April 17, 2014

He's 2 Today

Wishing our giant toddler a very Happy 2nd Birthday!

My wish for you this upcoming year:

Stop trying to eat small animals, including the cats you've lived with since you were BORN. You are a gentle giant with people and looooove kids but to small dogs and Tibby? You're a monster! They are not toys.

We love you anyway, you giant, smart, loyal, nosy, pain-in-the-ass! If you tip the trash can over one more time? I'm bolting it (and you!) to the floor. JUST KIDDING!

April 16, 2014

Easter Dinner

I'm hosting Easter Dinner this year. The menu will include:


Spiral Ham ... because there is no other kind!

Mashed Potatoes

Pineapple Stuffing

Fresh Green Beans


Deviled Eggs


Dinner Rolls



Ambrosia Cake  ... I will make it minus the coconut, in hopes that someone other than me will want to try it. My family is so boring! 

Ice cream
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And there will be an egg hunt, of course. I spent a decent amount of time the other day stuffing eggs for my young nieces and nephews. My boys, at this point, could careless!

I will be sure to recap all the dessert goodies early next week. I wish I could be a blogger who does it all in advance to post pictures and ideas before Easter but I'm not, so I won't try. I am in touch with my limitations.

April 15, 2014

The Weekend

I should just embrace what my life is right now: lacrosse and soccer. It's really my only social outlet other than family. Kind of sad, I guess, but one day my boys will move out and then I'll have time for a social life.  I find it really hard to balance all of that plus work and run a household. So the friend side of things does suffer but it's not because I don't want friends. Quite the opposite, in fact. But it's just hard to make the time. I like to stay home and I like to go to bed early.

I sound like I'm 85.

The lacrosse tournament went okay. The 1st game was great! The boys looked really good and won the game. The 2nd game was a disaster. The other team was a "club" team and they just destroyed us, showing zero mercy and ran the score up unnecessarily. It's a shame they couldn't remember why we were there in the first place - to benefit a cancer foundation. During that game, Bud took a very hard ball-shot to the thigh which has left a terrible bruise. But hey, that can be part of the game. He is okay.

The 3rd game was played right after the beating they took during the 2nd game so at that point, they were just done. Can't blame them! But the weather was absolutely gorgeous and we were there to support a great cause.

Boo's soccer team is still undefeated! Their record is now 4-0  -  the only undefeated team in the league.  They are playing so well. We are very proud of them!

Last night, on the way to yet another lacrosse game, Bud went into the garage to get his cleats and and gust of wind took the laundry door room door just as he was trying to close it, and it closed on his thumb. It was horrible. He did one of those sheer pain cries when no sound came out. He was unable to play in the game, but still cheered his team on from the sidelines. They won! The door caught just the tip of the thumb and it's black and blue on both sides. He will lose the finger nail at some point but he can bend and move his thumb so nothing is broken.  A rough weekend for him, no doubt! The poor kid!

April 10, 2014

Alive & Well

I'm just not feeling the blog-thing this week. Sometimes I just don't have anything to say and rambling on about our sports schedule isn't something I want to do.

Third quarter report cards came home yesterday. I'll admit it. I had no idea it was that time. The boys did well so I'm very proud of them.

I cannot believe we are in the home stretch of this school year. It's crazy. I'm not ready for Bud's transition to a very large regional school in the fall. So let's not talk about that just yet.

The pets are fine. Sick kitty is doing very well ... so well in fact I'm not convinced she's sick! Denial is awesome.

I'm still minus a bathroom on the first floor. I'm close to hiring a hot, tan, and muscular man to come finish the project for me. So close.