Every year it’s the same thing, “When are we going to color Easter eggs?” As soon as I bring home the kit, it’s an endless quest by the kids to wear me down and give in. Yesterday was the day, egg coloring day. I decided to get crafty this year and try using food coloring instead of my beloved Paas. I was quite impressed with the results. (The color of the egg, not the doneness…whole other nightmare).
|Boiled some (those didn’t come out well)|
|Tried baking these (came out very well)|
|See the mystery shmutz|
|Lola is on the left and face down in the bowl. The others pic is the dolls watching Stella use my computer.|
|Stella is rarely without a baby.|
|Stella and her Itty Bitty Baby Lucy.|
Last night our wonderful neighbor gave Ted and Teddy tickets to a meet and greet with the Providence Bruins. Teddy couldn’t wait.
They started the evening off with a stop to get gaggas and a coffee milk. I asked them to bring me three all the way but they said no (probably best for everyone).
|Two gaggas all the way and a coffee milk|
They made their way to the Dunkin Donuts Center and pure joy came over Teddy. He met a bunch of players, the mascot, got autographs and went in a bounce house.
Teddy is not shy at all, he talks to everyone. He kind of reminds me of Sophia from Golden Girls because sometimes he doesn’t have a filter. When most of the kids were nervous talking to the players; Teddy went right up to the tables, introduced himself, told them his age and said how he started playing hockey this year. They were impressed with his size (not too many 4ft 7in 88lb 6 year old around).
He went up to the Head Coach and said, “So what do you do?” He said he was the Head Coach; to which Teddy replied, “So you’re HC'” as he handed him his roster to be signed.
The best has to be the exchange with Christian Hanson.
Hanson: Hey Buddy, how’s it going?
Teddy: GREAT! I’m having a great time!
(Teddy looks at the stitches on his face)
Teddy: Do you have a big sister?
Hanson: (Confused a little) Yes, I have two.
Teddy: (Nods, knowingly)
He thought he got them from his sister, Teddy knows how vicious a big sister can be.
|Our dog was named after his uncles!|
When he came home I asked how it was. He said, “It was the greatest night and he didn’t want it to end.”
Demented and sad, but social
A typical week in the life of the Kraus House (in pictures…mostly).
I went to brush my teeth and when I opened the medicine cabinet I found this lovely gem. I would have to say Maizie or Teddy is to blame becuase I don’t think Stella can reach that high.
Teddy came home from school and had two Toaster Strudels and Nutella on graham crackers. Then 15 minutes before the timer on the oven was going to go off, he came in asking for chips and salsa. This was the reaction I got when I said no, a teary, crumbling heap on the floor. Really? You’re not going to starve in the next 15 minutes.
|A bit overly dramatic|
Stella all dressed for her day at school. We get there and the high school girls all come over to say Hi to her and tell me how cute she is. Stella says Hi, gets her name tag and high tails it over to the play area. I think she might like it there.
|Fancy hair to match fancy clothes|
We had lasanga and garlic bread for dinner the other night. As we were sitting there Teddy asked what would happen if he put the lasagna between the garlic bread and made a sandwich.
|A lasagna sandwich on garlic bread|
This isn’t a one time thing, Stella falls out of bed a lot. Most of the time she rolls under her bed, this time she rolled the other way. As soon as I saw her I did what every good mother should do, went and got the camera then put her back into bed.
|Stella: “Bed rails are for babies!”|
|This is from Nemo, but every time I see a snowflake I have flashbacks and this is what I think of.|
|I admit it, I have a fat dog. I have noticed on the “weight loss” dog food they always seem to have a lab, that’s a bit stereotypical (I’ve seen some VERY fat beagles).|
|Isn’t she dainty?|
|Someone wore my boots with the fur (wonder if they had Apple Bottom jeans on too).|