Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
My lilac bush sits outside my bathroom window. I have often wished that it sat out where visitors could enjoy it as much as I do, but then I wouldn't see it every morning. I love to look out and see the blossoms. When it the window is open the smell of the lilacs floats in and smells wonderful.
I'll have the numbers for you when he gets home! and maybe even the video of the longest jump!
**His longest jump was 41feet 2.25inches. He says you don't need to see another video!**
Friday, April 25, 2008
On the morning that W was born I checked him over as any new mother would do. When I got to his foot I measured it with my finger. His tiny little foot from the tip of his big toe to the his heel was the length of my middle finger. That was 17 years ago this morning and my my how things have changed!
Happy Birthday W!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Oh wait nothing much is happening maybe that's why I can do updates today!
Last Friday's track meet was good ~ W placed 2nd in the triple jump and jumped the long jump to reach 2 foot further than ever. Seems he changed the foot he jumps off of and got great results. He's excited for this week's track meet. It's closer so I'll be able to make it, at least for the triple jump. Field events start at 3:30 and G gets out of school at 3:15 so I miss the long jump.
I finally got our propane bottles filled so let the BBQ-ing begin. Well, it already did begin with KC Strip Steak on Sunday evening and dogs and burgers on Monday! Boy were they good and long over due!
Monday evening G and I worked in the yard, pruning the trees, cleaning up the dead stuff, fertilizing, and putting down some grass seed in the bare spots. All of this in anticipation of the thunderstorm that was suppose to arrive in the night! Well, that thunderstorm did come, waking us up with lighting, thunder and hail but no rain! I've got another chance for rain tonight ~ keeping my fingers crossed.
Last night G and I went to the city for his cub scout shirt. I had been putting that trip off until I had more to do in the city. With the cost of gas ($3.45 per gallon) I wanted to combined trips. We also stopped at the Library and Costco before coming home.
Tonight G and his fellow cub scouts are going to the local community center to watch the dress rehearsal of a play. There are lots of our friends in this play so that should be fun!
See not much going on here but you know that's a good thing!
BECOMING JANE is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites! I love Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen. (I just love Anne Hathaway) This movie is the story of Jane Austen's real life love affair. I laugh, I love, I cheer, and I cry in this movie. Loving it all the way!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I use energy saving light bulbs
I don't have to (and don't) turn my lights on during the day
I don't leave things plugged in
I recycle my newspapers and magazines ~Need to recycle more
I 'freecycle' things ~ yeah freecycle
I'm looking for a way to eliminated bottle water in my life
I'm looking for a way not to drive SOOOO much!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
9~times Mom will wonder how things are going.
8~ pairs of 'shades' for W
7~time prom starts
6~going out for dinner before prom
5~hours of After prom party
4~pieces of Tuxedo
3~days to go
2 ~shiny shoes
1 ~ one handsome son
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
There have been several Christmas decorations popping up around the courthouse and the square while spring is trying to move in!
OK, OK I'll let you in on the secret in "our little town". They're shooting a movie. Along with the Christmas decorations there are RV's parked in every parking lot around town. Don't get all excited no one famous and I don't even recognize the director's name, but the Christmas decorations definitely catch your eye. I wonder what visitors driving through think?
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday was a chilly, windy day! felt like winter. G had a birthday party to go to. When I delivered him to the party, the kids were out chasing geese, and there was a small pen of lambs baa-ing away. When I went back to pick him up I had to wait for the Ginny's to move out of the drive way, the same lambs were still baa-ing away. G had a great time ~ they jumped off hay bales. This is G's favorite thing to do here in the fall and he thought it was GREAT that this boy had hay bales all year round.
W spent the day in Madrigal competition again ~ this time the district finals. He was disappointed earlier in the week when he discovered that they couldn't sing "Tombur" in District (and then State) because they'd sung it last year. They all truly love singing that song and it shows. FYI ~ in competition groups are given a 1, 2, 3 etc. depending on what place the judges think you earned so there could be several "1s" or first place. Only the groups earning "1" move on to the State competition. The Madrigal group earned a 2 but Madrigal men earned a 1 and will move on to State at the end of the month.
I hurried home from TAXIing G to get supper. We were having the Missionaries over (I'd forgotten!) for supper. I served Roasted herbed Chicken, baked potatoes, broccoli, green salad, bread and dessert was Berries over angel food cake topped with whipped cream.
Friday, April 11, 2008
The Weather was wintry, windy and COLD!
G and I may not have cared BUT W did ~ he had an outside track meet! They traveled a couple of hours for a freezing evening in the wind! He had to jump into the wind thus didn't do too well.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
**you might enjoy this better if you turn off the music**
to do this ~ go to the bottom of this page and hit the volume button at the upper right corner.
This is my favorite of the boys.
They did quite well, and W is very pleased. It's fun to watch him watch the videos. He hears each song as I hear them. When he's singing he only hears himself and those right around him.
The groupies for this trip, G, Gr'ma, and myself got to do lots of fun stuff in Chicago~ ate Chicago style pizza at Gino's, visited the Kumodo Dragon, dolphins, sharks, along with all sorts of other scaly things at the Shedd Aquarium, went to the top of the Sear's tower (found W there!). We ended that evening looking at Saturn and 2 of it's moons at the Alder Planetarium (along with a great 3D show), we also got to see the Chicago skyline at night it was beautiful!
We ended our trip with an evening at Medieval Times, G LOVED this! There were knights battling with REAL swords (the sparks flew), a King, Horses, everything little boys love ~ well there wasn't any silverware and eating chicken without a fork was one thing that G didn't like!
Tonight was the long awaited first night of G in Cub Scouts. G was a bit nervous and held my hand as walked down the hall at church, but then marched right in the room and joined the fun! They took a "hazard walk", where they walked around the church finding hazards. Then they chatted about healthy eating. Ending with making a fruit salad! He Loved it!