Little Shop of Horrors – Shaw Style

Posted by Shelley on Oct 29, 2008 in kids

Melodi was 5 when she lost her first tooth.  It was exciting, it was sentimental, the tooth is somewhere in this house.  But it was also, well, dramatic.  And this has been going on for 4 years now.  Not only does she cry, I cry.  When that first tooth was loose I started to realize how different she was going to look.  How she was going to have to “grow into” these big adult teeth.  Plus, well, I just cry at all these milestones.  And I’ve always been the one to pull these teeth.  But nothing really prepared me for yesterday’s trip to the dentist.

She needed two teeth pulled because, quite honestly, they were loose and she was bleeding all over the dental hygentist.  The four year old is with me and I am thinking, oh no, he will never come back to the dentist.  As the chaos insued, another dental hygentist came and got him and cleaned his teeth while I was doing disaster recovery with Melodi.  I tell the hygentist, “Do what you got to do…” and she replies, “I can’t, legally, I can’t pull these teeth…”  WHAT?  That’s a whole ‘nother post.  So, Melodi gets to pull her first tooth.  The pictures may not do this justice but suffice it to say that the tooth fairy bar got raised BIG TIME.

I hear Steve Martin singing in the background here

I hear Steve Martin singing in the background here

you'll be a dentist, you'll have a talent for causing things pain!

you'll be a dentist, you'll have a talent for causing things pain...

Oh that hurts, wait I'm not numb!

Oh that hurts, wait I'm not numb!

We did this twice!!!

We did this twice!!! Now the tooth fairy needs to visit Mom!


Even Superheroes Love their Moms

Posted by Shelley on Oct 27, 2008 in kids

After school today I had a surprise for my little man.  Aunt Stacey gave us a great book, Even FireFighters Love their Moms and we read it often.  Once he was dressed in his Halloween costume he said (through the mask), “Even superheroes love their moms!”

But the best thing he said (and he said alot while he had that costume on, somehow he gained much confidence while wearing it) was this, “You know superheroes are strong… like this many (he held up 5 fingers), but God is stronger, he is like this many (both hands went up, all 10 fingers).”  Wow, what a great reminder… from the mouth of babes, I mean little boys.  Am I a blessed mom or what?

I think Canon might be going as a charismatic Spiderman on Halloween!

Nobody knows who he is!

Nobody knows who he is!


2008 Book Fair Purchases

Posted by Shelley on Oct 22, 2008 in kids

The school has a yearly scholastic book fair every year and it is always fun to see what comes home.  I’ve sent blank checks (not a good idea) and sometimes barely scraped together $10 to put in the backpack.  This year, Melodi “raised her own money” in the form of a lemonade stand this past weekend.  That’s my girl!  She’s been around me long enough to know if you don’t ask for the sale it will become someone else’s profit.

Anyway, below is a picture of what she came home with… all I can say is she might sing like her Daddy but she reads like her Mommy.  Notice this is a picture of a poster, not of books.

I am really wondering about this poster.


The Heart of (economic crisis) Dixie

Posted by Shelley on Oct 9, 2008 in Real Life Stories

Mountain Brook made this list. I don’t spend much of my day thinking about this kind of stuff.  But when I see Alabama come up in two separate articles regarding this economic crisis I have to take notice.

Mountain Brook, Ala.CC2: Robert Donovan

Mountain Brook, Ala.

Share population in finance and real estate: 18.66%
Nearest large city: Birmingham
Population: 20,654
Median Household Income: $115,148


Saturday Morning Cartoons

Posted by Shelley on Oct 4, 2008 in kids

So I’m up early and have barely had one cup of coffee.  My four year old has discovered that he has “no school” on Saturdays.  If I let him, he will sit on the couch with his jammies on all day and watch TV.  We started with SpiderMan and then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Then some show about humans morphing into dinosaurs.  Now we are at an all time high… or is low?  Where is my coffee?

Introducing…. Sushi Pack.  Yes, it is animated pieces of crime fighting sushi.  The sushi pack team lives inside a fridge in a donut shop with their human friend, Ben.  Canon’s favorite is the “little fire guy”.  Yes, that would be the wasabi.  Forget the coffee!  Maybe I need some sake!



What do you suppose?

Posted by Shelley on Oct 2, 2008 in Real Life Stories

A chicken?  On Lorna Road?

struttin' her stuff!

struttin' her stuff!


1. Polluelo o pollo; gallina (hen); pollo (as generic term).

  • To play chicken -> jugar a ver quién es más gallito
  • Don’t count your chickens (before they’re hatched) -> no cantes victoria antes de tiempo
2. Jovencito; niño. (Figurado)

  • She’s no (spring) chicken -> no es ninguna niña/nena

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