Sunday, August 26, 2007

Getting Ready for School

For many of us moms, our kids are going to school soon...maybe this week...or the lucky ones, the week after Labor Day. Brendan is soooooo excited to start school. I think he needs some more challenging things to do instead of playing with or should I say bossing around his brothers.

This past Thurday night, after soccer practice got rained out, we headed to school for Brendan to drop off his school supplies and meet his teacher, Mrs. Wells one more time before the start of school.

I can't believe that Brendan is already starting school. Yes, he is my oldest and my first to go to school so it will be strange not having him around....but the house will be much more peaceful...and I think there will be alot less fighting.

Good luck to the teacher and students as they begin a new school year. God bless you all!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Connor!!!!!!

Today is actually Connor's birthday.
Please enjoy watching this movie about the first year of Connor's life.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Connor's Birthday Party

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Surprise was a Success

Last night was Mike's surprise 30th birthday party. I was able to keep the party a surprise even though I have to tell a few small lies to him.

I planned two party within 3 days; Mike's surprise party and Connor's 1st birthday party, so that it didn't seem strange that I was cleaning the house, trying to get extra things done around the house, and buying party supplies.

I do need to thank my dad for getting Mike away from the home on Saturday afternoon. He first had an idea to go golfing, but up ended up have Mike help out building a landscaping wall at my brother Brian's house. So after a long afternoon of working, Mike came home to a house full of people. I don't think he was so happy because he went right back outside. I followed him out to see what was wrong and found out that he had a headache. But after a shower and a little aspirin, he was feeling better.

He didn't have any idea!!!!! Of course he said looking back on the past few weeks, there were a few give aways, liking Cory and Lindsay leaving a message on my cell phone and I didn't get the message right away. But all and all I think it was a great night and alots of fun with our friends.

A few of our friend(Brent&Kerri, Tom&Brenda, Eric&Jami) made up this big giant birthday card for Mike with candy bars. Here's what it read:

There is a guy named , who is a , and has a of life. His throw him a party. With old age comes on the eyes, , and forgetfullness. Because of your old age, you may hear of from your friends. Don't (cry baby), because we've gathered for your special day. You may think we are , but we love you to pieces.

Some photos for his birthday. (will upload more tomorrow)


Visit Blogger, Connor

Hi everyone. I am always trying to get to mom's computer and I finally got my chance to leave my own blog.

I have a birthday coming up this Saturday, and we are having my party tomorrow night. I am going to be 1 year old. Tonight my mom wanted to see what I would do, when a piece of cake was put in front of me. Well....I'm no dummy....cake is good and sweet. I grabbed the whole piece and tried to stuff it in my mouth. The piece was gone within seconds. It was sooooo good.

I can't wait!!!! Come back and see more pictures of my party.

Friday, August 17, 2007

give away

I wanted to let you know that if you are loving my bags as much as I do.

Then you need to click on the banner below and get your name in on the drawing.
The bag that Brendan is holding in the photo below is being given away.
Good Luck!!!!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

The big 3-0!!!!!

Today is Mike's 30th birthday. I can't believe we are going into our thirties. I seemed like just yesterday we had started dating and we were so young then. As he said this morning "Now you're married to an old man."
Anyway, I thank God every day for the awesome life we have together, for our health, for our boys and all the enjoys they bring in our lives. And most of all, I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He is so helpful with the boys and even helps out in the house. Ladies, can you believe it for the first three years of our marriage I never vacuumed the carpets or baked any cookies - he did it!!!! I can't figure why it changed....
We have accomplished a lot of big projects in our marriage and yeah, we do butt heads sometimes but for the most part he puts up with what I want....oh, did I say that aloud..I should have said we get along and get the project finished.
Brendan has big plans for today. He says we are having a big party today, so we will see what he has planned. We already made cupcakes this morning and it's only 8:30 a.m.
Happy 30th Birthday Mike!!!!

BTW for those of you who like a little trivia. What also happened 30 years ago this day?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Binder Park Zoo

This is my first slide show. How did I do????

Sunday, August 12, 2007

all about giraffes

We spent the day at Binder Park Zoo this past Saturday. I was kinda disappointed in the zoo, it wasn't much better, if any, than John Ball Park. Anyway, the best part was definitely the giraffes and seeing the kids feeding them. I really enjoy the African animals; zebras, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, etc. I was hoping to see more at Binder Park. I guess we will need to go back to Busch Gardens to see more. Here are some interesting fact and photos about giraffes. Enjoy!!!!

•Giraffes are the tallest land animals. A giraffe could look into a second-story window without even having to stand on its tiptoes!
•A giraffe's 6-foot neck weighs about 600 pounds.

•The legs of a giraffe are also 6 feet long. The back legs look shorter than the front legs, but they are about the same length.
•A giraffe's heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 25 pounds, and its lungs can hold 12 gallons of air!
• A giraffe's feet are the size of a dinner plate—12 inches across.
• Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their necks as we do—seven. Each one is just much bigger than ours!
• A giraffe's tongue is 18 to 20 inches long and blue-black. Some people think the color is to keep the tongue from getting sunburned.

Look at that tongue!!!!

• Giraffes can moo, hiss, roar, and whistle.
• The record running speed of a giraffe is 34.7 miles per hour.
• Would you believe the giraffe has the longest tail of any land mammal? They can be 8 feet long, including the tuft on the end!

Maybe I will need to find a giraffe fabric for my next new handbag......