Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Zachary!

Happy 14th Birthday Zachary!
2/28/95 ~ 5:30am ~ 7lbs ~ 21"

I love you dude! Love Mom!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Antics of Ellie

Ellie got into the paint! OMG she looks like Pepe le pew! It doesn't show in the picture, but she has a stripe down her back too!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Painting the Office

I work for my step-dad. He has had his own business since 1991. I started working for him in 1995. He bought an office building in 2004. This week we are painting. I really shouldn't say "we" because I'm just watching this fiasco happen around me. My son, Ahren and another employee, Justin is painting. Three walls will be yellow and the back wall along with the trim will be blue. It's already starting to look so much better than before!

Don't you just love the picture of Riley "helping"?!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Eat Mor Chikin

After Saturday's hockey game victory, we stopped at Chick Filet to get some lunch. What a wonderful surprise to see the cow there!! The cow was great with all the kids in such a busy restaurant! He would take drinks off the tables and switch them around or sit at peoples tables. Very funny cow! Shortly after lunch we had to take the boys (Brandon, Zachary, Zak F., Jack O.) to a lacrosse clinic. To top off the evening we had dinner at our house with friends and played cards. It was a great Saturday!

Brandon hugging the cow. The cow stole his hat!!

Zak Feltenberger and me hugging the cow!

Me playing with the cow's tail!

How was your weekend??

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hockey Weekend

Brandon played the most physical game he ever had! Wow! The hits and checks were very impressive. The only time he made me nervous was when he was trying to clear the puck from the side of his net and a boy from the other team tried to trip him. Brandon then accidently hit the puck on his own net. Luckily our goalie stopped the shot!! It was a great hockey weekend!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Snack Food from England

My cousin Ann sent us a huge box of snack foods from England. The boys were so excited to get the package and tore off the wrapper UNTIL.............. they saw the names on the bags and boxes!
Types of Chips:
  • Onion Bhajo
  • Chilli & Chocolate
  • Builders Breakfast
  • Fish & Chips
  • Crispy Duck & Hoisin
  • Cajun Squirrel

Thank you Ann for sending us so many goodies! It was fun to watch the boys faces as they tried new things!

Aunt Martha

Since the boys can remember I have always talked about Aunt Martha coming to visit. My husband would ask me "Are you crabby since Aunt Martha is on her way?" or "Why are you crying? Is Aunt Martha coming?". Aunt Martha is nothing but a pain that I must endure once a month! My husband rejoices when Aunt Martha goes home! The boys couldn't understand why I HATE Aunt Martha. I know "hate" is a strong word, but as women I think you can understand.
Zachary is 13, going on 14. It was a priceless moment to see his face light up with understanding when he realized Aunt Martha was not a real person, but that time of the month women must face. He said quote: "I wondered why I never saw Aunt Martha and why you hated her so much." I couldn't help but laugh out loud!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines Day Weekend

Todd made me a valentines day card (with the help of one of his students). Isn't that SO SWEET! I am so lucky to have a husband who loves me. We are planning on a date this Thursday evening. Todd made reservations at a Japenese restaurant. We spent our weekend in three different hockey rinks. I hope everyone had a good weekend!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Antics of Ellie

I am warning you now ~ this is a really a gross story! But I found is so humourous that I had to share it with you. Okay ~ here it goes: Todd and I were having a romantic moment. In bed. Things are progressing, kind of in the middle of things. (I'm trying to be delicate and yet paint a picture for you to understand). Ellie jumps up on the bed and places her COLD, WET NOSE in between Todd's butt cheeks! He jumped so high and out of the bed! It totally ruined the moment. I could not stop laughing! Needless to say ~ the moment was over!

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Musical Talent

When I was in 4th grade I wanted to play the saxaphone so bad! Around the same time I had to go into the hospital to have my tonsils removed was the time you had to sign up to play in the band. I couldn't remember the name of the sax, so I tried (as any 8 year old could) to explain to my mom what I wanted to play. She ended up purchasing a clarinet and I was devestated!

From the time I was in 4th grade until I graduated in 12th grade, I played the clarient. I have to admit, I was pretty good at it and enjoyed playing too. Now 20 some years later, I dusted off my clarient and attempted to play a song. I found I could play, but forgot how to read the music. UG!

