Friday, October 30, 2009

24 Teaser

Watching the World Series last night I saw this. 24 season 8 trailer. Woohoo!!!! Jack is back. Now I have to wait until January 17, 2010 to get my 24 fix.

I LOVE this show, why? Because it is one of a few shows Dave and I can watch together, brilliant writing, sit on your seat suspense EVERY hour, and at the end of each hour I just want more. I love me some Jack Bauer.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A new layout

I squeezed in some scrapbooking last night. This was last year when the Meramec flooded Hwy 141 and almost Hwy 44. Our little town was on the national news so we had to check it out. It was amazing to see.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ashley at 3 1/2

  • Seems to really like Preschool. Her teachers say she is quiet.
  • Loves to dance (with the music really really loud)
  • Loves to sing. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a favorite.
  • Sings the ABC's abcdefghiKklmnopqrstuBwxyz
  • Can not pronounce the L sound (wittle)
  • Can not pronounce the V sound
  • Is still struggling with potty training
  • Calls her grandparents by their respective dogs (G&G Millie and G&G Wrigley)
  • Does not know her last name (even though we work with her daily on it)
  • Is learning her colors at school
  • Loves her puppy dog Trinity
  • Best friends are Riley, Abby and Aidan
  • Is a skinny minny (weighs around 35 pounds)
  • Is a picky eater
  • Gets in lots of trouble for not listening
I will add to this as the week goes on, it is hard to think of everything she is doing :)

Big Mac is Back!

The Cardinals announced today that #25 Mark McGwire is the new hitting coach for next season.

I am beyond excited. I have always loved Mark and still do. He brought back fans to baseball after the strike and made history with home run #70. Yes he did steroids, but at least he didn't lie about it in front of Congress like the rest of the major leaguers. So what, that was then and this is now. I hope he kills it next season! Gook Luck Mark!

P.S. I am pretty excited that Tony is back next year too. Let just hope post season next year goes better.

Weekend Recap

It is hard to do a post without pictures. We had a full weekend and I had my camera but did I take any pictures? NO! Oh well.

We headed to the Schmidt's home in Columbia for the weekend. Friday night Ann and Tim had a "You bring it, we'll fry it" party. The guys fried chicken, venison, mushrooms, cheese, Hot Pockets, mini tacos, hush puppies and probably allot more I didn't see. Most of it was edible... I did not try the Hot Pockets. Then the guys took Chad out for his Bachelor party. I didn't get much details, but Chad woke up at 11 AM on Saturday, ate, then took a nap, so it must have been a good party!

Saturday we hit "Chicken Donald's" as Ashely calls it for lunch. Ashley had a break down in the climber, so we spent the rest of the time in the truck cooling off. Abby and Aidan had a great time though! After nap we headed down to the stadium to tailgate before the Mizzou game. It was homecoming weekend, so there were people everywhere and parking was a nightmare. After the third parking garage we finally found a spot. Ann took Ashley and Abby into the game, they stayed thru half time. I think Ashley had a great time, she is still chanting "ZOU" today. Texas killed Mizzou, better luck next time.

Sunday was back home and the rest of the day was a lazy day. I took Dave and Scott to the airport Sunday night for a week in Rhode Island for work. So it's just me and Ashley this week.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

It was a busy weekend.

Thursday night we headed down to the lake to winterize the boat, jet-ski and house. We got most everything accomplished on Friday.

Saturday was a very full day. We started the morning off heading over to the other side of the lake so Dave could test drive a boat. On the way Ashley got car sick. Yep I didn't have a towel or anything to clean it up. A nice gas station on the way donated four hand towels to the effort, THANKS! I didn't have a set of clean clothes either. So after a quick stop at Target to grab a new outfit, we made it to the marina. I didn't have a life jacket for Ashley so Ashely and I did some marina exploring while we waited. Dave must have really liked the boat because we bought it. We are now proud owners of a 27' Sea Ray (I will add a photo once I get them from Dave.)

After heading back and quickly cleaning the house we headed back home and over to Illinois for my Uncle Gary's 60th birthday party!

Sunday we spent the morning at Thies Farms Pumpkin Land.

It turned out to be a beautiful day and Ashley really enjoyed all the fun stuff to do. It was great to see her do everything on her own (in the past we did everything with her). The first time she climbed up the slide to go down I had to go retrieve her, she said she just liked the view and wanted to stay up there and watch everyone. So later we both went down together and then she was ready to try it all by herself!
This year she even tried the rope swings by herself!

She really really wanted to ride the tractor, but the farm tour tractor line was really long and the mud caked on the wheels of the pick your own pumpkins tractors was thick. So we promised her she could ride on Grandpa Millie's tractor instead (add go to Springfield to the to do list!). So we picked up some pumpkins off the carts and headed home with a few more treasures thanks to our pirate!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is really my first 2009 scrapbook page

I know I mentioned in the previous post that my friends playground layout was my first 2009 layout, but I was wrong! I did this layout last Friday night at crop night at Archivers. Same as before this is a layout I did in the Flocked and Fabulous class, all I did was add photos. The photos are actually the same class as the layout... how convenient.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My first 2009 page

Last night I fit in some scrap booking. I can't take full credit for the design, I created this layout in a Embellish It! class at CKC St. Louis, all I had to do was add photos!

These photos are from when the Guys and Ann took the kids to the park while the rest of us ladies were at CKC... how appropriate!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend recap

  • Saturday we spent the day at Bommarito's winery in New Haven, MO with the Schmidts, Resniks, Pollards and Andy. Ashley and Abby had a great time even though they could have got 400 volts (Dave clarify this for me) shot thru them while watching the wine making process. Note to others: the old man does not like kids!
  • Sunday was an at home day, catching up on laundry and cleaning.
  • The Cardinals got swept by the Dodgers in the first round of playoffs (sucks!)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A new blog

If you were around for Ashley's pregnancy you know I kept a blog of my random pregnancy tidbits so I'm doing it again. But this time I am not pregnant. I hope to keep an online journal of our life; what we have been up to, Ashley's milestones, what I am reading and scrapbooking and lots more. So stay tuned.