Saturday, February 26, 2011

Loving my new Nikon Cool Pix

Erick bought me a teeny tiny point and shoot camera. It literally fits in my pocket. And its purple. Its awesome.

I am by no means a photographer, like some of my friends- both in real life and in blog/face book world. I just need a camera that takes a decent picture to capture my life's memories. Suffice it to say that I am very satisfied that this camera is a fraction of the size of my last one and double the mega pixels.

Here are a few of the first "test pictures." Notice there are none of Devin. He is with his grandparents.

Here is Lolly, she is getting so big!Our friends' son, Pierce...almost toothless!

Kim's daughter Lexie. Such a cutie!
Kim's 31st birthday!!Happy Birthday Kim!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Coolest Kid on the Playground

His teacher sent me this picture this morning. He is wearing her sunglasses...silly boy. Man, I love this kid!
(I am going to miss the random texts from his pre-school teachers after this year!)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Craft for Daddy

One of my good friends is a Kindergarten teacher in the school where I am a Literacy Teacher. When I was picking up my students from her room I noticed that her students were working on a craft where they were making an "LLV" or mail truck as you commoners would call it. (LOL). I thought it was so cute. I commented on it how my husband would just adore those and she said "Oh yes! I wanted to give you one to bring home and do with Devin! I knew they would both like it."

Devin has himself and Erick in the driver's seat- with Devin driving of course! (you can click on the picture to get a closer look) Isn't it adorable?

And for those of you who are wondering what they were studying to prompt them to make these, I believe the unit is "Community."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Top 3 Reasons

that I can't wait to go to Disney World in 17 days

3. It just won't stop snowing. While its really pretty, I'm getting sick of it.

2. The weather in Orlando has been fore casted in the high 60s and low 70s lately. That definitely beats the high of 20 with a wind chill of 5 that we've been having.

3. This kid is going to be SO EXCITED when he finds out- the morning that we leave!!!

(Yes, that's a blue belt. Devin is now in the "Advanced" section of Little Ninjas!)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Week-End Warriors

Somehow "let's fix and paint the ceiling" turned into let's also repaint the walls, replace the cabinet/counter/faucet, and replace the toilet. Phew! What a busy week-end, not that I was doing the heavy work. I was busy cleaning, cooking (got to keep those guys fed!), CLEANING, keeping Devin busy, and CLEANING! Did I mention I was cleaning? Removing popcorn ceiling creates A LOT of dust! Ugh!

A HUGE shout out to Erick, his Dad, and my brother Mark for all of their hard work this week-end! THANK YOU!

Please enjoy the pictures of my beautiful bathroom!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Phone Photo Friday

At Home Depot- picking up paint and some tools for the bathroom work Uncle Mark is doing.

Where Lolly is hanging out during the bathroom work!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Good Neighbor

Top 5 Reasons I am Thankful for my Next Door Neighbor(s)

5. She held on to our keys for us when we left them in the (common area) mailbox! We were in a semi-panic thinking they were lost. Nope just left them in the mailbox (dummies!) and our awesome neighbor held on to them until we got home.

4. She made us Greek cookies for Christmas.

3. She adores Devin. She recently made him his own mini pumpkin banana bread because he told her how much he liked it the last time she made it for us.

2. She babysat Devin for me when Erick's vehicle broke down and he had to get a tow. I had to go pick him up and Devin was already in bed fast asleep. Our closest relative is 1/2 hour away- as is the babysitter we use.

and # 1.......drum roll please!!!!

She and her Mom helped me out Monday morning when I accidentally LOCKED Devin, AND my keys, AND my phone in the car!!! It was about 5* out and yes the car was on and warm. Devin was nice and comfy, all buckled securely in his 5 point harness car seat munching on a snack. I couldn't believe it when I went around to get in the driver's door and it was locked- as well as ALL of the other doors when I tried them!! I didn't realize that the car starter I had put in the Friday before would change the locking situation like that!! I went to this same, previously mentioned neighbor's house to call Erick, who had to drive a half hour home from work to unlock the car! In the meantime my neighbor decided she would go into work late so she could wait with me. I kept going out to check on Devin (remember he was nice and warm in the car that was running with heat on blast!) and then returning to her house to warm up.

I felt terrible! I felt like such an awful Mom! I've been assured that it happens to many people, but I still feel bad about it. Especially when after school that day as I was putting him in the car Devin yells out, "Don't lock me in the car again Mom! Like you always do!" Embarrassing!!!

Its great to have such an awesome neighbor. But I think the bigger question here might be, what the heck is wrong with me lately?? Yikes! Time to get my head examined!!