Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Congratulations Tam and Scott

I just wanted to say Congratulations to my cousin Tammie and her husband Scott! Their son Christian (or CJ as they like to call him) was born 2/6/08 @ 7:48 p.m.
He weighed 8.7 lbs. 21 inch.

And as a side note (since I'm posting this a month after his birth but making it look like I posted it in Feb) I just wanted to say that Tam has managed to lose ALL of her baby weight PLUS 3 extra pounds only 1 month after giving birth.


Isn't he just about the cutest thing you've ever seen!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Daytona 500

This year was the 50th anniversary of the Daytona 500 and Ski just had to be in attendance. He and our neighbor Ken made the 12 drive down to Florida and had a great time! Here are a few pics of their trip!

The lake in the middle of the infield!

Proof that Ski was there!

This is our neighbor Ken - proof that he was there too!

The crash right in front of where they were sitting.

Start / Finish Line

Glad you had a great time babe - wish I could have went to Florida with you!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The sad little Valentine

You wouldn't believe the drama over frozen blueberry pancakes at our house! Yes my friends, Cadence's Valentines day didn't get off to a great start.

Ski got off work early and we decided to go have lunch together since it would be kid free - and by that I mean we would only have 1 kid with us instead of 3. It's pretty sad when that is as kid free as it gets.

But back to the pancakes.

She had three of them for breakfast. The girl can't get enough of them.

By the time Ski got home, she was hungry for lunch and was asking for - you got it - another darn frozen blueberry pancake.

Well I said No.

Oh my gosh I've never seen her so mad at me! The photo shoot we had mid-tantrum didn't cheer her up much either.

She even told on me to her daddy when he got home!

"Mommy's Mean!" she told him. (I have two other kids who, on NUMEROUS occasions, have also told me that I am indeed THE MEANEST MOM they have ever met. I wear that title proudly!)

As she flashed those big blue puppy dog eyes to her dad, I had to restrain him from going into the freezer to get her another pancake. The man just can't resist that girl - especially when he sees her little heart is broken.

But in the end, her little buddy made everything all better - or atleast he made her forget about those darned pancakes for five minutes!

This is her valentines hat. She was so proud of herself for making it!

Oh and here is a picture just cause I thought it was cute. She handed me the camera and told me she wanted to pose. When I started to take the picture, this is what she did! The girl is hysterical!

Monday, February 11, 2008

This could only happen to us...

So, I went grocery shopping a few days ago and when I arrived home, this is what I found waiting for me!

My mail lady and I aren't on the best terms these days as you can tell. Something about how she delivered a prior residents mail to our house and we thought it was junk mail so we tossed it.

When I confronted her about the mailbox that sits lying on it's side the next day, she blamed me. Yep - it's our fault.

She doesn't like our mailbox because the lid falls down sometimes. Apparently when she pulled up, the lid was open and she hit it. But, she told me, she still opened her door, reached down and put our mail inside.

How big of her.

I don't know - call me crazy but...mailboxes don't just jump out in front of cars like that.

I measured our lid to the mailbox. It is 9 1/2 inches long. Does she really need to drive up THAT close to the mailbox.

So because she thinks our mailbox is faulty, she refuses to pay for the damage - especially because we refuse to pay for the damage on her car.

My landlord has been going back and forth with the post office about this for the last few days. They seem to just want to ignore the whole thing and hope that it goes away. In the meantime, my mailbox is duck taped back in place because we refuse to buy a new one and we hope she has even more trouble with it then before.

Yes my friends, this could only happen to us!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Our new edition...

We've been talking about getting a puppy for some time now. The conversation usually starts when Nattie does something wrong and we discuss what it will be like when she is no longer with us and we can get a dog that isn't stupid. Yeah, we're big talkers. Everyone who knows us knows that she is the "queen" around here.

Well, then we were offered the deal of a lifetime! A full breed AKC certified Golden Retriever - with papers. For FREE! How can you pass that up! You can't. Well, we can't. As you can see by the pictures below!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we introduce to you, our new puppy... K-Bar. (Yes, we named him after a knife)

Cadence fell completely in love with him the minute she saw him!

It was rather hard to take this particular picture being as Caders couldn't keep her hands off of him and cried when Matt even tried to pet him!

Look closely at her hand - she is seconds away from pushing Matt's hand off the puppy so she can have him all to herself. It's hard to share when your two and you love animals.

Look at this face! He was the smallest and least wild of all the puppies in the bunch. That is why Ski picked him!

Nattie formed a bond with him rather quickly and is very protective of him!

However, she isn't used to a dog with so much energy trying to always mess with her and it wears her out.

He fits in well around here. Can't you tell?