Friday, May 28, 2010

Holiday weekend

So good morning. It's the beginning of Memorial Weekend. Such a great holiday to celebrate. We dont have alot going on and I'm perfectly okay with this! The sun is shining and I love it. Summer time is officially here.
Tonight I'm going to the movies with my friends. Sex and the City 2. And tomorrow its in the pool with tropical drinks all day. Sunday we are having a cook out and our neighbors are coming over and Monday a cook out at mom's. So a pretty great, lazy weekend.

I hope you all are safe, I hope you all have plenty of cook outs and family time this weekend.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Fun Ideas


Now that school is out....here are some great ideas to take up time when the kids say they are bored!


Summer ideas

The lake areas…forgotten past, the homeplace, lbl, and dq for ice cream…

The roller skating rink

Bowling

miniature golf

Vacation one day in Paducah..take a day with the kids and pack a lunch in the cooler and hit different spots..such as the park , the farmers market, the river front

Library

Movies $1

On a rainey day do a Brady Bunch or Cosby Show Marathon…renting from the library.

McDonalds at Metroplois

The forts at fort massac in metropolis./picnic

Meals on Wheels…cook a meal for someone.

Burdette Park in Evansville, IN. a fun water park. Cheap

Spray park

Noble Parks movies at night once a week..take a dinner picnic and wait for the movie.

Museums in Paducah

Yard Sales..give the kids some money

Make sun tea, homemade pocicles and homemade ice cream

Wait for the ice cream man..do a lemonade stand

Paints on the sidewalk…water balloon fights, scavenger hunts

Take a walk with the kids early after they wake up…or before bath time at night.

Look up science experiments to do…

Make forts in the living room

Go to the zoo in St Louis…its free

Find a U Pick Farm

Plant a garden and watch it grow together

Buy disposable cameras and let the kids take pictures of each other then take them to develop them.

Wickliffe Mounds..take a picnic over to Columbus Belmont Park

Paducah Summer Festival Held In July…

Color Summer…get all the markers, paints and crayons you own out and color summer

Fly a kite…play Frisbee.

Horse Drawn Carriages on Saturday nights

Pack a picnic and go to Whitehaven and pretend we are on vacation. Go on a tour of Whitehaven.

Go down to the river front and walk the murals.

Market House Theater has several programs throughout the summer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today's daybook

FOR TODAY...Monday...May 24th

Outside my window...the sun is shining on the pool!

I am thinking...that I'am finally on summer vacation...finally.

I am thankful for....MOPS and friends.

I'am wearing...blank tank and shorts

I am remembering...that life is short and we must embrace it.

I am going....NOWHERE....YES NOWHERE.

I am reading...some magazines...playing catch up.

I am hoping... that I can get the house cleaned up so we can swim this afternoon.

On my mind... Summer. And all the things we will do. I'm posting some great ideas tomorrow.

From the learning rooms...writing Miller with a pencil.

Noticing that...May is almost over.

Pondering these words...Schools out!

From the kitchen...Chicken Skewers on the grill..with asparagus and rice...making brownies for one of Madison's teachers..

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, lunch with a girlfriend, t ball practice, 2 playdates for Miller,a nail appointment and hair appointment,the grocery, girls night to the movies, and friends over for a Memorial Day lunch.

Around the house..stripping sheets, vacuuming, cleaning up the house! LAUNDRY!

One of my favorite things....coffee on the porch.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hello weekend


Good Morning. Its finally the weekend. Today is my moms birthday! I'm sure will have a great day. As for us...we have errands to run. We stayed home yesterday and cleaned house. Today we are taking Scott's grandma to the hair salon and then we are running a bunch of errands. We have a somewhat busy weekend. Tonight Miller has TBall Practice and I will be working on MOPS Tea Party stuff. Tomorrow Miller has TBall pictures and a game. We also have a Sunday School outing. Sunday is church and the MOPS Tea Party...our theme this year is Breakfast at Tiffany's! I'm really excited about it!

And I guess you all already know this....I'm so ready for school to be out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have stuck to my exercise plan this week...seeing results too!

Strawberry Jam is done! Glad too!

Have a great weekend my friends!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello rain


Good Morning. It's raining cats and dogs here today. Which is fine with me. I have no where to go. Miller finished his last day of school on Tuesday and he is officially on summer break. Today we are going to finish up our Strawberry Jam and clean the house...I may get Miller to start helping with chores. At least picking his stuff up and maybe dusting. I have been looking at new recipes for broadening my food Blog....I'm going to work on it more after May is over and things slow down a bit.

We got some sad news yesterday. A close friend of ours was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. Our hearts are broken. It has spread to the liver. We are just praying for a miracle. We cried alot last night.

Madison has only 3 days of school left. I know she is so excited. I will be too. She has alot of things going on this summer. Alot of camps to go to and little trips.

On her last day of school I will be blogging about fun things to do during the summer. I took a poll from some friends and got alot of ideas.

Hope you are having a great day.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm back

So today is Miller's last day of school. Madison is out of school today for Election Day. She has a week left. I so cannot wait until Summer Break.
Miller had his last soccer games last night..and we won. Miller scored 4 goals...it was awesome! He rocked it! This week we have something every night...again. Tonight is Miller's End of the Year Celebration Program at school. Tomorrow night is church for Scott and Madison...in youth it goes all year round to keep them busy...and we have dinner with Scott's parents. Friday we have tball practice and its my moms birthday. I'm ready to slow down a bit.

Before we know it it will be July. We have a trip planned for the beach in the latter part of June. Hope the beaches hold out for us!

Got back on my exercise program yesterday. Hoping I can get focused again.

