Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

28 Days of Happiness : 27

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The King.

My SITS day was SO much fun.
Thanks so much for making it special.
To celebrate,
I drank copious amounts of Vodka drinks
and heckled an Elvis impersonator.
Life is good!

Friday, February 26, 2010

My day in the sun!

Well...you might as well
butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

I am the Featured Blogger over at SITS today!
If you don't know what SITS is then you
should just go ahead and click on that button down there
and say hello to a new day.


Welcome to my humble Blog.
I'm Leigh, a Stay at Home Mom to
a scampy little 5 year old boy
and a scrappy 10 month old baby boy.
I'm also married to a man
who makes me laugh all of the time.

My 7th grade creative writing teacher once said
"Write about what you know."
That's what I tend to do around here.
I find pleasure in the simple moments in life
Moments like...
clumsily adjusting to having two kids or
my son being hilarious or
little rituals that take place in my home

I also love being creative and
devising little projects on my Blog
to keep my brain busy.
I am on Day 26 of a photo project I'm currently doing
where I post one photograph everyday
of something in my life that makes me happy.
Please check out my
28 Days of Happiness.

Okay...there ya have it.
Well, while I have you here and
we've come this far
I might as well let you read
this article
that I wrote that was recently published.

Geez...I think that I've milked this SITS thing for as long as I possibly can.
If you want to see how things normally look around here
then scroll on down and read the next two posts.
Friday is a busy day around here
with my ongoing photo project
and Freakshow Friday.

It's business as usual over at
Leigh vs Laundry.

Thanks for stopping by.

*yes...that is a drawing of me offering you butter to smear on my butt as I stand on a huge biscuit.
Illustrated by my best friend's super talented husband Matt.

28 Days of Happiness :: 26

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Awesome grammatically incorrect Tupperware
that I found in Chinatown years ago.


Please scroll to the next post to play Freakshow Friday.

Freakshow Friday: Pink Unitards Edition

It's time for another installment of Freakshow Friday. Where I ask my readers to come up with a caption or story for a photo taken from Awkward Family Photos. My best friend will be the judge and she's one hilarious freakaziod. So, bring it! Here is the week's photo. I am so perplexed by this one that my brain hurts just looking at it.

The Reed family does their best impression of a uterus.

You got a better one for me?
If so, you may just when this awesome award
and have bragging rights forever.


If you win then I'll linkup to your
Blog and make a big deal
about how funny you are.
Simply leave your funny caption or story
in my comments section.

The winner will be announced on Monday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

28 Days of Happiness : 24

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A sweet little bowl full of notions
just waiting for the right sewing project.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good news for Leigh and it's not that I have a live in nanny and she's currently folding my laundry.

Guess what?
I'm the featured blogger today
at NewParent.com

That's right...
little ol' me wrote
this article.

Well, what are you waiting for?
Go on...go read it.
The report back here
and give me a high five.

I'm so excited that I could tinkle.

28 Days of Happiness : 23

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Collecting seashells
and bringing the beach home with me.

Monday, February 22, 2010

28 Days of Happiness : 22

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My badass pair of cowgirl boots.

Winner: Bye bye birdy edition

We have a winner for the latest installment of Freakshow Friday. Please take note that my super freaky and non-biased best friend was the judge yet again. Here are the top three in no particular order.
Hey y'all, watch this: the knife doubles
as a toothbrush and the parrot doubles as supper!

Much More Than Mommy
"It's dinner time!"

Cathy
Bobbie Sue and JimJim were told
to bring a strap on and a gerbil to the party.
This was the best they could do.

The winner is...

"It's dinner time!"

I should tell y'all that at this point in the judging process our judge actually said "Oh, I get it now, like they are gonna eat the bird for dinner! I thought that they meant that some random person was calling them to dinner" At which point, I started laughing at her uncontrollably for being such a genius and that made her laugh which made me laugh and then I snorted twice from laughing so hard and we were both in tears. I can accept the possibility that you might have had to have been there to find this as hysterical as I did.

is the funniest Blogger in all the land.
Please head on over to her Blog
and marvel at this fantastic award she just earned
to proudly display forever.


