Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun Night

2 Screaming kids
1 not so silent house
= 1 mom who is glad this week is almost over and 1 dad who is fleeing the house*

*OK Mark is not really fleeing the house he is just going to Volleyball, but it sounded better that way.

I do have lots to show you from my WONDERFUL quilting weekend, but I can not find the cord for the camera (well I have not really looked for it very hard, but it was not where I was when I was with the camera and the computer;)

Have a nice night.... both kids will be asleep soon so I will also.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Last couple of days

We have had a busy week.  I am trying to get packed for my quilting weekend (I leave TOMORROW!!!!) My friend Maria is flying in IN A COUPLE OF HOURS!!!!!! But I have not been able to really get ready for the weekend as things around here are a little crazy.  This year we decided that it was time for the kids to have swim classes (again for Elijah and first time for Ada) so our week nights looks something like this:
Mon Ada's swim class (I take Elijah and he and I have a little time or he plays on the ipod and I read a book:)
Tue I have Pilate's
Wen Elijah has swim class (if Mark makes it home in time I leave Ada with him if not I take her and she sits as close to me as she can and on my lap if she can.  Last night I also took our friend Nick as he is in the class also and his Dad, Brian came part way through.  Brian and I then talked about the cub scouts (I am the assistant leader) while Ada climbed on me and hang on me.
Thur Mark has volleyball and every other week Elijah and I will have cub scouts (hoping that moves to Mon after school, but for right now Thur night is it, also hoping that Ada will be able to stay with Mark so that I will not have to have her hanging on me;)
Friday right now we have Friday free so if you know something else that we can cram into our week please let us know we do not like to be idle ;)

Anyway back to this week.... the big stinky plant starting opening this week so we took the kids to see it (it was not stinky while we where there.... it waited until we left to get sticking.... thank GOD!)

 The kids outside waiting to go in.
 Stinky plant and stinky kids.

 Very pretty colors and since it did not stink you can get a good look inside it:)

And just because here is a photo of my yummy lunch from yesterday.  Tomatoes from the garden, carrots, chicken, pepper from the garden, feta, and sweet onion... it was YUMMY.

Gotta go Ada wants a book read and we have to get ready to go to her school.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Things I love about my kids right now

Here are a couple of things that I want to remember about my kids that make me smile.

  • He is learning how to play chess (finally someone that I can beat in the house.... kinda wish I was kidding, but I am not)
  • He is the biggest helper that I could have here are a couple of examples: (this summer he said to me " Mom Ada and I are hungry can I make us some lunch?"  " Mom I want to stay home with you instead of going to church so that I can take care of you... you can come down stairs and I will put a movie on for you."  :)  the list could go on, but I will stop their.
  • He loves to sing (and conducting others as they sing (lots hand waving:)
There are lots of other things, but that is all I can think of right now.

  • She spends a lot of her time (when she is not sleeping or crying;) singing!  She makes up all kinds of songs  and I love it.  
  • When she goes poopy she asks me to respect her (she means inspect:) (BTW I always respect her!)
  • She told me that her big pink bear has ardurtritus and that she has to have LOTS of pills everyday and if she does not get enough before bed she (pink bear) has to wake Ada up to get more pills.  (This is how a 3 year old deals with a sick mom).  
I love both of these kids they make my days happy and my nights fun.

Big stinky plant

OK so the plant has another name and if you look really well in the photo maybe you can even read it, but for the rest of us Big Stinky Plant will have to do.  This is just a flower and when it opens it will stink like rotting flesh (or so I am told).  It is kinda cool how it is bigger the that silly girl staying next to it:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I am heading down stairs to work on my quilt with my liquid heaven (in a Starbucks cup;). Have a nice day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cool macro shot?????

Or just a REALLY big mushroom???

Found this in our "woods" today..... I thought it was a lost soccer ball:) Not sure what it is.... I have not googled Really Big White Mushroom yet. Update:  I just looked them up and I am pretty sure they are  puff balls (that is what I thought when I first saw them, but I have never seen one so big).

I have not been blogging much as I have been feeling the little bit of the blues.  When I say a little bit I really mean just a little bit.... things are OK just not feeling up to my self lately.  I started a new couple of drugs and they are bumming me out, but other then that all is OK.  This is our first week back to your normal schedule, and it feels nice to be getting into the swing of things. 

Will write more when I have more to say.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Must of been a big day for playing

Elijah and I were playing war after school today (the card game... do not want you guys picturing us all dressed up in camo and shooting each other ;).  It just so happens that it was the worlds longest game of war (in the end I openly cheated so that he could win and we could stop the game:)  Ada was down stairs playing VERY quietly.... now we know why:)  That is a big rubber maid tub of dress up outfits.  (it took me a couple of seconds to find her and it freaked me out and then I saw the little head of hers sticking out.  (of course I had to get Elijah to come down and see her.... and take a photo:)

Now Elijah wants me to play chess with him...... I see another long game in my very near future:)