We're sneaking up on a Birthday in our house!
Monday, March 31, 2008
In like a Lamb, out like a lion
I really think it's
In like a Lion and out like a Lion!
the wind is blowing wildly here today! The Weather man says it's reaching speeds up to 60 mph! To the north it's bright and sunny and to the South it's gray and murky!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
For those of you that never seen the Triple Jump
Here let W show you!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Yesterday I got to stay the majority of the day and all evening, a rare pleasure these days.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Today was the greatly anticipated start of Track season and G's first soccer practice.
I picked G up at school at 3:20 drove 40 minutes to the Track meet. Watched W long jump, he did great but didn't place, left at 5:30 headed back to our town. Got G to his soccer practice, watched, filled up with gas ($3.12), got a text from W that he'd placed 2nd in the triple jump (I missed it!), drove back to the track meet to watch W run in the 4x400 (placed 6th). He seems to do better without me there! Got home at 9:30!
Along with watching my boys doing their favorite things, I got an extra bonus ~ there was a 'sun spot'! It didn't last long but I 'caught it'.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
In the Easter tradition G and I colored Easter Eggs this morning! G focused on putting his friend's names on the eggs, while I stuck with the more tradition Easter egg designs. Can I just say this day is the entire reason I have coffee cups!
When they say GO and it's a free for all. Gather as many eggs as you can before they're all gone! Which only takes a few minutes. Once the gathering ends the counting begins, there is a GRAND prize of $1 for the most gathered. Then the eggs are emptied, you keep the candy and return the eggs. G had 52 eggs!
G found these eggs at Wal-mart. They are "Lights out Egg Hunt"! Last night I hid (tossed) in the front yard after dark. G and W's girlfriend, J raced to see who could find the most. The eggs have a small glow in the dark stripe around them and then they had small flashlights! It was fun and COLD.
Skipper, the dog, thought it was great that I'd come outside to play ball with him! He'd run after the eggs ~ I finally had to just let him have an egg. He was so disappointed with it popped open thus making it not a 'ball' anymore!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Also got the new bathroom lights ~ I'm so excited to get those up! I'll go work on those now ~ it is last chance Friday after all!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, G went to work with hubby and found some cousins there. He came home to report that Matt's oldest daughter has the same last name that we have! He thought that was amazing ~ he was even more amazed to find out that Matt's last name was the same as ours also!
I was out in the rain purchasing hubby a weight machine and G some church clothes. I looked like a drowned rat by the time I got home!
W and a Friend (the same that was awaken by scared Skipper) put the weight machine together when I got home. I have I mentioned how handy it is have a strong teenage son AND with friends?
Today -- we've been doing all the chores that were negelected the previous two days! Boy things really creep up on me! but today was catch up day! -- glad it's done!
Yesterday and today G and I have been listening to a book on tape,
"How to Eat Fried Worms"
by Thomas Rockwell.
This helped past the time on the ride yesterday, but it's good to enjoy a book with G in this way!
I think we'll go get the movie this afternoon and enjoy it all again!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
There was lots to see, something every where you looked!
Things growing up and
and things growing down!
We had a great time UNTIL it was time to ride out of the cave,Through the rain that was pouring off the hill ~ it was like a amusement park ride with water!
OH, we saw one bat in the cave and one outside of the cave.
Monday, March 17, 2008
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 garlic powder
Mix together and store in an airtight container
I use this on tons of things, chicken, roast, potatoes.
If you're going to salt and pepper something you could use this instead!
This morning as I was waking up I could hear the low rumble of thunder in the distance. It didn't wake me up, but I could hear it once I was awake. First thing I always do is go let the dog, Skipper out of the garage. As I opened the door, Skipper zooms past me and into the house. Skipper is scared of thunder! This happens not once but 3 times this morning between 7am and 10am. On the second round of scared Skipper in the house, W's friend that was spending the night got a sacred dog on top of him with a wagging tail in his face. Poor Skip didn't know why everyone wasn't as glad to see him as he was glad to see everyone! Each time it was more and more difficult, as Skipper was getting wise to my ways! I finally had to get tough! and make the inside louder than than the low rumbles outside. Don't mess with MOM with a pan and spoon in hand!
