Tuesday, September 21, 2010

True Story Tuesday

It's all in good fun...right? Every time I am able to participate in this blog post, it generally means my children have somehow embarrassed me or have done something only a mother could love...and this week is certainly no different!
Nick is not a big fan of Sunday school. He enjoys and comprehends learning about God and religion, but at church or on his own time or during prayer time at home. He feels that 5 days in a classroom are enough so spending Sunday morning after church in a classroom doesn't work for him. I do understand, he is almost 7 and a little boy.
Well, in not my proudest moment as a mother, I unfortunately tried to strike a deal. It back fired - BIG TIME!
I told him if he went to Sunday school willingly and easily, I would take him to get a toy when we where done (I know...like I said, not my proudest "Mom Moment".
I was helping with class on this day (last Sunday) and my son raised his hand. His teacher called on him. Oh no...here it comes! He asked "when is class going to be over? Mommy said I can get a toy when we get done if I didn't argue about coming to class"
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Mugs - Smirks!

This week's challenge, smirks, was HARDER than I thought.
All my photos were mostly giggle smiles. Here's my best attempt!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Flashbacks


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Have a great weekend!

5 Question Friday

1. What is the first nightmare you remember? I have no idea! Sorry.

2. Even if your not a sports fan, what is your favorite sports to play or watch? Our house loves football - Go Steelers!!

3. If you could pull off one piece of trendy fashions (leggins, hats, thigh high boots, etc) what would it be? I would love to be able to wear skinny jeans, but I am too short and they just look ridiculous!

4. Did you make good grades in school? Yep!

5. What magazine(s) do you subscribe to? As a household we receive several such as Lego Magazine, Highlights, People, Maxim (what...we're human!), This Old House, and several others that were free such as one from our college and many catalogs from stores.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

True Story Tuesday - $1.00!

We went to a family reunion on Sunday. It was nice and the kids had a great time. This year they had more planned children's activities than ever. My kids loved everything from the pinata to the HUGE playground near by. The also loved the peanut scramble - and loved to embarass their mother after the peanut scramble!
The object of the scramble was, if you get a colored peanut shell, you won a prize! Nick was a lucky winner. He went to claim his prize from a relative who was handing out the prizes. He won one dollar. He was SOOOO excited and immediately wanted to go to Wal Mart and buy a toy! I told him he needed a little more money than $1.00 to buy the toy he suggested getting.

In his 6 year old innocence, he went and asked the same relative if he could have some more dollars so he could buy something good! Everyone got a good laugh and Nick understood that one dollar was a great prize and he can save it and add to it.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Mugs - Vroom, Vroom

This week's theme is Vroom, Vroom! I have boys, so this was EASY!!

Adam riding the Dino at Nick's 6th birthday party.

A great prop for a great portrait.

First night on a new Power Wheels ride.

A 4th birthday gift from his Mommy & Daddy - his first bike!

When Nick was 3, he was obsessed with tow trucks because he LOVED the disney movie Cars.
My Dad took him to Tow Truck sales yard. It was a BIG event!

Nick's 6th Birthday suprise...a trip to a new car dealership to see a "Bumble Bee" car detailed to be the one from Tranformers. It even had a trim package that had the Transformers symbols and such! This too was VERY exciting!!

Adam's turn to drive!

and lawn mower rides always seem to be the best "vroom, vroom" in town!!!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering September 11th...

Do you remember where you were when you first heard of the attack? I do! I remember the disbief, shock and sadness that overcame myself and all Americans as we mourned the tragedy.
Remember this day and honor those who lost their life too soon!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Five Question Friday!

1. Do you feel guilty spending money on yourself? Usually, unless I grab a good deal, thenI feel proud to have saved money!!

2. How well do you know your neighbors? Cordially, we wave, small talk, and say "hi". My favorite neighbors that we did everything with moved 2 hours way - *sigh* We miss them!

3. What age are you looking forward to being? I am thrilled being 33. If I rush my age, that means my children will be older and I don't want to rush time/ memories!

4. Do you get excited when the mail comes? Why? Not usually, unless I am expecting a cool package or letter. Usually the mail is junk or bills.

5. What is your earliest childhood memory? I have a couple memories of kindergarten. That's not bad since it was 28 uears ago!

Friday Photo Flashbacks

Enjoying a friends wedding a few months after my own ~ 2001.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Week 5 of 52

A challenge to get Mom out from behind the camera and in the shots!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

True Story Tuesday

You just never know what a 3 year old is going to say, and mine is certainly no exception!

The phone rang last Saturday morning. Adam grab the kitchen phone and answered it. I was walking towards the kitchen with another cordless in my hand. Having caller id I could see that is was my Mom.

Knowing that I was about to answer the call at my end, Adam yells -

"it's ok Mommy...I got this call under control. It's Mimi and her and I are just talking"

It's so nice to have an answering service that has everything under control!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday Mugs - Summer Recap

What a fantastic, fun, busy summer. I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, but I am thrilled to share our Summer Recap!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heading Out Again!

I am leaving in a few minutes to go to the beach for 5 days with my best girl friend. Just the 2 of us in a condo with the beach and the ability to do what we want whenever we feel the need. It's a much needed vacation from life and I want to thank my incredible, super, awesome, loving husband for encouraging me to go! He's the best and I know him and the boys will have a blast!!

I'm off to relax and enjoy some girl time! The sand is calling...

Week 4 of 52

This challenge gets Mom out from behind the camera and in the photo!
This is from Monday - Nick's first day of school **1st Grade**

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