Tuesday, August 28, 2007

First day of preschool

The little ones had their first day of preschool today. They are all in the same class too. They are going to the YMCA two days a week. It will be great as I can work during the week now and we can all be off on weekends together. I have been working weekends FOREVER!!!

I knew the girls would like it, but was worried about Caden. He totally surprised me and just walked right in and was fine. You could tell he was a little nervous, but otherwise fine. I am so proud of them.
When I picked them up they had to show me the pictures they had colored. Sydney just looked and me and said she was not done yet and to wait.....too funny.

Monday, August 27, 2007

First day of kindergarten

Spencer went to his first day of school today. He goes to ALL DAY kindergarten. I am going to miss him so much. It was much more traumatic for Mommy than for him.
He was all excited and not nervous in the least. I did manage not to cry in front of him. He told me at breakfast that he was "stretched out"....meaning stressed out. (Only because he knew I was) He was surprised that it was still kind of dark when he had to get up at 6:45, but thrilled when we left and the sun had gotten up to go to school with him.
I walked him in to his classroom, he was embarassed about all the pictures I had taken so wasn't upset when it was time for me to go. When I picked him up I asked him what he learned and he told me they just told him rules all day.
He did tell me that he was NOT going back to school tomorrow if I was going to take anymore pictures.
He traced his hand and drew a heart in it today.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Waves anyone?

We took the kids to the beach today and they had a blast. The waves were great and they just loved getting them right in the face and knocked down. I don't think I will ever get the sand out of my bathing suit though!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Meet the teacher

We went to meet Spencer's new kindergarten teacher this evening. I still can't believe my baby is ready to go to school. He is very excited and keeps asking me how many more nights does he have to sleep before he gets to go to school. His teacher is Leslie Torres and seems really nice, its her first year teaching so she is really excited and full of energy.
The school is beautiful, it was only built last year. This is their first year of all day kindergarten too.
They have 10 kindergarten classes!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

We're back

We made it back safe and sound last night. Bob will not stop calling me "speed racer" as I got a $200 speeding ticket in Tennessee. I could not believe it!!! My friends have been telling me that its a good thing that I got the ticket and not Bob as I would have never let him live it down and implied that I would have ranted and raved forever. I can't imagine that, I would have been very sympathetic and reassured him that is was ok................NOT!!
Poor girls got bitten by fire ants at our first stop in Texas......welcome home. Peyton got it really bad and has about 30 bites on her hands and feet. Sydney just got a couple on one toe. The fact that they just stood in the ants screaming while they were being bitten did not help!!! Peyton was up whining most of the night that she was itchy. I slathered her in benadryl gel with little success.
We were looking forward to jumping in the pool today, but its a little murky from being neglected for three weeks. Makes me long for the clean ice cold pool water in Canada. ha

Friday, August 10, 2007


We stayed up until after 1am last night playing nintendo wii. Then we got up and had to start our drive home from Canada. We have played it a bunch while we've been home. I MUST have one of these. Its the coolest video game I have ever played. There is a game where you have to spin a cow around and throw him, its my all time favorite. Its called Rayman Raving Rabbids. There is even a mario board game you can play.

It is HILARIOUS to watch everyone play, I am sure I don't look like them though - I am much cooler. lol
I will spare you all the videos of us acting like morons.
I may have to buy a wii for Bob for Christmas. ha

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Niagara Falls

Yesterday a bunch of us went to Niagara Falls. Its only about two hours from my Dad's and I have been tons of time. This was the first time for the kids though. We rode the Maid of the Mist and did Journey Behind the Falls too. It was great for me as kids 5 and under are FREE! Peyton didn't like getting her face wet on the Maid of the Mist and hid behind Erin, my nephew's girlfriend. Caden and Sydney just loved the water spraying in their faces and couldn't get enough. Spencer was worried that is clothes were going to get wet. Once I assured him that I am not a bad Mommy and brought him dry clothes he was ok with getting wet. The kids did great with all the walking, of course they got some help along the way. When do I get to take a break and have my nephews carry me on their shoulders???

We crossed the border into the States and had supper at a restaurant called Ponderosa. We used to do that all the time. Its a steak house with an all you can eat buffet included. Then after supper we went back to see the Falls at night. We left to come home about 1am, we didn't get the little ones home until about 3am.

Please click here to enjoy a photoshow of our adventure.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Guess who's coming for dinner?

My friend Elizabeth invited us, along with her entire family and my sister's family for dinner. We had a great time and ate tons. It was like all the holidays wrapped up into one meal.
Makes me miss being home even more when we all get together like this.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Where are my keys??

We went to Columbia Lake today to fly kites and feed the geese. It was pretty much a bust. The wind died down so the kites wouldn't stay in the air for long and the geese were afraid of us and ran away. Then when we were getting ready to leave my nephew Kevin and his friend Alexander locked the keys in my sister's car. Sharon was NOT happy. We called my friend Elizabeth who has CAA and she came to the rescue. We still managed to have a good time though, just nice to be home with family no matter where we go or what we do.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

And this little piggy went to market

We went to the farmers market this morning to shop and look around. Apparently about 5 million other people had the exact same idea so we didn't stay too long. My sister says is ALWAYS this busy and crowded. We did stop to feed some goats and watch a train.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Fun and games

We played board games last night at my Dad's after the kids went to bed. We had a ball and I have no idea how we didn't wake up the kids. We played scene it and let's make a deal. Can you tell the girls won this game?
It really was a coincidence that we were all wearing green shirts.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Corn on the cob

You can get the best corn on the cob from the local farms back home. Its a yellow and white corn called peaches and cream.

Its the sweetest corn you will ever taste. The kids enjoyed helping Grandpa clean it, my least favorite thing. The girls liked it, the boys would not even try it. Bob still thinks its weird having just corn for supper, he keeps looking for the meat.