I finally got to the city, only be running around in the rain, I finally decide to head to the mall for G's new church clothes -- Well, I wasn't alone at the mall ~ today is the first day of spring break and I believe that every kid in the county was at the mall. Panda Express had a line 10 deep every time I walked by!
I'm home now, Skipper is outside in the sprinkles, my little bit of groceries are up and I'm wanting to go relax with the cover up to my chin and not come out until tomorrow.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
It was frustrating and I wanted to scream at times, but it's just almost done now. W came in and gave me 30 minutes of painting just when I needed it most. That helped eliminated the last of the white walls. Boy, did I fell better after that I felt like there was actually a light at the end of the paint can.
My right arm feels like it's going to fall off so I'm headed off to find the Advil and shower!
I took a picture of before and after -- but you'll have to wait for that.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
G hasn't ever learned to ride a bike! He tried with training wheels but didn't really like the feel of wobbling back and forth, he didn't trust them. Then the training wheels broke and he wanted NO Part of riding without training wheels. Last summer was pretty much a wash since the week before G broke his arm a little girl in his classroom broke her arm riding her new bike! G didn't want any part of that again either! I spend the last part of the summer asking him, pleading with him to just try. G would calmly ask "but why do I need to learn to ride a bike?" He was so convincing that I, too began to wonder why kids learn to ride bikes! So the little bike sat in the garage, always looming around the give away pile. G was quickly out growing the little bike that we had and I knew that I had one more chance to get this done. I had to try again. I would not give up this year -- G WOULD learn to ride a bike next week over Spring Break!
Last night he was outside waiting for us, saw the bike in the garage and wondered if he could ride it. He hopped on and rode up the drive way!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I have been working on getting hubby's new van licenced and then converted for him to drive. The conversion was a 5 hour appointment, but I just stayed in the city and wasted time, and not too much $. But still it was time away from home not getting the things done that I wanted to get done. It's all done (at least for this week) and hubby drove off in his new van for the first time this morning!
W's Madrigal (singing) group went to an area college yesterday to be critiqued yesterday. This group is getting ready to go to competition in Chicago so they're getting professional tips! As I've said before W lives in the minute and loved the trip, and is pumped about going to the competition, even though he knows they need to work hard before going. Knowing their music director they'll be right where they're supposed to be in Chicago!
W's track experience is going well, all of the track coaches from last year retired so there is new blood in the track program. This is exciting for everyone involved as the new coaches are mixing things up in a effort to take 1st place in state this year (they placed 2nd last year). W, who hasn't done track events in a couple of years will be running the 4x400 in addition to his long jump and triple jump. The first track meet will RIGHT after spring break!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
I needed to pay bills (done but not mailed. does that count?), finished pulling off the wallpaper border, that was coming off in half inch shreds (done), get the construction items out of the bedroom (done), menu for next week (not done), and laundry (not done but about to be started), deal with Chicago trip (done), .... Ok you get the point -- tie up the loose ends.
G got to watch the birds this morning. There is a BlueJay that visits every morning about 9am. G always wants to get a picture of him but since the Jay is a late riser G misses him everyday. G got to see him but didn't get the picture... YET! there is always tomorrow.
W had the job of getting all the 4wheelers in to the shop for their spring tuneups -- that was a chore and took him all day!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
This is such a treasured trophy. It's G's. G has longed for a trophy like his older brother's for a great while. When W was G's age whether it be soccer or basketball they all got trophies every season, then somewhere in time they started giving out medals. G has only gotten medals and even though he's pleased with his medals, he wanted trophies like W. He would often ask me why he wasn't getting trophies like W. Trying to do my best I would try to help him understand that there wasn't really a difference but in G's world there was a difference. Fast forward to last Saturday afternoon....... They gave G his much awaited trophy. The look on his face when he saw them wheel the table out lined with Trophies was PRICELESS! G and the trophy were inseparable the rest of the day. Yeah to G for a great Basketball season!
We finally got hubby's new van. It's so nice. Now we're waiting some parts to have it converted for hubby! Won't he look classy driving around?