Saturday, February 23, 2008

Puzzle-ing time w/cuzzin Beau....Lil Pink Bunny Foo Foo (cookies)

Having too much fun
Beau has some very serious puzzle-ing going on.

Making bunny cookies under the direct supervision of Lightning McQueen.

I see you

Photos of the unsuspecting "puzzle-ers"

"T" stands for Too many pieces, not enough time.

Cuzzin Beau's killer blue eyes and long lashes.
Today was fun, 2 kids (as I was watching my nephew Beau). First of all, you people out there with more than one chittlen,I don't know how you do it. Our Walmart experience was just experience. Forget the fact that our local Super Walmart removed the cool, Thomas the Train, Bob the Builder and Wiggles shopping CARt's. I had promised the boys they could drive the Thomas the train cart, only to find that they'd been pulled from the stores. So, what do you do when you've promised at 2 and 3 year old something you cannot deliver. Plan B, take them to the in-store McDonald's for some happy meal "fun" (and I use that term VERY loosely). You see, today was "senior citizens" day at our local WalMart. Which means the local retirement home's van brought every Sr. Citizen in the county (seemed like) to WalMart. Guess what, they all decide to have their lunch at "10am"at where else...Mickey D's. Let's just say McD's has a long way to go before they have enough handicap accessible tables. There were more wheelchairs per capita in the 50 sq. ft. dining area than there are Little Debbie snack cakes in Rosie O'Donnell's pantry (stole that one from Larry the Cable Guy) sorry Rosie.
After the two boys charmed the pants off all of the oxygen taken wielding, missing false-teeth wearin' Centurian's we were off to "shop". Well, at least try to any way. It seemed like the idea of shopping with 2 toddlers was great, IN MY HEAD. In reality, not so much. As we mounted up and buckled in to the shopping cart extraordiaire I was immediately told by BOTH BOYS that we needed to, and I quote: "Go see the Wobsters". We made our way to the seafood counter to check on the most aggressive "Wobsters" I've ever seen. It had to be mating season or something, if these "Wobsters" hadn't had their claws rubberbanded together it would have meant major bloodshed in their livewell. We spent what seemed like an inordinate amt. of time watching the "wobsters" play, sleep and take out their frustrations on each other's head. About that time I ran into an old friend from church. Why is it one always run's into friends when they look their worst. Well, Murphy's Law prevailed and we both laughed about how "great" we looked. Thankfully, her 3 year old was happy to get in on some "Wobster-action" with my 2 munchkins. It was great to see her and to catch up, as much as can been done in a busy Walmart aisle. Then it was off to shop for groceries. I had to seperate Luke and Beau, because in true Dukes of Hazzard fashion, the cuzzin's were fighting, picking and prodding at each other. Luke stayed in the kiddie seat and Beau was relegated to sitting in the actual basket, as we perused the many shopping aisle's at Wally World. I could be a millionaire if I had a dollar for everytime the 2 boys combined said, "I wanna ice-cream cone" while making our way down the frozen novelties aisle. I only had to threaten them once with, "Do I need to call the Walmart Police?". I said, "They don't like it when little boys yell in their store". They both promptly settled down quickly. And you thought Policemen were your friends....We made our way to the toy aisle as I told them they could each pick out one thing to purchase for themselves. Luke chose a new Lightening McQueen car, go figure and Beau chose a DoraThe Explorer book. If I'd have known that those 2 small items would have kept them quiet, as well as they did I would have made a b-line to the to aisle, immediately upon entrance foregoing McD's altogether. Oh well, hindsight's 20/2o right?
All in all, the boys did very well for 2 toddlers being cooped up in a shopping basket. I'm sure the chicken nuggets and french fries helped a bit too.
The boys enjoyed doing puzzles together, a "Duke Cuzzin" tradition. They're getting the hang (finally) of teamwork.
Beau was picked up by Nana around 1:30 and Luke and I made pink Easter bunny sugar cookies. Nestle' rocks when it comes to their break n' bake cookie selection. Nestle' makes the very best, I have to be loyal to my old employer.
I do have 2 prayer requests. The first one is for my fellow bariatric surgery friend, Allie. She is having nausea and increased pain in her abdomen. She called me to let me know that they'll be re-admitting her to Baylor soon and she'll probably be there for weeks they said. They've got to figure out the source of her pain. Please pray for her healing as well as for her hubby as he will be taking care of their 4 kids while she is hospitalized.
Second, if you will pray for my sister Brooke. She has the flu. Ick! Love you sis and hope you get to feeling better soon.

Finally, Julie (my anonymous poster) from a couple days back. I am trying to reach you via email to give you jewelry ordering information. If/when you read this blog entry let me know on here whether you rec'd my two emails. Thanks.
That's all folks!
Heather Rice


Julie said...

Wal Mart police - I'll have to try that one! Think it will work on a 13 year old and 10 year old? They're the ones who act up - the younger ones are generally pretty good!
Praying for your friend and your sister - isn't it cool to be able to ask (and receive) prayers from total strangers?!?

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather - I didn't get your e-mail. My address is


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Aimee said...

Looks like those boys had fun!!! Yes adventures to Walmart with too many kids is an event! Especially when the Senior Citizens are there! Been there done that...have the scars on the back of my calves from being charged by one that wanted in front of me in line! Oh my! How come some are so sweet and some are bitter and mean!?!?

So, how do you make those cookies?!?!

Anonymous said...

Looks to me you were able to the two just fine at Wally World. Walmart is always a fun event...I don't mind the seniors so pet peave at Wally World is 1 check out line and 1 speed check out open. What the heck???
Enjoye your week!