Thanks to all the people who played.
Tune in this Friday for another instalment of Freakshow Friday!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 21

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A day spent at the Aquarium.

VIP status feels great even if they are giving it out to anybody.

The ever so lovely JennyMac ( a fellow Georgia based Blogger whom I adore) forwarded an invitation to me for Planet Shark Blogger Day at the Georgia Aquarium. That's right, Bloggers were offered free admission to the Georgia Aquarium to visit the new exhibition. I thought, why not, I'm a Blogger and Griffin always has a great time at the Aquarium. So, off we went to have a fun filled day of free entertainment. Hoo rah!

We hit all of the hot spots that a 5 year old boy would want to see as we let him map out our visit. First we visited the Otters who were so cute that I wanted to take one home with me in my diaper bag. Then, it was off to marvel at the Whale Shark over in the Ocean Voyager area. We freaked out when we saw "Dori fish" in the Tropical Diver tanks. The Georgia Aquarium really is a magical place for kids. Griffin always has an innocent and wide eyed look on his face the entire time. It makes it so worth having to elbow our way into each exhibit, trying our best to not start any fights with the growing crowds. You really have to claim your spot when at the Aquarium but you must do it with a pleasant smile.

Anyway, we decided to check out the Planet Shark exhibit. I knew from a press release that was e-mailed to me that each of Planet Shark: Predator or Prey’s multiple galleries is a chapter in the story of this remarkable animal and mankind’s fascination with it. Often maligned as a mindless killer, the exhibition will provide intriguing insight into shark behavior, explore the interesting connection between humans and sharks, and expose the real threat of extinction that certain shark species are facing. (Okay, I admit that I just cut and pasted that last bit from the press release but they said it SO much better than I could have).

The e-mail also warned "Mommy Bloggers" that the content of the exhibit may be frightening to children. Griffin told us that he REALLY wanted to go see it and that he swore up and down that he was feeling brave. So, in we all went into the mysterious galleries.




Griffin freaked his freak.
It was dark.
It was creepy.
It was about sharks and their sharp teeth.

Roger swooped up Griffin and breezed through the exhibit as I tried my hardest to engage him in the non scary stuff. The exhibits were very educational and had some amazing displays and as my two guys hurried through I found myself trailing behind them and shouting things like, "Oh lookie here, this is the jaw of a real shark! Isn't that cool?" In which Griffin would respond "Get me outta here Dad!" Needless to say, we got out of there pretty quickly.

I would defiantly go back to check it out without my child who was not quite as fearless as he thought he was. It seemed like a fascinating and well laid out exhibition. If I had been smart about it, I would have sent Roger and Griffin off to the amazing play structure over at Georgia Explorer area and I would have gone through it alone.

In the end, Griffin left with an Otter stuffed animal and before he passed out in the backseat on the drive home he announced "Today was the best day ever!" He was so right, despite the fact that we ran out of the Shark Exhibit, we had a great day at the Georgia Aquarium.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 20

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The weeds at the front of our property are so overgrown that they've transformed into something beautiful.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 19

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My Grandmother's Carnival Glass that I inherited.


Freakshow Friday: Bye Bye Birdy Edition

It's time for another installment of Freakshow Friday. Where I ask my readers to come up with a caption or story for a photo taken from Awkward Family Photos. My best friend will be the judge and she's one hilarious freakaziod. So, bring it! Here is the week's photo. These two are quite a match.

One false move and the bird gets it.

You got a better one for me?
If so, you may just when this awesome award
and have bragging rights forever.


If you win then I'll linkup to your
Blog and make a big deal
about how funny you are.
Simply leave your funny caption or story
in my comments section.

The winner will be announced on Monday.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 17

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Bright Fiestaware lined up lovingly in my kitchen cabinets.

Monday, February 15, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 16

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My jewelry box full of cherished treasures.

28 Days of Happiness :: 15

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A rare glimpse of snow.

