Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday: Bean soup, crescent rolls and popcorn chicken type stuff
Monday: Chicken breasts/potatoes/celery/cream of mushroom soup dish in the crockpot
Tuesday: Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin (can't think of the exact name of dish, but it is one from the Biggest Loser cookbook that is super yummy!)
Thursday: Cub Scout weenie roast at den leader's house
Friday: Date night (boys will both be at my nephew's sleepover party, woohoo!)
Saturday: Steaks and/or burgers on the grill...if Joe gets our new grill in time (the old one finally gave out completely).
Thursday, May 14, 2009
(L to R: cousin Amber, aunt Ginger, Grandma, Mom, sister Jill, me)
(Adam twirling my hair as usual, haha)
Some of our flowers and plants are blooming in our yard, although not as many came back this year, it seems. Here are a few that did come back...
(I LOVE the hostas plants, but several of these did not come back this year either)
Then Monday night I met my sister Jill and family, Mom, Dad and step-mom at Red Lobster to celebrate Jill's graduation- she earned her Master's Degree, CONGRATS JILL!!!!
This Friday night Brendan has a sleepover birthday party at his good friend's house, then when we pick him up on Saturday morning we'll be heading to go camping the rest of the weekend.
Then next Thursday is Brendan's last day of school already! Only 4-1/2 school days left, he is very excited!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Last weekend we participated in the MS Walk like we do every year. It was windy, but good weather otherwise.
Afterwards we enjoyed a visit with grandparents. Then Sunday I worked at the local Earth Day event.
This coming weekend is Brendan's Cub Scout Pack meeting and Raingutter Regatta. He should be receiving several belt loops, arrowpoints, beads and Wolf Badge at this meeting...he's been working on requirements like crazy!
We've also decided to take on the Missouri State Parks Camper Award challenge. Basically it is a little challenge they have set up, for families to camp in 5 different Missouri State Parks, and you get your card punched at each place, and when you complete it you get a certificate and patch. While Joe and I don't really care about the certificate and patch, we thought the boys might get a kick out of it, and it will get us back out camping as a family which will be fun. Since we already took our "big" vacation in March, we figure doing 5 small camping trips this spring/summer would be fun since we can't take another vacation. Joe and I have been to several of the MO state parks already, but we booked ourselves at a few that we haven't been to so that we can see something new too :)
And I am still in disbelief that Brendan's last day of school is 3 weeks from today!!! Holy cow, where did this school year go?! He'll be diving into summer school and summer camps in just a few weeks- yikes!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
And on Easter morning we had an egg/candy hunt for the boys at home:
Late afternoon on Easter we headed to Joe's sister's house, and enjoyed visiting with Joe's side of the family. They even set up an egg hunt for the kids while we were there.
Both boys also had fun playing with their little cousin, William. Here's Brendan hugging William, although William doesn't look too sure about it...
This coming weekend will be another busy one, with Memoranza on Saturday and working the Earth Day event on Sunday, plus all the usual weekly cleaning and laundry and such.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Joe and I have both been to the Capitol before, but it has been a long time. I know we went there as a school fieldtrip when I was a kid, but I'm not sure if I've even been there since then. The inside is neat, especially up around the ceiling area.
Here are the boys standing in front of the Governor's office:
We looked through the museum there too.
This was just one of many requirements Brendan has been working on. He should be receiving his Wolf Badge and Arrow Points very soon!