Friday, May 27, 2011

Float Your Boat!

When I looked out my kitchen window at the puddles that remain in my backyard after yesterday's deluge, I remembered that I forgot to share my "make your own paper boat" craft with you from the May issue of Chicago Parent Magazine.

This is a super easy and straightforward craft. And all you need is some paper and tape so it's perfect for those "what the heck should we do now" moments.

Happy sailing!

Monday, May 2, 2011

What He Had to Say on His Fifth Birthday

Brendan didn't have a lot of interest in my birthday interview this year. And who can blame him. When you are ridiculously handsome and sweet, who's got time to sit around while your Mom asks you dumb questions? But I managed to get a few tidbits out of him any way.

Happy Birthday big man.

  • Cereal- Cheerios
  • Vegetable- Red peppers
  • Drink- Milk
  • Toy- LEGOS
  • TV Show- Wild Kratts
  • Game- Hi-Ho-Cheerio
  • Book- The Jungle Book
  • Dinner – Pizza and pesto
  • Lunch – Buttered noodles
  • Breakfast - pancakes
  • Holiday- Christmas and Easter
  • Animal – Tigers and lions and giraffes
  • Color – red, blue, orange and yellow
  • Things to do at school – "Make maps and books like the bird book and the mammal book."

  • Sport – baseball, football, and hockey

What do you want for your birthday? "LEGOS! LEGOS! and tractors and trailers like my Grandma got me. Also some workers."

What do you love about each person in our family?
  • Daddy – Because he is nice like when he takes us to Arizona.
  • Mommy – Cuddling with you.
  • Ellie - She lets me play with her. She helped my build my LEGO police helicopter.
  • Colin – He lets my ride his bug.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year? Pittsburgh.

What are some of your wishes for this year? "Maybe I will lose a tooth. I think I am going to like kindergarten because I am going to get to do homework."

What makes you happy? "Ellie because when I hurt myself she gives me her stuffed animal to sleep with."

What makes you sad? "Nothing."

How old is your Mom? "15" (thanks, buddy)

How tall is your Mom? Showing with hands "This tall."

What is her favorite thing to do? "Spending your time with me."

What does Dad do for a job? "Work."

What is Dad’s favorite food? "Pizza."

What does our family like to do together? "Play baseball."

What going to be when you grow up? "A guy who is silly and laughs like a clown."

Who are you going to marry? "I don't know. I am going to live by myself with two Huskie dogs."

What was the best part of your bowling party today? "Opening my presents."