Life is really busy right now but I know it will soon slow down once again.
Maybe the sun will be out to catch sun tanning this week!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Daybook

FOR TODAY...Monday...May 17th

Outside my window...cloudy. But feels good outside...glad warmer temps are here.

I am thinking...that my weeks are so busy in May....and I may get tired...but I love it.

I am thankful for....for family. Our family gathered together this weekend for my cousin Ashley's wedding.

I'am wearing...yoga wear.

I am remembering...my mom's birthday this week.

I am going....to Miller's last soccer game tonight.

I am reading...Everyday Meals Cookbooks.

I am hoping... to get my strawberry jam put up today...all 30 jars...:)
I will appreciate it in the winter.

On my mind... getting back into some kind of exercise routine...lost focus when life got busy.

From the learning rooms...just practicing writing his name. He can write his first name.....yeah!

Noticing that...summer storms are back. I love to watch one roll up while sitting on the front porch.

Pondering these words...weddings, new babies, and love.

From the kitchen...lots of strawberry jam! Making an Ooey gooey butter cake for a sweet friend.

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, one soccer tournament game, lunch with a girlfriend, an end of the year program for Miller,t ball practice,one tball game, tball pictures, my mom's birthday, a night out with my Sunday school class! And our MOPS Tea Party!

Around the house..mopping floors.....and making jam!

One of my favorite things....pinot gricio

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chit Chat


Okay so dont pass out. I know 4 days in a roll. Told you I was trying to get back into my writing. It's been awhile and life gets in the way. This week is quickly coming to an end and I'm glad as it has been a busy crazy week. Tonight Madison's soccer team goes to the Championships for the winner...we won last night in a nail biting game. So tonight we will battle it out for the trophy and the title of the Best.
I'm going grocery shopping today. Mom gave me some old cooking magazines to look at for the summer...alot of them are grilling recipes..as we do alot of this in the summer.
The pool is in and done...the deck is being built. It should be finished today...I hope. Then we can enjoy the deck and I can start getting it together with flowers and deck furniture....yeah!
We have a crazy weekend...but I will save that for tomorrow to talk about.
Miller has only 2 days left of school and Madison I think has only 6. I'm ready to have them home!
I get to have lunch with my momma today...that will be our last lunch without kids till August...I enjoy spending time with mom.
I have a ton of laundry to get done. Being gone everyday and night this week I have slacked. No complaints yet from the family..I guess with me getting dinner done...they dont seem to care.
Well I need to run and get in the shower....talk to you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Kids


My boy making faces


The kids on Easter....Madison informed me they would not match/wear the same colors next year...:(


Me and Miller at his Easter party...


Silly Faces..we love them.

Have a great day friends...I'm heading out to the mall and to get my nails done...talk to you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tid Bits


Dont pass out..yes I'm blogging two days in a roll. I had some time this morning so I thought after I packed Madison's soccer bag and packed Scott's lunch I would sit down and blog. May is so crazy here as I have said in previous posts....I will be glad when this week is over, choir concerts, soccer tournaments, pizza parties, tball games and practices, soccer award ceremonies you get the idea.

I'm getting nervous for our beach vacation in June. The oil spill seems to be getting closer. Although I'm not sure it will reach where we are going...but still there is a possibility.

I have been emailing some friends of mine looking for summer fun ideas for me and the kids..I know we put a pool in last week but there will be days when we are sick of it or it is raining...I have a pretty good list that I'm putting together and will try and post the last day of school.

Scott's grandma is home finally. She is doing much better. She had fallen and they had admitted her and we assumed she had a stroke...NO...they had her doped up on Loratab....well this drug must be fierce as it took almost 2 weeks for her to get her memory back and no what is going on in the world. I was furious. We still have a long road ahead of us so keep us in prayer please.

My cousin Ashley gets married this weekend. This is the daughter of my aunt Glenda who passed away almost 2 years ago unexpectedly. That was a hard time for my family. This weekend we will have the entire family here...first time since the funeral. We have a huge family. My mom has 8 brothers and sisters and their kids and so forth....it will be a tear jerker...but a good one!

I guess that is about it....today Miller goes to school and I'm coming home to clean the house and start tonight's dinner. Madison has soccer practice after school and a choir concert tonight...life in the fast lane people!

Hope you all are having a great week....talk to you soon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday is here yet again!

FOR TODAY...Monday...May 10th

Outside my window...it's chilly this morning. I didnt water my new flowers I planted over the weekend as it's supposed to rain.

I am thinking...of only 2 weeks of school left. I cant wait until they are both home.

I am thankful for..Scott letting me be a stay home mommy.

I am wearing....pink pajamas

I am remembering...to have mercy on my enemies. (Something we learned at church Sunday)

I am going....to soccer practice today (2 of them) and a Soccer Booster meeting tonight.

I am reading...no time right now....need a good read for the summer though.

I am hoping... to get my closet and bedroom cleaned up today..

On my mind... the oil spill and my vacation planned for Panama City Beach..hoping it doesnt hit there.

From the learning rooms...painting....talking about summer vacations.

Noticing that...Mondays are filled with hustle and bustle to a new week.

Pondering these words...strawberry's are in!

From the kitchen...Little Sliders, over fries and applesauce.

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, several soccer practices, two soccer tournament games, lunch with a girlfriend, a choir performance, a nail appointment,grocery shopping, t ball practice.two tball games, soccer booster mtg, pizza party at church,ENT appointment for Miller, my cousins wedding, and a night out with Scott.

Around the house..laundry..straightening thru the house, stripping sheets.

One of my favorite things....our new swimming pool!