Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tomorrow is June 1st already?

I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. June is my fave month because my birthday is coming up. So many fun things. Our calendar is already booked up through July. There's Tara's last day of school/graduation (tomorrow), her last day of school, the Strawberry festival, Father's day, JoJo's b-day, my b-day, our vacay & so much more.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary

I can't believe it's been 5 years since we got married in Bermuda. We look so young in these photos. It was a magical day. We're hoping to go back for our 10 year wedding anni.

Mommy & Me Monday

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We actually got out this weekend, even though the kitchen floor isn't finished. This pic is from when we went out to eat yesterday.

These next 2 were taking today. We went to a neighbors cookout.

Walking home from the cookout. Doesn't he look so cute? He shaved his go-tee just in time for our anniversary tomorrow.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I love Summer

Happy kids & cookouts.
Happy feet, painted toe nails & cute sandals.

Happy Memorial day weekend.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Long weekend

Today we got some things done around the house & we met my parents at a restaurant near them. I forgot that they had a patio (I had been there a million times, but never sat out on the patio), so we sat out there to eat. It was really nice. A beautiful day. Tomorrow we might go to a neighbors cookout & Monday there's a parade (it's early, so I'm not sure we'll make it there). What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Is anyone else having trouble with Blogger?

I've been having trouble signing in to Blogger & I can't seem to leave people comments. I'll go to post it & it will bring me back into the sign up area. I'm getting really annoyed that I can't leave people comments & enter contests. Is anyone else having problems & have you found a way to get in there?

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Countdown to my birthday

It's coming up soon.

Trying to decide what my birthday cake theme will be for this year. My parents started a traditon where every year they would get me an awesome birthday cake with a fun theme. We had a lady that lived on our street that made awesome cakes. So I still get a cake every year. Sometimes it's just a mini-cake since I eat most of it. It's fun coming up with something every year.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1st field trip

Today Tara went on her 1st field trip with school. It was to Home depot for a workshop. We made planters. I did most of it & I'm not a handy tool carrying type of girl.

We went for ice cream after with the teachers & some of the kids. The kids didn't want me to take pics of them. I tried. We hadn't been to that ice cream place. They had pretzel cones & chocolate cookie cones too.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What day is it?

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My days are all thrown off this week. Hubby is home & working on the kitchen floor. Nothing is going right for him. I almost fell into the open vent in the kitchen. Well it's really small, but only I could fall in (only 1 of my feet did). I also thought I broke my toe last night on a box of porcelin floor tiles. It still hurts, but I could move it right after, so I knew it wasn't broken. I stepped in some red chalk that A used to make a line for the tiles & there are red chalk footprints on 1 of the layers of the flooring (it will be underneath, but I figured I'd warn him before he saw it). Oops. So that's been my week so far. Tomorrow is Tara's 1st field trip to Home depot. They really didn't give details. I think it might be some type of workshop. She's excited, even though she's been to H depot 2x today & 3x yesterday with A.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mommy & Me Monday

This pic was taken on Saturday after the whole tick incident. We went to lunch with my Dad & you can see how quickly she forgot all about it.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Not the day that I had planned

Today didn't turn out how I had planned. Anthony was getting ready to pull up the old floor. I was getting Tara & me ready to go to the town plant sale. My Dad was coming up to visit. I started to brush her hair, to pull it back in a ponytale. I noticed a huge lump on the back of her neck. I knew something was wrong & that it might be a tick. They're suppose to be really bad this year. So I called her doc office. Almost an hr later they called back & said they would explain how to pull it out. I somehow talked the receptionist into letting us come in. The doc ended up pulling it out & showing me how to do it, if it happens again. She got a lollypop & we took her out to Dairy queen. She did really good at the doc office. We have to keep an eye on it & make sure we don't start seeing a rash & if we see a bullseye looking thing, then it could be Lyme disease. She had a wood tick, not a deer tick in her. In the pic below, that big bump is the ticks body. We thought it was her skin swelled up.

We ended up at the plant sale @ 11:45 (it started @ 10) & I still got some stuff. Basil, oregano, parsley, tomatoes & 2 types of peppers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I need some ideas

Starting tomorrow, Anthony will be putting a new floor in our kitchen. He will be pulling up the old floor. We won't have an oven till he finishes. He has all next week off. I'm hoping he will finish by Memorial day weekend, so we can do something fun. I was hoping to have a cookout. Our anniversary is 5/30 too. Our refrigerator will be in the dining room or living room (plugged in) & we will have a microwave & toaster oven. Also eating out a bit & cooking on the grill. I need some ideas for things that we can eat, that we don't need to cook in the oven. I'm making a list because I am a huge list girl & have to plan things.

