I’m a total blog slacker

9 09 2010

This has been a busy week, we’ve had the first day of Kindergarten for my middle son!  We’ve packed a lot into this week so far.  The waking up at 5:30am again everyday, to get everything ready in the morning and still have a few moments of me time before they come downstairs begging for water and breakfast and asking a variety of questions has really kicked my butt.  I’m BEAT and should be sleeping right now.  I have lots of little things I’d like to talk about but my fingers doth protest to that much typing right now.  So I’ll just share a few pictures of my sweet sweet middle son’s first day of Kindergarten.  There were no tears from him or me (that’s a half-truth, my eyes welled up but I shed no tears).  Apparently today he cried a little bit at school but he got through it and we’re very proud of him.  He’s the most like me of all of my sons, which means he’s the most emotional one of the 3.  He’s not really a crier he just really feels all emotions very strong.  I could see the uncertainty in his face before he went into his class, but I knew he’d work through it and make lots of friends.  So far so good.

my 3 boys before we headed to the school.  (apparently my house needs a good power washing!)

he’s trying to muster up a smile…

some wonderful brotherly love


more fun with my phone

5 09 2010

This weekend my husband, two oldest boys and camera went to the White Mountains for the weekend.  We all would’ve gone but my aunt and uncle are celebrating 45 years of marriage this weekend, so I needed to stay home to celebrate with the family.  Today is the party, but yesterday we kidnapped my mom and went out for a Sunday drive (yes on a Saturday).  We made it into NH too, but only about an hour away from here not the 3 1/2 trek my guys went on.  We found yard sales, consignment shops, farm stands, a playground, drove past a fair but decided not to stop this time.  We saw donkeys and sheep and horses enjoying the comfortable weather in large beautiful pastures.  We lunched and shopped and laughed and sang.  It was wonderful to have the time with my mom and it felt so good to give my youngest some one on one attention.  I need to make sure I do this more often with each of the boys. 

When my husband asked to bring my camera up to NH with him I handed it over and said to myself, “watch you are totally going to need this camera.”  I of course did miss out on what I think could’ve been amazing pictures. 

While we were driving we saw a road sign that pointed us 2 miles to the left to a place called Cathedral of the Pines.  I myself am not a church going person.  I’m no heathen, my husband and I just don’t do the church thing.  But this just was too intriguing, too beautiful sounding to pass by.  We drove those 2 miles to the left, and found seriously a little slice of heaven, that I had no camera to capture this beauty with.  I remembered my little shadow  fun with my phone from the night before and figured that any shot of this was better than no shot at all.  Yes these shots are definitely fun!

I stand by my original statement that these days “vintage” is definitely fun!!

While yesterday was filled with lots of fun places and sights.  This place http://www.cathedralofthepines.org/index.htm stood out.  I’ve always prided myself on finding new and cheap/free places.  Yesterday I did not let myself down!!  If you ever find yourself in this part of the world you should definitely experience this place for yourself.

not much to say tonight

3 09 2010

We’re getting some of the rain from Earl here this evening.  Nothing major just some rain.  Before bedtime tonight we put up some sheets on the bunkbeds and turned the bottom bunk into a fort.  I had my phone with me in the fort because we were listening to our Phineas and Ferb Pandora radio station, but no real camera.  Voila some shots taken by my middle son with my retro camera app on my phone!!  So fun.

Is it just me or does “vintage” make everything more fun lately!?

that’s all for tonight, I’m enjoying some nice grown-up tv time, Law & Order SVU is calling me now.  have a good weekend hopefully I’ll check in sometime.

2nd grade

1 09 2010


1st grade

2nd grade

This boy loves learning, and I hope that love continues.  He’s got big plans already for his future. 

Here’s to a great 2010-2011 schoolyear, small steps on his long journey.

I knew it was too quiet in the playroom

1 09 2010

So yesterday I poured out a little bit of my self into this here blog.  I loved it, it felt good to just put it out there into the world, like my own little confessional.  I talked about my big boys playing Wii nicely together, and the little guy being jealous of the big kids.  He then moved on and ventured into the playroom.  As I was hitting publish on the blog I noticed that the playroom was awfully quiet.  I walked into the kitchen…

The little bugger found the stash of leftover juicebags from the birthday party and some Vanilla Wafers!  He dropped his game of truck hockey (what you’ve never played monster truck hockey before!?) and had himself a nice little picnic.  I took the picture and was going to come right back to the laptop and add this to the last post.  While I was cleaning up, the same little bugger came to the computer and somehow turned the internet off on me!!!!  It took me a while to figure out how to fix it and by that time my computer time was up! 

Today,I was hoping to post about the first day of 2nd grade  but we’ll have to see what chaos this thrill-seeking three year old has caused or found while I was busy writing this! 

Hope you have a great day!!