Friday, December 28, 2012

Meet the cleverest Boy in the world

There are so many reasons to love this Boy. One is he knows how to spell loose. On a good day
I struggle with loose, lose,loss.
He had been playing quietly in his room for hours when he told me to come quick, he had something I HAD to see. He runs into his room before me and lays on the floor.
He spelled it all out using his magnets.
When he was getting up he said," Look I even remembered to put a period at the end of my sentence."
This Boy is hilarious, he had no idea why I was laughing so hard. He's a genius, I tell you.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Christmas beauty at the Galt House

If you're ever in Louisville at Christmas time, it's worth the stop.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Elf Trouble

The Boy was not amused.
He is a rule follower to say the least.
It is forbidden to write on anything but approved paper with magic markers.
When he got up to find that To-u had drawn on his picture with markers, he just
walked by it and said, "I wouldn't want to be you To-u. I hope that comes off"
I nearly lost it. I said,"To-u's magic, dont' you think he can get that off?"
He said," He could have messed up my present to Daddy." (We did the photo shoot for
Father's Day last year) The Boy was so upset I had to promise to make sure Santa knew
To-u MUST get the marker off his pictures.
I thought it was Hilarius. The Boy, not so much.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Every Elf Has to Do It

To-u, making the prerequisite elf snow angels.
Poor Elf. He's been through alot these few weeks.
I bet next year he may not come so early.
Cool his heels in the North Pole for awhile longer.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Reading Is Fundamental

Even for an Elf on a shelf.
Please note even the Elf has to have a cup of coffee in the morning around here!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I think I love you Elf

 I looked at that elf and thought I can't do anything else with you. How stupid is this, that a grown woman is running around trying to figure out what other outrageous thing to make him do.
Then I remembered there are parents out there who would literally give anything to be able to run around and do ridicules things to make their babies smile.
So I put that To-u up on the cabinet with a "popper" from the dollar store.
And I laughed right along with The Boy and thanked God again.

After what happened yesterday at the school in Connecticut, I decided I needed to grab at whole big bunch of grateful.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

100 ways to love your Elf

Give him lots of Fruit Loops.
The Boy liked this one too.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Elf on a 3,625

Today finds To-u playing Go-Fish with the Reindeer.

Friday, December 07, 2012

To-u Take 17 or so

I guess all the Lego people were kinda mad that To-u was getting all the attention
around here.
So they took matters into their own hands...they tied him up on a pole made of Lego's
and stood watch to make sure he couldn't get away.
So far, this had made The Boy laugh the hardest!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Flash Back

Very rarely do I go back and read my old posts. But I saw that someone had googled,"smack a duck" & came to my blog that way. I thought, "WHAT?" and went to the post it took them to, and this is what I found...


Vintage Boy:



Monday, June 23, 2008


I had to Y'all. I had to!
I am not a person to around smacking ducks and stuff, but do you see those ducks/geese, whatever they are?
I took The Boy to a local pond with 3 bags of stale bread in tow. We sit down to feed them and all the sudden honking duck-geese swarm us! Pecking & biting! The Boy had a piece of bread in his hand to throw and a duck-goose pecked him. What's a mama to do? I did the first thing a mama thinks to do when her baby is being threatened, of course. I reached over and smacked the duck-goose across the mouth and said "NO BITING"! I realized I had just smacked a duck and looked around to see if the duck police had seen me. We were alone. Thank God! Then I gave the duck a talking to about biting other people's kids. I think he understood

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Underwear Alert!

Just an FYI underwear is involved in this photo.

To-u took one of The Boy's SpongeBob house shoes make it into a bed and cover up with a pair of his robot underwear.
The Boy laughed and laughed.  It made all the racking my brain worth it!
He said,"Mommy, we must have got the craziest elf at the North Pole."
I believe we did too.

Word Genius

Cindy Bowdie is a Word Genius. She does so have the knack of putting what I feel into words I could never come up with. If you're not familiar with Cindy, you can find her at . She's genius I tell you.

Today she said,"I wish I could tell you that I'd be a foster parent when my children are grown, I have room, knowledge of trauma and can speak enough Spanish to get by, but I won't do so because of the heinous way I've too often been treated by those who should know better"

Since we've moved here and people find out we were foster parents, they always ask if we are going to do it here. There is a huge need here (As there is everywhere) for  foster parents. I see the ads in the paper, the signs on the roads. But I can't or won't do it again. Seven years was enough. I could never quite put it into words why we would not, even though the need was great, we had the physical resources, etc.
It's very difficult to answer that question for people who have never DONE foster*care without going into a 2 hour ramble session, which they won't understand anyway. So I think what I will say from now on is this, " I no longer care to be treated the way most agencies treat foster*parents. "
Short,simple,true & to the point.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Captain's log Star date 2818

Here I tried to capture a photo of the beautiful full moon. We'll assume it's not going to win any
prizes. But I tried.
This elf thing is killing me. I feel like I've been at it for years instead of days.
To-u just isn't a very imaginative elf. He's got to come up with something better.
So I guess that means I MUST go spend hours on Pinterest looking for cute stuff I can never pull off.