Friday, September 29, 2006

Off for the weekend

In about 3 hours I'll be heading off to my weekend retreat of scrapbooking, eating, relaxing and hanging out with friends. I'll be back online Monday, I think. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Our weekend...Cow Slime and Tantrums and Poop, Oh My!

We had a pretty good weekend for the most part. On Saturday my dad, his wife, and my grandma were in town to watch my nephew's soccer game. So we all met up for lunch afterwards. Then I had to rush off for a haircut (that I had already rescheduled once and the lady that cuts my hair wasn't available again for about a month so I couldn't reschedule again!)

Then Sunday we took the boys on a little trip. There is a drive-through zoo about 3 hours away, and after 35 years of business they are closing down on October 1. I remember loving that place when I was a kid, so I really wanted to bring my boys to it before they closed. Brendan wasn't too thrilled about the 3 hour drive, but he was looking forward to seeing the animals. (If he's worried about a 3-hr drive, just wait until March when we have a 14-hour drive to Texas! Yikes!) It was fun, but I'm pretty sure they have already gotten rid of a lot of the animals, because there were a lot less than I remember. And most of them were not even coming up to the car. But there were a few that did (mainly zebras & ostrichs) and then right at the end there were finally a bunch of animals that were coming up to the car to get food. There were these hairy cows (looked kinda like old english sheep dogs), Himalayan cows I think Joe said they're called? that were surrounding our car and had their whole head inside my window over my lap eating the food pellets as fast as I could get them out of the bag! They were so slobbery though, that I was backing up and practically sitting on Joe's lap trying to keep from getting slimed! lol The boys thought that was pretty funny! I finally had to roll up the window and now there is nasty slime all over the window!

After that, we took the boys to Incredible Pizza What a neat place! It's kinda like a Chuck E. Cheese, a Burger King play place, an arcade, and a CiCi's pizza buffet all rolled into one with go-karts & mini golf added in too! It was great until the end when Brendan had a total meltdown/fit/tantrum because of a silly little toy prize...which was very frustrating and embarassing. He was yelling, screaming, kicking, talking back, you name it. I'm sure he was tired and so something that little set him off, and he just kept getting worse and worse. It's situations like that that we are at a loss as to the "right" way to handle it. We have become the yelling type, and you bet he got a spanking when he started kicking the sink in the bathroom, and his brother. I don't want to be the yelling/spanking type of parent, but he doesn't respond to calmer methods. And I certainly don't want him to think he can get away with behavior like that. But we don't feel like we handle this sort of thing quite right either. (but that issue is a whole other post) What to do? We left, of course, at that point. It's weird to think our almost 6-year-old was the one throwing the fit and our almost 2-year-old who is already showing signs of "the terrible two's" was perfectly behaved! lol Seems like it would have been the other way around! Oh, but Adam wasn't completely innocent either...he had a poopy blow-out while we were there, and it was all over the inside of his pants, down his leg, etc. Thank goodness I had remembered to pack an extra set of clothes for just such an occassion! LOL

But tantrums and poop aside, all in all it was a fun weekend :) LOL

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Over for another year

Well, the weekend is over, and I'm glad to have that event behind me for another year. Saturday the weather was great, but Sunday we sat in the rain all day. It was not fun. But it's over, and now I can start to enjoy fall. Fall is my favorite season :) We're still pretty busy though, Brendan has afterschool soccer this week and his swimming lessons have started back up. But the soccer program ends on Friday, so next week it'll be down to just swimming lessons.

The weather is much cooler this week, and I've discovered that both boys have outgrown all of their pants...even the pants I just bought them a couple months ago. The pant legs are too short, but the waists are still too big. Brendan is going to need a 7-slim for the length, but it will be too big in the waist, even being slim size. Adam started out chunkier, but now he is getting the same body type as big brother. He could probably wear 12mos in waist, but he needs 2T for length. Do they even make a size 2T-slim jeans?! lol So, somehow I need to figure out time to go to the store and buy both boys several new pants.

As you can tell, I don't have anything exciting going on right now to write about. lol

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Busy week

September is my least favorite month at work, and this week is my least favorite week, and especially this weekend is my least favorite weekend of the whole year at work. Have to work an event that goes on and on and on long hours all weekend, and we're preparing for it all week. So, I may not be able to visit very many blog pals this week. Sorry. I'll try to catch up next week!

Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11

D.Challener Roe has created 2,996 which is a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Today, "...2,996 volunteer bloggers will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Each person will pay tribute to a single victim. We will honor them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers. "

To see the list of tributes by bloggers, go HERE.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Our Fun Time Last Weekend

Well now that it's almost the weekend again, I will post about the good time we had LAST weekend. I meant to post about this earlier, but well, next thing I knew it was Wordless Wednesday, so I couldn't post it then, and then it was Thursday Thirteen. So, now I'm finally posting.

We had a fun 4-day holiday weekend last weekend! Brendan didn't have school Friday, so I took him to this really fun new place nearby. It is a huge indoor play area, with lots of crawl-through type structures with slides and such. It's big enough for adults too, so I played and crawled along too. (and those slides go so fast I thought I was gonna bust out the other side of the mesh! lol) It was so fun. The crawl-through stuff is 3-floors high! There are also a bunch of games there, video games, air hockey, skee ball, those sorts of things- and you win tickets and can turn them in for cheap prizes, kinda like at Chuck E. Cheese, only Chuck E. Cheese isn't as cool as this place. lol They also had great food there. And the other neat thing about this place, is there is a parents only room at the very top that is glassed in, and parents can hang out in there and play around on the computer or read or whatever, and still look down on their children playing below. I didn't use it this time, because I wanted to PLAY, but it is a great idea.

We are pretty sure that we will have Brendan & Adam's birthday party here too.

Then on Sunday we took the boys to a farm a few hours away. It is one of those that has a petting/feeding the goats part, and lots of animals to look at, and some shows and things. I didn't have my digital camera with me, so those pictures are still needing to be developed. We had a good time there too.

The rest of the weekend we were at home, doing regular things that weren't nearly as exciting. lol

This weekend should be fun too. We're having a BBQ Saturday, and then I'm going to my sister's scrapbooking crop on Sunday. Unfortunately I've been sick all day today. Hopefully I will be feeling better before the weekend!

Thursday Thirteen

We've been challenged by Denise to have our Thursday Thirteen theme this week be 13 things we like about ourselves. So, I'm accepting the challenge.

Thirteen Things I Like About Myself

1. I like that I can get along with just about anyone.

2. I like that I can be creative if I put my mind to it.

3. I like that I am thoughtful and try to do nice things for others, and help others when I can.

4. I like that I am not overly materialistic.

5. I like that I am not a high-maintenance person.

6. I like that I enjoy outdoor activities as well as indoor activities, so that I'm never bored regardless of the weather.

7. I like that I am an agreeable person most of the time.

8. I like that I have many interests (even if I don't have time to persue all of them right now)

9. I like that I get things going and make things happen that I or we want. As hubby says, I'm the "mover & shaker" in the family. There are so many things we would have never done had I not done my "moving and shaking". lol

10. I like that I am a wife who supports her husband in his goals and endeavors.

11. I like that I am a mommy of 2 boys.

12. I like that I am independent (although sometimes maybe I'm a little too independent)

13. I like that overall I am a healthy and happy person.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

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Friday, September 01, 2006

A Day Off!

Brendan doesn't have school today, so I took off work today too. We are headed off to here...

And hopefully after that I can get some decluttering done around the house too.

Have a great Friday and holiday weekend!