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Stormville Flea Market

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Today we’re at Stormville Flea Market.. Mom is going to walk around with me and take my picture and people like the guy behind me are going to stare..”
Me : “It is what it is.. People stare. I don’t care.”
Ricky : “You’re very brave Mom.”
Me : “Yeah. I guess.”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Imagine if someone bought that mannequin and got all the way home and went to put it together and the parts didn’t fit??!!”
Me : “That would suck..”
Ricky : “Moral to the story – always assemble the mannequin BEFORE buying!”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Look at this guy??! Who’s he supposed to be??!”
Me : “That’s Ernest P. Worrell. He was pretty famous at one time.. He had some TV commercials and some movies..”
Ricky : “And now he’s peeping out of a bin at a flea market… That’s sort of sad..”
Me : “Yeah.. Should we bring him home??”
Ricky : “Gosh no! His cheesy smile sort of creeps me out!”

Stormville Flea Market

“Ricky : “DAD!!”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Look Mom it’s an ancient keyboard! Is it solar powered?? I don’t see a plug..”
Me : “Nope. It’s people powered!”
Ricky : “Ohhhhhhh..

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Here’s a metal kitchen for me! $55! I’m going to buy it!!”
Me : “Do you have $55??!!”
Ricky : “No…”
Me : “I guess you aren’t buying it then…”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “I don’t get this… Why are these babies such bright colors?? Why aren’t they baby colored?? This is not natural..”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Look shiny baubles for our yard!! Mom, remember that time you were playing World of Warcraft and you saw a shiny bauble and you went to grab it and you pulled the monster and everyone died??!!”
Me : “yes… shh..”

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The Country Living Fair

Visiting the Country Living Fair

Ricky : “HOT OFF THE PRESSES! COME GET A BLYTHE BOOK THAT’LL MAKE YOU LAUGH SO HARD YOU’LL PEE YOUR PANTS AND SOMETIMES BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYEBALL!!”
Me : “Eyeball?? Just the one??”
Ricky : “Mom… What if the person reading it has only one eyeball??!! I don’t want to say ‘eyeballs’ and have them feel left out!!”
Me : “omg.”

Group Photo!

Ricky : “Pssst, Mom? What’s that song by that guy??”
Me : “I have no clue what you’re talking about..”

It Always Feels Like...

Ricky : “You know the song, Mom!! I think his name was Rockwell.. Michael Jackson sang it with him!”
Me : “Hmmm… It’s an old song, then??”
Ricky : “GAH! MOM! THINK!”

Starstruck.. Lol

Me : “Ricky what song is it you’re trying to make me guess?? Can you sing a few lines??”
Ricky : **whispers** “goodness, mom… I am trying to tell you in a roundabout way that this girl is staring at me….”
Me : “OHHH! THAT Rockwell song! ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ I remember that one!!”
Ricky : “Is she still looking at me??!”
Me : “YUP!”

New Outfit!

Ricky : “I just changed my clothes out in public here at The Country Living Fair! One of my superfans, Susan from SkippyDoodleDesigns, made me this outfit! It has my book cover on the front and a long scarf I can twirl around! She totally gets me, huh Mom?!!”
Me : “Yes she does! Did you tell her thank you??”
Ricky : “I let her take my picture.. That’s how I say thank you..”
Me : “Uhhh… Next time say ‘thank you’ by actually saying the words, okay?”
Ricky “If you insist.”
Me : “I do.”

We had a great day!

Ricky : “Thank you, Jen, for inviting us to be a part of The Country Living Fair again this year! I loved meeting everyone! Hey, green haired girl?? What’s going on to your left there?? Is that someone’s feet buried under your hair there??! Is she okay??!! I hope she’s okay..”
Me : “It was a long day.. She’s just resting..”
Ricky :“Okayyyyy… If you say so.”

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Grandma Has Been Released!

Grandma Has Been Released!

