Me and my Peeps

Me and my Peeps

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Good Ol' Days

Old ice cream bowl in a new ice cream bowl
A few days ago we all felt like we wanted a dairy dessert after dinner.  I was about to get the same ice cream bowl that we always use out of the cupboard, but then the cute, green, ice cream bowls in my china cabinet caught my eye.  There was a piece of paper on the bottom of the bowl that said Victorian 1937.  I called my mom and she said that they are Art Deco but the date was correct (my Grandmother thought they were Victorian).  Go ahead and google some photos of people from 1937.  Are any of them overweight?  I think not!  Why?  Because they didn't eat the ridiculous portions we do now!  I'm going to try to get my portions to mimic the portions from the 30s.  Portion control is comforting.
This is a typical 30s family

Sunday, September 4, 2011

School Days, School Days...Dear Old Golden Rule Days

It's nice to live close to the school.  We wanted to use our driveway to celebrate the beginning of a new school year!  I think most appreciated the little note.  Buck and Catie had a great time chalking our drive.  Catie was made to go to school.  She was so stoked!  Buck did not appreciate my taste in shirts and wanted to wear a gorilla t-shirt instead.  He wore it the next day, but he still had a sour start to the new year.  Fortunately, he was able to forgive me.  I had a difficult time accepting the fact that my baby is now in school.  As they walked into their classrooms I felt like my babes were now months away from graduating from high school.  What will I do with myself?  Watching your kids go through life's stages is comforting.

Already bribing the teachers with gifts.

Skating is Still "In"

Back in my day we thought skating was a real treat!  I had not been skating since I moved back to Texas.  Apparently, this is a fun/cool thing to do STILL!  Catie and Buck wanted to have their birthday parties at the skating rink, Silverwings, so they had a combined party.  They had a blast, and the theme worked out since both are into Power Rangers at the moment.  It amazed me how many older kids were there and deep down I wished that when my kids get that age they will want to go skating on Friday nights instead of the things that my friends and I tried to convince our parents to let us do!  Silverwings took great care of us and I would use them again for a fun party.  Old school skating is comforting.