Brandon is now takinging weekly lessons on how to play the electric guitar. He has learned several cords and practices every night. He tries to show me what he has learned. You can see the excitement in his eyes. I'm so proud of him!

Wings Game

We are going to a professional lacrosse game this Friday night! I can't wait!! Both of my boys play lacrosse and I love watching them be rough and use their aggresssion out on something other than each other! I am such a fan for ice hockey and lacrosse. In fact I am that obnoxious fan that loves to see a fight! (and I wonder why my boys are aggressive ~ha!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

4 Generations of Women

Nancy, Mommom, Shirley.
Tori, Tami, Tiffani.
Katie, Kara, Kari.
My mom is Nancy. Shirley is my Aunt. Mommom (naturally) is my grandmother. Tori and Tiffani are my sisters. Katie, Kara and Kari are my nieces (Tori's girls).
Missing: Tara (my cousin- Shirleys daughter) and her daughter, Piper. Tara lives in California.
Ann (my cousin - Shirleys daughter-in-law) and her daughter, Susanna. Ann lives in England.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Girls Night ~IN~

Joette invited a bunch a friends over to have a girls night ~in~! It was so much fun! I laughed all night and my stomach muscles still hurt the next day!

There was so much food ~ I had a few pieces of cheesecake ~ and mixed drinks ~ I only had Pepsi because I had to work at church the next morning. What a great time we had laughing at ourselves as we played "Smarter Than A 5th Grader". We determined we are NOT smarter than a 5th grader! Then we switched to another games (which I have no idea what it was called). It was cards with mixed up sentances and we had to try to figure out what it was saying.
It was such a treat to get out and do something fun! Thanks Joette!

Friday, February 6, 2009

My First Born

I saw this on a friend's blog, and wanted to do it too.

My First Born:

1. Were you married at the time? No (Todd adopted Ahren after we were married. He just turned 5 years old).
2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? Shocked
3. How old were you? 21
4. How did you find out? I was ill for the first few weeks but didn't think anything of it because I was still spotting. I finally went to the doctors because I was so sick.
5. Who did you tell first? It was so long ago, but I think my sister
6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes, I needed to know because I couldn't wait to decorate the nursery and buy baby clothes.
8. Did you deliver late or on time? 2 weeks late. Had to be induced.
9. Did you have morning sickness? Sick for three months
10. What did you crave? Pickles, hoagies and vanilla milkshakes.
11. Who/what irritated you the most? My boyfriend. (who never saw the baby)
12. What was your first child's sex? Boy
13. How many pounds did you gain throughout pregnancy? 50lbs.
14. Did you have any complications during pregnancy? felt dizzy alot.
15. Where did you give birth? Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
16. How many hours were you in labor? 17 hours
17. Who drove you to the hospital? My mom.
18. Who watched? My mom and my sister
19. Was it natural or c-section? Natural
20. Did you take medication to ease the pain? Demorall, which just made me high ~ didn't stop the pain.
21. How much did your child weigh? 7lbs
22. Did your child have any complications? jaundice.
23. Why did you choose his name? just liked it: Ahren Paul
24. How old is your first born today? He is 19.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where does it all come from?

This is the territory that goes along with being sick! ~UG!~ So much laundry to catch up on. Where does it come from? And why do socks go missing? I swear the dryer eats them on purpose ~ just to get back at me for running it all day long!
I actually did quite a bit of loads today. I just have to find the energy to put it away.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Southern Snow Story

My three nieces are visiting from Alabama. When ever they visit in the winter they are hoping for snow because they don't get much where they live. Todd told them last night if they wanted it to snow they had to wear their pjs inside out AND a spoon under their pillow.

Silly girls ~ they did! And don't you know they woke up this morning to SNOW! I don't know how Todd pulled it off, but the girls are delighted and think he is the most awesome uncle in the world!!

Yesterday I took my oldest niece, Kari to the mall and we went shopping! It was so much fun because I don't get to do that often (since I have all boys). After Todd saw how much I bought he was very glad we do not have girls!!