Feb 29, 2008

Luke at Seven Weeks

The Bean Museum

It was cousin Tate's birthday the other day and he decided he wanted to spend some time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. We had a lot of fun and the boys all got to see and touch a live snake, turtle and lizard. I think they liked the insects the most though. They spent a lot of time being grossed out by all the huge bugs and spiders.

There was also a huge piece of butterfly "art" made out of a lot of other moths and butterfly's. It was pretty cool and gross at the same time. There is also a little room that is full of toys and blocks and they had a good time there too. Well, at least until it was time to clean up. After the museum we went to The Creamery on 9th. Yummy food, including ice-cream, good company, and a fun activity. It was a day well spent!

Feb 26, 2008

The Real-Estate Process, Step One

Well, we just had about 25 real estate agents walk through my home to appraise it an give feedback for selling it. I must admit it was a little nerve racking. Twenty-five professionals picking apart our home that we love. You decorate your house the way you love and think it's great but someone else might not agree. I'm actually pretty excited to hear the feedback. Our agents told us they would call tomorrow with the comments. I'm interested to know what they think we can do to improve the house and increase our chances of selling sooner. Wish us luck!

Feb 19, 2008

You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone.....

So Porter and I had an interesting conversation this morning. I was getting the boys breakfast and asked them what they would like to eat. Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies? Walker promptly shouted out, "Corn Flakes!" Porter thought about and decided he would just like a piece of plain bread, nothing on it. I said are you sure? I could put some jam or something on it and he declined the offer. This sounded fine to me. It wasn't messy and frankly since I am usually pretty zombied out in the mornings from multiple wakings with Luke from the previous night, the easier the breakfast the better. Anyway, I thought he must really like plain bread to be passing up yummy cereal but his motives soon became clear when he asked if he could go into the living room and watch cartoons while he ate. Sly little cat thought he had a better chance of me saying yes if the food wasn't messy. He's a clever little boy but his plans dissolved when I said no. He asked why and I told him that our family sits together for meals. He thought about that for all of two seconds and replied, "Well, when you and dad die I will get my own breakfast everyday and bring it into the living room and watch Lord of the Rings, the cartoon." He didn't say this in a mean tone or anything so I said, "Aren't you going to miss me and dad when we die?" To this he replied, "No, you'll be in heaven!" Like, duh! I guess he has a great vision of heaven and at four years old already knows it's got to be pretty great up there. I think he's probably right but at four I would have at least missed my mom and dad. I thought I was a pretty decent mom and sort of fun to be around. It's a sad day when you are trumped by Scooby Doo and Spongebob. Maybe I'm not so great after all. Bummer.

Feb 4, 2008

Blue Man Group

So Mike and I had the opportunity to see the Blue Man Group this past weekend. I have to say they are very interesting indeed.
The first word that comes to mind is "awkward". They don't say a word the entire time but still interact with the audience a lot. They pulled audience members up on stage with them occasionally and then just stood there looking at them curiously. They had a band that was really good and they also had some homemade instruments that really were a lot of fun. PBC pipes with u-joints etc... made a great organ kind of thingy (for lack of better words) and they used vacuum cleaner hoses too for some pretty cool sounds. My favorite was a grand piano with the top removed. They tilted it on it's side and used a huge rubber mallet to bang out chords that actually sounded great with the rest of the band. They played some great classic rock music and some not so great original music.
After the show we had some "Meet and Greet" passes and got to see them in a more intimate atmosphere. I will say that was....well....weird. They still didn't talk and for those that wanted autographs, they had blue paint on their lips (of course) and kissed the paper instead of actually signing anything. I was kind of surprised at some of the groupies who were thrilled with this little display.
All in all enjoyed the show. It was definitely a random bunch of entertainment but if you ever get the chance to go I would recommend it. It was worth the experience.


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