Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Whole 'Nother Story

Another reason my kids are special: their new favorite movie is Corpse Bride. And Natalie's favorite part? When the corpse comes out of the ground and chases after Johnny Depp. I mean, I get the Johnny Depp part, but the dead body is a whole 'nother story. I did not anticipate the critical acclaim for the film from my group of preschoolers- I picked it up for myself from a movie store going out of business. I like to collect all things Johnny Depp much as I do old cookbooks and big earrings. You just can't get enough of some things.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Eve, the littlest Munster.

The kids and I have been playing in the river near my sister-in-law's house with their cousins. The water is warm and much resembles a giant vat of sweet tea. It makes me want biscuits and fried chicken. The only reason I do not partake in said biscuits and fried chicken is because I am wearing a bathing suit and am already sucking it in as it is.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sick and/or tired.

Matt's mom had a party for Eve on Saturday to celebrate the end of her treatment. Between the party last month at my parents' and the one yesterday, Eve thinks she's been having birthday parties, and why wouldn't she? There's cake! Presents! People thisclose to pinching your cheeks!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

Eve got to have a playdate with a little boy named Franklin, who will be one of seven other children in her preschool class this fall. They are both the same size, they both like to play chase, and oh, they both have this little thing in common called bilateral Wilms.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Are those leftovers on my chest?

Yet another way I am reminded that Eve is special:
Each night when I break out the Press 'n Seal to wrap up leftovers, Eve walks into the kitchen and lifts up her shirt. Exhibitionist? Only on laundry days. No, Eve sees that yellow rectangular box and thinks it's time to put some Emla on her port. Press 'n Seal is much gentler on her skin than the adhesives that come with the numbing cream, so we keep it around the house. Now that we don't need to use it very often for Eve, I'm thinking of having a little European Body Wrap party. Lose 6 to 30 inches in one hour, guaranteed!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Griffith Law of Sympathy

The Griffith Law of Sympathy is as follows:
The amount of compassion is inversely proportional to the amount of hair, if hair growth remains constant.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Constituents of Wilmsville.

In what way will Christy use her nacho cheese while emotionally eating?

27% of you said With a 2 lb. bag of round corn chips.
29% of you said With any piece of food that is not already covered in ranch dressing.
44% of you said With a spoon, while listening to Foreigner.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Life's a beach.

Missed us, did you? Well, we were away at the beach. Nothing like a little fun in the sun to make you forget there's only a month before the next set of off-treatment scans. No, Scanxiety, you cannot reach me here where the sand is hot and the beer is cold.