A huge Thank You to everyone who stopped by on my birthday and wished me a Happy Birthday here and on my Facebook page. You all ROCK and absolutely made my day extra special!
She loved it so much, she saved some of the snow in the freezer:
Instead of trying to build a snowman with the little bit of snow we had, she was building a Snow T-Rex and Pteranodon. Of course the dogs defeated the snow dinosaurs before I had a chance to get a picture of them, so now I’m hoping for some good snow soon so she can do a repeat performance.
Mother Nature teased us with some snow Tuesday night – making me think that I was going to have some great snow for my birthday. It was looking all winter-wonderland like before we went to bed, but sometime during the night, Mother Nature snickered evilly as she clicked the temperature up two degrees – just enough to turn the snow into rain for the rest of the night and halfway through the day on Wednesday. A cold, gray, slushy mushy day. Thanks Mother Nature.
Both are pretty much par for the course at home, too – getting her to get things done in a timely manner is quite the challenge. Like getting out of bed and getting ready for school in the morning, getting her homework done after school, or eating any of the three meals of the day. Excruciatingly slow. Because she’s a dreamer and easily distracted. Not sure where she gets that from. Wait – I see a sparkly unicorn over there…
Her inability to be organized she gets from her Dada. Between the two of them, it’s quite the challenge to keep things organized and neat and tidy. Once upon a time, before a husband and child, I had everything in their place and everything had a place. But since I’m outnumbered in that regard, I’ve thrown in the towel of tidiness and joined them in the race to see who can make the biggest mess. But of course I’m the one who ends up cleaning everything once again when I get tired of looking at the clutter.
I forgot to take my camera to take pictures of the Neighborhood set up with the 3D House Project, so I apologize for the cell phone images instead. But at least you can get an idea of what they looked like.
They were all set up on long tables end-to-end – Princess Nagger was walking down the length of them rattling off who did what house.
The boy that annoys her and the one that did his project wrong came up with this on his ‘re-do’:
That’s his with the paper covering it – he had drawn the floor plan of his house instead of building a 3D version of his house, so he was told to try again. His 3D project was still the floor plan of his house rather than his actual house. Princess Nagger was a bit tickled that he didn’t do it right, since he’s big on bossing everyone else around.
There were quite a few interesting ones, too – this one I especially loved the “fur sal” sign in the front:
Here’s Princess Nagger’s nicely snuggled in the neighborhood:
Everyone was very creative with their houses:
When I was in Wal*Mart last week, out of curiosity I went back to see their pre-lit trees set up. They have one of the ones we bought 5 years ago, and look how it was displayed:
Notice anything? Here, let me highlight it a little:
Only the bottom section of lights are lit! So apparently it must be a defect on that particular tree. I think instead of replacing our tree next year, we might switch back to a live tree so that Princess Nagger can enjoy the fun of a live tree with fresh pine scent. And sap and pokey needles. I don’t want to rob her of those memories, and if I have to string lights on our tree anyway, might as well do it live.
Speaking of Wal*Mart, I only had a few things to pick up, but more than allowed in the “20 Items or Less” line, so I took my place in line at another register. I noticed the lady in front of me was getting restless, so I took note of the cashier. She was a little old lady working the register. That in itself wasn’t the problem at all – the problem was that she was thoroughly examining every single item before she would scan it. Opening books and magazines and flipping through them. Then scanning them. One. Item. At. A. Time.
I realized this was going to be a terminal lane (like this post is becoming due to it’s never ending length), so I decided to move to another line, even though the new line had 3 people in front of me instead of just 2. The lady in front of me in the original line was stuck, because she had already unloaded the contents of her cart onto the belt waiting for the person on front of her to have all her items examined then scanned. I picked a much better line – I noticed when I was done and was passing by the first register, the lady who had been in front of me was still having her items slowly examined and scanned. She didn’t look happy.
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
Me: “Me too. I hope we get some good snow this year.”
PN: “I got my Bubble Yum tin container and put some snow in it.”
Me: “You’re what and you did what?
PN: “My Bubble Yum tin container – I put snow in it.”
Me: “Oh, OK – uh, what what did you do with it?”
PN: “I put it in the freezer, silly! I figured I’d save it for later.”
Me (laughing): “Save it for what?”
PN: “Just so I could save it. The snow outside will melt, but I’ll still have some in my Bubble Yum container in the freezer because I love snow!”
PN: “You can put that on your blog if you want, I don’t mind.”
And so I did.
- I’m happy that hubby scored some points with one out of two birthday gifts.
- I’m happy that Princess Nagger thoughtfully made me the best birthday card ever.
- I’m happy that Princess Nagger is doing very well in school, and actually really likes it again like she did in Kindergarten. After the rough start it’s so nice to send her to school with a smile instead of in tears.
- I’m happy that my Christmas Shopping is almost done so I can focus on the crafty gifts and maybe even get everything sent out before
ChristmasNew Year. Maybe.
- I’m happy that Otin is very patient with my monopolized time and has been leading the charge on the Santa Letters blog…thanks so much, Otie!
If you’re just hanging out at home on Friday night (and blogging), feel free to join in on Ann’s Virtual Girl’s Night Out (boys are welcome, too!)