Saturday, November 04, 2006

OK, so it's been a while

Let's see....

Alan now has 8 teeth.

Danielle is doing well in school, I however have not been to spend as much time with her doing school work as I would like. I'm hoping that will change now that the October birthdays are over.

Ashley had a wonderful birthday party at McDonald's, she and I still have to write her thank yous though.

In other news, there really hasn't been much going on other than my planning one birthday party or another. Since that has calmed down I'm hoping to regain control of the house this next week. Planning 4 parties in two weeks will make your house look like you never clean it, not to mention the laundry situation. I'm working all weekend so everything will have to wait until Monday.

I've started Christmas shopping, but I have lots to do. For me, I'm behind this year. For those of you that are interested there are 50 days left until Christmas. Doesn't sound like much does it?

Now that I've depressed you, it's time for me to go to bed. Hopefully I'll be better at blogging next week.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Recent News

The computer and I have been having issues so I haven't been able to post lately.

This week we've had Alan getting up at night because of his 8th tooth and/or because he's decided it more fun to sleep with mommy & daddy. We're trying to get him to go back to sleep on his own without us coming in to see him. It's amazing how quickly they learn that if they cry we come and they get to sleep with us.

Ashley had a fever, we took her to the doctor and found out she had an ear infection. He also gave her something for her cough, which was keeping her up at night and therefore keeping us up at night. Yeah for good drugs!

Danielle took a header this week at school, she has a bump on her head and a scrapped up nose. She apparently missed a step on the playground.

Mike has a cold and is feeling slightly better than crap according to him. I'm hoping he takes care of himself and gets better soon.

I'm hoping that I don't get what he has, in fact I've been sleeping with Danielle in the hopes of not getting Mike's cold. It may sound extreme, but we can't both be sick with 3 kids.

In other news, Danielle had a good birthday party with her friends and I've finished the thank you notes, yeah for me. Now we're gearing up for Ashley's with her friends. Mid to late October will always be busy for us. Gone are the days of planning a party just for the family.

I should go now, the laundry and house work are calling. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Busy Busy Busy

Where to start....I guess I should start with Danielle's birthday, she's now 6. She had a nice party in Toledo on Sunday, Danielle got lots of things for her birthday and she seemed to have a good time and that's all that really matters. That's all that should matter at this age. Aunt JoAnne came, which was nice, she's fun to be around, we don't get see her often. Mike's grandparents came as well which was another pleasant surprise, they don't usally come to the parties anymore since hard for them to get around. My father-in-law seems to be happy too, I haven't seen him smile so much for a long time. I definitely think that when you're young and when you're older you should be happy. I hope when I'm older I'm happy too.

Yeah!! My friend Diane came over and helped decorate the girls' rooms (ok, she did most of the decorating and manual labor, I did the purchasing). I can't thank you enough Di !! Danielle's room still needs a throw rug, a large picture and curtains, but it really is mostly done. Ashley's room is done which is good. Once I clear out all the summer boxes of clothes from the kids' rooms I need to start on Alan's. I think he'll mostly need a throw rug and new curtains.

I had to work tonight so today was not very productive, but I did make some good chicken noodle soup. Tomorrow I will be busy.

Tomorrow I have to do laundry, figure out what I need for Danielle's party on Saturday and spend quality time with the kids. This will not be an easy task, but I'll fiure out how to do it all later. The rest of this month will be chaos for me too. Once I recoup form Danielle's birthday parties I then have to jump into Ashley's.

Well, I just realized what time it is, I have to go to bed now since you all know I have a busy tomorrow. I'll try and write again this weekend. Bye for now.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Birthday Picture II



This is Ashley's 4th birthday picture. They're both growing up so quickly!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Birthday Picture


Here's one of pictures that Sears took of Danielle for her 6th birthday. They and she did a great job! Ahsley is having hers done tonight, I hope they turn out just as nice.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

6 Teeth

Alan now has 6 teeth! Bring on the steak.

Lots to talk about

Were to start.....

Let's start with Danielle, she now a 'boyfriend' whose name is Trace. He's in kindergarten with her. Apparently a girl at school, Sam, has a 'boyfriend' and Danielle thought she needs one too. The long phone conversations have started also. She has a friend named Katie and they've talked for the last two nights. The first night for 20 minutes. No, she won't be getting a cell phone anytime soon.

Ashley is fine, no real news with her.

Alan tried to give us a scare. He has a viral infection that doesn't seem to want to go away. He's not contagious, but the little spot on his skin are still there. Anyway, I took him to the doctor since he's had them from about 2 weeks, his regular doctor was not in that day. Another doctor saw him and said she thought it might something called pe-teek-e-eye, I don't know how to spell it. Anyway, it has to do with blood platelet count, NO, he does NOT have it and all his tests came back fine. The doctor thinks the viral infection is just taking a while to go away. Again, he's FINE. He and the doctor apparently thought Mike and I need a little stress in our life.

Mike and I celebrated our 8th anniversary yesterday. We went out the place called 'the fish market', they serve beef as well, thank goodness. We had a very nice dinner and Diane was nice enough to watch kids for us. Thank you Di! I'm very lucky to have a such a good husband. I must have done something good in a past life to deserve someone as special as he is. I can ony hope he feels half as lucky to have me.

After dinner last night Mike and I switched over to Verizon wireless. I can you all say saying 'finally!'. So needless to say, we can all talk and not use any of our minutes since we'll be doing 'in calling' for the most part. Now I just have to figure out how to use the new phone, it's pink razor. Mike got the silver razor. He really likes his new phone. I like mine too, but I'm sure I'll let it better when I fiugre out how to use it.

That's everything that's going, oh, I almost forgot, I'm back to being a bookseller according to the rumor mill at work. It does appear to be correct since I'm currently not scheduled on the music side for the next 3 weeks.

Have a good day everyone.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Not much going on

There really is nothing happening, but it's been a few days since my last post. Mike is coming home tonight, yeah for us! It's always a good thing when he comes home.

In other news, Danielle's birthday is right around the corner and I'm planning her 2 parties, one for friends and one for family. This will be course for the rest of the month, actually, more like the rest of the year (party planning). Ashley's is at the end of the month, then Thanksgiving, Alan's birthday, Christmas, Christmas with my family, Christmas with Mike's family (New Year's weekend) and then Mike's birthday rounding out the end of January and my relaxation period from party planning. Oh, and let's not forget that there will be LOTS of Christmas shopping & B&N working thrown in too. I firmly believe we work 9 months out of the year to pay for the last 3 months of the year. Thank goodness for B&N, they help cushion the blow on the checking account.

Diane, if you're reading this, Happy Birthday!

Have a good evening everyone.