June 29, 2008

Please let those Star Wars...Staaaayyyy!

The party...We had a great time!
We wore Padawan costumes, got light sabers and met Darth.
We ate light saber cupcakes, sipped on sludge from the swamps of Dagobah (sherbet in Sprite) and used the force to put out 'trick' candles!
We ran, jumped and smashed!
They went home sticky, tired and smiling...Mission Accomplished!

Some names we came up with for Poor Dave in the Black costume on a 96 degree day...
Darth Daver
Summer Darth (short sleeves)
Sweaty Vader
Darth Sweaty
He did a great job and lost 4 pounds of water weight in about 20 minutes!

June 28, 2008

Today's Funnies

Two funny things happened today...well maybe just to me!

My sweet husband did SO much today...really - he was a HUGE help! It all ended with him doing dinner! (Which he NEVER does! Really so nice!)
He ran to the grocery store and then, when it was ready, he called us all to the table. He had fixed steaks, hot dogs and tilapia. So we had steak with a side of hot dog and fish...or Surf, Turf and Turf as we called it! Such a masculine meal!

Then after tubs, Thatcher had had too much birthday and was bouncing off the walls. I pulled him aside and said "You're starting to get on my nerves" to which he replied "Nerds...Yum!" We laughed all the way to bed. I'm so glad that he has the patience with me to remind me of his age.

All in all...A Great, carnivorous day!

Awwww, the party's over

So, I've been busy for the last couple of weeks planning a Star Wars party for both my boys and it's over...Aaaawwwww!
This is what I envisioned for the party...


It turned out more like this!

Fortunately 4 and 6 year olds enjoy a good cupcake enough to forget the rest!
Thanks Mom and Dad for all your help!
I'll post some pictures later

June 20, 2008

Tag? Wait, that's my son's name!

I wrote Tag's name inside his jacket for kindergarten and one of his classmates asked the teacher why she labeled the tag? We had a good chuckle...just one of many jokes - with that name, I'm sure! Good thing he's tough (and so's his brother...two against one! HE HE)

So, the Tag (thanks Arianne!) The rules are... Post these rules on your blog: List 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions/Collections, and 3 Random surprises about yourself. Tag five people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

1-Night time
3-Good Music!

1- Never feeling comfortable in my own skin
2- my children's safety
3- disappointing my children

1- To raise courteous, aware Men
2- to raise a Strong, independent Daughter
3- to one day have my pre-baby body back

Current Collections/obsessions
1- Kaleidoscopes, kaleidoscopes and more kaleidoscopes
2- Trying to slow down my life...time is a flyin'!
3- So You Think You Can Dance -- -- --LOVE IT!!!

Random Surprises
1- I am completely average...height, weight, level of school finished, amount of kids, years married, hair color, average, average, average - SURPRISE!?!?!?!
2- I still wear my retainer at nights.
3- I've had nearly EVERY job under the sun!

There you go...More than you ever wanted to know about me. Now, I'd like to hear from Lisa, Andrea, Anne, Debbie (Mom) and Shauna.

June 19, 2008

The Cutest Baby EVER!

So you've heard by now that He's Here!!! And Well, we
Can't. Take. Our. Eyes. Off. Him.

I'm sure you can all see why! Welcome Aiden...to the world!

June 15, 2008

They love him so much because he loves them so much!

Here's Dave and his 4...oops, I mean 3 babies!
We Love you so much!
Happy Father's Day!

There's no one like him in the world!

Happy Father's Day Bapa-Tee!

June 13, 2008

Flips and Flops for Friday

Friday again...Argh, the first week of summer has FLOWN!


This week was Tag's birthday! He's such a sweet kid, I'm lucky everyday that he's mine! He is the greatest oldest brother!

We played our heads off this week!
It was our first cousin's activity and it was so nice! Great weather, great food and the BEST company around!

We just saw Kung Fu Panda and LOVED IT! Such a cute movie!
Mia Michaels routine on SoYouThinkYouCanDance! It lingered! It was amazing, as was the whole show! Couldn't find a link to this routine...but It'll go up just as soon as I do!

Me and my boys are starting to read the Chronicles of Narnia on Monday! (there are so many great summer reading programs out there this year!)
It's Father's Day weekend! I'm so lucky to have my dad and to watch Dave grow as a Dad! He's a great Dad and he'll BE IN TOWN for it this year...WAHOO!


Due to the birthday...my house has been SHOWERED in Lego's! WHOA!

I have to wait a WHOLE week until SoYouThinkYouCanDance is on again!

There is a Mountain of laundry sittin' here next to me just screaming my name!

June 8, 2008

Awww, Summer! My favorite time to... learn?!

It's officially time to put school behind us and focus on what our kids really need to learn. I don't mean the stuff we have to teach them...
when to use 911
about strangers
how to treat people of all ages
how to treat our planet
or sharing

I mean the GOOD STUFF...the things every kid should know.


How to whistle
How to make a paper airplane (Great Link on my sidebar!)
Skipping a rock
how to use a pocket knife
tree climbing
a proper cannon ball!
how to arm wrestle
how to identify poison ivy (by getting it, of course)
How to build the perfect couch cushion fort
spit wads, or not- on that one
how to tell good ghost stories

So let's get out there and 'educate' our kids!

June 6, 2008

Do you believe in Karma?

I'm a fair-weather of Karma, she doesn't always deliver when I think she should. (I'm also not very good at looking at the big picture.) Anyway, I found this great article and it made me smile, so I thought I'd share!

I sure hope you all get what's coming to you...after all, I know that you all have 'Somebody' for a middle name!

June 5, 2008

Flip and Flops for Friday

So, I'm totally stealing this great post idea! (I did ask prolly my Awesomest {-k- just stole that too} cousin permission)
Anyway, here we go for this week...

Yesterday was our last day of school!!!
I'm stayin' in my jammies ALL day today!
Lost two pounds to stress
Finished Taggy's birthday shoppin'
Workin' on a killer Star Wars party for the boys
House is totally cleaned, sanitized and aired out!
Have loved all the Rain this week!
It's almost time to meet HIM! WAHOO!

Tag puked his brains out all week and missed the last day of kindergarten
4 seizures (So thought we were over this!!!)
$60 in co-pays
Both boys got blood drawn...NOT FUN! They kept calling it a blood-shot.
We're Tired...but the flips will take care of that!!!
Hope you all had more flips than flops this past week! Thanks, Ann, for the great idea!

June 3, 2008

What a Day!

So Tired
Really want to read all your blogs
Eyes closing
thank you for being my friends
Good night!