Friday, May 29, 2009

Teddy Bear Party

Lily likes to have Teddy Bear Parties in her bed. Though Rosie's certainly her favorite bear, the others are intvited as well. We checked out the book "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" at the library this past week, and that has only added to Lily's love for the Teddy Bear Parties....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Lily's Birthday

Birthday pictures were promised, so here are a few....

Opening presents

Cake and Candles


The Swimming Pool (Unfortunately, the pool will have to go back to the store. There was a hole in the top part, and it wouldn't stay inflated. Guess we'll try again on that one....)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Poor Confused Palate

Jimmy and I went out for supper tonight, and I tried something new: a Monte Cristo. While I certainly knew what a Monte Cristo was (it's mentioned in at least one episode of Gilmore Girls and in several Disney-type movies, and it was on the menu at one of my favorite little diners before it closed down), I had never ordered one before. Anyway, my poor palate was confused by the whole experience. The sandwich was good, though my mouth wasn't sure if I was eating a ham sandwich, funnel cake, or some strange combination of the two. Though I probably won't be ordering another Monte Cristo any time in the relatively near future, it was certainly worth trying....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Lily!!

Today was Lily's first birthday! YAY Lily!! We went to Applebees for supper, and Lily got her first hamburger. (Okay, she got some of the beef and bun off of my hamburger, but who's counting....) We also went shopping and picked up Lily's present -- a swimming pool and a little bathing suit. Pictures coming soon....

And a "Mommy Thought" for today: You know you're a Mommy when your Shakespearean edition of Magnetic Poetry loses its place on the refrigerator to plastic magnetic numbers and letters.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Reviving my Costuming Skills

It''s May -- time for the Renaissance Festival!! Jimmy wanted to go in costume this year, so I pulled out my sewing machine and we went pattern and fabric shopping. I had a few late nights, but I was pleased with how his costume turned out. The doublet has detachable sleeves, but I haven't made them yet. (I'll finish them, but I didn't have time to get them done before the faire.) I didn't make a costume for Lily of a new one for myself; perhaps in the next year or two. We went to the festival on Saturday and had a lot of fun. We picked up a hat for Jimmy there, and that really completed his costume.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cash or Charge?

Lily has recently discovered the joys of credit cards....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Quite a Jack-in-the-Box....

There's something in the box, but it isn't Jack!! Lily and Tucker have a new favorite game....

Friday, May 08, 2009


Today we toured one of the local attractions: the USS Batfish. The USS Batfish is a WWII submarine that has it's current home nearby and is open for tours. I wasn't particularly surprised by the size of the vessel or anything like that (I've seen enough WWII movies to be somewhat familiar with the inside of a submarine), but I just couldn't imagine being stuck inside of something like that with a crew of about 80 other people and being submerged under water for days or weeks at a time. While I have great respect and admiration for the men who served on that vessel, I'm sure glad that being in a submarine isn't part of my job description.

Monday, May 04, 2009

The End is in Sight....

The end of the semester, that is.... The classes that I've been teaching this semester are over, and now it's merely a matter of grading final projects and final exams and submitting grades. While I'm certainly looking forward to summer break, I don't really know where the past semester has gone....