Monday, December 20, 2010
My friend, Lynn, did the cake and the cupcakes. It was soooo cute and soooo good, as usual.
Homemade bees by Chad.....
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Melissa: Just get an piece of felt, about a yard and a half, and cut an elongated triangle out of it. Then just blah, blah, blah and stuff it with blah, "AND SEW IT TOGETHER."
Me: Sew it together with what?
Melissa: Oh. You don't have a sewing machine?
Hold your laughter.
Melissa: Well, you could always just use a needle and sew it by hand (doing the needle and thread motion with her hand).
Me: Yeah, maybe I have enough string in that sewing kit I got from the Mirage a few years ago.
It was that moment (when I called it string instead of thread) that she knew she was going to have to take care of this project for me. So, here is my mouse....ears and tail by Melissa. A special thanks to Bruce for modeling the pieces the night before.
View of the tail....Me and the Ladybug on Halloween....yes, I'm wearing cat ears. Halloween is not just for kids.
Me and Indiana Jones.....
The whole family.....do Chad's mouse ears look familiar? Please do not ask why the Doodlebug is striking a pose in this picture. I have no answer for you.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
They do a gingerbread unit to start off the year so he had a homework assignment before school ever started. As a family, we were supposed to decorate a gingerbread man. We had a bunch of popsicle sticks around the house because the Doodlebug had been creating things with them throughout the summer so we used those. He did the coloring and I did the gluing. Chad took care of everything about the neck.
Here he is before we left for school on his first day.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
The boys....Jason, Chuck, Chad and John.
The sexy bitches....Sarah, Melissa and me. HI!
(The above 2 pictures were in San Antonio so Jason & Kristi are not pictured. Yes, there were 2 Jason's that weekend. Keep up.)
We were staying at the Almost Home Guest House. This is a house owned by some friends of mine and we stay there any time we head to Fredericksburg. Once we got there and unloaded everything, we opened up the bar. After boozing it up for a little while, we headed to Hondo's for some dinner. Here's a photo of our party of 9.
Then we headed back to the house because, well, booze was free at the house. The ladies staying inside and talked (and knitted) while the boys got hot in the hot tub.
The next morning after breakfast, we headed to Comfort, TX to our first winery, Singing Waters. It was a lovely winery and the people there were so friendly and personable. After our tasting, we all got a glass of our favorite wine and headed out back to enjoy it. Our party of 9 turned into 11 because Sarah's sister, Emily, and her husband, Jeremy, joined us on Saturday. Here we are enjoying our wine. The 2 Jason's are not paying attention in this photo.
After lunch, we went to another winery that we don't really want to talk about because they weren't as nice. Then after that one we came back to town and hit a wine bar. Blurry photo, I know. I need a new camera.
Saturday was a long day and I think we were all a little tired that evening. We had a nice dinner at a cafe close to the house then we just hung out for the rest of the evening. We headed home on Sunday. We had a great time. Chad is getting a little spoiled with trips for his birthday. Last year we were in Vegas and now Fredericksburg. Wonder where we will be next year for his birthday as we say goodbye to his 30s..........
Friday, July 16, 2010
Our first stop on our Fredericksburg trip was lunch in San Antonio on the river. You know what they have there??? A lot of??? Pigeons. Bert likes them....Sarah does not. There was a table next to us that was 95% kids and they were feeding them and then chasing them away. Chasing them towards Sarah, who would make the most precious and amusing squeal any time one would come her way. What is your fear anytime a bird comes near you?? Especially OVER you?? Here are a few quotes from lunch....enjoy...
- I just don't want to get pooped on.
- The dookey just fell.
- Is he pooping???!!!
- You just squealed so loud my cup vibrated in my hand.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here is a picture of the Ladybug in the car on the way there. Have you ever seen anyone cooler?
The bugs by a lake.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Let's see. The twins came home - have I covered that yet? They actually came home on April 29th - 3 weeks before they were expected to come home. They are getting so big! They have been battling reflux - poor guys - but their mommy and daddy have been trying something new with their meds and they are doing much better.
May 1st was the Wygant wedding. It was a beautiful event!! My parents had to miss it because my mom was in charge of her high school reunion and it was that weekend in Arkansas. Curt & Leah missed because of...well, you know. So Chad and I had to represent and we were all too happy to do so. We had a lot of fun! We also got to see the Walker's - who we honestly only get to see at weddings which is kind of sad. And now we are all married so I don't know when we are going to get to see them again. They are the sweetest people!!
I spent the rest of May just trying to get through to the end of the school year...which actually happened the first week of June. Now I've started my summer and I'm still in the phase where I'm trying to decide if I want to do something productive or if I just want to hang out with my bugs.
Speaking of the bugs, the Doodlebug graduated from preschool. He starts kindergarten in the fall. His graduation ceremony was not as teary as I expected. The fact that my kid was up there with his diploma on his middle finger, waving it around, helped a lot. He's become quite the little fish in the pool....doesn't wear his floaties anymore because he has "bravery in the pool." The Ladybug is a fan of the pool as well. She likes to splash. She is a nut these days!! She loves to twirl and run and "talk." She's repeating so much of what we say but she also has her own special language - especially when she is on the phone. It's so cute. I'm having lots of fun with both of them.
We don't really have a lot planned for the summer. We are planning a trip to Disney in the fall so we are saving money this summer. We are going away for one night in June with the kids. And then in July we are heading on an adult trip with some friends to Fredericksburg.
