Sunday, March 2, 2008

"It is the sound of a fish!" -Grover

Monsterpiece Theater. If you're in the mood...

"Oh you can tell by the way I use my walk...."
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I got this brochure in my mail the other day. I found it amusing. What a wonderful lesson to teach your children. "Leave the mess! Life's too short. Let's watch Deal or No Deal so I can teach you some REAL life skills".
Something else I find amusing: names from spammers. I hate email spam, but the names some of them use to get you to open the emails crack me up. I steer clear of looking at the subject line, but it's like they want to catch you off guard and make you think you recognize a name so you'll open it. My favorites this week: Coleman Mayo and Bertie Whitlock. "Bertie Whitlock, Bertie Whitlock. That sounds familiar. Honey? Do we know a Bertie Whitlock? No? Are you sure?"
*If your dad's name is Bertie Whitlock, I apologize. I have inserted foot in mouth while laughing about names before.

This last week wasn't massively eventful, but there was something going on every night. We did get to go to a park a couple times as a family. Tessa recognizes playgrounds now and gets the shakes when she sees them. She's not as excited about slides as she used to be. It's the climbing. She wants to climb, and there aren't a lot of options for that at our house. She makes due (like climbing inside the toy basket) until we can get to a real climbing spot.
Jake made the Dean's List for last semester! Yay! Also, he was elected president of his law review group at the school for next year. Really makes you wonder about that group. Just kidding. I'm really proud of him.
Here are the pillows I made for Tessa's room. It's the same material from her crib bumper and the quilt her Gma McBride made her. Tessa knows they are her pillows, so when she sees them in place, she takes them off the futon and wanders around with them until she finds a place suitable to lie down. Tonight it was in front of the refrigerator.
It's just been a good week (parks, lawn maintenance, young women, baptism, paper writing, cleaning, temple, sewing, cooking, talking, visiting, reading, deep thinking, planning, errands, family dancing, sunshine, and more). A happy, busy week.
And the last picture for the week: Tessa has her hat, purse, dog, and cell phone (in the purse). She just needs a few credit cards and she'll fit right in with the SMU sororities. :)

8 comments:

adrienne said...

Those pillows are so cute!

Lori said...

Tessa is so cute! The pillows turned out great! I have to give you this link, to one of my favorite Sesame Street memories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO3M60RO7rk. I remember us laughing at this when you were just a little girl...

rosebud said...

Your pillows are SO darn cute!

When Karl gets frustrated with something he can fix himself, I just want to say, "well, fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry. Well, fix it dear Henry, dear Henry fix it!" (O:

Natalie said...

The pillows are so cute! I have been wanting to make some new pillows for our couch but haven't figured it out yet. Nice work!

allee said...

Love the pillows and congrats to Jake!
Oh, and I think you are safe... According to www.howmanyofme.com, there is only one Bertie Whitlock in the US. =)

Haskins said...

Wow look at you! Those pillows are amazing! I should have you make me some!! I think you will have fun in San antiono, I loved sea world!!

Matt Melissa and Gabe said...

so true about deal or no deal... seriously! you have some serious sewing skills... I hope you didn't sew through any fingers!

Talbot Family said...

Hip hip hooray for Jake.. Miss Tessa is fabulous, I now know what you look like when getting ready to leave the house (hmmm something like Brittany Spears with a hat, little dog, purse, and cell phone comes to mind) You Diva. You have always been craftastic no wonder those pillows are virtual perfection. I am glad it was a happy busy week.