Tuesday, February 28, 2012


We got a little (VERY little) snow over vacation and took the opportunity to get outside and play...and not get soaked and muddy :)

When we were shoveling off the deck, Iz decided that she wanted to save some of the snow and laid down on it to protect her little stash...

So we just shoveled around her...

And had our own little Iz outline when we were done :)

Monday, February 27, 2012


Iz decided last night that she wanted to have a special hairdo for her first day back to school after vacation so, after her shower, I put her hair in a loose pony high on her head and then put it into curlformers

This morning, she went off to school with super cute curly hair!

Adorable :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pizza Pizza

Typically Friday night is pizza night at the L house and this week was no exception.

Iz made a special request for a Minnie Mouse pizza...complete with pepperoni eyes and smile :)

The best part? It tasted even better than it looked (according to Iz!).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

War Wound

As I may have mentioned we've been changing things up around here a little. We moved Iz into the bigger bedroom and moved Hubby and all his work/computer/guitar gear into the smaller one (girls NEED more room, you know!). I painted Iz's room a few weeks ago and we're slowly adding the finishing touches but I wanted to keep the momentum going and so I spent last Tuesday painting the spare room. For whatever reason, Hubby didn't really want it to stay purple and yellow with Tinkerbell stuff everywhere . . . I wonder why? Anyway, I picked a nice soft brown for that room and it looks great. The trim and doors still need to be done then I'll be posting pictures :) In the meantime, I thought I'd share my war wound with you.

When painting in the house I prefer not to drag the stepladder up from the basement (stepladders are for sissies!). Instead, I drag both bar stools into the room I'm painting and use those to reach the tops of the walls. Stepping from one to the next and then dragging the first one around to the other side - safe? Not so much. Easy? YES!

Our stools...nice, huh?

I probably should have used the ladder in this room though since I did Iz's entire room without a single incident but, instead, I pressed my luck. And I paid the price :( I went to step up onto a stool to tape off the ceiling and I stepped too close to the edge, the stool tipped and the legs caught MY leg and left me with quite the nice contusion (I learned that BIG word in class - aren't you impressed?). 

Isn't it lovely?
I put the quarter on my leg just to give you an idea of how ginormous the bruise is.
(please excuse the leg hair - it's winter, after all!)

In the last few days is slowly turned into a nice purply greenish yellow nastiness on my leg. Every night the cat is nice enough (not!) to jump up onto the bed and then proceed to step directly ON the sore spot which sends me practically to the ceiling. Ah well, that's what I get for using the wrong tool for the job :)

Be safe people. BE SAFE.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Boys

Mel and her boys came over to play and hang out today. I love how well they get along, even though Iz mostly has girl toys that they're uninterested in :) They plaed outside for a while and then hung out in the newly uber-pink room that Iz calls home.

Roo laying low :)

My girl :)

Too busy playing legos to bother looking up when I said "smile" :)

Thanks for coming over boys! As per usual, it was super fun!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vacation...so far

So,no pictures yet :( I know, I know! I said I'd have my camera with me at all times and I have but haven't taken any pictures. I watched R's kids yesterday (4of 5) and was so busy that I didn't snap any pics. I'm supposed to watch them again tomorrow but her youngest girl has the pukes so we're staying away. Mel and her boys were supposed to come over today but are pushing their visit a day or 2 in case the pukes visit our house.

Plans change, but we'll adjust. Cleaning house today and maybe starting painting of the spare room or working more on painting in Iz's room. Hoping it will be totally done soon so I can share pictures - it's adorable!!!

Currently it's 9am and we're still in our jammies, curled up on the couch watching PBS :) As far as I'm concerned, it's a perfect vacation so far....even with no pictures!

School for me tonight and tomorrow but more fun in the near future!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012


As of 3:40 this afternoon, Iz is on school vacation!!! Wahoo! Most parents groan about vacation but not me! I miss my girl all week while she's at school and now that I'm at school 3 nights a week I miss her even more!

We have all sorts of fun planned for vacation week and I will be SURE to have my camera with me at all times :)

Have a great weekend all!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Day!

