Rachel's Random Ramblings

So it's been awhile since I have done a Rachel's Random Ramblings post.
I thought it was about time that you were allowed a small sneak peek into my crazy little mind.
My kids have started watching Alf on Hulu.

Not quite sure what it is about old shows, but the kids just love them.
Guess the old saying is true...they don't make 'em like they used to.
The funniest thing is that my 7 year old son thought his name was "Ralph" for at least the first three episodes.

This is made even funnier by the fact that he's made the same mistake with a friend's kid of ours.  
His name is Evan, and Owen played with Evan for at least three hours.
On the way home, he told me "I really like my new friend Kevin".
Pretty classic stuff here people.

My oldest son Aidan and I have a date once a week when I take him to drum lessons.
He usually gets to choose what we do and most of the time, it's some time spent at the mall.
Last week he wanted to check out some hats at Lids.


On our drive home I was telling him how I didn't really like that store.
I think it's kind of ghetto.
I was joking with him that every time I walked through the door I felt like I was about to join a gang and I had to choose a side or start flashing gang signs or something.
Well, he thought this was funny, so he texted how witty his mother was to his friend Mark.
Mark and him had an exchange that went like this:
Aidan: My mom doesn't like Lids.  She thinks it's ghetto and thinks she has to join a gang when she goes in.
Mark: Oh.  What's your street name?
Aidan: I don't know.  I don't have one.
How about Home Skillet?
After Mark asks him what his street name is, Aidan asks me if I have any good street name ideas.  You know, since I'm in a gang now and all.  So we spent a few minutes coming up with some sweet street names that he then texts back to Mark.
Aidan: My mom says 'Lil Muffin
Or maybe Cat Daddy
Mark: What are you talking about?
I need your street name.
You know, like your address.
We laughed at that for awhile.  Funny stuff.
I made a new verse for our family for October.
Well, I didn't make the verse, God did.  I just put it on paper and made it fancy.
September's verse was a success for all parties involved.
We took a vote and are heading out to ice cream to celebrate since we all memorized it.
Pretty sure that's what Jesus would want us to do.
 Speaking of paper, I also made this as a wedding gift last month.
You can check out the wedding and all the details in this post.
One of the best garage sale scores in a long time, has been this power wheels jeep that I got for the kids.
Now mind you, my younger kids are 7 and 10, and probably well past the age that they should be riding in a power wheels toy, but they LOVE it.

I figured when I saw it for free on the side of the road at a neighborhood sale that something had to be wrong with it.  Nope.  The seat moves back to make more leg room, the radio works, it's even got headlights!  The kids take it into the empty lot by our house and drive with reckless abandon down the hill into the ditch pretending they are on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.
Not to worry, they wear helmets.
I see they do have a little bit of Indiana redneck genes in them afterall!
My oldest son Aidan used his birthday money to buy some air soft gear that he has been wanting.
The funny thing is, it came with a free friendship bracelet.
They call it a flyye weave bracelet to man it up, but you think if you buy something as manly as this tactical vest it would come with a can of testosterone or something.
A friend posted this amazon link on her facebook page the other day and the reviews are hilarious.
Take some time to read them.  It's worth it.
I wrote a guest post for Abby at My Yellow Sandbox.
It's my version of the sweaty band that I saw on Olympian Jennifer Suhr this summer.
What do you think? 
Do you like the pink or the silver glitter better?
So that seems like as much random as you can handle from me.
What have you been up to lately?


PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

Awww. I am the queen of misunderstood names. I think I called my old next door neighbors daughter the wrong name for the first year of her life!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 03, 2012. Thanks again.

Carolyn Hutson said...

Hi, just a question for you. you mentioned that you used PicMonkey for your family verses. How do you just use text without a photo? And I loved your rambling post. I used to love Alf! too funny!

Sparkling said...

I LOVE that he wanted the street name and you guys were trying to be all hood. That really cracks me up!! It reminds of when my friend asked if there was a subway near my college and I thought meant the restaurant. HA ha ha ha ha. What a conversation that was.

Brie - Breezy Pink Daisies said...

how awesome - I love finding freebies! That little jeep-thing looks awesome. I also read the banana cutter reviews the other day - haha! Definitely the pink headband!

Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

mandi persnickety said...

Rad post. Banana slicer reviews were off the chain, "Cat Daddy". By the by, that is the worst street name ev. ;)

Rekha Chauhan said...

how awesom post

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