Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Super 6!

Enjoying a little cake and ice cream

Blowing out the candles

Basketball shirt

Let's try one more time...

Riley's version of Guitar Hero..

Riley has been waiting for this birthday FOREVER!!  Apparently being 6 is much better than being 5.  Riley didn't ask for much, just semi-trucks and some new basketball gear. Of course Dad always treats the boys to a lunch and a chance to pick out a few gifts. This way there's no complaining. 

I can't believe Riley is already six.  I tend to see him much younger than that. He is right smack in the middle of them all and tends to demand a lot of attention, but he has such a great personality!  We all know our families wouldn't be complete without each one of us, but I often think I need them more than they need me.

Happy Birthday Riley.....thanks for keeping things interesting!  We Love You  :)

Moose A. Moose

Jake has an addiction..... which, of course, we always take advantage of.  Luckily it's nothing that will harm his health or well-being. But it's another story for the rest of us....

Jake's best friend is Moose A. Moose, a cute little moose found on the Noggin cartoon channel. He LOVES this moose and talks and sings about him ALL of the time. If you don't believe me, ask anyone who has been to the house. We have all these songs memorized and somehow every conversation involves Moose. At our house Moose brushes his teeth, dances, goes to bed at night, eats Frosted Mini-wheats and takes naps, as you can see from above.  It's quite encouraging to know that if there is anything we need Jake to do and he hesitates, we always explain that it's also something Moose every time! Thank goodness for my "Mortimer Moose" stuffed animal a friend gave to me 10 years ago...Jake couldn't live without it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Put a little DELON on....

So I was browsing the aisles at Sams Club and came upon a body butter called DELON+. Seriously, my first thought was, "You've got to be kidding me!" So I called none other than Delon and told him what I had found. He, of course, asked me to buy it so he could see his name on this product.  I've never even met or heard of anyone else named Delon.(Oh wait, there was the old guy, about 70 or so, that I called accidentally with a wrong number). I personally think it's a very...shall we say, interesting name. I did buy it and actually love it!!  It's also at Walmart, Walgreens and several stores. So if you're looking for a lotion that smells great and has Delon's endorsement...there you go!  

It comes in Coconut,  Pink Grapefruit Tangerine and Pomegranate Mango. 

Friday, January 2, 2009

Seven Pounds...

No, it's not the weight I'm trying to lose this year. It's one of the best and most thought provoking movies I've seen in a long time. I must say, it's perfect timing too. What better way is there to improve yourself, than to see how you can give back? Of course...nothing as drastic and permanent as what the character of Ben Thomas does....but life-changing nonetheless. I think I will try to ask myself more often ,"What can I do?" To see others and what they need instead of always being concerned with what my needs seems I may have a lot to work on. 

By the way, I recommend this movie to everyone! 

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I guess the traditional thing would be to make lots of New Year's resolutions and promises to myself of how I'm going to improve every aspect of my life......well, I hate to be your first disappointment of the year.  I could make all of these things with very sincere intentions and even actually write out my plan. But I know all too well that I would just be setting myself up for disappointment. So the only things I will promise, is to be a better friend, a thoughtful neighbor, a selfless wife, a kinder mother.......oh, and a sweeeeet guitarist! (I had to fit that one in....I've wanted to do this forever and I finally have a guitar and the time.) Hope you all have a successful year and can look back and be proud of everything you've learned and experienced! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!