Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday! We are celebrating with a group dinner at Chilis tonight. We gave him a couple of Petty autographed items we won at the auction from the FCA banquet last night!

We went to another Carolina Kid's Club Event this past Sunday. I was so worried about bundling up in the cold that it never dawned on me that we would be sitting in direct sun and 55 degrees. I actually got sun burned. My skin is so fair! Spencer and Toby were fine and Spencer has a new found love for Lacrosse. We spent the rest of Saturday shopping in Chapel Hill. I tell ya-- I could spend all afternoon in A Southern Season!

Spencer's Snowplowing (ice skating) lessons ended this past week and he did not want to go on to play hockey. We don't know why??? He said he just wants to play baseball. That's fine with me-- one activity at a time is plenty!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

6 Quirks

My friend Leslie tagged me to post 6 quirks on my let's see.. Only 6??? I'm full of quirks!!!

  1. I guess one of my biggest quirks is brushing my teeth. If I wake up anytime during the night I *have* to brush my teeth. I can't stand it if my mouth is warm. Yuck!
  2. OOH! I'm addicted to handwipes! I love the feeling of just washed hands!
  3. Eargasms--- love me some Qtips!
  4. Canned air-- Dust Remover spray-- Damn I love that stuff. I love how cold the can gets when you spray it! I love how you can master blaster dust with it. Oh Yeah!
  5. I can't sleep with my feet covered. My feet are clausterphobic.
  6. No one and I repeat no one-- I don't give a flip about your medical degree-- no one touches my belly button. Ever.

If I had any sense at all, I would not post this on my blog but I guess stupidity and lack of self control are additional quirks.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Share the Love!

Today was Valentine's Day! Spencer sprang out of bed this morning READY to bring his Valentines to school--he was really excited! When we picked him up this afternoon, he told us about his special snack day and we read through all of his Valentines. He gave me the play-by-play of who gave him which cartoon characters and why. Evidently, there is an untapped psychoanalysis of Kindergarten Valentine exchanges that only my son subscribes to... ??? !!!

He received special yummies and presents from Donna, JJ, Peggy, Nana, Boppa, Auntie, III and IV today-- lots of Valentine's goodies! Daddy gave him a bracket for his DVD player --what a nerdy RadioShack gift--ha!- and Mommy gave him a Walter the Farting Dog Book (what a nerdy Barnes and Nobles gift--ha!ha!

Then he checked the mail and got cards from his Grandma Becky and his Aunt Tammy, Uncle Scott, Ashley, Kristin and Aaron-- with "pocket dollars" and well wishes for a super Valentine's day! He tucked his pocket dollars in his suitcase for his beach trip this weekend!

He also had a doctor's visit this afternoon. He has been having headaches so we had his eyes examined-- his vision is fine, so the doctor thinks it is viral.

Toby went to the doctor today as well. It is his turn to be sick I guess. He has a nice sinus infection and chest cold. Lovely for Valentines day, eh?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Carolina Kids Club Day

We spent today in Chapel Hill. Spencer had a Carolina Kids Club event so we made an entire day of it. We got down there in time for Toby to have his Big Bird Omelet at Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe. I swear he salivated during the entire drive! The last couple of times we have gone, Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe has been closed (it's just a breakfast/brunch joint) or they had sold out of his favorite omelet. But not today! We had a BIG OL' Breakfast! and little Mr. Spencer ordered himself a cup of decaf!!!??? What is up with that? The waitress looked at us for approval and we went ahead and let him have it. If it is decaf, then I guess it is not too bad, right? Just kind of shocked us. Most kindergartners drink chocolate milk....

After breakfast, we went shopping on Franklin Street. Toby found himself several Valentine's presents, of course. Spencer got two long sleeved T-shirts, a sweatshirt, a backpack and a pennant. We put one of his new shirts and the sweatshirt on him immediately because the little goofball had dribbled coffee down him at breakfast. (I think he gets that after my dad!)

After shopping we went to Carmichael Auditorium for the Kids Club Event. This event was sponsored by the Women's Gymnastics team and the meet was a competition with 4 other universities. Lunch was catered by Firehouse Subs. During the meet, the sponsors threw Tshirts out into the crowd and Spencer caught one! It is way too big--but he is sleeping in it right now and he is so proud of himself for catching it! Spencer also received a Sharpie marker, poster, window cling, stickers, and program. After the meet (Carolina won by the way!!!) Spencer met the team and had his poster autographed by each of the gymnasts. Then he got to play on the mats and equipment. The springy floor really amazed him. His had a great time jumping into the big mats and walking on the balance beam.

After the meet, we went to Mama Dips for dinner. I have her cookbook and there were so many things I wanted to try! We ended up ordering sampler plates and tried the following: fried chicken, ribs, sweet potato fries, brunswick stew, bbq, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, pintos, limas, and an assortment of sweet potato biscuits, rolls and corn bread. We brought home a ton of leftovers (the dog was thrilled) and Toby got blackberry cobbler to go.

Spencer slept all the way home. We got in right at 8:00-- just in time to put Spencer in bed and call it a weekend!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Little bit of Winter Wonderland

It was just enough snow to make Spencer VERY VERY happy. School was closed. He could make snowballs and sled. It was the perfect winter day! He went four wheeling with Boppa, sledding with IV and Auntie, and had a snowball fight with Daddy!