Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Fun Family Weekend

We are leaving tomorrow morning on an obligatory trip to visit the grandparents. Grandma has been sick, and in and out of the hospital, so we decided a trip down to visit was necessary. Despite the fact it will be great to visit, and let the little ones be spoiled by the grands, it is going to be quite an exciting weekend on the road with three little children.

This is how I predict our fun vacation will go.

60 hours of vacation fun

16 hours of driving

15 temper tantrums (10 for the kids, 5 for the adults)

10 Medications - 2 for me, 8 for Conor

9 meals while on vacation

8 hours the children spend playing with the remote control on the hotel television sets

6 times I pull over to the side of the road, and state I am not driving any further until everyone stops fighting/screaming/getting out of their seat belt.

6 hours spent swimming in the pool

5 visits to McDonalds

3 visits to In and Out Burger

3 times that I discover the grandparents have brought some unsafe food product into our hotel room, and get insulted when I try and explain again, why it can not stay there. (yes, the peanut butter granola bar does contain peanuts)

2 times while playing with the remote control in the hotel room, that someone accidental orders the pay per view movie
2 times Conor will react to something the grandparents brought in that the cat had been sitting on just before they left their home. (This is the home we can not even enter because Conor gets facial swelling just from being there)

1 visit to Red Robin

1 bouts of hives from something unknown in the hotel room that thankfully goes away with benedryl

1 mental breakdown

1 bout of coughing that will need to be treated with albuteral

1 memorable family weekend with the grandparents

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Laughing at Peanuts - Bent Objects Blogspot

While looking up information on circus peanuts, I came across the most amazing blog. This is a blog by a guy named Terry Border who creates artwork with bent wire and everyday household objects. He is coming out with a book in the Fall of 2009, and I have to say that I will be the first in line to purchase it. The man is a genius, and kept me laughing for hours on end as I admired all his great work.

I love you Terry!!!

Below is my favorite series - The Circus Peanut Tragedy

Monday, September 29, 2008

They Have Invented a Peanut Free Peanut!!!! - The Circus Peanut

I did it. After all my research, all my praying, worrying and complaining I have discovered a way to appease all parties I thought un-appeasable. I have uncovered a deep dark secret that was hiding right before our eyes-----The Peanut Free Peanut.

They look like peanuts. They are colored like peanuts. They even have those little groves on them like peanuts do
But miracle upon miracles, I checked the ingredients of these little wonders, and lo and behold - they contain no peanuts.

Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Pectin, Artificial Flavor, Color Added (Includes Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40). This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, or gluten. It has been manufactured on dedicated equipment.

This is great. We can put them in little bags and serve them on every airplane flight. We can ground them up into a paste like butter, and millions of school kids never have to be deprived of a peanut butter sandwich at school again just because someone could die if they brought their favorite lunch to school. And best of all - they are fat free!!!!

The possibilities are endless!! Thank you circus peanuts!!