Thursday, October 30, 2008

My boys are SO funny!

If you know me and my boys, you know there is ALWAYS something going on that is down right hysterical, odd and or simply funny.
Last night was no different.
Big thanks to Caroline for breaking up the madness in my house, or maybe adding to it, while Brent is away for work.
Caroline stopped by and had little gifts for the boys. Magic Tricks!!
Of course an impromptu Magic Show was put on and Caroline and I sat on the couch in tears!! They were so funny!
I would share with you the hilarity of it all, but really, you had to be here. You just had to be here, Right Caroline?
Even after Caroline left, Nathan was in the living room doing his magic show for no one sitting on the couch.
It's good to laugh with friends.
Thanks Caroline, I needed that last night!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's a Trick, we got Treats today!

Our city T or T's on an odd day. They do it the Sunday before halloween, so that means today.
I present to you Neo from the Matrix and Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants.
We had a blast!

I ended up making both costumes. I couldn't find a Patrick costume anywhere locally, and a trench coat for someone Jacob's size wasn't easy to find either, so out came the sewing machine.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Play that Funky Music

Guess who's starting viola lessons!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Can you recycle a kid??
Remind me to check my bin before I place it out on Monday!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Family and Friends

With the recent events that happened back home in Kentucky, it has made me appreciate, love and cherish my family and friends more.
Friday was Brent's birthday. Ericka was so nice and made him one of her awesome cheesecakes. Her husband even did a bit of shifty work at his job so he could run home and get the cheesecake so they could bring it to me at knitting on Friday Night. Look at this cheesecake. Don't you wish you could have some!! It's totally delicious!!!!!!

There's a little under half left. If you ever are in the presence of one of Ericka's cheesecakes you better treat yourself to a bite!
Saturday Jacob got the treat of having a sleepover at a friends house. When we went to pick him up on Sunday the parents said that Jacob is welcome anytime at their house. It made me proud to know that Jacob showed his best behavior while at his friends house.
After we picked up Jacob we programed Brent's new TomTom to get us to Milford, NH for the Pumpkin Festival.The TomTom was a great gift from Brent's mother. We are having fun trying to trick it. :)
There were some rather LARGE pumpkins at the festival. The one behind the boys was over 1000 lbs.!! It was grown in Bedford NH.
The fall season is upon us in New England and I'm sure the Leaf Peepers are in full force up North!!
We introduced the boys to fried dough with powdered sugar and a bit of cinnamon on it. Nathan had on his clothes and in his hair. I'd say it was a hit, wouldn't you??

Jacob wasn't crazy about it at first, but after I put cinnamon on his, he looked like this.....
Yeah, he likes cinnamon!
On the walk back to the car we crossed some train tracks and this was the view down the tracks.

I received some mail over the weekend from a swap I joined. This was called the "Favorite Things Swap". You were to pack your pal some of your favorite things to have while knitting. My pal, Jenny, sent me a wonderful package!! A handmade project bag. I love the fabric used on this! Some orange cotton Jawoll Sock yarn, Size US2 DPNs, Burt Bee's lip balms, Bee's hand cream, Chocolate!!! with peanut butter in it no less. yum, and a book. The book is one she told me she reads to her son. I was so touched that she involved something personal like that, that I can share with my boys. Thanks Jenny!!

I missed a family reunion this past weekend back in Kentucky. I did get a treat though. I called my mother yesterday evening and she was just saying goodbye to her brother, Edward. Jacob is named after this uncle of mine (Jacob Edward). I was able to speak with him on the phone and it was so good to hear his voice and chat for a bit. I hope one year we'll be able to go home for one of these family reunions that I grew up loving going too. It really sucks that I missed getting one of my Aunt Lorene's fried apple turnovers!!! grrrrrr

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I read bad news from home today.
I'm a bit in shock. I knew this couple. Went to cook outs with this couple. They were so fun.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Socks Socks Socks!

I finished the Uptown Boot Sock from Interweaves Favorite Socks Book. The yarn is from And it's the Vintage colorway from last year. Vintage colorway of recent is a bit different.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dumbo!! Do you see what I see??

We never know where our mother is taking us.

Well now, this is an odd sign!!
LOOK OUT! LOOK OUT!! It's Elephants on Parade!!
WOW these things are huge!
Just a couple clowns, clowning around.
Ringling Bros. is in town and yesterday the Elephants walked right down Elm Street. I, of course, HAD to go see this! I have never seen an elephant parade. It was AWESOME!! If you didn't know.. I LOVE ELEPHANTS!! Sonya, are you a little jealous right about now??

In other new....Nathan is FIVE today! Where does the time go?? Below is a picture of the boys a couple days after Nathan came home from the hospital.