Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

It's Royal Wedding fever here!  As you can see, I've got my replica of Kate's ring on and I'm ready to party today! I'm so excited that my MOPS group is doing a Royal Wedding party. And what could be more fun that viewing wedding festivities with a group of girls. We plan to ooh and aah over the dress and all the pagentry.  And having a cider toast to the bride a groom.

I'm so excited because I've got special tiara and diamond ring cookies I bought from a fabulous local baker. I'll be sharing those later on my blog.

So are you watching coverage of the Royal Wedding? 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

World's Greatest Boss

I'm sad to think that tonight is the last night I'll get to see the antics of the World's Greatest Boss aka Michael Scott from The Office.  It is hard to believe that Steve Carrell is leaving this beloved character behind. 

I have been watching The Office since episode one. Michael didn't start out as one of my favorite characters, but he has such a goofy, lovable way about him you can't help but like the guy.  And I have to say I'm glad it looks like they are giving fans a nice way to end his time on the show, wrapping it up in a nice little boy and not doing something terrible like killing him off.  He is the kind of guy could help but root for and the would get the girl in the end. This character reminds me of the friend that you have that is a bit quirky, but very likeable who hasn't found Mr. or Mrs. Right and you would love to fix them up with someone but you just don't know who.  And then lo and behold they seem to find the right person and you rejoice in their happiness.

So will you be watching The Office tonight? Who is your favorite character?

On a different note, I'm am so excited about the Royal Wedding tomorrow. I'm attending a Royal Wedding party tomorrow morning and I"ll be sure to post details. 

So here is to raising a coffee mug to Michael Scott and a champagne flute to Kate & Will.  Wishing you all happiness.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Recap

Ok, I don't know how it has gotten to be Tuesday already.  And as I said to someone where did the month of April go.  Not that I'm complaining.

We had a great weekend of Easter festivities.  I'm always amazed at the changes in my children from one year to the next.  Last year my little Logan loved doing Easter egg hunts and was great at getting as many eggs as he could.  This year he learned there was chocolate in the eggs so he had a hard time putting the eggs down to get more.  He mostly wanted to pick one up and immediately empty them and eat them. Who could blame him, right? LOL

Here are some pix to recap our Easter activities.

Logan liked checking out all his eggs.

He also enjoyed petting a real bunny someone brought to the Easter egg hunt at church. 

Sawyer was hard at work gathering eggs.

Here Sawyer was taking a quick break from his hard work of egg gathering.

We had a great Easter weekend.  How was your weekend?

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thomas at the Wash Down

So what happens when two little boys go wild with their water table?  Hmm, they make a mud pit and recreate the adventures of Thomas the Tank engine and get mud all over Thomas.  Needless to say Logan and Thomas went to the wash down for a good scrub.  And the reason mud is all over his face is his brother threw the mud at him.  What could I do but take a picture? 

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Water Table Wonder

As I mentioned yesterday this week is spring break.  So no preschool and what is a mom to do?  Never fear, Walgreen's is here! No, Walgreen's isn't paying for a plug on my blog and no they didn't send me anything free. But hey if they want to I wouldn't say no. LOL  I'm singing the praises of Walgreen's today because I was in my local Walgreen's about two weeks ago and I happened to go down the toy aisle and lo and behold they had a small water table for $20.  I was so excited because I've never seen one this reasonably priced before. And my boys LOVE playing in water.  I love shopping at Walgreen's because I always find really cool things.

Right after I purchased our water table I was with my mom and told her about it.  She immediately went to a Walgreen's near where we were and purchased one to have at her house for the grandchildren.  So I can see that good times will be had by all at our house and at Nonni's house. 

For $20 we got the table, a great cup for pouring, a water wheel and two boats.  The only sticky wicket was when we opened the set and put it together the water wheel was missing a wheel.  Since the boys had already started playing with the table, I decided to call the company and ask them to send us a replacement rather than try and get another one from.  DH called the company yesterday and they should be sending us a replacement.  My mom got her table out and it had all the pieces, so it was just dumb luck on our part.  But I'm not complaining because the table is still great and the boys haven't fussed because a wheel is missing. 

So if you are looking for some outdoor fun you might want to see if you can get a water table.  My mom works with kindergarden kids and she says in their classroom they will fill the tables with sand, rice, or beans.  So you can extend the use of the table into the cold winter months too.

