Saturday, June 25, 2011

Craft Day With Friends!

Friday June 24th our friends Basia and her kids Veronica and Alex came over to play and do crafts.

Alex does not like painting, or coloring, what boys doesn't like to make a mess!? Alex doesn't.


Veronica and kae did the painting and coloring, and while Kae and Alex ran off to play dress up and watch Hello Kitty i taught B and Vern how to knit, Basia on needles and Vern on my old knitting looms, which are now hers.

as of today (Saturday) Veronica is a couple inches from being finished with her scarf, she LOVES the looms =D

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Wikipedia defines Competition as "Competition is a contest between individuals, groups, animals, etc. for territory, a niche, or a location of resources. It arises whenever two or more parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared. Competition occurs naturally between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, and mates, etc. Humans compete for water, food, and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and fame. Business is often associated with competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers."

There is healthy competition, like Sandi and i have during the KIP hunt, our points don't really count for anything, we just do it for fun since we know all the spots in advance and how to plan our week to hit as many as possible. we poke at each other, but we don't really MEAN anything by it.

Then there is unhealthy competition. My favorite rule during these kinds of things, especially in forums, is "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

Thumper's Mama had it right.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Last Day

This morning Ross and I packed up the Kidlette and headed to O-town. It was a long freaking drive.

We stopped first at the McDonalds on Sandlake, it boasts the Worlds Largest Indoor Playground, and it was on the Travel channel, this does make it a Tourist trap attraction. It's also about as Kitschy as i could get since ross wouldn't stop at the Giant Alligator on 50 on the way into town.


We hung around Downtown Disney all day, I was very disappointed, the Virgin Megastore is GONE! gasp!! so is the Rock n' Roll memorabilia shop /cry. The virgin megastore is now a build your own racecar place...blah.

but kae and ross played with Legos, and Kae got to build a bizarre Mr. Potato Head (mrs? i'm not sure...)

All in all it was hot, mom and dad were cranky by the end of the day, but kae was happy so that's what counts.

Friday, June 17, 2011

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Day 7

This morning Kae and I joined Basia and the kiddos at the beach again.

pay no attention to my pasty white legs...
 I also do not really like sun, but i make concessions for my child. she loves the water.

Actually the water was beautiful, though there was a bit of a current and we kept having to adjust because we ended up in a deep spot where the mommies could not touch the bottom...

Veronica is a toad because she kept telling me whenever there were fish around my feet, she could see them because she was snorkeling...toad. I do not like wildlife at the beach....creepy.

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Day 6

The ZOO!!

Kae and I went to the Palm Beach Zoo with Basia and her kiddo's, Veronica and Alex. We had so much fun, we're planning a trip to Lion Country sometime this summer too.

Kae just loves hanging out with Alex, and it seems Alex loves hanging out with Kae, it's good for both of them, so Kae remembers how to act around other kids before she goes back to school, and for Alex because his older sister is 7 years older and he's almost like an only child because of the age difference.

So kae helped Alex with his manners, and alex reminded kae how to pitch a tantrum like a 3 year old. And no matter what anyone says, 3 is worse than 2..that's when the WHINING starts....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Day 5

so i skipped day 4. Mom came over and we dyed out hair, there was no real "public" time.

But this morning Kae and I went to the Downtown Gardens Cobb free summer movie's for kids thing. We saw Shrek Forever After. Which was actually really funny, i'm usually not a big fan of the Shrek franchise. I sorta just want it to go away.../shrug.

After the theater we went to the Mall to get daddy his Father's Day present. And Kae decided she wanted to sit down since her shoes were hurting her feets. I knit while she got creative with my cell phone camera.

We also stopped after we picked up Uncle Dave from work to get the "Historic Location" point. The Historic Jupiter School is on way home, i drive past it two times every day, and i'm ashamed to say i've never stopped to read the sign. So today i learned something new. It was a good day =D

I'm going to Dye, Dye, Dye my hair black..and smoke a clove!

way back in the day (10 years ago) i was a goth..yeah, i admit it, i wore all black and wrote bad poetry. It wasn't all dark and gloomy. I mean, my hair was purple for a couple years. And i wore a lot of red too =D

But doing our hair was the biggest part, it made the most impact. I started dying my hair when i was probably 13, Middle school-age. Mom let me dye it temporarily. And then in high school i moved on to the permanent stuff. At one point during my senior year i bleached out my bangs with the intention of dying them bright crayola purple, but mom nixed that, and made my dye it all "normal" red before graduation.

Right after graduation i dyed the back of my hair black, and the front grape purple. it was like that until i met ross. And then i just never got around to dying my hair. Kidlette came around and well...yeah.

And then yesterday mom came over and wanted me to dye her hair brown (to cover the "hairs of experience") and i decided it was time. So i got a sale box of Revlon in Burgundy...yeah, my hair is deep red. =D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Day 3

I was so tired last night that i didn't get around to blogging what kae and I did yesterday.

So i'm doing it this morning!

First Kae and i went back to JoAnns to buy the right amount of fabric for our new tablecloth. I mismeasured and didn't take overhang into account so the first one was a little too small.

After JoAnns we met Barbara and her kiddies at the park on Anchorage. It's a very nice park with shade, water fountains and BATHROOMS! omg bathrooms. So few public parks have bathrooms.

