Monday, June 30, 2014

Isn't everyone?

"My sister thinks she's black toast intolerant."

"I don't think there's any black toast in this milk, though."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Talk to the hand (puppet)

Doorjam puppet theater ....

It's pretty easy. 

You just make two curtains: one with a 14 X 17 window opening, and a smaller curtain that fits under the first curtain.  

Get yourself two tension curtain rods ... (one will support the lower edge of the window opening).
One yard of fabric ...
One fat quarter (for interior curtain) ....
One yard of bias tape ...
Felt or fleece scraps for the opening border ...
And matching thread.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

On Father's Day the shoe is on the other foot

If the kids want him to do anything for them today, they have to put on his socks and shoes.

Otherwise, he claims, he won't leave the house.

How did this come to pass, you wonder?

"How many times have I put on your shoes and socks?"

"I mean ... you take them off and want them back on about six times a day. ... If you calculate those six times a day by seven years ... well, let's just say that's a lot of stinky feet."

"Oh ... and one more thing ... If it rains, you are going to have to carry me."

Thursday, June 05, 2014


So ... the birthday planning has begun.

And according to the party planner, it's going to be just like Annabel's 

"only without the girl parts."

Sunday, June 01, 2014