July 29, 2008

Happy Birthday dear Brian...Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to my best friend, my handyman, my bed warmer upper, the ying to my yang....my husband....Brian! Today he is 45 years old. Almost old enough to be my dad! (just kidding honey) Happy Birthday, I love you. :)

Did I mention that Brian and Conner can't take a serious photo to save their lives? And Caitlin wanted me to mention that she just got home from life guarding all day and had not showered yet.
I'm guessing that he's trying to be the Joker from Batman....honestly, he doesn't normally look so scary! Waffle started spinning around in a circle when we sang, so apparently that means she wants to sit at the table...
Poor Barcleigh, she's just too big to sit on anyones lap. But she sure is a pretty girl.

July 27, 2008

School Shopping

Today we went shopping for school clothes. It was actually very enjoyable with both kids. We went to one shop for Conner then one shop for Caitlin etc. etc. Caitlin bought some things that were "out of the norm" for her and is thrilled with her purchases. Conner is not as picky with clothes so he was pretty fast to shop for. Notice that Conner is just a bit taller than Caitlin.... 1.75 inches to be exact!

July 26, 2008

Illinois Bound....

Today Caitlin and I went shopping for some dorm room items, move in day is August 21st. We had a good time picking out stuff. She has some stuff already that she will take from home like her t.v., bean bag chairs, rug...stuff like that. But then we will have to do something with her room to fill in those gaps. :) She and her roommate, April, have decided on dark blue and lime green since those are the colors of Caitlin chairs and rug.

Count down is on.........

July 20, 2008

Waffle update

I've been a little slow on my blogging updates. I've been very busy chasing the new puppy around, I can't take my eyes off of her. She's getting SOOOO big. I can't believe how fast she has grown. We picked her up the day after we got back from vacation, and since then I've been busy chasing "the devil" around!

Don't get me wrong, she is as cute as a button and she is learning fast....but she is a wild girl. She follows Barcleigh everywhere, which actually makes it easy to reign her in since Barcleigh is sooooo well behaved and trained (yes Diana, that is well behaved behavior when you come over!). I just feel bad for Barcleigh since Waffle is so infatuated with her collar. It's like Barcleigh has a growth on her neck and it's Waffle.
I brought these big chew bones home for them. Waffle was happy to sit and chew next to Barcleigh....but then decided that Barcleigh's looks much better than her own.
Thankfully, Barcleigh doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She just got up and took Waffles bone she left behind.

July 2, 2008

2nd half of vacation....

Second half of our trip to Colorado........ Caitlin, my mom and myself went shopping in Manitou Springs and Old Colorado. (Manitou was actually during the 1st half and Old Colorado the 2nd half)
Then on Thursday we went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This zoo is on the side of the Cheyenne Mountain and they have updated the zoo and if you ever are in Colorado Springs, it is worth the trip. The view of the Springs is just wonderful and the zoo is very enjoyable. Tip....take the trolley bus to the top and walk down!

Little thing I learned at the zoo....porcupines can climb trees! I had no idea. This porcupine was up in a tree just sitting there watching all the lookie-loos. This was the first porcupine I've ever seen, and he was so cute I wanted to take him home with me. On Friday afternoon after the ladies went shopping and the boys went and hit golf balls, we took the kids to the Olympic Training Center. They have been before, but Brian had not been in the past 20 years. We walked around and took a look at the pool. There were no swimmers present since they are all in Omaha NE for the Olympic Trials this week.
And on Friday night we went to our old hang out Old Chicago. (Around the World Beer tours). Well....20 years is a long time, and it just wasn't the same. Sadly it was just another chain restaurant. Still called Old Chicago and still had the beer tour....but the menu could have been from any chain restaurant. Oh well...afterwards we walked to the park where there was a band playing....they were AWFUL....so we went and got ice cream!

I want to thank my parents for a wonderful week. It was so nice to be home and smell my mom's house and sit on their back deck each night talking (even about religion...DAD!) We all had a wonderful, relaxing, fun week. Thanks Mom and Dad....I love you! xoxo