Monday, July 28, 2008

B's first big booboo

This past week was pretty busy.
Wednesday's J usually takes the kids to the movies while I'm at work. They have a summer movie program for kids at the local theatre here. It's $2 admission and includes popcorn, so for $10 they can all see a family movie. After the movies they usually go to the park or to the indoor playground at the mall. This week they opted for the mall playground. Well....just as I was warming up my lunch, J calls. "Can you come outside for a minute?" uh, oh. I knew something was wrong. B was running in the mall and ran smack into the corner of a glass display case. Split his head open. J took his shirt off and put it on B's head to stop the bleeding. (I can only imagine what a sight he was walking through the mall) Then he brought him to me at work to see if he needed stitches. It wasn't a huge gash, but still deep. They were able to glue it shut instead of stitches (less traumatic). Still, he'll have his first scar. I have to say, he is such a great little boy! He didn't cry one time while the nurse cleaned up the cut or when the doctor glued it. Everyone kept commenting on how good he was. I actually think the whole thing was more traumatic for J. He was upset for a couple of days about it and very protective over B.
On Friday, we decided to take the drive to Chicago. The girls have been saving their allowance for MONTHS to buy an American Girl doll. When we found out that there was an American Girl store in Chicago (one of only 3 in the country) we had to make the trip. What a memory. G picked a "just like me" doll, so her doll has brown hair and green eyes like her. Her name is Abigail. S picked a toddler baby and held tight to the box until we bought it. Her name is Bella. The girls both came up with the names all on their own. The dolls are a bit pricey, but like I said, they saved their allowance. We figured this year would be an American Girl Christmas so they could have some clothes and accessories.
We also went to the Navy Pier in Chicago. I had read that it's a must see. I didn't really see the attraction. It was nice, but unless you plan on taking one of the boat tours, or spending ridiculous amounts on silly carnival rides, there's not much there. We plan on going back and spending a day at the museum and aquarium. I'm told they are free, but I'll have to check into that. I would also LOVE to see the Frank Lloyd Wright museum, but I don't know that anyone else would get much out of that.
On Sunday, G and I went to see Mama Mia. She just loves musicals and it was really cute. A couple of parts were a little grown up for her but no more than, say, Grease. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I am a big Meryl Streep fan and seeing her in a role like this was hilarious! Pierce Brosnan singing was a bit awkward though. Odd choice if you ask me.
I. is only here for a couple more weeks and we are trying to make the most of it. One thing he really wants to do is go to the water park at Wisconsin Dells so we have set aside some funds for that. One of his favorite things to do is go to Bay Beach. It's a small amusement park. There are only about a dozen or so rides, but the rides are 25 cents! They also have 2 huge parks. We pack a pic-nic, and for $20 we can spend the whole day riding rides and playing in the park. Not bad for a family of 6!!
Well, that's about it for now!

Love to all of you!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

End of VBS

Hello to all!
Well, it's been a busy week. G and S finished vacation bible school on Friday and had a performance that night. G did an entire song in sign language that was just beautiful. She also did a couple of cheers. It was neat to watch her with her friends. She is such a social butterfly! S sang and danced to two songs. Very Cute! I video taped all three performances and if I ever figure out how to get it onto the computer, I'll send it out to ya'll.

The boys went to see the new batman movie and talked about it all night. Guess that means it was good! I. is still practicing his guitar and improves every day. He's counting the days until he goes home to FL, I think he really misses his friends. He already has homework that has to be turned in the first week of school. Two reading assignments and book reports. Fortunately, one of the books on the list was "The Outsiders" and I talked him into that one. I loved that book when I was his age and I think he is enjoying it more than he thought he would.

B is becoming such a ham. His new "thing" he likes to do is have someone shoot him with a laser and then he falls over and does a death scene that rivals Paul Reuben's in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

The weather here has been pretty warm this week (mid 80's all week) but there is always a cool breeze and it's nice at night. The apt we're in only has a window a/c which is kinda odd. Apparently, a lot of places don't even HAVE a/c. Weird.

Well, that's it for now.
love to all!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Hi to all our friends and family and anyone just visiting. Welcome to our first blog! My hope is to cronicle our travels from this point on and be able to log on more frequently with updates.
My first priority, of course, is to protect my family. So, while I will tell you what state we are in, I will not be mentioning the exact city. Also, the kids will all be refered to by their first initial. If I slip up and break my own rule, I'm counting on everyone to help me and point it out.
We have been on the road for almost a year now (can you believe it?) and it has been more exciting than we could have imagined! We are currently in WI and it looks like we will be here through Thanksgiving. We have never really experienced an Autumn and we are looking forward to the season. I am working for a Pediatric Cardiologist in an outpatient clinic. I really like the job and the Agency (Aureus) has been wonderful! I work four 10's which is new for me. I didn't think I would like it (10 hrs is a long day) but it's not as bad as I thought and I am quickly getting used to the three day weekends!!!
G and S started vacation bible school yesterday. They go from 9am till noon. S is such a hoot! Just listening to her describe her day is so funny. She is so animated it's hard not to laugh when she's talking to you! Aparently, she cried at first when she realised that her and G wouldn't be in the same class and it took "like, a hundred big ladies" to calm her down. I think she's ok with the idea now.
G has sign language (something she has always been facinated with), tie dye art and cheerleading. She doesn't like cheerleading though because "you're not allowed to do cartwheels, not even one!"
I. is taking guitar lessons on Wednesdays. He is really progressing. If you want to hear him play, I know he's been posting some of his songs on his myspace.
Well, I guess this is long enough for now. I will try and post pics but bare with me as I am new to all of this!

Love to all!!!!