Winner: Pajama Party Edition

We have a winner for the latest installment of Freakshow Friday. Please take note that my super freaky and non-biased best friend was the judge yet again. Here are the top three in no particular order.
Busted Kate
......... What in the what?!

Wym
Grandma, what big...eh, I mean Grandpa,
I'm um...where is my Mommy?!
Delete
metsuke
A rare glimpse of a young Wicked Witch of the East
upon receiving her first pair of striped socks...er...ahem...uh...
The winner is

Busted Kate


......... What in the what?!

Busted Kate
is the funniest Blogger in all the land.
Please head on over to her Blog
and marvel at this fantastic award she just earned
to proudly display forever.


Thanks to all the people who played.
Tune in this Friday for another instalment of Freakshow Friday!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 13

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Collecting rocks

Griffin collects rocks. Sometimes he throws them into the woods. Other times, he lines them up on our porch railing.
The most special rocks find a home on a log in our front yard.

I love his little collection.

Friday, February 12, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 12

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My glittery chandelier

that hangs in the nursery and twinkles
in the glow of a night light.

It is a beacon of femininity in my house
that is full of boys.



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I love this chandelier so much that I once
wrote a love letter to it.


Please scroll down to play Freakshow Friday.

Freakshow Friday : Pajama party edition

It's time for another installment of Freakshow Friday. Where I ask my readers to come up with a caption or story for a photo taken from Awkward Family Photos. My best friend will be the judge and in case you have yet to meet her, I thought that I would give you a little taste of who you're dealing with.


Isn't she awesome? This is what happens when your bored in the late 90's. Anyway...onto today's photo. I'm so confused by this picture that I am almost speechless.

Almost.

Little Timmy would grow up to have an
irrational fear of bow ties and self tanner.

You got a better one for me?
If so, you may just when this awesome award
and have bragging rights forever.


If you win then I'll linkup to your
Blog and make a big deal
about how funny you are.
Simply leave your funny caption or story
in my comments section.

The winner will be announced on Monday.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 11

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The way that the canopy of tall pine trees in my yard
look like lace against an overcast sky.

Update on Griffin

Griffin did smashingly well yesterday. I was a nervous wreck but things went very smoothly. He woke up confused and sad but I snuggled up in bed with him in the recovery room and romanced him with a red Popsicle. We're home and he's doing great! The fact that he's drinking down Lortab like it's Kool Aid is helping, I'm sure.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 8

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High Art.


Winner: Superstar Edition

We have a winner for the latest installment of Freakshow Friday. Please take note that my super freaky and non-biased best friend was the judge yet again. Here are the top three in no particular order.
they should have told "vera" that the
nail polish would dry after 15 minutes.

Insanitykim
Vera celebrated the arrival of her first period
by doing an interpretive dance piece to the song, "Orinoco Flow"

Mad Woman
This was the day that Frida Kahlo abandoned leotards
and put her giant man hands to work in art. The world rejoiced.

The winner is...

Insanitykim

Vera celebrated the arrival of her first period
by doing an interpretive dance piece to the song, "Orinoco Flow"

Insanitykim
is the funniest Blogger in all the land.
Please head on over to her Blog
and marvel at this fantastic award she just earned
to proudly display forever.


Thanks to all the people who played.
Tune in this Friday for another instalment of Freakshow Friday!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 6

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The cutest salt and pepper shakers on the planet...
or at least on my dining room table.


Friday, February 5, 2010

28 Days of Happiness :: 5

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A rowdy game of Go Fish.


Please scroll down to play Freakshow Friday!

Freakshow Friday: Superstar Edition

It's time for another installment of Freakshow Friday. Where I ask my readers to come up with a caption or story for a photo taken from Awkward Family Photos. My best friend will be the judge and she's super flippin' funny so watch out!

I can relate to this week's photo because
we have a few like this of me in our family photo albums!

With jazz hands like that, Vera just new she was going to be a star!

You got a better one for me?
If so, you may just when this awesome award
and have bragging rights forever.


If you win then I'll linkup to your
Blog and make a big deal
about how funny you are.
Simply leave your funny caption or story
in my comments section.

The winner will be announced on Monday.