Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Road to Victory Rally

I am heading off on a small road trip to attend a
Sarah Palin rally tonight.
I'm so excited!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Meet Franklin.
9weeks old today, 10/11/2008.

Isn't he just adorable?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Disney World, 2007

Throwback to May of 2007; kids first time at Disney World!

The Princess was not excited about a meet and greet with Tigger.

However, she was thrilled about meeting Pluto!!

Minnie’s house!!

 Dumbo has always been my favorite ride at Disney World.

One of the Superhero’s favorite stops was the Buzz Lightyear ride.

It really is a magical place, isn’t it?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mother was the first of 3 children.
She is the only girl with two younger brothers.
She was born in New York and raised there until she was 13.
At the age of 13 she moved from New York to the Midwest.
I don’t think she has ever gotten used to that move, as her heart is still in New York.  

Here she is as Miss Indiana in a roller skating competition.

Wasn't she hot stuff?!
 She was an incredible roller skater.
I can remember going to the roller skating rink as a kid and watching her do her thing.
I don’t think I was ever as good as she was. Well, I know I wasn’t. It’s just one of her many talents.

My mother has the best heart and will do anything for anyone.
She is one of my best friends.
She has picked me up each time I have fallen, dusted me off and encouraged me to back on my feet.

The best part of having her as my mom, is my kids having her as a grandmother. 
And they simply adore her!

I’m blessed to be her daughter; she's the greatest and I love her dearly.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Two weeks and four days since my last post.

Friday, August 1st, the Monkey had surgery.
He had his ear tubes removed and new ones put in, along with his adenoids removed.

We arrived at the hospital 2 hours prior to surgery time.
He was so happy and playing great with his toys,  even enjoyed watching TV.
Once it was time to prep him for surgery, he became very agitated.
When it was time for the nurse to take him back to the O.R., he screamed and cried for me.

After surgery they carried him back to me crying and disoriented.
The anesthesiologist told me he was pretty sure everyone in the O.R. was able to hear my little boy.
It took awhile for him to come out of the drowsiness but once he did he was in great spirits.

Here is he is almost an hour after his surgery
 AND, here he is a little bit later.
At home trying to rest while watching the Disney Channel!  I can tell a huge in improvement in him since the surgery.
I know he is feeling much better.

Bedroom Makeover for the Princess

Before and after photo of her dresser



So hard to believe summer is over and another school year is beginning.  

Superhero is in 2nd grade
Princess is in her third and last year of preschool
Monkey is embracing his first year of preschool

Back to school = No T.V. at bedtime.

No T.V. at bedtime = Sad, sad kiddos.

At this very moment they are praying for the weekend to arrive!!


The weather has been fabulous.
Highs in the 80's with a light breeze.
Superhero and I went on several bike rides and it was SO much fun!
I played a little baseball with the boys. I'm really horrible, but they still let me play!


Hope everyone has a great week and I can't wait to catch-up on your blogs!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Picture Perfect

Photo taken on June 25, 2008 by my sister-in-law.
Between her and her amazing Aunt Tanya they captured SO many awesome photos of the kids.

This one is a favorite.

Happy Wednesday.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What a busy weekend....

Saturday night the Superhero celebrated his 8th birthday with his friends playing Laser Tag!
There was so much going on that I failed to take any photos.
I did manage to get a photo of the cake!

Bedroom Makeover for the Princess
This project remains a work-in-progress

My husband is on labor duty and I am on shopping duty!
Sunday morning I headed out with the older two kids to pick out the perfect shade of pink.
This ended up being much more difficult than I had imagined. There are SO many shades of pink!!The Princess and I picked out what we thought would be just the right color.

It looks like bubble gum is splattered all over the walls! 
Each time we enter the room we feel like we are entering a candy store on crack.
Would you like a lollipop?

The most important thing, though, is that my little girl absolutely adores it.
She is in love with the color.
Whenever we have guest over, she immediately directs them to her room to show off the new color.
 She is so proud of it.
I suppose it does fit her personality. It is bold, loud and sassy!!


Mr. Monkey is experiencing some major ear pain.
Poor little guy has the worst ears.
He had tubes put in both ear canals over a year ago and it appears that we are headed back to the O.R.
He keeps his little finger in his ear and says "it hurs momma, it hurs".
Breaks my heart.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Today I have found myself asking “when did I turn into the type of girl that”

Somewhere along the way I traded style for comfort.
I started buying cheap shoes that really aren't very stylish.

Shortly after arriving at work this morning, one of my shoes just fell apart on me.
Like, literally, gave up without a fight.
Leaving me with, not just a minor broken shoe, but a shoe that will no longer get me through the rest of the day.

Ohhhh, it's classy ladies. So classy.

Going home is not an option, as it is too far.
There are no stores near the office.


What’s a girl to do?

I tried to be thrifty, but lets get real, I am no thrifty girl.

I tried tape.
I tried staples.
I tried more tape.
Not scotch tape. I’m talking about surgical tape.
Then I tried a safety pen. And, yes, that worked.

Yea for the safety pen, right?

I just keep telling myself “It’s better than barefoot” but I’m not convinced yet!

Well at least I provided humor for those around me today.
Today I’m the girl with sad and pitiful shoes. Oh the humiliation.

But the bright side to all this humiliation is that I am going shoe shopping this weekend for a pair of fabulously expensive new heels!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Superhero!

This kid is 8years old today.
Wow, it is amazing how fast those years have gone by.
Before I know it he will be driving and dating.
I think I want the next 8 years to go by in s-l-o-w mode please!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Superhero

This kid has completely stolen my heart.

After rummaging through tons of photos I have come to the conclusion that over 70% of photos ever taken of this child are photos of him dressed up as some sort of superhero!!
He has been in “character” since he was able to walk.
I suppose that is why his blog name “Superhero” fits him so well!

So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Superhero moments....

Batman & Spiderman combined???!!
Really, is there anything better than that???!!

Check out the seriousness of that photo.
The bad guys just don't stand a chance.
Clowning around with his lil' brother.  At least once a day, I know that I will catch this little guy dressed up as something or someone.
With a quick change of clothes, he will instantly become a superhero ready for adventure.
His imagination and personality amaze me.
 He is, after all, my Superhero.