Friday, October 31, 2008

Ava had a great time trick or treating, this was the first year she really did it. Vivian found the whole event to be a bit of a bore, so she slept for the majority of the neighborhood stroll.

Bill had to work and since I took the kids out, no one was at our house to hand out candy. So I thought I would use the honor system to distribute the candy. You probably know where this is going, yup my whole treat container was gone, my treasured 99cent plastic pumpkin! Those damn kids.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sore Bum

Well folks they finished. Claire and Keith after 100 and 2 miles of road and 9 long hours and 2 sore bums, its over! We all spent the weekend in Cocoa Beach, which by the way sounds fancier than it really is. It was nice to experience another part of Florida, but the reviews are in and we still live near one of the best beaches in Florida, no need to travel 3 hours for sand.

Good job to Claire and Keith!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've Been a Busy Bee

WOW I finished it! Not that this costume was very time consuming, I am just easily distracted with my computer being so close my sewing machine. This is the first Halloween costume I have made, but it will not be my last. After all next year I will have to make 2! I better start in July or move my computer into the garage.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Birthday for Billy

It just occurred to me that Bill's birthday is tomorrow. Score one for the wife of the year! Normally I would be frantically shopping for the perfect gift, but not this year. I am boycotting Bill's birthday, because frankly, he is getting just too damn old. Ok that is not really the reason and its not a full boycott, of course there will be cake, Ava and I shouldn't be punished.

Most of you know I spent most of September with my family in NJ, well while the cat is away the mice will play. If you recall my previous post of Bill's tattoo, it was pretty big, would you believe me if I told you it got bigger.

That's right BIGGGGGERRRR! And you know what bigger means in tattoo language? Allow me to translate, it means $$$$$. You think with a single income in these economically uncertain times one would be financially conservative, not my man.

Therefore you see why the birthday present boycott is in effect until Bill turns 40.

Picture to follow.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Elmo Excitment

Tonight might have been the most memorable night in young Ava's life. Tonight she experienced Sesame Street Live!! Ava was probably the most excited kid in the entire audience. Right before the show started she was getting impatience, especially since Bill and I kept saying, Elmo is coming, Elmo is coming, she just wanted to know WHEN!

But once the lights dimmed and the music started and Elmo came out on stage, she started convulsions, think every teenage girl in America during the New Kids on the Block era in 1988. She just about passed out with excitement! The look on her face was priceless.

Our seats where great, and we where close to the end so a few characters came by for some Ava high 5s. Of course they don't let Elmo or other A listers such as Ernie or Cookie Monster down off the stage because that would cause utter pandimonia.
Elmo groupies would have caused a security nightmare.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Finally Home

Well I am finally home. If I said it once I have said it a thousand times a month is a LONG ass time. I have spent the better part of the week re-orienting myself with my surroundings. After a few days now, I almost always remember where all the kitchen utensils are located, but for the life of me I can't recall where the full trash bags go, hummmmm perhaps there are things that are beyond my grasp.

During my lack of salary negotiations with Bill to become a stay at home mom, I once uttered the phrase, if I didn't work I would have time to workout. So this week, our newly open gym awaited my homecoming. I am proud to say I have gone everyday so far this week, and in case you forgot, its THURSDAY! Ava and Vivian go to the child's play area and get are you readyyyyyy ME TIME!! That's right I will even workout to have sometime to zone out and listen to music.