Thursday, December 19, 2013

Learn Something New Every Day

Charlie to me: I like you even if the neighbors don't. 

Me: Awwww. 

Wait. What?

Charlie Burping Santa

No, I don't know why. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

You Will Read!!!!

Eighteen Splat the Cat books for my students. Each one with a message inside, saying how important reading is. 

I know- buzz kill, right?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What Type of New Age Crap is He Learning in Kindergarten?

Charlie, when presented with a dinner he did not like: "I don't like that. It doesn't fill my bucket."

The same new age crap, I'm teaching in Kindergarten, apparently. 

Nothing says Christmas . . .

like driving your cat nuts with the Chrustmas tree parts. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Birthday Party!

I seriously need to up my game when it comes to birthday parties. This little girl had a bounce house, piƱata, face painting, carnival games and decorate your own cupcakes.  

I'm glad I have a few months to prepare. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Charlie

You Knocked?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Decorating Has Begun

Is He too Big For a Shelf?


I tried something different this year. I usually make a turkey pot pie, but this year I made a Leftover Pot Pie. (Emphasis on Leftover) I grabbed a pie plate and turkey and added the green bean casserole, the apple sausage stuffing, some diced carrots from the veggie platter, some chicken broth, a little milk and cream of mushroom soup. Then, I added the cranberry stuff on top. It made all the difference. It might look a little weird, but it's yummy.

 And the best part is that there are no more Tupperware  containers in the fridge. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We Are Obviously Raising Him To Have The Correct Priorities

We were watching T. V., when yet another toy commercial comes on. Charlie's says he wants it. I roll my eyes and tell him, he says that about everything.

He says: "I don't want everything, I just want the cool stuff."

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Best Drink Ever

It has vodka, strawberries and mint (among other things). It is called cocktail #5 at our local bistro. Awesomeness. 

I suggested to the owner that it would be an fantastic marinade for turkey or chicken. I don't think she realized I serious. 

A Walk in The Rain

Sunday, November 17, 2013

At Least He Was Thinking of Me

We are going to a birthday party in a few minutes. Charlie signed my name to the card. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Zoo

Or, as I like to call it- "Not Lesson Planning". 

My favorite memory from this ride is what you don't see. Charlie really wanted to ride the bald eagle. AJ walked around the carousel until he found it. He stood by it (outside the fence), so that when Charlie got inside the ride, he would know where it was. 

The petting zoo.

Monday, November 4, 2013

It's a Good Thing I'm Growing My Own Food

Since I missed about $20 worth of groceries when the car got unpacked. I was wondering what that smell was. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Well, That Explains A Lot

The subject of werewolves came up in class. I was explaining how they were not real, when a student piped up and said: "Yeah they are! My mom got bit by one!"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Even I Knew That

Watched a hilarious exchange at Starbucks today:

Cashier to customer: I love your sweatshirt!

Customer: Thanks!

Cashier: Are those Christmas stockings on it?

Customer: Uh, no. It's the Red Socks. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Have a Mouse

And I think his name is Charlie. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Immortalizing the Garden

Charlie drawing a picture of the garden. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Student to another student: Hey!! We are wearing the same shirt!!

The students at my school wear uniforms. 

This Year's Garden

Charlie, AJ and I planted rhubarb, strawberries, red peppers and cherry tomatoes. I've never tried to grow any of those before, so we will see how it goes. All I know is I'm dreaming about strawberry and rhubarb pie. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

At Least He Didn't Use My Middle Name

Uh oh. Charlie's mad at me. He just used my full name- Mommy Diedtrich. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013