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Why "I am NOT a VOLCANO!"

Why "I am NOT a VOLCANO!"
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"In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." — Gordon B. Hinckley
Exaggeration is the spice of life

Book I am Currently Reading: Peter and The Shadow Thief

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Manic Friday!!!!

For my FIRST Meme of the day: FEEL GOOD FRIDAY!!!
(For more info and to link up, please visit the link below!)
http://www.thegirlnextdoorgrowsup.com/

5 Things That Are Making Me Feel Good This Friday!

1. My husband is finally able to have SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS off! (Only for 6 weeks, and yeah, he has to go to school to take a test tomorrow instead of ACTUALLY having a day off...but still.)


2. I LOVE my kids- but I ALSO love PRESCHOOL! I get 3 whole hours to MYSELF while Lilly and Mahone are at preschool, and Scarlet is napping. It's blissful.
(Anyone in the Salt Lake City/West or South Jordan ish areas that need a STELLAR and affordable preschool, contact me.)

3. For the last 2 weeks, for breakfast, my kids have had bananas, apples, blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries with a little granola thrown in, covered with skim milk and a spoonful of sugar. THEY LOVE IT and I feel like I'm feeding them something healthier than sugary cereal, despite the spoonful of sugar I add...

4.We finally have ALL of Brandon's W-2s from 2009 (We went through a LOT of unemployment, and he had a LOT of jobs...I think 8 in total.)

5. My little man has suddenly become very affectionate (not like he wasn't before or anything, but...) I have gotten more hugs and 'I love you's' in the last two days than ever before. LOVE HIM. He's so cuddly. He kind of took a turn for the worst when he turned 3 and has been the cutest pain in my butt I've ever seen. Maybe he's growing out of it, and instead of being the cutest pain in my butt, he can just go back to being the cutest KID I've ever seen.
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Letters of Intent
(You know the drill! For more letters of intent, or to list your own, click the button above!)

Dear Neighbors on the South Side of Me,

I have to start by stating that I have always liked you. You are quite nice, when we dutifully wave each time we see each other. Your two little girls are beautiful. You seem like nice people, and, for the most part, the 'For Sale' sign in your yard dampens my heart, because in my near 2 years of living here, I have not taken the time to get to know you. (Never mind that you speak very little English, and i don't speak a lick of Spanish.)

However, I must say that i will not miss the ruckus parties that blast until 3 am. several nights a week throughout the summers. I will not miss the constant beer cans, cigarette butts and other debris that clutter our yard, not so subtly- both front and back, which means that someone is throwing them over the fence to where my 4, 3 and 2 year old play. Sometimes, they're half full. NOT COOL.

I know you guys have a lot of different people over, and that is really cool with me. I have a lot of people over. However, can you please not invite that one guy again? I mean, the one who, when Lilly waved hello to him yesterday, talked nicely to her, and waved. Doesn't sound so bad? Well, I didn't think so either. Until he told me he wanted to kidnap my daughter.

At least he had the decency to look embarrassed about the comment. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he didn't really mean to say something quite so creepy. She's cute, and friendly and talkative. It's true...but that coming from an old guy I don't know? Yeah, not my idea of comfort. Just know that if she ever turns up missing, I know who I'm looking at first.


I AM hoping your house sells soon, not so I can 'get rid of you' and not only because that's the best thing that could happen for you- all homeowners who are moving want their house to sell quickly, but because I am eager to see how quickly MY house will sell when WE decide to move. Our houses are nearly identical. It will be a good gage.

It was nice (not) knowing you.
Sincerely,
Keep An Eye On That Old Guy.


P.S. Here is the whole stack of "MOVE YOUR VEHICLE" letters I have gotten from the Post Office. They belong to you.

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My lovely friend at the above button has declared that today's book should be our favorite book that promotes imagination!


My favorite book that promotes imagination is a book about a Chameleon. It is called "A Color Of Their Own."








(This picture I got from Google Images- My daughter Scarlet is sleeping soundly with her arms wrapped around it, so I couldn't take my own pictures.)

I LOVE this book because it's simple, and short and to the point. It's about a chameleon who wants to just be one color- so he sits on a leaf to stay green. But the leaf changes all different colors in the fall, and he ends up on the ground in the brown dirt.

