Friday, March 30, 2007

Leaving for the weekend

Joy and I are leaving for the weekend. We're taking Caitlin, and Zachary and we are heading up to Utah to see all who reside there, plus Elise and her family which will be there visiting. We are pretty excited. We are leaving our older children with their respective fathers and they will have a fun weekend playing and working together. Hopefully while I'm up in Utah I will have the opportunity to take some cute infant pictures of David's new baby, Jaxon. I'm excited...I've been looking at different poses on the internet and have a host of cute ideas for our little photo shoot. I hope that David and Jackie are good with allowing me this opportunity. Maybe I'll have some cuter than cute pictures to share when I get home. I'll leave you with one of Zach that I put together.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Black and White

Zachary loves the bath. Yesterday he came in very dirty so I put him in the bath. He climbed into the toy basket that was in the tub and he had a great time. I'm just sharing some cute photos.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Picture of cutie pie

What a cutie! You just have to love that face. I just thought I would share a picture to go along with the post I just posted. Enjoy!

he said "I love you"

A couple of days ago, Zachary said, " I love you Mom". Without any prompting or me saying it first, he just said it. I was so happy. This is a first for him and I just wanted to tell you. When your kids say something like that without any prompting it's always such a nice thing and he just melted my heart. What a kid!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

It's been too long

I had a wonderful birthday! The Armstrongs were in town and we painted the town red. We finally got to see Celine and it was awesome! That girl has got some pipes, she can sing!!! Thanks Armstrongs! We had a great time and can't wait to see you again.

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated. It seems like I go in spurts with updating. I get all excited and have lots of things to say and then it seems that I run out of things to say and so I stop writing. I just need to remember that even if "exciting" things aren't happening to me I should still update because this blog functions as a very good journal for me.

So, today was preschool and we talked about pigs. I made the kids pink snouts and they looked so cute walking around oinking. Next week we're talking about the circus and the new food pyramid (found at We're talking about these things on two different days (of course). I only have one more week of preschool and then I'm taking a week for spring break. The first week in April is spring break here and we're going to take off of preschool and I'm giving myself a little break. I'm going to take my boys to the park and we're going to find some fun things to do together.

The boys are enjoying their track break right now. They are in the enrichment classes that the school offers. Alex is doing Landscapes in Watercolor and Basketball; and Johnathan is enrolled in Reading with Technology and Abstract Art. They are both liking the fact that they don't have homework and Alex is taking a break from gymnastics and only going once a week for the three weeks that he is off school.

We took some pictures on my birthday weekend but I can't seem to locate the camera that we took them on. You'll have to wait unil I can locate the camera card off load them from that.

Hopefully I'll update again soon and you won't have to wait again for so long (not that very many people read this but again, it's good for journaling)

See ya!

Monday, March 12, 2007

I love March!!!

I worked on photoshop a lot today. Before Elise left to go home we got a couple of cute pictures of Emily and Caitlin together on Joy's film camera. Joy got the film developed and low and behold they are so cute but needed a new background. I fired up trusty photoshop and decided to spend my morning giving those cute girls a cute background.
I love March. I always have. I love that my birthday is in March. I love that it's spring. I just love March. It is my favorite month of the year. I am sitting here at my desk feeling the breeze from the open door and hearing Alex and Johnathan in the backyard laughing. My life couldn't get much better than this. Oh how blessed I am!!

I am so looking forward to the Armstrong family coming this weekend. We just can't wait. We are so excited to see them and then to finally see Celine Dion in concert. It's going to be an awesome birthday weekend.

I talked to an old friend today (Ashley if you're reading this I didn't just call you old). It was so nice to catch up on her life a little bit and let her catch up with me. I also had a nice chat with another friend. I have felt very loved today by my friends. I have just had one of those days where you count your blessings and thank heaven that you're alive and well to enjoy it. I have preschool tomorrow. We are going to talk about the wind and make pinwheels and tube kites. On thursday we are going to talk about shamrocks and St. Patrick's Day. What fun times!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Another day...another park

We love the park. Wednesday we went to playgroup at a new park and it was really fun. Zachary just loves going to all these new parks and most of the time I really like getting out of the house. It's in the mid 70's this week and just beautiful. I know that too soon it's going to get way to hot for me but for now I'll just enjoy this little bit of spring sunshine and count my blessings.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday Morning

Well, another week beginning. Nothing much out of the ordinary going on this week. Today I am watching Joy's kiddos so she can work and preparing for preschool tomorrow. We spent the weekend cleaning the house and getting it ready to sell. Yes, we're putting out house on the market in an attempt to pay off some of our debts. We can rent around here so much cheaper than we can own this house that it's silly not to make the move. We talked to our boys about it last night and they were fine with it. I don't think that they are going to like having to keep the house clean, however, we'll all chip in to get it done.

Also today it would be really nice to finally get all the way unpacked from our trip to Missy's house. That is one of my worst faults. I need to learn how to get things done in a more timely manner. Procrastination is going to get me in the end. I'll have to work on that...later. :0)

Zachary has already asked if he could go to Daniel's house this morning. I told him that Daniel was coming to our house and that he could go to Daniel's house tomorrow morning. That seemed to pacify him, although he still wants to go to Daniel's house (which actually makes me very happy). He is such a mama's boy that it's nice to find out he can exist in a world where I am not there 24/7. Zachary is going to turn 3 in 5 days and I can't believe it. I can't believe he is three already. Time is just racing by. We're trying to potty train him but he's decided to be stubborn and he refuses to use the potty. We even bribed him with Chuck E Cheese but his still won't go poop on the potty. It looks like it will be awhile until we see the inside of Chuck E Cheese again (sorry Joy). He has a stubborn streak a mile wide. I asked him to put away some toys yesterday and he said "no". I told him to pick them up or sit in time out. He said "time out" and he sat down. I couldn't believe it. So, he sat in time out and I still made him pick up the toys. He did not think that was very fair. Sometimes he can take me to the end of my rope. He does know how to flash that smile, though, and for him most of the time that's a good thing.

Oh well, enough about us today. It's time to get on with it. I'm just postponing the inevitable. Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

try this one on for size

I stuck it in photoshop and tweaked the picture...what do you think??

Blue and Gold part 2

Well, at least it's done. No, it actually went really well. There was plenty of food and lots of fun. I think that everyone had a good time. I'm so glad we only have to do that once a year. Adding food into the mix makes a huge difference!! Next month's pack meeting is going to be very low key (as far as the other leader and I are concerned). Anyway, I was so busy that I never got a chance to take any good pictures. They were taking pictures of the boys "surfing" on an ironing board with a tarp behind them. Alex didn't get one taken but Johnathan did so I'm posting that picture to sum up our evening.