Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

I rarely find myself interesting enough to post about. Steve will occasionally embarrass me with a juicy tidbit, but we usually keep our posting on the topic of the gravy train. However, last week I went out with a girlfriend to the 'So You Think You Can Dance' concert and it was blog-worthy. That was the first concert I have spent money on. It was amazing! Most of the concert I felt like I was on stage dancing also.

The highlight: Mckenna and I got these great floorseats. A couple sat in our seats and so we decided to sit down in seat #1 and #2 instead of #9 and #10. Two floosy types with towering brewskis come along...guess who was sitting in their seats? Their mouths kept flapping about being so "pi##ed" and "calling the management about proper seating" and blah, blah, blah. All the time Mckenna and I are dodging the beer foam. So the point is "the management" moved people out of seats #5 and #6 (still not our seats, but we didn't go there) and we sat down into even better seats! Hahaha!

This was my favorite number...I couldn't stop laughing or staring in amazement. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Carnival Day

Monday evening was my school's carnival. The stormy morning turned into a clear, fall evening, thankfully. Jack's friend India came along and the two had a great time. Honestly I think Jack was a little worried about all the people. He gets that from his dad. After going on a train ride around the playground Jack said, "Not too scary!" He gets that from me. I think the highlight was the face painting for India and Jack.

The next day when Steve and Jack dropped me off at work Jack wanted to know, "Carnival too-marner?" I think he got that from Katie!

I guess I should mention that we forgot the camera and so we took the pictures when we got home.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pirate Day at Maceys

We have been looking forward to this day for several weeks. Yesterday Jack got to be dressed up as a pirate all day long. He was a little afraid of the pirate leader at Maceys, but so was I. Basically we went to each section in the grocery store and Jack said, "I demand my treasure." He was so good at it! He's pirate voice is really something. In addition to the fun pirate talk, Jack was excited and liked to say, "Happy birthday quesadilla."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Things We Do for Jack

Jack is a pirate. All day long and in his dreams too. We decided to do be thrifty and put a pirate costume together for Halloween. $30 is way too much for a Halloween costume, right? Then last night we found a costume that was too hard to ignore. Jack has recently seen 'The Wizard of Oz' and he has collected a Dorothy and Glinda doll from an un-named "food store." Right away he decided that Daddy can be the Tin Man and Mommy can be Dorothy.

He can hardly think of anything other than his new costume. He woke up at 2am and the first thing out of his mouth was, "I wear my lion costume." He even wore his costume at naptime. What can you do?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Now I can die

I've waited a long time for this, and now I really feel ready to move on. After careful planning and driving 400 miles Hailey, Jack and I arrived at the vagrant lichen land of promise. On a beautiful outcrop in the middle of a desert in southwest Idaho I found my lichen temple. So many beautiful vagrant lichens. Here they are.

Monday, September 8, 2008

It's POTTY Time

Jack is definitely growing up. He is using helpful sentences like, "My Daddy is gone to work. He'll be home at 6:30pm." 6:30 is the only time that Jack knows because that is when he likes to wake up in the morning and I try to convince him to sleep until 7:00am. Anytime you ask the time Jack responds with "6:30."

I guess my point is that we went to the store and bought a potty today (yet another sign of growing up). He asked for a princess potty, but I'm too cheap and stubborn to buy a princess potty. I got a potty at a discount store and some pirate stickers. He is so thrilled and I have to admit the stickers look so fun!

Another big adventure will happen tonight when the Mimi Fairy comes to collect Jack's "mimis" (the plug) in exchange for little gifts. It may be a difficult week here in the Leavitt hut.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Political me

Following a link (http://www.okcupid.com/politics) from a recent post on the Wiemers' blog I've been able to find myself politically. Although I as hoping to be an anarchist, here is the true me-

You are a

Social Moderate
(55% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(18% permissive)

You are best described as a: