Sunday, November 15, 2009


Did you ever have one of those moments when you felt "old"?

Well, I have been feeling like that today. Especially when all my kids do is chat on-line, and text their friends, and spend hours on Facebook. And when I suggest that they actually call someone on their cell phone, I get that response (like its painful to them) "Mother, paaalease...")

Of course, I don't like cell phones anyway. Yes, I think they are convenient and I take a picture now and then. But its really annoying to me how people carry them around with them everywhere. And those little headsets and ear pieces that people wear. I'm sorry - but is it really necessary to be attached to your phone all day long? Is it necessary that you need to take a call in the middle of a restaurant, or school, or show... You get the picture. Ten years ago no one carried cell phones with them - and now people can't live without them.

My kids keep telling me that I needed a Facebook page, so they made me one. Even Simon has one. Now I just have to figure out how to use it...

Well, maybe I am "old".

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On 2 Wheels

Here is the video that Madison took with her cell phone of Simon riding his bike. I guess we were so busy this summer (moving, unpacking, etc.) that we didn't realize he could do it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Madison celebrated her 11th birthday with a slumber party. There was not a quiet moment all weekend! (I am sure our new neighbors despise us!)

Giggling, jumping and dancing...

Getting ready for an awesome game of manhunt!

While KC enjoyed the rest of the cake!!!

Look at those leggers on the Goo...

KC in Juicy Couture...LOL

Madison's cake (#2)...

Madison is really into zebras right now. This was a little gift from the kids.

Everyone always ends up in my trees!

It was a weekend full of fun! (Well for the kids anyway!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

For our anniversary this year, Bob surprised me with a trip to Las Vegas. The best part - no kids! It was just the two of us! (It sounds hard to believe - but it was just us!)

We saw some shows, visited the casinos, shopped, and of course - did a little gambling. I was a little disappointed by the Mandalay Bay Aquarium, but still had fun there.

And there was this crazy Beatles experience at Treasure Island.

The weather was beautiful - 100 - 103 degrees every day. Sunny and fabulous!

Bob and the flamingos (Allison's favorite!)

Here is the view from our room at the Bellagio.

The Bellagio light show... (very cool at night!)

Running into some of our favorites at the casinos...

Of course there was an Elvis around every corner.

We had a blast! Bob and I had a fantastic anniversary!
Thanks to Grandma Sonia for watching all 4 kids for us!
Good news - we came home with more money than we left with!
Simon learned to ride his two wheeler in one afternoon while we were gone.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rainy Day Fun

Bob and I leave for the day to go to a wedding.

The kids and some friends played outside the entire day.

Wagon races through the yard.

Jumping, running, climbing, rolling.

And then the rain started...

You can't tell how truly drenched they all were from these pictures! (What can I say - Grandma left them to play with their own devices...)
It kind of makes you wonder what fun they will have when the SNOW comes!!!