Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mia's Birthday Present

Almost forgot. Here's pictures of the birthday gift I did for Seth's friend Mia. Her party is this weekend at the Kohl's Children's museum. I just took a pink plastic flower pot that I had laying around. Put her name and a cute flower on it and then filled it with all kinds of fun girly stuff. I hope she enjoys it.

Tax Day

Hope everyone has their taxes done. We do and we've already received both refunds. Walgreen's Photo Center has an on-line special today. If you type in the code word TAXDAY in the coupon section you can get 15 4x6 photos for free. Needless to say I took advantage of that deal. My shipment from Uppercase Living is scheduled to arrive today so later in the week I will be busy putting things up on the wall and making some other items to use at my open house later this month.

Marc and I celebrated 7 years of marriage yesterday. He went to basketball and brought home Taco Bell for dinner. We did go to Applebee's over the weekend (with Seth) and we bought the iPod for each other so it was a GOOD anniversary. We've been spending the last couple of weekends burning songs off our CDs to put on the iPod. We've currently got over 300 songs and let me tell you between my collection and Marc's it's quite an eclectic mix.

Seth came down with pink eye on April 4th and then on the 7th I came down with a sinus infection so we both had to visit the doctor. Yesterday I got a call from the high school and Suzanne has pink eye now. She's been putting drops in her eyes since yesterday afternoon and it's starting to look much better. She'll hopefully be able to go back to school tomorrow. Unfortunately she was going to try out for BGHS Poms but the workshops were yesterday and today with tryouts on Thursday. Doesn't look like she'll be able to do it now. Oh well there's always next year.

Seth and I are going to see Dr. Skale (dentist) after I pick him up this afternoon. Both of us have small cavities that need to be taken care of. Katie is still complaining of her one tooth hurting when she eats and brushes so I'm taking her with us as well. If necessary I'll reschedule my appointment for next week since I have to take Suzanne anyway.

Why is it that April and May seem to get so busy?? Olivia had a drama club assembly last Friday and Seth and I went to see it. She did really well. She spoke clearly and slowly so she was easy to understand. Can't say that about all the others though, stage nerves I guess. Tonight their is a Puppet Team open house at church and Katie wants to go to that. She's thinking of joining the team and wants to check it out. Next week Olivia has a choir concert that I'll be going to and then on May 5th (Happy Birthday Randi!) is Katie's last band concert for the year. Marc's parents are back from Florida and they are coming up on April 25th and will spend the weekend with us.

Marc booked his flight to Texas. He's leaving on May 10th and Matthew will pick him up at the airport and they will drive back here. They'll be home sometime on the 11th and I'm sure they'll be exhausted. I know Matthew has a lot of things he wants to do and people he wants to see before he has to head back on the 25th or 26th. He's shipping out to Kuwait sometime in June and will be gone for a year.

Well I guess I better get ready to get going. Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools Day

I had to warn Seth this morning that it was April Fool's Day. I was afraid someone would play an April Fool's joke on him and he'd get upset. Hopefully my warning helped. I had forgotten about it until I heard the kids on the playground joking with their friends.

Well, it's official Katie is now 12 and at the rate she's going she may not see 13. Tonight I'm taking her shopping for summer clothes. That was our gift to her since she's always in need of clothes. We all survived her slumber party last Friday. It really wasn't bad...they got loud every now and then but that's what your'e supposed to do at a sleepover. She used some of her birthday money to buy an I-pod shuffle so now she feels like she's not so underprivileged, LOL!!

Speaking of I-pods.....Marc and I purchased a 2GB I-pod for our anniversary. We ordered it from Apple's website and it was only $69 with free shipping and free engraving. It's red and says Happy Anniversary on it. We ordered it last Thursday and they tried to deliver it yesterday but I wasn't hope so they brought it again today. I spent most of the morning downloading various songs from some of our CD's. I'm listening to it now as I type this.

We went to my niece Abbigayle's 5th birthday party on Sunday and everyone had a good time and enjoyed yummy food and cake!

Well I made the decision (with a lot of persuasion from Marc) to become a consultant for Uppercase Living. Marc feels that it's worth the investment to see how it goes. As long as I make the money back that I spent on the kit he'll be happy. Now I just have to choose a date to have an Open House and introduce it to everyone. I'm thinking a Sunday afternoon might work best. Once I receive my kit I'll choose a date.

Spring break is officially over...YEAH!! I LOVE my kids but it's always nice to send them back to school. I think they were ready to go as they were getting bored being at home and were anxious to see their friends.

Hope everyone has a Great week!