Friday, November 21, 2008

Tagged again

8 Favorite Foods
PB and Nutella sandwich
PB choc. chip cookies
Shepherd's pie
Classic hot breakfast, that I never have time to make, pancakes, eggs, bacon, homefries
lobster dipped in butter
cheddar rice cakes
oatmeal with brown sugar, craisins, and a little syrup, or maybe apples and cinnamon.( of course only in the cold months)

8 Things I Did Today
put away clean dishes
loaded dirty dishes
got dressed
switched out laundry
checked email
kissed Anya
turned on Curious George ( it is only 8:30)

8 Favorite Restaurants
Cheesecake Factory
China Gourmet
PF Chang's
Friendly's ( for the whole family of course)
Redstone Grill
Panara ( great for quick yummy food)

8 Favorite Stores (in no particular order)
Wegmans ( seriously it is my favorite)
Aldi ( can you tell I love to grocery shop)
Resale Rack
Cheshire Consignment shop( they really have the cutest clothes for me and the kids)
Goodwill especially the one in Southington Ct
I am not a huge shopper that is all I can think of.

8 Things I look forward to
Snack Attack at the library with Anya today
Enjoying my spotlessly clean house until Kevin gets up
Quiet time!!!!!
Thanksgiving with family
Christmas when I get to see my siblings and niece
A call from Rosa saying she had her baby it was quick and pain less. Well not as bad as she thought!
Seeing friends I haven't seen in a while
My kids having a no fighting -fussing day! I think this one is wishing on a star

8 Things on my Wish List
World Peace :)
A blender
Wheat grinder
Having my food storage complete and my savings complete
For my kids to get along at the end of the day
A new wardrobe, but this is really far down!
I can't think of anymore

8 Things I love to do with my family
watch movies
play cars and swimming pool
go for walks and bike rides
play games
go out to eat
go to Wegmans, the kids love the train!

8 People I tag
Jess Mansfield
Cristy Vogel
Tanjua Merrow
Kayla Marble

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just a day in the life

I have had a lot of concerns for Anya and her attention span lately. I realized that I had totally forgotten her 4 yr. physical so she had it 2 months late. I spoke to the Dr. about my concerns and she suggested we put her in gymnastics. She said that with her petite stature, 5% weight and 20% height,and energy that she would probably have great success with it. She said if that didn't work to try karate and if that didn't work have her evaluated for ADD. I am so glad that I saw a Dr. who didn't just jump to conclusions and want to medicate her. I feel much better that all she really needs is an outlet for her energy and something to focus on.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I forgot I was tagged by my friend Jess:
5 things I was doing 10 years ago
1~Taking mid term for my Jr. year of high school
2-Enjoying that all my friends had their licenses. Not me

3~ Having lots of dates
4~Working at Cheshire Convalescent Center
5~ How much do you really do in high school?!
5 Things on my "To Do" list today...
1~ Work out
2~Volunteer at Moms Morning Out (done)
3~ Dishes (done)
4~ Make dinner (done, chicken pot pie)
5~ Get lye for soap making tomorrow
5 Snacks I Enjoy...
1~ Chocolate
3~ Cookies
4~ Fruit leather
5 Things I would do if I were a Millionaire...

1~ Buy a really lovely house
2~ Go on a fun family vacation
3~ Buy Mom a new house
4~ Buy Ed the car he wants( that may take my million right there)
5~ Put some in my retirement fund.
5 Places Iv Lived...
1~ Waterbury, CT
2~ Cheshire, CT
3~ an apartment in Cheshire, CT
4~ Navarre, FL
5~Southern, NJ
5 Jobs I've had....

1~ Teen Babysitting Jobs
2~ Food service at Cheshire Convalescent Center
3~ Receptionist at Cheshire Convalescent Center
4~ Children's Discovery Center
5~ Others but my Fav. it Mom.
5 people I Tag.....

1~Who ever wants to do it.

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kevin update

Little man is now almost 16 months. I swear he does way more than Anya did at this age. He still says next to nothing. His words include
Papa (apa)
Anya (ada)
Look out below
bye bye
very occasionally Mom (not Mama, or Mommy just Mom)

He has over 20 signs now so he is communicating wonderfully, although it makes it hard for people other than me to understand him. Ed still has no idea what he is saying. We are doing cloth diapers pretty much 100% of the time and the rashes are almost gone. I am totally loving them so far. And they are not bad to wash either.

He thinks the world is hysterical. EVERYTHING is funny. It is not always a good thing! He loves anything with an engine or wheels and loves musical instruments now to. He also love to dance. Any music; commercials, in stores, the background music for Tim Gunn's guide to style is his personal favorite.
He is such a joy and I love having him. If you ask Ed, Kevin loves having me too.

My new and exciting purchase

Found it on Craigslist for 50.00. And now Anya uses it more than Ed or I. I do run every Tues. while I watch the biggest loser though! Oh and it also motivated me to cancel my gym membership. Next time you see me I may not be as "healthy" as I am now!


We had so much fun this year. Grandma Webster came down and we visited for the weekend. We started out the night with a haunting dinner, sloppy joes, fingers(pretzel rods, ham and almonds) and pumpkin rice. The kids wouldn't touch the rice, it was just orange rice pressed into a ball.

We got into costumes and went trick or treating. One teenager said that Kevin's costume was so awesome it made him want to tap dance. I think that was a good thing?! Even Annie got in on the act this year!

Pumpkin picking

We went to Conte farms and the kids had a blast. We did the tractor ride and picked our own pumpkins. Best of all it was under 8.00