Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
FUNNIES: Grace was quite daring and would not listen to Dad telling her that the rocks were very slippery, and so she tried making her way across the river, and fell in not once, but 2 times! Ha! She also coaxed Drew to come with her at one point, Drew was very hesitant, but they mad thier way to a rock to sit on *in montage* and Drew cut her foot on a rock. This ofcourse, crippled her in her mind, and so they sat on the rock refusing to return unless I came to get Drew. I was like, "No, you got out there, you can come back!" So, they sat. Just about the time they were gonna try to get back into the river, Drew's letting me know her toe is bleeding. I said, "You better hope the crawdad's don't get a taste!" Her eyes got so big, she was even more glued to the rock after that! Sissy girls!
Beau was so excited to catch a crawdad, he truly had no idea what that meant, but when Darrin finally caught one, he was scared to death and would not even take a picture with Daddy holding the crawdad.
We stopped at a few different river parks, and at one, we ate lunch on an old picnic table. All kinds of strange bugs came crawling all over the table, inch worms, caterpillars we had never seen, tiny spiders, etc. One tiny caterpillar was going along the edge of the table near where Beau and Leah were eating, and Leah freaked out! *That is in the montage*
Here is a montage of some of the pics I took. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
*Lulu trying hard to eat her first Dilly Bar, cherry, mmmm!
I went through the DQ drive thru today, and got each of the kids a dilly bar. I haven't had one of those forever! And, I had forgotten how fun they are for kids, Beau and Leah had never had one. Then, we drove around searching for a spot to eat them, and found this great little spot by the river. There was this HUGE water fountain feature, coming up from multiple grates in the ground, it was great! The fountain height varied, shut off, then would spout up again, almost 10 feet high. We were not at all prepared for water play, but they didn't care, as the photos show!!!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
This is a pic of my Great Grandma Marie to left, my Dad's Grandma, far right is my Daddy, my Grandma Nancy is holding him. Wasn't she lovely?
Handsome Men here! My Grandpa, my Mom's Dad to right, and then, I think my Uncle Leroy to left. What a great old b&w shot!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I just received reimbursement today for the shipping cost to return my affected Thomas the Tank Engine trains, as well as a new free train that Beau did not have already, so it was nice! Still waiting for replacement trains.
My children's safety is a very important thing to me, and I have always tried to be on gaurd to anything that might happen. I once read this book called, PROTECTING THE GIFT, author GAVIN DE BECKER. It has been a number of years since I have done so, so I should read it once through again.
As a child I remember very vividly, a frightening incident. I was around my oldest dtr's age, 12, I think. I was riding my bicycle to the park which was only about a block from our home, and a straight-away at that. I rode by this house, 1/2 down the road, I heard a whistle, I looked over to see a man standing in his doorway, looking out at me. I blew it off. I rode home from the park a bit later, then rode back and this same thing occurred, he whistled, I looked over, and this time, this man was standing naked in his doorway staring at me. I freaked out! I was so scared, I rode the rest of the way down the road, and around the block to avoid passing this house once again. My Mom was livid when I told her what happened. She walked down there, and knocked on his door, he would not answer, so she peeked into his garage, and he was pacing, fully clothed around his garage. I was so fearful of passing that house EVER again. What might have happened? What was his motive?
Even in my blog, I have tried to avoid revealing too much information to my location. But, never in a million years would I have thought a predator would use Ebay as navigation to harm a child.
We must all as Mothers, and Humans, do what we can to protect our children, as well as others. Please take the time to read the links in this post.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Saw this on Margo's blog, had to do it too!
What Your Pizza Reveals
Your appetite is pretty average. You don't go overboard - but you don't deprive yourself either.
You are a very picky pizza eater. Not any pizza will do. You fit in best in the Northeast part of the US.
You like food that's traditional and well crafted. You aren't impressed with "gourmet" foods.
You are dependable, loyal, and conservative with your choices.
You are cultured and intellectual. You should consider traveling to Vienna.
The stereotype that best fits you is geek. You're the type most likely to order pizza to avoid leaving your computer.
Friday, August 10, 2007
On another note: I GOT STUNG BY A WASP! I was stepping out onto our back porch, and apparently they had created a nest with young in the corner of our slider door, and it just stung me right between my left breast and my shoulder through my shirt as soon as I stepped out the door! AUUUGGHHH! It hurt so bad! It was like fire! I have never been stung that I can remember, and especially not by a Wasp! Darn bee's! I think the Lord could have left those out! My sister was here and told me to put a copper penny on the sting to relieve it, and what do you know? IT WORKED! I have never heard of that before. *Thankyou Daddy for spraying and knocking down the nest for me!
