Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just woke up from a nap after the birthday party, and of course is full of energy and ready to go. Mamma, not so much, so she put out some paper and paint so he could just go to town.
Went to a kid's birthday party today. One of Hayden's little friends turned 3. He had a lot of fun until it was time to leave...then he turned into a nuclear meltdown. Not fun for the parents! I felt bad for my poor hubby carrying a kicking and screaming 43 lbs toddler. Hayden has a lot of friends and they're all turning three within the next couple of months which means we have a few more of these parties to attend. Not to mention Hayden's upcoming birthday in October...oh joy!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

At Memphis airport awaiting our connecting flight to LA. It's an hour and a half delayed. Left Buffalo at 8 am this morning. It's been a long day for the little one. Hope they make a boarding call soon before he blows a gasket!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Feeding frenzy at the fish hatchery...

At the fish hatchery...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Visiting grandpa...and holding a kitten.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just landed in Springfield Missouri...phew! It was a small plane. I dont like small planes.

In Memphis awaiting our connecting flight to Springfield Missouri...It's been a long night

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Got hubby an I pad for his birthday. 32 gigs and 3G! Do you think he'll like it?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trying to find a kids cd player in Toys r us and all they have are these flimsy walkman type players with headphones. I want Hayden to be able to play his music cds loud and dance around to them. I have all these great kids music cds and now they've become obsolete???
Packing for Missouri. Taking the red eye from LAX early, early Thursday morning...1:40 am flight..,yawn!

Hayden practicing his bicycle skills with his proud parents watching.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Glasses or Longer Arms

Just had my eyes checked. Definitely need reading glasses. And I had tried to get away with my ugly dollar store glasses. To heck with those. Since I now officially have hit middle age I got myself some nice Valentino frames! Because I'm so worth it!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer Fit Challenge

Did this three weeks summer fit challenge. Today was the last day. I signed on to it to support a friend who needed the encouragement and assistance in her weight loss journey. Must say we did pretty good until I fell off the wagon today...the last day. Good thing I did my measurements before my binge.

So the rules were to team up with someone else, record weight and measurements at the start and end of the program, then eat healthy and exercise 3 to 5 times a week. It wasn't so hard for me since this is what I do on a regular day, but I definetily cut my treats down to petty much nothing. I am huge red wine and chocolate fan and had basically none of that for the 3 weeks. I say basically because I did cheat once last Saturday. I had both red wine and cheese and crackers which I had completely eliminated for the whole time previously.

But today, the last day, I really thought I was going to be extra super good. That was until a friend called me and asked if we could do lunch at In and Out Burger. I didn't just eat a lot; I ate a crap load. Not only did I eat a huge cheeseburger and fries, but I also ate half of Hayden's burger, half of his and his sister's fries!!! Don't know what came over me. Oh well, who's to now right? Got my measurements taken before. So in spite of my pig out I had lost 3 pounds and an inch off my waist and hips...not bad. Not that I needed to or wanted to loose weight. I just wanted to support my friend and see if I could.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Meeting a tarantula on our walk, huh?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Picked this cucumber and cherry tomatoes from my garden tonight. Love home grown stuff!

Out to lunch in Santa Barbara with my boys. Aren't they cute together? Can't believe my boys are turning 3 and 20 in October. Where did the time go?

A sleeping gorilla...

...forgot the cardboard to slide down the hill.

Having fun at Santa Barbara zoo...