Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Break

I'm taking a break at blogging for now... postings will resume at some point, just not sure when. Probably the fall when both boys are in school.   I might toss something up between now and then but for now I'm not going to let this "thing" that was supposed to be fun and exciting stress me out. 

I'll be back - promise! And will have tons to catch up on then.  

Friday, February 22, 2013

Drive In Movie

Love that our local Chic Fil A is so family friendly and offers such awesome and fun experiences. For Valentines Day they host a daddy-daughter dinner night and some other time there is a Pirates Dinner, other times the cow is there or how about that every Tuesday is Family Night and kids meals are free. 

Well, in December it's Drive in Movie Night!!

The Polar Express Drive In Movie in the parking lot  set up on a giant screen = Yummy splurge for dinner,  Family Love and So Much Fun!

Too skinny for words

He may be 3.5 years old but he's still a string bean topping the scales at only 28 pounds fully clothed. Check out that waist!! He could still wear a size 18 months easily -IF- he didn't have legs as long as a super model. Haha. Parker is already about 41 inches tall and I don't even think that's on the chart for his age. Yet... The kid eats like a horse. I only wish I had a metabolism like his. So. Any and all suggestions on how to outfit him are welcomed!!

I look forward to shorts season!

Just Waiting

This is the first time I've ever just sat and waited for my car to be serviced  - no, nothing wrong, just an oil change and new brakes.... but usually we try to pair it up with Scott being around to pick up or drop off so we can just leave the car and come and go at our leisure.   He's been away, timing worked out right and the squealing brake pad was driving me batty.  

So, I dropped Parker off at school and here I sit with computer in my lap finally a few minutes to actually perhaps write a few thoughts down.    I'm not at my desk so dragging along a heap of paperwork wasn't ideal.  I've got plenty of other things to do so hopefully I'll squeeze in a few picture posts for all of you who need your cute boy fix!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

100 Days

100 days of Kindergarten!!

Tis the season...

The soccer season that is. Yup, most of our northern friends are prepping for a blizzard this weekend of 12+ inches of snow. Us... Nope. It's 68 degrees out, sun a blazin and soccer Spring soccer season has begun!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Where did January go???

If anyone knows where January went, please let me know!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Dinosaur

Parker rides the Dinosaur ride at Disney!!   Gotta love that Colby is clearly not phased anymore by the giant Carnotaurus attacking us! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We went back

To wood!!
Bye Bye gas fireplace... real wood fires here we come!

Both Scott and I love the authenticity of a wood burning fire place. The smell, the crackle, the fun it is to make and stoke throughout the day/night and the heat it produces.  We had put gas into our CT home that we built, but ONLY because building a masonry chimney was crazy expensive and we couldn't afford it.  Otherwise we would have gone with wood.   Our house here was a wood burning chimney and had a gas kit that had been installed at some point before we moved in. While it was nice to be able to flip it on at a moments notice, we still yearned for a wood burning fireplace.    So with 1 call to a chimney sweep and an hour of his time, the gas kit was able to be pulled out and the chimney swept as to ensure it was safe to begin burning logs again.... and whallah.   Back to real wood fires we go!! 

So far - we LOVE IT!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Smuggs Winter 2013

We are officially back from our Smuggs Ski Trip 2013 and we are officially a skiing family of 4!!!

Yep, Colby is rocking the blue trails now and parallel skiing with a hockey stop at the bottom, and Parker is snow plowing and turning the entire way down the green trails.  The little guys are unstoppable!!   Love that we have another family activity we can do together and all enjoy! 

Here's just a snippet of photos from our trip! 
We jump started the vacay with 2 days in Burlington, VT - the best move we've made for a family vacation in quite some time.   We were so in "vacation mode" by the time we got to Smuggs that R&R was already happening!!   Love how we often get to enjoy the benefits of Scott's crazy travel schedule - 2 nights at the Marriott Downtown complete with corner room upgrade, free breakfast each day, cookies and a bottle of wine .... all that compliments of so many days away! There are perks to this busy schedule! :)

Happy Harnessed Flyer!

Beautiful view from our hotel room over the lake

Downtown Burlington at night.

Ready for action

Mogul Mouse and Billy Bob

Colby headed to ski camp in the snow

Yes, it was COLD, COLD COLD many of the days we were there

The view from our ski date!

Uncle Bill and his friend Jodie joined us for a few days.

Ski Date!!

Skiing Bros!

The views can't be beat!

After skiing snuggles

Another day on the slopes!

Late night indulgences

A busy week and time to go home!  Exhaustion has set in!
You can see many of the videos we took on the slopes and of the boys skiings on our You Tube channel here!

Here is one of Colby rocketing down Morse Mountain!

Here is one of Parker tuning his turns! Love family skiing!

More pictures to come as I upload them from the camera!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 off to a bang

Welcome to 2013...  Let's just say it has already been an interesting year!  

I am soooooooooo ready for vacation - thankfully coming soon! :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Little Cleaner

Parker LOVES to vacuum.   I mentioned that we could get the vacuum out because there were some scraps from the shredder on the floor and he RAN to go get it! And then took over from there. 

Even knew how to use the hose to suck around the corners!

Done with the corners and back into the hole it went properly assembled.

And on to finish the floor!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kindergarten Christmas Party

Gingerbread house making by Rudolph the Red Nosed Colby!

Instead of buying gifts for teachers and each other, the teacher has every parent wrap a "gift" of supplies for their child to open.   All the "presents" are then kept and used in the classroom for everyone! LOVE THAT.  

Monday, January 7, 2013


Haven't seen these prices in a while. A welcomed change!

Growing and Changing

Daisypath Anniversary tickers
Lilypie Kids birthday Ticker
Lilypie Third Birthday tickers