Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Superhero Lucy

When we were in Colorado the girls started a conversation about superpowers.  I asked them if they could have one superpower, what would it be.  Emma wanted the superpower that when you reached behind your back you could make anything appear in your hand; a sword, a magic wand, a light saber...(a starbucks?)

When I asked Lucy she said, "I want to be able to make bubbles under water"  Then she thought for a moment and added, "But not using my mouth."

Oh Lucy, you already have that superpower.

Monday, April 28, 2014


When we were in Colorado for Spring Break we bought a book on bubble blowing fun. It had a recipe in it for making your own bubbles. I doctored it a bit (because I can never follow a recipe exactly) and we used the rope and stick that came with the book to make these great bubbles in the front yard. Look at Emma's face.

I used the sports mode on my big canon camera to shoot these photos.  It has a burst mode and it captured the bubbles bursting in mid air.  Love this effect and the girls loved seeing it in the pictures because it was way to fast to see with the naked eye. 

Emma twirled the bubbles around her, too.  

But by far the most hilarious moments were when the bubbles stopped forming and the girls started chanting and singing in the front yard.  Emma remarked that the bubble magic had left them and that they should try to bring back the bubble magic.  So Lucy and Emma started chanting "magic be with us, magic be with us..."  I am pretty sure that between the dancing and the chanting the neighbors think we are wicken now.   But it worked...the bubbles returned (after the wind died down).

Too Busy and Too Opinionated

I have not blogged in a long time. I took time off for lots of reasons. I told myself and others I was too busy. But the reasons are more complex than that. Yes, I am busy, but another reason is I felt like I couldn't say what I wanted to say anymore. I had too many people reading my blog and I didn't want to make anyone mad. I also felt like people were tired of reading about my kids and that was so much of what I had to say. So I stopped. Well now I am back and I realize that I missed over two months of logging my children's life. I started this blog for them and for me. Not for anyone else. So if I make people mad or if they get sick of reading about my kids then they should stop tuning in. I am back and I have a lot to say. It feels better to vent on here. I can't believe that I worried about losing followers over this. Just look, there are only 13 of you. I would post a link to Facebook and according to the stats 94 people would click over, but only 9 people would hit the like button. I'm tired of measuring myself by that yardstick. Good riddance. Let's get something off my chest. Every single morning I sit in traffic in order to take my girls to school. The left lane has been closed for 5 months due to construction heading north. And every morning the same people pass me on the left as we just sit in our little line waiting to get on the highway. It is as if they think we are stupid or slow and that the rules just don't apply to them. I assure you, my IQ is just fine and my foot is heavy when it counts. But I think that society as a whole is better if we follow the rules and all do what is expected of us. If we all tried to cut in line, it would wreak havoc on the other end. And you have car seats in your big 'ol SUV and your kids are watching you. And your kids are going to be the ones who cut in line at school because they think that the rules don't apply to them. Enough! Get in line like the rest of us! The same rules apply to you! Yes, I am in a hurry too! I also have to get to work! My job is very important too! My life is also very worthwhile and important! I have recognized several people that I know zip past me morning after morning. I have lost respect for them. Completely. What are you teaching your children? If you drive fast enough or wave sweet enough, you can just jump to the front of the line? Well, when that person slowed down for you, they kept us from making it through the light, so yea, it does have an actual affect on us. What you do does affect others. It makes us later because were were too stupid to follow the rules. Then I get to school and see people not following procedure for drop off and parking in the crosswalk and I think to myself, "Why bother?" Why do I bother to teach my kids to do the right thing? I am in the minority. I am a salmon swimming upstream. So are my kids.