Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009 New friends

We have new neighbors and my boys and their boys get along great. They have a blast playing together. Only problem...it's next to impossible to drag mine away from playing when it's time for dinner.

March 30, 2009 Did I make it?

This was me after the first day of week 3 of Couch to 5K. I was so hot that I figured the tile floor in the kitchen would be a good place to cool off...LOL.

March 29, 2009 Mmmm...fresh cookies

I haven't baked from scratch in a while so I decided it was time to bake some cookies. So, here are hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookies with milk chocolate and white chocolate chips.

March 28, 2009 Help I'm addicted!

Hi, my name is Susan and I think I'm addicted to Facebook.

March 27, 2009 Almost bedtime

Showered, in jammies and enjoying a little quiet time (aka tv time) before bed. Seth looks thrilled to be having his photo taken doesn't he?

March 26, 2009 Playing outside

This might not look like a big deal, but it really is for Ethan. See he's very timid when it comes to things like skateboards, scooters and bikes so to see him actually attempting to ride those things is a HUGE accomplishment for him. He said that he'd even try to ride a 2 wheeler now (he's always been aprehensive). WTG Ethan!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009 Holy hail storm Batman!!!

Here are a few pieces of hail that I picked up off the front lawn after the storm blew through this evening.

March 24, 2009 New in the neighborhood

Need I say more?

March 23, 2009 Laundry...how exciting...NOT!!!

Not a very exciting photo, but I couldn't skip a day.

March 22, 2009 Spring break getaway day 3

The boys chillin before we hit the road to drive back home.

March 21, 2009 Spring break getaway day 2

A view of some of the indoor slides and the wave pool.

March 20, 2009 Spring break getaway day 1

Our first glimpse of the outdoor portion of the waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge.

March 19, 2009 Trailer fire

On our way home from our Couch to 5K walk/run and bike ride we smelled (and saw) smoke in the neighborhood and found this landscapers trailer on fire.

March 18, 2009 New to us bicycle

Our new nextdoor neighbors gave us this bike for Ethan. I'm hoping I can convince Ethan to try and ride so we can all ride together. Any suggestions on how to encourage him to learn when he's afraid?

March 17, 2009 Not quite a hole in one

One of the things we did with the boys during spring break...mini golf.

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 16, 2009 Birthday plate

I painted this plate back in 1999 thinking what a cool idea it would be for each of us to use each your on our birthday when we eat our cake. Do you think I remember each year? Nope, sure don't. In fact I honestly can't remember the last time we used it before tonight. See, I talked about it at dinner on Saturday then forgot last night when we got the cake. So, tonight we used it.

March 15, 2009 Birthday cake

Since we knew we'd have dessert at the restaurant last night we saved having birthday cake for tonight. Dh was messing around and put the candles in backwards...ROFL.

March 14, 2009 Happy Birthday to me!

Dh and the boys took me to Buca di Beppo for my birthday dinner and it was delicious. And to make the evening even better...the owner (a friend of ours) compt our entire check.

March 13, 2009 Chicken Dance anyone?

Every year K-2 has a Hoedown at school and the last song/dance is always the Chicken Dance. So, here we are chicken dancing away.

March 12, 2009 Feeling rejuvenated

Why that would be water in a wine glass. I had some gift certificates left that I won in a gift basket last year at our school carnival so I used them up today. One of the things I did was get an hour long massage. Aaahhh!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 11, 2009 Tattoo you

Ethan wanted a tattoo on his back so I put this snake on him. Not sure how long it will last but it looks cool for now.

March 10, 2009 Message central

These magnetic white boards are like message central in our house. They are on the wall in the laundry room and have the school lunch menu, class schedules, important notes and reminders, artwork and more.

March 9, 2009 CHIPS!

These are one of my favorite types and flavor of chips but of course we can't get them here. So, as part of my birthday present, my wonderful hubby ordered me a case of them. Mmm, mmm good!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 8, 2009 New shoes

I wanted a new pair of shoes for walking and Seth desperately needed new athletic shoes (of course Ethan got a pair in the process as well) because he only had 1 pair and they were totally worn out. I was going to get Seth 2 pairs but he ended up with 3 because the Vans outlet had them buy one get one half off so one pair was $14.95 and the second pair was $7.48. Ethan's shoes came from the Skechers outlet and they had buy one get one half off as well and that's where we went first.

March 7, 2009 Birdie hanging out

This bird was just hanging out on the ledge of the pool. It let me get about 5 or 6 feet from it before it flew away.

March 6, 2009 Not my favorite dinner choice...

but we had a meet-n-greet with the middle school from 5:30-7:00pm (which is after our normal dinner time) and this was quick and easy.

March 5, 2009 Half price drinks during happy hour...

at Sonic that is. Had to get my Route 44 Diet Coke easy ice before heading to school to pick the boys up.

March 4, 2009 Walking Home From School

The first Wednesday of every month has been walk to school day...but this morning I forgot. I wanted the boys to get credit for walking so they walked home instead.

March 3, 2009 Signs of Spring

Flowers are in bloom.

March 2, 2009 Sunrise

The view out the kitchen windows, this morning, to the East.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1, 2009 Cleaning out the cabinets

I went through several of the cabinets in the kitchen and this is what I came up with to give away. I still have to do the cabinets above the fridge and finish the cabinets/drawers of the desk.

February 28, 2009 Boys and fish

Not thrilled with the glare of my flash off the glass, but at least the boys were both looking at the camera.

February 27, 2009 Golf

Instead of going to the park like we normally do on Fridays after school, we took the boys to the golf course to hit a few buckets of balls.

February 26, 2009 Silly boy!

Seth was eating fruit chews and decided he was a police car with red and blue lights...he was even making siren noises.

February 25, 2009 Play Ball!

Our local minor league baseball team had an open house to celebrate their 10th anniversary. While we were there, they were filming a commercial that they'll run throughout the upcoming season. Guess we'll see if we're actually in it.

February 24, 2009 Lockers

Today I subbed at the middle school that Ethan will go to next year so I took some photos of things he'll see when he's there.

February 23, 2009 Sunrise

This was taken from our backyard. It looked like fire in the sky.