Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The weather outside is frightful...

Someone may have made sure that another someone was appropriately dressed for the cold weather we've been having.

This piercing glare may give you some indication of how that someone else felt about all this attention.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


A couch full of Grinch watchers (Kelly was there too).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mental Note

Last night Zack and I went to PetSmart to find a prop for this year's Christmas pictures. 

What never even occurred to me was that they sell reptiles there. And where are those tanks? Why, they are front and center as soon as you walk in. Why yes, we did spend about 30 minutes looking at those 8 tanks, as well as the birds and the fish. And yes, his desire to own his very own lizard has been rekindled. And yes, the first thing out of his mouth this morning was to ask if we could buy two lizards today. {probably not}. No, Mommy, after school, not now. 

The first thing he told his teacher when he walked into his classroom was that he was going to get two pet lizards today. And then he went on to regale her with the whole story.

I mentioned to him that we'd have to do some research on how to take care of them because we don't know how. His response? We can ask the man at the store how to take care of them. 

%^*&*&##. Whose idea was it to raise a kid who can think for himself? 

My one hope in all of this (because really, I do NOT want a lizard in the house. And those things are EXPENSIVE.) is that when we stopped at Trader Joe's on the way home, I'd told him that one time I'd seen some lizards in the rock wall by the parking lot. Well, he seems to think that he can catch two of those lizards and put them in a cage. I told him that they're hibernating now, and we wouldn't see them until he was wearing shorts again. He seemed to get that. And I'm really hoping that by the time he's wearing shorts again, he'll have forgotten about the lizards in the Trader Joe's parking lot. 

Oh, come on. Let me delude myself for a few months, please.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Waiting to vote.

He was really excited to go with me and he did a great job clicking on all he right boxes.

Friday, November 02, 2012


Zack and I went to Pacci's tonight. He had his usual--margharita with sausage. The unusual part was that he ATE THE WHOLE PIZZA. After he was finished, he sat back, sighed and said "That was SOOOO good.............It was wicked good."  He topped it all off with some gelato. 

Now I am absolutely terrified of our food bill once he becomes a teenager. And my belief that we should be saving for that food bill rather than college has been confirmed. Yikes!