The Stream

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Where do they learn to eat like this?

Micah follows after Becket's infamous banana eating habits with her gluttonous orange inhaling. How she doesn't end up all Mama Cass v. Ham Sandwich we'll never know.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

If You Give a Micki a Paint Cup

If you Give a Micki a Paint Cup (another version of If you give a Mouse a Cookie)

If you give a Micki a paint cup during preschool she will try to open it.
When she tries open it she realizes the lid is different than others.
So, Micki gets a butter knife.
Micki pushes too hard with the knife and the paint goes splatting everywhere.
Micki needs to change her shirt.
When she drops her shirt in the laundry she remembers she needs to wash some clothes.
She also remembers her daughter's crib sheet needs to be changed.
That also reminds her that her own sheets need to be changed.
She remembers to grab the receipt to take back an item at Target.
She also grabs the garbage because it is full.
Micki closes the lid to the washer.
Micki remembers why she was upstairs in the first place the paint! (The paint is downstairs with the 3yr olds)

The kids are happy to be painting. Micki is happy they are painting too.


Which reminds her, does anyone want to paint?

Next book......If You Give a Micki Peanut Butter Pie

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Music Mix 2008

We always enjoy finding new Christmas music each year, especially original songs or unique renditions of old songs by new artists. In the past we have made CD's of our findings and sent them out as Christmas gifts. Our budget this year makes that a little difficult, but thanks to the wonder of the internets, we can share our yearly mix with all of you who care with a simple download link. We found 24 good songs in mp3 format and put them into a .zip file you can download by clicking here. The file is about 108MB and will be available online for 30 days. Some of the songs are playing right now if you are listening to our background music selection. If you do download it, let us know which songs you like best in the comments section. Oh, and support the artists and buy the songs if you really like them and all that stuff.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

That's all....Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I Heart

I Heart
1. The narrator's voice for the ER ads that come on during The Office.
2. The giant sweet potatoes that come out from wherever they've been hiding just so they can impress our Thanksgiving tables.
3. Talking to old friends--it's a mini taste of what I think heaven might be like.
4. Paper headbands and jammies 'til noon
5. 4 day weekends with the house smelling like turkey.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hard things

Does anyone?
1. find it hard to read the security code when posting something on facebook or your blog
2. find it hard to find the right string when opening a bag of flour
3. being the last one at the dinner table--and waiting for that ahem person to finish eating so you can clean up?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Heart

I Heart-
1.When ducks eat upside down.
2. People's accents---German, North Carolinian, English, Irish, African
3. Thinking about how I'm going to create my gingerbread house
4. Baby Mama
5. Micah's pivoted twirls

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eye See

Atlanta Experience

Mat and I recently took an adventure down to Atlanta for his ophthalmology conference. We didn't care where we went, just happy to be together (blak!cheesey) but without kids (thanks Jeanette). Anyway, when you're in Atlanta some highlights would be.... the traditional Aquarium, Coke World, Botanical Garden, History Center (Muppet exhibit was fun, especially the Frageles, 'member them?), Stone Mountain Park, and the CNN tour, where Tony something (forgot his last name) waved to Mat and I personally after he came off the air, at least I thought he was waving specifically to us. What we found to be the most fun was walking around the Exhibitor's Hall on the basement floor below the conference. Sorry, it was not open to the public, just people wearing special conference IDs who most likely spoke another language and wore glasses.
Add in free samples of candy, ice cream, tote bags, eye magic eight balls--this is what you might find:

Silly Serious Eye Doctors-

That might be a little wrong-

Warning: several stations had what was called--Bad Candy-- it had no chocolate value whatsoever and we stayed completely away from it. We also didn't even take a second look at their free pens-

Bonus! Massages for FREE (found way back in the far left corner, good thing we were thorough)

Monday, November 10, 2008

I Heart

I Heart
1.Being on vacation with my husband and knowing that we are the funniest people alive in Atlanta
2. Visiting the exhibitors at Mat's ophthalmology conference and getting a bunch of free candy, pens, and eye magic eightballs.
3. Crispy bacon and muffin tops
4. The inventor of the continental breakfast
5. Seeing my kids tomorrow

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


We had half the neighborhood over for Becket's Birthday and we hope everyone had a nice time.

Becket's birthday party

Being it was election day, we went with an election theme complete with a campaign poster cake and flag decorations.

Becket's cake

Micki made soup and bread and their were cupcakes for all. The kids finished it up with a few sparklers.

Becket with sparkler

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Are you better off today than you were 5 years ago?


My fellow Americans, five years ago today I came into this world, an 8 pound 8 ounce bundle of hope. I have proven that I can bring about change, like changing what my parents do on a Friday night and changing their bank account from full to empty. But I also brought a lot of happiness, joy and talent with me that I plan to share with all my countrymen in my next 5 years and beyond. We may squabble as to the direction our nation is headed, but there is no arguing that my direction is up and coming. So look out America, Becket Harris is taking on the world and we can all expect a brighter tomorrow. (cue cheers and applause).

Paid for by The Committee who Created Becket Harris.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Before and After

After... It's been 33 days since I've seen my man and now he's finally home! He walked into church today and my strong wall came down. It made me so giddy and bubbly all over to see him. Welcome home!

I Heart

I Heart
1. That my kids pick out a sucker for their treat instead of the fine chocolate (SUCKERS!)
2. Nose hairs to keep the dirt out
3. Trick or Treating in a heavily Democratic neighborhood posing as John(Micah) and Cindy (me) McCain
4. Becket perfecting pointier purple ears for his Batman costume
5. Feeling whole again now that Mat has returned