Friday, November 30, 2012

Kiki's fun.

We have been having some fun with our elf. Since Kikis kindness of making the pancakes the other day he's been getting a bit mischievous again this year. We woke up one morning to find a picture on my camera. It was a picture of not only Kiki  but a few of his friends playing a board game.

I am happy to add they cleaned up the board game and put it back where it belongs when they were done.

The next day Kiki was sitting on a shelf in Zacks room but it took Zack all day to notice him. Zack did look but for some reason he just kept overlooking  the shelf that Kiki was sitting on. Kiki must have been very very bored that day. When I turned on the CD that Zack falls asleep to every night, his eyes widened. It was not the music it was supposed to be, instead it was Patsy Clines song Crazy.(Yes, my child knows that song well. It is one of the songs I have sung to him nearly everyday of his life). I asked Zack if he was playing with my CD's and of course he said "It must have been Kiki.". Sure enough we found the evidence on my camera.

The next morning we were getting ready for school. At one point Zack stopped and in a grumbled voice and he said "KIKI" I asked him what was wrong and he responded with "Just look what he's done now." This is what we saw on the refrigerator.

 Well Zack could not be outdone by an elf so that night he retaliated with his own version. (he only had one Y so he became creative to make the Y in the word MY).
I think as the month of December comes in Kiki is going to have to step up his game because Zack is on to him.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I am very happy to report that my little scout has earned his Bobcat badge on Monday night. He completed the requirements two weeks ago but had to wait to get the actual badge at a pack meeting.

They did a ceremony where each of the boys who earned the badge had to stand with a parent and the leaders came by and painted the boys faces with various colors which had meaning to each color.

 He likes scouts and can not wait to be able to do some of the outings that they plan on doing. He has taken the time to complete some of the electives and some of the achievements already so he's excited to be getting some beads to add to his uniform.

BLUE is from the sky. The paw print of the Bobcat on your forehead is the spirit of the bobcat. This reminds you to do your best on the Cub Scout Trail.

YELLOW is from the sun. The marks under your eyes will help you see the light of the Cub Scout trail and they symbolize the bright spirit of Cub Scouting.

WHITE is for purity. The mark on your nose helps you know right from wrong as you go along the Cub Scout trail.

RED is for courage. The mark on your chin reminds you to always speak the truth.

GREEN stands for the spirit of nature. The marks on each cheek will guide you to live in harmony with the great outdoors.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elf fun.

I think Kiki is trying real hard to make up for all the mischievous things he did to Zack last year. This is his 3rd day back this year and we were totally surprised by the thoughtfulness we found this morning.

Zack and I planned to make pancakes and bacon for breakfast this morning so before Zack went to bed we set out the griddle and the pancake mix. We made sure we had the bacon and enough eggs for the pancakes. All was good to go for the morning.


When he woke up he couldn't find Kiki. He and Kris hunted high and low until they finally found him sitting on top the microwave! Of course he was so excited and everyone had to hurry up and get it there to see Kiki sitting there (as if he were going to move). Then we noticed the pancake mix was already mixed, I asked Zack why he started without  me.
 He was insistent that he had not started it and he thinks it must have been Kiki who mixed it up.
 Yeah right like a tiny little elf can mix up the ingredients for pancakes! Then we looked at the griddle, not only had it been turned on but there were six small pancakes what were cooked and ready to be eaten. Wow we were shocked especially since they were smores' pancakes! Hello! Yummy delicious smores' pancakes. Who knew an elf knew how to make pancakes much less the most delicious pancakes in the entire universe!

While I was making the rest of the pancakes and cooking up the bacon, Zack could not thank Kiki enough. He says Kiki's makes better pancakes than both his parents! Humph, the kid has nerve! When I pointed out to Zack that Kiki had made a mess on the counter, Zack was more than happy to help clean it up for Kiki. Trust me when I say I have never seen that kid clean up so well!

Let's see what new and amazing things our little elf will do within the next month before he heads back to the North Pole.


