Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Keeping Busy

Hey there everyone!

Not much time to post anything but I'm thinking of something...much is going on this weekend and there will be something then.

Hope to be back ASAP!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

MIA-again

Hello there folks!

It's me...you know your favorite blogger!?!  What you don't remember? It's been that long?  Sigh...I know!

Well here's what is going on.  I haven't forgotten you, actually I'm having withdrawls! 

My computer is broken (yeah me) and so I've been unable to blog, as you well know.  I am now coming/going to my local library and taking care of business there.  Just so you know I like doing things on my own time...not these hour increments I am allowed at the library.  It just screams pressure!!!  It's almost too much!

So I'll try and do a quick update of what's been going on...time pressure...I have 19 minutes left of this computer! UGH!

OK, so school is out for the boys...I'm still on the fence about it but really it's been so far so good.  The weather was really good when they got out so they played hard outside for several hours and well into the night.  Then they went to bed and crashed and slept in.  My kids DO NOT sleep in...it's been nice.  Now if I could just get over my guilt of sleeping in that would be even better.  I'm at the point where I'm forcing myself to stay in bed in the morning.  When did it get to this point?

On the last day of school I had my nieces and nephews over and we had our annual 'End of the School Year' party.  Six pizzas, 1 gallon of ice cream, and 2 liters of soda later I'm happy to report that all made it through and none less for the wear.  Had a few night owls and I'm still unsure if I passed out first or if they did...they of course were up again at 6:30am after falling asleep between 12:30-1...or that's when I fell asleep anyway.

Baseball is FINALLY over and that includes the end of the season parties!  WOOHOO!  I am done trying to arrange and keep straight 3 children's practice and game schedules for the season.  I was turning into a crazy person.  I only got the time and field wrong on one kid for the whole season...did pretty good if I don't say so myself!

Sadly today we were suppose to have family pictures taken, but due to the sheets of rain that have been pouring since yesterday we had to cancel.  Sigh...Murphy's law for our family....so reschedule we will, by tonight!  Totally bummed about it but it will happen and it will get done for Christmas cards.  That and we haven't had a good, decent picture taken of us since Dru was 6 months old.  We had some taken last year or the year before but they were HORRID!  And using that word is a gross understatement!  Anyway, we'll get them done!

Next on the agenda is doing some park playdates with the MOPS mommies and a few VBS weeks for the kids.  There will be several treks to the Pt. Defiance Zoo with nieces and nephews, friends and besties, along with going to NW Trek a few times!  Very excited!  More camping trips to come I'm sure and one big fishing trip that Lee gets to go on...he's a nervous and excited all in one about that.  It's a big deal you know!  We have our annual Crescent Bar trip coming up, which my son Ian can't stop talking about.  He's got some snarkles to try out and it's about killing the kid that he hasn't used them yet.

I wish I could post a few pictures on here but I'm a little leery of trying to figure out how to do that on the computers on the library.  Dicey you know!

Well I'm down to 10 minutes and I've got more stuff to do, you know like stalking people on FB and getting a few things done there.


OH I know!  I was invited out, by my 'niece' Zoe to go see the movie Brave with her.  Have a girl night so we are (with her momma) going to see the movie and get some food afterwards...NO BOYS ALLOWED!  I was about tickled she invited me...LOL

OK...now I'm down to 9 minutes and I need to go.  I hope to post more about what we've been doing when I can.

Don't forget about me!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

....and ACTION!





Love the burst photo option on my camera!  The last one is my fave...he is my dare devil at times.

I'm A Cool Auntie!

I swear I had the month of May to catch up on and I don't...so here we are in June!  Who knew!  So on to the things that went on in June...here we go!
 
This is the last day of school and I believe this will have been my second time having an End of the School Year party!  Yes Auntie's really do know how to be cool!  So I have all my nieces and nephews over for a sleep over!  The boys and I get excited and I think Frank still tolerates it.  I think this might be the last year that my oldest niece will or want to come...which is fine...I'll miss her but who wants to hang out with their old Aunt when you can hang with girlfriends!
 
Here is the group of kiddos...and why is ALWAYS my kid/s who aren't looking at the camera??  This was the best I had of the group of them...oh well!
 

I order pizza for everyone and we chow down like we've never had pizza before...everyone but my kids are done first...mine think they'll never see another slice again...weirdos!
 Then of course after we've digested our pizza and ran around like crazy people we come in and have ice cream sundaes!  YUMM-O!! 
                                                                         Eli...ice cream and sprinkles!!!
                   Dru-don't ask about the spoons...my niece was helping :)
     A nephew and a niece...this nephew that can be rough and tumble with the big boys! You can't play with the Big Dogs then stay on the porch!
 A nephew...I should call him Shark Boy...he loves them and knows them backwards and forwards! Amazing!
 Nephew...knows his stats for NASCAR!
 Niece Z...so glad she could come this year!
 Lee...loves his Mohawk!
 Niece Retro...this girl can rock the fashion of neon like no other!
 Ian...he's really changed a lot since June!  Wow!
 Niece...this girl can read and she has a sense of humor and I love her and she helps me out so much at these things!
 Then after ALL of that we watch a movie and then head to bed...so I was probably cool right up until bed time.  But if we are being honest...bed time takes like forever with my 4 kids...making it 10 is insane!  It was too cold and rainy to camp in the tent...which was sad!
 
I do hope to do this again next year and see what  happens then!
 
School is OUT for summer!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Strut Your Stuff!

I took some boys to the zoo and I always love watching these birds...they really do think they are ALL that and the party mix!  This fella really was no different...he strutted it for all to admire
 
 
Side view...and just so we are clear there is no way I could walk with something like this and not have tripped and killed myself on something!
 
Front view...amazing how they stay balanced.


                                  This is the craziest thing up close but I LOVE it! Looks like eyeballs!