Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Business Acumen

It's been a long time since I've written an anecdotal post about one of the kids. Between work and my craft business and living life, this poor blog has become a very scant record of our lives. I was looking for pictures yesterday though and spent some time poring over some of my early posts. I'm so thankful we have this record of David and Elisabeth's early days even if the more recent posts aren't very interesting.

Speaking of, let me tell you about Elisabeth.

Have you heard of beanie boos?

That's one right there. The kids are going CRAZY for them these days. One of Elisabeth's classmates has over 40! That represents at least $240 worth of stuffed animals!!!

Anyway, one of Elisabeth's classmates decided to start a business offering day care services for his classmate's beanie boos. He hired several of his classmates (including Elisabeth) to be minders and found clients who needed their beanie boos taken care of. At the end of the day on Monday, Elisabeth was playing with one of the toys. The owner came up behind her and asked her to pass his BB. So she tossed it at him. He missed and the toy almost fell on the floor.

Being protective of his stuffed animal, he filed a complaint and demanded that she be fired immediately. And she was.

That night as she ranted and raved about the injustice of it all, she also plotted her revenge.

And so on Tuesday she opened her own Beanie Boo minding business. She hired her own minders and stole all of her classmate's clients. Without any clients of his own, this classmate was forced to come and work for Elisabeth.

And then, once she'd driven his business into the ground, she closed up shop. Beanie Boo minding is boring, after all.

Moral of the story? Well, aside from maybe a caution not to cross Elisabeth, I'd say this girl is going to go places...

Friday, April 01, 2016

Hopppy Easter

For a while I tossed around the idea of having an Easter party this year. In the end, it didn't work out. But on Easter Sunday, I did decide to decorate eggs. And something like that is always more fun if you invite friends. And so we did.

Rachel had never decorated Easter eggs before. The family she was with last year didn't celebrate Easter. So it was kind of fun to have someone new to Easter hanging out with us.

I bought one of those kits with the colour tablets and ideas on how to decorate. But as is usual, the kids each kind of chose their own path and didn't really use the kit.

Meanwhile, I played with bubble wrap.

And eventually lured Ashlie into joining me :)

Once we'd finished decorating the eggs, we pulled out some Easter gingerbread houses. I bet you didn't know those existed. Oh you can buy that kind of stuff for anything these days. And being as we stopped at Walmart on our way home from church, they were super duper cheap.

Meanwhile these two snuggled and stuff.

While Ashlie and Rachel worked as a team, the three littlers (maybe I need to start calling them middles? We have three teens, three almost teens and 3.5 actual littles. Oy we're growing fast!) anyway, these three each chose a side of their house and worked independently.

Their house was a little less...traditional.

It was hard, but I persuaded them not to eat the house.

Obviously we had a lot of fun.

And ate a LOT of icing.

Happy Easter :)