Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beeism of the Day

Yesterday, Queenie asked Killer to stand by and help out with changing Baby Bee's diaper (usually F.B. and himself are on call to run for wet wipes, extra socks, etc...)  After getting Baby Bee all cleaned up, Killer asked to snap up her sleeper.  That's his new thing- buttons on his shirts and getting the snaps all lined up correctly.  

"Sure" Queenie said, and hopped up off the floor to busy herself with some other task.

Killer proceeded to very carefully and painstakingly snap each snap closed on Baby Bee's sleeper.  F.B. was sitting next to him, looking on, and not saying very much.  Queenie walked past and glanced over at the 3 bees...

"Look, Mom!"  exclaimed Killer, snapping the middle 2 or 3 snaps, slowly working his way down to the very last snaps at Baby Bee's toes... "She's getting beautiful!"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"I'm a Truck" Book, by: Dennis Shealy

This funny outlook is brought to you by Little Golden Books' "I'm a Truck".  *smile*

Shealy, Dennis, (2006). I'm a Truck. New York, NY: Random House, Inc.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Latest Project....hat for Julie's Baby Boy

My friend is having a bouncing baby boy within a few weeks.  Unfortunately, the 2 youngest bees (F.B. and Baby Bee) are sick with various ailments...bronchitis and a yucky tummy bug for starters.  So, Queenie won't be able to give them at the shower this morning, however, she will make sure her friend gets them as soon as possible!  Thought you readers might enjoy seeing the finished product.  Simple, yes, but Queenie only had a few hours, so she chose to concentrate on the color scheme instead of complexity. 


The pattern I used was a freebie from Bev's Country Cottage  I'm usually pretty picky about patterns (don't get me wrong- some women have wonderful luck with them....but I just get so frustrated trying to decode each individual's pattern-writing style) , so I don't use free ones very often...but I thought this turned out quite nicely!  I certainly hope the mommy-to-be is equally pleased. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Beeism of the Day

Earlier this morning (Monday), Queenie asked the 2 boy bees about their Sunday School lessons from yesterday.  F.B. spoke up right away and went on and on about his Bible story from church.  
It ended up being a pretty cute conversation, so Queenie thought that perhaps you, dear readers, might enjoy it as well. The following is a 
2 year-old's synopsis of "Jesus Calms the Storm" (Mark 4: 35-41)

Queenie (at breakfast on Monday morning): "So............. tell me about your story from Sunday School, boys."

F.B.: "Dar was a BIG storm.  And dey had a boat near da water.  And GOD was in dat boat! And he made de storm get away.  And der were lots of people in dat boat, too.  With GOD in de boat."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I feel pretty....oh, so pretty.....

Queenie simply had to share these snapshots of Baby Bee, taken this afternoon. Dearest readers, please humor a little maternal doting...

"Ooooooooooo!   Darling, that camera is fascinating!"

"Who, cute?  Little ol' me? Nah......."

Kisses from Baby Bee

*cue score from West Side Story*   "...I feel pretty!  Oh, so pretty!"

Random tidbits and an Award

Many thanks to Ramona, the writer of Alone in the Holy Land- a strong Romanian woman currently living in Israel and raising a beautiful little girl.  She recently gave this humble little blog it's first award!  You, dear reader, cannot see through the computer screen- but Queenie is blushing.  (Is it possible for bees to blush?)

The first part of the award is to blog about 10 things that most people/readers don't know about yourself.... and then pass the award on to 7 other blogs that have influenced or been enjoyed by you.  

So, without further adieu,  

Queenie's top 10: 

1. I always wished that I could draw/paint/be artistic......I suppose the creativity came out in other ways like music and writing, but......I was always secretly jealous of people who could pick up their pencils/paintbrushes and just spew out the most gorgeous portraits. 

2. I'm TRYING to teach myself violin.  I did play when I was younger (as in, 3 years old) but gave it up for piano.  Currently, my project is to get the darn thing tuned.  Of course, I broke a string on my first try, so I am trying to find a day when the 3 bees are healthy, rested, well fed, and happy to venture out into civilization and pick up some new strings at the Yamaha music store.