Ricky : “Grandma is out of the hospital and we’re at her house, waiting to visit her. She’s at a doctor’s appointment right now. I’m checking out her lawn ornaments while we wait. Mom? Is this angel supposed to have something in her hands??”
Me : “I think she used to have a harp but it broke off.. I’m surprised Grandma didn’t shove something else in her hands.. She’s usually pretty ingenius that way.”
Ricky : “Yeah like how she had Santa riding on a stuffed Bambi when she didn’t have a reindeer! We should think of something silly to put in the angel’s hand and see if Grandma even notices! I think she needs bagpipes!!”
Me : “Yeah.. I’ll keep an eye out for some tiny bagpipes…”
Ricky : “Sounds like a plan!”

Checking out Grandma's Lawn Ornaments

Ricky : “What is this thing??!”
Me : “It’s just a blown glass bulb thingy… It just looks pretty.”
Ricky : “Get a picture of my face in it!!”

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Ricky the Reporter

Ricky the Reporter - Part One

Ricky : “This is Reporter Ricky, reporting from our car!!”
Me : “RICKY! Back up!!”

Ricky the Reporter - Part Two

Ricky : “Sorry… ANYWAYS!! Today we are following Dad! He needs to buy a tractor to mow our lawn because he keeps running over rocks and blowing ours up!!”
Me : “That is so not true..”
Ricky : “It’s sorta true…”

Ricky the Reporter - Part Three

Ricky : “We already stopped at Home Depot and now we’re stopping at Tractor Supply. I’m not allowed inside since the incident… Mom. Do you think Dad will find a tractor?”
Me : “No, I do not.”

Ricky the Reporter - Part Four

Ricky : “Mom was right. Dad didn’t find a tractor today, so we’re going to get food instead! A burger won’t cut our lawn, but it’ll sure taste good! Reporter Ricky is signing off!! Good Bye!!”

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Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Ricky : “Oh my gosh! This show was amazing!! I can’t believe I got to see Michael Jackson in person!!”
Me : “Ricky…… Ummmm…..”
Ricky : “It was so cool how he turned into fireflies when the other dancers went through him!! He’s truly a magical person, isn’t he Mom??!!!”
Me : “Yes he is.”

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

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Moppet in the Spotlight

Moppet in the Spotlight

Moppet : “Excuse me? You don’t take a picture of me in FOREVER… Everything is my sister, RICKY, RICKY, RICKY!!! But NOW you want me to pose for you??!! Is it because I have a new body??!! Sure I can do all sorts of cool poses now but my joints are a little squeaky… Was my old body not good enough??! How come you gave me a new one??! I’m glad you did, but why?? Is it because I’m special??!! More specialer than Ricky, for once?!!”
Me : “Uhhhh… It’s because the body was super pale and you were the only one whose head matched….”
Moppet : “I should be mad, but I’m the one getting my picture taken, so whatever..”

Model Moppet

Moppet : “I’ve never been able to do much with my hands…. I’m not sure where they’re supposed to go??”
Me : “Just cross your arms, I guess..?”
Moppet : “Like this??”
Me : “It sort of looks like you’re holding a tiny creature…”
Moppet : “Let’s pretend I’ve caught a fairy and I’m trying not to squish it!”
Me : “Okay…”

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F!zz Goes to the Library

Ricky : “F!zz. This is the library’s Children’s Room.. You really shouldn’t have a drink in here… It’s against the library rules… You could get in a lot of trouble!”
F!zz : “OHHHH!!! Look at all the books!!!”

Ricky : “Are you almost finished with that drink, F!zz??! I don’t want to go to library jail!!”
F!zz : “OHHH!! Ricky look at the view from up here!! It’s amazing!!”

Ricky : “This is the only comfy chair in the library. Don’t spill your drink on it, ‘kay??”
F!zz : “Ohhhh.. This IS comfy!!”

Ricky : “Mom.. I keep telling her she can’t have a drink in here and she’s not listening to me! Plus I’m super worried she’s going to spill it on my new New York Public Library outfit that Aunt Cheryl made me!! That would be terrible!! I love this outfit!!”
Me : “Relax Ricky.. I’m sure F!zz is almost done with her drink!”

F!zz : “I finished this Pepsi yesterday.. I just think it’s funny that Ricky gets so nervous! HAHAHAA!!”
Me : “You are a little scoundrel! Good one!”