Saturday, November 26, 2011

Consolation Prize

Ohio State lost to Michigan today, so the Husband made this fan a Buckeye Hat Balloon as a consolation prize.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011!

What a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The Husband wowed everyone except the Son (He's seen his act too many times to be interested when his great-grandma had just given him new trains!). The Husband did rope tricks, card tricks, and balloon twisting. The Son and I played with Sir Topham Hat and his car, Thomas the Tank Engine, Harold the Helicopter, and Tidmouth Shed.
We also went to the cemetery and did a mocha frappuccino toast to my grandpa and in the evening we went on a walk and we got to see three deer! All of us were very excited. The Son has also made very good friends with my grandma, my aunt, my cousins, and my uncle. When we played football, the Son scored his first touchdown. He thinks it is very fun to hold a ball and run as fast as you can to the other side of the yard. :D
We had a wonderful time getting to make precious memories with our family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rough Week

This week's been pretty awful for us. The Husband's aunt and her family were detained by ICE (US Immigration & Customs Enforcement) at the beginning of the week. They have been moved at least once a day each day to jails farther and farther away so it is nearly impossible to visit them and it is really difficult to contact them. There was no dignity to the way they were led out of their apartment in handcuffs. They had been eating dinner- they didn't even get to clean up the food or anything. The Husband and I went back in right away to clean up the mess and to take care of their dogs who are traumatized. The Son is very upset as well because he knows that Mexico is very far away and he wants to see his tía. We're all very sad.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Balloon Railroad Crossing Deceased

Up until yesterday, the Son was playing a lot with his railroad crossing. He would put the signal up and down so that cars would know if a train was coming. He had a lot of fun. He even had his trains pass by it.
Then came yesterday. Yesterday, the Son grabbed the Husband's car keys and commenced Operation Balloon Destruction. He pierced each and every balloon in that decoration and giggled maniacally every time he got one to pop. Silly boy. I'm glad he's not sad about the decoration's impermanence!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Balloon Railroad Crossing

Only in our house would there be a railroad crossing made out of balloons when it's no one's birthday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I'm lying in bed, I have the lamp on, and I'm reading a book. Suddenly the bed starts to shake! Initially, I think the Husband's playing a cruel joke on me, (well, he does like to clown around) then I notice the lamp's also shaking and I can hear all of the furniture rattling. Just as I begin to worry about what to do, the shaking stops (We live in the Midwest, we do tornado drills, not earthquake ones!).
"Husband! Husband!" I shout. No answer. Thinking he's outside, I call his cell, but evidently his battery's dead. I get up and race downstairs to find him sitting at the computer watching YouTube, completely unaware that the Earth has been shifting beneath his feet. Clowns...they must only pay attention to children, gags, make-up, and magic tricks. Silly. :)