Most of you know that I am not huge on watching YouTube. I know people (including my son) who can and do spend hours on there, but it is really just not my thing. However, a friend posted this on Facebook, and it is so awesome, I absolutely have to share it. Whoever managed to weave in the John Williams "Hedwig's Theme" (what most people think of as "the Harry Potter theme") was brilliant!
Currently feeling: amazed at the cleverness of people
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Luke recited the Cub Scout promise in front of about 150 people at tonight's Blue and Gold Ceremony. I couldn't take pictures or video because it was right after the Pledge of Allegiance, but he did a great job! We practiced all weekend, and he didn't seem anxious at all. This picture was taken later as they built the bridge for the Crossing Over Ceremony.
Currently feeling: very proud
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Q-snaps, for all kinds of needlework! I use these for my cross stitching, but I was struggling to keep the extra fabric of the shirt out of the way while stitching the Cub Scout patches on his new shirt. Then inspiration finally struck; that's exactly what q-snaps do! They hold the fabric taught and keep the excess out of the way. It worked brilliantly!
Currently feeling: inspired
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Luke finished reading it, so we watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban last night. He was NOT happy that they didn't explain who the authors of the Marauder's Map were (and I agree completely). Yay, my baby likes the book better than the movies!!
Currently feeling: so proud!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
|The birthday girl!|
|Hello Kitty for the Princess Kitty|
|Full room decorations|
I've always wanted to try one of those zebra cakes, to see if they are as easy as they seem. It was pretty easy, other than being hugely domed in the middle, more so than just the usual puffing from baking because you pile up the batter in the middle. I would have cut off half the cake to make it flat, so I did what I could with the icing to flatten it out (see how thick it is on the far left "corner." Gee, darn, extra icing!
|Will it pass inspection?|
|Playing with fire!|
|Being held to avoid singed whiskers|
|Is it candy? Is it a toy? It's both!|
Currently feeling: having a little springtime fun
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The once in a century event is here! You'll just have to take my word for it that I took this picture at the right time.
This picture was supposed to include all of us, but it was so bad of both DH and me that I cropped it. Luke looks cute, even if the sign isn't straight and he's making the "I'm just humoring you" face. Maybe he'll appreciate it one day.
Currently feeling: geeky
Friday, March 13, 2015
While reviewing his homework tonight....
Me: Luke, you *know* your homework has to be answered in complete sentences.
Luke: It is.
Me: "The battle at Trenton." is not a complete sentence.
Luke: Yes it is!
Me: What is the subject?
Me: What is the verb?
Luke (hesitantly): At?
Me: At is not a verb.
Me: Battle is not the verb.
Luke: It is too a verb!!
Me (sighing): Battle can be either a noun or a verb. A single use of the word battle cannot be both the subject and the verb at the same time!
Currently feeling: both frustrated and amused
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Woohoo! Tonight was the first baseball game of the season. We've gone up a league, so it will eventually be kid pitch, but they all start with the pitching machine. Luke was at first base for the first inning. He caught the ball and tagged the base so the runner already on first was out, too. His first two-for!
Followed immediately by his first ever strikeout. (He always made contact at every at bat last season.) That did not go over well with him.
Currently feeling: ready to play
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Thursday, March 05, 2015
|Image courtesy of jk1991 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net|
After much experimentation this week, I have concluded that Puffs tissues really are softer than Kleenex, and 3-ply tissues really are softer than 2-ply. I also personally find the "cool touch" tissues more soothing than the lotion ones, even if they are Kleenex brand. I would really like to end this experiment now, please! (My alternately stuffy and runny nose says we will likely continue collecting data for a few more days.)
Currently feeling: sick and tired of being sick and tired