Sunday, April 25, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Tball?

Yesterday was Opening Day for baseball,  its always a fun morning but its not fun being ready and being there by 8:30am.  Though I can't complain I had a couple friends who had to have their kids there by 8, yuck.  I'm so not a morning person...

Here are some pics from the opening day ceremonies....First I'd like to apologize for the crappy quality of my pics, my camera does not take good far way shots. 

This was all of the teams lining up on one field.  They ran across to the other field as they were announced.  Logan is with the orange shirt team, the Orioles. 

Logans team taking the big field!  I believe  Logan is the second kid in the shot.

As a part of Opening Day, they also do the team pictures.  Logan is in the back the first one on the left. 

After we were through with opening day, we headed back home, I dropped the boys off and went into work for a few hours.  I normally work every other Saturday and it just happened to be my day to work but luckily the other girl worked the first few hours for me so I could go to baseball.  It was a pretty uneventful day after that.  The boys and I went to lunch with my mom and then we just came home and hung out until Logan's game at 5.  

 I did take some pics at the game but they came out pretty bad, I'm going to try to get some better ones at this weeks game.  He's doing pretty well in tball this year and seems to be enjoying it more.  I hope its something he gets into and excels at.  I was never involved in any sort of team or sports when I was growing and always wished I was.  I'm not really sure why I wasn't, I guess I was just really shy.  When I was younger the thought of being out there on a field in front of other people with them watching me just scared the crap out of me.  Then by the time I got to high school and was semi better about it I felt stupid joining stuff because everyone was pretty tight since they had grown up playing these sports together.  Somehow I don't think either of my kids will have this problem, they are not shy one bit!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Catching Up


For once we had a sort of easy, laid back week for once in I don't know how long.  It just seems like for the past couple months we were running here there and everywhere every single day.  It got old real quick.  For once I actually had my two days that I'm off of work to actually be HOME.  Can you imagine?!  Something struck me Tuesday (and it doesn't happen too often) but I decided to do some serious spring cleaning.  My living room was a mess...I did windows, moved furniture, rearranged and cleaned out toys.  It was a mess!  I couldn't believe how many cobwebs I had in the cornors and along the ceilings, disgusting!!  Its now Thursday and its actually still reasonably clean.  Sunday I have plans to do some major work upstairs now that is a MESS!  It seems to be the dumping ground for everything that doesn't have a place, those things are going to be finding new homes at Goodwill this weekend I do believe. 

Logan's Tball is officially underway.  He's doing so much better this year.  Last year was his first year playing and lets just say he spent most of his time in the outfield picking flowers or playing in the dirt.  His first game was this past Tuesday and he was paying attention and caught the ball!  He just seems so much more into this year, I'm so glad, I was having doubts on weather or not to sign him up.  Saturday is the big opening day festivites for all the teams, we have to be there bright and early on saturday morning.  Its actually pretty cool, they announce all the kids and they all run out on the big field with their teams and just make a big deal about it.  After team pictures at 10:30 we can leave but then we have to head back for a 5pm game so its going to be a busy day.  Somewhere amongst all that I have to head to work for a few hours too.  I'm going to take my camera along so I can share some pics of him in his cute little baseball cute!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Grocery Shopping Adventure


Its been a crazy busy week here.  We've been busy with t ball practice and playing outside.  By the time we come in at night its bedtime and I've been crashing right along with the boys most nights.

Last Sunday, for some strange reason, I decided to take both boys with me to the grocery store.  Yeah I know what was I thinking?  Normally Cole and I go during the week when Logan is in school.  By last Sunday though I was at the point I just couldn't wait any longer.  I didn't think Ryan would really have enjoyed a lunch of soy sauce, ketchup and the tupperware container of unrecognizable leftovers.  So off we went.  I would have left the boys with Ryan but I kind of like the company (I don't think I'll ever say that again!)  and he was busy mowing and working on his garden. 

On the way there I had a talk with them (more so Logan) and explained that I was not buying every little thing that he sees and no junk.  Also for some strange reason he feels the need to touch EVERYTHING in any store we go into.  It drives me insane.  I'm waiting for the day the huge display of apples comes crashing down. 

We walk in the door and Cole immediatley starts screaming for a donut which is of course at the complete opposite end of the store, I was not heading there first.  I knew I wouldn't be able to keep him from eating it and I'm just weird about my kids eating things before we pay for them, I'm afraid they'll accuse me of shoplifting.  So we get through the first few aisles, all the while Cole is still demanding a donut and getting louder with each demand.   All the while I'm trying to calm him down and distract him with toys from my bag and my coupons to no avail.  Then all of a sudden Logan chimes in with his own rendition of Sugarland's song All I Want To Do.  If you don't know the song, go, listen to it now and you will see just how annoying hearing the chorus sung over and over and over again, its the only part he knows.  This was all mixed in with Cole still shouting, by this time, for his donut.  I am still trying to get them both to stop. 

