Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where's Waldo?

Originally uploaded by rhommer
I was looking at Tosa Farmers Market photos that collective people have been posting on Flickr, and found this one that we're all in. Can you find us (warning: I have not showered)?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rainbow Cake

Jacksons castle cake
Originally uploaded by flabonganator
I saw this totally cool rainbow cake on Omnomicon.com and thought the kids would get a kick out of it. We set out to do it, but I realized that I had loaned out one of my round pans to a friend so she could make this super cool castle birthday cake for her son's 6th birthday. So I settled for a 9x13 pan. The kids had fun helping and it looked pretty psychadelic.

Fancy Nancy

Norah's become a big fan of Fancy Nancy. And apparently, she's taken small steps to make her room fancier, since its not fancy enough.

She dug out this old crocheted doily from some bin in storage. I imagine my great grandma made it. And she replaced a framed print for it. She also put a shimmery purple wrapping bow on her Doug Melvin bobblehead.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


playroom disaster
Originally uploaded by flabonganator
I started the playroom purge today. Only to realize how long of a process this is going to be and how overwhelming it is. The closet was being used as a utility closet, but now that it houses other things, where do I go w/ the other stuff? I have to find a home for that. And other toys and books? They need to go into the kids rooms. But not before I purge in there and find space for them. Other larger objects need to go into the rec room, which also needs to be purged first.
Lesson learned? Guess I should have started w/ everything *but* the playroom first. Yikes.

And the playroom? Shelves and molding need to be torn down and the walls painted. Oh - and who installs a window sideways? WTH? I found that out when they were painted this summer.

I've got my work cut out for me.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Snake Dance

Aidan playing piano
Originally uploaded by flabonganator
I love this piece.
Older cousins. Aidan adores them. He couldn't have been more thrilled when he got to spend time with them.

(photo not taken by me. just had to clarify)

Fun with dad

While their cousins from CA were visiting, the kids went mini golfing. Apparently daddy bought them a slush puppie (what exactly is that?). I didn't know this until I just came across this photo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nothing screams "family photo"...

...more than Budweiser.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Back to school.....9-1-09