3. In highschool, I took 2 years of French.  Then graduated and married a man who is 100% Mexican.  How is that for irony?

4. My top 3 favorite books of all time are: "The Holy Bible, NASB ", "Jane Eyre", and "The Fellowship of the Ring" (before it was made into a movie)

5. My top 3 favorite movies of all time are: "Life is Beautiful", "Braveheart", and "The Sound of Music"

6. In the same stream of thought as the above #5......I played the character of Gollum in a musical of "The Hobbit" while I was in highschool.  Yes, I was Gollum- not a beautiful princess, or an Elf, or even an Ent- much to my chagrin.  I hope to the heavens that I am the only one on earth who possesses a video recording of that performance.  Although, I somehow managed to find a husband, so I don't have to worry about that tape coming out any more.  Maybe Andy Serkis should have called me for some pointers....

7.  I really dislike loud music.  Really, really, really.  Pulsating from subwoofers so far that it's heard in an entirely different neighborhood......the person comes across as entitled and rude. Just sayin'....

8. I have a dream to visit all 7 continents of the World before I die......Australia, Europe, Asia, South America, and North America are down....Russia, Africa, and Antarctica are still waiting on the list!  If I could only get DH to stop traveling for work so much, maybe he'd want to come with me!  Now THAT'S a funny thought....don't think that will ever happen.  He travels with the Devil Dogs so often that the last thing he wants is to take our whole kit-n-caboodle of a hive and go to a different continent. Ahhhh....I can still dream.

9. I would really like to try one of those new Kindle readers.  I kicked and fussed and fumed about how they were taking away the beauty of the written word....and now I want to try one.  They won me over.  Have you seen how SLIM they are?  Beautiful- I can see that slipping into my handbag soooooooooo easily.  They're pricey, though, and pricey is not a good thing for our fam.  At any rate....once I got it, with my luck, it would be obsolete within the year.  Too bad- I thought it was a good thing going.....

10.  I am the world's worst dancer.  Okay, it's in print, so now it's official.  Where's Guiness when you need him? 

And now, ladies and gents, I would like to pass on this award- for which I had no idea that my post about it would take me an hour to write- to.....drumroll, please......the following 7 blogs (their order has nothing to do with the amount of love I hold for each of them)

 1. My Favorite Things I didn't choose this site because it takes its name from a song in one of my favorite movies.  I promise.  But, admittedly, the precious girl sporting a frilly white dress, was a key drawing factor...what an adorable logo! Molly and Danyelle just post the funnest, most unique, and brilliant ideas and's way more exciting to read each morning than the news!

2. Girl Talk Wonderful, Biblical insight into life as a Godly woman. Each post full of friendly wisdom and practical application. Friday funnies are always hilarious, too!

3. Manners for Modern Mothers Somewhat cheeky, and sometimes said in a way that Queenie *blush* wouldn't say herself, the ladies at this blog really drive the truth home about being polite and navigating our often rude society with strength and grace. 

4. Christian Military Wives chalk full of smiles, encouragement, and good ideas, the ladies who contribute to this blog really have a heart to reaching other military wives.  I love reading their new posts every single time.

5. Artistic Adventures Ahead Alicia is an old friend from elementary school....we got back in touch through the far-reaching facebook.  She is so extremely gifted and blessed- and uses her talents to glorify God.  I love seeing her new projects!

6. Technology for Mommies Exactly like the name.  New posts cover anything from Wii to strange computer words that you know you like to throw out there, but really have no idea what they mean.

7.The Story Spot (Coffee Break) Very recently up and running, without much posted yet- I have insider info that more is coming soon! Young kids (and young at heart) are going to love story time with Mrs. J and get wonderful insight and information about kids, literacy, and reading to your kids. The fun idea of an online story time is itself worth the award- I look forward to many more posts in the future!