Today was Drew's last day of soccer camp, and I had promised the little ones we would feed the ducks. We had a bunch of moldy bread anyway...they were so excited! Grace mentioned on our way to the pond, knowing there were also geese, "Don't geese chase you?" She said. I was sure not, I mean, the other day they just came right up to Leah and Beau, they were kind. Well, this had me thinking, and as we were feeding the ducks, one goose, male I think, and canadian, suddenly made a loud honk and lowered his head to the ground then came barrelling toward us. Grace grabbed Leah and ran screaming, then the goose stopped and started eating some bread. I figured, no problem. Then, it did the same stinkin' thing, and this time, I wasn't chancing it! I turned around to run, screaming too! I had to stop and grab Beau, he had no idea there was a problem, he was just 'feedin the ducks'. Makes me laugh now, we probably looked like fools!
More of Nature: We have 2 sparrow's nest under our shop roof.
I snapped a pic today of the 4 babies eagerly awaiting some dinner, QUICKLY, because the mother sparrow is vicious! She dives like an arrow straight at me every time I come near the nest. Althought I would hate for her to attack me, I completely understand her expression of fear.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Here are my Morning Glories, in all their morning glory! Hmmm, 6am, wonder why they are called such??
DH helped Beau to catch this very strange Moth but not sure what kind it is, it's body is HUGE, almost the size of a HUMMING BIRD. I have never ever seen one this large or with these markings ever before. Darrin seems to think it might be a Gypsy Moth. I guess I'll just have to look it up on the web.
I saw this Firecracker Fushia in June at Fred Meyer, and I loved it!
However, they only came in a pot with other flowers and they were priced at $24.99!!! I was NOT going to pay that! So, I forgot about it. Well, my Mom went perusing about the garden section at Freddie's last night and found them for 50% off, and grabbed one for her AND me! How sweet of her! I love it! The flowers are almost a neon pink, and the leaves are verigated green, orange and cream. Hers is bushed, but mine is more of a tree. I just hope the littles ones do not break it or pull all the flowers off!
OF NOTE: I have now lost 23 lbs!!! Whoopee! I still have 48 to go however, but it's coming off!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
*NOTE: code found on this great website RETAILMENOT
***WE GOT RESULTS:
From my cousin Melissa..."Thanks for the heads up, I got jayd 2 outfits and a pair of shoes for 37.00! Yeah, let the school clothes shopping begin!"
Mine...I got my Drew 2 full outfits and a pair of shoes for only $35.00!!! Woohoo!
This a morning glory that just suddenly started sprouting and has gone crazy in my flower pot! What a lovely surpise, since I did not plant it there!
Drew is also taking care of the neighbors cats/kittens this week. We came home from soccer camp and she went directly over to feed and water them, but 3/5 kittens were missing from the cage! After searching and searching, we finally found them sleeping in the neighbors shop. Phew! Drew was hysterical, crying and so worried that the neighbors would be mad at her. I calmed her explaining it was NOT in any way her fault that they got out. And, they better not even blame her if it happens when they come home as well. I will turn into Psycho Mommy if they even so much as become upset with Drew.
Got my camera! I just could not do without it. I am whole once again...ha, ha! Took some pics of Drew's soccer camp, and got some video of the wonderful english/british accent..aaaahhh! I will post a montage of her soccer camp later this week...TTFN.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I took my camera in yesterday to get it checked out,
I paid the $25 service fee, which is to be used toward the repair cost, but it will be atleast 5 or 6 weeks out from now that I get it back, and I still don't know how much it will cost, so I am seriously considering a new purchase. I am looking at the Canon Powershot A560 It is on sale for $164.99. I figure I can swing that with my earnings coming this week from Ebay. Then, I can decide later what to do with my broken camera. I won't even find out the cost of repair for 3 weeks!!! Still contemplating...
Today: home, nothing exciting, just hangin' out in Pj's most of day, taking out garbage, doing laundry, eating and eating and cleaning. Boring...but sometimes those days are just as necessary, right?
Thankyou Lord, for this day...and for my healthy, happy family!