Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tall and Tiny

Nathan's class had a field trip to the zoo and me and a few other mom's joined the group. It was so much fun watching Nathan with his little buddies. A picture of Nathan with his best buddy is attached. What is so funny is that they are both at opposite extremes of the height chart, but neither of them seems to notice.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I NEVER go to the beach, but I thought I'd brave the sticky water and sand and take the kids this morning. We had a blast. We brought home a shell collection that Nathan can't wait to make a crafty masterpiece out of. Got any ideas?

Happy Birthday Kurt!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful in-laws

Friday, February 23, 2007

Anna's Blog

My sister-in-law started a blog, check it out.

Caregiver Not Patient

Jake had his vasectomy today. The patient is doing well.........relaxing on the couch with a bag of frozen peas. This is the first time I've been the caregiver and not the patient. I like it better. I thought I might be a little sad to say goodbye to the little swimmers, but I wasn't. I sat in the waiting room for a bit, then headed outside to sit in the sun and read my newest copy of O Magazine, knowing this was the right choice. On the way home I asked Jake if he was sad his sperm was forever trapped inside his body with no way out (OK, so I didn't put it that way) and he simply said "nope."

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Kid Can Ride

No training wheels! I'm one proud mommy.

A Bed

An apology to all my guests who have slept on an air mattress or couch while visiting us.......especially my mom who roughed it for a month. We have an official guest bed so please come visit us!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Brotherly Love

Found this on my old digital camera. Nathan: "I swear Mom, he wanted me to put all those stickers on his head."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Breast Check Dilemma

I go for an oncology check-up Monday. Here's my problem. I have breasts, but NO breast tissue and my gyn and oncologist still give me a breast exam. Do I continue to undress the new and improved girls and let them do their thing or remind them that I am a double mastectomy reconstructive patient?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Yard Work, Strawberries and Sea Shells

I guess having work done on the yard motivated us. We spent the better part of Sunday clearing out ALL the plants around the pool. Something we've talked about doing, just hadn't done. It felt good. Now it's naked until we figure out what we want in there. It has to be something low maintenance because it's not easy to climb up by the waterfall to get to it. Plus, we really need some plants that won't shed into the pool. Nathan had a blast helping. At one point I hear a splash and an "Uh-oh". I look over and he had accidentally dropped a huge rock from the waterfall into the pool. That will have to wait until summer, because the water is way to cold to even think of going in after it.

Kids and I made chocolate covered strawberries yesterday. Nathan won't even try a strawberry and I thought this might change his mind. No such luck. He just sucked all the chocolate off. Reese on the other hand couldn't get enough. He would devour the entire strawberry, stem and all, before I could get it from him.

Just had to share something else Nathan said.....(they are too sweet not to document). He asked to see a wedding picture of Jake and I that was up on a shelf. The same photo I posted for our anniversary, taken at the beach. He studies the picture, says how beautiful it is and then says, "I wish you had thought to bring me home a shell". Made me want to cry it was so sweet.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

We're finally having the back of our back yard cleared and sodded. I became accustom to the "jungle" way back there since we had plenty of back yard to play in without it. Now that the work is scheduled I'm so excited. I'll post before and after pics once it's done. I envision an older Nathan and Reese playing soccer and football with their friends and maybe even a garden for me.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Out of the mouths of babes.....

Some cute and interesting things Nathan said lately.......

Nathan: "Mom, did you know you had an artist in your belly when you went to the hospital"? (Talking about when I was at the hospital giving birth to him)

Nathan: "Do you think Cody (our deceased dog) is in heaven playing with the dinosaurs?


If you live in Florida, consider doing your part and purchase renewable energy. I did.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Random Happenings

Did you catch Oprah the other day? I'm taking the advise of the 70 year old woman who looked 40, "Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize".

We took the training wheels off of Nathan's bike. We've been out on the front lawn on our "mountain" (OK, so it's just a hump) letting him cruise down as we help him balance. A couple more days and I think he'll have it.

Reese is officially potty trained! This is huge not only for Reese, but for me. I think I do OK on most things, but potty training is a real challenge. Now he tells me when he has to go and I even caught him in the bathroom today, half undressed saying he wanted to do it himself. Hallelujah!

We've been using our fireplace this week. I love it. Our pyro family curls up on the couch and we watch the flames together. The people who owned the house before us didn't use the fireplace the entire 13 years they lived here. I can't imagine that.

Jake has an appointment this week for a vasectomy consultation. We (mostly me) made the decision awhile back that he would be the "altered" one since my poor body has been through enough. So, his big day is near. He's being a real trouper about the whole thing, but certainly not excited about it. Wish him well.

Monday, February 5, 2007

A Baby!

Congrats Ann-Marie and Rob on the upcoming arrival of their first baby, Fall 2007!

Friday, February 2, 2007


My sweet husband had a painting done of our new house for our anniversary. I gave him grief at first because we have a rule about no gifts on our anniversary and this is the 2nd year he's broken that rule. However, I must say it is one of the most thoughtful presents I have every received. And what makes it even mom painted it!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Clear the Sidewalks

We got Reese a bike the other night. He's got speed, but doesn't know how to stop, steer and looks at his feet the entire time!

A Decade

Jake and I celebrate 10 years today. Love ya Babe.