Sunday, May 30, 2010

Grant's 1st T-Ball game!

After a pretty much disastrous year of soccer last spring, Grant decided to try t-ball out. He had his 1st game last week, and all in all did pretty well. Don't get me wrong, he's no super slugger, but he did stay on the field, ran the right way & hit the ball each time. I think (hope) he enjoyed it because he looks so cute in his little uniform. They had pictures the 1st night, but I decided to try to get his individual ones on my own. I actually got a not terribly goofy smile so I'm stickin' with these!
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Hitting the ball..I love that he has a smile on his face :-)!

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Waiting on 1st base!

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Sister enjoyed the ball game too! I learned at the 1st practice to dress her in something that's ok to ruin. She plays in the dirt the entire time. It totally grosses me out. The insides of her crocs were totally black when we got home.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Pudge

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Words cannot describe how sweet I think these little bruised legs are :-)!



Grant is 5!!!

One guess where we just got back from.....


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That's right - Disney World! Please disregard the hot mess that I am! It was crazy hot & humid, and actually raining when this was taken!



Grant turns 5 today, and I'm a total slacker this year due to the trip, but had to at least post some pictures of him from the last few weeks.

Both kids loved riding on the buses, trains, boats, etc...maybe even as much as the Disney rides!

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We played Fanastia mini golf, and Grant wore his mouse ears cock-eyed the entire time. I'm not sure why, but I love the pictures from that night despite the flourescent coloring!
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Grant was Mr. Incredible for Halloween last year, so we had to meet them!
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The shortest character line of the trip!
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Grant loved the stingray bay! They kind of freak me out a little, but he was not scared at all.
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A couple of days before we left, he had his Mother's Day Out graduation. He was pretty pumped about it, and did a great job singing & doing his "motions" to the songs. They made all of the graduates these cute little signs..now I'm just wondering when we get to take it down!
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Getting his diploma!
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Grant,

I cannot believe how quickly the 5 years since you were born have gone by. As I type this, it's been almost 5 years to the minute since you arrived in this world. You amaze us every day with the things you say and do. You are so smart, and such a sweet little soul. You are incredibly social, but pretty timid when it comes to new situations. I know you will do awesome in kindergarten, though truth be told I wish it wasn't time for that. I am so not ready for the school years, but you are! I can't wait to see all of the things you'll do, friends you'll make along the way, and watch you grow into a "big boy," but if you could do it a little slower, that would be just great! I love you buddy! Happy 5th birthday!!



Friday, May 14, 2010

I've Been Violated!

It has been a ROUGH week! I have been super busy at work, at home, and with photography. On top of that, Grant graduated pre-school last night :-(! and he is now sick with pink eye, an ear infection, and what looks like strep! So, I haven't had time to do anything that's needed to be done this week, but today I needed to run by the mall on my way home from work. I went upstairs really quick to get one thing, and there they were...the mall masseuse! I see these people every time I go, but I've never actually had one, but today was a different story. I'm in desperate need of stress relief, and I'm pretty sure I've got some sort of muscle issue in my right shoulder/neck area..probably from overuse of the mouse!! So, I had ever intention of only doing the 12 mins for $12, but the guys would not take that. They kept trying to talk me up to 30 or 45 minutes. We eventually settled on 25, and I sat down. The first part of it was great. The guy got super deep in my shoulders and back, which I'm sure I needed. I'm going to be dying tomorrow from it though; I'm already getting sore. Then, it started getting weird. At one point, he had both hands on my back, went all the way down to my bum, the flipped his hands around, and I kid you not squeezed my bum, then all the way down my thighs. I was literally dying laughing with my face down in that chair. I felt like I was on AFV or Candid Camera. It kept happening over & over, and when he jiggled my thighs I just about lost it. Then he took my shoes off & offered foot massage...um, no! I'm so weird about feet, and while I'd love a foot massage, the middle of the mall is not the place i'd choose. I'm pretty sure the guy at the perfume kiosk right in front of them got a huge kick out of the show these guys put on. Has anyone else had one of these?? Are they always like this? I was not expecting anything but shoulders, neck, and back. Next time, it will definitely only be the $12 because I figure they can't get that far in that amount of time!



Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pics of MY Kiddos!!

So...i've been neglecting my own pictures lately in a BAD BAD way! To be honest, it's driving me a bit crazy! These aren't wonderful by any means, and I totally skimp on PP'ing my own pictures, but these are very much my kids! I uploaded these a few weeks (or months) ago, with plans for this whole collage thing, and it's just never happened. So, forget the collage, but I still needed to post these because on this fateful day, I got smiles from both of my children...not together, and definitely not posed, but smiles nonetheless!

This is so Grant to me! Love that contagious smile!
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His hair kills me! It is sooooo not my hair. I am obsessive about it, but anyone that knows me knows that I cannot stand to have a hair out of place :-). My hair never looks like anything special - straight & flat - but I always have a brush with me!

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and this is just not fair!!
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my sweet as pie girl! i could just eat her up!

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BTW...does anyone comment on blogs anymore????? I'm so not feelin' the love these days! I know you guys stop by b/c my statcounter says so, but seriously zero comments? C'mon friends, I really need some blog love to stay motivated ;0)! Until later...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day at the Oaks

Wow, have I been busy?!! I didn't want to let this week get away without posting at least a few pictures from our day at Churchill Downs last weekend. We went to Louisville Thursday night, and this year, Pook & I got tickets to the Oaks on Friday. The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Friday, so it was the perfect day to spend at the track.

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I knew I was in for a treat when this was the 1st picture I took upon arriving at the track. That, my friends, is some get-up!
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Too bad Pook didn't read the "How to Wager" sign..ha!
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I love seeing all of the hats. I didn't wear one because I seriously procrastinated even finding a dress. They call it a pink out, and everyone wears pink for breast cancer awareness. Did you know pink is not an "in" color this season? Therefore, it was very difficult to find anything pink to wear. I now know that even if you don't wear pink, your hat can have a little and you fit in perfectly or wear none at all, and you're still fine. My hubby even wore a pink shirt for the first time ever!
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This couple was a couple of rows behind us, and I thought they looked so cool. Did anyone watch Annie? They totally reminded me of Ms. Hannigan's brother & his wife that pretend to be Annie's parents...so random, I know!
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When we arrived, it wasn't too terribly crowded, but as the day wore on it really filled up. I think it was a record Oaks crown of 115,000 or so..crazy!

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And, they're off!
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different race, but still a racing picture :-)
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Note...I do not wear well on a hot, windy day. This was before the "big" race at the end of the day, and I was exhausted, sunburnt and hungry. I was tired of $8 drinks and $10 sandwiches, and I looked rough! Promise I looked better at the beginning of the day!
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I have soooo many more pictures to post from the weekend we spent with family. I just don't see me getting to them any time soon. Sleep is hard to come by these days, as is any spare time!