Because we might as well…

Bubbles! Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,Funny,General,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 2:39 pm

Finding Nemo has forever screwed up the joy of bubbles.  Every time I start to enjoy the wonderful art of making bubbles, I think of that crazy fish with the treasure chest.  (sigh) Oh well, what can you do?  I guess we are all a little crazy at times. No need to deny it.



Jaxon’s Birthday

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 2:33 pm

Jaxon had a lot of fun at his birthday party.  Thank you to everyone who came out.  He was ready to go home the next day and play with all of his toys, after going swimming, of course.  There were a few more people than I expected but, I think we coped well enough.  Here is a picture I took of the party.  Zane saw me about to take a picture and decided to ham it up for the camera.  However, it TOTALLY fit how I felt the party was going it was too funny to delete.  And, now I have everyone to share it with.

Here is Jaxon opening his presents, two seconds before he discovered his cool present was really just clothes.

This is Jaxon PLEADING to open his toys after everyone had left and they had gone swimming again.

Here is a picture of his birthday cake.  He said, “It was SO delicious.”  He wanted a strawberry cake but they didn’t have that so, he got one with strawberry filling.  It was quite yummy.

Before we left we had to make sure we made time to stop by the arcade.

Arcade Time! SMILE Arcade Tiem!

He just came in and told me it was the best day ever. Aw. 



Fishy Photos

Filed under: Fred,Funny,General,Interesting...,Me — MidasWhale @ 2:18 pm

These pictures are too funny.  I, obviously, feel I need to share them with as many people as possible.  For more interesting but weird pictures such as these, check out my Flickr pictures.

Fishy Merle Fishy Fredd


Spider Thursday, April 3, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,Funny,General,Interesting...,Me,Nature,Our Backyard — MidasWhale @ 9:10 am

This is a spider Allen discovered last night making a web in our back yard.  We took a ton of pictures trying to get the perfect one.  I have looked through all types of spider websites and can’t find what it is yet.  I will keep looking.  It was maybe around 2 inches or so, with the legs.   It was huge.  It was the fattest spider I have seen in a long time that wasn’t in a zoo or behind glass somewhere.  I think it is a type of orb-weaver spider but, I don’t know what kind.  If you know, let me know.  This morning, the spider was gone and so was his web.  So, if Allen hadn’t accidentally seen it in the dark, we wouldn’t have even known it was there.  It is not very gratifying to know my yard can support the appetite of a spider that large.   Oh well.  Check out how the design on the back looks like a skull!  I thought that was really cool.

Spider Spider Spider

Spider Spider Spider

Spider Spider Spider


Art Center

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Interesting...,Me — MidasWhale @ 9:05 am

This is a picture I took at the Art Center this past weekend where Allen’s band was playing.  It had rained the day before after they had started this chalk art.  I did not get a picture of the finished product.  But, I think you can see how cool it was from the pictures.



Filed under: Family,General,Interesting...,Kids,Me,Nature,Zane — MidasWhale @ 9:04 am

These pictures were taken Easter Sunday at Pop’s house.  There was a tree in the back with a branch just perfect for climbing, I thought.  Zane thought so also.  However, he needed a little help to get up there (three people).  Then, when he got up there, he was so startled by the height, he wouldn’t move around.  Kaitlyn had no problems moving around and Danielle climbed the other tree in HEELS!  It was fun, and funny.

Kids in the Tree  Kids in the Tree  Kids in the Tree


Doodoo Doll Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Filed under: Family,Funny,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 10:55 am

Jaxon’s birthday is coming up real soon.  So, I asked him what he wanted for his birthday.  He went through the usual list of stuff including (but not limited to) Transformers and the always evolving Ben 10 watch. However, he said he wanted a doll of his brother that he could stick pins into.  Zane said, “Like a voodoo doll?”  To which Jaxon said, “Yeah, a doodoo doll.”  We, of course, corrected him (after laughing) and told him he couldn’t have a voodoo doll of his brother because that wouldn’t be nice.  The kid is 4 and wanting a voodoo doll for his fifth birthday?!?!?!???  What a weirdo.