Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!!

It's been a super busy week with Halloween activities, still getting over being sick, and babysitting a puppy, but I am feeling better now and the dog goes home today so, within the next few days, many posts will be added to share in our recent activities!!! Have a great holiday weekend!!

Friday Photo Flashback


Nick is 3, Adam is 8 months.

Last year, Nick 4.

Adam 1.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Where Have I Been...?

Sick! Well not the whole time. I left last Monday for Charleston for a business trip and returned Thursday. I would have normally taken my laptop to play on while I was away, but, it is broken and at Best Buy for repairs (which is a real bummer since it is only 1 and 1/2 years old). I was seriously having technology withdraw until Wednesday night. I woke up with a raging fever, sore throat and just felt crummy - and then had to get up and look professional and put together for a meeting Thursday morning and then begin to travel home Thursday night. I was off work Friday, and sick all weekend. I never touched a computer and didn't really care. I'm still not feeling good but I feel better. The key is keeping my kids from getting whatever I had. of yesterday afternoon, I am dog sitting a tiny, hyper one year old Yorkie while my parents are in Las Vegas on vacation. Any time I think I might want a dog, I borrow Daisy and realize that I don't. They are like having another child and I don't want 3 children. She's cute, sweet and cuddly, but at this time, fish will be the only pets I am going to be responsible for.
Have a good week!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Flashback

Going back to my college graduation. Ray and I, December 1999.

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FYI - This is my 100th post!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1 of 52

52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are glad you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!

Nick took this picture and I thought he did a really good job. He was camera crazy a few nights ago so you are likely to see many more pics in the next few posts from his collection. He's a pretty good photographer for being 5 years old.

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Remembering Babies

This is national Baby Loss Awareness week. I was reminded of this when visiting MckMamas blog at
I lost a baby when I was 9 weeks pregnant on February 5, 2006. No one can describe those emotions and sadness. Let's remember those babys today and then, go hug your children.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kindergarten Picture

This is Nick's first school picture. It's so hard to belive he's in school already. It's also so hard to believe that the background for school pictures still hasn't changed since I waas in school.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It was a musical kind of evening!!

Everything from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Nick's customized tune!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cleaning in Style

Saturday morning Adam wanted to help me clean. This is usually a job I would much rather do BY MYSELF, but none the less. Check out the outfit - still in his SpongeBob PJ's, Thomas the Tank Engine Socks, and part of his Wow Wow Wubbzy halloween costume. How could I compete with an outfit like this?

Debuting the New Deck!!

From this 8' X 8' deck to

digging the holes for the posts to
construction to

The finished product. (The railing was added to the steps since this picture was taken).

to lots of space for picnicking and relaxing!!!

And my beautiful deck furniture was added on Sunday!! We are now done - pending the inspection on Friday :)

It's sad to see the warm summer days become fewer and fewer. But, I love this time of year for many reason.

The beauty of autumn colors!!

Visiting the pumpkin patch, enjoying a hayride, and laughing as my kids strive to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Trick or Treat!! Kids in Costumes!! Fun Halloween Decorations!!

Yummy Thanksgiving around corner!!

and before you know it - we're decorating the house, singing christmas carols, watching the old t.v. specials, and wrapping presents.

Only 74 shopping days left until Christmas!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Flashback

This is a picture taken by my Dad at my parents house. Nicholas is 8 months old and learning to crawl. I love this picture and his sweet face and unruley red hair. I also love this picture because it is one of the last pictures of my childhood dog Odie who had to be put to sleep about 2 months after this picture was taken. After seeing this picture, it is hard to believe Nick will be 6 years old in a few weeks!! we go!
1. Sweet dreams my sweet little boys.
2. It's been a really long week, especially for me.
3. Silliness and laughter fill my home
4. Adam is going to be Wow Wow Wubzzy & Nick is going to be a transformer this Halloween.
5. Outstanding or not so good.
6. To be on a vacation is what I want right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having a drink on my new deck, tomorrow my plans include Nick's soccer game, a b-day party for one of Nicks classmates, and some shopping and Sunday, I want to clean and catch up on things!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Yummy Project

I found this neat pumpkin cookie kit at Toys R Us yesterday. It comes with everything to make the cookies except for 1 egg and 4 Tbsp of butter. It makes a great project and
its very kid friendly.

Carefully breaking the egg as Adam waits to add his melted butter.

Rolling the dough and cutting the cookies.

Cute little baker!! We made t-shirts a few months back. The painted their own and they work great as arts and craft shirts and messy cooking shirts.

Carefully decorating a perfect cookie.

The results!! These are Nick's cookies.

These are Adam's cookies.

After cookies were made, we got quick baths, warm jammies and we started watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Halloween Movie that we will finish tonight.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

After a really awful day...

A long shower, comfy jammies,
and warm bowl of

A fun kids movie for all to enjoy,

Two clean, sweet smelling little boys in new fall PJ's

Equal a great evening and Mommy feeling much better!!
It's nice to have a house full of love after a long day at work!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Daily Funny

A cute little funny from Adam.
Each night Adam picks a small toy to take to sleep with him. He doesn't have a particular favorite like Nick's blanket, he generally changes his pick every 2 - 3 days. Anyway, last night he choose to take a blinking pumpkin flashlight to bed. He never got out of bed, but it took him a really long time to fall asleep. He is usually out in about 15 minutes. Ray and I were watching T.V. and lsitening to him talking about which spot he was shining the flashlight at.
When Adam woke up this morning I asked him if the flashlight kept him awake last night and he replied:

"No Mommy, the flashlight doesn't talk - see - him not have a mouth. See. He can't talk.
He just has a light that blinks like this - that not loud."

Fun in our PJ's