Friday, June 20, 2008

I have a new blog!

I got a blog makeover courtesy of Be Design and decided to rename my blog to go along with the new look! Come check us out here. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know you made it.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Feeling hot, hot, hot

It has been so flippin' hot this weekend! Ryan had his Tball award ceremony yesterday and just standing outside for an hour left us all very sweaty and cranky. He was supposed to have a game afterwards but it was called due to heat. Thank goodness or there would likely have been some kids sent to the ER. It was even too hot for the pool. Today was hot as hades too but we did get some pool time in. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 98. Summer is here!

Happy Birthday to my dear hubby. Yesterday was his 49th! We celebrated by shopping at Target sans kids and going out to dinner. It was nice to have a date as it had def been a while. Today we had Gam and Pop Pop over for cake. The kids are all about the cake when its someone's birthday. Gam made a chocolate cake from scratch and it was delish. Left all three kiddos zinging for a while too. I did take a few snaps and will post those later. Right now I need to hit the hay.

Oh, btw, I am trying to post everyday. There's a blogging site NaBloPoMo site that has a contest where you blog every day for a month. Just seeing if I can do it or not before I sign up.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Cereal bar beans

So the other day I was driving Ryan to his last day of camp and out of the blue, Kate asks, "Where do cereal bars come from?" Molly quickly replied, "Cereal bar beans, silly." Um yeah, think my kids are obsessed with cereal bars?

So Molly and Kate picked out some new big girl panties the other day. Apparently that is the trick as they have been doing so well with going potty. Yee haw. After 5.5 years of diapers, I am more than ready to be done with them.

Ryan had a big day yesterday. He went fishing with Pop Pop and caught 5 fish! Then last night he went to a Blue Rocks game with his pal Max, Daddy and Pop Pop. I don't think there was much watching of baseball but apparently they had loads of fun.

Ryan has his awards ceremony for Tee Ball tomorrow followed by his last game. Stay tuned for some pictures.

We are loving the neighborhood pool so far. We pack lunch and stay up there all afternoon. I shower the kids and dress them and once we are home they are good and tired. That is where you will find us this summer in case you come a visitin'. LOL

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

No More Rat Poison!

I am officially off Coumadin! And yes, it is actually rat poison. Not something I knew until I was on it and my doctor told me. Apparently it is put in rat traps, the rats eat it and bleed to death. EWWWW! I guess that would be why you have to be so carefully monitored while on it. Speaking of rodents, I came home from Cirque du Soleil last night and there was lots of thumping and bumping in one of the kitchen cabinets. Yep, a mouse. We did not use Coumadin to take care of our furry friend. Lucky for us he was stuck in a glue trap. Enough with the rodents already.

Cirque du Soleil was awesome! For Mother's Day my mom wanted to see it and I was lucky enough to be invited along. Thanks Mom! We went to dinner and saw the show. Always nice to have an adult night out.

Speaking of nights out, I get another one this weekend. Kev is turning 49! We are going to dinner to celebrate while Gam and Pop Pop babysit. :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I think I've lost my mind

One of my favorite shows these days is Jon& Kate Plus Eight. My favorite line is in the opening credits when Kate says, "Today I think I'm going to lose my mind." It makes me chuckle everytime I hear it because that's how I feel most days. I love my kids dearly but man, are they challenging. We are going through a hitting phase, big time,


Closely followed by loads of crying and the infamous, "She hit me!" or "He hit me!" Boo hoo hoo.

Today was the girls' last day of preschool. Last day. So I pick them up after school and their teacher tells me how Kate was beating on Molly all day. Gggggrrrrreeeeeaaaattttt. Last day of school and this is how it goes.

So another sign of me losing my mind, I agreed to be President of the local chapter of Mothers of Multiples. In addition to being on the board for MOMS Club and a coordinator for MOMS Club International in which I oversee 6 other chapters. Who me? Bored? Need more to do? Nah.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

I had a wonderful day. It started with Ryan coming into my room and wishing me a Happy Mother's Day. In fact, I was wished HMD, many many times by all three of my kids. Awwww. We went to brunch at my fav place, Winterthur. Delicious as always. We normally take a tram ride through the gardens and visit the Fairy Garden but it was really buggy out. Those darn gnats. So we went back to Gam and Pop Pop's for a bit and visited Brady. He has gotten so big! The kids like seeing him through the sliding glass door but not up close. He has a bit of a jumping problem that needs to be worked on.
Afternoon naps happened all around and then we finished out the day with dinner at Aunt Annie's house. A very nice day indeed.
Oh, I got a Ritz Camera gift card as I always love camera stuff, a mug with a picture of my family, new sheets and new towels. Yay!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Some Photoshop Actions

There is a contest on a blog I frequent where the winner will win lots of Photoshop Actions if you post the link. So here it is....

I am getting the photography bug back and feeling more up to playing with my camera and post processing my pictures. Yay me!

ETA: Darn! I didn't win. Oh well...