Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
A few days ago I found a large screw in the middle of Jack's room and couldn't quite figure out where it had come from. Well you see that metal pole that is attached? Not any longer. That little booger has been using his crib as a trampoline and it made the screw fall out. We screwed it back in, but turned the crib around to give the opposite corner a chance to get such a great workout. Three kids in this crib...I guess it's met its match.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I'll just give you the highlights and let some pictures tell the story.
Angela told me as I was sloshing around in the mud that it's a no wonder that 20 and 30 years olds were better off being parents.
- Mike doling out compliments like telling 14 year old Brendan (step-nephew) that he's not as introverted as he used to be.
- 1/2 mile listening to Mike give details about his visit with a "roid" doctor.
We developed quite an appetite after that hike and with it being around 1:30 when we arrived back at that house (oh and we drove by a street called Bose Lane, do ya think it was the street we used to live on?). And we had a tray of fruit waiting for us. Yummy! Can't tell you how that hit the spot! 1 1/2 hours later and trying to hide my grumbling tummy, we did have a nice lunch . As the fire warmed up the room and we began to dry off, we did have a nice time and played some games. The girls really enjoyed playing with Jack and he was really good. We left around 6:30. Angela did leave me with one parting shot as I was putting on my wet shoes. Jack saw the plate of cookies and since he already had 3 I told him, "no cookies" to which Angela told Jack, "your mommy is stingy and won't let you have another cookie". Stingy...yep, that's me!
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is a very special Christmas wish for a young child who is not expected to live beyond the next few months. I know you may see many of these requests but this really is a local child with a very simple Christmas wish. I just visited a friend who had cancer treatments with this childs mother and she gave me the following request from her cousin.
Hannah’s Christmas Wish
This is the true story of my 5-yr old 2nd cousin, Hannah Garman, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor. She was going to be the flower girl in our wedding in May, but was diagnosed a week after we asked her to be the flower girl. This is especially sad because her mother died 2 yrs ago from breast cancer. Right now she has lost most of her motor skills. She is confined to bed and cannot really do anything or play with the gifts she is getting from people, but she LOVES getting cards - she has gotten so many from people she does not know and just loves to have grandma read about the people who send them and see their pictures and is so proud of all her cards. Her room is just filled with cards. When asked what she wants for Christmas she said she wants to see how many Christmas cards she can get. Many people have passed this wish along to their churches, prayer groups, friends and family. There are school groups where children are making her cards. People are including pictures so she can see who it is that is sending her the card. If you would like to help with her wish, you can send a card to her at:
704 Orchard Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
THANKS! Let’s see if we can have the cards coming in big postal bags
for her this Christmas.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Soccer tournament last weekend. Don't let the sunny skies fool you, it was so cold, the parents were bundled up on the sidelines. Garrett played all four games and was out a total of about 5 minutes and spent the rest of the weekend on the couch exhausted.
Saturday was our town's Christmas parade. This parade is infamous. Infamously boring, that is. Seriously the parade consists of the two high school bands and no less than 50 brownie/Girl Scout troops, Boy Scouts, and oh, Indian Princesses. So that's why we go. Morgan loves being in this parade. Garrett enjoyed being with his friends and the occasional candy that was thrown his way. And Jack loved looking at all the lights. But after an hour of Brownies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, we headed out to dinner with friends and missed Santa on the fire truck. We did get to see the crowd favorite, the Tube Platoon. All the boys in the one picture were in first grade together and six years later, they are still hanging out together.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Offer expires 12.10.08. At least 40% off everything in the store and 50-75% off select merchandise.Buy More, Save More:Spend $100, Get $10 offSpend $150, Get $15 offSpend $250, Get $25 offMust use this printable coupon to redeem this offer:http://tinyurl.com/PotteryBarnOutlet
Wish I could go :-(
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So just a few miscellaneous items today...
A friendly reminder to keep saving your boxtops for Morgan. There's an ice cream party at stake here and you know we're really competitive. So if you have any don't forget to bring them to us next week.
