Sunday, March 29, 2009

Events of this Weekend

Friday we had a concert by our boys. It was quite the show.

On Saturday, I had a BUSY day. It started out with giving blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive at our church. That experience went kinda weird, I started to feel quite dizzy and told the guy who had poked me and they got me fixed up eventually. After sitting for a while to feel better, I helped get things ready for the community dinner that our church was having. This dinner is held each year and is offered free to anyone wishing to come. I had to leave early from that for a wedding of a family friend. The wedding was held at a local theatre and was gorgeous! Congrats to the bride and groom. Here is a picture from their special day.

Today, the effects of my blood donation became VERY visible. I knew that guy hurt me when he took my blood. This is why I didn't want to give blood when I was in college. It'll get better but right now it hurts. But knowing that my donation could help save a life makes it worth it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

They Arrived

I was surprised when our butterflies (larvae now) arrived today. They were just FedExed yesterday and got here today. I had not expected them to be here until Monday. They are unpacked and hopefully will begin to grow and thrive.

I'll post pics from time to time showing their progress.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here Butterfly!

Our youngest found the Butterfly Garden box. He thought that the butterflies were in it already, but I told him that we were to get them in the next several days. He decided that the butterflies must be around here somewhere so he went around calling, "Here butterflies."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Butterflies for Easter

This year for Easter we are giving out suckers with butterflies on them. I'm doing the children's time during that service and plan to talk about life out of death and Jesus emerging from the grave. I decided to further illustrate the point it would be cool to have real butterflies to release. I should have thought about it just a little earlier but ordered the butterflies today and purchased this Live Butterfly Garden. When I talked to the lady she said the deadline for Easter was last Tuesday but I hope that our butterflies are overachievers. The caterpillars and their food should arrive either Friday or next Monday. Then we'll watch them grow. This could be very cool!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Diva Mobile

OK...I have to gripe a while. I don't understand Hummers...I don't know why anyone would want to drive one because of how big they are and how much gas they guzzle. Quite frankly I don't think that anyone really needs a hummer to go about their day to day lives. Emergency Medical workers, yeah, they need one to be sure they can get to folks who are in trouble. They need to be able to go across terrain that might not be easily traveled by other vehicles. Our military needs them for essentially the same thing. But I don't think that someone needs it to run errands, to drive the kids to school or to go work out. The past few days that I have gone to work out and have seen this Hummer in the lot. It interests me because of the vanity plate on it...something about Diva. But the fact that it's Pepto Pink is a little much for me. I think the owner is a student and I don't really understand the point. To each their own I guess.

I Was Doing So Well

I'm behind again, but have the pics.

Allie sits and rests a while.

On Friday, the boys went outside to play for just a little while.

Saturday night, Jim cooked chili for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off youth fundraiser. The chili had really good flavor...steak and everything...but was a little hot for me. Jim wound up tying for first with last year's winner.

Another picture of our dear little Allie Cat

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Patty's Day and the Left Overs

This pic is from yesterday...a pot o gold for St. Patty's day.

The second picture is from tonight, our oldest decided he wanted to have green hair, but because it was picture day at school we asked him to wait to get his hair colored. Tonight we washed the green out of his hair. I took this picture so that he could see how green the soap was. I thought it was pretty cool.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Here Comes the Sun Do Do Do Do

As I was doing dishes, I noticed a welcome stranger coming in the kitchen window. It seems like a long time since we've seen the sun shine through and tomorrow it looks like it'll show up again after clouds and maybe rain tomorrow morning. The rain stuff in one thing I don't like about spring...well, that and the pollen (achoo!)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Got Your Nose!

For some time our youngest has been fascinated with getting people's noses. He'll grab your nose "stick it in his mouth" and then spit it out and put it back on. He does it to people but he also does it with his action figures and stuffed animals. Here's a picture as he was getting ready for bed tonight getting a nose.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Whole New Do

My guys all got hair cuts today. My favorite cut of the day was this new do that our oldest got. He wants his hair long, but it was getting WAY out of control. This style keeps his hair longer like he likes it and more in control the way we like it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Art Time

Today after school, our oldest wanted to get some new markers to finish a picture that he had started in Art Class today. We went to the nearest store and got some pretty cool Crayola washable markers (some are scented). After we picked up little brother they colored together during dinner and then later this evening I snapped this picture of them coloring together. I love it when they play/color together, it beats them fighting. Now they are putting their works of art on the frig.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

This Week in Pictures

Monday I caught this pic of our oldest cat in action.

On Tuesday, I got a picture of my super blogging honey...

I snapped this picture off of our little one's bomber jacket last's such a cool that grandma gave him. Finally, a pic of my youngest....cheese...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Still more, now I'm caught up

One of my favorite foods....

One of my youngest's favorite characters (at least for now)

This pic is in honor of this weekend's weather...very spring, almost summer like...

And finally, my youngest in his new Scooby PJs...

More Catch Up Pics

A leaf brick from a local restaurant

Our Youngest "hiding" on the dining room table.

My favorite guys

OK..So I'm Behind Again

Once again I'm behind on my posting of, in an attempt to catch up....

From last Saturday, our youngest

From Sunday, our oldest cat on one of her favorite perches in the house...

From Monday, our boys watching one of their favorite shows before bed.