Tuesday, May 25, 2010

just dropping by

I am just dropping in.
We had a great weekend, celebrating Brandon's birthday. Yep, the whole weekend. Saturday afternoon was his party. Saturday evening was a trip to watch our Indians play. The tickets were a great gift. Then we finished it off by a trip to the zoo on Sunday.
Unfortunately, I do not have pictures to share. It could be worse! ....I have pictures. They are just still on the camera and will have to remain there for...a while... MY computer has decided that it is unhappy and has chosen not to function. So the very very slow computer that the kiddos use will have to be sufficient to get my internet fix. I feel so limited.

But, I wanted to thank everyone for being a part of Brandon's day (and for the gifts).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Birthday Boy

I just want to take a quick minute to tell the sweetest boy I know

Today you are 6 years old and just days away from finishing up kindergarten.
How exactly did you grow up so fast?!

Love you!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Recap of last week

I will blame this lack of posting on an allergy stupor.
 It has only been in the last few years that I have had allergy problems. This year seems to be particularly loathesome. Trying to find the balance between watery eyes, stuffed up head, and the near constant feeling of having to sneeze with the serious lack of function after taking any allergy medicine. I have so not done much of anything lately!
First off, Ray came by for a couple of days. My big kids are always excited by this. Wednesday afternoon, Brandon, Ray and I made a very short trip to see Aunt Linda and Rory. I had had an album made on line with about 100 pictures for them. I really, really wanted them to have it. And they both have Wednesdays off. I think they liked it! Also on Wednesday, the kiddos had a "mini recital" at the Harrison. It was only 5 of the classes. But they are so darn cute.
My godson turned 5 on Thursday. Really, how has it that Alex has turned 5?!? (and that we are a mere week away from Brandon being 6!! HOLY COW!) Saturday evening was spent celebrating the birthday boy. And why we wait until we are ready to leave to get a picture of all 4 kids, I don't know. Guess they are too busy running around and being silly.
Sunday was a great Mother's Day! It started with cinnamon rolls for breakfast. And the kids helped daddy make a cake. (it was dessert after dinner, not breakfast dessert) Then we went to the bookstore to get a book that I had been looking forward to buying. It is called "I Will Carry You" by Angie Smith. She also has a blog (Bring the Rain). I have been following her story for more than two years. We had just left the bookstore when grandma called. She invited us out for lunch. It was an impromtu get-together. We (Aunt Shannon, Uncle Alvin and Ray, Uncle Mike, Aunt Rachel and Dylan, and Grandma and Grandpa) met practically across the street. What was the luck in that? After lunch, we all went our separate ways. We went to the plant store. It would appear that half the county had the same idea. More crowded than any of the other times that we have been there, combined. To finish off the day, daddy grilled out steak and cake for dessert!

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Junior Girl Scout

Jessica is no longer a Brownie Girl Scout. She is now a Junior. We attended a Bridging Ceremony today, with about a dozen other troops.
Our little Girl Scout is growing up.

(i don't know who the other girl is. she was just in the way of my picture.)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bunny Update

The cute little bunny in the previous post's pictures, well, I don't think he is so cute anymore. The little patch of flowers that is in those pictures have been eating down to the ground. And it would appear that he has moved on to other plants. His cuteness is disappearing as quickly as my plants!

He will have to vacate soon!