Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today was Mom's birthday. Actually since it is after midnight as I type this, I guess I have to say yesterday was Mom's Birthday! We all met at the deli for dinner and then went to the movies to see Shrek 3. Spencer and IV laughed all the way through the movie--they loved it!!! What a fun family night--we should do this more often!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Happy and Congrats

This weekend was packed with fun!
Saturday, I went with my Mom's Red Hat Chapter (I'm a Pink Hatter!) to Danville Virginia for a luncheon, bingo and shopping. We got home just in time for mom and I to have dinner and get to the theater to see The Man Who Came to Dinner. Orginally, it was a "Date Night" for me and Toby, but A&K (woohoo!) are in the state soccer tournament so Toby went to cheer them on and Mom and I used the theater tickets!

Sunday was busy! I got up and immediatley started cooking for the party. Dips, a huge pot of homemade baked beans and 3 ice cream cakes later, it was time to go to IV's preschool graduation. He looked adorable in his little cap and gown! Afterwards, we all came home for a big pool party. The party was to celebrate my Mom's birthday, IV's graduation and our friend Barry's Birthday--so we had quite a large crowd there!

The best part of the party was this evening, when everyone had gotten out of the pool. The pool is heated so the water is very warm so the evening air feels a titty bit nipply...anyway, Barry (the birthday boy) had just dried off and had walked behind the outdoor bar...and my brother just happened to be standing on the upper deck with a huge vat of ice water....I got this picture just a nanosecond before Barry screamed like a little girl!..and then we all sang Happy Birthday!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day 2007

Happy Mother's Day! We had a great day! We got to church early and set up breakfast for all the "Moms" (muffins, danishes, bagels, fruit)--then we cleaned up and took flowers to Spencer's special Godmothers. Toby and Spencer visited Toby's Mom and sister while I napped (yay! my long awaited Mother's Day nap!) then we met my mom/family for dinner at Carraba's. Not a bad day, eh?

Oh and I got a spa pedicure and 2 day lilies-- plus my favorite gift--- a big hug and kiss from Spencer with a pack of sunflower seeds for us to plant together.

When Spencer and Toby went to visit his Mom, they stopped by the cemetary to visit Steven's grave (Toby's brother.) This is the first time Spencer had been out there and was fascinated with the headstones. Toby explained the function of the headstones to Spencer. As they walked back to the car, they saw a large headstone with a carving of Jesus and some scripture underneath. Spencer immediately said, "Wow! Is that where Jesus is buried???"

Dinner was good. Despite call ahead seating, we still had to wait an hour but we had a large party and it is a holiday so I guess that wasn't too bad. I had a de-lish Pomegranate Martini. After paying $5.49 yet again for a kids meal that Spencer didn't even touch, I think Toby and I have decided that Spencer does not get to order for himself for a while. He orders a kids meal, eats our salad, and then is too full and NEVER eats his own food. And we are just not "left overs" people so it just goes to waste. From now on, he shares with me!

After dinner, my brother in law, Tom, insisted that everyone go to Krispy Kreme for hot donuts and coffee. Since I like neither donuts nor coffee, I did not care but at least all of us were together!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spring has been flung

Spring Fling was Saturday at Spencer's school. I got there early and helped set up. I worked the Pepsi and Pizza booth ALL DAY. Yep. 9:30 until 3:00! I signed up for first hour but the "relief" never showed up-- that's how they suck in the newbie Kindergarten parents--haha! Actually, I didn't really mind. Melissa (my sister in law) and my Dad watched Spencer for me and during the slow times I was able to catch a couple of the vendors. Just like EVERY where, it is always the same group of parents that do 90% of everything at these events. Our PTA president now is the bomb-- I hate that she is retiring her position this year. (They have two year term maximums) --that's some big shoes to fill! I agreed to take secretary next year but since I work ALOT of hours, and volunteer on 3 other commitees, over obligation and burnout is something I'd like to avoid!

Sunday was my turn to keep the nursery at church. WOW. How can such angelic looking kids lay the smackdown on each other as soon as their parents leave the room??? After church, we went to a new Italian restaurant that served "real" Italian and not American Italian. I didn't recognize a thing on the buffet.
Spencer had some raw carrot and some noodles without sauce. I really should have ordered off the menu-- but usually a lunch buffet is pretty safe, ya know?

My nieces, Ashley and Kristin, were in the local paper this past week! There was a really cool article about their soccer success! Way to go A&K!

Also, A HUGE thank you goes out to my pal Maureen in Midlothian. She sent my family dinner this week. Dad came home from the hospital and is doing MUCH better. Maureen sent a YUMMY spiral cut Ham and Turkey from Harry and David. Thanks Maureen--Dinner was FANTASTIC and the family time while we enjoyed dinner was Dad's favorite part!

Friday, May 04, 2007

I took the "year" quiz...and I am 1986! ha!

You Belong in 1986

Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Weekend: Up and Down

We had a (much needed) girls weekend away to the beach. The ocean was icy--but, we didn't care. We shopped, slept late, ate great meals, had yummy drinks, rented chick flicks and giggled the entire time. Our poor waiter at CBIP will probably need therapy after our visit!!! (I think he had as much fun as we did--and good thing we are good tippers, poor kid....)

Unfortunately, on our way home from the beach, we got the dreaded phone call that Dad had to be taken to the ER. It was the worst 3 hour drive home ever. He stayed in the hospital Sunday morning - Tuesday evening and is now doing much better but has to take it easy!!!! What a bad scare for all of us!!