Wednesday, May 28, 2008
(Oh, and I don't think I mentioned that school is out! Brendan's last day was last Wednesday! This week he has Scout day camp. So far he seems to like it.)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Our Wisconsin vacation is also coming up in about 4 weeks, and I'm totally excited about that one too! Our resort there has indoor and outdoor waterparks, arcade, and all sorts of fun family activities (not to mention all of the fun stuff outside of the resort). I think the boys will have a blast there as well.
Lots of fun stuff coming up to look forward to! I love to travel and go on vacation, and these last several years we have not really been going on "real" vacations (just little weekend trips here and there locally). So I am super excited that we will actually be taking a vacation this summer and next spring! Woohoo!
This weekend, Memorial Day weekend, however, we are not traveling. We try to avoid crowded times like this and Labor Day weekend when the rest of the world is out and about too. This weekend I hope to get some organizing and decluttering done around the house instead.
Whatever you are doing, have fun and be safe!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Brendan took this picture of Joe and me. He almost cut our heads off, but otherwise a pretty good picture for a 7 year old!
Right before closing time, they do a fireworks/laser light show. Very neat!
Sunday we drove home. Along the way we stopped very briefly by a conservation area. There, Joe found a fence lizard, and put it on his hat. The boys thought it was funny to take turns wearing daddy's hat with the lizard on it.
All in all it was a nice, fun family weekend trip.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
As always, I'm looking forward to getting away for a couple days. I just love to go places, even when it is mostly kid-oriented.
And just out of pure curiosity after seeing this on Karen's blog, I decided to take the quiz too since I don't think of myself as political at all. I really don't even know what I would be considered or where I stand on some political issues. So, I was curious to see what my results would be, and here they are...
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 55% Conservative, 45% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The absinthe lollipops, however, sound very interesting! :)
Monday, May 12, 2008
Apparently Brendan got called to the Pricipal's office today for an art project he turned in in art class. It was a snowman (cut-out I guess?) that he had drawn...ummm...anatomically correct. She said it even had flaps to lift up to see the "parts" in the front AND the back, and things were labeled! Oh my. If it was something appropriate it would be good...afterall he used his creativity with the flaps and even labeled things using words he spelled out himself. lol Unfortunately it was definitely not appropriate and the art teacher and principal did not appreciate it! So they talked to him about it not being appropriate for school, and he got 2 days of lunch detention.
Thank goodness he only has 6-1/2 more days of school, there's no telling what he'll come up with next. lol *sigh*
Saturday we drove to meet up with my mom, her bf, my sister & her boys, my grandma & step-grandpa, my aunt, and my cousin and her son at Ruby Tuesday. We had a nice lunch, although the table was so long that we couldn't really talk much or hear each other very well. After we were done eating we took a pic of all the moms and kids out side the restaurant...
From L to R: Me, my sis, my mom, my grandma, my aunt, my cousin.
Kids: my two nephews, my two sons, and my cousin's son
After that we stopped by my dad's house to see him, his wife, and my other grandma (Granny). We enjoyed a nice visit with them.
From there we went to meet Joe's family for dinner at Outback.
On Mother's Day Sunday I wanted Joe and the boys to help me clean and organize some things in the house. About noon I was starting to feel like nothing was getting accomplished, the boys were laying on the couch watching cartoons, Joe was drinking a soda and reading a magazine and I was having to clean and do laundry. I could see that if this continued I was going to start getting upset and angry so I decided I better just leave before that happened. So, seeing as I am in desperate need of clothes (remember, I hate to shop, so usually I have to be in dire need of something before I go shop for it), I decided this was my only good opportunity to go look for some shirts, and the dreaded bathing suit shopping for our upcoming vacation. I did find a couple shirts, and even a dress, skirt, and I did find a swimsuit too. It's a tankini, since I'm not brave enough to get in an actual bikini and since it has to be one I can wear on the waterslides (Been there done that with the bikini at waterparks before- those bikini tops do not like to stay on when you hit the pool at the bottom of a waterslide! lol) So, no bikini, and I thought all the one-piece suits were ugly. So, a tankini it was. I ended up buying THIS top with THIS bottom.
When I got back I was pleased to see that Joe had done some cleaning out in his closet and a little picking up and switched the laundry over :) Then he cooked dinner and put the boys to bed for me. Then we watched the 3-hour Survivor Finale and Reunion show. (Anyone else surprised that Parvarti won instead of Amanda?! I really wanted Amanada to win)
So all in all it turned out to be a pretty good Mother's Day weekend.
Hope everyone else had a great one!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
And proceeded to turn it into dinner....
The boys were excited about all the crawdads, but I think they wanted to play with them more than anything. But Brendan did eat quite a few, Adam had one and that was it, I ate 2 and then made myself and Adam turkey sandwiches.
We also had a visitor to the cat food dish last night. He has been coming around for awhile now, I think he thinks he is a pet. Mario (one of our cats) was even eating out of the cat food dish with him a week or so ago!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Me: "We're a little late, I think Brendan is going to beat us home"
Adam: "Oh Dammit!"
Me: "Adam, don't say that word."
Adam: "What? Dammit isn't a bad word."
Me: "Yes, it is a bad word and I don't want to hear you say that."
Adam: "Well, I didn't say stupid or hell."
LOL! Too bad his listening skills are not as advanced as his swearing skills. *sigh*
Monday, May 05, 2008
On Saturday I took Brendan to a Magic for Kids class. He learned several new tricks, not sure if he will remember them all though. After that we went to a neighborhood garage sale for a few minutes. It is a large neighborhood that has an annual garage sale, and it was crazy. Cars lining both sides of every street, people walking all over the place, and they even had port-a-potties and had tents of people selling BBQ and other food. It was like a festival! I had Brendan with me, and his legs didn't hold out all that long, so we only hit about 3 streets. We did find some great deals though:
Winter coat for Brendan= 50 cents
2 shirts for Brendan= 25 cents each
3 Dragonball Z videos= 25 cents each
1 Goosebumps movie= 50 cents
2 large transformer type toys= 25 cents each
1 Captain Underpants book= 25 cents
1 kid book about the Earth= 25 cents
So all that for $3.25 total! Gotta love garage sale prices!
That night we headed to one of Joe's co-workers house for a bonfire. Everyone was supposed to wear a crazy hat (not sure why). Joe and I wore sombreros and the boys wore fish hats. It was fun. I completely forgot to take pictures though.
Sunday I took my SUV in to have the tires balanced (again), since they've been wobbly. Turns out they didn't need balanced- the belt had broken and the spokes were poking out. And they said the tread was very bad too. So, Joe took it back in this morning and had 4 new tires put on.
This week is Teacher Appreciation week, so I spent some time over the weekend getting stuff ready for that too. I cannot believe Brendan only has 2-1/2 weeks of school left! After today, there's only 12-1/2 school days left! (the last day of school is a half-day). Wow.