Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to my dear son, Blake :) We actually celebrated yesterday. Nick, Kaila and I went to Wal-Mart to purchase gifts and whatnot while Charlie took Blake fishing. We then ate a delicious dinner consisting of deer steak (last package), curly fries, beans and fresh homemade bread. It was awesome! As I do every year, I forced the kids to allow me to take photos. I think I captured some cute moments. After that, Blake was able to open his gifts, complete with a couple gifts from each of his siblings. It was then time for Blake to blow out his candles. Um, I purchased the re-lighting ones. HA!!! That was too funny, but he blew them out so hard they didn't keep re-lighting. They did it once, but that was it. We waited to eat the cake and ice cream, because we were so full from dinner.

Here is the bathing suit I ordered for the summer. I hope it hides what it needs to hide :)
We're taking a mini vacation and there are a couple pools there. I'm fairly certain I should be in the water with the children. Charlie will be in there too, but I'm more comfortable in the water than he is. He got a new pair of trunks and they are adorable!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We had a gorgeous weekend. You could not ask for better weather.

Friday was gorgeous. The kids had Friday off. So, we took that time to go to Chuck E. Cheese's and to the dollar theater to see Diary of a Whimpy Kid. The kids were perfectly behaved and we had a fantastic time. The movie was good, but we don't plan on purchasing it. We do want them to make the second movie though.

Saturday - we cleaned bedrooms, but aren't completely finished yet. That is a definite chore! It feels good to have this much cleaned though.

Sunday - church, cleaning, Pampered Chef party, dinner, golf cart rides and badmitten :)

My Scrapping Spot kit is getting down to tiny scraps :) I'm having a blast making cards, regardless of how long it's taking to do just one.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Let it be known from this day forward, sickness should definitely not happen to Mothers! How on earth can a Mother get everything done, if she's sick? Answer me that! Plus, who on earth takes care of said Mother??? Another day wasted, but I'm on the mend. So, maybe...I'll accomplish something today.

I'm still widdling down my Scrapping Spot April Kit. I told Charlie I haven't used this much of a kit in months! It's mainly because I haven't actually taken the time, but still. I still have enough for 4-6 cards :)

I'm looking forward to spending all of Friday with the two little ones. Blake has decided he doesn't want to be stuck on a boat for six hours. So, the other guys are going on a Walleye Fishing Trip. Nick happened to win a trip and Charlie's taking his Dad for his birthday. I hope they get a ton! I haven't had walleye in years. I also hope Charlie takes some photos with my good camera, which he'll have to replace, if he breaks it :) :(

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Monday, May 10, 2010

What better weather can you ask for than cold and windy with some pelting rain? Blake signed up to participate in Track & Field day this year. I told them we were going no matter what. He agreed. Well, not only did we go, but I didn't dress him appropriately. I felt so bad for him. He had shorts, a t-shirt, sweatshirt and a fuzzy jacket...that's it. He did really well dealing with the less than ideal conditions. He didn't run as fast as he could though, because he couldn't feel his legs. He does want to go back next year. So, that's a good sign.

The lovely photos above are this year's Mother's Day Photos :)
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Friday, May 07, 2010

Well, I've finally got one...a cold that is. I thought I had made it through another year without a cold, but alas, that is not so. I woke up at roughly 1:30 a.m. with a nice open faucet. It's a good thing I have kleenex on my bedside table. Needless to say, it's slightly annoying. I ask you, "Do I have time for this?" That would be a big, fat, "No!" My sense of smell isn't up to par either.
Today's agenda consists of a meeting at the school with Blake's Speech Therapist and a very little "photoshoot" in New Castle. After that, I'll be having extra children over tonight for Nick. Blake gets to go to a friend's and I'm not sure where Kaila will be, if anywhere other than here. Oh, the baking of bread will be in there somewhere as well. And, if I were in a "giving" mood, I would actually put all the laundry away for my darling husband - LOL!
Here is a photo of my darling daughter, Kaila from this past Monday. She had made a bridge with the warriors at the top of the hill. She requested this photo be taken. Cute, huh?

Here is another layout using The Scrapping Spot's April Kit. These particular photos are from September of 2006.

Now that I've practically obliterated this kit, I'll be tearing into the May Kit shortly.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

The school year is winding down, with many activities on the schedule. We've had music programs, a band program and the near future holds a Meeting, a couple Field Days, Blake's Birthday, Kindergarten Graduation, Field Trips and a Fishing Trip for the guys of the family. I was informed that I only have 20 days left of freedom...I mean...that there is 20 days left of school for the lovely children :) We've recently had gorgeous weather, which is a pleasant change and makes me want for Summer all the more.
This lovely kit below is The Scrapping Spot's April Kit. Granted, the May Kit is just about ready to be shipped, but I only have so much time. This kit is gorgeous. They are slightly different colors than I'm used to, but so fun. The yellow alphabet that I used was purchased elsewhere.
It's time to go wake up the kids and start this beautiful day.
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