Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Todd and his brother took Noah and Aiden fishing on Sunday out at their Uncle Gene's lake. He also happens to have a dairy farm and the cows are not shy at all!
Aiden and the running of the cows. Here little cow.
2 more pictures from the weekend at Heartland Lodge that Todd took with our camera.
I thought this one of Aiden was cute.
Close up of the butterfly.
Ok, so Noah loses a tooth this morning. I find out after school that he lost the tooth, like in *poof* it's gone. I tell him to show me where he left it. Now GET THIS......he left the tooth soaking in the bathroom sink so it would get clean.....and he didn't tell anyone. HELLO!!!! That sink was used at least 10 times while he was at school, did he think it would just float in the bottom and hang out there?? He told me he thought someone would see it. I told him that his tooth is the same color as the sink! Now he's worried that he won't get his dollar from the tooth fairy. Heck, I'm afraid the tooth fairy will forget!! I can't break the kids' heart.
Posted by Kelly at 3:22 PM
Monday, May 18, 2009
...........Through The Eyes Of Our 7 Year Old. This past weekend we visited Heartland Lodge again. Just Todd and I went last year and it was the most gorgeous place to visit. Here is last years' post on it. We really wanted to bring the boys this year because we knew how much they would enjoy it all. Not as many Multisport Club members were able to make it this year but we still had a lot of fun. Noah took a ton of pictures so I'm letting him highlight the trip this time. I had no desire to touch anything electronic this weekend and it was so freeing. I enjoyed the outdoors with my family, read my book, ate great food, and slept in the comfiest bed. Here are just a few of the things that caught Noah's eye this weekend.
A little blurry but this give you an idea of the amazing view from our hay ride!
Posted by Kelly at 7:08 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I've been giving Drew grief because he comes home with new scrapes and bruises everyday. His legs actually look good in the picture compared to how they looked the week before.....and you should see his elbow from the spill he took from his skateboard. I can't give him anymore grief. If you look at my knees, I got a couple of owies myself. Mine aren't from playing rough or being daring, I'm just a plain clutz. I was sitting on my computer chair and when I went to get up and walk away, my heel got caught in my pajama pants and my body slammed to the floor. I haven't had rug burns like that in years. Ow! I've also decided from this picture, that knees are really ugly body parts!
Posted by Kelly at 4:11 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mother's Day weekend was jam packed with activity. We took tons of pictures so I tried to narrow it down a bit.......hope you can stay with me till the end! :)
Saturday morning my whole family traveled to Charleston, IL to see my youngest brother, Nathan, graduate from Eastern IL University. It was neat to be able to see for the first (and last!) time his house and the campus. The campus there is really beautiful.
This is a picture of the whole family outside of the building where he had a lot of his classes for his major (finance).
Me and Noah
Drew typed up this letter for me in computer class. It especially touched me because he rarely shares his feelings for me anymore. I know he loves me even though he doesn't say it much.
"Dear Mom, Thanks for taking care of me when I'm sick. Thanks for cooking, helping with homework, and giving me clothes. And last but not least, thank you for letting me go to St Dominic's. Love Drew"
He also gave me this beautiful flower.............................
which I'm going to put in this gorgeous flower pot made for me by my Godson, Ty.He used his fingers to make the petals. Quite the artist, that Godson of mine! Today I also received a Mother's Day card from my Goddaughter Kira that had a voice recording in it from her. I was so excited to hear her sweet little voice. She lives up in Plainfield IL so I don't get to see her too often.Good news.....are basement is getting cleaned up tomorrow! They start at 1:00. I'm glad to get this process moving along and get it back to being a nice place to hang out. I didn't realize just how much space we had down there until we were confined to the main floor!! It has looked like a tornado has gone through it.
Posted by Kelly at 1:45 PM
Friday, May 8, 2009
There's Noah on the far right heading towards the ball.
Posted by Kelly at 10:01 AM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Mr Mailman walked up to my house yesterday with a package. I looked at the return address and knew right away it was from Amy!! I won a giveaway on her Chic Book Chick blog and boy did she spoil me, it totally made my day. I won these awesome books and I can't wait to read them...but which one do I do first??? (what?? a Nora Roberts book I haven't read yet?? How did that happen?) I just finished P.S. I Love You and if you haven't read it, it's an absolute MUST. I really want to rent the movie now.
Posted by Kelly at 9:56 AM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
How's that for a title?? I'm so creative sometimes.
This might have been about the time that Blake and Noah were discussing whether this older gentleman's beard was real or not. He overheard them and said it wasn't . Just a little embarrassing. :)
The sun has been shining for a few days now and order is being restored, slowly but surely. The insurance adjuster came today.....that was a little nervewracking. After she took pictures and looked around we came upstairs for an "interview". She pulled out her little voice recorder and started asking me questions. I was a little nervous. Servicemaster came this morning for about the 100th time and we are down to 30% humidity and it's close to dry. They will be back tomorrow to start cleaning and disinfecting. It's an almost sure thing that we will have to replace the padding. Those who know my basement, I ask you this......where in the world are we supposed to move all of our crap...... I mean furniture, toys, and stuff, in order to remove the padding, put new padding in and then, get this, stretch out our carpet??? I'm getting dizzy just thinking about it. If you could have seen the panic attack I had wednesday night when Drew got sick and then this with the basement....well, it wasn't pretty. But I'm sure I'll post more on the basement at a later date. I'm going to go bury my head in the sand and think happy thoughts.......like tonight Aiden, Blake, and Ty have a soccer game and team pictures and they are so stinkin' cute out there on the field. Then I get to come home and watch what I hope to be one of the best weeks of American Idol yet!!
Posted by Kelly at 8:15 AM