Monday, February 15, 2010


Yesterday my six year old, Daisy, presented us with this drawing of a turtle that she just whipped out. We were flabbergasted. Maybe it's the whole 'we think our kids are amazing because we are their parents' thing, but this is pretty good for a six year old is it not? She said, "I made it look like a Mexican pattern." Again, impressed with the vision she had with this. The mosaic pattern all over the turtle. So I think we will be helping her to nurture the inner artist. If she so desires, that is. You can click on the image I think to see the details close up. If you care.
Found these lunch bags in the dollar bin at Target. I sent this to work with HF on Valentine's Day. This bag fit a ton of stuff for some reason. On the bottom is a tiny bento box (which was pink and Hello Kitty. I did it on purpose to embarrass him, but he didn't care) filled with carrots and cucumbers and ranch dip. On top of that I fit a container of greek yogurt and an apple sliced up. On top of those were a turkey sandwich and a large ziploc of Cheetos natural white cheddar cheese puffs (his favorite) and a small bag of Swedish fish with a Valentine's note on top. He gets grief from other officers sometimes if he's eating in the breakroom. They ask him if he brought his easy bake oven to work with him and stuff like that. I think their just jealous of these majorly thoughtful lunches.

In other news, we are sick AGAIN! It's like we get over one bug and we are on to the next one. I'll spare you the details, but know that I was up all night last night with 1 1/2 hours of sleep total. HF stayed up with me when he got home from his shift to pat my head and say, "poor little bunny" while I moaned and clutched my stomach. We watched 30 Rock in bed at 5:00 in the morning, and then we read a chapter of Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America. Once he fell asleep, he ended up waking up twice, once to help with the baby and the second time to get dinner ready for the kids since I couldn't manage very well with food. Happy Valentine's Day family! I hope tonight isn't a repeat of last night.

The other item of business is my little interview over at the Tactical Pants Blog. It might be things you may or may not already know about me, but check it out if you'd like. Jeanette posts a lot of fun things over there that are worth reading anyway.

Finally, police wife blogs:
FroneAmy is blogging again at The Badge Family!
Design Dazzle. She's a designer and an LEO wife. I dream about being able to do some of the stuff she showcases on her site. I think a lot of you ladies would love looking at this. Especially those of you that have buns in the oven. . .


Christopher said...

Great artwork! Keep encouraging this bent, and keep her away from law enforcement as a future career!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I think that's a lot of talent, for sure! I'm 27 and can't draw or color that well!

By the way, what's a Bento Box?

Confessions From A Working Mom

Slamdunk said...

Super picture. Your daughter has lots of artistic talent.

Jillian said...

Wow, that art work is amazing! I'm pretty impressed. You have a budding artist on your hands!

That's so sweet that you pack your husband's lunch! John usually comes home for a bite to eat so I don't have to worry about it, which is nice, and besides, if I did pack him some food, as you say, they would pick on him like crazy. JERKS!

April E. :) said...

I am with Elizabeth...Bento Box??

Also. THANKS for the shout out!! Much appreciated!!

...and that TURTLE!! Outstanding! Job well done!

2Slicks Good Times

Cop Mama said...

I know what a Bento box is! It's a little metal tin that first started in Asia. It's like a mini lunch box with compartments. It's a great way to help the environment so you don't use as many baggies/ziplocks in your kids lunches...or in this case, your DH's totally adorable lunch bag!

Hello Kitty, now that's precious! ;-)

Cop Mama said...

Oh, I forgot to comment on your future artist. The drawing of the turtle is AMAZING for a six year old! Wow, now there's some creativity!

mrs. fuzz said...

Bento boxes are Asian or Asian inspired lunch boxes. The traditional bento usually consists of 4 parts rice, 3 parts meat, 2 parts vegetable, and 1 part sweet (fruit). I make American style Charaben bentos, which are for my kids (and HF) to look like characters, animals, or plants, etc. But mostly I just arrange whatever food attractively in one of these small boxes. I order them online, or you can get them at Asian markets. You can also just use a regular ole tupperware container. I post pics of many of the school bentos I make for my daughter at (there's a link on my side bar). I'm obsessed with bentos pretty much. There are also a TON of bento blogs!

Stella said...

Great picture! My son just turned 5 last week and his drawings don't come close. Love the bags from Target...that $1 bin is my favorite..I'll have to go check it out. Hope you're feeling better!

Alison said...

Thank you for the acknowledgement!!!
Love reading your little snipets!