Thursday, April 28, 2011

The ABC's of Me :)

I stole borrowed this from PBJDreamer who saw it somewhere else and who in the world knows where it started but I thought it might be fun!

A. Age: 34...and holding. My birthday is coming up and thinking of turning 35 has got me in a bit of a panic. 35! That's old! That's halfway to 70!!!! YIPE!

B. Bed size: Queen. Wish it was a king since I like LOTS of room to sleep all sprawled out. Maybe someday....

C. Chore you dislike: All of them...hee hee hee

D. Dogs: Lassie

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee...lots and lots of coffee

F. Favorite color: orange

G. Gold or silver: Silver

H. Height: 5'4"

I. Instruments you play(ed): Saxophone. Not to toot my own horn (ha!) but I was good. Very good in fact. All State Jazz Band, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Back-to-Back soloist awards at competitions at Berkley College of Music in Boston....then I graduated High School and stopped. Just....stopped. Definitely a regret in my life that I didn't continue playing.

J. Job title: Housekeeper, Launderer, Nurse, Chauffeur, Caretaker, Chef,....A.K.A. Stay-at-home mom and wife :)

K. Kids: IzzyB (5) and the "big" kids - L & J

L. Live: Small, VERY small town, Maine

M. Mom’s name: Ma

N. Nicknames: Now? Mommy :) Back a LONG time ago: Jo Jo the Oreo (HATED that!!!! Still do!)

O. Overseas travel: Sadly, none :(

P. People you admire: Working mothers - no idea how they balance it all!

Q. Quote from a movie: Have fun storming the castle! :)

R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: Three

T. Time you wake up: 6:30ish

U. Underwear: Most days! :) Seriously, what kind of question is that?

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Lima beans

W. What makes you run late: IzzyB...but I always aim to leave earlier than I need to to account for the dawdling of a 5-year-old :)

X. X-rays you’ve had: Just dental. Made it this far without *knock on wood* a single broken bone.

Y. Yummy food you make: See 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Giraffes , elephants and all the big cats. BUT, I only like zoos that are nice and wide open with lots of space for the animals. My favorite so far has been the Jacksonville Zoo!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Egg Hunt

Iz posing in her new Easter outfit!

Mimi was able to come for the egg hunt too before heading off for dinner with L's family.

Sweet girls!

Time to find some eggs.

My fave picture of the day of Mimi :)

Mimi getting a little help from her big cousin.

My fave picture of the day of Iz :)

Finding the LAST egg!

Very fun having Mimi around to hunt for eggs with Iz...they both had a blast!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Morning

We woke up Sunday morning to discover that the Easter Bunny DID indeed stop by :)

(though Iz walked by her "basket" FOUR times before she even noticed it!)

Showing off some goodies.

Tangled!!!!! YAY!
We had to watch it immediately, of course!

Little cutie.

We watched Tangled, had muffins for breakfast, sampled a little candy and then headed to Auntie D's house for lunch and an egg hunt. VERY fun day!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Not Looking Good

Well, vacation is over and I was looking forward to getting back into our routine and getting some things done around the house. I was especially looking forward to getting outside and cleaning up the yard now that the snow is gone... 

Until I saw this week's weather report.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I'm sparing you all from my typical Easter post (but, if you want, check it out HERE)

and instead I present....
(drum roll please)

Auntie D's 
Easter Basset :)

Have a HOPPY EASTER!!!  (ha! I crack myself up!)

*picture of Kiko blatently stolen from Auntie D's FB page!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I love you!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Eggs!

We colored our eggs at Auntie D's house yesterday. It was a lot different than last year when Mimi was so little. She really got into it this year :)

Playing with some spoons while she waits for the fun.

Waiting...and smiling :)

Her Grammie bought some "no-spill" egg coloring cups 
(note: they are NOT no-spill...that's a myth I discovered right away!!!)

"I want that one!"

Dropping in the egg...

"Hey! Where did it go?"

Give it a stir...

...and Voila!!!! Pretty egg! :)

My cutie showing off one of her eggs.

I kept trying to get Mimi to show me her messy hands but she just wouldn't do it! For the record....they were BLUE!

Auntie D trying to get the blue off her hands with a was making Mimi giggle!

