Monthly Archives: September 2007

Another Fun Outdoor Day

We took advantage of yet another great weather day here. It seems the miserable heat has finally gone away and we can begin to enjoy fall weather. Here in the South that means 80’s instead of 90’s but I’ll take it! We headed on down to the park, which is just a short walk from […]

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Laura - September 14, 2007 - 4:57 pm

Hobbit feet! That just cracks me up. My youngest has permanent hobbit feet too – maybe they could start a club or something?

whimsigal - September 14, 2007 - 5:12 pm

LOL That’s a great idea! He has them constantly and looks like he’s been making the trek to Mount Doom.

I wonder what they could call their club…

Stephanie - September 15, 2007 - 8:56 pm

That caterpillar is gorgeous! Nice shot!

whimsigal - September 15, 2007 - 9:05 pm

Can you believe we went back down there today and he was still there! On a different leaf but he hadn’t been picked off by any predators. I was really surprised!

Laura - September 16, 2007 - 3:12 am

I’ll have to ask Jonathan… he’ll be jazzed at the thought of celebrating his ever-dirty feet! :)

Stephanie - September 16, 2007 - 4:39 pm

do you think they would let girls in their club?
Grown ones?

whimsigal - September 16, 2007 - 4:48 pm

LOL Sure! My feet can certainly qualify as hobbit feet several days out of the week.

I don’t have the nickname “dirty kid” for nothing….

Finally A Break in the Weather!

We were able to go outside and play last night as the sun was going down and enjoyed the cooler temps that had finally reached our neck of the woods. “momma! You can see my muscles in that picture!” “Take a picture of me running at my full speed!” Do you see Ryan dancing in […]

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Stephanie - September 13, 2007 - 4:01 pm

I love this post!
(course I love the Magical Moments…)

whimsigal - September 13, 2007 - 5:09 pm

Much better than the personal gloom and doom I’ve been posting! lol

Stephanie - September 14, 2007 - 6:04 am

Mmmm, which is exactly why I have the one for “me”, and the other one for “the babes”. Don’t want to taint their happy childhood moments with what I was thinkin’ behind the scenes at the time!

whimsigal - September 14, 2007 - 1:32 pm

Ouch. I’m tainting their childhood memories?

I had no idea you felt that way.

Tiffani - September 14, 2007 - 1:53 pm

ebay! The Golfer is learning to type so he can set up an ebay account. That place is the be-all, end-all to him. :)

Have fun with MegaMan!

whimsigal - September 14, 2007 - 2:22 pm

Hey Tiffani!

Ebay is one of Ryan’s favorite places to visit. He knows how to spell some of his favorite things and he does searches for them all the time! THe thing that he has trouble understanding is that you can’t just buy something when you see it, that sometimes it’s an auction. I’m afraid I haven’t done a very good job explaining how that works!

One of my faves is being able to just buy Lego people. Ryan loves Lego people like Spider-Man, SpongeBob, obiwan kenobi, etc and the sets these guys come in can be pretty price prohibitive. you can buy only them on ebay though and that has been a real lifesaver here, let me tell ya!

Stephanie - September 16, 2007 - 2:58 am

oh, no!!!!
Of course I don’t mean that!
You can feel my panic, can’t you?
Now she chokes out pained laughter…
Sheesh, Evie, my believing you are poisoning or tainting your kids childhood is like my saying that… I don’t believe in fairy tales!

All I meant was I tend to go on and on (as you know), and I felt the need to have two seperate blogs for it… one to say “I suck at this” and the other to say “look how well they/things are turning out anyway!”
I’ve said that oneday I want to put OLM into a book for them, and thought the “behind the scenes” book should be seperate.
I try to keep my opinions out of OLM, a trying fete!
Not at all saying that your blog is unshiny, Dear Friend, you should know I lovelovelove coming here to read and see the sparklies, even the ones with a couple tiny pieces of broken glass!
Especially those maybe, as I love the truth, as you well know!
Sending hugs a thousand+ miles east and a bit south,

whimsigal - September 16, 2007 - 12:10 pm

Please, don’t apologize. Really. I don’t know why I took it that way. It was dumb and a not so great moment for me to even think for a minute that you would say something with even a hint of sarcasm or bad intent in your heart. There was no reason for me to have interpreted it that way. I’m going through a little bit of a rough spot, suffering through some personal sensitivity and I should be the one apologizing that you were caught in the fray. I’ve been feeling quite sorry for myself. Top that with a scoop of general unhappiness with my life at the moment and you have all the makings of the perfect pity party. So, please, please, please. Accept my apology. I’m a big dumbass, a cotton-headed ninnymuggins. YOU are my friend and I should know better than to assign you with a bad intent. I’m very, very sorry. It was so incredibly childish of me. I feel horrible that you even had to explain it. Please don’t be mad!

Stephanie - September 16, 2007 - 4:48 pm

You know I’m not mad.
Or even hurt.
I’m just sorry that I caused you unhappiness even for a moment!

whimsigal - September 16, 2007 - 5:06 pm

Well, I brought it on myself, didn’t I? Law of attraction, right?

You caused no unhappiness, friend. It was my own silliness and flair for the dramatic.

xxoo right back at ya!

Baths are awesome

“Momma! My feet are clean!” That’s what Ryan said to me this morning after cleaning his Hobbit feet last night. Seriously, it looked like my son had performed some kind of metamorphosis and turned into Frodo Baggins. He’s got this thing about wearing shoes that close in his toes – he just plain doesn’t like […]

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Stephanie - September 12, 2007 - 4:36 am

Aaaah, puir puddin’!
Sorry he got hurt.

whimsigal - September 12, 2007 - 12:31 pm

Thanks! Haven’t we all had moments like that as children? I remember playing with a razor blade once when my parents were making stencils in order to paint my bedroom floor. It was so sharp and I would slice it across my skin but it didn’t bleed. My sister let me do it on her thumb but guess what? It bled, like crazy! I got in SO much trouble for that!

I think Ryan was ok until he saw the blood and then it was all over. He was really upset but Sean is so good in those situations. My fear is so overpowering that I don’t do very well. Thank goodness he’s usually here when these things happen!