Thursday, April 30, 2009
We then high tailed it over to the Party. I went and bought a new dress and cool wedge sandals that I was sportin. I was totally over dressed but I enjoyed being dressed up and pretty much hit the dance floor right away. I did first get a chance to meet some of the girls in the new company that Matt is getting ready to take over. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many incredibly strong, independent, and wonderful ladies. So we all danced and danced and then we danced some more. Unfortunately for me I turned into a pumpkin at 8:20. The party planners also got us free child care but it ended at 8:30 so a group of us had to head out a little early. Oh what a night. (Pic to come soon)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
After the Zoo, the plan was to head to the kid's salon but they are closed on Wednesdays and I did not remember this so we headed to McDonald's. I absolutely love the McCafe menu at Mickey D's. Large Fat Free Latte with Sugar Free Vanilla---hmmmm. So while I enjoyed my coffee the kids enjoyed cookies. BIG MISTAKE, not the coffee part but the cookies. I tried to lay Logan down for a nap around 1 but it was too much. He was on a sugar high. I really did not think he would be so bad. So I let the kids get up thinking we could just hang out while we relaxed and watched TV. NOOOOOO, Logan had other plans. Like screaming nonstop for nearly 2 hours. After a early dinner, the kids took early baths, and ended up end bed by 7.
I am beat tonight. I expelled way to much negative energy this morning while I was cleaning and then more negative energy this afternoon while I tried to figure out how to make my sleep deprived son happy. It is only 8:30 right now and I think my bed is calling my name. It will be a 0430 stress relieving/sweat session with P90X in the morning.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Once we got home we even got to web cam with Daddy. The kids got super silly as Daddy watched them eat a late lunch. And then I even got a few minutes to chat with Matt while the kids jumped around with excitement from their chat. Doing the web cam at home is so beneficial to us. The kids really enjoy being able to jump in and be silly and then run away. Today we talked a little about Daddy coming home for a few weeks and being with us. Emma asked Matt if he would have to go back. I really don't know where that came from but he said yes I will but I will be home again for good soon after. She seemed to accept this and then we got on to talking about going camping and a date to the movies with Daddy.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today was a great but exhausting day. I started the day by getting the neighbor boy to come watch the kids so I could head out for a long 6.5 mile run. One wrong turn and it ended up being a 8 mile run/walk. Which end the end was good because it gave me a time idea for 8 miles but it was not as fast as I wanted and I hit bottom around mile 4 and could no longer run without longer walk breaks.
After we took naps we took Logan to day care and Headed to one of Emma's school mates and fellow mom's club friends Dancing birthday Party. The above pic is a group photo at the end of the party.
Emma wearing the sombre for a Dance. Can you remember the costume from ballet 2 years ago? Really needs to be recycled to a little girl that would better fit the bottom portion:)
Friday, April 24, 2009
Another wonderfully blessed day that God gave us here!! We think Spring if FINALLY here in Northern New York. After we all took naps (yes 2 days in a row I got a nap) we headed out back to play and then decided it would be fun to take the "bikes" over to the park and ride and then play. The kids had fun playing with their bikes before we played for awhile and then collected flowers on the grassy hill. The afternoon was finished with strawberry Popsicles before Bath, Pizza, and a Baby-sitter.
After I get the kids set up and the baby-sitter arrived I headed out to a coffee group with some of my Army Pals. It was so much fun. I will only be with this group of women for a short time but they are a kick in the pants. It was a good night full of laughs:)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
God is good and will provide. I am praising him tonight for the wonderful day we had and for all the blessing all my extended family and friends are surrounded with. I am surrounded by some incredible people in my life and I am just so happy.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
We had a good easy lazy day around here. This evening for dinner I thought we would make one of our favorite dinners that we eat when Daddy is home. Daddy likes to cook some chicken and simply throw it into a zip lock with croutons, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing for a easy dinner. So I let the kids fill there bags with salad fixins and then shake it up AND they ate it all. Emma was so excited to each salad, this may end up being a once a week deal.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
It was a incredibly awesome and beautiful day here. After a early bedtime last night I popped up at 6 for a quick run before we all got ready for church. We were even 20 minutes ahead of schedule while was great because Daddy was online for a few minutes.
After church and nap time the kids helped me in the yard. I finally got the pine cones racked, the misc. branches picked up, and the mole vibrating noise thing put together and in the ground. Then it was play time. We played with the bubbles and the outside toys before I took the umbrella off the sand box. While Logan really did not show much interest (the broom was out which means cleaning needs to be done to him) Emma enjoyed herself. Sorry the wind is really loud.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Today was a day for Emma. She was invited to a dress up Hannah Montana Birthday party for a school mate and a child from the Moms Club. I did not remind Emma about this until this morning so she was super excited to help me wrap the present and get it all ready. And then the best part was bringing down the Hannah Montana Costume I had picked up for her. She was so stoked to put on make-up and head out the door minus Logan.
