Every day, my first grade twins give me a toy to bring to work. I send home pictures of how the toy is "helping" me, and then save them to this blog. It definitely makes work more fun. For me -- I can't speak for the poor toy. Please do not use any of my images or writing without contacting me for permission.
The twins called me “Mystery Mommy” today because they thought my coat looked like a detective’s. I promised them that secret camera Trophy and I would spy on my workmates. So far, nobody suspects anything!
Trophy and I heard there was a big jackpot to be won in tonight’s lottery. So I put Trophy on my head like a hat and we tried to think like winners.
I like this picture of Trophy next to the lottery tickets… it’s a little affirmation. Let’s all take a second and visualize my win, please. If I hit the jackpot, drinks are on me!
I asked Olga the security guard what was happening with our building’s fountain. It’s going through annual maintenance, being cleaned and getting some new parts. Trophy was feeling kinda empty (as we wait for the pile of lottery money to roll in), so we visited another building’s fountain.
Simon thought this newspaper box might make a nice little house for him, but I told him it was a money pit.
I’ve walked by this section of Market Street a zillion times, and I never noticed this plaque until Simon pointed it out to me. Who knew San Francisco played such a key role in slot machine history? http://www.noehill.com/sf/landmarks/cal0937.asp
Saturday was a cold and rainy day. We started it out with pancakes. We played a new game from Linda.
Then we made cloud dough. This was just as much fun as I thought it would be. I had some moments where I despaired of the mess, but it swept up very nicely and washed up easily. Next time, I'll put the kids (and me!) in play clothes that go right into the wash, but everything else tidied up better than expected.
We finished up our rainy day by making a loaf of "Mommy Bread" to have with our favorite family dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.
This is the post in which I give David a Jewel. Or is it the bird? Actually, both. Jewel is the female blue bird from Rio, featured on this rainy day with a light-up flower “hair” accessory. (I guess I should say “feather accessory!”)
Birds probably shouldn’t eat cupcakes, right? (More for me!)
I don’t know why people walk more slowly in the rain, but they do. Between that and the deep puddles, I got to work with soggy socks and pant legs. Here’s a picture of my soggies, Skeleton, and the ring Lil' Gal gave me for a Valentine. My feet may be clammy,Ûbut my heart is full.Y
Skeleton doesn’t mind getting wet – no hair to mess up, no clothes to get soggy, etc. He wanted to cheer me up today, so he put on Lil 'Gal's ring as a boa and used the umbrella I made him to do a rousing rendition of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Now that’s a friend!
Peso found a mysterious device on a rooftop garden. For a minute, he thought it was Captain Barnacles’ missing compass!
Then, he found the cutest little squirrel. Peso offered him a bandage, but the squirrel said he was not hurt.
After work, we had a happy hour with Wonder Wanda all to ourselves! (No, we were not drinking in the bathroom! This was after!)
We walked through the Hyatt for funsies and found a Very Large Hat. Not sure which is heavier -- wearing this Beach Blanket Babylon hat or having the weight of the world on your shoulders. (Not interested in either, thankyouverymuch.)