Saturday, June 21, 2008

Losing weight and losing my mind...



Lately Porter has been pretty interested in money. The other day he came into the kitchen asking for a jar. I was thinking he wanted one to catch bugs so I asked "what do you need it for?" He said he just needed it, and I said "well I need to know what it's for because if it is for bugs I need to get you a jar with a lid, so I need to know what you need the jar for so I can know what kind of jar to give you." He then proceeded to tell me he had set up a drum set in the front yard using a little tykes table and chairs, and a little tykes car, and he needed a jar for his drums then if people liked his drumming they could give him money. I gave him a big plastic bowl thinking he wanted to drum on the jar. After a few minutes I look outside and he has the bowl turned right side up and has loose change in it. HELP MY CHILD WANTS TO GROW UP TO BE A PANHANDLER! Anyway our neighborhood usually does a yard sale each summer so I told Porter we would learn how to make lollipops and candy and we could have a lemonade stand with goodies to sell at the yard sale. We were all pretty excited about that idea until our lollipops turned out ugly and our saltwater taffy turned into a huge disaster! It tasted pretty good and I'm thinking of just charging the neighborhood kids to lick our hands.

My mom and dad went to the great state of TEXAS last week and fulfilled one of Porters dreams. They got him a really great pair of cowboy boots. He loves those things and wears them everywhere (for added proof check out my sisters blog of us picking strawberries).



Last note...My family did a biggest loser competition two months before we left Philadelphia and Casey and I won!!! There was so much interest we have now started a new competition that is open to the public, and this week I ranked first in that competition. I'm pretty much the MAN! For more information on this competition you can click on Biggest Loser Doing it Solo on my side bar under Fun Blogs (or click here http://biggestloser-doingitsolo.blogspot.com/)

8 comments:

emily a. said...

Congrats to you and Casey on winning- that's quite impressive!

Kathy said...

you are looking so thin!! I think the pictures of Porter in those boots are adorable. I am so happy that he likes them. I miss you guys. Maybe I can talk dad into coming to visit..... or are you guys thinking of coming down for the 4th?
Love ya all

Doug and Mallena said...

You do look amazing. Your new contest looks really great. Good luck!

Kathy said...

oh, and Granny said she thinks Bennett looks like the Porter's (dad's side of the family). I think that is funny as I think Bennett looks like a little Casey.

Jamie said...

Hey guys, great job losing weight. That's so exciting! Keep up the good work.

Chris & Sarah said...

I must say that I feel you only beat me this week b/c I had to weigh in 2 days early b/c of camp!!!

Chris & Sarah said...

I made the yummy veg. enchiladas!!! Now maybe you will post another one of your faves? Please?!

Angela said...

You look great nice job!!!