Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bugs, Bugs, Everywhere There's Bugs.

Got outside for a while with my kids this afternoon, despite the intermittent rain. It's almost become a normality now. Oh it's raining? It's ok, in a few minutes it will be blue skies and sun! And then it'll be back again... No biggie.

So a few minutes ago, Samantha walked over to me and told me she made a discovery at the locust tree in our yard...naturally, I was a little concerned. She's not afraid of anything, really. Well, not when it comes to nature, that is...


This little dude was sitting on our picnic table! It's a cicada. But thankfully it's just the "skin".....ugh! She brought him over with her bare hands and is saving it, because she wants to give it to Grandpa John...well, after all, his birthday is coming up this, don't anyone spoil the surprise!

I kinda had to laugh though because I was just saying today that I was amazed that I've only heard them buzzing in the trees twice this whole summer. That's a sure indicator that the temperature has been well below normal for this time of year. I guess the lil buggers heard me and wanted to prove to me that they are indeed with us :) Gee thanks, little cicada friend. You totally made Sammi's day!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Summer 2009 in Buffalo

See this picture?
See how it rains and then it gets sunny? And then it rains some more and then it gets sunny again? And see how it loops over and over and over and it just never stops? And see how the stick man seems to be losing his mind as he tries to make sense of it all?!!!

Well...there you have it. Summer '09 in Buffalo.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Sammi drew this in the driveway yesterday, and thankfully I got a picture of it just before the rain started to fall.
Her natural creativity with this stuff makes me so proud! She definitely takes after my sister in that department!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bike Day!!

Today, David finally got his first, very own brand new bicycle.

He's been waiting patiently for this day for a long time now! He LOOOOVES to ride bikes with his sister, and until now he's been using hand me down bikes (most recently....Samantha's old Disney Princess bike...and matching Disney Princess helmet......yeah...ahem) Anyway, he didn't mind that of course, because he honestly is the most agreeable boy I've ever met. But he picked THIS bike out all on his own, and he even put it together himself! Daddy gave him the tools to use and guided him, but I am told that he actually put it together himself. Pretty great!
Now if only it would stop raining for a few days so he could really get a chance to get outside and enjoy it....

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tattoo Fun

So this is what I came home to today...

Apparently, my kids are now bikers...sorry, but that's what came to mind when I saw all this "body art". lol

Well....I'm just glad they had fun with Daddy today!!! lol

Oh, the things I miss out on when I'm at work...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Little Things

I got out of the shower this morning to find this message from my 5 year old waiting for me...Incase you can't tell, it says "I love you Mommy".
It's not so easy to take pictures of a steamy bathroom mirror :)
Gotta love it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

We Are The World

In light of recent events, my daughter has become very interested in learning about Michael Jackson...and I have been happy to show her a little bit about who he was....(while cautiously staying away from certain questionable events in his life, of course.) In the process, I came across this video, which I remember watching with my parents the very first time it aired on national television in 1985...hard to believe I was only seven years old then...yikes. I have to admit, I am feeling very nostalgic for my childhood today. I honestly don't remember the voices sounding this beautiful together! And Steve Perry is in it!! lol, that's reason enough for me to watch it again...and again.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Booger Boy

I probably found this way funnier than anyone else will, but....enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm a Creative Mom!

I won a blogging award!!
Jordan, the blog-author of the "Mean Mommy Academy" blog, chose me as one of five for this award:
Thank you, Jordan! I feel special! lol So now I am to choose five mom-bloggers that I would like to give this award to as well...hmmmmmm.............. ;)

I choose
Random Musings...
The Proudfit Family
and I guess that's it for now because they are the only *active* mom-bloggers I know right now...and they are in fact AWESOME!

Ok now ladies, here's what you do now:
* Take your award and put the logo on your post.
* Link the logo to the person who awarded you.
* Put your own blog title and link.
* Nominate at least five deserving moms