|playing with my new camera|
i am making a mental note that i should go away more often. last week i took my kiddos 4 to my mama's house for 4 days and when i got home, i had a brand new camera waiting for me (the one that i actually wanted) and a date night already set up and ready to go (hello, nagasaki). it was awesome.
but the trip was awesome, too. it was quick and sweet and realllly fun. my mom and i cracked up about everything under the sun, but mostly about the story of ms. robin. ms. robin is a sweet little robin that makes her nest each year in this tree right outside my mom's kitchen window. she relayed how she would sit in her sun room and watch the robin work tirelessly to build a perfect nest for her little eggs. one day, my mom heard a commotion and knew what was happening, for it happens every year. after the nest was completed and ms. robin was happily settling, a mob of another type of bird comes in and throws ms. robin right out of her home and takes over. in my mom's excitement in telling the story, she called them "democrat birds" and it was just about the funniest thing i've ever heard. (you know, because of the whole redistribution of wealth thing). now i know i have a few democrat readers out there, and rest assured, my re-telling of this story is not an attack. it was just really funny. especially to republicans. :)
i also got to hang with a few of my girlfriends and their adorable kiddos and then with my girlfriends solo. it's always a good time when you can spend time with people who have known you your whole life. and hello! you can't beat bobe's pizza (even though i got a salad. but it was the best chicken ceaser ever).
and then there is the fair. my home county puts on a pretty awesome fair every year (minus the carnies with no teeth and i'm pretty sure with child molesting records). we took the boys and about died when we saw how much money we spent there. i'm not even going to say because mr. t might read this, but it was ridiculous and it might just be the last fair i ever go to because of it. (it wasn't that fun).
and i made cake-balls. enough said.