Saturday, November 24, 2012

Elf on the Shelf

My mom gave us an Elf on the Shelf and I thought I'd share a few of the ideas/tricks he played last year to try and get my brain moving on what to do this year!

These are just the favorites... stole the Scrabble tiles to give us a message
 A treacherous ride along the top of the cupboards.
We had 5 days left till Christmas and he switched back our countdown to 95.  (My youngest did freak out just a little bit over this one... but once I assured her it was just a trick then she was able to laugh about it!)
 A whipped cream sugar rush.
 Hiding out in the Russian stacking doll nativity.
And the kids absolute favorite from last year... changing out all the animals from the nativity for dinosaurs!  (And yes... that's Rex from Toy Story right there in front)

I think the triceratops and T-Rex give it an adventurous feeling, don't you?

So far this year our elf has been pretty tame.  Right now he's hanging from one of the light fixtures using our Monkey's in a Barrel.
Sorry the photo isn't that great.  I used the webcam to take it because I'm feeling lazy!

Well, there you have it!  If we figure out anything else super fun for the elf, Oliver, I'll post them.  Do you do Elf on a Shelf with your kids or grandkids?  What are some fun things you've done?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Photo a Day

I think I'm going to try this out... anyone want to join me??  Here's the link to the original blog - Fat Mum Slim

P.S. Please forgive the changes... I'm trying out some new formats.  Seeing if I can find something new that I like.  What do you think of this??

Friday, May 25, 2012


Dear Lady who screamed like a Banshee,
If you come to a pool party with a couple hundred kids, you're gonna get splashed.  If you don't want to get wet, stay home next time.
The gal who kept her kid FAR away from you

Dear Tattoo Guy,
Thanks for the laugh!  I've never seen a bedazzled mermaid tattoo before!
Best Wishes,
The girl who is still wondering WHY you would get a mermaid tattoo and then get piercings to look like she was wearing a pink and purple necklace... (it seriously did look like someone had attacked him with a bedazzle gun!)

Dear Kids who kept coming up to Little Bug over and over to say "hi" and give him high 5's, or fist bumps, or hugs, or tried to talk to him even though he didn't respond or even acknowledge your presence,
Thank you.
Love Always,
"Little Bug's Mom"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Solar Eclipse - May 2012

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Just trying out this Make a gif thing with my pictures from the eclipse.   Sorry it's so huge... I have no idea what I'm doing :)

Gonna try to get back into blogging (quit laughing!  I mean it this time!!)