Monday, September 29, 2008

Busy Week (with lots of pictures!!)

This past week I made a birthday cake for my baby boy (who turned 4.....how can that be possible?!?!)

The cake didn't end up being anything fancy. He loved it, though.
I had to take this child in for her 15 month check up....

Doesn't she just look so sweet??! Well, SHE ISN'T!!!! She just knows how to turn on the cuteness. I can tell you how to spell trouble....L-A-N-E-Y! She likes to give me little heart attacks. Today, she climbed up onto the TOP of our little play kitchen. THE TOP! (She then proceeded to fall off, head first, and bust her eyelid open.) When I took her in for her check up last week, she had to get shots. She got the Flu shot, the Chicken Pox shot, and the MMR. She then immediately (and I mean with in 60 seconds) broke out in hives on the leg she got the MMR shot in. We got to spend the next 30 minutes in the doctors office, with nurses buzzing around, making sure she was alright. She was. She just likes to be difficult.

My brother, Drew, and his wife came to visit this past weekend. You know that Laney cuteness mentioned in the above paragraph? Well, she turned it on for her Uncle Drew.


Drew, Marquesas, Tracy, and I all drove over to Orlando to try out for....
WHEEL
OF
FORTUNE

That's right!! The Wheelmobile came to Sea World and we decided "what the heck!" We might as well give it a shot!!


There were 3 separate hours of tryouts. You could fill out an application for each hour (we were there for about 7 hours total). They put all the applications into this big, gold drum, spun it 'round and 'round, and then drew out applications, at random, for people to come up on stage in groups of five. You then got to call out a letter and had 3 seconds to guess the puzzle.

And, I ACTUALLY GOT CALLED UP ON STAGE TO PLAY!!!!! It was fun, but holy crap was it scary! I didn't solve the puzzle (although I knew it by the time it was solved), but I was also the first person to guess a letter. I guessed "T" and there were 2 of them and then I guessed an "I" and there were 3 of them. Woo Hoo! They kept saying they wanted people who could "shine" onstage. If you could "shine" then they would ask you back for a final audition. I figured I would have to get called back for a second audition because I was REALLY shiny after standing in the Florida heat for 7 hours waiting for a chance to audition, but I guess that isn't the kind of shine they were referring to. I had no chance against the pyro-technician from Disney that used to be in the circus and the funny man who could juggle while surfing.
So, although I am apparently boring and didn't get asked back to go on the show and have a chance to win a million dollars, I did win.....

A HAT!!!!!!!!!! (and a key chain and a blinky pin) I know. I know....don't be jealous!!

Oh, and just FYI, this is what happens at my house when I go off and leave Daddy in charge for a day.....






(Yes, that is chest hair on Kyle)

21 comments:

utmomof5 said...

Just please tell me that is not permanant marker!! When you get on wheel of fortune be sure and mention all of your awesome bloggy friends!!! :)

Oh and happy birthdya to your cute little boy!!!

Betsy said...

I love the drawings! Reminds me of Friends! LOL!

Brenda said...

Hi! I recently found your blog and I love it! It sounds like you have a wonderful family! I have 2 little boys - one that turned 4 in August. Where does the time go!? He loves Spiderman too, but I wasn't brave enough to make his cake. Yours is awesome!
Wheel of Fortune was on tonight as I cleaned up from dinner and I was thinking how cool it would be to be on it and wondering how they find these "shiny" people! Now I know!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

How exciting that you got to try out for Wheel of Fortune.

I love all of the pictures...even the chest hair!

Dawn said...

Oh my...what a bunch of characters you all are. ;) Your fun personality shines even through a computer screen...how could they NOT have picked you?!

Kellan said...

Those kids in mustaches and beards are toooooooo cute - adorable. And, that Laney is just a little doll - precious! You are pretty darn cute yourself and I can't believe you tried out for Wheel - how cool!~! Cute post and fun pictures!

See you soon - Kellan

Cecily R said...

Laney is adorable, and has more hair than my girls have when they are 5. No fair!

I am OOOOZING jealousy over that kickin' hat!!

AND the Sharpie Shots are CLASSIC. Seriously they made me laugh LOUDLY and its 2:14 AM.

onescrappygal said...

First of all...your baby's hair is so long and pretty!! She really does turn on the cuteness! She's adorable!!

I'm sorry you didn't get called back for the show...but holy crap what fun that must have been!! Wear your hat with PRIDE baby!

I laughed out loud when I saw the children's photo!! That was TOO funny!! Hahahaha! I hope that wasn't a permanent sharpie!

onescrappygal said...

P.S. Your cake is ADORABLE!

Happy birthday Evan!

Kaci said...

WOWWWWWWWWW WOF!!! That's totally tubular! And way cute picture! Laney is too cute to be a terror! LOL! :)

Valarie said...

Thankfully the marker was not a sharpie. It was a dry erase marker.

Amanda B. said...

Oh what a week!!! I can't believe your little guy is 4! And, I think the cake is adorable! As much as I love to bake, I have absolutely NO talent with cakes. That is just awesome that you got to try out for Wheel of Fortune- love the hat! Aren't dad's just "great?" :)

Stacie said...

WOW...LOVE ALL THE PICTURES...The chest hair made me giggle!

Jenny said...

Holy crap, I am laughing so hard right now! Seriously, your post kept getting funnier, and funnier, and then I saw the last few pictures and almost wet myself! Sorry you didn't get picked for WOF (wow, did I just make up a new text?), but maybe next time just make up a bunch of lies...ahem, I mean stretch the truth...about yourself and you will be a shoe-in!

Leah said...

congrats on the wheel of fortune experience, even if it doesn't mean TV time for you.

and OMIGOODNESS, those last pictures are CREEPY and HILARIOUS all at the same time. LOL!!!!!!

Don Mills Diva said...

OMG I can't believe you were almost on Wheel of Fortune.

You are almost famous!

Christine said...

What a great post! I love the beards on the kids!

shannon said...

OMGosh...what a FUN dad. totally something Adam would do. probably has. i think it was with mascara though...

Shan said...

Great cake! Very cute! And awesome hat!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Great cake! What little boy wouldn't love that one. Cool on the Wheel of Fortune thing!
I love the artwork on the kids. We had a boss/landlord that used to do that to my oldest when he was about 3. With pen.

Sugar Mommy said...

Too cute!
I am new to your blog and LOVE IT!
Kimberly