Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Ada can do the whole alphabet but she adds letters at the end. It is so cute.

I have been having a hard week, Mark is not going out of town because he does not feel good leaving me alone for that long... this is hard for me I am torn between loving that he cares so much for me and being sad that I have to have the extra help. This is why I have not been writing here. But I am trying to keep happy thoughts in my head... things that have been helping me with this are: (in no order)

  • My Pandora Mamma Mia radio station
  • Little girl with big smiles (even if she tells me that we are not the same because she is cutter;)
  • Big boy with lots of hugs and loving (after he has spent the required amount of time being a "teenager" after school)
  • Soul mate that loves me
  • One of my best friends coming for a visit this weekend
  • spring being here
  • that wonderful soul mate saying that I could got clothes shopping with above friend this weekend
  • my friends new little boy that they gave the cutest name
  • the fact that right now our sofa is a river and that Ada is rowing us down the stream and singing row, row, row your boat
Off for now, I should feed little girl or she may kick me out of the boat. Be back soon..... I hope

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Garden thinks it is Sprinkle time.

This guy just came up in the woods. Nice surprise.

I think that it is funny that my Mom and I took all these bulbs from plastic bags (no idea which was which) and the little yellow ones where all together, the white ones are all together, and  the big yellow ones are all together.

 This was my surprise for the day.  I did not know that this tree was a flowering tree and when we went to take Elijah to school today it was in bloom!

One last wood surprise.

Monday, April 12, 2010

This weekend

We had a nice weekend. Mark did A LOT of cleaning (mopping floors, washing floorboards, laundry, hanging artwork.... much more that I can not remember). It is nice to have some spring cleaning done (even nicer that I did not have to do it as I have been feeling a little low on energy the last couple of days.) But the best part of the weekend was last night. We got a "outside bonfire thingie" a couple of weeks ago, but have not had a fire in it yet. Well last night I decided that we where going to use it. Only problem was that we had no wood..... so instead of asking for a cup of sugar from the neighbors I asked for some wood:) Then we invited some neighbors for a marshmallow roast. Mark used his table saw to make sticks and we had a great time. I love our neighbors and it was so nice to be under the stars roasting marshmallows.

Hope you all had a good weekend. Mom and Dad I promise I will get some more photos soon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Potty Talk

Warning This Post Contains Talk about Potty Training!!! Proceed at Your Own Risk. I repeat this is NOT a test it is the real thing.

We have been having trouble getting Ada to sit on the potty to poop. This makes wearing underwear .... well..... suck. So she is back in diapers until we can get over that. The other day we went to Target (Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE Target, I mean you can get EVERYTHING there including Starbucks!!! OK maybe I did not love Target as much before they added Starbucks, but hay they have them now) to get toys for the "I went poop on the potty basket". Every time that she goes poop on the potty she gets to pick one toy from the basket. Last night she got her first thing and she was kinda happy:

Always kinda crazy at our house at night:)

She has been getting a little treat (OK candy) every time that she goes pee on the potty, but now I am trying to slow that down a bit.... (the 8pm candy is keeping her up later;) So now we are just doing if she can keep her diaper dry until lunch. (so far so good).

It should be warm tomorrow..... I do not know this, I am just hoping:)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What do you do on a cold snowy day in April.....

Why sew of course!!! I have been wanting to make a new purse (I have been reading Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a condescending egomaniacal, self-centered Smart-ass, or why you should never carry a Prada Bag to the unemployment office by Jen Lancaster and I really like it... I also have a thing for purses and can not afford a Prada bag (well I have not looked at the price I try not to because if I look at the price I will have to look at the bag and if I look at the bag I will want it... But I digress.....) So I decided it was time to start sewing again. I went out and got a new pattern and am using fabric that I already have.

Today I got all the fabric cut (I still have to do the interfacing and decide how I want to do the thousands of pockets;). I would be cutting interfacing right now, but I have to go up stairs to see if I have any and I do not want to wake the sleeping monster that is in Ada's bed right now (grin).
(oh and see Mary I can use pins:)

I am very much looking forward to warm weather and being able to use this. I have not given up on my sweater it is coming along, I am done with the back and did a couple hours knitting it today.

Well off to read a book in this silent house of mine (glad the monster is sleeping and hope she gives me back my Ada when she is done sleeping)


See these kids from the park LAST WEEK????? See that they are wearing shorts and tee shirts???? Not coats???? Well today it is SNOWING!!!!! Bummer.

Enjoy your nice weather if you have it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ada Screaming

That is what is going on right now. I would love to put her down for a nap, but do not want to wake her up in 1 hour (she likes to sleep for 2-3 hours).

Anyway on to more happy things.... We had a very nice day yesterday. We saw some friends that we have not seen in a long time (my friend is one week over due with her 3rd and I made the mistake of saying she had a couple more weeks to go....... I am glad to say that she forgave me:)

I have photos, but I got Ada to stop crying so I should go and help keep it that way. I will try and get photos up tomorrow.

As for today I got 3 (count them 3!!!) errands done today while Ada was in school.

  • got new pattern at Jo Ann's (really want to make a purse for myself)
  • got makeup (much needed)
  • went to coffee shop (or as Ada calls it Coffee Shopping) (OK maybe this was not a needed errands, but I loved it.
I also got an estimate from the insulation guy today..... now just have to take Elijah to class and figure out what I Mark is going to do for dinner.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Last day of Spring Break!

 Well here we are at the end of one wonderful spring break.  I have never really loved spring break like I loved this one.  Mark took the WHOLE week off.  And I mean the whole week, no working on the computer from home no phone calls and almost no e-mail checking.  It was wonderful.  We went to Milwaukee for 2 days and one night. (I forgot my camera so we have no photos of that trip.....oops) It was a good trip and the right length.  (when we ran out of money we just came home ).  The rest of the week we worked on the gardens, had friends over, when to friends houses, went to the zoo... but did not stay too busy we went to the park instead, Elijah started learning how ride his bike with 2 wheels (not there yet, but working on it), had a party with our neighbors,  did some crafting, lots of walking (well for me;), 2 Easter dinners and one Easter breakfast, 2 Easter egg hunts, Easter egg dyeing, saw friends that we have not seen in a long time, and best of all I did not get knocked out by any of this. 

Here are some photos from the week:

Lunch at the zoo with friends.

Fun sliding. 



 One of the egg hunts.

Easter cuteness.

And today the last day of spring break we are meeting with friends that we have not see in WAY TOOOOOO LONG.  Oh and Elijah had a sleep over.  Have a great day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Break

We have had a great spring break, lots of great weather, playing outside, gardening, walking, playing..... I will put up photos soon.