Friday, July 17, 2009

The Case of the Dirty Shoulder

It was a dark and stormy night. Bug Gutz (private I) was sitting at the computer in her office when in walked a short, and handsome client. He seemed like a happy go lucky, and fancy free kind of fellow, but it was all an act. For he was none other then The Snake. One of the henchmen in The Brain's mob of evil doers.

Once he walked into Bug's office it didn't take long for her to notice the red stain on his shoulder... gasp! DUHN DUHN DUHN

Raspberry Jelly.

How did the Jelly just appear on the shoulder of his shirt like that? This was a very vexing predicament. Detective Buggy was on the case.

Latter that night after dinner, Bug infiltrated The Brains headquarters, and was observing the mob chowing down on some cake. That's when she saw it. The Snake had a big glob of frosting on his cheek. He slowly reached his arm up, and.... whipped his face on his sleeve.

That was it! Case solved. The Snake has developed an involuntary reflex to wipe his mouth with his shoulder. Another mystery solved by Detective Bug. Now the real trouble begins...

teaching evil henchmen to use napkins?????

The Brains mob is on strict orders from the evil Over Lord Pooh-Paw to eat only one kind of cake... Lemon Cake with Chocolate Chip Frosting. (Cake mixes were on sale at the Grocery outlet for 65 cents a box.)

But wait, Mr. Fingers slipped him self a second piece? It was the piece the mob was saving for their overlord Pooh-Paw.

Looks like Pooh-Paw is out of luck. The Brain and his mob better watch their backs. Who knows what kind of retribution The Pooh-Paw will seek.
Most likely in the form of .... DUHN DUHN DUHN

Snake Bites

What's eating The Snake?
I went to put him hin the bath, and when I took off his shirt this is what I found.
... it doesn't seem to bother him

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pooh Sticks

We found the BEST bridge EVER!!! this morning for playing a little family game we call....
Pooh Sticks

I had a moment of brilliance (which is, I know, a rare thing) when I decided that we would go to the park this morning first thing after breakfast. It has been unbearably hot, and by going early we beet the heat, and there was no one there.

Anyways, for those of you who don't know the game, pooh-sticks is played on a bridge that crosses a fast running stream or river. The players drop their sticks from one side of the bridge, then run over to the other side to see who's stick comes out first.

The Snake was too busy throwing sticks in to be bothered with the rules.

The Brain was very competitive. It took him a couple throws to realize that Fingers kept winning because he was throwing right into the fast part of the current. Once The Brain found the fast spot, he was the big winner.

After we ran out of sticks the boys amused themselves by throwing rocks at the ducks. I know this sounds cruel but hey,
they ARE boys...
and besides,
their aim stinks.
No ducks were harmed in the taking of this picture.

Mr. Sticky Fingers Graduates from PreSchool

I know that this post may seem late... but actually it's not. Fingers pre-school continued on into the summer because they had a late start this winter (they couldn't find a teacher for his class).
Fingers woke up every morning this past year crying, "I don't want to go to school." I would think oh brother... he hasn't even started real school and we already starting into this. Then he wouldn't want to come home because he always had such a good time.

It must be hard when your older brother is a genius... but Fingers is no dummy. He is excellent at writing, drawing, coloring, cutting, pasting, getting his work done, identifying site words, and getting along with others. All of these things add up to a successful student in the near future.

Maybe he gets along too well with others. One of the teachers told me that she had a nickname for him that translates into English to be something like "man of the ladies." Apparently, all the little girls would fight over who was going to marry Fingers. The fact that he is so social may be a strength of his but I have a feeling... that it will be giving me head-aches in the near future.