Our friend the Chameleon finds another chameleon, and he is older and wiser, and he says that though they will never have a color of their own, they can stay together, and they will always be the same as each other.

I like to ask my kids what color they would like to be. I get all kinds of answers: Rainbow, blue, yellow, pink. It's fun.

Once, Brandon had gone to answer Lilly crying in the night, and when he came back, he asked if I had read her this book for bedtime. I said "Yeah, why?" and he said "Because she says she wants to be a different color."






The second book I'd like to feature (because I love it, but ALSO because it was in a place where I could get my hands on it to photograph it.) is Imogene's Antlers by David Small.



Randomly, one night, Imogene sprouts antlers on her head. And it's all about the way she handles it. (Better than her mother, who faints each time she sees her.)




In the morning, though, her antlers are gone, and her family is ecstatic...until she comes into the room, and she's a peacock!

I love it because it's outlandish, and impossible. It gives my kids the permission to step outside the box and make stuff up.





HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

20 comments:

Maura said...

I just read a color of his own to my son at bedtime tonight. I love this book :)

Rachel said...

Stopping by Foursons blog - love your letter to your neighbors! Yeah - the whole litterbug thing is not cool, but hope they can sell fast for ya.

Have a great day!

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Okay first let's address that you called me a "lovely friend" I'm blushing and thank you.

Secondly, she's sleeping with her book?! That's so adorable!

I want antlers too!

Thirdly, the letter to your neighbors is too funny! You really know how to write them letters girl!

Foursons said...

Oh my gosh, some creepy old guy actually said he was going to kidnap your daughter? That is just about the scariest thing I've ever heard. I hope their house sells quickly so that you don't have to worry about him anymore.

Thanks for linking up!

The Tucker Family said...

LOVE your blog! I am now a "follower" 

I own a blog/design/scrapbooking/photography/WAHM forum I'd love you to join called My Great Retreat (link is below). Can't wait to keep in touch!

Meghan
http://tuckerstaketennessee.blogspot.com
www.mygreatretreat.com
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Jennifer said...

You know it's a great book when your daughter has taken it to bed with her and fallen asleep hugging it! Thanks for sharing these with us!

Please visit our blog and check our Feed Me Books Friday post for today!

Jennifer, RefrigeratorArtist.com

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I used to LOVE Imogene-- so much so, that for years as a child, I vowed to name my first daughter Imogene (obviously, "G" is not short for "Imogene"). I haven't seen that book in years. I think I'm going to have to go find myself a copy! Er, I mean, for G of course.

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

SO, you are not letting your daughter out to play until the house is sold right? RIGHT? Oh I hate the language barrier!

I took FRENCH! Cause that is helping me a lot!!

My oldest stopped snuggling at age 2 and Ijust doed, then at age 3 it started up again and hasn't stopped!!! Yay for snuggling!

Thank you again for doing FGF! I see the link didn't work. You can always just copy the pic/logo from my site and paste it then link it to my site, like you would do an award.

Mama Zen said...

I think that my daughter would love "Imogene's Antlers." Thanks for the heads up!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Those antlers would cause some issues! Sounds like a fun book.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Yea for the hubby not having to work weekends! I think I would go stark raving mad if my husband was gone then. I always get all cranky when he tells me he has to go into work on a Sat.

And, like last time, I thoroughly enjoy your letter.

Kim said...

What a neat looking book! THanks for sharing it.

Deborah said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks so much dropping by my blog.

Bathwater said...

I am glad I only have 1 W-2 and that my taxes are easy enough for me to do one my own. I already have my return back.

KatieBug said...

Following Back! Happy Friday;)

HeatherOz said...

Hi there!
Holy memes batman! I don't know how you do it! I could barely write my Letter of Intent!
We used to live in Riverton! We are now in, no snow, Arizona! I miss the snow but I think I've forgotten how scarey it is to drive in it!

Lourie said...

Oh we had to file our taxes the old fashioned way because we are first time home buyers. I felt so pre-historic!

Yikes! Creepy old guy sounds...well creepy.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Love the neighbor letter!!
I am a new follower from MBC.
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laura said...

LOVE your letter to your neighbors!!

Buckeroomama said...

I wish one of our neighbors would move. Far, far, far away. Seriously. They've been making loud thumping and drilling noises at night --almost every single night since last October!! NOT cool. You do NOT renovate at night!

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