Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

Grandpa and Grandma were in Minneapolis this week. They came bearing gifts...really you shouldn't have! (at least you could have added in some advil or mellow mommy in a bottle!) The title is a favorite of ours! Jim is an absolute Monty Python nut! At any moment one of us could break into "I don't want to talk to you no more, you animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction (that is even more true now that the boys are obsessed with bodily functions!). Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

Dad was getting fitted for a new prosthetic leg....a C-leg. He will now officially be the bionic man. There could be a new reality tv show on it called pimp my prosthesis! It comes with a battery pack, lots of bells and whistles..only problem is figuring out how to walk in it! They said the trick is not to think about it, easier said then done when you're about to fall on your face! No, but really this will be a total blessing for dad. His prosthetician (?) Amy did an awesome job getting through all of the red tape. She has been with dad from the begining, always fitting him in for adjustments, name it and I'm sure she's gotten answers for dad! Thanks Amy. You're the best!

These were J's birthday cupcakes (chocolate cupcakes filled with strawberry chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate glaze and butter cream). Sounds difficult, but if I could figure them out there is no reason to ever buy a box mix again! The recipe came from an awesome sight....Kathy: you can try the lavender cupcakes and let me know what there like...boys probably wouldn't go for that! Anyway here's the link

Yesterday we ended up going to see Speed Racer. If you have boys they will love it...a couple areas of questionable language, but it was done kind of on the sly so the boys didn't ever get it. I still have a headache from watching all of the crazy racing scenes from the very top row of the theater!

On a knitting note, I just ordered 3 pounds of merino to hand paint and then spin!~carpal tunnel anyone?!?! I hope to have pictures soon.

Have a great holiday weekend!


Nancy said...

you crack me up! I didn't think anyone else ever said " I fart in your general direction." (Raymond is the other one)
I am so out of touch now that I don't have cable and homeschool. I didn't know what you were talking about when you said 'holiday weekend"! Hey- I'm lucky if I remember what day of the week it is!

Nancy said...

oh yeah- I found this other blog- mom of 3 boys you might be interested in-