Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dinosaur love

After completing a dinosaur unit at school... my little boy has fallen in love with all things dinosaur.  He was a fan of T-Rex before, but now he knows so many more. He wants to look more up on the computer, he has learned what a herbivore and carnivore are, he knows so many dinosaur names (more than I have ever heard of) and has started drawing them.  Quite well... I must say.  He worked hard on some pictures last night to give his friend at school today. I secretly wanted to keep them and store them safe in our scrapbook but I figured a picture would do. After all, it was a very generous and kind thought for him to draw it for his friend.
Definitely don't want to discourage that attitude!

This is a brachiosaurus eating off a tree, because it is a herbivore.
(And yes, I had to look up that dinosaur to make sure I spelled it correctly!)
There is a little dinosaur at the bottom but I can't remember the name he told me for anything.
 This a T-Rex and a Stegosaurs in a battle...

Monday, March 28, 2011

When it rains...

video
For your viewing pleasure... it's been a rainy, yucky weekend here so the kids were busy having a dance party!

My new addicition...

One of those things that you never think can happen... well, for myself that would be sushi. 
Yep.
I know. Pretty crazy stuff. 
We have a local Japanese steakhouse that we are quite fond of here in town.  I have not really been brave enough to try out the sushi menu even though lots of friends have gotten on board. I bit the bullet.  I did it. 
I did the one thing I keep begging my picky 6-yr-old to do... just try one bite.
 So I did. 
And I LIKED IT!
Now, keep in mind, we are just talking about the easy stuff...
California Roll, off the COOKED sushi section. 
Don't give me too much credit... when I start ordering off the RAW sushi menu
then it will be something to celebrate! 

The hubby was headed to Fuji on Friday for lunch so I talked him into bringing me some sushi!!
Totally made my day and got me through those last dreaded hours of a long school week.



Friday, March 25, 2011

A new strap...

Fashion for the camera? Yes, please! Cover the boring old Canon strap out for a seriously, cute and hip camera strap. Double Yes!! I am loving my new Shey B camera strap.  The hardest part was picking out the design.  She has so many designs... and they are all adorable. Here are some of my favorites:





 And the one I chose...
 taken with my phone because it was a little hard taking the picture of the strap once it was on. I was just in such a hurry to put on the new stylin' strap that I forgot to snap a quick picture until it was already on.
I love it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Picture day

The season is almost officially underway... we have practiced, we have the uniforms, we have the equipment, and now taken the pictures. Official 1st game on Monday.  The countdown is on...







Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring break (for at least one)

This school year we didn't end up having the same week off for spring break.  :( There went the plans of heading to the beach or to Florida.  So I actually got to have some time off to myself, which was great! I could follow our normal routine but without all the getting ready part on my end and then enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast with the hubs or go for a morning run.  It was wonderful. We have enjoyed some absolutely beautiful weather so we were able to spend most of our free time outside.  But, unfortunately now the pollen has started taking over the south and as a result my nose has turned into a leaky faucet.

Yes, he appears to be telling me I'm a loser... the funny things you see during tball practice!

 Not only making brownies, but m&m brownies... yum... or at least the kids thought so. Totally their idea... promise!

 She was definitely the loudest singer in her daycare program. And she was right smack-dab in the front. Not really sure if this qualifies as singing or yellling?!


He won first place in the home run derby (tball division) for a relay for life event.  He was thrilled!

Surprise lunch with mommy at school... already a stud, sitting with two girls.

Payton having her turn at the home run derby... she did great! And loved hearing everyone cheer for her.

Oh, yes, she has inherited her brother's love for silly faces.

Asleep in bed with a baseball in one hand and the tv remote in the other.  Seriously, this is not staged. He has been falling asleep like this (with arms up above his head) since he was a baby.
Dino Dan is his new favorite show.
 My view one afternoon... nice and peaceful couple of hours, reading magazines and
enjoying my spring break.



Monday, March 14, 2011

10 miles.

I've read it's called the 'runner's rite of passage.' Whatever it is called... it felt pretty good to make it the 10 miles.  So I'm just hoping the race will be even more satisfying.

My goal for the day was to start off at 9 miles and then see how I felt from there. Once I got started I was feeling pretty good so I decided to go for it. The run was going pretty smoothly until somewhere around mile 9.5. There were just a few aches and pains from the hips that last half a mile but overall it all felt pretty good. My training runs don't go above 10 miles so I'm hoping this extra week I have before the race will help me prepare with some extra mileage.  So I'll be going for another 10 miler this weekend then tapering off before the race.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dance party.

It's never too late for a dance party. Yes, they probably should have been in bed by now, but around here it's never too late for a little dancing. Especially when these two are showing off their moves! She was excited to try on a new bathing suit and just had to dance. Sorry for the blurriness... obviously, I'm still a work in progress when it comes to photography!

Danger Zone.

One of the many things about this little boy that I love is his imagination. Since he was old enough to roll his hot wheels and Thomas the Train toys around he has always been able to occupy his mind with his own stories, his own adventures, his own thoughts. He has spent countless hours lining up train tracks, ramps, and obstacle courses for his toys. Just the other day I went upstairs to our bonus room that now houses the train table only to almost step all over the track he had assembled that reached across the entire room! So I really shouldn't have been surprised when I walked in his room this weekend to put away clothes to find his toys in mid-combat. Oh, sorry, a battle as I was corrected.

Yes, I know the room is a wreck... but that just means he has been playing. (Right?)

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