Happy Birthday Valentine Girl!!!

and, to the rest of you out there...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 10 - A picture of your favorite sport or favorite athlete.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Disney on Ice

Iz and I had an amazing time! We started the night with dinner at the Olive Garden - YUM! We took our time enjoying the meal and chatting and laughing and playing the gaes on the kids menu and getting excited for the show!
When we got to our seat we were even more excited....FRONT ROW! Well, not really - there we 2 rows of seats on the floor but we were in the front row of bleacher seats!!! No one in front of us blocking our view, almost in the center of the front of the ice and only about 30 feet from the edge of the ice :)
We could see EVERYTHING - all the characters expressions, costumes, silliness, jumps, twirls, leaps - it was all right there in front of us.

Now, this is the point where you could look at all the pictures I took from our amazing night out and our amazing CLOSE seats, but....

I FORGOT my camera *sniff*sniff*

Yes, it's true. My camera was not with us for this amazing night so, this video will have to do :(

Still an awesome night with my favorite girl . . . just no pictures to prove it. We have souvenirs though and I CAN get pictures of those so check back soon :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Girl's Night!

Iz and I are headed out for a girl's night....dinner and a show...

This show :)

Can't wait to have a fun night out with my favorite girl!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

There's no way I could pick just one. These two have known me my entire life - seen me laugh and cry, seen me at my best and my worst. I heart my seesters!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A New Adventure

I'm going back to school . . . to become a CNA

This is frightening in so many ways. It's been 18 years since I graduated from high school. I went to college for a couple years after that. So, to be safe let's say I haven't been a student for 15 years! In that 15 years I've gotten married and had a child, moved into a new house and become a SAHM. That's a lot of changes. Plus, I have "mom brain" now...meaning if I don't write it down I don't remember it!

It will be a challenge schedule-wise for everyone. My classes are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights so Hubby and Iz will be on their own for dinner and bedtime. There will be nights that Hubby won't be able to be home on time and, in those cases, Auntie D or my buddy R (need to think of a good nickname for her!) will watch Iz until Hubby can get her. Then in April it gets really fun when my clinicals begin. Then I'll be picking Iz up from school a little early 2 days a week in order to drop her off at Auntie D's or R's until Hubby gets home. Complicated but doable - it's just for a couple months.

Class starts tonight. I'm nervous but excited and I'm sure I'll do just fine.

I will need to do some shopping soon, though....for a pair of these:
and some of these :)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl XLVI

Well, I'd love to start the day with a YAHOO for my Pats...but, alas, they blew the big game and LOST! That's a bummah!

So, instead, let's focus on the good part of the day - PARTY at SnL's!!! It's 8am and I'm still FULL from all the yummy food! We tend to go overboard for the Superbowl and this year was no different :)

Veggies & dip, chex mix, chips and dip....


Steamy mini hot dogs...

HOT wings...

Peanut butter cookies...

MORE chips & dips....

There was also chocolate covered strawberries and taco dip, but I didn't get a picture of those?

We did our annual gift card Yankee Swap - Hubby and I ended up with gift cards to 99 and The Olive Garden :) One of those will come in handy Thursday night when Iz and I head out for a girls night - we'll get FREE dinner! LOVE that!

The gift cards...

One of the cutest girls there - all dolled up in her PATS gear!

The host and hostess with the mostest :)


The other cutest girl there - being shy...


 S took the girls out for a quick jaunt in the snow...

MORE silliness...

Requisite self-portrait - modeling our Patriots headbands!

Jim wearing Mimi's hat...looks good!


Playing, playing, playing...

All the cool people with our headbands :)

LOTS of love for Auntie D!

Another fun party with the fam! Only wish the Pats had come through for us and WON :(

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 07 - A picture of you and someone you'd be lost without .

This is what she said about me a couple months ago:
"IzzyBsMama - she is my therapist, my shoulder to cry on, my personal comedian, and the person who will tell me how it is if I want to hear it or not."

And I feel EXACTLY the same way :) Love ya Mel!!!!

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