Monday, March 23, 2009

And a Fruit Cup...

Ginny is always sad when we drop off the older kids at school. This morning, as we were leaving the school, she said tearfully, "I want my Alli, Chardy, Aaron...and a fruit cup."

I bet they would be glad to know they rank right up there with fruit cups!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Purple Lips

Ahh, that Catholic guilt...even 6 yr olds must be susceptible to it.

Before I begin the story, let me note that when I woke up Aaron this morning, I noticed that his lips were purple. Seemed a bit strange to me, but he acted fine, so I didn't give it much more thought. (But, it was weird.)

Anyway, back to the story. So, I was making lunches this morning and could have sworn there was a brand new box of fruit roll-ups in the cupboard that I had just bought last night. But I couldn't find it anywhere. I asked the kids, "Didn't we just have a brand new box of fruit roll ups?" They all gave me the "Mom, its 7:30am and I'm sleepy" look and shrugged.

But, a few minutes later, Aaron sidles up to me and whispers, "Mom, I got hungry in the middle of the night. And, I ate the fruit roll ups." I asked (trying not to giggle), "All of them? In the middle of the night?" And, he whispered "yep".

I couldn't be angry, because I was too busy, first of all, being happy that he admitted what he did (and that I hadn't imagined the existence of the fruit roll-ups). But, second, the image of him stumbling in his sleep to the kitchen and stuffing his face full of EIGHT fruit roll-ups one after the other in the middle of the night was just too funny. And, he even remembered to throw away all the wrappers and recycle the box afterwards!

It also explained the purple lips.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Little Leprechauns

My little leprechauns have been very busy this week! They have been crafting (out of all imaginable materials) a very elaborate Leprechaun Hotel in celebration of St. Patrick's Day! What they have made is truly a little miniature work of art. See for yourself.

The Golden Shamrock Hotel:

The "Rooftop Room" (check out the little chest of drawers made of matchboxes):

The Complete Leprechaun Complex:

The Rainbow Room:

The Leprechaun Hotel (Aaron's Addition - notice the little ladder at the bottom):

Interior shot of The Golden Shamrock:

Sailboat for the Pool:

The Waterpark:


A Bedroom:

To show gratitude for all their hard work, this big Leprechaun left a pot o' gold chocolate coins for my little Leprechauns to find after school today.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Sensible" Portions

So, as I was finishing off a bag of chips late last night, I happened to glance at the label and just had to laugh.

Notice the "Sensible Portions" advertising... and then consider the fact that they packaged this "sensible" portion into a ONE POUND bag of chips! I don't know if you can tell from the picture (I put a pencil in for scale), but this bag is huge!

Despite all that, having polished off the 1 lb. bag (not by myself, mind you), I can attest to the fact that these chips are very tasty and I would highly recommend them if you like to munch.