Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Christian's First Drawing

Okay, I can't make this a truly Wordless Wednesday today because I must tell you of the evolution of this toy.

Christian's Granny gave him this tablet for his birthday in November. For months, he preferred to turn it over to the back and bang the stylus on the back. Then he learned how to move the orange knob side-to-side to erase whatever we've drawn. Recently, I've tried to get him to grab the stylus and draw with it. At last ... success! So this is Christian's first drawing all by himself! I can't stand to erase it .... but eventually I must, so I captured this first work of art on camera.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bella the Chunk

Jonathan took Bella to the vet today for her yearly exam. Turns out, Bella's clean-up duty after Christian throws food on the floor eats has caused her to gain FIVE pounds since her most recent vet visit late last year.

I gotta say ... I laughed at that news and proclaimed, "Bella's just like her Mom!" Who knows how much weight I've gained because I eat what Christian doesn't. As the old saying goes: "Waste not, want not!"

Jonathan informed me that five pounds is not good, as its 10% of her body weight that she's gained.

Well, I still think its funny. Really funny! :)

Jonathan is now calling her, "Bella Big Butt." I have made the proclamation that nobody had better assign the same nickname to me.

Bella Big Butt

Sunday, March 8, 2009

How to Get Your Husband to Do Anything ...

Want to do something "girly," like say ... go to a "Flower and Garden Show" and you want your husband to go with you? Here's how you get around it: Make sure at least two of the three things on this list are present:

2) Cool cars
3) A major sports venue

Turns out, this Flower and Garden show was being held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale ... AKA "Home of the Arizona Cardinals!" and last year's Super Bowl.

In all honesty, the Flower and Garden show was a dud. But, it was the first time we'd been to the new stadium, so Jonathan was especially excited. He's hopeful that his beloved Colorado Buffs will play there during this upcoming college football season.

The area surrounding the stadium also has the Jobbing.com arena which is where the Arizona Coyotes hockey team plays and it also hold major concerts. Its where I saw the Celine Dion concert recently. The are is called "Westgate" and its filled with shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Jonathan has wanted to check out Westgate for a while, so there was an additional incentive to check the area out.
We had recently learned that the Gardunos restaurants in the Phoenix area had closed down. We reluctantly had lunch at the restaurant that replaced it, Camarones. However, we were happy to learn that Camarones is actually the same restaurant ... same food .... but there is a name change (which I'm confused by, as the waiter indicated it was owned by the same people who own Gardunos), and menu items are named differently. My beloved Chile Rojo is still there, just under a new name.
So it was a win-win-win-win situation for all of us. :)