Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Dirty Little Secret

You know what they say about the cat being away... the mice will spit sunflower seeds.  There are certain unpleasantries that we refrain from displaying in front of our significant others, I won't delve into this list since naming them would make the reader assume I participate in them, but you all know what I am talking about.  A childhood pastime of mine is spitting sunflower seeds, in a variety of flavors.  It's not that I have never spit seeds in front of Jason, but his less than approving glances have made this ugly habit reserved for when Jason goes out of town.  And right now the cat's away.
Tonight, I find the bag of David seeds very informative and uplifting.  It congratulated me personally for being a seeder.  It then goes on to define me, a seeder, as unique, cool, confident, active, and hardworking.  I should add this to my "About Me" description.  
To wrap up my ode to seeds, I will share a scene close to my heart from Ace Ventura 2: Pet Detective
Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox): Seeing Ace eating handfuls of sunflower seeds and discarding the shells on a pile on her desk. "Would you like an ashtray?"
Ace Ventura : oh-no, I don't smoke.  It's a disgusting habit.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pirate Booty

How do you get the attention of 80 first graders?  Let them dress up like robbing, plundering, fire-starting, cheap women chasing, arm chopping, eye-gauging, dirty drunk pirates.  Okay, maybe they left out their shady past and celebrated their knack for accessorizing and collecting pretty jewels.  Addie's first grade spent a half day dedicated to learning through pirate activities such estimating and weighing different pirate paraphanalia on scales, compass making, map making, sorting and jewel math, etc.  We came up with a pretty decent pirate princess outfit, considering our dress-up consists of tiaras and wands and high heels, oh my!
Addie loves her teacher, Mrs. Masterson.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Green With Envy

I thought I would share the best costume I saw at my girls school Halloween parade, Little Cindy Lou Who.  Check out her awesome hair!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

The girls came up with this idea on their own after memorizing songs and watching the LA performance of Wicked. Addie wanted to be the witch because she wasn't a wicked witch, just misunderstood. And of course Elli wanted to be Ga-linda because she is pretty and everyone likes her and she is consumed with herself. It wasn't too hard to get into character. And Millie loved her costume and red shoes, she wore it to the girls' school carnival, running errands with me, and all night.
"Okay, let's get this over with, no I'm not seasick, yes I've always been green, no I didn't eat grass as a child."

"I clash with everything." (both from Elphaba in Wicked)
"Lions, and tigers, and bears, Oh My!"
"It's good to see me, isn't it? No need to answer, that was rhetorical." (Galinda in Wicked)