Monday, August 31, 2009

Here are some pictures of the pool repair

And Darn the pictures on the last post are backwards.......they start with the end of day at the top.........bummer :)

Wow......where do I start

We had a heck of a day!! First day of school, pool repair, soccer practice, Pre-school orientation.........

Jacob walked around all morning with his back pack on waiting to go to kindergarten!! We all walked to the bus stop and when the bus came, he didn't look back. He was the first one out of 8 kids to hop on and find a seat!! He didn't even say good bye to me, it was over in a flash! Crazy mom that I am........I was going to head to the school and get a picture of him getting off the bus, but when I noticed the route the bus was taking, I decided to follow, they do a small tour of Cecil County on their way to school. He got on at 8:25 and didn't arrive to school until 8:48!

While all of that was happening, the pool company was here repairing what we thought was a dent of some sort under the liner.........boy were we wrong, it was darn near a sink hole and we were lucky to not loose the liner as well. Our pool hold aprox 20,000 gallons of water......which we had to drain about 12-14,000 of the day before. So, 2 truck loads and our well to fill it back up, we're ready to swim again.

After that Rileigh and I got a bit organized for her Birthday Party and boy was she just out of sorts...."Is Jacob going to eat lunch with us?" "Is Jacob going outside?" and on and on.

Finally we go to the bus stop.....way too early....I forgot to ask what time he would be back!!! Off he comes and he is STARVING!!! He ate 2 bowls of pork stew, 2 cornbread muffins, a cookie, and 2 glasses of milk, all before heading off to soccer practice!

Mike goes to soccer practice with Jacob and I go to pre-school orientation with Rileigh. She can't wait to go, but she is a bit confused about not having the same teacher as last year.

Get home and WOW is Rileigh a bear!!! I had to carry her to the tub kicking and screaming.....some of which you might see in the first day of school pictures for her. While she was squirming to get out of my arms, she scratched her check on my watch!!! BUMMER!!!

While I'm writing this Jacob yelled down the steps......(he's supposed to be sleeping) " I'm not going to Kindergarten 2 days in a row!" Should make for an interesting morning tomorrow :)

I should be drinking, but I just don't have the energy!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Day of School LEMON!!!

Jacob and I talked last week.........all week about what he was going to wear for the first day of school....

This morning for some reason he asked to wear that excat outfit to church....Really buddy is that what you would like to wear???? YES MOM!!!!!!!! Okay, there really isn't any thing that can happen between here and church....HA!! There was a baptism at the church that we didn't know about, which they had a lovely reception afterwards that all were invited to......complete with red icing on a cake and watermelon........OMG are you kidding me!!!

So, I waited to do the light colored clothes until they were undressed so the laundry would be completey done..........and of course the watermelon all over that shirt didn't come out with the first try! So, here I am at 10:30 washing that shirt for the second time!

Is it the School Fairy.......or just Mom???

Jacob and Rileigh will hopefully never know. I thought Jacob could use some help getting excited for his first day of Kindergarten........ It was too cute. He came out of his room and saw the tootsie rolls on the floor and said "Mom, look what I found!!!..........was it the school fairy????" He was so cute! He gathered up the tootsie rolls like a little hoarder and found his new back pack and lunch bag at the end of the tootsie roll trail. I asked him to maybe put them back so that Rileigh could find them, so he did. He practically waited outside her door for her to wake up.

An Addition to the Backyard Zoo

So it's playdate and I go to the kids picnic table to put up the umbrella and think 'WOW' why would a mouse get up on this table???.......and leave poop!! Cleaned it up, put up the little umbrella, never thought about it again. The next day, my Dad says there is a bat in your patio umbrella..........ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!! Grab the camera go out what to my wondering eyes should appear......the SAME poop that was on the kids table!!! You mean to tell me I cleaned up BAT poop AND put MY HAND UP INSIDE THE UMBRELLA TO PUT IT UP......WITH OUT LOOKING UNDER IT FIRST!!! So of course after the shock of that wore off, let's get a look see!! Wow it was really cool to see him so close up and sort of in the wild, but he didn't really like me checking him out and he started to move I did toooooo!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Here are a couple of pictures of summer

Just so you know.........

I feel much better after writing that!!!!

I'm sitting by the pool with a beer and my WIRELESS computer.......Where are the prime mates??? Well they are done with swimming! They are behind me in the yard NAKED wating for the zoo keeper to give them a bath!!!

Don't panic.......I type fast :)


let me start by telling you my week.........for the most part. In between the feedings and poop wiping...cleanings at the manthei zoo. Monday was my last night of work at the VFW. My buddy was here swimming and Mike called......can she stay until back into the house made more meatloaf and bribed her to stay. While I was at work, Rileigh fell asleep at I got home from work at 1am......Rileigh up at 4AM........Should have stayed awake, because when i woke up I felt like someone ripped my shoulder off and taped it back on!!! I'm telling you it hurt to breath!!!! Then some time Tuesday morning the internet became spotty...........sometimes it worked....sometime it didn't. On the phone to the cable company.....reset the modem, seemed to work......NOT!!!! Of course you have to be on the phone while you're doing acrobatics to get to the back of the modem with your pen to reset it. In case you didn't know I have a computer cabinet and ALL OF THE F**** wires are nicely hidden behind weighs what feels like 2 tons....Remember my shoulder has been taped back on at this point. So after many phone calls; the cable company suggest that I call the router company. OK THEN! 3 Chinse/Indian/non-English speaking calls later.......while holding the phone to my ear, holding a pen to reset it, unplugging and replugging, balancing the laptop on my knee(because the cord was too F***** short) we determined that they would need to call me back in 1 hour to speak to a different dept. WTF!!!!! So I went to bed!!! Then I decided that I would just use the cord........called the cable company to help me, no luck! All of the trying the night before left me unable to connect!!! So, with Mike in a panic that he would have to share his computer........I packed up the zoo and went to Best Buy.....$79.99 later and $2 for each of the prime mates to be good while I spoke to the nice people at best buy.........I'm back home and back on the phone with the non-English speaking d-link people to try to figure out WTF they had me do to my computer!! Reset the ip address...........called the cable people.......reset the working with a wire, OK ready to hook up this new router........MY GOODNESS WHEN IS THE LAST TIME I'VE BEEN AT THIS DESK????????? It's got more dust then Arizona in a wind storm!! WOW, I'm back to wireless Internet!!! Litterly less then 10 minutes after my success........Mike calls....."who's there?" Just me, Rileigh, and Jacob. "WoW sounds like you have a crew there".........we'll that's exactly what happens when the zookeeper stops working for a few hours!!!! The other thing is that I actally had given up and scheduled someone to come out and install a router.......a little expensive, but really now, some things are just better that way.....Mike says do you relize how much that's going to be over time? Well, yes $50 bucks and then $5 a month.......sounds reasonable to some one who has more cords then best buy to me!!! So I gave in....but on the way to the store, I realized that we're paying Home depot $118 to install blinds.........because well it's just too cheap to pass up! Now that's it's over I'm glad that I did it, because my desk is clean and I won't be paying the $5 bucks a that's a 6 pack of my choice....right????

In the middle of that mess.........Hanna knocked over the shreader that was FULL!!!! Seriouly did I need that!!!