Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Kiddos and being busy, busy, busy

This week has been full of fun. Last Friday we went to the BIG E!!! I didn't eat even half of what I thought I would. We were there from about 11am till 8:45pm. What a long day of walking around. The kids had a blast. We bought a few things for ourselves and even a Christmas Gift for someone we love. We fell in love with Emilees Italian Ices. They were in the Connecticut Building..surprise to us. I had never heard of them but boy are they yummy! I found out that they have several in the state and I am sure to take the kiddos there for a visit. We visited the cows, sheep and other animals later in the evening and the girls loved that. We even got to watch a sheep getting sheered. We even got to see two of the parades they have there daily. The first with bands from the New England states and the second a madi gras parade with beads being thrown. The girls loved that! Free necklaces for them! :)

Then on Tuesday we went to the Litchfield Historical Society for Preschool Tuesdays. They get kids ages 3-5 together to do some crafts and have fun and listen to a story. This is once a month for three months. Melody painted a flower pot, planted a flower in that pot, put some beans in a cup with a wet paper towel - which is already growing roots and listened to a story about flowers and had a blast. Zachary spent the time we were there roaming the house and following the clues that they set up to explore the house as a person from the period of the 1700 - 1800's. I think we will have to go again just to check out the house itself. Zachary loves history so it was a fun day for him. He got to hang out with his friend who is the big brother of another Homeschooling Mom we it was a nice day for them both.
Zachary has been involved in town soccer as well as Homeschool Soccer on Fridays. Fridays are very long days of soccer for us. He plays from 2-3:30 for Homeschool soccer and then from 5:45 to about 7pm for town soccer. He is exhausted by the end of the day. He also plays usually two to three games a week with town soccer. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the soccer is sure getting a work out this year!!
This Saturday we are hoping to head to the Yale Peabody Museum after Peter gets out of work. We haven't been in years and I know the kids will love it. We got a free pass for two people to use to get in so that saves us about $14! I love free stuff. Smithsonian Magazine is giving away free admission for Museum Day on Saturday, September 29th! Take a look and see what fun museums you can check out for almost free this weekend. Even if you are an adult..take a walk around somewhere you haven't been in the state you live in. You can find all kinds of fun places to visit. The museum day pass is good for you and a guest so take a friend or loved one too!
I am still having problems with the computer and can't get to any photos or even put any new ones on the computer right please bear with me as I still work on fixing this problem. I love sharing my photos with you all but at the moment this lovely computer won't let me. UGH!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Lately our computer has been on the fritz and now I can't get any photos downloaded so there won't be any photos posted until that is fixed. I just got the printer finally fixed and running again..after trying since Tuesday!! Being that it is Saturday I am glad it is if only the pictures would work too..or the external hard drive. Those are two things that are going to drive me nuts until they work properly again. I have several thousand photos on the external hard drive and if it doesn't work again..I am going to loose my mind. It should work perfectly well just by plugging in the hard drive..but it doesn't do anything but come up with Windows does not recognize something that was just plugged in...are you kidding me!!?? We have windows VISTA and I have a feeling this is part of it. Lets just hope it all is over and done with soon!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Photos from Monday, Sept. 10th, 2007

The kids had a blast at the playground..can you tell? :)

Third times the charm...

I have tried three times now to post since Sunday and every single time Blogger has an ERROR...ugh! So it basically eats my post and I have to go in and re-type my thoughts. I give up.

Here it is in a nutshell. My fundraiser was a flop. Not one sale. I guess we will be hanging around home more than I hoped this year. The money I earn with my direct sales business goes directly into my homeschooling budget. But with nothing coming in..nothing can go out..which includes us.

The kids and I went to the playground this past Monday to meet up with other homeschooling families in the area and it was a really nice time. I didn't get to chat as much as I would have liked because I was chasing down Kylie most of the time and trying to get the bees away from us..but it was fun none the less. I took pictures but I am going to try to post them in the next that hopefully I can get this one published.


Having some troubles with blogger...trying a test post.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


For those of you who frequent my blog and know me personally you all know that I am Homeschooling and that I also sell Tastefully Simple products. The new fall season has come upon us with Tastefully Simple and they have some fabulous products. I realized with our Homeschooling that I needed some extra money for a few activities I have planned for the kiddos and I had to do a fundraiser. Well this is it..order anything through me from Tastefully Simple until Sunday, September 9th and all profits go towards the kiddos education! All orders over $50 will get a free Beer Bread as well! Items ship directly to your home by FedEx. I take all forms of payment: cash, check and all major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Tastefully Simple has some fabulous gift packs for the fall season all wrapped up and ready to why not order one or a couple for friends, family, your boss, your pastor, your neighbor...or anyone you can think of! They really are fabulous!!

Get in touch with me by leaving a post on here with your email if I don't know you already or just email me directly if you do know me. I will respond as soon as I get it..which is usually right away. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's official

I have the FLU. Feel bad for me..very bad. Being home sick with three kids is just no fun. I want to sleep but can't..they won't sleep so I can't. Boo Hoo! I went to the Dr's today and she is also checking me for mono, strep and lyme disease..just in case. I never got a call back so I am assuming the strep test came back that is good. One less worry. Lets all just pray that the kiddos don't get it too!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Being sick... who really enjoys being sick. No not me. I have been sick all weekend. What a great LABOR DAY! I enjoyed having labor 11 years ago much better! I just want to SLEEP and SLEEP and SLEEP...but does that ever happen? Nope! I did lay down most of the day yesterday because I really had no energy but never actually slept. Today I was up around 8 or 9am and wanted to just go back to sleep..but that never happened. I never took the day off of school for Zachary so we were off to get that done..late of course but finially done. The girls were bouncing off the walls all day and Peter was off mowing his Grandmother Dot's lawn and washing his truck. When are you coming home hunny?? I want to take a nap? Still never happened. I am still up and it is about 10pm. Kylie is still wide awake and if I leave her alone with Peter he will fall asleep before her and that just doesn't work out right! So pray for me that I don't have the flu. I have all the symptoms...I don't want to give details as some are pretty icky...but please pray for me to be well enough to make it through this week!