Friday, February 15, 2008

Noah's Spectacular New Pencil!





Noah got this pencil from his preschool teacher during his Valentine's Day party. Can you tell he just LOVES it?! In the second photo he's showing it's mystical properties as it transforms into a magical wand.



Here's the sign posted on our porch. No, I didn't make it, but isn't it cute?

Sweets for the sweet

I made this little jar of goodies for Zachary's teacher. Inside are Hershey's Kisses and Truffles (have you tried those yet?! Yummy!). The Truffles are wrapped with Avery labels stamped with images from the Limitless Labels and Holiday Treats sets from Papertrey Ink. It didn't turn out as cute as I'd hoped, but that's what usually happens when I put things off until the last possible minute!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's too bad more men don't think this way...

Today Noah came in asking for something to eat, holding his crotch. I asked him if he needed to use the bathroom before I got him something to eat, but he told me he didn't. I asked him if he was sure, because it looked like he really needed to go.

Here's his response:

" Mommy, I don't need to go potty. My penis is telling me I do, but I'm big, and my penis is little, so I don't have to listen to it, okay?"

(Eventually, he did end up listening to it and going to the bathroom. Some things you just can't ignore for long.)

Friday, February 8, 2008

What a ditzy day!

I'm losing it, I tell you!

I had so many scatterbrained moments yesterday, I'll be lucky to remember them all!

In the morning, I rushed to drop Noah off at preschool and when I didn't see anyone else outside, I assumed we were super late. Wrong! We were 10 minutes early!

Then, I ran to the store and ran into a friend who told me it was her second trip that day because the first time she got up to the register she realized she'd forgotten her wallet. I've done that a few times so I laughed with her. Once I got home, I realized I'd left one of my bags at the self-check register and had to go back myself.

Well, I guess I didn't HAVE to go back...

I mean, there was only cauliflower in the bag. Now if it was chocolate, of course I'd HAVE to go back, right? Oh please, who am I kidding? Like I'd EVER forget a bag of chocolate in a million years!!

But, produce is expensive, and since I'd forgotten to place an order for a basket this weekend from the produce co-op, I figured I'd better go get it the $3 of cauliflower.

Before I went back, I called the friend and told her, for her information, I was heading back to the store myself. She thanked me for calling her and told me it totally made her day to realize she wasn't the only scatterbrain around!

At the store I'd also bought a plastic clamshell container of cookies from the bakery for the kids. Noah asked for a cookie and I had the box in my hand and realized I hadn't washed my hands after returning from the store yet (remember the post about being a germophobe?). Since I'd already ripped off the label holding the box shut, I put the label in my mouth really quickly while I washed my hands. When I took the label out of my mouth I felt some of the skin on my lips being ripped off, and sure enough, it started bleeding! D'oh!

THEN, when Zachary came home from school I was talking with him about how he had one more day until 'Running Club'. His school just started another session of clubs and he was so excited to hear there was a club where he'd be able to run around as fast as he could. We've been talking about it for weeks and I even took him running around the neighborhood last Saturday for practice. He's literally been counting down the days. Zachary told me that some of the kids in his class said that Thursday was Running Club, but I assured him they were wrong, it was definitely on Friday.

So last night I pulled out the paperwork for the club to look over any last minute details and noticed that the Running Club is indeed held on Thursdays! I told Zachary how sorry I was that he'd missed it and he sobbed for a while because he's just been looking forward to it so much. I can't believe I broke my son's heart because I'm too disorganized to keep track of my calendar and paperwork. How pathetic am I?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

He does have a point...

Yesterday, while helping Zachary get his shoes on for school, he sneezed all over me.

Me: Ew...Zachary, buddy, you're supposed to cover your mouth when you sneeze, remember?!

Zachary: But, Mom, if I do that, it'll get all over ME!!

Hmm, this is true.