Friday, September 30, 2011

My Son: The Narcoleptic Mime

Parker has started throwing tantrums and I for one hope this phase continues for a while! 
Allow me to set the scene:  Parker finds something he knows he is not suppose to play with. I tell him no and take the object away.  He stands in the middle of the living room, fake cries for a few seconds, (makes sure I'm watching) then, silently throws himself face first onto the floor and lays perfectly still like he has suddenly decided to take a nap! 
I laugh every time, it reminds me of the first scene in Paul Blart: Mall Cop when he is running through the police academy obstacle course, and right before he hits the finish line his narcolepsy kicks in and he hits the ground face first.  (yes, I realize this was the longest run-on sentence ever!)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Play Dough!

I made play dough for Parker to play with and he loved it! 
Sorry, I guess, Turner was really excited too! :-)

Easy & Edible Play Dough
3 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
Food-safe food coloring or powdered drink mix

Mix dry ingredients in a medium pan. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat until it forms a ball. This takes about 5 minutes.  Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Word of the Day


1.  The kiss you get when a toddler has a runny nose.

2.  The amount of daily snisses received increases in direct proportion to the amount of snot streaming from said toddler's nose.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Word of the Day

Momicure (mom'i-kyoor') n.

1. The weekly act of trimming fingernails, except for the pinkies. How else are you going to fish out boogers from tiny little nostrils? 

2. The need to keep fingernails short to avoid scratching up your child's face and wondering if the brown stuff under your nail is peanut butter or poop.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We Love Our Daddy!

Sunday morning at the Masten house!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Who Needs Toys?

Our living room is littered with toys. Yet, Parker's favorite things to play with are...

Who knew the rubber bulb on a turkey baster could be so entertaining

By the way I was totally joking, I let him eat dinner, then finish his chores.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Breaking News: Hooters Closed for Business!

August 22, 2011

After 15 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day of business, our only customer has decided to dine elsewhere.  When asked for a comment he grabbed his sippy cup, smiled, and continued chasing the dogs.