Monday, March 30, 2009

100 Yen

Garrett and I had a very successful trip to the 100 yen store today. I went with the sole intention of getting Seth more socks. He loves the toe socks. That child really does embrace everything. It is a good quality to have.

Anyway, we bought this drink, which turns out to be like a cream soda. Really tasty.

This is the toy Garrett chose that mommy just finished building. How neat for a buck, huh?

Oh, and I did get the toe socks. For those of you who know me well enough to wonder if I got what I went for, or just got distracted by the shiny things. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

That's a Good Idea

The mind of a child is quite fascinating and amusing. I was running errands today and of course Garrett was with me. From the back he says "Mommy, there was upside down steps back there!"
Now, I did not see whatever it was he describes as upside down steps, but I reply "Really? How would you walk on those?"
To which I get it "Well, you could put gum on the bottom of your shoes, then you would stick to those upside down steps. Yeah, that's a good idea."
So, I smile and say "You're right Garrett, that is a good idea."
And now I wait, for the gum to start appearing on the bottom of his shoes as he tries to stick to things....

Friday, March 20, 2009

Two Week Update

Ah, the neglected blog. I fancy myself a busy girl. Blame it on Facebook. Honestly, there hasn't been much going on with our family. I can sum up the last two weeks with just five photos.

Seth's school held "Read Across America" week. Ironic, since we are not in America and no school we have been to there (which is a good number) has ever had a RAA week. One of the days, the kids were to dress up as what they wanted to be when they grow up. Seth dressed as a Marine Corps pilot. I wish I had taken a picture of Jerry's ridiculous grin as Seth walked off to school.

We went to the RAA night at school where we had some green eggs and ham, made some bookmarks, listened to some stories, and of course visited the book fair.

Then it was Garrett's birthday. My baby is four, *sigh*.

While driving we spotted Spider-Man hanging around. Good to know we have both the Marines and Spider-Man to protect us here on Okinawa.

And because I am such a good parent and influence. I dared Steven to drink some lemon juice packets while we were at the food court. He's 14, so he's pretty much game for any dare.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

If I Were in Charge of the World

Vaughn had to write some poems for language arts. Some were in the style of those they had read. I really liked this one.

If I Were in Charge of the World
by Vaughn Walter

If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel soccer,
Asparagus, and also,

If I were in charge of the world
There'd be more animal shelters,
Smaller footballs, and also,
Bigger shoes

If I were in charge of the world
You wouldn't have allergies
Global warming,
Country music,
And the apocalypse

If I were in charge of the world
A gecko would be 5 foot long, you'd also have
Man-eating cauliflower,
Vegetables would taste like chicken,
There would be such a thing as a Mommmotiposs,
Birds would live under water and eat sharks,
Superman would have blonde hair
And Britney Spears would be a rapper

If I were in charge of the world
It would rain cats and dogs
Garden gnomes could walk and talk
And volcanoes would erupt hot fudge