Tuesday, July 12, 2011


We all know that Tuesday is the BEST day of the week....
Just go with it.
It IS the BEST blogging day because we get to hook up with Stacy for RaNDoM!


Who doesn't love getting all those random thoughts out?

* I am pretty much the BEST mom EVER because while Parker was at work yesterday,
I ran around and threw together a Ron Weesley costume for him.

* He went to see a sneak preview of the new Harry Potter movie with his cousins.
His BEST cousin (I was told to say "my favorite niece but that wouldn't fit into the whole "Best" thing)
won tickets to the debut, premiere, sneak peak, whatever and invited Parker along.

* Oh, and I'll have you know that his costume, while not the BEST, was BESTEST enough to win a prize in the costume contest.  And that prize was a million dollars, free movie tickets, free popcorn, a keychain.

* The costume was made possible by my BEST friend Margaret, who supplied a white cape AND let me dye it for the occasion...........and all occasions from here on out.
If anyone needs a gray cape - Margaret has one.
If anyone needs a white cape - Margaret used to have one.

* BEST news of the week is that my Mom got out of the hospital Saturday night.
She went in for a stem cell transplant 3 weeks ago and was planning on hanging out in the hospital for about 4 or 5 weeks.
No.  She's amazing and through medicine and miracles, they turned her loose less than 3 weeks later.

* The BEST phone call I received this weekend was from a certain 2 year old nephew who said,
"Hi Nana! Come over.  Daddy found a nake."
A nake?
He also told me that the nake was "nice" and says "Goochie, goochie, goo."
There was some confusion when I told him that the nake says "hiss" and that led to skweeming and then a talk about whether it was naughty or nice to skweem. 
We agreed to disagree.


Mama Badger said...

Oh, come on! A warning next time! Something like, "Beware- below there is a picture of an adorable little boy hanging out with an insipid scary reptile!". Sigh, it took a year off me until I saw the glass. Little o has the same love for legless critters. Ewww.

Anonymous said...

Um.. that thing is huge! And good news about your mom. Happy RTT!

VandyJ said...

Little boys and snakes and bugs just seem to go together--I can handle the snake part as long as the snakes does not go rattle rattle. The bugs, I'm less comfortable with--shudder, bugs!

Andrea said...

Well the pressure is now off me, because YOU are the BEST Mom---awesome costume! Hooray for your super overachieving super healing mom!!!!!!


Kristine said...

Awesome news about your mom and what an awesome Mom you are for coming up with that killer costume! Congrats to you both on the best costume win!!

If I saw that snake I would definitely be SKWEEMING very loudly... ;-)

Rachael said...

"If anyone needs a gray cape - Margaret has one.
If anyone needs a white cape - Margaret used to have one."

Laura said...

That costume is amazing! Great job, Gina and Mom! Of course she had a cape lying around the house.

Also so great about your mom!!!

Don and Kelley said...

That snake is huge!!!! Oh my gosh! I am so happy that your mom is doing well! That's awesome. On a side note, Austin has his costume ready for the mid-night show!

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

You dyed my white cape!!!!!
I'm just glad he won, even if it was a keychain for the prize. He still Won!!!!

Just kidding I told her how to do it!

I wish I'd been invited over to see the nake. I love nakes.

Stacy Uncorked said...

You are the BEST mom ever! Way to go on the costume - and way to go he won a prize for it! ;)

That is one ginormous 'nake'!! Sheesh!! Princess Nagger would have been excited about it, though. ;)

So glad to hear how great your mom is doing - awesome she got out of the hospital so early! ((HUGZ!!))

Thanks so much for being such a diligent rebel with me! :)

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