Thursday, September 22, 2011


Considering that my children are four and two years old, I should not have to explain and listen to stories about Godzilla.  But, alas, I do.  Mischief was allowed to watch a two minute youtube video about Godzilla after she found her father's Godzilla doll when we were cleaning out the garage.  She has decided that Godzilla is a nice monster who likes to stomp on mean monsters.

Hm... Some of her Godzilla stories are a bit skewed, like Godzilla fighting with the good soldiers to knock down the America flag.  But, none the less, we have daily Godzilla shows put on for us!  And all of this started because of Daddy and his toy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Steam Vac

I am becoming obsessed with keeping my carpets clean.  I have too many pets and kids (and the husband) that get the carpet dirty.  I have been using a Bissell steam cleaner that is not actually a steam cleaner, but uses hot tap water and a lot of chemicals.  I am having issues with the chemicals, so I am looking for a real steam cleaner.  Please, suggest away and help me out!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Teacher

Mischief has a new teacher this year for preschool, and this is a big deal to her because she had the same teacher for the last two years.  We have been gearing her up all summer for her new teacher, and she seemed excited.  She seemed excited when she got to go to school on "Meet the Teacher" day.  She seemed thrilled to be a "Fantastic Fish," as this is the name of her new class this year.  She was also very excited to have some of the same classmates this year that she had last year.  Even the first two days of school this week, she was inquisitive and somewhat excited about her new teacher and new class, until the last day of the week...

Mischief asked me to put her hair in a ponytail to go to school, and she quickly changed her mind, sobbing that she did not want her new teacher to see it!  I have no idea what the problem was, but all she could say was that she wanted to go to her old teacher's class and show her the ponytail.  And, while she was there, she would just stay there for the day!  Finally, I gave in and took the ponytail out, and everything was fine...

This is gearing up to be an interesting year!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Baby Elephant

Today we had a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Through connections at work, Aunt Laura had the chance to take her family to the Indianapolis Children's Zoo for a chance to pet the new baby elephant, named Kenali, who was born in July and is seven weeks old.  Aunt Laura asked if I would bring the kids to her so she could share this unique opportunity with them.  Of course, the kids are always to see Aunt Laura every time they can - even though Mayhem now calls her "Bug Laura."

When we went to the elephant building, we were shown a mold of the elephant's molar and a real tusk off one of their elephants.  We were also shown a hair off the tail of the elephant that I would have believed if they had told me was a piece of wire.  After a little bit of an informative session, we got taken straight into the elephant barn where the baby is very, very playful and quite the joy to watch.  Mischief was in awe and kept petting her.  Mayhem, however, had to be held and kept pointing to the mother saying, "Big Elephant!"

All in all, it was an awesome and unique opportunity they will never have again, so we thank Aunt Laura for this chance.
Kenali liked Mischief, too!