Monday, March 29, 2010

Update: Biter and Water

Just FYI for anyone following the adventures of Jennifer's imaginary friends: Biter and Water.

We've received very few details of what her friends are like and where they came from. So far we know that they are both boys, that Biter is the bad one cause he bites all the time and that Water is made guessed it....water.

We also know that they are really tiny and that she is the only one who can see them.

Oh, and they have also been known to distract her from eating her dinner....along with any noises, shiny objects, and remembering that she has to breathe. That kid really knows how to stretch out eating a hot dog for over an hour!!!

So tonight, just a few moments ago, I was putting Jen to bed. We did our usual routine of rocking for a few minutes on the egde of the bed (which by the way is getting harder and harder the bigger she gets. I'm only 5 feet tall and she's already more than half my size!) Note to self: Jen needs to start rocking ME soon.

Anyways, I laid her down on her pillow and she tells me to wait a second because she has something that she has to say to Biter.

So I sit there and wait while she whispers something to him.

She then informs me that she's done.

I say to her, "Did you tell Biter everything?"

And she says, "Yes."

Then she wispers in the tiniest little voice, "The monster world is made of candy. A magical tornado takes them to their world and they sleep in their beds under covers of candy. It's called Special Magical Monster Land."

Just thought I would pass these new developments along.....


Friday, March 5, 2010

Jellystone - 2009

A few months ago I was going through the old blog archives and realized that I never did a post about our last camping trip of 2009, which was to Jellystone Park in August. Then a few days ago a good friend and I were talking about Jellystone (Hi Lisa V!!!!) and once again I remembered that I'm a big time slacker and that I needed to get a post together QUICK.

Like ninja.

Soooo........lets all just pretend it's not March of 2010 and that I didn't wait 7 months to get this post up. OK?

Moving on.

Jellystone has got to be one of best (and maybe most fun) camping spots for young children, and my children both LOVE it there! There's so much to do to keep busy (if that's what you're into) and if not, well, there's always the water park to just lounge around in! This trip was filled with bouncing on the in-ground pillow, riding on the pedal cars, swimming, ice cream socials, crafts, arcades, mining for rocks, and a whole bunch of other things I'm sure I'm forgetting (sine I'm doing this post 7months late). Stephanie even won a medal for being first place in a hoola-hooping contest!!

Here's the photographic proof that we were there!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The suckiest February on record......

It's March 2010 and before I forget I want to capture for future generations just how sucky this past February was.

We live in Pennsylvania so we're used to snow, cold, and winter.... but despite all that February 2010 will forever be known as the month/year that Mother Nature put the smack down. This winter she let loose on the East Coast in a BIG way.

In the shortest month of the year Philadelphia got over 51 inches of snow. Over 4 feet.

For all you sissy la la West Coaster's - - that's a-lotta snow.

We had 3 huge storms slam us pretty much back-to-back-to-back. And speaking of backs.....ours are still trying to recover from the plowing and shoveling that had to occur. Not that I did much of it myself....I'm pretty much speaking for my poor husband on that subject.

I didn't take too many pictures because I was holed up inside the house pretty much the entire time praying that we wouldn't loose power (thankfully we didn't, but many did). I was also so sick of the white stuff towards the end that I didn't take even one picture of the snow from the third storm (however I'm sure you can pretty much use your imagination and picture yet ANOTHER 6 inches on top if what I did get a picture of).

These pictures were taken a few days after the first storm. The snow had already packed down quite a bit at this point.

These next pictures were taken after the second storm added a few feet on top of the couple of feet that were already on the ground.


There was so much snow that the kids dug out numerous tunnels in the front yard to play in, and in one shot you can see that Stephanie (8 years old) is standing on top of a rather large mound that puts her almost to the top of our first story.

Thankfully spring should be on it's way very soon and hopefully we won't have a winter like that for a very VERY long time.
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