Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ask A Kid A Question You'd Better Be Prepared For Their Answer

I do love how literal Z can be. When I asked him about it he said, "If I wasn't wearing clothes then I'd be naked wouldn't I. They didn't say it was a choice of one or another!" My son definitely has a sense of humor! His teacher however does not.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Lights Up" at Mount Pleasant Towne Center

We went to see the Christmas lights switched on on the Christmas tree yesterday. The tree is just outside Belk in Mount Pleasant Towne Center.

Last year we were in Carmel and went to Holiday on the Square and saw their Christmas lights switched on.

There were no palm trees with Christmas lights on them in Carmel. That was a first for us yesterday, never seen that before.

Some of the baubles appeared to have fallen off the tree. Not sure how big the tree would be that would fit that bauble! Although a lot of stuff is bigger in the US than in the UK.

Z and K enjoyed seeing all the lights and getting a few free samples of food and candy. Once the tree was lit there was a laser show and K danced around like a loon with our neighbors little girl. Z was not so keen on dancing but did enjoy laughing at some of the laser show.

It was a bit chilly and we wore our sweaters but it was no where near as cold as it was in Carmel. Some people were wearing hats and scarfs and sweaters etc but if you spend a long time in the south then you feel the cold sooner than those in the north. People say it is cold here when it is in the mid 40s (Fahrenheit obviously) but in Indiana we were used to it getting to be around low 30s and mid 20s and that was cold!

I did a video of some of the laser show but held my phone the wrong way round so it is not full screen.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Elf on the Shelf

A Twitter friend mentioned it was almost time for their Elf to come out and keep an eye on their kids to make sure they were behaving themselves in the lead up to Christmas. Perhaps I am a bit slow but I had no idea what she was going on about. So, I decided to use the best tool at my disposal and find out. Thank you Google.

It seems she was talking about Elf on the Shelf. This is where an Elf is sent out by Santa and is adopted by a new family and lets Santa know what children are being good and which are being naughty. There is a tradition to it all it seems. I must have missed out on this whole thing!

It sounds like a fun idea and I think we will adopt an Elf this year. K may enjoy it more than Z but I may be surprised. I think I would have liked this when I was growing up.

I will either go to my local adoption center at Target or will arrange it through Amazon.

Any of my readers have an Elf in the family? Do your kids like it? Interested to find out.

Honor Roll & Terrific Kids Awards Ceremony

Further to this post. Both Z & K have now been awarded their certificates.

Z got a certificate, ribbon and voucher for a free meal at one of the sponsors, Sticky Fingers.

K got a certificate, pencil, bumper sticker for our car (from one of the sponsors, Kiwanis International) and a voucher for a free ice cream at the other sponsor Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe

I do like that both kids have had recognition at school for doing well. It shows to them that working hard in class and being a good person, has rewards.

On a sidebar, K had had surgery scheduled to get her lazy eye fixed. It is being done on December 14 so I'd appreciate good luck vibes as I am freaking out! I know it is needed and she will benefit from it but the thought of my little 7 year old being put under general anesthesia and totally knocked out just gives me the jitters.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Perk of Living Where I Do....

...I can get in my car and drive for 5 minutes and see this wonderful view at Isle of Palms Beach.

Isn't that a great way to start the day? 

14 year olds & Green Cards

Did you know that you need to get a new green card when you turn 14? Do you know the reason why? No really, I'd like to know why. ...