Saturday, August 29, 2009

Snapshot Saturday

Joining my friend Tricia in Snapshot Saturday...

Today found the Frymarks at the Lebanese Festival. We were hoping for a repeat of last weeks "meat on a stick" incident. No such luck.
Yes, Mighty Mouse ate a chocolate chip cookie for lunch. And I'm such a bad mom I don't even care. LOL! So much for last weeks chicken, right?

But my other children are not afraid to try just about anything new. They rock. They are also why dealing with MM's food issues have been so hard. Here, Songbird enjoys some Beef Shwarma. Yum. Hubs and I had chicken. So good....yet sooooo bad. The garlic was so strong it burned. You know what I mean. We made the kids cry the rest of the day in the car whenever we talked. LOL! It was GREAT! LOL! Good, clean kid torture!

After our cultural fest, we headed out to Trader's World. It's one of those mega flea markets. I have no idea how many miles we walked, but it was a laid back fun kind of thing. Songbird found a wallet and a cool belt and MM got a pumpkin beanie. Yes, I said pumpkin. She loves all things pumpkin for some unknown reason. Its a rather creepy obsession if you want to know the truth.

My purchase include 2 oil lamps. Last week I was commenting on whether I should get some. See, for some reason military housing is notorious for losing power for hours at a time. The same day I had that thought...we ended up without power for 3 hours. So yes, I needed a few. Candles are great but don't cast enough light and burn too quick for my liking. This is just cheaper. A little country to look at, but functional.
The little one has personality.

We ended up the day driving the teen animal nuts. You see, on our way into Dayton that first night, we passed a church with a big Jesus jumping up out of the ground. Even though it was 11 a night, both girls were awake to see the scene. It was more than adequately lit up. I got equal, yet opposite reactions from the back seat. MM was totally enthralled and delighted. Songbird was appalled and embarrassed. They later asked their daddy if he had seen it and tried to describe in delight and one in disgust.

So of course, being the good parents that we are, when we passed this church we informed that girls that we should try this one out and thought it would be our new church. What a reaction. It really was fun.
Maybe not to my taste....but it worth dying of embarrassment over? Teens are just too easy!

Another day down.

(Ending with a classic cliff hanger....)

And I have something I really want to share but I'm not going to right now. Maybe next week.


  1. Wish I could have been there. Sounds like a fun day!

  2. What kind of parents would we be if we didn't embarrase our children?? LOL

  3. And yes I know I need to learn how to spell...LOL...I think having kids takes away some brain

  4. Sounds like you guys had fun! The Jesus jutting out of the ground WAS a little scary. Though not quite as scary as a holographic picture of Jesus that was in the dorm at last fall's church retreat. If you looked at it from the right angle, it looked like Jesus was winking at you.

  5. Wow - and that is all I am going to say about the Jesus.
    Those lamps ROCK. I might be just a little jealous...

    Also, all that cultural food you are getting, every single weekend is totally unfair. Sounds like fun!

  6. You are the only one who is going to understand this comment as is so totally does not fit with your post: I WISH YOU COULD. OR I COULD. Miss you.

  7. Hey now... why'd you have to make fun of my church like that?

  8. I would have eaten that cookie for lunch too! Yum! It looked almost as big as the Jesus statue! Ok, not quite.