Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
She's sooooound asleep. In the Dangling position. Maybe she started to get up & then just changed her mind. I feel like that many days.
We're headed to the air show today. Very excited. It's the First time the Blue Angels have been here in 20 years. Gates open at 8, They don't start till 3:15. Its going to be 90 degrees. We'll be sitting on pavement all day. I hope we can make it that long.
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Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Nathaniel starts Kindergarten.
Audrey starts Potty Training.
We're going to the air show on Sunday.
Everything at school changes Monday.
Nathaniel turns Five Friday. He chose a day at Canobie Lake Park with one friend instead of a big birthday party. I'm cool with that! Doing that on the 12th.
Dan's company clam bake is on the 11th.
We're just a few weeks away from our 10th Anniversary Getaway Extravaganza.
Dan's birthday is following.
We don't have one free weekend anywhere in sight and I love it.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Back in early August, Nathaniel had his first testing week in Karate.
He got his first black stripe on his belt. They test every 5 weeks and I think it works out to be a new belt every 15 weeks.
We weren't sure what he was being tested on, so we drilled everything at home. Turns out, he didn't need to know the Star Block set yet and he was totally disappointed that he didn't have to show everyone that he knew it. I think he knew it better than the kids that were being tested on it. After class, he showed his instructor that he knew the Star Block. Since he did so great, he also got the "Great Effort" stripe for his belt.
Nathaniel didn't understand what the teacher said and keeps calling it his "F WORD STRIPE"
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
We went to Maine Saturday.
We had a great lunch, overlooking the water
Even better ice cream
The Sun was shining
The breeze was blowing
Traffic was light both directions
We threw rocks in the water
The kids got new hats
Saturday night, I finished my first book on my Nook. I love that thing.
You can fall asleep reading and not lose your place.
Kids were fighting like crazy today. In fact, they still are, even while I type this.
I pushed 30 pound child in the stroller for 5.25 miles. THAT is way hard. Don't believe me? Try it.
I walked more than I wanted to, but at least I got some good miles in and lots of good hill work.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Instead of dropping bunches of bucks on a car dvd system, we hooked up the iPod to the arm rest, the sound plays through the car speakers and after downloaded several favorite shows, we have achieved success = non-fighting kids.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday night Dan had to play and so the kids & I went shopping for a few randoms. BIG MISTAKE. Friday and shopping just don't mix for them, I need to remember that next time I get that itch.
Carter's Birthday party at Tri-Town Ice Arena. It was so much fun! They had pizza, cake & presents then we all hit the ice. The boys had a little lesson with their walkers and off they went - right onto their rears. It was so funny to watch them all. Audrey went onto the ice for a few minutes.
Later that night, we dragged ourselves out for date night for the 1 year anniversary at a new club in town. Great night. Kids are doing excellent with their new babysitter. They practically push us out the door.
Liquid Planet Water Park in Candia - 2 exits away. What a great place for kids (of all ages, I must add). Just enough to keep you busy, not enough to be completely overwhelming. There's a splash pad area, water slides and a small lake to swim in.
The rest of the photos from both the birthday party and water park can be seen here.
The water slides were SO.MUCH.FUN. I didn't get any pictures there but picture speed and us and kids and water. Great time. Audrey would've done that all day if it were up to her. The faster the better. We hit the splash pad, slides & pool had lunch and then ventured down to the lake. By the time we did the lake, everyone was kinda beat. We swam out to the air raft and then just rested in the shallow water. We planned to hit the slides one more time but Nathaniel put us to the test with throwing one more rock, which he'd been strictly instructed not to do. So we packed it up & headed out. They both fell asleep instantly in the car, we grabbed some coffee and went for a long drive, enjoying the breeze.
Tuesday night we're heading north for 2 nights, I can't wait. This mini-getaway is exactly what we need. Canoes, waterfalls, hiking, maybe more moose sightings?? Saturday, Dan is playing at the Cheshire Fair so we'll get there early to visit with the animals and maybe a few rides. Then the band is playing at a kid friendly place Saturday night, so I think we'll make an appearance there as well, if they're not too wiped out.