Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Home Depot Workshops

In our search for fun things to do this summer, we stumbled across the Home Depot Kids Workshops. I know, I know, everyone else has been doing it for years. They are so fun!

The first one we went to was so perfect for Tyler. They built little wooden race cars that first Saturday, and he has been hooked to the "build it store" ever since. (By the way, there is nothing funnier than seeing 25 three/four year old boys all in a line, running their new race cars down the stacked planks of wood together.)

This last time, Tyler, Jamie, and I scouted out our new Home Depot:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A rebuttal

So Sebastian DID like one of our dinners last week, as well he should, because it was freaking delicious

Internet, meet Buffalo Club Sandwich:


Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian

No, not that one.
This one.

This is Sebastian. His dad does construction work on the house next door everyday between drinking a beer and yakking on his cell phone, and for some reason, he brings his five year old son with him. So we invite his bored little boy over to play. Tyler calls him "my best friend Dastin."
They get into all sorts of mischief together.
Mainly tearing the house apart in record time.
And when I snap, I banish them to the living room to watch Wall-e.
And Jamie seizes the opportunity to sneak into Tyler's room to play with all the abandoned toys.

The only problem is that I don't know how to kick him out at dinnertime. The few times he has stayed, he told me he doesn't like the dinners I make and suggested we order pizza instead. So he's banned from dinnertime at our house.

Anyway, some days we have to walk him to the door, put him on our porch, and close the door behind him. Sad, but also sadly necessary.

Anyway, how do you kick your kids' clingy friends out the door at the end of the day?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This pop isn't working, Benny! I'm baking like a toasted Cheese-It, it's so hot here!

Hello August!
Today will have a high of 108!
Tomorrow gets even better with a high of 110!

Just two days in and you've worn out your welcome.

Today is the much anticipated 32nd consecutive day over 100 degrees, the second longest streak in Texas history. Now we're all on the edge of our seats to see if we can beat the summer
of 1980, where it stayed over 100 degrees for 42 days!

As exciting as all of that is, it has inspired us to flee the state for the rest of the month.