Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
The ceremony was really beautiful and I even teared up as she received the annointing oil as she was confirmed. How small they are but how grown up. *sigh*
The only downfall of the whole day was that 9 1/2 inches of snow we got dumped on us while we were in church. That kind of shot taking pictures outside. I was lucky I got pictures of Meghan and her sponsor. Oh well. Maybe we'll do better with Katie's next year.
Here are a couple of pictures from her big day.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Yesterday was graduation day at our house! Aaron finally after 6 months and three weeks graduated from his helmet. We are so proud of him and his head looks tons better. We are so happy we were about to have him in helmet therapy!
This was Aaron's head when we began the helmet therapy.
This was yesterday with his mold.
and without the mold.
Looks great doesn't it?
Dad taking his helmet off for the last time!
Getting a rub down.
Aaron's first baseball hat!
Hip hop Aaron
Sitting alone on the dining room table.
Monday, April 21, 2008
So in our effort to "go green" and celebrate Earth Week I signed us up for a 5K walk through Aveda Salons. My hairstylist Stacy got us signed up. The walk was yesterday and we were going to do it as a family. Since Chris was sick, the girls and I went. It ended up being 3 loops of 1.3 miles each and we finished in about 40 minutes. Not bad. The girls walked laps 1 and 3 with me and played on the playground for lap 2. We then had fruit and hotdogs with the group and it was really fun. I even ran into a guy I used to work with at Pannekoeken. Now that was back in the early 90's. Funny too since we both recognized each other and it turns out Stacy has been doing both of our haircuts for years now. Small world.
Anyway here are the girls at the walk. It was really windy yesterday. Katie was able to keep pace with her fast walking mom. Meghan dragged, but she just isn't a fast walker and that's OK. It sure was fun though.
Bon Jovi rocked! The concert was so awesome on Saturday. Daughtry was amazing and of course Bon Jovi, well what can you say. He rocked my world. I don't think I've ever seen a better concert, but then again I don't go to a lot of concerts either. It was great though. I ended up going with my friend Tanie instead of Chris since we decided he would probably wear out fast and be miserable there. I know he would have sucked it up to have fun, but then I know he would have been miserable and that wouldn't have been any fun. SO instead of Tanie watching the kids, I took her with me and Chris stayed home. Good thing too since he petered out at 8 o'clock and that was when Bon Jovi took the stage. I was going to put a little video on here but for some reason couldn't get it up loaded. Oh well, guess you'll have to sing "Bad Medicine" to yourself.
Tanie and I at the concert. Blurry I know but we're at Bon Jovi!!!!
April 19, 2008 at 11:40PM EDT
Fargo, ND - Fargodome - 4/19/08
BORN TO BE MY BABY
RAISE YOUR HANDS
SLEEP w/ Gimme Some Lovin' & Start Me Up
BLAZE OF GLORY w/ Daughtry
WHOLE LOT OF LEAVIN'
TILL WE AIN'T STRANGERS
WE GOT IT GOIN' ON
IT'S MY LIFE
BAD MEDICINE w/ Shout
I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU - RICHIE VOX
(YOU WANT TO) MAKE A MEMORY
BED OF ROSES
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME
HAVE A NICE DAY
I LOVE THIS TOWN
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Happy Birthday to Me!
That's right. It's my birthday. 36 years old. Wahoo! The kids all made me cards, Chris got me a mousepad for my computer with the kids' pictures on it and the kids got me a puzzle with their pictures on it. Tonight Chris and I are going to see Bon Jovi. Our seats aren't stellar but I think it will be a fun show regardless. My friend Tanie is watching the kids for us as my birthday present. Yesterday I got surprised with flowers from our neighbors and I am hoping I can keep the plant alive for at least a week or so. :)
Katie has her dance recital today for Just For Kix and the girls both sing at the 5PM mass at church so it will be a busy day for sure. Tomorrow we are doing a 5K walk for Earth Week with the money being donated to keeping the water clean in our area. And before we know it, it will be Monday morning again. *Sigh*
So anyway, Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Chris has some type of bronchitis and we are hoping he can get better without antibiotics so he doesn't get kicked out of his PRACS study. Cause that blows the summer money for the kids and we have to find another study for him to do. UGH!
