Saturday, November 22, 2008

Where do you want to go eat?.....

A simple question which usually gets the same reply, "McDonald's". But what happens when you say that you are tired of eating there and want some place different? You would be surprised at what kids come up with.
My daughter dragged her brother in his room and put a special shirt on him. They come out and say, "We want to go to Red Monster" (Red Lobster) I was puzzled until I seen my son with a lobster shirt on. They were very determined. The funny thing is that they only eat the cheddar biscuits there. I think next time I will just decide myself and tell them where we are going. lol

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Damn Gummi Bears

Why all this hostility towards Gummi Bears? Because they started it all...the Gummi Worms, Gummi Spiders etc. Now I have nothing against the idea of eating tasty critters, heck if I was a kid I would have loved to imagine I was eating a spider or worm. However, they crossed the line with a particular type of the rubbery confection.
I came home from work one day and Jake made a rather disturbing, but not quite shocking announcement from a 4 yr. old... "I like boogers!"
"What was that, Jake?"
"I like boogers, they taste good."
"Okay, Jake, you are not supposed to eat boogers. That's gross."
"But, I like boogers, they're yummy."
"Jake, I better not catch you eating any boogers, you'll be in trouble."
"But, boogers are good, I like to eat them."

You guessed it, they actually make Gummi Boogers.
Thankfully, Jake has not made any proclamations for his love of boogers in public, with me, anyways. I dread the day he does.

To my Readers

Let me apologize to my readers, all 1 of them (lol) for my lack of posts lately. I have been caught up in a lot of things...tests and reports due for my college courses, family matters, etc.
I realize that a having a blog sight means you do just that, you BLOG and the reason people come to your blog is because they find it interesting or entertaining. So hopefully, now that things have settled down a bit I can get back to it.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Well tomorrow's Halloween and I'm hoping Jake has a better understanding this year of how to go Trick or Treating. Last year, when someone would answer the door, he thought that was an invitation to go in. At one house, I literally had to chase him right in to the middle of someone's living room; where the family was watching TV. Here' a picture of the boys costumes this year.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back From Hospital

Good Evening to Everyone: We're back from our trip to L.A. for Sam's surgery. Everything went well, Sam had surgery for strabismus. The doctor cut the upper muscles of both eyes to try and bring them downward (he has already had the side muscles cut). We thought Sam's vision was terrible because every time he tried to read something he would put it right up to his face, but also hold it below his face. That was so he could look upward at what he was reading; which is when his vision is best.
The doctor noticed this when he had Sam read the letter board and Sam would bring his chin down and look up at the letters. His vision was about 20/60 when he looked upward at what he was reading.
Anyways, the doctor was very pleased with how the surgery turned out and is very certain it will help.
Sam impressed every staff member he came in contact with; even a pediatric cardiologist who was there for eye surgery. They couldn't believe how knowledgeable he was about medical things (he has insisted that he is going to be a pediatrician when he grows up) or how many intelligent questions he would ask. I literally had 4 doctors, including his, and every nurse that cared for him mention something about his intelligence or inquisitiveness. One anesthesiologist told me he couldn't keep up with Sam's questions, join the club, doctor.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hi, Just wanted to let everyone know I won't be adding anything for a few days as Sam is going in for eye surgery in L.A. Should be back in a few days.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jakeism 10-20-08

Tonight Jake saw me getting some chocolate out of the 'fridge and asked for a piece. I told him it was dark chocolate and he probably wouldn't like it. Of course, telling a child they're not going to like chocolate is pretty much a waste of words.
Anyways, I gave him a piece, which he proceeded to devour. After he ate it I asked him if he like it.
His response, " Yea, I like that glow-in-the-dark chocolate."