And let's not forget about EBATES That's my check I just got-free money. Now is the best time to sign up, you get $10 if you make a purchase by Dec. 31. Just click on the word Ebates to sign up and start saving. Ask Mom, finally got her hooked and now she's seen the light :-).
And here is something I just found out about. I can't tell you first hand, but I understand it's legit. www.restaurant.com Honestly we probably won't go to most of the restaurants listed, but there are a few good ones nearby. The way it works is you purchase the gift certificate online and print it out. You can only use one gift certificate. So let's say you buy a $25 gift card for only $10, on your $35 bill you would have to pay an additional $10 so the total cost of your meal would be $20. Anyway, take a look at the restaunts and it certainly seems like a good savings.
In case you didn't notice, the "o" on my keyboard is sticking, so if you had trouble reading that last post, I went back and edited it and you can read it straight from the blog.
Monday, November 17, 2008
What you probably can't tell from this picture is that it is an interactive page meaning I was able to use 16 pictures that I took throughout the day. Here is a look at the hidden pictures:
Some fold in accordian, some open like a book and one twists on a brad. Pretty clever, huh?
Here is the journaling that is written on that page:
This is you TODAY-October 15, 2008-13 , months old-While every day is just a bit different, you definitely have a routine and there are things I can expect to be exactly the same as the day before. You start your day by 7:00 every morning. Daddy usually gets you out of your crib and spends a little bit of time with you before you come wake Mommy up. We give you a cup of milk, but most of the time you toss it aside. About 7:50 we get everybody in the car and take Garrett and Morgan to school. Once we get home, it's just you and me for most of the day. We start by feeding you breakfast, hot cereal and a jar of fruit. Then you spend a few minutes playing before you start getting cranky. So by 9:00 I give you your pacifer, your small blanket and two other blankets that you have to have, turn on your music and put you to bed. You nap for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and are awake by 11:00. It's time to get you dressed. We play a little bit more, sometimes go outside and then have some lunch. Your favorite lunch lately has been grilled cheese and bananas. If we have time, we also run a few errands like to the mall or grocery stre. You like getting out of the house. By the time we come back it's time for your nap again. We do the same routine and around 2:00 you are down for your second nap. Garrett and Morgan get home about 3:15 and are anxious to see you, but they usually have to wait until 3:30 for you to wake up. You get a cup of juice and a snack and then it's back in the car and off to take Garrett and Morgan to soccer and gymnastics. We come home around 5:00 and you are usually fussy which makes it hard to start dinner. By 6:00 we have dinner, sometimes it's just the two of us, but sometimes it's the whole family. You love meat right now, especially chicken. I will usually feed you a jar of vegetable baby food. Around 7:00, it's time for a bath for you which you love. Then pajamas. Dad is home by now so you get to play with him a little and show him any new tricks you're doing. You love books so you settle down to be read to and sometimes with a cup of milk. By 8:00 we start the bedtime routine with the pacifier, blankets, music (with a projection on the ceiling) and that's it for the night. We see you toss and "nest" in your crib, but you always go down without a problem. And then the day starts all over again.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
They compile all the great deals out there for Black Friday.
We're busy making lists over here. Garrett is easy, he's looking to get some software for his computer and can always use gift cards for iTunes. Will start thinking about everybody else.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
zoo. We stayed long enough to grab a few pumpkins, take a few pictures and then leave. Which I'm not sure if you can tell by Garrett's expression, could not happen soon enough.
Sports update: Garrett's team is currently in second place. If they win the rest of their league games, they'll hold that spot, if they lose then they are going to need some help to maintain second. This weekend they played in Livermore's Headless Horseman Soccer Tournament and let's just say it was pretty scarey. They were grouped with Under 14 Division 1 (they are Under 13 Div. 3) players. They managed to win one game, but the games were very physical and they were clearly out matched. Garrett is currently icing his ankle :-(.