Wednesday, August 11, 2010


The Imagination Zone that is. Today I am so super grateful that God has given me creativity as a means to escape my desire to explode sometimes!  Earlier today the boys were screaming, yelling, crying and all sorts of other yucks. So I told them we were having a Bear Grylls lunch - worms and eyeballs!

I cut up ham and cheese into strips and piled them onto their plates, Then I placed grapes and balled up rolls to the side. The kicker... baby alligator! AKA - giant dill pickle. Once the alligator came into play, we added some alligator poop! AKA - Pirate Booty.

Jude refused to play along and told him he needed to "get in the zone!" He asked what the zone was and I told him, "The Imagination Zone!" And thus a new Fish Family tradition/saying was born!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


They love to play dress up. I  know this is no news flash, but there's been a LOT of this lately and it has been hysterical.

Oh my gosh, they were so cute with baby Charlie. They were loving all over him - at times, near crushing him. And if they can't get a baby of their own with the help of Mom and Dad...they'll try regression. Lovies were grabbed, pacis and thumbs found and all laid on Boo Boo Bear from some cuddles.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Oh Summer - It's a Love/Hate Relationship

Summer is here in full effect and this is the first one in two years that Jude has been with me pretty much every day (no summer school). Jude + HEAT = Mommy Creativity

We've had color week. (Hits and Misses) With a major hit at Target doing a color scavenger hunt! We've had Things that Go! week which brought merry-go-round rides, train rides and train sightings. Liam absolutely loves trains and "Merry-go -gos."

All indoor activities and most of them in the malls. Can you tell Dallas is addicted to shopping? Grapevine Mills was awesome. We rode a train, played in the book store with the trains on the train table, saw an "aligator", watched TONS of fish swim around and saw two huge "elephants"! The animals were motor operated and the kids loved it. Thank you Rain Forest Cafe.

We've also tried a few new things.

Mommy tried to turn food into a camp ground.

Jude attempted color by numbers - this was awesome!  I told him what to do and this is what came out. He colored the numbers only, not the area. Gotta love the mind of a five year old.

Jude also tried some sweet new accessory trends - Power Ranger belt buckle and two different socks (this one is a staple, but the first time it's been caught on film - I think.)