Friday, April 28, 2006

This week

This week has seemed to just drag on and on. I think most of that feeling comes from the cloudy, rainy days. We did get to go have some real fun on Wed. We met some of my scrapbook forum friends at Loose Park. We had some food and stood in the cold while the kiddos played.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Lost and Found

About 4 weeks ago I took Bridget to the library. She randomly picked out this DVD titled "Hamilton Mattress". There was a muppetish looking anteater-like thing on the front, but I have no idea about this character. Well, she never watched it. A week later, when it was due I went to look for it with the other library stuff and it was gone.

It just disappeared.

I re-checked it as many times as I could while I continued to look for this movie. You know, under cushions, behind furniture, and any other nook and crany. Places that just seemed stupid to look. But I looked and looked.

I gave up the looking and went and admitted our crime to the library. My theory was that if I paid for it, then it would appear. It cost me $15.00 last Friday to purchase this lost item.


You got it. Bridget walked up to me and handed it to me today. "Mom, here is that lost movie".

I'm not sure where it was. She says she had it with the other movies, but it wasn't. But my theory was right.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Family pictures

This is me with my sister, Kristin and my brother, Kent. We had our pictures taken this weekend (along with our two cousins) because it is going to be a birthday gift for our gramma this year. I think they turned out very nice.

BUT.....this was the favorite of the day! Poor me--look at that bully. Trying to step on her older sister--I tell you what, she just has no respect. Hahaha

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It's my Birthday!

Today I turned 34.
Schaun's loves to tease me on my birthday because for the next 18 days I will be two years older than him. The day started out a little uneventful. Then by lunch I had received two packages. I loved that, one was beautiful flowers. Then Schaun came home a little early and had presents. He gave me some new clothes and a ONE GB memory card for my camera. I can now take about 250 pictures!!!! That is so cool. Then, my biggest surprise was when my in-laws showed up at my door, a Tinkerbell cake appeared from nowhere and there was singing and cake all around.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Weekend

We made quite a mess coloring the eggs this year, but they turned out nice. My theory of glitter making everything better, now applies to eggs too.

We had a great weekend. We had a yummy dinner of honey-baked ham. Lots and lots of playing outside for the girls. Schaun got the slide fixed on the swing set. The Easter bunny came and left fantastic baskets. And my favorite part was getting the girls dressed up in pretty dresses.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Party

Wow! We had a busy, busy day Friday. Bridget had her four year old check up. No surprise, but she is great. She grew 3 inches and gained 6 pounds. She is in the 50% for her age--so totally average, that's good. Then we went to the pharmacy, the grocery store, home for lunch and then off to Stacy's for her Easter party.

Before we left for the party, Becca was so tired she told me "Beta tired, lay down". I told her we were going to Stacy's and she said "Stacy lay Beta down". And when we got there, she REALLY wanted to go lay down. She rested for about 15 minutes, then was ready for the fun. Stacy had baskets full of CANDY and toys for all the kids. She hid eggs in the backyard full of CANDY. Then we all came in for a much needed snack of chocolate cupcakes and cookies. But we all had a great time.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

We don't say that

A couple days after Bridget's 4th birthday, she asked when will she be able to drive. I told her when she is 16 she can drive. So if you ask her she will tell you that she is 4 but next year she will be 16.

Today she asked me if she will be 16 next year. I told her no, that she will be 5. I proceeded to count to 16 for her to demonstrate how many years she will have to wait. Her response was.............. "Oh damn it!"

She said it VERY clear. No mistaking that maybe she said something else. So we had a little talk about things we say and I hope we cleared this up.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Ham it up

How cute are these two? If you really want to know, just ask them. Hahaha!

My sister, Kristin and my daughter, Bridget at Kameron's birthday party.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Kameron

My nephew, Kameron, turned TWO today. I always like it when the birthday party is on the actual birthday. It just seems a little more special when that happens. It was a Nemo theme with lots of balloons, food, presents, and family. It was a beautiful day and the kiddos had lots of fun running outside and playing on the swingset.

Isn't he a cutie?

Becca spent most of the day enjoying herself in this swing.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Disney Desperate Housewives

Click to make larger. Made me laugh.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Do you ever have days...

When you know that as a mother you have done a great job. I had one of those days yesterday. There was no yelling at each other, no grabbing, just a tiny bit of drama crying. We went over the alphabet and Bridget went to ice skating. A good day.

But then, I wake up the next day and think that I don't want to do that again. I am a bit selfish with my life I guess. I think I should have time for me, so I take it. Usually on Thursdays. Bridget goes to preschool until 2 on Thurs. and I take Becca to Stacy. Then I do whatever I want. Sometimes I go home and clean a little and scrapbook, sometimes I go to an exercise class, sometimes (well, most times) I go shopping. I usually feel a bit guilty over this, but when I don't do this, I am so cranky over the week-end.

Tomorrow is Friday, and I actually didn't finish my shopping today. So the girls will come with me to finish tomorrow. I can't believe they are mine when it comes to shopping, they are really bad at it. I hope it is just their age.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wow! Go take a peek at this.

Wow! I like to browse the 2 peas gallery. You never know what you will see. Last night I saw this...I promise it is worth your time to take a look......

I can't imagine how long it took to do this. I can't imagine having the talent to do this.

I was all excited yesterday because I submitted my layout that is posted below to the Basic Grey on-line gallery and it was accepted. Okay, I am still excited today too!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Smile Run Play Laugh with Me

This page is really what Becca is all about. Smiling, running, playing, and laughing.... then add the serious stubborn streak, and that sums her up.

Today we went out for a two hour fiasco-oh, I meant a nice walk to the playground. Little Miss Stubborn got it in her head that she would rather walk the mile to the park than ride in the wagon. So I should have just went back home, but it was so nice out and we didn't have any other plans, so we just kept going--but at two year old Becca speed. Hence the two hour trip.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Dressed Bridget in some normal clothes today. I guess that is normal by my standard, because hers always involves a dress or slippers of some sort. So the first chance she had, she went to her room, pulled out the dress she wore for her birthday and changed into it. Schaun was outside doing yard stuff and I went out to see what he was doing and out she came--all pink and sparkles.

I went and grabbed my camera and then she told me we were going for a walk. I didn't argue, it was beautiful out. So we are walking around the neighborhood and she (always having to be line leader) turned and said that she was happy that I could keep her company and that the birds were beautiful. Isn't that sweet!