"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, December 17, 2009

tanked his fears & tradition stealing

i've been taking brennan to the aquarium for months.
he is always too scared to touch the sea stuff in the touching ponds.
apparently dad was the magic trick.
so proud of the pork loin for facing his sea life fears;-)
such a champ!
after he did it twice there was no stopping him.
he wanted to touch it all.
even mr. ray.
his favorite part of the entire trip?
looking at dad through the short people tanks.
i don't even think he realized his favorite fish was in there.
"i'm so glad when daddy comes home..."
me too little loin, me too.
in other news...
the scout master introduced me to his teacher at the FINAL final party yesterday.
"this is my wife and she's started doing her kegels."
say what??!!
so embarrassing.
not only did the teacher (i believe his name was jim) give me a slap on the back and a BIG smile, but the other two classmates standing in the circle with us gave me thumbs up.
bright red went the color of my face.
what was the only logical response i could fester up in a panic?
"they're working great too! i've noticed a big difference in the past week."
oh yes, i went there.
and then i wanted to crawl under the table.
my birthday present arrived two days ago.
the scout master is putting it together for me.
bless him.
and i quote,
"oh gosh, there are 73 steps if i want to attach both cup holders."
good thing there aren't 74, right stace;-)
and bree, you still need a kitchen aid and a microwave more.
don't worry scout master, you only have to attach one of the cup holders for now, lol.
penguins are coming to our aquarium in march.
i'm super excited.
african penguins.
with big furry, bird looking eye brows.
the seahorse exhibit opened today.
it was "eh."
not so fancy as they said it was going to be.
my hair is getting cut in 53 minutes.
it's been 3 months.
i'm not as excited to go as i used to be to go get my hair done.
without the coloring and getting to sit under the warm head dryer with a book it feels less like pampering and more like an errand.
dang it.
it still needs a snip.
two sippy cups broke yesterday.
the stoppers have lost their stop.
is this from putting them on the bottom thing of the dishwasher instead of on the top in those basket things?
i've decided to spend some of my birthday money on some new ones so as not to break the budget.
i came within 70 cents of the budget this week.
and it just feels good.
what do you eat on christmas eve for dinner?
we're in need of some tradition stealing.


Lauren said...

hahaha-- that kegels story made me laugh out loud!!!

Emmy said...

I can't believe he said that to his teacher!! I would have been 73, but not 74 shades of red ;)

Jess said...

Glad those kegels are working out for you, and apparently so is the rest of Sean's class, how nice for you.
And seriously mexican food for Christmas eve. Guac and chips, enchiladas,bean dip,salsa, too many to name now- but give it a try.

Sue said...

Talk about TMI! If he weren't so cute and nice, you might have to hurt him.


Soon to be Mrs. D said...

we mix and match traditions now. We have the 7 fish for Christmas Eve (Italian tradition) and Turkey christmas day (because I don't eat beef) and all the cookies you can imagine, Italian to German and everything in between :) Happy Holiday, making traditions is the best part!

Bree said...

im fine without a microwave, don't need it. the kitchenaid is another story. still dreaming of a good run with a good jogger

oh and xmas eve we have a fancy dinner with the strongs..one year steak, shrimp, baked potatoes. one year fondue, usually steak.

this year at my gma's we're having soup, salad & whatever i make for dessert. i'm not sure what we're having at strong's. she was threatening benihana-style dinner. watch out! :)

Amy said...

I love awkward situations. Way to make it more awkward as that makes the story so much better! Love it!

I am so excited to head to the aquarium again. We haven't been since the eels. They were pretty darn spiffy!

Christmas Eve we ALWAYS have a Jerusalem Supper. We eat what Mary and Joseph might have eaten that night. Fish, crackers, figs and dates, grape juice, cheese... delicious! It is my favorite meal of the year. We sometimes get pretty creative.

keri said...

When we are at my mom's for Christmas (or Christmas Eve) she always makes a traditional English dinner. Roast, Roast Potatoes, yorkshire puddings, English trifle, the whole works! She buys English party poppers for all the grandkids. It's really fun. Something that I will definitely do with my kids!