Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2nd Birthday

Birthday Pics
All three enamored with the Cards game

Mom and I made the cake.

Big present!! New sand box. Too bad it's been too hot to use it

Saturday, May 15, 2010

2 year molars and my closet

Honestly, I could not think of a clever title for this. Alex is getting over a cold, due to his 2 year molars. He has been chomping on just about everything, especially his fingers. Poor guy has been stuck inside most of the week because it has been raining just about everyday. We are doing the countdown to his 2nd birthday. Since we haven't been home to see my folks as a family since Christmas, we are celebrating Alex's birthday in IL. The small town where my folks live,(pop.200), just got a new playground last fall and Alex is anxious to play on it!

So, my closet...I am ironing Thursday afternoon and out of the blue the whole back part of my closet shelving falls down. I had not been in the closet, nor had anything been added/subtracted to that part of the closet. Upon further inspection, anchors that were holding the shelving were snapped off. Upon further FURTHER inspection, the whole shelving unit was not anchored into studs, it was just anchored into the drywall. Well, no wonder it fell. Not sure why it hasn't fallen sooner. Eric has spent today trying to fix the problem and is making *slight* progress. Turns out the whole unit is not even put together properly, (it came with the house). I can't get to my clothes, or anything else, but it is getting Eric to clean the closet ;)

Sunday, May 9, 2010


The last four weeks have been crazy busy. I have been taking my Dad to a pain clinic two days a week. Between that, Gymboree and library, I am only home Tuesday afternoon and Friday. Dad stays with us while he goes to his appointments, so he is here from Tuesday night through Thursday evening or Friday morning. He gets his re-evaluation a week from this Wednesday and that will determine if he continues for another 5 weeks. Check Spelling

Meanwhile, I am playing catch-up from being gone last weekend to the Vera Bradley Outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana. If anyone wants to know what the sale is about, type in Vera Bradley in YouTube and see the sale video. People come from all over the world to this event. It was nice to be gone for a bit and see the Chapman and Anderson families in Indianapolis.

Alex is rapidly approaching his second birthday; 2 weeks away as of this posting. Just when I thought all of his teeth were in, he got a small cold and has started getting in his 2 year molars. The only real downside to this is that he doesn't eat much when he is teething. He is starting to recognize some letters and is starting to count. He really enjoys playing in the 'water' and cannot wait for it to be warm enough to get the pool out.


You know it's bad, when you have to look at your previous post to see how long it has been since you blogged. First off, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, especially my own and my MIL. I was greeted with more Vera today, ;) (never EVER a bad thing!!). I was excited to go to brunch at Sweet Tomatoes and it didn't hurt that I ate for free. Today has been such a gorgeous day outside. We have been chilly the last couple of days, but no wind today makes it almost perfect. It think it is in the low 60s here today. I spent some time with my plants and took a cutting off of my wild rose bush. It is just covered with blossoms right now.

Right now, I am sitting here on the couch watching the baseball game with the Cards up 11 to 2 against Pittsburgh in the 8th inning. So nice not to HAVE to do anything today, since Monday starts the cycle all over again!