Still Catching Up...

I wish I could devote more time to blogging these days, but the best I can do is to post when I can.

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the Tumbleweed's First Day of Preschool for the year. She attended preschool from January-May of last year, and has moved up to an older class this year. I am still not sure about the decision to move her up, but she seemed to do OK today. Several of the kids seem so much older. I know she can hold her own with older kids, but there were a few times I thought she looked so small... just yesterday I thought she looked so much older.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I shaved today!

Woo-hoo! I had time to shave my legs today. I know - it's the little things in life that mean so much. I can't remember the last time that I had time (and remembered) to shave both legs while I was in the shower. Here's hoping that it happens more regularly :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to walking!

We have finally managed to replace our double stroller, and it was on sale! So for the first time in nearly 3 months, I was able to attend walking group. It was bittersweet, as the Tumbleweed picked a flower that I was allergic to and insisted on carrying it with us - with me sneezing all the way.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Soccer Camp

The Tumbleweed attend her first sports camp this week. She went to Tykes Soccer camp every morning for an hour and a half. The experience as a little hit or miss --- there were a few good days and a few nots so good days. I think she did get a good introduction to soccer, but the fact that she wasn't the best at it got her a little discouraged at times and she would give up.

Only a couple of weeks until outdoor games start...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I went all "Super Nanny" on them

So, yesterday was so horrible I decided to re-arrange our life. The Tumbleweed whined from morning to night, complaining, refusing and being just plain difficult in any way she could. The Dandilion must of thought she made it look like fun, because when she decided not to nap - so did he.

After they went to bed, and I flopped on the couch defeated... I started thinking... Super Nanny comes into a house, hangs up a schedule, makes the family stick to it, and they all live happily ever after --- so why I can't I do that?

We now have a schedule hanging on the wall. It is as much to remind me as anyone else, but the Tumbleweed is starting to learn to tell time so she has taken a little interest in it as well. It has a lot less TV - which is a little hard in some ways, but easier in others.

I hope it makes us all happier.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Celebrity Wedding

The Eagle and I went to a celebrity wedding this weekend... one of our friends is a meteorologist on NECN and we attended his beautiful wedding on the coast of Gloucester on Saturday. It was truly beautiful and I wish we had been able to spend more of the weekend "escaping" from the kids. It was a great reason to get away. And the cake was devine.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Olympics are over :(

So sad that I won't have any Olympics to watch... although, I do need to get some sleep. I have been up late so many nights watching gymnastics on the edge of my seat. I am so glad Shawn Johnson finally got a gold - and it was so cool that a US man won a medal on high bar too. It really is a shame that it happens only every 4 years.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Team Finals Tonight

Only a couple of hours until the Olympic Womens Team Final! Looks like anouther night of nail biting and little sleep. Last night's men's competition had me on the edge of my seat until the end and I am sure tonight will be the same.

Time to race to get the kids to bed...


Saturday, August 2, 2008

The kids are away!

And I spent the day at the scrapbook store cropping... yay for me! Well, it would have been a bigger yay if had completed my vacation scrapbook, but I am 6 pages closer.

We also went to see a late movie tonight - Mamma Mia! Not so sure about Pierce Brosnan singing, but otherwise good. One day I have to get to Greece - it always looks so cool in the movies. I thought the same thing after seeing "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"