Friday, October 30, 2009
Last night we had a blast at the zoo - we met Andrew downtown and he went with us and had dinner with us before we took him back to work. The boys chose to be clowns and it was pretty cute:
I'm planning to do a lot of cleaning this weekend that has fallen by the way side. And I'm going to make a big batch of chili, caramel apples, and hopefully something with pumpkin! Looking forward to a family weekend of fun! Off to make pizza for our movie night!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
P: Hey Calv, Mom didn't have her coffee today so that's why we are stopping here.
We were talking about what they want to be when they grow up:
C: I'm going to be a doctor.
Me: What kind of doctor?
C: Um...a fixin' doctor. I'll fix bones and legs and things. I want to be a fixin' doctor.
Me: That sounds great! You will be helping people.
Me: P, what would you like to be?
P: A daddy.
Me: (melting) That's great. Do you know that when you are a daddy that I will be a grandma to your kids?
Me: Do you want to be anything else?
P: No, just a daddy.
C: I want to be a police officer and help people when there is a fire.
Me: Not a doctor?
C: No, a police officer! I'll be a police officer and a doctor.
Me: Do you want to be a daddy?
C: No, I will save the daddy and kids from the fire.
Me: Sounds good. (Smiling from ear to ear and laughing!)
The days of choosing careers will come soon enough. It's fun to hear them dreaming...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Yes, progress is being made. Toys and books are nearly done although you wouldn't know it by the room. :) And yes, pictures from vacation will come soon - I promise! I'm trying to use these hours that I have to tackle the many projects around here - one at a time. :)
Monday, October 26, 2009
- There are 1 or fewer people in the US named Alaina F (my last name). We have information on both names, but chances are low that someone has this combination of names.
- There are 1 or fewer people in the U.S. named Alaina J (my maiden name). We have information on both names, but chances are low that someone has this combination of names.
Nice to know my very existence is doubtful. :) Also good to know that no one will be confused with me since I am the one or fewer. :) Maybe I didn't want to know... All I can say is, "I EXIST!"
- Chances are high that there will be a more meaningful post at some point this week...chances are low that it will be today. :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
The cabin was wonderful. The boys were overall very good and it was so good to have time with them without the stress of normal life. We enjoyed having friends stay with us and visiting with friends in the area. We also got to spend some time with my sister! All in all, I would definitely go back. And (of course!) I have pictures which I will get around to posting soon. :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We wish we could be with you to celebrate! Hope it's a great day and we'll see you soon!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The boys and I leave in just a couple of days to go away for the week and I think we need that time to work on some character, to spend time together, and to start fresh when we come back. It will be good for all of us - although we will miss Andrew a TON.
I love them with all of my heart. And tomorrow is a new day.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
So, the point of this post? Please, PLEASE (!), I beg you, give me one or two of your most effective organizational tips - it can be pantry, laundry, kitchen, bedrooms, cleaning, clothes...whatever. Just something that works for you and helps keep your household (or a portion) of your household running well.
My current most effective organizational thing - canvas bins w/handles that hold (and hide) the toys. The boys are awesome about sorting all the blocks into one, cars into another etc. It's definitely working - in fact, I need to pick up a couple more!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Patrick was taking this photo with his "camera"... (And he just saw this pictures and told me that he was taking that picture with Daddy.)
See the barn with the toilet paper stuck in it? Yep, that's one of the cameras - the one Patrick used for the photo above. :)
Humoring us and letting us take a cute one of them!
They were so funny. They lined their stuffed animals up on the steps and I heard them instructing the animals to sit still and smile. Wonder where they have heard that?! :) Whenever I hear them quoting me, it makes me all the more careful about what I say... :)
Thursday, October 08, 2009
- There is a giveaway going on over at The Cooks Next Door - Go Enter!!! :)
- Andrew and I haven't had a decent night's sleep in about 2 weeks due to teething. It's taking it's toil - I was asleep by 9 last night not feeling very well.
- I have a new job - scheduled to start in February. It's exactly what I wanted and I'm absolutely thrilled! I will continue to work 1 day a week and it won't be Fridays!
- We decided to take a break from our annual Christmas Open House this year. I'm sad and little relieved.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake is delicious and I made some yesterday.
- The weather is awful (cold & rainy) and I only want to eat soup. :)
- I'm taking the boys on vacation by myself in a week and a half or so Andrew can get in extra time at work. We've had it scheduled for a couple of months now and a friend and her three boys are joining me. We are staying close to my sister and another friend of ours! I'm excited!
- We have two wedding the next two Friday nights, one outdoors. I'm debating what to wear...
- I'm seriously needing to de-junk again (still and always) - will it ever end?
So there you have it, things in a nutshell.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Saturday was distribution day for the farm so people were coming to get their vegetable shares. Patrick wanted to know if we could buy some carrots - he loves them! :) Right before we left, we were so blessed to be given carrots, beets, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, kale, garlic, green onions, okra, acorn squash, butternut squash, eggplant, and radishes. We also picked some raspberries and bought a few dozen farm eggs. It was such a great day and we loved seeing Leslie!
After we left, we went to a locally famous restaurant called Ivanhoe's. We enjoyed lunch there - although the real reason to go there is their 100 sundae and 100 milkshake choices. Yes, we had that, too. :)
Here are a few pictures from our fun weekend!
Monday, October 05, 2009
Feel free to check out The Cooks Next Door (we will soon be .com but for now we are .wordpress). We are still working out a few kinks but we hope you find inspiration and delicious recipes. Let us know what you think! And there will definitely be an awesome giveaway over there this week! :)
Sunday, October 04, 2009
2009 - To Be Posted Soon :)
We've had a fun weekend celebrating our family day - a post coming about it! We love all of our sons more than words could ever, ever express. We feel amazingly, undeservingly blessed by the Lord.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Also, I survived having my cavity filled and seven sealants cleaned out and replaced. 2 hours. 2 hours, people. I was very numb for at least 3 hours which I did not like. The last time I was numb was for my wisdom teeth and that's been at least 12 years ago and before that, it was for another oral surgery related to my orthodontics. I was awake for both of those - I guess I was destined for dentistry. :) I probably should stop chewing ice so that I won't end up with a lot more dental work...yeah, probably not going to happen. I've tried.
Anyway, if you have anything you would like me to write about or questions for me, feel free to ask. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and a lot uninspired and so you end up with posts about cavities. Wow, how did I get to this point? :) Feel free to stop reading at any time... :) No wait, I'll come up with something...eventually... :)