I found a treasure! A long time ago, in a galaxy in which I had a different last name, I L-O-V-E-D the Pets.com Dog. Well, before he sold car title loans anyway.
|Reporting live from the scene...|
Here is his 5 minutes of fame: on a You Tube video--my favorite quotes are at :30 and :45, but if you watch til the end, you'll see him as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the reporters singing, it's funny.
Anyway, James adores this puppet! It's so funny, what kids will suddenly be really into--he even slept with it that night (and yes, Teddy was jealous, lol.)
Before moving on.... I loved Jim Henson--from Kermit to the Muppet Show to his movies, they're all what I've grown up with. I remember being in the movie theater in 1984 and watching The Muppets Take Manhattan! I remember crying at the marriage scene at the end, and in fact that may be why I love weddings sooooo much :) Anyway, I saw this picture a few years ago and had it taped to my desk's hutch, but it ended up being lost as time passed. I think it looks like Jim Henson and Kermit are talking to each other....
We finally hung quite a few pieces of "wall art" in James's room:
The "Command Center" is something I've wanted to have for a while now. With James's school schedule, and his homework every night, we needed a way to keep up-to-date. I made these 2 huge pin-boards out of cardboard and a twin-sized sheet--yup, that's it! Easiest thing to do, without having to invest money in it in case we never use it, and we no longer have a twin-size bed, so the sheets were perfect for upcycling!
|Command Center, reporting for duty, ma'am|
|Here they are marching around my paint bottles, lol|
|He's standing on his bed, leaning over so his face is in the picture--I have a weird kid, I know :)|
We also decorated a pumpkin with these Harvest Costumes for your Pumpkin. I tried to find a link online but I can't. So, imagine a Mr. Potato Head-type set, only with small sharp dowels to stick into the pumpkin. No cutting involved, very child-friendly, and we had a blast:
|See how the pieces go in? And excuse the hubby's feet there.....|
And of course, the Pets.com Dog showed up just in time for an interview:
|That look of pure happiness is what keeps me going every day.....|