Wednesday, April 18, 2012


So last night I am sitting on the couch, being a lazy bum, (like ya do) when I hear "LIZARD!" It's spring here in Beijing, and sometimes that means we get visitors. In this case, it was a "lizard". Now, let's define, lizard, shall we? When my ever so strong and brave PB yelled "LIZARD!", he was looking at something more akin to a tiny gecko. And I mean TINY. Smaller than my pinkie finger in length and not even as wide for the most part. While I was scooping up said tiny, (and in my opinion adorable) visitor,  I was reminding PB that it's just a baby and he doesn't need to panic, after all he is a bajillion times bigger than the tiny lizard- really, I did the math- his brave, strong response was "Whatever, I don't like lizards." as he walked in his man cave and shut the door. So yeah, in this household, I do things like trap lizards and repair things. He opens jars and reaches things on the high shelves. It's a system. It works for us. 

Tonight's hilarity happened during dinner. Essential Background Knowledge:When we moved in there was a bit of water on our dining room floor that had leaked from an old cooler that was later removed. Over time, this spot has become very soft and the wood has started to rock a bit in as you walk on it. So PB was bargaining for desert (he wants more than is a responsible adult amount and tries to ask for more every night) While he was holding a cookie in his hand, he was attempting to open a container of brownies and not paying attention to where he was stepping. He stepped right in the soft part of the floor. Immediately he threw his arms out for balance and said "Woah- falling through the floor- probably should just stick to one cookie!"
I proceeded to laugh until I couldn't breath while he fell into the basement through the hole he made in the floor. Not really, but damn that would been even better; maybe next time!

I will put up the photo a day for April stuff up later. Really. Soonish, honest.I've been putting them up on instagram- you can check it out. I'm freckledynamo on instagram too.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Short but Sweet...

Wicked busy prepping for conferences, so only a quick photo update with blurbs for today. Thanks for understanding!

Day 3: Mail

These are some letters from my kiddos that I teach. They love to write letters and deliver them around the school, I must admit, I love receiving them.

Day 4: Someone Who Makes me Happy

PB does well with my random requests, such as standing by the awesome sign in front of our grocery store. He's does fairly well with my oddball requests and bursts of energy.

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Freshness

Spring break weather was wonderful, and I enjoyed every last relaxing minute. Unfortunately, it's back to the grind and parent teacher conferences. Wa-hoo! So my Da commented that my blog as been a bit food heavy as of late (to be honest, I've been just a bit heavy in general as of late, but that's a story for another day...) So I'm mixing it up with another photo challenge. Yay for fatmumslim for setting these things up so I don't have to. Love her!
So here's the challenge for April. Let's hope I stay more on the ball for this one.

Day 1: Your Reflection
Am I outside looking in or inside looking out? Hm...

Day 2: Colour
 This would be our lovely fruit that resides in my favorite bowl from Tunisia. Lots of bright happy colours. 
Yay for happy colours!