Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Birthday, Leah!

December 2, 2005

December 2, 2009

Here are some highlights from Leah's birthday. Thanks to all the grandparents for their kind wishes and birthday cash. The first thing Leah wanted to get with her birthday money was an Ariel doll. (which, incidentally, lost her head 2 days later and had to be replaced at Target's expense). We had cupcakes with army green frosting. I was trying to make it colorful and then added cocoa to make it extra yummy, and that equals army green (or moldy green, whichever you prefer). And I wisened up from last year, in which I invited 10 people to her party, and this year we invited four--an appropraite number, I think.

Here is a video of the singing and candle-blowing, followed by the unveiling of a Dora scooter from Grandma and Grandpa S0rens0n. Alas, riding to preschool was foiled due to our first dose of winter arriving the next day, and now we have 6 inches of snow. Someone recommended we take her to the church and have her ride around in the halls. Maybe? Or the JFSB where I work? We'll see. Incidentally, if you are in the market for a kids scooter, the Dora one may be purple and pink, but is more sturdy and has 3 times the weight capacity of the other scooters.

Friday, December 04, 2009

What does it stand for?

Here are some pneumonic devices and abbreviations I still remember and use. Let's see if you know what they stand for. Answers to follow soon. (no cheating!)

Never eat soggy waffles.

Every good boy deserves fudge.

Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.

A rat in the house may eat the ice cream.

C turtle.

My very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas.

Roy G. Biv.





And the last one is for my brothers. For 50 (totally arbitrary) bonus points:

Smashing pumpkins into small piles of putrid debris.

What are some of your favorite pneumonic devices?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

In the words of the birthday girl

Mom: Are you all grown up now?
Leah: No, I'm still just a little bit grown up.

Leah: I'm so exciting for my party, but I want it to start right now!

Leah (every five minutes): Happy Birthday Leah!

Leah: When I was in your tummy, I really, really, really wanted Ophie.

Leah: You're a mommy, and I'm the smarty pants.

Snipe and Dumbledog

I only had to show the kids "Potter Puppet Pals" once for them to start quoting it.

If you haven't watched this yet, now is the time.