We've also found some great little water squirters at Dollar Tree and they've had packs of those squishy water balls in the dollar spot at Target.  Great accessories to add to your table.

By the way, can you tell from Logan's shirt that we are ready for Cars 2?  We are huge Cars fans here. 

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Break

It is spring break here this week, so I'm playing hooky from blogging today.  Running outside to enjoy the sunshine.  Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How does your garden grow?

Today I thought I'd share some pictures of various beautiful tulips that have started to spring up around my yard.  Many of these planted over 5 years ago and they have come back up. 
 These beautiful red ones (I know they look more orange in this picture) were along my driveway.  Until yesterday when some fast four year old fingers finally couldn't resist and picked them. 
 This is one of two planters I've put at the end of my driveway. I put a small solar light in them so no one hits them backing out at night. I love this cheerful light apple green color.  These pots are 15 inches and were only $8 a piece at Wal Mart.  I hate it that big pots cost so much.  And, if I get lazy and don't put them away in the winter, I don't have to worry about them cracking like clay pots. 

So, are you getting down and dirty in your yard?  What are you planting these days?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring has sprung

I'm keeping this post short today because I've got a lot I've got to get done. I don't know how it is Thursday already.  This week started off great, but it seems to be on a downward slide.  Here is to keeping my fingers crossed for a good weekend.

Today I went to Wal Mart and I gave in to the call of the plant section.  So little Logan and I are on our way outside to plant some plants or they won't get put in their pots.  I'll be posting pix to share with you later.  So my quesiton for you today is, are you planting anything or buying any spring hanging baskets?  I'd love to hear how you are celebrating the return of spring.

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Who doesn't love free stuff?

Today I wanted to share about a really cool program I recently found out about. I received an email from Old Navy asking me if I'd like to be part of their style council. It sounded like a really cool program, so I signed up.  Old Navy has a group called Crowdtap who is coordinating the program for them, as well as programs for other companies.

The website is neat because once you join, you can log in and participate in short polls they call "Quick Hits".  The ones I've seen are multiple choice so they take no time to do and sometimes you can win money doing it. Just the other day I won $1.  Once you reach ten dollars you can cash out.  They also make a donation to a charity you choose. I chose the Red Cross because I know they do such good work and they are helping in Japan right now, among other places. 

The thing I'm excited about is that you can get some really cool free products from companies.  Last week some folks who were  in Crowdtap got coupons for a free dress from Old Navy.  Unfortunately, I didn't get that one, but I can't wait to see what I get when they roll out their next program.  Other companies I've seen mentioned on the site are: Playtex and Entenmanns, Goldfish, and as well as some other companies not mentioned by name (i.e. leading spirits company). I'd love to get free stuff from them.

You can only join Crowdtap by invitation.  So, I wanted to invite any of you who might be interested to join.  Disclaimer that it does help me out if you join under me - help me level up folks so I can qualify for Old Navy's cool stuff next time. LOL  Crowdtap If you do join, I'd love to know if you get picked for any neat programs or free stuff. 

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Friday, April 1, 2011

You're Engaged! No foolin.

Today is a very special day to me.  11 years ago today, dh proposed to me.  I'll never forget that day.  It was a beautiful day, the temps were getting close to 70 degrees and lots of sunshine.   A farmer's market had opened and I wanted to go. So dh drove, but he decided to take a detour to the state capitol.

The capitol is on the way to the farmer's market, so I thought nothing of it.  He suggested we take a walk. I should back up and say that at the time, we both worked for different state government agencies that were in that area. So, to me would could be taking a walk through the farmer's market and come back to the capitol any time, but I thought I'd humor him.

We came to the large set of steps that goes up the side of the building and walked up.  There was a family up there.  There were hanging around and I noticed dh seemed very annoyed they were there.  Finally they went inside and we were alone.  All of a sudden he drops down on one knee and proposes.  I was floored.  I knew he would propose at some point, but I had no clue it would be at that point.

So the rest of the day was spent going to visit my family and his family.  No farmer's market that day. LOL

I guess you could say he was a fool in love.  One thing about getting proposed on for April Fools Day is you never forget the date.

I hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!