Also adding that last night Zack and I made brownies, he said "Mom you need to make more for Santa" I told him not to worry we would bake cookies closer to Christmas for Santa. Here I am thinking that would satisfy him and he would end that conversation. NO, no such luck! He continues with "Hey Mom maybe we should leave him a pie" When I asked him why a pie, he responded with "If we leave him a pie, he might leave a puppy for me!"Oh no, not again. Apparently hearing daddy say no five hundred thousand times is getting to him. No he's taking it up with the big guy in red, the one who can bring anything and daddy has no say. First he started asking for a dog, after hearing no many times he started asking for a cat. Hearing no many times he started asking for a bird. Hearing no many times he started asking for a gerbil (Mommy is the one that says no way on this one) and after hearing no many times he started asking for fish. Notice the trend when he hears no enough the size of the animal gets smaller.

Friday, November 23, 2012

He's back!

Well you know it is that time of the year when you wake up the day after Thanksgiving to find a suspicious looking letter sitting on your dining room table. A note you know was not there when you went to bed the night before. A note written on the stationary of 'the boss', 'the big guy', 'the man in red', the one and only Santa Claus! How did it get here we wondered?

Zackary quickly forgot about eating his breakfast and read the letter aloud. He read every word carefully. He did get a little quieter as he read that Santa wants Zackary to behave so he does not have to put his name on the naughty list. Santa went on to say it is true that children on the naughty list only get coal and coal is not fun to play with. Then he came to the words indicating Kiki the elf was sent back to our house to keep an eye out for good behavior, he couldn't wait to go find him. For those that do not know Kiki is the name of the little elf that visits our house and reports back to Santa Claus each night on how Zackary behaved that day. Each morning when we wake up Kiki is in a different location of the house so Zackary has to find him. Kiki can never been touched or he will loose his Christmas Magic and not be able to fly home to the North Pole and Santa may never know if Zackarys name should be on the nice or naughty list. Do you realize how disastrous that could be?

It took Zackary 15 minutes to find Kiki. He was sitting in a prime location for his first day back. Sitting on top of the curtain rod in the dinning room which means he can see everywhere. No way to secretly misbehave because Kiki will see it for sure.

 I wonder if this little friend of ours will try to get Zackary in trouble again this year like he has in past years. He can get quite mischievous and tends to make us believe Zackary made the mess. I wonder what he will do this year?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Birthday news

Yesterday was my birthday. I started the day like I do everyday, beat the crud out of  gently turn off the alarm clock. Climb ever so slowly upstairs to wake the child. (I thought it would be my back hurting after raking all those leaves at my moms but it is actually the back of my legs that are killing me). Anyway I get the boy up then go through the process of our hurried morning routine, make breakfast, fix lunch, make sure everything is in the back pack, blah blah blah, then bam things changed. Kris offered to take Zack to the bus stop. This is such a rare event that my first thought was "it was going to snow", my second thought was "he's looking for something". He claims he was just being nice on my birthday but I am still unsure of that.

I spent my day being lazy running errands, doing more laundry and chores. Fun times I tell ya!

I was told they were taking me out for dinner, cool I didn't have to cook! Doing the happy dance. I just did not think I would get embarrassed while at the restaurant. My darling child (and I say that in my most sarcastic voice) told the waitress "Today is my mommies birthday so make sure you tell them". Um no thanks I don't care to be sung to. My brother did that to me once and it embarrassed the heck out of me. Well darned if they didn't come out and sing! Seriously there are people waiting patiently for their drink to be filled, do all the wait staff need to be here to sing? I don't think so. Save the singing for the kids since they enjoy it so much. But I think Zack has figured out that they bring out a dessert if it is your birthday and he knew whatever they brought out he would be able to consume the majority of it! And before you ask, yes he inhaled ate the ice cream they brought out.

On a happy note my guys gave me a heated throw blanket since I am always so darn cold. You can bet if either one try to use it I will slap the living crap out of them I will be nice and let them use it while I continue to shiver from the cold.