Friday, December 22, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Alan thought today was Christmas with all the empty boxes and I got a couple video clips and will post them below.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Ok so the pieces are cut out, know what do I do!?!
Well. yesterday I received another email from someone I've never met. You all know me. . . I picked up the phone and gave her a call. She happened to have the afternoon free so I invited myself over to her house. Well, I must say that I feel like I've known Stephanie forever and there must have been an angel involved in this very stressful santa suit deal. Stephanie has kids close to the same ages as Alan and Eddie so they kept each other and busy and we ALL had a GREAT time!!! The day was very successful and you can see the suit modeled below.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Then after dinner we decided to make some homemade doggy biscuits for Bailey.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Then we endured an extremely long, but non-stop, 4hr flight into Las Vegas. The plan was to call Gramps when we landed and again when we were waiting on the pick up curb with our bags. It only takes 10 min from the campground to the airport. We followed the plan, but by the time we called him from the curb he had run into a few problems driving our rental RV. The Rv is 12 foot tall and the clearence to get to the pick up curb is only 7ft tall. You do the math. In the process of solving the problem he got himself lost. He said he was where there were some shuttles and limos. I knew exactly where that was so we turned around and headed back inside. While we were re-routing Mary had been informed by a shuttle driver that if the cops saw them in that area they wouldn't ask any questions they would just start writing and the fine was $150. Just as more annoyed shuttle drivers were coming to inform Dad and Mary Daniel had been spotted and I was on the phone with them so we rushed as one of the nicer shuttle drivers, Dad, and Daniel started throwing our kids, bags and stroller right into the RV. I got a seatbelt on Alan and Daniel grabbed Eddie on his lap and we sped off just as an offical looking (Ticket Writer) was approaching. That was the first $150 win of our Great Nevada RV Adventure :P
We made it safely to the Oasis Camp ground and it was time to RELAX!!! Mary and I did a grocery run and we made AWESOME homemade pizzas on their BigAss Grill and had a wonderful time catching up. Uncle Paulie stopped by on his way to work and visited for awhile. Then one of my very best friends from college, Nicole, was able to swing by and play with Alan and catch up. She only lives 10 minutes from the campground. We hope to see her again at some point during our visit. Daniel played in a poker tournament at the campground clubhouse and we are off to a great start on our vacation. Stay tuned for more Great Nevada RV Adventure Stories from the Saucer Crew.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The weather was sunny and 73 so we had a perfect day!!!
They have everything for a great family day together. We started off taking pictures with different pumpkins and decorations then we had the daddys take the big kids into the inflatable playground to jump around and slide. Then it was time for lunch, roasted corn on the cob dripping in butter :P
After lunch we headed to the petting zoo where Alan really liked the pig.
After the petting zoo it was time for pony rides and both Madison and Alan rode without help this year!!! Then we checked out the authentic TeePees and got our tickets for the big hay ride to the actual pumpkin patch.
Alan and Daddy went way far out to find the pumpkins.
It was time to head home for naps before we knew it.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Her car doesn't look nearly as bad and thankfully we were both only going 2mph and no one got hurt.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Aunt Kristine made the long ride home with us to spend 2 weeks playing with the boys and hanging out. That was the fastest 2 weeks ever. I can't believe we didn't even make it to the beach!!! We did make some progress on scanning family pictures (there are still plenty to be scanned) and did some stampin' of course.
That pretty much brings us to this week. Daniel is TDY for the week so the boys and I are spending the week visiting all our friends in Alabama. It feels good to be "home".
I hope to be updating our family web site with pictures from the last couple months of activities. We are also happy to report that potty training is going extremely well. We had 2 accidents in Mississippi and just one since we returned. All 3 were due to communication problems so I think we are well on our way. Now if we could just get someone to sanitize all the public restrooms in our routes of travel we would be all set :)
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Alan and Eddie pin on Daddy's new rank.
Daddy takes the Oath
Aunts Give Daniel a congratulations kiss!!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
We started our day trying to make Alan's cake for tonight and I spent the rest of the day explaining we couldn't eat it until Daddy got home. Here is how the cake turned out.
Here is a picture of opening presents after the cake.
When we got home from the beach Alan was eager for Daddy to open the presents that he and Mommy bought together. For Daddy, Alan picked out Sponge Bob pajama pants and the new Disney Herbie DVD. For Daddy??? Not sure, but they have been a real hit at our house. The afternoon, evening and night were not so pleasant as Alan was very sick and threw up on Daddy 4 or 5 times. Enough to not have any clean pajamas left so he opened one of his birthday gifts a couple days early. Mommy knew it was Sponge Bob pajamas, but what I didn't know was the pants were identical to the ones Alan had picked out for Daniel :)
Friday, August 25, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
This morning I was loading the van to go to MOPS and there was Lisa with all the dogs. She had done the same thing only on her way to work. What an awful way to start your day. Her work happened to be close to the MOPS location so I offered her a ride. They don't have a fence so there was no where to put the dogs who were still getting used to the new neighborhood. Problem solved our yard is fenced in. So we put the dogs in the yard, buckeled up the boys and headed out for the day. When I got home for lunch 2 of her dogs were in her driveway. This was confusing as I just talked to her on the cell and she hadn't been home yet. I rounded them up and got them back in the yard only to find a few minutes later they had escaped again. I caught one and the other, Roscoe, was ticked from the last capture and wouldn't be found. Well I enlisted the help of our only other neighbor with no luck. I called Lisa and she was devastated. I told her we would keep looking. So I took the boys in and got them lunch. Went outside to call Roscoe and he and the other escape artist, Phoebe, were lounging on their front stoop so I picked them up and they are now lounging in our laundry room. I called Lisa back and she was very relieved to hear Roscoe had been found. All I have to say is that dogs can be as much trouble as kids sometime. I'm glad this happened because I really love dogs, but I don't want to own one anytime soon. This story will hopefully come in handy when Daniel starts bugging me to get one :)
Friday, August 04, 2006
When we got back from intermission Alan noticed we were right in front of all the spot lights. He decided it would be fun to try to catch the light beams!!! Below are pictues from our date.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Even Daniel enjoyed the show!!
The Wiggles up close!! Who knew it would be so emotional to see your favorite TV characters live on stage!! It almost made me cry to see them in real life instead of our life size TV :)
Saturday, July 22, 2006
That's the straight poop!!
Friday, July 14, 2006
Then you follow a map to cut this designer paper up in to pieces to use as accents on the fronts of your cards. You should be able to make 10 unique cards from the "One Sheet (Wonder)" of designer paper. I used my favorite stamp set from Stampin' Up's summer mini catalog to create the cards posted below.
It's called "Cowboy Kid".