The above clip is of the kids dancing to Hannah Montana. Check out her dance moves:)
Friday, April 17, 2009
I was faced with a situation at the start of my night out with a good friend that deeply saddened me not for the cause of the situation but for how it was handled and the bitterness that came along with it. As I stood contemplating how to best handle all aspects of the situation I could not think any further than prayer. So I prayed for all those involved. I prayed for the bitterness being held and I prayed that God would grant me the grace I needed to find a solution to the night. I had this huge feeling of ease come over me. I also praised God for everything he has given me. I am one lucky lady and I am not going to allow negativity to bring me down. I know God was there and he is working very mysteriously through me. I smiled and enjoyed myself. And then my good friend and I went out to celebrate her birthday. A little dancing and laughter was the cure for the night.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.Psalm 5: 8
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today we took Gramie back to the airport:( It was a great 2 weeks. We got many projects done. Like organizing the basement, taking clothes to donate, shopping for myself, getting rid of the binky, and a lot of time to myself. It was a great 2 weeks. We miss you already Gramie.
After we left the airport I finally made it to Fleet Feet and got a new pair of Mizuno's. The one's I have been running with are well past the 500 mile marker. (they are probably at least 1300 or so, 3 years old.) And we made it to Toys R Us to buy new outside toys. We are super excited for the warm weather.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Today was a nice day. The kids surprised me with a nice frame (with help from Gramie) for my 29th Birthday. After a leisurely morning we headed to Lowe's for craft morning and then the kids went to Day care for a few hours while Lori and I enjoyed some shopping for Easter Sunday clothes and lunch.
This evening the kids sang Happy Birthday to me. This year as my treat I choose Carmel pudding cups. Yumm-O!! I even got 2 calls from Matt today. With the slow start to the morning, a chat with my husband and the kids it was a great Birthday:)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I am so excited to say I am done with that annoying thing that was constantly hanging out of my sons mouth. This past Sunday we headed to Target with Gramie and the kids. Once inside Target Logan made it clear he was upset and wanted his security items. I was so frustrated as wel quickly checked out and left I decided we need to be done with that little silly thing. So on Monday we took it away during the day but gave it to him during his nap and bed. On Tuesday we took it away except for bed. And Wednesday we took it away at night. He did pretty well. he woke up at 3 or so and I let him cry it out. He then woke up at 6 but went back down after a little cuddling. Tonight he pitched a bit of fight but finally gave in.
Yahh!! for us:)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tonight was also my last FRG meeting with the Apache's. It was nice. They bought me a beautiful tulip plant and gave me a certificate of appreciation. After 18 months it is nice to feel so loved and appreciated by this group of women.
Logan is doing well. Tonight is the big night with no binky. It took him 20 minutes or so to calm down after I put him to bed but he went right down after a little bit of cuddling. I am hoping he will sleep through the night and not give me a problem.
Emma is very excited to have Gramie come to school tomorrow. After that Spring Break starts and she is off for like 10 school days.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
The kids had a good day with Gramie today. I ended up with a couple of meetings and Gramie was the "pretend" baby-sitter. After I got home Emma was ready to sing and dance a little and sang the Green Apples Song to me. The other clip is of Logan cleaning the kitchen floor.
All is well around here. We are expecting another big snow storm. Looks like possible accumulation of about 1 foot. Thank goodness I held off on putting the snow stuff away, looks like the snow thrower will get a least one more use this year.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The pic above is from yesterday. I pulled the Easter box out to discover all the Easter baskets. How many baskets do the Thom kids need?
Saturday, April 4, 2009
We had a good Saturday. We attended a Easter party for 3rd Brigade on Post and the kids so enjoyed this. They had 4 or 5 bouncy activities set up for the kids and a little snack foods as well. Unfortunately, it was SNOWING so we were not able to do a Easter Egg hunt but the kids enjoyed the treats they received.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Tonight I got out of the house for a few hours and did not have to worry about paying a baby-sitter. It was great!! Sorry no pics today.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Today was a day that had been much anticipated for a few months. It was a day of a few firsts as well. This morning for the first time EVER I sat on the couch for nearly 2 hours chatting and watching Ellen on TV. I left the dishes in the sink, a request from Matt untouched, laundry to be done as well as chores. It was very difficult to just leave all this and enjoy the moment but I did and I enjoyed it. I am not sure if I could leave all those tasks untouched everyday but baby-steps is what I will take.
The day was nice. After a nice trip to the commissary we took the kids out back to play in the 61 sunny degrees that is was. After baths, dinner, and a Daddy DVD the kids are in bed and we are ready to watch the Final ER.