Friday, October 16, 2009


Okay so I was tagged by 2 different people who just were dying to know 8 random things about me but since I slacked, I was told I had to come up with 16 total. So if this looks familiar, it is because you may have already seen it on my facebook page approximately a year ago. Ha! It's still relevant even a year later.

1. I have a birthmark in the shape of a unicorn.
2. I have yet to find a pair of slippers that don't make my feet stink.
3. When I sleep, my feet must stick out of the blankets.
4. I hate wearing a bra!
5. I always imagined myself with 3 boys but when it came time to have kids...I wanted all girls.
6. I regret getting a tattoo in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert. Only because it was poorly done.
7. I am so glad to have married into a wonderful family.
8.My fingernails often resemble people. ie. David Letterman Jimmy Carter Alan Alda
9. I can draw with my feet.
10. I can not for the life of me remember birthday's that fall between the 20th and 29th.
11. I can't tread water.
12. I often talk in pig latin.
13. I am a news junkie.
14. seeing things hung crooked or even slightly crooked sends me into a tizzy
15. Best class I ever took....Speed Reading...what a time saver!
16. I really hate cooking.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Prerogative

Since at about 18 months, Ruby has been developing her own sense of style. For the most part, her style has been a bit questionable, one even might call it... avant garde?

Let's take a look at some of her fashion fads over the last 6 months:

Here is what I call the "Head Case"

Right now we are in "The Clash" trend

Alternating with "The Eyes Have It" fad.

Let me tell ya, there is no talking that girl into trying something more mainstream...oh and how I've tried.. She is the quintessential "beat of a different drum" sorta gal....and that...I adore.

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Now now why don't they just let me live
Oh oh oh i don't need permission
Make my own decisions oh
That's my prerogative

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

Two weeks into preschool, Ava had her first school field trip. One of the many perks of being a stay at home mom is being able to chaperone ALL field trips. Ava loves it and frankly I enjoy it just as much as she does. For our first field trip, we traveled to the Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard in Jordan.

Ava getting ready to board the bus.

We sat in the way back so we could bounce all around when going over bumps.

It started raining once we boarded the bus and I was not looking forward to getting all wet. But once we arrived the rain let up a bit and we took the chance to get on the wagon and head out to to pick out some apples.

Loic and JM stayed pretty dry, thanks to their smart planning. Luckily for us, someone had an extra Jumbo umbrella for Ava and I to use.

"Hey Mom, how you like dem apples?"

We got to see a behind the scenes process of what happens to an apple once it is picked and then prepared for use.

Here the tour guide was showing the kids how they are able to peel and de-core 10 apples at one time.

My kid, along with her pals Mason and James, thought blowing around a dead fly was much more interesting.

We ended the tour with a tasty sampling of their apple donuts handed out by Miss Katy.

Despite spilling all her cider, Ava was all smiles at the chance to sit with Mason and his grandmother.

Before we left we had the opportunity to shop around and I bought some apple bread, 1/2 dozen apple donuts, bag of Honey Crisp apples (the tastiest apples evah!) and a pony named Princess.

1 field trip done, only 10 more to go!