Ok, that's as brief as I could keep it. I'll try to do better posting this summer....not like I have anything better to do. Right??
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Based on the photo below, we kindly ask that you not return to our eating establishment until your Ladybug has grown out of her 'throw everything on the floor' phase. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Monday, April 12, 2010
So then, after you have had even more to drink, you invent characters like Pedro here. Pedro has bad teeth....or no teeth.
And then, you can capture a priceless video featuring the one and only Pedro. Before you watch the video, know that Chad is Pedro. He's in the middle of a Spanish class so he's practicing his skills here. Listen carefully and you will hear Chuck translate. And you will hear Melissa snort.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Doodlebug turned 5!!! We had his party at his favorite place, Pump it Up, on March 7th. He had a great time....and so did we. He's starting kindergarten in August. Can you believe that? Chad and I went to kindergarten orientation the week before spring break and got all of his registration paperwork - haven't filled it out yet though. I'm excited though because he is going to be at my school and I'll get to peek in on him occasionally and get to be there when he does all of the cute things that kids do when they are in kindergarten and get to be there when he gets in trouble.
What else? My brother's bday was the 12th. I headed up to Austin to see my new nephews and to deliver bday presents on the 13th. Those boys are sooooo tiny. They had all kinds of stuff hooked up to them. But then we went back up there this past weekend and they look so much better. They have their baby color and they are opening their eyes and wiggling around and they don't have near as much stuff attached to them. Too cute!!
And to end the month, my dad's birthday is today. Happy Birthday! He celebrated his birthday with a delicious meal from....wait for it....Popeye's. I'm so not kidding. Actually, we celebrated all March birthday's and excitement in Austin this past weekend. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse was our place of celebration....so yummy.
I'm hoping for a calmer April. And I'm hoping to be able to post more often. As little as I post, I still post more than Carrie......
Monday, March 1, 2010
Saturday morning I got up and got going pretty quick. I had several errands to run that morning. Then the Doodlebug had a soccer game at 12:00. After that, we went to Pump it Up for the first of two birthday parties that day for the Doodlebug. That one lasted from 1 - 3. Then we headed to the next birthday party from 4 - 6.
Saturday night was spent at home. When I was at the 2nd bday party, Melissa sent me a text telling me about a "words with friends" app for the iPhone that I needed to download. So I did and we are able to play scrabble with each other on our phones. So by Saturday evening Melissa, Chuck, Chad and I had 4 different scrabble games going on with each other. It's semi-lame, I know, but we were having fun. We haven't seen Chuck and Melissa since New Year's Eve but we still manage to have a good time together - even if it is just through our phones.
Sunday, my mom, Leah, and myself went to a wedding shower for a friend of ours that is getting married in May. It was a very nice shower. Very girly - which is always fun. Leah had an allergic reaction to something that she ate which worried us all a bit. Luckily someone at our table travels with benadryl so that took care of it pretty quick. And now, thanks to that incident, I also travel with benadryl.
So a busy weekend is over. Next weekend will be just as busy. I've got the Stride 4 Stroke Saturday morning. That night, Chad and I are going to see John Mayer - front row on the floor, YAY!! Then Sunday afternoon is the Doodlebug's 5th birthday party. 5!!!!! That's probably going to make me a little sad.......
Sunday, February 21, 2010
As you can see by this picture, soccer has started up again. It's pretty amusing to watch him play. He doesn't get in a hurry at all...he kind of just shuffles his feet up and down the field - most of the time talking to himself. Our team isn't very aggressive but I have to keep in mind that they are 4 and 5 year olds. Speaking of which, did you know that the Doodlebug is turning 5 in a couple of weeks??!! Can you believe that? He'll be starting kindergarten in the fall at my school. I can't wait. And if you ask him, he can't wait either. We are planning a Disney trip in November. He talks about it often. And by often I mean constantly.
Next up, the Ladybug:
Here she is with one of her favorite toys...the remote. If it's not the remote, it's the phone. Actually, if it is not technically a toy - she loves it. She loves digging in the garbage and getting things out of the cabinets. She's so much more inquisitive that the Doodlebug was. We could put him in the living room and he would sit there and play with his toys. NOT HER!!! She wants to explore and make a mess....and she is good at making messes. She likes to look at books. She's trying really hard to talk. And she's pretty much running now instead of walking. We're having lots of fun with both of the bugs.
I'll close with a funny Chad story. We went to Ruby Tequila's for lunch today. It was our first time to try it and it was really good. Not cheap - but good. Anyway, we were leaving and the girl at the front said, "how was everything?" Chad replied, "you too!!" As you can imagine, I giggled A LOT!
Monday, January 18, 2010
On another note, Disney World trip planning has commenced. We are planning a November trip. I figure that will give me plenty of time to save. Or not......
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
- Garages - I couldn't imagine getting into Eve this morning if she had been sitting outside all night long
- Seat heaters in Eve
- Drive thru's - so I don't have to get out of Eve to get my large, ice cold coke...ha!
- Scarves that Melissa has made for me
- Lunch duty
- The fact that I don't live in Topeka - Carrie and John are much colder than I am.
- A roof over my head with a heater that works
- A husband to snuggle with
Things I'm not thankful for in freezing temperatures:
- Taking kids to buses
- Leg shaving
- Having to run into Kroger for 2 items
- Not having garages at work for Eve to sit in