Then came the dirty looks from people.  I understand they were annoying, I get it believe me.  But I mean come on, especially from the other women that had to have had some children in their lives, either their own or grandchildren.  Yeah I know everyone always says if your kids aren't behaving in a store to just let your cart sit and leave until they learn to behave correctly.  Thats great and all but going to the grocery store for me isn't a quick little 5 minute drive from my house, its an easy 25 min one way for me.  I have to gather enough motivation to go there when I absolutely have to I'm not leaving in the middle of getting things only to have to go back the next day.  Obviously I would have handled the situation differently if they were having full on meltdowns in the middle of the aisle but they weren't. 

We eventually got out of the grocery store but I forgot pretty much half of the things I needed, though you couldn't tell by how much I spent...

When we got home I told Ryan that I was never again taking both boys to the grocery store again, no matter what.  Next time he can pack the soy sauce, ketchup and mystery leftovers for his lunch or he can take the boys to the grocery store by himself.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Nailpolish Update.

First off I want to thank you all for the suggestions on getting the nailpolish out of the carpet.  I still have a couple spots to work on but its better than it was.  I ended up using nailpolish remover, it worked but it was a pain....

That day didn't get any better.  Cole went to work with me and he was miserable all day and into everything, it was so not worth it.  We come home, had dinner and the boys got in the tub.  While Ryan was taking Logan up to bed, I was in the bathroom and Cole was in the living room....Can you believe he found ANOTHER bottle of nailpolish and was just getting ready to paint my carpet steam machine that was still sitting there from the morning fiasco???  The thing is I don't have the nailpolish sitting anywhere where he can reach it, I don't even HAVE that much of it, I think that was the only two bottles I still had.  The only thing I can think of is Logan or someone knocked them out of the bathroom closet, didnt pick them up and I didn't see them.  Needless to say there will be no more nailpolish to enter this house until they are both at least 18.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Nail polish in the Morning....

This is how my morning has been going so far....

I hope yours has been better...

Anyone know how to get red nailpolish out of beige carpet???

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cleaning Day & Brotherly Love

Yesterday Logan had off of school for Easter Vacation/Spring Break.  It was my scheduled day to work but early in the morning he came over and got in bed with me complaining that his ear hurt.  At some point he came downstairs and slept, when Ryan got up to go to work, he came up and said Logan threw up.  GREAT.  So I stayed home with the boys.  He ended up being fine the rest of the day so I'm not sure what was up.  Too much Easter candy and excitment over the weekend?  That's what I'm thinking.  Though I do need to call his dr about his ears,  he's been complaining about his ears hurting but without a fever or anything, he's never really sick sick. 

So we just hung around the house and I cleaned.  My house needed it desperately!  It was disgusting and there was just stuff everywhere, I can't stand it.  Oh how I can't wait for the third bedroom to be done.  Right now the boys share a room and all of their toys are in the living room and enclosed front porch.  Its a mess.  It never fails though, everytime I mop the kitchen floor, within 5 seconds of dumping the water and putting everything away someone spills a bottle of juice or something equally sticky all over the floor. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother...

Logan & Cole spent the morning and early after noon playing rather nicely together, it amazes me how well they do get along with each other.  Logan is always looking out for him.  When we went to the egg hunt on Saturday it really bothered him that he wasn't hunting with Cole, he was afraid Cole wouldn't get any eggs.  How sweet is that.  Then yesterday afternoon they were laying up in there room watching cartoons, while I finished cleaning ( i think I was actually mopping the floor ;)  and Logan came down but not Cole.  After awhile I asked Logan to go check on him.  He looked all around and said I can hear him but I don't see him.  Here Cole had gone up to the attic but was too scared to come back down.  So Logan went up himself and helped him back down the steps.  He made him sit on the kitchen chair (all the while Cole was crying) and asked him in a calm soothing voice..."what's wrong buddy?  Are you scared?  Don't be scared.  Let me check your feet."  (he had to walk through the room that is being remodeled to get to the attic, I guess he was afraid he hurt his feet on the wood floors)  It was just so sweet :*)  He wouldn't let me deal with it, he had it under control. 

