I have to give my brother-in-law credit…he knows how to throw a great kids party. Today was the joint party for the 3yo and the 5yo, and there was a moonwalk (shaped like a birthday cake, which looked really funny when you came down the street) and Bob’s piece-de-resistance, a homemade wooden ramp and a gigantic container of Lego pieces. Hundreds and hundreds of them. Each kid (there were 17, I believe) could make a car and then run them down the ramp. No formal soap-box derby (which was good because some kids cracked when their cars didn’t make it off the jump, never mind losing a race) but a blast for the kids to learn what worked best to get the cars flying. We learned they needed weight but couldn’t be too top-heavy, for one thing.
Anyway, this idea came from the Lego store down in Disney Marketplace. He bought the Lego wheel set at their online store which was enough wheels to make 36 vehicles, I believe. VERY fun stuff. In fact, right now Junior and I have his Legos (the few we have that are regular Legos and no Duplos) out on the table, makingnew cars with the wheels on the car he got to take home.
I should point out that the post below was made on my phone. I cannot figure out how to get my email function to insert an upper case letter (as in “I”) when it doesn’t follow a period. How stupid is that? I mean, I could do the e.e.cummings thing, but I’d rather have you guys think I wasn’t being all lazy and stuff. Really, I want to type “I” but the phone only lets me type “i”.
Got the lawnmower back. I think it’s safe to say it wasn’t ready when we got there. I know you’re surprised. My dad looked at me after the guy disappeared and we could hear an air compressor with a “is he still working on it?” look. I’d give that a big yes. We did find out that the boss has been out, and this guy, normally the mechanic, has been running the whole place. So I’m sure that’s cut into his mechanic time. Plus he’s 65 and “retired” and only works 40 hours now, period. So I’m sure covering the store and dealing with the customers has cut into his 40 hour “fixing things” schedule. So I’ll cut him a teeeeny bit of slack. Then again, he could have told me yesterday that it wasn’t going to be DONE yesterday.
Got half the backyard mowed before sprinkles started. Electric mowers are not fond of rain, so I had to stop when that happened and moved on to making dinner. And now I’m ready for bed, so goodnight!!!!!
It was so nice out that i never went back inside. How modern am i? And how do i make an upper case letter in the middle of a word?
I’m headed up to get the lawnmower. I assume Friday is sufficienty after “this afternoon” on Thursday for it to be ready. I’m not sure if we’re going to eat lunch at the diner again – we might not make it before we’re overcome with hunger.
Also this is a quick in-out day because my parents also have to pick up the bouncer at the rental place for the big birthday party tomorrow. It’s a joint party for my neice (3) and nephew (5) that starts at 10:00am tomorrow. Man, I hope she has danish and coffee to go along with the bouncer. I’d better call and ask if she wants me to pick up one of those Box ‘O Joes from Dunkin Donuts.
So Junior has started watching the shows on the Disney channel like Sister, Sister and Lizzie McGuire. I like that one cause I think that dad is cute. I knew he was a Carradine so I just looked him up . Oh good God, he played Louis in Revenge of the Nerds! Talk about a nerd growing up to be a hunksicle!
In this picture he’s channelling David Duchovney.
Oh, and the mom on that show? In real life she’s the daughter of the actress who played Millie Helper (and Grandma Yetta on The Nanny), Anne Guilbert. Now that’s all the Disney Channel trivia I have for you today.
I will express an opinion here: I think Hilary Duff is an idiot for alking away from Disney. What the kids “loved” was Lizzie McGuire, not Hilary Duff (although they SAY they love Hilary). What else is she going to do?