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I wear many hats. I am a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Friend, Dental Assistant, Student, Big Sister, Daughter-in-law, Sister-in-law, Chef, Gardener, Nurse, Maid, Plumber, Seamstress...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mylan's 2010 5th Grade School Picture

Mylan's school takes his school picture twice a year. So Larry and I didn't purchase this one. We plan to wait until the next picture session later in the year. This is a scan of the school picture that Becky, Mylan's mom, bought.
Isn't he so handsome!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Operation Snail Rescue Cont.

I named all of my snails Gary because I was keeping them in a Spongebob fish tank. If you've ever watched Spongebob you'd know that his pet snail is named Gary. So I thought the name to be fitting for all seven of my snails. I decided to let them all go earlier this week because I was hoping they'd have some baby snails soon but they just weren't mating and laying any eggs. I was getting tired of looking at their dirty tank and smelling it every time I opened the lid to feed them.
They were very cute with their squishy little slimy bodies slugging around but they sure do poop a lot! Ick!
So I wish all of my Garry's a happy life in the backyard!

The Things Kids Say

As you know, I am growing my hair back out from a very short pixie to a the long hair I had many, many years ago. This little journey hasn't been the most pleasant for me and has lead me to many bad hair days along the way. Gr! So lately I have been pinning my bangs back and letting the rest of my hair just hang down. In the car yesterday morning, both of us sitting in the front seat, Mylan kind of leans over towards me and ever so gently flicks the end of my hair and says, "I like your hair this way." Mylan is 10 years old. I have been surprised by how many compliments he's been giving me since growing my hair out. I look at him and say, "Well thank you buddy! That is nice to hear since this morning I was really missing my short hair!" He says, "Really?! I don't want you to cut your hair short again because I really like it long better." Then he says, "My teacher always wears two clips on both sides of her head and poofs her hair out on the sides. I don't like it because it makes her look like an alien." It is at that point that I burst out laughing!! How adorable is that?!! He smiles and I say, "Oh my god! Your teacher would just die if she knew you thought that, wouldn't she?" He laughs and says, "Yeah!"
Little does Mylan know...
He made my day!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mylan's Art

Prom Night

How do you know that your had a great prom night?
Well let me tell you....
If you wake up the next morning with your body sore all over from dancing too much and a bruised toe because it got stepped on too many times while dancing barefoot, your dress gets ripped, your necklace gets ruined and you wake up the next morning with your hair and makeup almost exactly the way it was the night before because you were too tired to even bother with a shower at 2am...that's a great prom night! So you're probably asking your self why a 30 and 37 year old is going to prom?? You see, some friends of ours, Kim and Brent, both turned 40 so they had an 80's Prom themed birthday party! There was too much food, a bonfire, a keg, spiked punch, disco lights and a DJ! It was soooo much fun! I was so embarrassed in my outfit but by the time everyone got there and the fun began I totally forgot about my embarrassment. I admit that my costume wasn't the greatest but I did my best and had a blast so that's all that really matters. Another woman ended up wearing the same dress I did. I am unable to post any other pics besides the one of Larry and I because my friends have requested that I don't. I did have an album on my fb page but had to delete it due to requests from my friends that I not post their pics. So here is the hideously embarrassing pic of me and Larry....it's okay you can admit it, I have....

Personally I thought my hair looked better in person but still pretty ugly. I tried to get my bangs to stick straight up and over to the side but it didn't exactly workout in my favor. Oh well. Our friends took actual prom pics in front of a lake with a little water fall...they were going for cheesy! They plan to put borders around them and then mail them to everyone so I will most likely replace this pic with that one once I get it because I am sure it is much better then this pic.
The only good thing about this picture is that my family and friends know that I don't really look like this on a daily basis.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Snail Home

After doing a little snail research I decided that I needed to make my snail habitat a little bit better so that my snails would be happier and hopefully have some baby snails!! Although once they have babies I'll have to let them all go because there is no way I will be able to keep them all! Did you know that snails are both male and female. They still have to mate but once they do they each lay approx 85 eggs each! Yikes 85! I have 7 snails total in there! That means that I could possibly have 595 baby snails on my hands!

Isn't he cute?! He's just slimming a long!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Operation Snail Rescue

While helping Larry in the backyard I found some cute little snails! I decided to keep them so I goggled how to take care of them and how to feed them. I mad them a home out of Mylan's old fish tank that we've had for years. Fish never survived in that thing so I hope my snails will.

Aren't they cute! I think they like it!