Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Morning Random-ness

It's been busy the last few weeks at our house, mostly due to the fact that I am working A LOT more this month due to local high school proms that we decorate for and the beginning of wedding season at work.
  • It's 8:20am, and I am grateful to have gotten to sleep in until 7:30.
  • It is supposed to be a sunny 84 degrees today and 86 tomorrow, perfect days to spend outside playing in the yard and bike riding, so that is the plan.  I do wish that there was an outdoor pool open somewhere.
  • Between work and fire officer class Mike is gone ALL weekend.
  • We have a softball clinic at 9:30 this morning for Kate hosted by the High School's Varsity softball girls team as a fundraiser.
Just over heard by by the kids as I type...                            
Kate-"Oh my gosh Nick you have an eyelash on your cheak!!!!!!!" "Hold still so I can get it!!!!!!"
   Nick looks at her like she is crazy, but he follows her direction and holds 'statue still'.
Kate-"Here Nick, now make a wish, then blow your eyelash, and your wish will come true.
    A look of more confusion by Nick along with silence
Kate-"MAKE A WISH, YOU HAVE TO MAKE A WISH, THAT IS THE RULE!!!! HURRY!!
Nick-"Huh?"
Kate-"No, no, no, you are supposed to make a wish in your head, you can't tell anyone!"  Say it in your head.
Nick-"In your head"
Kate-"That's not a wish!"
Kate-"Moooooooommmmm, Nick's not making a wish and he HAS to!"
(Now that is certainly something to tattle about, don't you think?
  • Nick had his last day of pre-school on Thursday, class was at a park, he loved school this year, next year it will be three days a week. This is Nick and his favorite teacher Mrs. Thode.

  • Less then a month until Aunt Julie's wedding!
  • Kate had to get a tooth pulled last week due to a cavity, it broke my heart, I swear I make the kids brush their teeth regularly.
  • Kate has ran almost 18 miles in Millage Club at school over the past month.  I don't think that I have ran 18 miles in my life!
  • We went to a Lansing Lugnuts game on Thursday with Mike's fire chief, his wife and 5 year old daughter, we all had a blast and ate dinner at the ballpark!
  • Kate just bribed Nick to sit on her lap for a quarter, and he did, and now he wants a quarter.
  • Mike passed his fire inspector test, he just got the results on Wednesday and was sooooooooo super excited!  Mike is a pretty smart guy and he said it was the hardest test he has ever taken.
  • Baby Maggie weighs over 2 pounds now.
  • My 14 year old car is getting looked at today by a friend of mine to help determine if it is worth fixing the 10 things wrong with it, or use the money to buy a new car.  My car has been so good to us over the years and doesn't owe us a dime.
  • The new Meijer by our house has their Grand Opening tomorrow, so I whipped 2 of these up for their entrance. Cool Huh?

  • Baby Maggie now has a new carseat to come home from the hospital in, it is pink and grey, I love it!  I went with BabyTrend this time instead of Graco.
  • Mike grilled the most delish hotdogs EVER the other night for dinner, I made my secret hotdog relish, it was to.die.for!
  • I have a lot of laundry to do today, sadface.
  • Kate had her last day of soccer practice this week, she loved it.
  •  I have another "baby" appointment coming up this week, it is the week when they check for gestational diabietes, I hope I don't have it!
  • We sent out Kate's 6th birthday invitations this week, I can't believe she is going to be 6 soon!
  •  I think that is all for day, have a great weekend.  I gotta start the laundry.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What a weekend!

It's Wednesday night and this is the first chance I have had to do a weekend post.

We will call it the GRAD-BIRTH-RECITAL weekend, with at least 20 out of town guests mixed in there.  What a busy, but oh so fun weekend!

Thursday Night: Guest arrival, the house was clean, dinner was made and there were fresh sheets on all of the beds.

Friday Night: Mike's only sister, Maria, Graduates from MSU Vet School, she is now a DR!  Late night at Claddaugh's for dinner and drinks after graduation.

She looks a little excited in this pic, don't you think?

Saturday Morning 10:00am: My only niece, Olivia, had her 3rd birthday at our house with about 40 guests, people were sitting on the floor because my house is a little too small for that, but nobody seemed to mind.

Olivia and the "Great" Uncle Tom!

Check out that cake, AMAZING!!
Olivia had a butterfly themed party, adorable!

Saturday Afternoon: Naptime for ALL, especially even for the adults.

Saturday Night: Maria's Graduation party, about an hour south of our house.  They reserved a bar for the party, which was nice.

Maria and Beth, crazy cousins!

It was a late night of singing dancing and just having fun!


Sunday Morning: I made it to church with Kate, Nick and Olivia, the rest of the crew was sleeping in to re-coop from the night before.

Sunday Afternoon:  My favorite part of the weekend, ok I am a little bias, Kate's 2nd dance recital!  It was on a big stage at the local highschool, the theme of the recital was "Going to the Movies"  So all of the dances and songs were from movies.


Her tap song was The Candyman Can from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.


Here is her entire class.


Her second dance was for ballet and they danced to a Beauty and the Beast song.


Look at her beautiful form.



Kate and her best friend from school and dance, Hannah.

Kate, Mike and I, so proud of Kate!

Sunday Night: Most of the family had to head back home, but those who could stay joined us for burgers and hotdogs on the grill.  Then off to bed.

Monday Morning: School and the rest of our house guests left for the airport.  Then I took another nap, started laundry and cleaning up from the weekend.

Busy, but fun, how was your weekend?
 
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