Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving (and a kid funny)

Last night as we were putting the boys to bed...

Brendan: "At school we made a list of what we were thankful for"

Me: "Oh yeah? What did you put on your list"

Brendan: "I put that I'm thankful for the rain, the sun, and Thomas Edison"

Me: (thinking 'Thomas Edison?! Where did that come from? lol') "What about Mommy, Daddy and Adam?"

Brendan: "Oh. I forgot to put that."

LOL! Well, at least I know where I stand I guess...somewhere after rain, sun and Thomas Edison! lol

Hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

After a couple/few weeks off, I'm making myself get back to posting on "Tackle it Tuesday".

My "tackle" this week was long overdue. Last Christmas, my mom gave me an MP3 player (that I asked for). I am so embarassed to say that it sat there, by my computer, for almost a full YEAR waiting for me to take the time to figure out how to use it! *hanging head in shame* So, on Sunday I finally hooked it up to the computer and had so much fun finding songs to upload to it! I now have a bunch of upbeat songs I love on it that I can listen to when I need a pick-me-up or for working out to. Finally!
I needed to do this, not only for my own enjoyment, but also because we are planning to get my 8-yr-old son an MP3 this year for Christmas, and I want to load it with songs he likes. Now I know how and will be doing that as soon as I buy it. (We figure that will come in handy for our 14+ hour drive to Florida in March!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Weekend Recap & Menu Plan Monday

We finally had a weekend at home, where we didn't have a bunch of things to do or places to be. (well, there's ALWAYS a bunch to do at home, but I mean nothing outside of the ordinary). Friday night we had our pizza and kid movie (Friday night tradition). Saturday morning the boys and I picked up our AFM food, and then I took them to Toys R Us to use their gift cards they got for the birthdays. They had so much fun picking out toys! Joe hunted in our woods that morning, and he got another deer! This makes 3 for this year. We're keeping this one, he gave away most of the first two. Now he is done for the season.

On Sunday I helped him process it again- I washed and bagged the parts. Afterwards, I had him get us Chinese and beer as "payment" (lol), which was super yummy. I haven't had Chinese in soooo long.
And of course there was the usual weekend laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc.
I was not ready to go back to work this morning, but at least it is just a 2-1/2 day work week for me this week. Yea!

Now on to Menu Plan Monday:

Monday: Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday: Spaghetti or goulash (using venison)
Wednesday: Chili or Potato Soup
Thursday: Thanksgiving at my aunt's! Yummy!
Friday: Pizza (Friday is pizza/family night), and some yummy treats while we decorate our Christmas tree!
Saturday: Thanksgiving again at my SIL's house! Yummy!
Sunday: probably a venison dish or any leftovers we bring home from Saturday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Popping in for a Minute to Say Hi

I'm here, just haven't been on blogger as much lately. Just popping in real quick to say hi. Had a productive and fun scrapbooking retreat this past weekend- did 30 pages. Been busy with other things too. Here it is almost Thanksgiving already, geesh! Gotta run, but I'll post more later!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Birthday Party Was a Success!

Wow, what a weekend. Saturday was Brendan's Captain Underpants themed birthday party, and it went very well! We ended up with a nice size- 7 boys including my own 2, my 2 nephews, and 3 of Brendan's friends from school.

First they played a game of trying to toss balls into a fake toilet...

Then they had a contest to see who could fling underwear the furthest...
After that, they came inside and decorated underwear with fabric paint...
Originally the party was only going to be from 3-5pm, but we ended up having a slumber party too. One boy left at 5pm (the original time), one boy stayed until 8pm, and the rest stayed all night.
They had pizza for dinner, then watched the 3-D version of Journey to the Center of the Earth...

Adam (my son) and Jacob (my nephew) hung out together since they were the two youngest. Here they are playing with a smiley face light...
After lots of fun and games, playing the X-box, and so forth, they did eventually all lay down. The last two fell asleep around 1:30am. So, not too bad, I was worried it would be later.

The next morning I made them all pancakes and sausage, they played a little more, and then left. All in all it was a great party and everything went well!
Since Sunday was Brendan's actual birthday, we gave him the presents from us that day, and then took him and Adam to see Madagascar 2.
A busy, but fun weekend, and most importantly- Brendan had a great time!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday, Brendan!

Happy 8th Birthday, Brendan!
We love you!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Almost Party Time


Yes, it is almost time for the "party-o-rama"...Brendan's Captain Underpants themed birthday party is tomorrow. We must have picked a bad weekend though, because only a few of Brendan's classmates can make it. But that's okay. He'll still have fun doing silly and gross games/activities. And one friend is even spending the night (and another that can't stay all night is going to stay until 8pm to play for awhile after the party). Now I just need to hurry up and buy some things for the party after work, rush home, go to another scout meeting tonight, and somehow get the house cleaned, cupcakes baked, and everything ready for the party. Yikes!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Halloween Recap and Other Happenings

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! I worked, but Joe did bring the boys to the event I was working at, so I did get to see them.

I dressed up too. Decided to go comfy and wear pjs, slippers and put my hair in pigtails. Betcha never saw me in pigtails before, huh? lol I actually didn't even have a pair of pajamas, I went out and bought some. I figured it wouldn't be appropriate for me to wear what I *really* sleep in (or lack thereof) to a family event. heehee

(Pic of some of us that were working the event)

The next day my sister and I drove to meet our mom, grandma, aunt and cousin for our annual Christmas shopping trip. Even though I am not a fan of shopping, I do enjoy seeing the family.

We're still busy working on the mudroom and trying to clear out the basement for the playroom.

Now here it is election day. I will be glad when it is over. Tired of hearing about it. I wasn't even going to vote because I didn't think I cared who won, but last night I suddenly got a nervous feeling in my stomach when I thought about a certain one of them winning, and I took that as a sign that I should go vote for the other. Which made Joe happy since I am voting for who he is, which doesn't always happen. Time was too tight this morning, but I will go vote after work when Brendan gets off the bus. He will go with me. He's been learning about the election and presidents and such at school, so I figure this will be a good experience for him to go to the polling place and watch me vote.

The rest of this week will be busy, with scout meetings on Thursday and Friday evening, and then Brendan's birthday party on Saturday at our house. One or two of his friends might even spend the night after the party, which is a first for us. Then Sunday is his actual birthday- he is turning 8. This may sound weird, but it feels like he has already been 8 for a long time. It really seems like he should be at least 9 by now. lol