September 30, 2008
Want to find out if you are a shopaholic. Take this quiz I found online. I guess I'm not as big of a shopaholic as I thought I was. Although Jeff might not agree!!!
So far I have read these books in the series. There are a few more that I need to look for next time I'm at the bookstore.
September 29, 2008
On a more positive note tonight Grant had another soccer make-up game. It was originally scheduled a few weeks ago when we got all of the rain. Jeff took our big camera and the tripod and got some pretty good action/night shots. He is much better at figuring out how to use all of the settings on the camera. Here are a few of the photos he took.
September 28, 2008
Luckily we got the day off on Friday and Grant and I were able to sleep in, spend some fun time together playing outside and cleaning up around the house. Although I think his favorite part of the day was having Dani the babysitter on Friday evening. I got together with several of my friends for our monthly "Girls Night Out". We had dinner at Uptown Bistro in Old Town and then went to the Pumphouse for drinks on the patio. Unfortunately Grant had an early morning soccer game on Saturday so my neighbor Amy and I had to call it a night before everyone else was ready to leave.
We also watched Molly the new puppy this weekend for Hank and Debbie while they were out of town. I forgot just how much work puppies are.
My DVR worked over time this week. I love premier week. Every night after Grant was in bed I found myself curling up on the couch and watching my favorite shows until the wee hours. Here is what my recording schedule looked like. Kind of sad huh?
Monday - Dancing With The Stars, The Hills
Tuesday - Dancing With The Stars, 90210, Priveleged
Wednesday - Dancing With The Stars
Thursday - Grey's Anatomy, The Office
Time to go now Desperate Housewives is over and Brothers & Sisters is about to start.
September 22, 2008
September 21, 2008
I wonder if Spiro would like a new little friend? They still had a few more.
September 20, 2008
September 18, 2008
For those of you who don't know, I started Weight Watchers back in January with a group of 25 teachers from my district, and as of this morning when I weighed in, I have lost 43.7 lbs. It's kind of hard for me to believe!!! I was really down in the dumps this morning because last night when I got home from work I weighed myself like I usually do (I am a little obsessed right now) and I was up 2 lbs. Usually I try to be extra careful on Wednesday's in preparation for Thursday morning weigh in so I was shocked at the weight gain. This morning I was still weighing 2 lbs more. I was feeling really frustrated the entire time I was getting ready for work and was having little internal conversations with myself the whole way to school and finally talked myself into just going to weigh in despite my bad mood. I don't know what happened on the drive, but when I stepped on the scale I had lost .6 lbs. Now I know that is not a lot, but it came as a total shock to me. I even stepped off the scale and made my friend Ginger weigh me again because I was sure there was something wrong with the new fancy scale. But, nope I was a loser this week, which is a good thing.
September 14, 2008
After we got the first party cleaned up it was time to celebrate with all of our family. We ordered pizza and then let Grant open his gifts from all of us. He has been taking drum lessons for the past year so Jeff and I got him a snare drum that has a golf ball style look to it. It is really unique. He scored lots of Bakagun toys and games and controller accessories for the Wii. Jeff has really been enjoying the fishing game and fishing pole controller all evening. He also got a globe from Jeff's grandma that you can connect to your computer and get information about anyplace in the world. We ran out of time tonight so we will have to try it out later this week.
I seem to be experiencing alot of formatting problems tonight so I will try to post some of the fun pictures from the party tomorrow.
September 12, 2008
Literally!!! I have never seen so much rain. It began raining here in Wichita yesterday around 2:00 pm and I don't think it has let up yet. Since midnight we have gotten almost 8 inches of rain (according to the 5:00 news). These photos were all taken from areas within about 5 miles of our house in various directions.
Around 10:00 this morning the district offices announced that we would be releasing early. Everyone was excited until we read further down in the message that it was at 3:00 (which is only about an hour early). It took us nearly an hour to get home from school and there was only one way into my neighborhood by late this afternoon. Currently almost all of the major west side intersections are under 2-3 feet of water. I can't imagine what it will be like if the rain continues to fall like it has been forecasted too.
September 8, 2008
Some of the highlights Grant reported were:
1. Watching a man wrestle an alligator.
2. Seeing a 652.7 lb pumpkin.
3. Seeing the butter sculpture.
4. Seeing an 80.9 lb watermelon
5. Eating a funnel cake (Shhh!!! Don't let Mrs. Hobbs know. It was a special treat that Grandma bought for Grant and the two other boys she was responsible for. No one was supposed to buy anything.)
Grant milking a cow.
Grant driving a motor powered tractor at Papa's exhibit.
Grant, Austin & Deriq
Grant on the bus ride home. Go Jayhawks!!!
September 2, 2008
September 1, 2008
Miles came down on Friday after school and even though he wasn't feeling very good all weekend we all still had a fun time together. We rented a few movies and a game for the Wii. Miles and I watched 21 and then my sister came over on Saturday afternoon and we watched What Happens In Vegas. Then on Sunday afternoon my mom, sister and I all watched Charlie Bartlett which was kind of an odd movie.
Here are a few pictures from the birthday celebration.
Miles, Grant & Grandpa did a group hug for the camera.
Miles was all smiles!!!
Grant wasn't getting all of the attention so he was a little pouty.
Poor Grant. It's a good thing his birthday is in two weeks!!!