Tuesday, October 28, 2008
(My boys and their cousins)
Saturday we picked up food and had swimming lessons. The rest of the weekend I worked on the basement, and Joe worked on tiling the new mudroom.
Sunday was Adam's actual birthday. We gave him a couple gifts, and had cake and icecream. I also had to go into work 2 different times during the day, and also tried to get some things done at home.
(opening his gifts in his jammies)
(Adam ready to dig in to his cake. The sore under his nose was from a fall a few days ago- he also chipped his tooth)
Unfortunately, now I'm sick with a cough and sore throat. I'm exhausted, but any time I lay down to try to get some sleep, the coughing gets worse. Ugh.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
(Adam and Joe in the corn maze)
(Brendan at the exit of the corn maze- he made it out!)
(watching the gumball rollercoaster in action)
On Friday, Brendan's school only had a half-day, so I took off work early. Joe actually had to work late, so the boys and I had our Friday-night pizza and watched the movie "Ernest Scared Stupid". The boys are into stupid humor, and since it is close to Halloween I thought they might like this one. Parts of the movie scared them to death, and other parts they were laughing so hard I thought they'd pee their pants. lol
Saturday I had to work a few hours, and then I went by the library for their children's book sale. Hard back books were 50 cents, and paperbacks were 25 cents. I found several chapter books for Brendan, including 4 Goosebumps ones, which he loves. All in all I came home with 14 books for only $3.50!!! What a deal!
Sunday we took the boys to a free showing of Space Chimps at one of the local movie theaters. They liked it, and Joe and I actually thought it wasn't too bad considering how horrible we'd heard it was from others. The rest of the day we tried to be productive at home. Joe worked on the mudroom floor, and I dove into the huge mess in the basement (the part that we are turning into the kids' playroom). What a job! I did make good progress though, and really put a dent in the cluttered mess. Still not even close to being done, but getting there much faster than I thought I would. I'm taking pictures along the way, so you can expect some extremely embarrasing photos of our mess before too long. lol
Now on to Menu Plan Monday:
Monday: Creamy noodle/veggie/mushroom dish
Tuesday: On your own, I have to work extra
Wednesday: Sloppy Joes
Thursday: Pizza (normally on Fri, but not this week)
Friday: Family bonfire party for the boys at our house (roasting hotdogs, making s'mores, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, etc)
Saturday: Pork loin?
Sunday: Beef Stew in the crockpot
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Okay, so I have barely been able to even "tackle" the regular household duties of laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc and now our vacuum cleaner broke too. So, while I am always busy doing things, nothing I've done seems worthy of a "Tackle it Tuesday" post this week, so I will highlight what my husband has been working on for us.
As I've posted about before, we are in the process of many on-going home improvement projects. The one taking priority right now is our new mudroom. I've posted some of our progress in previous posts. This week Joe had the walls ready to paint. We were going for a light green color, so he bought some paint and painted the whole room. The more it dried, and the more we looked at it, the more awful it looked. lol Instead of being a light green, it actually was way too dark, and looked more like a Kermit-the-frog green. Way too bold and overpowering. So, yesterday he went back, got lighter paint, and repainted the room. So, now we ended up with a lighter green- kinda like a mint-chocolate-chip-icecream colored green. Even though it still isn't exactly what I would have picked, it is much better than it was. I think once we have the bench and cubbies and shelves and hooks and our stuff in there it will look fine. He also tore up the old linoleum and prepped the floor, getting ready to put in ceramic tile.
So we are still slowly, but surely, making progress on that room. Will have photos to share before long, I hope.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday I ended up carting the boys all over creation. But one of the many places we went to was the playground at the park, so they had a lot of fun there...
Oh, and as you can almost see in the photos, Brendan lost another tooth last week, front and center, so he is now missing both front teeth. He looks and sounds so funny and cute.
Okay, well, on to Menu Plan Monday.
Wednesday: Chicken Quesedillas
Thursday: quick grab 'n go leftovers- we have a scout outing that night
Friday: Pizza/family night
Saturday: Pork Loin
Sunday: something in the crockpot, haven't decided yet
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
(self portrait- he loves to make funny faces for pictures)
Photos by Adam (age 3):
Monday, October 06, 2008
(And here is what the cats did all day. I think they got the better end of that deal!)
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
How Well Do You Know Your Husband?
1. Sitting in front of the TV, what's on the screen?
My Name is Earl, The Office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & other Sat. morning cartoons, etc, he will watch pretty much anything, whatever is on.
2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
3. What's one food he doesn't like?
4. You go out to a bar. What does he order?
5. Where did he go to high school?
6. What size shoe does he wear?
about an 8 or 9? He has small feet for a guy.
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
tools or knives
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
turkey sandwich, or McRib when they are available
9. What would this person eat everyday if he could?
my chocolate chip cookie bars
10. What is his favorite cereal?
11. What would he never wear?
a skirt lol
12. What is his favorite sports team?
MU, Cardinals, Rams
13. Who will he vote for?
14. Who is his best friend?
His younger brother Dan
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
16. How many states has he lived in?
17.What is his heritage?
18. You bake him a cake for his birthday, what kind of cake?
If I'm baking it I guess it would be chocolate, but what I'm actually doing today is buying him an ice cream cake.
19. Did he play sports in high school?
Ran on the track team
20. What could he spend hours doing?
21. Does he belong to any men's organizations?
not that I'm aware of.