Thursday, January 29, 2009

Check Me Out!! :op

Obviously I played with paintshop a bit, but you get the gist :o)

Monday, January 26, 2009

I do <3 me some American Idol!

My facebook status today has said LadyKong (ha!) is suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper excited!!!

'Cuz I am!

First, CuriousGeorge was on AFV, and now, I've been given the opportunity to be the American Idol Blogger for a local radio station here. I'm still awaiting details, but can't wait to begin!!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

(My son) CuriousGeorge is gonna be on TV!!!

I just got the phone call an hour or so ago...CuriousGeorge is gonna be on America's Funniest Home Videos this Sunday at 7pm (eastern) on abc!!! The clip is on my old laptop, or else I'd post it...but you might as well just watch it on Sunday :o)
So be on the lookout for this cute little man. You can't miss those dimples!! He'll be sitting at a kitchen table, looking at a laptop and getting a scare. Hehehehe Let me know if you get a chance to check it out!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

There's One I've Never Heard Before!

KingKong whines complains. Kind of a lot. He gets bummed that we never can do a lot together. It's either I run to the store alone, or he does, and dinner is always drive-thru take-out, and if we're out with the kids, usually one of us runs into Walmart to grab the bare essentials while the other sits in the car with the crazies kids.

I honestly can't remember a sitdown meal in a restaurant that we've had just as a family of 7-9 since this one. Last Sunday, KingKong shook me furiously while I pretended to sleep so he'd get up with the kids woke me up asking if I'd prefer breakfast sandwiches from the local grease mart or pack up everyone and go grab McDonald's breakfast (YUM!) and allow the kids to work off some energy in the playplace. Hmmmmm.

My immediate answer was to just send him to the local store...but KingKong got rather upset, thinking I was trying to avoid time with him...which, btw, I wasn't...It was the crazy looks from other people I was trying to avoid, while our children literally hung from the rafters, colorful tube slides, and nets...and all the frustrated crying (mostly by me ) when we tried to get them all back in the car in a timely manner...with *gasp* their shoes on.

But, I soon decided it was high time to give it another shot and after changing them out of the mismatch outfits their father picked out dressing all the boys, we were on our way...after all, we might as well tie in a pointless meandering trip to Marden's, the discount store who has everything and usually nothing you need. Sadly, when we pulled into the parking lot, the fire exit door of the playplace was boarded up and the metal joints were caved in. Evidently someone was in a hurry to get some mcnuggets and missed the drive thru!

The boys understood and in the spirit of eating out of a paper bag in the car less dining out together as a large family, we unloaded the crazies into McDonald's. Four #8s, one #2, some extra hashbrowns and a big breakfast later, we all dined together rather calmly and quietly. I was very pleased and proud of my little hoodlums.

And to add to the list of comments I've never heard before...A woman who was leaving passed by our table slowly and commented to my husband, "Wow, there's no denying those boys, huh?" Ummmmm, noooooo, but thanks for your input! LOL. I know she meant it sweetly...I think ;op

You Think Kids Say the Darndest Things???.......Well,...

...Just wait 'til they put it in writing and get graded for it!!!

I was going through the mountain stack of school papers CuriousGeorge and MonkeyButt put on the counter last night and found: "About Myself" by MonkeyButt.**'' **duh, name change.

Chapter 1, How Old: I am seven years old and have one sister and five brothers. MonkeyGirl is my only sister, and MonkeyBoy is my teenage brother. Then there's CuriousGeorge, SpiderMonkey, MonkeySee, and MonkeyDo (my little brothers).

Chapter 2, What I Look Like: I have light brown hair, blue eyes, tan skin, and brown eyebrows.

Chapter 3, How Old Are My Parents and Other People in My House: My dad is 33, my mom is 27. My sister is 14, my brothers are 12, 6, 2, 1, and 1.

Chapter 4, What My Parents Do: My dad drives a big truck all day. But my mom sits on our couch, on the computer or watching Guiding Light TV.

Chapter 5, My Birthday: I was born on January 11, 2001. I was born in Monkeyville Medical Center.

Chapter 6, Favorite Foods: I like tacos, spaghetti with meatballs, and cereal.


Well, this is OBVIOUSLY a fictional story or else the word bon-bons would have been included!!!

The moral of the story folks...someday your child will be in 3rd grade and will have to write something like this, so you better start brainwashing training prepping them on all the wonderous duties of being a sahm now!