Our Sunday

J had to go in to catch up on some work.  He left us mid-morning on his motorcycle with a wide-open day ahead of us and no plans.  So, I called my mom to invite her over to swim.  She had been asking to come over to watch the boys swim for several weeks and I figured this was a great opportunity.

We spent a leisurely Sunday morning and early afternoon swimming in the pool and sunning ourselves on the lounge chairs.  The boys showed off their skills by diving for six colorful dive rings.  Yaya was impressed.  Much cheering and woo-ing could be heard.

I made tuna salad sandwiches for lunch.  It was a very nice way to spend our Sunday.  I’m just sad that J wasn’t there to enjoy it too. But he did manage to come home in time to accompany us to our friends’ house for dinner where we ate awesome kabobs and carrot cake.  So, all was not lost.  We had some quality time with him at the end of the day.  Quality time with him and some whoopee cushions that our friends’ kids had…  Good times!


Steph took her mom, Mimi, to NYC for 6 days.  I think Mimi might have a bucket list…  Just speculation but I think her latest medical incident might have prompted this whirlwind trip to the Big Apple.

Anyway, they’re supposed to be at the Today show this morning acting like fools trying to get on camera behind Matt Lauer or Al Roker.  I’ve recorded all 100 hours (it seems like it’s on for that long) of today’s broadcast in hopes of seeing them.  Steph apparently went to a spray tan place prior to their trip and came out pumpkin colored…  I’m so sad that I missed seeing this!!!  Our friend, B, was shocked to see her at work on Friday looking like Ms. Carotine.  B mistakenly thought it was a bad make-up job and tried to rub the color off of Steph’s cheek.  It  obviously did not come off and Steph did not find B’s gesture very amusing…  Heeeee!  So, I’m hoping Steph sticks out in the crowd and I’m able to see her and her mom with their embellished poster board.

Nothing screams TOURIST quite like a bad spray tan…



This video is exactly how Wildman is at his soccer games.  Watch to the very end, it’s hilarious!

In fact, we’re supposed to be heading to his soccer game right now except it’s pouring!  Maybe we’ll have a Saturday morning off?!  Don’t get me wrong.  We love to go to the games but the 8:30 AM ones come pretty early on a Saturday morning.  Must. drink. coffee.

Preschool Activity: Shaving Cream Prints

Yesterday’s preschool craft project was making shaving cream prints.  This is what I had been saving that can of shaving cream for.  You know the one that Wildman got into?

So, I gathered all of the supplies for some messy fun and headed to the backyard because I’m not brave enough do stuff like this in the house.

We sprayed shaving cream into an old, nasty cookie sheet.  The boys smoothed out the foam and squeezed on drops of food coloring.

Doesn’t it look pretty?

Then they got busy swirling the colors around with bamboo skewers.

I let them each place a piece of cardstock on the shaving cream.  They loved patting the paper to make the prints.

Here’s what the prints looked like when I peeled them off of the shaving cream:

And here’s what they looked like after I scraped off the shaving cream and let them dry for a while:

So cool!  I think I might use these to make note cards or something.  They look wonderful and the paper became surprisingly soft and smooth when it dried.  Go Barbasol!

Of course, the boys could not resist smearing shaving cream all over themselves once the prints were complete.  I let them go nuts then hosed them down and let them go in the pool.

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