Now here are more pictures from this weekends festivities.  On Saturday after the egg hunt we had dinner with sil & her family at fil's house with his new wife and her parents.  The kids all had a blast together!

Logan and Cole with their cousins waiting for the hunt to begin!

I knew I had a picture of them together!!  Its not the best but its a start!

Cole is crazy about tractors, but only if its a Deere!

The three oldest being silly after they got their baskets.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I really need to get better at this whole picture taking thing...This is really the only picture I got of the boys from today.

As you can see Cole wasted no time digging right into the candy this morning.  This wasn't even his first piece, when he got his basket at home he immediately picked the chocolate bunny out of the basket and ate about half of it...all before 8am.  :) 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Super Busy Easter Weekend.

Today was the start of our Easter festivities.  It started bright and early this morning with an egg hunt at the local high school.   This was Cole's first 'real' egg hunt, for some reason we didn't go to any last year.  It was actually really nice, it wasn't very crowded and the parents all pretty much backed off and left the kids have at it.  They were split up according to ages so I stayed with Cole at the smaller field while Ryan took Logan to the older kids field.  At the 2-4 year olds field they had 2,000 eggs spread out and there might have been about 50 kids (if that) there so Cole made out pretty good.  Though he really didn't understand the point at first but once he got the hang of it he was grabbing handfuls of them to put in his basket. 
I just realized this is the only picture I got of Cole at the egg hunt.  I couldn't figure out how to snap pictures, hold a basket and point him in the right direction.

Now I feel really bad because this is the only picture I got of Logan at the egg hunt.  He's way off in the distance in the center.  He did awesome though, his basket was overflowing with eggs, so much so that Ryan said he had to stop because he couldn't fit anymore into the basket.  After the hunt we had to go and empty out the eggs to see if he got one of the prize eggs. Cole and Ryan were already in the prize line because the Easter Bunny that was walking around gave Cole a special prize ticket.  So Logan and I picked a spot out of the way and started the long process of snapping open the eggs and emptying them out.  I must say this year was a lot better, normally they don't put very good candy in the eggs, its a lot of taffy, starburst type candy which my kids don't normally like and its not even the starburst kind its the knock off kind that taste like plastic.  This year we got alot of coupons to local restaurants for kids meals and stuff.  Not just kid restaurants either, it was the nicer local steakhouse places.  My kids actually like going there but its rather pricey and we usually only get to go there once a year.  As we were going through the eggs, I dumped on into the basket thinking it was candy but when it made a funny noise I looked down and it was a green colored of the elusive prize eggs!  So we went and waited in line...I wasnt' sure how they were giving out prizes because there were an awful lot of people waiting and alot of little things being given out, books, stuffed animals that kind of stuff.  Not to sound ungrateful or anything the books would have been fine we love books here but I was praying it was not another stuffed animal...I swear those things breed, we have a million of them.   So we finally get up to the table and they start making a big deal when Logan says he has a green cube.  Then they pull this out of  a box behind them....
It is the Toy Story 3 in 1 playset. He was pretty excited about it and I was too, I almost got it for him for Christmas, so glad I didn't now!   After he won that he got to get his picture taken with the Easter bunny because he won it.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of that too but I just wasn't thinking. 

After we left there, we went home for a little while and then headed to my fil's house for Easter dinner there with my sil her family, fil, his wife, her son and parents and fils parents.  I have more pictures and stories from that but I think I will save them for a later day, I don't want to overwhelm you with pictures all at once ;) 

On the knitting front I'm having major issues.  I was working on my monkey socks the other day and my yarn would not come out of my center pull ball anymore.  It kept getting hung up and snagged on itsself.   So I had the bright idea to rewind it from the outside well that just made an even bigger mess.  So right now its in a time out.  Last night I started working on my Multnomah and I ended up having the same issue with that.  I'm almost finished with the shawl and want to get it DONE.  So I started rewinding that from the outside too and made another HUGE mess.  I tried for about an hour or more to get it fixed to no avail.  I ended up having to cut it and rejoin it to the non messed up ball.  I have no idea whats going on.  Any ideas?  Could it be my winder or just something that I'm doing wrong in the winding process? I didn't get the chickens finished for the boys baskets.  I have one almost done but there is no way I'm going to get the other one done and in the basket for tomorrow, maybe I'll give one to Cole and make Logans later I don't know...
I'm just not feeling the knitting love right now.  I'm at a loss as what to work on, I'm not finding anything that I really really want to make.  I need to find some things soon so I can take a shopping list along to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!!

Well we have another busy day tomorrow, Easter with my family and visiting with more of Ryan's!