Friday, May 23, 2014

What's Been Going On

It has been a very busy week, month!  I always start out each month with big intentions to post everyday, take photos everyday, just do something creative everyday.  Alas, here we.  Anyway, I am looking forward to a fun three day weekend.  We are traveling up to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, as my niece is invited to a wedding there and does not want to leave her little one behind.  Look no further! Babysitter Will Travel has arrived! I am taking K and E along, too, and calling it a Mini Holiday!  
These past weeks . . .
... on Wednesday, Mom and I took a bus tour up to Main Street in Ligonier. We then headed over to the Ramada for a lovely lunch and a fabulous Mystery Show.  It was audience participation, a comedy and we really had fun.
... Elliot took matters into his hands and the way he came to be in the dish-tub is hilarious in itself.  First he put his feet in and then scooted til his knees were covered and then, diaper and all, just took the plunge.

... the Azalea bush in the front yard is blooming wild!

...Elliot goes shopping.  He chose to bring home the music roller that is hanging on the right.

... Brendan lost his first tooth.

... Elliot feeds himself.

... the Church rummage sale and Regent Square yard sales.  Huge event, lots of good stuff to be had.

... Kayla gets a new top, and there is so much more.  We have been busy!

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend!!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

A Day in the Life - May 8, 2014

I always get excited when Ali Edwards' schedules a "Day in the Life" or a "Week in the Life."  Yesterday, he 8th, was a "Day in the Life."  Even though I wrote myself a reminder (um, right), I didn't remember until around later in the a.m.  I so hate when that happens. Ugh! So I missed the very early hours of the day;  El getting up before the alarm went off, getting him a bottle and settling him on the couch with his favorite movie, "The Cat in the Hat." Dressing for work and then waking K to join E.  I try to slip out quietly and get myself to work.  Following is my day in pictures and a few words.
Bus stop at the end of my street. 
I am very lucky in that the bus stops at the end of my street and on the corner of where I work.
I arrive at our office by 8 a.m.
My desk.  We have been extremely busy lately. That's a good thing!
10:00 a.m. Time for eats.  I never noticed all the wires hanging around my desk til now.
The temps rose to the 80's today.  I took a moment to go check it out for myself.  Ahhhhhhh.

As soon as I got home, Kay, Kai, El and I drove over to Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill to walk, window shop, and just enjoy this fabulous weather.   

El is super inquisitive.  He especially likes trucks and buses.
While the girls are in Avalon Exchange checking out second hand clothing (they are thrifters!), El takes time to eat.
This little man is so into feeding himself.
These Gerber Graduates and the Plum Organics  - AWESOME!\Fabulous for traveling. You can also purchase spoon dispensers that screw onto the tip.  Brilliant idea!!! And El LIKES them - no fussy mealtimes!
The girls chose Pizza Cono for dinner.  I had a Classic Pepperoni. It was so good!
Kayla tried on a few dresses at Avalon.  I liked the first and the third.  She bought the navy blue.

Dusk descends.  Time to go home.  Kayla worked on her Social Studies (homeschool).  I got El ready for bed.  We slept.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Goals for May, 2014

Goals for May 2014

Thunderstorms today, but the temps are getting up there.  Last evening, the girls and I loaded the stroller in the car and drove over to Squirrel Hill for a Rita’s treat and a leisurely walk.  It was lovely!

1.         Build Kayla’s dresser
2.         Lose at least 8 lbs. (weight watchers)
3.         Plan Mother’s Day outing
4.         Keep spring cleaning inside and out\
5          Read a book (Leslie Meier’s “Mail Order Murder”)
6.         Finish what I start
7.         Research growing a medicinal herb garden. Do it.
8.         Plan Memorial Day menu
9.         Schedule a VA pick-up
10.       Plant Aloe Vera (see howstuffworks for 40 amazing uses for aloe vera)
11.        Walk, walk, walk
12.        Spend lots of time with this busy little guy!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Things to do in May

May is a month of celebration!

1.         Celebrate May Day on May 1
2.        Celebrate Mayo De Cinco Day on May 5
3.        Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 11
4.        Celebrate Memorial Day on May 26
5.        Go to a rummage/yard sale (Church, May 17, 2014)
6.        Go see a movie (Rio 2, May 3, 2014)
7.         Go for a walk

8.        Travel (Cuyhoga Falls, May 24, 2014)

Spend cuddle time with this little guy