Friday, July 24, 2009


So being the absent blogger as of late, I never told you that Scooter, one of my guinea pigs was pregnant. Let's not mention that I thought she was a he....

So about a month ago, when holding her I noticed how plump she was getting, did a bit of research and deduced that she was preggers. Then this morning I awoke to her and her four beautiful babies. Wow! I'm sad I missed it, but these babies are so cute I wanna breed her and fuzzy again...yeah, maybe not! Not sure what I'll do with all these babies that I have now.

Here is Scooter, the Mommy:

Here is Fuzzy, the Daddy:

Here are the cuties:

this little critter is the only one that is all black and white

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Light Hearted Look at Motherhood

Ok. This woman seriously cracks me up!!! Enjoy the video clip, I know I did. Enjoy your Wednesday. We're headed off to play at park and then I need to clean up my kitchen. After making these for breakfast using the jam we made yesterday, my kitchen needs some SERIOUS attention. And the muffins TOTALLY ROCK!!! Go make some jam and then make the muffins. The only bad part is you'll want to eat like six muffins and then you'll feel bad. (not that i did that...)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Poetry

Hi there! I've been taking a writing class (aimed at the emergent k-2 writer ) this week and have enjoyed it very much! I thought I'd share a piece of poetry that I had to write for the class. I'll share it in class tomorrow.

Here it is, don't be too rough on me. OK?!

Beautiful Blue
Blue is the sky and the crashing ocean waves.
Blue is the taste of a sweet ripe blueberry.
Blue is the innocence I see when I look into Olivia’s eyes or the feeling you get when you fail but try.
Blue is the smile I get when I hear, “la la la la la la la la la la la” tune of the Smurfs.
Blue is the minty freshness that comes from a stick of wintermint gum.
Blue is the unending clear sky on a calm day.
Blue is complex.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Haiku Friday

Oh so so tired.
awake at three in the morn.
whimpering child.

cannot fall asleep
despite complete exhaustion
is this part of age?!

Yeah, so what the hell is this all about?! This is NOT the first time this has happened or I'd probably just take it all in stride. Whenever, and I'm saying 99% of the time I wake up after 3am I cannot fall back asleep. Then just about 5:00 (close to alarm time) I am ready to sleep. This is too much for me. I am a girl that needs her sleep.

Shorty is fine, she was just doing some whimpering in her sleep and Mr. Tall got up to check on her, but I cannot help but we awakened by this activity. So now I find myself on the couch. I was reading. Then I turned off the light and laid down on the couch. No. Sleep. Came. So what is a girl to do but blog it?

So today I am headed to an elementary school in Portland that has been teaching k/1 blended classrooms for many years. I am going to learn as much as I can and to ask good questions. Because yes my friends, Janelle is teaching a k/1 blend next year. As if moving to first grade wasn't a big enough change for this year she is doing it again. Two years of big changes. I love education and cannot image working a boring job where everyday is the same. And I cannot yet completely visualize what next year will be of thinking to do, questions to ask and organizing in my head.

I'm sure that will help me sleep, right?!

Happy Friday to you. For more haiku click here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thank You!

Wow! Wow! Wowee wow wow is about all I have to say. I was excited when I won this giveaway, but then it appeared on my door yesterday. was better than I even imagined!

Num num num. I hope I can have enough restraint to not eat it all a couple days!!

Thanks Lotus for the fantastic giveaway!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pretty In Plaid

So one of my favorite authors, Jen Lancaster is going to be in Portland on May 18th at Powell's and I'm OH SO EXCITED! It's like she and I are soul sisters. I swear to god we could be evil twins. Anyhow...If you've not met her, watch this video clip. She's funny and snarky and sometimes a little mean. She cracks me up and I've LOVED all her books. I asked Mr. Tall for her newest, Pretty in Plaid for mother's day. We'll see. If I don't get it, you can bet I'll be at Border's picking it up for myself.

And that is all I have for now. I'm off to "be productive".

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekly Winners

It's been far too long since I've participated in Sarcastic Mom's Weekly Winners, so here goes!

April 19-25, 2009

silly girls

my new "do"

I'm sooooo loving spring!!!

Princess Kitty's new bed

a trip to the dr's office

nice weather day...68 degrees at 10pm....whoa!

time with family
my "arm warmer"

my wine glass holder...hoping i don't do any damage!

for more weekly winners check out Lotus's place here.