This came in the mail today

I haven't even had a chance to look through it yet, but I'm really excited. I love scrapping & decorating. So this makes me really happy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are these old ladyish?

I was in Walgreens recently & saw these 2 barrettes & headband & thought they were cute & bought them. My hubby saw them & said that they are old ladyish. He's a guy though, so he doesn't know a lot about fashion. I am 40, so some people probably consider me old anyway. What do you think about these hair accessories?

Monday, May 16, 2011

1st time at the movies

Today I took Tara to her 1st movie. We saw Olivia with some of her friends. She really loved being at the movie theater & they all did really good.

Laurel, Kelly, Carly & T

Sunday, May 15, 2011

All about Tara

She has tons of imaginary friends.

Dixie-Tara's best imaginary friend & sister. She has green eyes & green hair.
Sousie-T's brother
Dixie 2-La dee da's Mom
La dee da-Dixie 2's baby
Don't really know too much about these 3 imaginary friends.

Tara wants 3 girls & 1 boy. She already thought of a few names for her kids. Tia for a girl & Chinney-chin-Nina for her boy.

She wants to be a doctor & a teacher.

Her fave color is red & also pink & purple.

She loves rock n' roll.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Times they change

So last night we went to the concert. We got there kind of late. We checked into our hotel. We had a cool balcony, but didn't really get to spend time on it. This is a pic of us on it.

After the show.

Jeff Keith (the singer)

I've been going to concerts since I was 12. My Dad use to take me & my friends. I told Tara that someday we will taking her & her friends. Last night it was just all "old" people. 30 & up (I'm 40). The last concert we went to had a mixture of ages. They searched my purse & I was afraid that they would say something about my bright pink camera, but the guy didn't even notice. I remember in the 80's they would take the camera away from you or make you put it in the car. So I went to the side of the stage & was taking pictures & a security guard saw me with the camera & she didn't say anything. Times do change. I guess with all the camera phones & all that they can't really worry too much about taking photos.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Annoyed with Blogger & what we've been up to lately

I was trying to sign in to blogger last night & today & I'm in finally. I'm sure you all had trouble too. We've been really busy lately. This week was busy & next week will be too. Yesterday we went to the mall & rode the carousel.

I didn't go in the teacup with her because I know that I get sick just from riding on the carousel. I got these Freebies from BBW.

Tonight we are going away for a concert. Tesla for anyone who is into Rock n' roll. We're staying overnight. Tomorrow is our Mom group's town yard sale & I will miss it. I'm bummed out. My friend took a few of our baby things & is going to try to sell them for us. My Dad is going to bring T. Next week I'm bringing Tara to her 1st movie in a movie theater. We're going to see Olivia.

Now Twitter is down. Ugh.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cottage cheese pancakes

I got this recipe from CafeMom. Anthony made it for me on Mother's day morning & it is one of the best pancake recipes that I've ever had.

Cottage cheese pancakes

1 cup regular rolled oats
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup milk
1 small banana
1 tsp vanilla extract

Puree all ingredients in a blender; then cook in an oil-sprayed pan (I usually use about 3 tbsp of batter per pancake). Top with berries, yogurt, maple syrup, etc.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mommy & Me Monday

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We had a great time at Olive garden yesterday. There was an hr wait, but the food was so good. Here are a few more photos from yesterday

This is us with Anthony's Mom, Sandra.

Not so Moody Monday

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's day

T made this Mother's day card in school on Friday for me. I have it up on our fridge.

We went to Olive garden today for Mother's day. Anthony's parents met us there. My parents didn't come because my Dad got a bad cold a few days ago & he was feeling horrible. Anthony hates O garden, but he wanted to try 1 of the specials. He ended up not even getting it.

I hope all of you that are Moms, had a great day.

Pink helmets

I got my 1st motorcycle helmet ever, a few weeks ago & it's pink (like my camera & laptop). A few days later Tara got her 1st pink helmet (It's Barbie), so I thought I'd take a pic of us both in our cute helmets.

Mine has glittery sparkles in it.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I'm adding these to my wish list

Today I was in Kohls, walking along & I saw these babies. I love the colors. I definitely want 1 of each, but will probably end up with 1 of them & hardly using it. Like the Giant cupcake pan I got for Christmas. I Haven't used it yet.

Whoopie pie maker
Cake pop maker

Donut maker