Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Random Updates

I'm so excited that it's already Wednesday. Two more days, then 3 days off, then 3.5 days of work then we go away for the weekend, then I have a 3 day class for work, then we're almost at VACATION! I'm so ready for the down time.

I've owned up to the fact that I'm not having much success with eating right on my own. As of last night, I started back up at the weight watchers meetings.   There I was again, in the backrow, hiding from all the spotlight hogs that love to hear themselves talk - The Whole Time.

Nathaniel's summer program is in full swing and he is showing all signs of side effects from being completely drained at the end of the day.  I take that as a good thing, his days are certainly full.  We're getting into routine with having added karate twice a week.   The hardest part of that is picking him up but leaving Audrey at school for another hour.  I hate it but it's SO hard to bring her with me, she's just too young to grasp the sitting sit theory.

Audrey is a crazy talker. We can Mostly understand her and if we can't she figures out a way to get her point across.  She's strong willed to the nth degree.  She sings ALL the time and has really gotten great at coloring on walls and furniture.

Mario Kart has become a huge downtime activity lately. What a great buy that was.  Apparently, it puts the cat to sleep.

See the jar on the left? That has spare change in it.  See the slot in the toaster? That now has spare change in it too.  I caught Audrey feeding money into the little slot on the side of the toaster. Maybe she's practicing for a future trip to Vegas? I don't know. But looking at this reminds me, I need to add "new toaster" to the shopping list for this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, I anticipate a lot of pool time, maybe head to the beach?  Not sure if we'll even bother with fireworks.  Next weekend we head north to meet up with Thomas the Train!  The kids will love the train, I'm looking forward to the hotel. Hotels = no chores! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Graduate.

He's officially a Kindergartener now.

Maybe this weekend, I'll get around to posting some video, more pictures and exactly what happened on the morning that started out like this:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Its days like these

That I love forgetting my lunch.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Isn't she cute?


My office is weird

We have mirrors on ceilings


Monday, June 14, 2010

Good Morning

I love mornings like this. While I was in the shower (already late of course), the kids got up and quietly read together.

I get quiet time to get ready and they get mellow wake up time together to use their imaginations.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

What I'll do to save a buck...

We've been in line at Petco for over two hours just to get the cat two dumb shots.

Saves a ton of money but this is insane.

Dan came with the kids and the entertained themselves with animal toy contests.

I say we all deserve a huge ice cream after this. Conveniently enough there's a Friendly's right next door.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

The next Karate Kid

We've done swimming - so much involved.
We've done soccer - he didn't like when they took all the balls away.
We've done gymnastics - too much down time waiting for your turn and teacher wasn't assertive enough.

None of these seemed to hit the spot.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nah, they're not fresh at all?!

Earlier today:

(during dinner)
Dan:  Stop playing with your glass.

Nathaniel: It's not glass Dad, it's plastic.


(thinking she was running with food in her mouth)
Me: Audrey, what's in your mouth?

Audrey: TEETH! (stopped, smiled, pointed to them and then continued to run)


We hit the road & went to Santa's Village Saturday.  We left our house during a massive thunderstorm downpour with hopes that it would clear by the time we got to Jefferson. Thankfully, It did.  Mostly.  It rained off & on during the day but we were fine.  Until thunder & lightening started while Nathaniel & I were AT THE TOP of the ferris wheel.  Yah, that was fun.

Lots of pictures & video to come this week. It'll take me a bit to get around to editing it all. We were definitely tourists for the day.

Best quote of the day:

After driving FOR-EV-ER, Audrey pipes up from the back:


Friday, June 4, 2010

After a night of shopping with the boy

I cleaned out his pockets and this is what I found.