Took the twins to a birthday party today. Instead of creating the standard "goodie" bags, these were created. Yes, they look falic, but they really are not. They are a microphone, music note and guitar. We laughed all afternoon about it though.
My friend Traci, from work posted this on FB last night, "I want to feel the sun on my face, a drink in my hand and sand between my toes!!!Ahhhhh........ :) ♥" Today, Jess brought all this into her room. Through all this bad weather, we all dreamed for a moment. I had to get a picture.
Took the scouts to the Water Works. They learned about the history and how it has helped distribute clean water to Philadelphia. They each got to decorate a fake brick which will be used to make a well to collect money. The money will be used to create real wells all over the world. They had to write a saying on their bricks too. Here are just a few samples from the girls.
Went to the orthopedic doctor yesterday. She said that I have severe tennis elbow and wanted to cast me for a few weeks. We agreed on a splint instead. I just got fitted today and have to wear it for 3 weeks. This sucks!
When I went into girl scouts tonight, this was in the corner of the floor. A youth group created it out of donated pennies. They slept over, at the church, last weekend and were up half the night creating this. It was amazing to see. I took my girls into the back room so that it wouldn't get messed up (just in case).
This weekend we taught Brianna how to play the card game, Hand and Foot. We played for a few hours this afternoon. She caught on pretty quickly and even gave us some trash talk at the table. MP kept bothering her to break her concentration and she quickly put him in his place (LOL). She had her rules sheet that she looked at from time to time. MP added the last line to it!
Talk about heart attack on a plate. It's good to have comfort food every once in a while and it was a virgin experience for James who has never been here. Here is the conversation in the car:
James: How about we go to Nifty Fifty's for dinner.
Rachel: What is Nifty Fifty's daddy?
James: It's an old fashioned burger place.
Rachel: What like the '80s?
Brianna: Yeah that's why it's called Nifty FIFTYS!
This picture was taken during my lunch. This truck salted the same street 4 times in 30 minutes. That's a little excessive don't you think? No flakes falling but lots of falling salt! Well at least they make it easier for me to get to work.
I was going to post a picture from Aunt Nora's funeral that showed the sadness of the family, but that's not how the family works. We celebrate who the person was and reminisce stories about the person who passed. We all got together after the burial to eat, drink and wipe our tears. This is Uncle John (Nora's brother) and Rob (my bro-in-law). They were made from the same mold. They were comparing bellies and I think I heard Rob say that his was bigger. What goofy people! I love 'em!