intends to do with them.

Our conversation usually ends by me saying, "That's not going to work" and Dan shrugging his shoulders and saying, "we'll lets just try it."

The following Schmectacular was inspired by the Martha Stewart Halloween DVD (which Dan Netflixed ON HIS OWN by the way). Marshmellow Popcorn balls. Simple enough, or so we thought.

Choob had never used a popcorn popper before so he was excited to get in on the Schmectacular action.

Look, popcorn!
Here he is with Schmectacular #57. At least he's handsome.

Buttering his hands, and eating the butter as he goes. P.S. those eyelashes are real folks.

Look Momma, Schmectacular's are fun!
All in all, the boys had fun making the popcorn balls. They did not have fun eating the popcorn balls. They turned out soggy and gross. Oh well, there's always Schmectacular #58 to look forward to.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

[Nov 4] This years Birthday Hanukkah started off with...


In our household, we celebrate birthdays for several days and nights.

MAJOR points for Dan for setting this treat up. I have always dreamed of seeing this and it did not disappoint. In fact, I may or may not have shed a tear during the emotion filled opening scene. Giraffes, rhinos, and elephants come down into the audience people. Come on!

The performance was everything I'd heard of and more. It was wonderful to sit by my husband during a musical. Something I don't think will happen ever again due to the fact that Dan's cold stone heart hates watching people sing and dance, especially if ballet is involved. Learned that one when I took him to the nutcracker.

I can't wait to take Choob to this when he is older. Go see this play if you haven't yet. You will be so glad you did.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

[Oct 31] Trick Or Treat

The boys excited to Trick or Treat
The first house we came to had a kitty in the bushes. We named it "milk face" and played with it for awhile. Choobie LOVES kitties. He keeps asking for "a real kitty that walks."

Our neighborhood goes all out for Halloween. Sometimes it's a little too scary, even for a three year old that loves villians. Choobie still remembers some of the elaborate decorations from last year. He loves Halloween!

The Choob has been looking forward to this guy for an ENTIRE year. Seriously. He loved it last year and we had to stay at that house for about 20 minutes watching the guy put his head off and on.

About once a week he asks me, "momma when are we gonna see that scary guys who takes his head off?"

It was so fun to tell him, "tonight baby, tonight we are gonna see the scary guy!"

Choob was so pumped to finally see him after he waited a whole year and it did not disappoint. We stayed at that house for about 20 minutes again this year.
He also added a new obsession this year: The bike crash. He can't stop talking about it. His favorite part was "the bloody hand sticking out." Why? I'm not sure.
Checking out all his loot. What a fun family night of spooks and trick or treating! Hooray for Halloween!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

[Oct 31] Harry Potter, the Drama King

Halloween Night: Harry Potter

Choob wanted us to be "A whole family of Harry Potters!" So we were.

Grandpa and Grandma came to trick or treat with us. He loves them!