It's a cake walk...
Monday, October 19, 2009
Actually, I am not really sure what a cake walk is, but I just volunteered to make a cake for the cake walk @ B's Family Fun Day.
And cookies for the bake sale.
~Courtney posted at 8:55:30 AM
Friday, October 16, 2009
I was looking at pictures on A's iPhone last night (um, I might be ready to make the switch to an iPhone finally...that thing holds a LOT of pictures; my blackberry does NOT), and found this gem from Tera's wedding.
Benjamin, of course, is saying "cheeeeeese," instead of just smiling, but I still love it.
~Courtney posted at 11:10:18 AM
Friday, October 16, 2009
I just realized that I had only posted this on facebook, and not here.
It's definitely blog-worthy.
B's first art project from school:
~Courtney posted at 9:00:12 AM
Doing the pre-school mom thing...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Being the mom of a pre-schooler is no joke.
In fact, I have to say I've been shocked at how much time I find myself putting into the school, since Benjamin only spends 7 hours a week there.
And, don't think I've gone all crazy, either. I might be the classroom's slacker mom.
Anyhow, I've been trying to step it up a notch, since we were unable to volunteer for Family Fun Day (it's Marathon Sunday), and that I wouldn't be able to volunteer for the Halloween party (Benjamin and Andrew are going to be on the west coast, so he won't be around)...you get the point.
Today was supposed to be a pumpkin patch day, but has been postponed due to our craptacular weather. I was thinking I might send in some of the cookies (from yesterday) for snack for the kids, but decided against it, because some people might not be a fan of the chocolate chips for a late morning snack.
I digress. I, instead, sent in a box of graham crackers that I pulled from the pantry, and put a sticky note on them that if they used them, great. If not, save them for a day when someone (probably me) forgets to bring snack in on their day.
Fast forward to a few minutes ago. Picking B up from school.
I ask "what did you have for snack?"
B: "This REALLY YUMMY PUMPKIN BREAD with chocolate chips that Ava's mom MADE."
I should have sent the cookies. Stupid graham crackers.
~Courtney posted at 12:55:10 PM
There's a monster in the house!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Pumpkin cookies made = 60
Pumpkin cookies remaining after I took a five minute shower upstairs = 55
Crumbs on the picnic table in front of the television = many
Response from a certain three year old when I suggest plating up some cookies to leave for our neighbor's after school treat = "YES, mommy! There is a mad cookie monster running around here, and he just can't stop eating the cookies. I saw him. "
Love the imagination. Worried for the inevitable sugar crash.
~Courtney posted at 11:59:59 AM
Still awaiting that groove
Monday, October 12, 2009
I have no good reason for the lack of posts lately. And, Andrew even got the picture portion back up and running, so I even lack an excuse for the wordiness.
We've still been running at a pretty fast pace. Last weekend, we went on a major (and by major, I mean way farther than I tend to like to drive) road trip.
My brother in law graduated from the Army's Green Beret special forces program, bringing a large, diverse group of the extended L family to the east coast, something that doesn't happen all that often.
We didn't get to spend a ton of time with them, as we aren't nearly early risers enough to have made it to the graduation ceremony, but we were thankful for the visit, as Benjamin's grandparents hadn't seen him since January.
Saturday morning, we left NC, and drove on to Atlanta for the wedding of one of my best childhood friends.
It was such a fun visit with great friends, and the wedding was absolutely fantastic.
It also served as Benjamin's first wedding, and he was just thrilled to be able to sport a tie. I am sure he'll be over it by some point in the not-too-distant-future, but it was really sweet.
In other news, I am beyond under-trained for the Marine Corps Marathon. It's on the 25th, and I can't decide if I should even attempt to do it or not. I keep telling people that I promise not to be too hard on myself if I attempt and fail. Or if I just bag it for this year. But, I know I am full of it, because it seems unlikely that some type of failure like that wouldn't make me pretty depressed. Especially after having put myself through the grueling long runs in July and August, albeit far too few of them.
Benjamin is absolutely in love with his 2-day-a-week school. I am too. Last week, I came home and took a three hour nap, both days he was at school. Clearly, I need to be using that time for something much more productive (thinking the gym, work, cleaning up after Benjamin, since he's not around to destroy everything immediately, for starters), but I just needed last week to get my head back to reality.
In other news, I am adjusting well to a gluten-free life. I don't even drink much beer, but have found (maybe it's that I've been to a couple of baseball games recently?) that I totally miss being able to drink it. Bummer.
That's about it. I am loving the brisk, fall mornings we've been having. I am not loving the 85 days in mid-October, but since I get little say in the whole matter, I am just dealing.
Well, I need to at least attempt to go to the gym, so here are a couple of pictures, which most of you have probably already seen on FaceBook.
And Benjamin's first Red Sox game.
~Courtney posted at 8:44:05 AM