Monday, May 08, 2006

Backyards and Ponys

Whew! I survived but I'll tell ya, I'm not gonna be doin' THAT again!

The Chaos girls and I went down to New Mexico to visit my parents. The drive takes around nine hours with adults... about twelve with little kiddos. This is a drive that is NOT A GOOD IDEA to do when it is just one The Mama on three Chaos Girls. We survived nicely due to the fasting and prayer that was done on our behalf... but when I think of how much fun it could have been? I get an ugly little shiver. We cut the trip a day short because of the homesickness that was rife in our little Chaotic hearts... Birdie sobbing her sad, wee guts out and me missing the Dadguy like fire.

We are back and the photo blogging keeps on keepin' on.

We are on a "My Little Pony" kick. Here are a pair in the backyard. Pipecleaners, construction paper, a pair of scissors and a crayon. Hours of fun. The End.

The drawing on top is Birdie's rendition of my take on "Wysteria," one of the "My Little Pony's." I am pretty impressed with both of us except apparently the pony is supposed to have whitish-silver mane and tail. Got the tail right by omission.

I love my Mom's backyard. She is an artist. We ate most of our meals back here.

More back yard. Three ponys are lost somewhere back here, hence the following...

Best purchases...
a brand new pony each for LaLa and Birdie for the trip home. A strap thingy to clip a binkey to Pearl so I could reach behind me and reinsert her plug into her yap as I drove... and drove and drove. A string of funky patio party lights for me just because after all of this I may want to hang myself and this way I can do it in style.

Evidence of Chaos while at my folks...
LaLa climbed into my bed and removed three sewing needles, seven straight pins and four T pins from a pin cushion. She scattered them around the bed and then fell asleep. At least I hope these numbers are accurate. So far nothing has been found the hard way.

Birdie gave herself a haircut.


Birdie's rendition of The Brave Little Toaster. Is anyone out there a child psychologist qualified to interpret drawings? This apparently is the whole movie with a dream sequence of Birdie's added for dramatic flair.

7 comments:

Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Awww, Miss Rhe, we miss ya! So sorry we didn't get to hook up for a girlie night...

but it WAS SO GREAT to see you and the wains. They are as cute in person as they are in their pictures.

I love your rendition of Wisteria. The girls always ask me which pony is my favourite -- and where does one start with that question...

Mama D said...

You made those construction paper pony heads? You are the best mama. Also, I love those chairs. Also, I love that yard. Both your's and Birdie's ponies are lovely and so is the 'Toaster' drawing. You are one talented family!!

Fantastagirl said...

You rock - the construction ponies are awesome.

I love your mom's yard...I would have spent the majority of my time out there, and probably would never leave - looks so nice.

the girls drawings are great - but sadly I have no idea what they mean.

Nikkie said...

I'm glad you survived your trip!

Love the girls drawings! Kids pictures crack me up!

momofalltrades said...

You're quite the artist there! The kids look like they had a ton of fun, even though they were homesick and...well...kids on the road. LOL

Nancy said...

You're all a talented group -- construction paper pony heads, drawings, wow.

I'm hoping at least one of my girls goes through a horse/pony phase so I can relive one of the best parts of my childhood -- my extended horse crazy phase. ;-)

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

We-he-he-hell! Looks like we got a couple of artists on our hands! It must run in the family. Your mom's backyard - divine. Your drawings and the masks - tres cool!