We had a blast (as usual) and can't wait to find all those eggs on Sunday after the Easter Bunny comes and hides them all!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Vacation....So Far

Ahhh, vacation. A time to kick back and relax, sip fruity drinks with umbrellas in them and not have a care in the world...


This is the 5th day of vacation (including teacher workshop day last Friday and the weekend) and we've been going NON-STOP for those five days.

Friday was the day I tackled my to-do list since I knew I wouldn't get another chance for a while. Lots of cleaning, laundry and errand-running.

Saturday I went Easter shopping with Mel (and annual tradition). I got home in time to fix a quick dinner, pick up a little, put Iz to bed and then Hubby and I had friends over for a few drinks and a LOT of laughs.

Sunday morning was Roo's Bday party at Chuck E. Cheese. It's an hour drive each way, plus stops for coffee and gas, and we were there about 3 hours. We got home about 3, Iz popped in a movie and I promptly fell asleep on the couch...

Yesterday was a playdate for Iz at a friends house in the afternoon so not exactly busy for me but I DID have to drop her off and pick her up :)

TODAY....we went to see Rio!!!

VERY cute movie..made Iz laugh out loud several times.

Honestly, I was laughing right alongside her!!!

Met Hubby afterwards so he could buy a new ladder and tie it to the top of my van and made it home just in time to put Iz to bed.

Whew! and it's only Day 5! The rest of the week includes coloring eggs with Auntie D and Mimi, a trip to the circus, playdate at another friend's house, dinner out for our anniversary (without Iz - we actually have a babysitter!!!), girls night out for me and then Easter Sunday.

My camera hasn't come out yet this vacation but that will change starting tomorrow :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

I Scream, You Scream

We ALL scream for ICE CREAM!!!

Auntie D and I took Mimi and Iz out for ice cream a couple weeks ago 
(yes, I know...I'm right on top of things, huh?!)

Not sure, but we think it may have been Mimi's first ice cream cone :)

Iz, on the other hand, is a pro! :)

So exciting!

Trying a little out of a bowl instead...

 Then back to the cone...this time with a spoon!

The ice cream got taken away...NOT HAPPY AT ALL!!!


Ah, that's better :)

This happy girl just sat back and watched Mimi's antics while she enjoyed her frozen treat!

Almost gone...

VERY fun to take the girls out for a treat...MUST do it again soon :)

This week is school vacation and things are already shaping up to be busy busy busy so I should have plenty of pics to share over the next few days :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Classic IzzyB

So Iz comes out of the bathroom this morning and says, "Mommy, I have a question for you. When hot things are left out they get cold and when cold things are left out they warm up. Why is that?"

After explaining air temperature to her and answering a couple relevant questions I said, "You thought of that while you were going potty?"

Her answer (with hands on hips)?

"Mommmmyyyy, the bathroom is where I do my best thinking!"

Love that girl of mine :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Goodbye Snow....


MUD :(

Ah, springtime in Maine. 

Spring is the bane of my existence. Unlike snow, which is at least pretty when it first falls, spring (especially early spring) is just nasty. I look outside right now and all I see is leafless trees, mud, dingy snowbanks, dullness, lifelessness and all-around misery.

Also, I'm *this* close to buying these for the dog
because the amount of dirt she is dragging into this house is immeasurable. I just washed the floors 3 days ago and you can't even tell. People, the mud is going to push me over the edge!!!

The upside? With temperatures in the mid-60's today, Iz has been outside since the minute we got home...going on 3+hours now. LOVE that!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sleepover With Mimi

I totally thought I had posted these pics already but was told by a reader that I had, in fact, NOT! What a slacker!!!!


Mimi slept over a couple weeks ago and she did great!

Silly girls!
Like Mimi's face? I told her to say "cheese" and that's what she did! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bumpy's Brithday Dinner

Sunday afternoon we met up with Bumpy, Grammie, Auntie R, Uncle T & cousin E for a late lunch/early dinner at Cracker Barrel :)

Iz picked out her clothes and was head to toe PINKalicious!!!

Showing off her sparkly nails.

AND sparkly new shoes!

Playing checkers...

...with Grammie!

The birthday boy in the middle and a couple of his favorite "boys"

Being silly in the country store.

A big grin after Grammie bought her a special prize :)

*Pics courtesy of Hubby's sister...since my camera sat, untouched, in the van the WHOLE time! 
  Sheesh! What is wrong with me?

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