Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As I promised....

my story continues. Sorry it took so long!

I'll tell ya, it's amazing how dependent we've (I've) become on new technology. When we went to the space center, I forgot my camera (I know---crazy! Actually, I think I had the shakes being without it for 3 days!) so I had to buy a disposable camera. Well, that then requires you to drive to a drug store to drop it off and then go back to said drug store to pick it up. (Come on, what is this, the 80's?!?) It's amazing that driving by this drug store 3 and 4 times a day, I never remembered to drop it off or pick it up. But I finally have my pictures and I'm here to share.

So, my little leprechauns were very excited about St. Patrick's Day! They sported their green and took every opportunity to pinch someone if they had forgotten.

And Sam was definitely taken care of with his attire!

(I even greened-up my tootsies!)


As a project for school, Sam had to use his imagination and build a leprechaun house. I promise, he came up with this idea and used his crafty skills to decorate it! I stapled the stump together, but that was it! He did a great job!


On to the space center! Sam's Cub Scout pack took a trip to Huntsville, AL to see the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Such a neat place! The kids got a little bored after a while, but how amazing to see the rockets and shuttles and hear the stories of the men and women who have ventured into outerspace!



Look, Lily and Sam landed on the moon! (One small step for Mom and one giant leap for SpongeBob!)

Sam started flag football and is loving it! He had his first game on Sunday and guess what?!?! First game, first play....Sam's first touchdown! He did awesome!

Look at that arm!


Got him!

Well, I think we are just about caught up! We are counting down to Spring Break ... a week of sleeping in, playing outside and enjoying each others company! (Remind me of that next week, when I'm pulling my hair out and I've lost my voice!)

Happy~
Laurie

Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh where, oh where has my blogging mind gone...

Oh where, oh where can it beeeeeeee?

The answer to that question is ... I have no clue! I think the cold weather and having a seven-year who watched something on t.v. that scared him to death has just about done me in! I need some recharging...but that's a whole other post. I do have several things to share, so this is gonna be one of those jumbled collections of snapshots into our world!

Let me throw out some snippets of what you'll see.... astronauts, cub scouts, leprechauns, a jam session (yep, I'm rock and roll), ghosts and Curious George. And away we go......

Sam received his Cub Scout Wolf Badge and had the honor of carrying the flag before his ceremony. Check out how official he looks here:

video

O.K., I'll admit, I'm not so rock and roll. My jam session was just that...I made strawberry jam and canned it. I'm sure I had some cool music playing in the background while I was doing it though.



My first try didn't "gel", so I had to process it again. But I don't want to bore you with my canning lingo, I'll save that for my canning buddies....oh yeah, I have none~! Ha!

So on to poor Sam. Remember my last post, when he was sick? Well, it turns out that on one of his sick days, he decided to watch a show on Discovery Channel called "A Haunting". And from that I think you can sum up our past two weeks! UP ALL NIGHT! This show planted some ugly images in his little head and even now as I type, I'm waiting for him to come downstairs to say he heard a noise. It's been a rough two and a half weeks for all of us! But we will survive and he will get better and Discovery Channel will pay! (Just kidding, I thought it sounded cool!)

This past weekend brought a visitor to our house. Lily got to bring home Curious George for the weekend. C.G. is the class stuffed animal that gets to travel home each weekend with a classmate and we get to chronicle all of the fun. So, when he got to our house, what was his first adventure?

Yep, a spin in the washer and dryer and he was good to go! (And got rid of my heeby jeebies, too!) Here are a few other pics we took over the weekend!





We had fun and Lily was so attentive to C.G. But it was nice to pack him up and send him on his merry way.

That's all I can do for now. Next, you will see the leprechauns and the astronauts. As for me?

Please keep your fingers crossed that I (we) can go to bed and not wake up until the alarm clock goes off. It's amazing what a solid night's sleep will do! Because then...who knows what can happen?!?!?


Whew~
Laurie

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

If it's not gonna be Spring outside...

I'm gonna make it Spring inside!

This weather is just about to do me in! Now don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of having four seasons; that's why I wouldn't really want to live in a place like S. Florida, but enough is enough! We were teased with a beautiful weekend in the 60's and then crushed by temps back in the 20's and 30's and now a snow storm!

Even worse, Sam was home with a fever so he had to just sit inside and watch the snow fall. Big bummer! When Lily made it home from school, we went outside and played for a little bit. We made a snow friend on the back porch and knocked on the door for Sam to see it! Then we headed to the front yard and made a "Fireman Sam" snowman in his honor!


Wow, now that I look at this...it's kinda creepy looking! Sorry, Sam!

While I stayed in with Sam during the day, I brought out the Easter decorations and made my own Spring!




So, inside, we're enjoying the bright colors of Spring and just waiting to see them appear outside the windows!

Brrrr~
Laurie