Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Perfect (Rainy) Sunday

Well, it has been raining here since Friday. Hurricane Kyle is making its way through. Not a bad thing though as it has been productive inside the house. Yesterday we spent a big chunk of time in the basement cleaning and organizing and we'll be heading down there in a bit to try and finish. Last night we went to the movies with my mom to see Nights in Rodanthe - she is totally in love with Richard Gere, so it was a big night out!

I'll leave you with some pics of what makes this day a perfect rainy Sunday!

Cinnamon rolls, bacon, and coffee for breakfast:

The Sunday paper and ads:

Dinner is in the crockpot:

and chocolate chip cookies are in the oven:

Hope your day is wonderful too!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekend projects and what not...

Nothing really exciting to report here. Let's see, yesterday was spent with Carrie going to class all day and MJ had the luxury of being able to attend the Feyler family cookout. That is such a special occasion - the crew comes down from Maine, the Uncle is here from Kansas, Nana bought the alcohol - just what you need for a party. It is always special (read with sarcasm) and this year was no exception. Luckily I (Carrie) got to make it there at the tail end and pick up MJ to get the he** out of there!!!! Saturday night we went to AC Moore and got a bunch of fun stuff to decorate the house for fall. We went to Olive Garden for dinner too - yum, yum!

As for Sunday, MJ had to go into school for a while to get some stuff done and I stayed home and worked on a couple of projects. I put a few coats of polyurethane on a piece of plywood that we will be using to make a new table for the scrapbooking/card making room in the basement. I also worked on a project for school.

That's about it - nothing really exciting, not even any good pictures to post..... stay tuned for hopefully some more excitement next week!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Rest of the Best Birthday Ever!

So, the rest of my birthday was just spectacular! We went out to get a few accessories for the Wii. We got the nerf sports pack which comes with a golf club, tennis racket, and baseball bat. That makes playing so much fun and a lot easier too. We also bought the Outdoor Adventure which is just a blast! You do Whack a Mole with your feet, Jump Rope, Kayak, Mine Cart Racing, Log roll jumping, and much more! It is TONS of fun!!! The funniest thing on Mine Cart Racing is that to steer, you have to lift on leg - there is a picture of MJ doing that below! Here are some other pics of us playing too - you really work up a sweat! We had so much fun and laughed a lot!

My parents came over and we had a wonderful seafood boil just like the one we had in Colorado this summer. It was TASTY!!! We had Alden Merrill Chaos Pie for dessert too! It was just a fabulous day!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Best Birthday Ever!

I am having the best birthday weekend ever! It started on Friday night with dinner at the Olive Garden and 2 dozen yellow roses! I LOVE yellow roses, they are my absolute favorite.

Then on Saturday, we worked a lot around the house - cleaning, rearranging the living room at bit, etc. On Saturday night, MJ let me open my presents and I was so surprised!

First off, I got some very fun new scrapbooking paper and embellishments -bows, ribbon, eyelets, and brads. I got a new book Three Cups of Tea which I am excited to start reading. Then she bought me a new Pandora bracelet with a great pink and green glass bead - now I can begin the obsession of filling this on up as well. I got one for Christmas and had it all filled by June!
Then, came the absolute best present of all - I got a Wii!!!!! I was so excited - I had been joking about wanting one, but I never expected to get one because you can't find them anywhere unless you want to buy the $550 bundle. Well, MJ went to Target and it must have been my lucky day because they had just received a shipment. It is SO MUCH FUN!
Last night we had fun bowling and playing tennis and baseball. Here are some pics of us bowling:
As you can see, the dogs had to help/get in the way - I even accidentally punched Willy in the nose this morning. Here is one last pick of me this morning after winning my boxing match! Ignore the PJs and bed head please!
This afternoon my parents are coming over and we are going to have a seafood boil - more about that later - I'm off to play my Wii!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I *heart* Freecycle!

So, another fun event last weekend was our huge score on Freecycle! We got a pool for FREE!!! It is one of those soft sided blue pools with the "blow up" ring on the top. It came complete with the ladder and pump. This thing is in pristine condition. All we had to do was borrow my dad's truck and go get it. It is 3 feet deep and 15 feet in circumference. Perfect for setting up in the backyard to float around in and catch some sun!

If you don't know about freecycle, go check it out at Youhave to sign up for a town (or two) that you want messages from and you get a list of emails each day regarding what people are giving away. People also list things they want. We are giving back to freecycle by giving some baby gates to someone who needs them. It really is a great thing!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Last Weekend

So, last weekend, we went to our friends Laura and Sue's house. Their neighbor has a greenhouse just FULL of tomatoes that he said to pick as many as we wanted. So, we took him up on the offer and picked a ton of them - 150 pounds to be exact - for FREE!!! We brought 50 pounds home to my parents to can and we all used the rest to make Spaghetti Sauce - which we froze and will have all winter. Can I just say - "YUM, YUM!" Here are a few pics of that escapade:

We also helped them set up a blog- so go check it out: . They are the moms to the wonderful 5 year old who has starred in our blog recently!

Oh, and one more story - on the way there, we stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up a few things that we needed to make the spaghetti sauce. There in the back of the parking lot was a family all set up for a night of camping. Now, I realize that Wal-Mart is nice enough to let people stay overnight in their parking lot. The average person just pulls in and sleeps for the night, right - well, these were not your average people apparently! They had the grill and lawn chairs out as well. Nothing like spending some quality time grilling in the parking lot! Of course, we had to get a pic:

So, we'll leave you with that - have a great night!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The "Short" S Word....

So, another funny kid story - I really should write a book! Anyways, yesterday a little girl (we'll call her Jenny) comes up to me and says "Joey (name changed to protect the innocent) just said the S word to me." To which I replied "Oh, that wasn't very nice, I'll have to go and talk to him." Now I am sure that you are thinking the same thing I was - this kid said sh*t to her. Oh, no, hang on for the rest of the story.

Jenny then says to me - "Not that S word, a different one, the short S word."

Now I am thinking, as I am sure you all are - what short S word is there that a kid would see as a swear.

So, I say to Jenny "I'm not sure that I know what the short S word is."

To which she replies, "You know, the short S word - S - E - X!" (She so nicely spelled it out for me so that she wouldn't have to say it)

I had to try so hard to keep a straight face and keep from laughing as I go over to tell Joey that he needs to not use inappropriate words in school. AHHHH, I love it when the kids make me laugh. In better news, my clickety clack shoe girl from last Friday was a complete angel this week - I love when they behave. Oh, and MJ made the SAME kid cry again - You go, girl!

Thank God it's the weekend!