July 1st, 2010

Ginny's not impressed

My kids are sick and twisted. Wonder where they get that?

So Aaron had an accident while we were in Arlington (I forget how, because honestly! Who can remember every bump and bruise these boys get?) that caused some trauma this morning.

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He's cheeky. Wonder where he gets that?

A hundred bucks says I find that nasty thing while I'm sweeping next week. *sigh*

And Ethan finally got to spend part of the money his Papa Jim sent him for his birthday! So we went out and got the Harry Potter Lego video game. It's SO stinking cute. And clever! And maybe a bit scandalous... in CoS when Dobby the House Elf works his mojo on Lucius Malfoy, after Harry frees the elf with a sock, instead of the violent treatment of being thrown 20 feet, Lucius' lego trousers disappear, leaving him with hot pink briefs.

Oh, Lego game developers. You slay me, putting stuff in to entertain the moms, too. ;)

I'm off to the grocery store to load up on stuff for the fourth and our dinner party tonight, but I'll post the winners of June's contest and my exciting (yeah, probably only to me) idea for July's contest before I leave town again!
practically perfect in every way

June's Winners and July's contest!

I've been so pleased with the turnout for these contests! They bring me joy. :D

All the entries for last month, should you want to read them, can be found here. Go give the authors some love!

First place this month goes to abitofayla, for her fantastic untitled Ziva-centric NCIS drabble. The voices were spot on. The girl knows her NCIS. :)

Second Place goes to leigh_adams, for a super sweet and smooshy R/P that made me all melty and smile like a dork.

Third place tie goes to goeungurl and filia_umbrae, both with Bones drabbles that made me ridiculously happy. :D LHM, I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER AND THE COFFEE CART. Ahem.

A round of applause for all these winners!

And your prizes will be mailed way earlier than last month (except Ayla? Let me know where to send yours, world traveler). Keep an eye out for them!

JULY'S CONTEST:

This month we're going to give the writers a rest and do a little something for all you cooks and bakers out there!

Hit me with your best recipe, one that is tried and true, and never fails to get yummy sounds for those who eat it. It can be sweet, savory, main course, appetizers or dessert. If you want to go all out, you can do a picture step-by-step on your own journal and link your reply in a comment to this post, or you can simply post the recipe, whichever you're most comfortable with. The winner will receive an Anthropologie apron and some kitchen-y things that might come in handy for future cooking endeavors. Entries must be received by the time I drag myself out of bed on August 1. Good luck and have fun in the kitchen!