Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Wild Card Wednesday (or wow maybe now someone will come visit my very lonely blog)

Wild Card Wednesday featuring the letter W is brought to you by the very lovely TKW. Today I present you with Water. I would like my bonus points now please.

My son on his "boat" ride with his dad. They are in the wet water! (Double bonus points, please) My husband reports that it is very hard to row with a 40 pound kid in front of you. He also reports that boat rides are much like car rides... "go faster daddy!" "are we there yet?" "how much longer, row faster!"

My daughter filling the pool outside the cabin. We had to connect the hose to the faucet in the kitchen to get the water! My sister in law was very creative in devising the connector. It only took 2 hours to fill the pool. And the whining (oooh another w... more useless points, please!) sounded much like the boat ride... "is it done yet?" "how much longer?" "i want to go in, make it go faster!"

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I am training someone's future husband....

And I am doing this job right! My boy will be able to cook and clean with the best of them. No need for the wife to do all that crap herself.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dear Brother of Mine

Happy 31st birthday little brother! Hard to believe we are this old! I hope this year is good to you!

Friday, July 27, 2007

My New Toy

I scored at Mike's (Michaels for you non crafters) tonight! Yay...got me this cool file tab punch and some neat little mike's dollar acrylic stamps... I had been looking for those for months! Now I just have to find some time to use them. The file tab punch is huge. That sucker is heavy too. Where in my teeny tiny scrap area am I going to store this monster?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Santa Cruz

Just got back from a 3 day trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with my kids, mom, aunt, uncle, niece, and mom's husband. Much fun was had by my children. Can I just say that amusement parks rock when you are the kid, but not nearly so much when you are the mom. Even if we put aside my neurotic constant worrying (that something will happen to my babies) there is so much stuff that just bites when you are the parent. Lets start with cost. Holy Hell this crap costs alot... I didnt even have to pay for tickets (the benefit of traveling with mom) but the drinks, the lunches, the dinners, the games, the souvieners, the ice cream... I swear all this stuff is going at a 99% percent profit margin! Then there is the whining, the I am so tireds on the way the home, the dirt (my kids were so FILTHY), the cranky sugar crash after the wild sugar high. But honestly, all my bitching aside, the kids had a wonderful time. They came home very, very happy.

My sweet girl and her toothless grin

My dd, niece, and ds riding the carousel

My niece, ds, and dd riding "baby doubleshot". My niece and dd rode the "real" doubleshot later and my heart was in my throat the entire time!

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Hobby

When I have free time (read next to never) and I am not wasting it on the computer (read which is nearly always) I scrapbook. I love anything to do with art. Once upon a time, before my spawn came along, I took art classes. I drew, I painted, I designed. I at one point was planning on being a graphic artist. In highschool I had hoped to become an animator. HAHAHA, so NOT how I turned out. I am neither a graphic designer nor an animator, the closest I get to art work is when I cut out construction paper letters for my bulletin board. (I am an elementary school science teacher at the moment.) So I get my art fix from scrapbooking, which I adore. I love paper. I could buy paper for days. I probably have enough paper to scrap a thousand books. But I always find a reason to buy more, mostly because it goes on sale, and who can resist an opportunity to SAVE money!

So that was the long introduction to why you will suddenly be seeing pictures of my scrapbook pages...especially now that the scanner is in good working order. So without further adieu, here is my latest project, a friend wordbloom book (you can purchase blank books here: Scrapbook Corner ) This book is all about my very special internet buddies that I made when I was pregnant with baby girl.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime? Yeah, he has taken over my house. Currently he has been bossing me around...saying things like, "Mommy I will no longer eat my vegetables.... Mommy... you must listen to Optimus Prime" That kid cracks me up.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Who Doesnt Love a Party??

Me and the boy

My daughter and friends

The boy celebrated his fourth birthday with his friends today. I love that picture of me and him even if it is blurry. I am going to scrapbook it for sure. The kids had a grand time destroying my house, pigging out, and scattering toys from here to eternity. It was total chaos for awhile! But the boy said it was his best birthday EVER... hows that for praise?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wild Card Wednesday!

I give you my boy and his Water loving friend, the River Otter

Monday, July 16, 2007

Excuse me while I get teary....

My baby is turning four tommorrow. I never thought I would have a son. For some reason I imagined myself with two or three girls. No boys, not ever. While I was pregnant with my boy I swore he was a girl. I have ultrasound after ultrasound saying the opposite but I swore he was a girl.

Now my girl (my first born) I love her dearly but she was not an easy baby. She cried nearly all the time. She nursed, she cried, she nursed and then cried some more. There were times when I thought I would go insane. So when we decided to have number two I prepared myself for the nonstop crying. Imagine my surprise when this little guy was born and he did not cry. Not only that but he slept in his crib, he liked the swing, he would sit in a bouncy chair. He did not need to be hooked to my body 24/7! His babyhood was a joy!

He makes me smile daily. He has the sweetest smile and the funniest sense of humor. He loves to dress up, he loves weapons, he loves to pet the cat until the cat runs and hides. He is the sweetest thing.

Thanks for indulging me as I prattle on about my kid. I leave you with some pictures of the boy.

My guy is the one in the orange

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I'm Leavin on a Jet Plane....

Whoohooo! I am going to Chicago. (in a few weeks) I have never been there before. I havent been much of anywhere in the last 12 years. So I am going to Chicago to meet up with some of my internet friends. I have known these friends for quite a long while, about 7 years to be exact. We met on a pregnancy board for moms due in August of 2000. Now I know everyone giggles a bit about internet friends but these ladies... they are friends in every sense of the word. We have an email loop that is active daily where we share just about everything. I heart them so much, I wished they all lived just down the street. The closest one lives about 2 hours from me, so I got lucky there. The ones I am meeting in Chicago are from New York and Iowa. I have met two of them "IRL" before and the third, well finally we will both be in the right place at the right time. I absolutely cannot wait for this trip!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

My Summer Vacation (or how my children managed to completely cover every surface of every belonging in dirt and provide me endless laundry)

This is my darling boy in his ill fitting lifejacket. Oh why is he wearing a too small life jacket you ask? Oh that would be because my husband decided to not listen when he asked, "Which life jackets should we take? " I told him which jackets we should take but he decided to choose the exact opposite of what I said. sigh. Anyhow the boy was a joy to have on the beach, what with all the whining, crying and carrying on about how the jacket was poking him. I finally let him take it off as long as he didnt go past his knees. Bad mother I am... I know, but my ears could take no more.

These are my children squashing my mother in law as she gives them "a ride" around the lake. Better her than me, I say. I sat my fat butt on the beach and read my trashy novels. Nothing better than lots of sun and trashy novels....well unless it was lots of sun, trashy novels, no kids and a beach in mexico.

I have a ton more pictures but for some reason my mac is hating my camera. I did manage to download my pics to my old pc and then transfer them to a jump drive. Next I will try to move them to the mac....but gawdddd what a PITA! I think this means I need to go buy a new digital camera. Any recommendations? I need something small, I do not want to back some big BAMF (like my favorite photographer, Kami) I need something small that can go in my purse but still take awesome pics... yes I want it all

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I am Outta Here!

Off for a week at the lake with the family. Hopefully we all come back in one piece and without burns! My sun is like a little vampire, instantly fried by sunlight. I have packed a ton of good books, magazines, and thinkin on bringing some scrapbookin stuff. I am really hoping for some R&R!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July

We went to my mom's. Thats my brother showing the kids how to set off those little popper things you can get at Target. Lots of fun had by all!