Veronica (Barbara's 9 yo daughter) let me teach her to knit after she got bored chasing the littler kids around.

We also joined them for lunch at the Alehouse in Promenade, they're so cute.

Then kae and i went back to the library for me to pick up a book i had on hold, I decided to make the trip worth the gas so we stayed and kae got to play on the computer. We're going back Wednesday, because I won a book! The Bicycle Diaries.../shrug

I'm almost done with my first KIP project, a slouchy hat for Katzie.
And i've started reading "The President's Vampire" the sequel to "Blood Oath" that i read last week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Day 2

This morning Kae and I were up bright and early to go get breakfast, we would have gotten Dennys like we did last year, but they tore it down /sigh..

Pancakes and Strawberry syrup? yes...please...

We tried to go to the library, since i have a book on hold to pick up, but they didn't open until Noon, so we headed to Joanns to get some fabric to make a tablecloth for our dining room table. it's a bit small, so i'll have to go back tomorrow and get more. But i like the green with leaves we picked out. I snapped a picture of my knitting there, since i walked around with it out while we looked at all the new stuff they've gotten just in the last week, like an entire new AISLE of yarn (squee!)

We cleaned up the living room and kitchen and put our new (too small) tablecloth on, and then waited around for daddy to get home from being slave labor for Grandpa Frank, and then had dinner (Asparagus Stir Fry) and decided we needed to go to the pool. Since we have to shower off before getting into the pool, we had to sit for a few minutes to use the showers, again i pulled out my knitting. Daddy has been super helpful taking pics for me this year.

As for my Summer Reading Program, i've finished book 2 of 5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, it's a YA Paranormal. I liked it actually, i'll get the second one from the library eventually.

Tomorrow Kae and I will be meeting our friend Barabara at the Park, with her 3 yo son Alex and her 10 yo Daughter Veronica, I already talked to Vern about letting me teach her to knit while we're there for the park and bonus point. We'll also be going to the Library and quite possibly the mall, we need to get a Father's Day present for daddy.

Do you think it'll count if i knit while doing yoga for the Knitting at the Gym? since i don't belong to a gym, nor do we have a fitness room in our development...hrm....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

WWKIP Hunt Year 2 - Day 1

this morning we got up super early to go to Ikea with my Mother and Sister in law. Omg total fun. I loved it...i'm actually a little mad at myself for whining about having to go. i take it all back.

There is a little play place for the kiddies to keep them busy while the 'rents shop, and upstairs is a cafeteria with FREE coffee and 99c breakfast. super good deal.

 We replaced our coffee table with not one, but three tables. 2 to be the coffee table and one for a new side table, i like it, even if dave doesn't.
as for WWKIP, i got a picture of me in the car as a passenger

I got a picture at Panera, where we had lunch.
I got a picture while the driver of a car while waiting for Dave-o to get off work

So that's Day 1 - 3 Points.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Adult Summer Reading Program

last year (and this year) kae got signed up for the Children's Reading Program. She's got to read 10 hours worth of books. If the adult program went on the same thing i'd have finished the first day /sigh.

Instead we get to read 5 books in two months...yeah, i'll probably triple that, if not more. But hey, i'm off to a good start.

I finished Under the Blood Red Moon by Mina Hepsen. This is a pen name for Hande Zapsu, she's written some children's books that kaeley has.

While it was ok, i'm putting it up on PBS, it's not something I'll read again.

And i started City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments series, so far so good.

Hairs Cut!

Kae got her hairs's about freaking time /sigh

Wednesday = Library Day

During the school year Kae and i set up a routine of going to the public library every wednesday. We would get movies and they're 7 day loans, so we had to go back on or before to take them back.

I gave her the option to go on another day, or more than once a week, so far she still just wants to go on wednesdays /shrug

So this week we signed up for the Children's Reading Program (we did it last year too) she's got to read or be read to, for 10 hours before July 29th. She'll get a certificate and tickets to a Baseball game =D

So far we have one hour 15 minutes accounted for and marked of on her log!

She also got to play on the library computer until group reading time.

Craft Day - June 6th

While Friday was the first official day of summer vacation, Kae and I ran around like chickens trying to get stuf done. She got a physical and we got her all registered for Kindergarten at Marsh Point. Since we were at a school i don't count it!

But monday we were Super fun busy =D

Kae decorated a pair of hot pink flip flops with heart shaped rhinestones that we got at JoAnns. They have all the supplies in the Kids Summer Camp Crafts section.

After that was finished (it took all of 20 minutes!) kae still wanted to do something we made monsters out of TP tubes. And then put on a puppet show!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

VPK Graduation Ceremony

This morning Kaeley "graduated" from VPK, she'll be starting real kindergarten next year.

They started by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by their alphabet (including the sound each letter makes), The Days of the Week, Month-erena (The Months sung to the tune of the Macarena...scary).  A video slide show with music, set to :

They got their diplomas, and then sang a song called "Beautiful Day" to us.

I cried. Kae's come so far since starting school.

Anyway! Kae got Flowers from Grandma Pam, and a cupcake necklace from her friend Gianna.

And then we took her home and she helped to clean her room lol, see that's what happens when you skip school have to CLEAN!