5 days left for Aaron. Yeah!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
So today I get the call and took their survey and they are sending me out our notebooks to keep by our two TV's so we can record what we watch the week of May 15-22nd! I am so pumped! Wahoo! A Nielson TV Family!
And just for the record I know I am a freak and I know I watch too much TV, but hey I am going to be a Nielson TV Family, so Blah!
Saturday provided more fun. I got the kids signed up for swim lessons for the summer to the tune of $120 for the 3 of them, picked up some fabric to make a blanket for Project Linus, went to the library for books for the kids and got home by 10:30. Our neighbors were generous enough to take Katie to her dance recital along with their kids, so we could go get the Girl Scout cookies at 2:30. Well they called us at 12:50 and asked if we could come then. Sure. Chris left and we had everything sorted in our garage by 3PM.
1008 boxes = 84 cases of cookies!
We then spent the rest of the afternoon sorting through Meghan's boxes. WE made one delivery that night to a very pregnant momma who was going in for her induction on Tues.
After our usual pizza night we all sat down to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks. I had forgotten how annoying those chipmunks could be. HA!
Sunday was spent going to church and delivering cookies. There are still a lot out there. We did grill some brats for dinner and that was good too. The kids got their bikes out and we got to see what a mess the garage had become over the winter. UGH!!!!
Aaron is into stirring things in bowl. My tupperware is all over the house and he walks around cooking. He also has 7 more days left in his helmet and I think we are all ready to be done. I ordered his graduation cupcakes today!
That's it for us.
Cooking for us!
Taken yesterday with his 8 day countdown on the front!
Friday, April 11, 2008
But anyway the kids are home today from school. It is one of their alloted snow days, how ironic and we plan on cleaning and then playing in the snow this afternoon. I am not looking forward to going outside to take out the garbage but I have till this afternoon to get that done too.
So now I am going to read my paper and hope Chris does well on his exam. I hope he comes home tonight too, but would rather have him safe than at home if that is want is to be.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Katie brought the following home today from school. Kind of made be laugh, because I know she doesn't know that I had those dogs when I was younger.
Why I should get a Westie Terrier by Katie
I would be responsible for it like feed it and give it walks. I would buy it its leash, chew toys, and collar. I would play with it and give it baths. I would buy it bones and help it dig. I would also buy it a cage. It would live in the house and I would like it because I like small and wild dogs.
Just made me chuckle.
But to our amazement the kids did great. Katie's team doesn't get scored because they are only K-2 graders so they just get positive comments. The judges did say they have to speak up. Meghan's team got scored in the elementary division. Sadly they placed 5th out of 5 teams, but to their benefit, they were the youngest team in the catergory.
The Beatles, which was Katie's team, surprised me by saying all their lines, not giggling and helping each other out when they forgot a line. They never did that while practicing, so I was sure proud that it came off way better than they had rehearsed it. Of course they probably hate me for all the nagging I did but they had a good time. And they looked great!! They even did well in their instant challenge where they know nothing of the challenge till they walk into their challenge room.
The Little Myth-busting Nosy Monkeys, which was Meghan group did great as well. I was so nervous for them throughout the skit. When they were setting up their set, it fell down and one part broke. I thought for sure they would fall apart after that, but they surprised me, improvised and got the set to stand. The one piece fell right at the end but again they weren't phased. I was really proud of them for keeping their cool.
And as well sat eating ice cream, the team leaders all talked of what we will do differently next year. HA!!!! Suckers! Yes, we will probably all be there again next year.
The kids also got to do a scavenger hunt, make thank yous for their leaders, collect beads to make an atom, make things out of duct tape, dance, play paper golf and a bunch of other fun activities. It was a long day but they all had a blast.
I think we will be starting in like October next year. We want to win!!!!
Here are some pics from the day!
Rising Stars Team
The Beatles in Action!
The Little Myth-Busting Nosy Monkeys doing their thing.
Katie coloring her t-shirt.
Meghan just hanging out.
Putting that tape to good use!