Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Toads, beetles, and bats! This turned into a great book for me. I had a hard time getting used to the main character’s name! And to the fact that he’s left alone with his teacher on Wednesday afternoons because all of his classmates either go to Catholic or Jewish classes. I don’t know why that was hard for me to grasp, but it was. Anyway, I soon, got over it and fell in love with Holling Hoodhood (yeah, that’s his name!). He was a great character. I love all the funny things experiences that he has…they’re just crazy enough to be real. I also enjoyed that this book was written during the Vietnam War. My dad is a Vietnam War veteran and I haven’t read too many books written in that time period or about that time period. I liked that this book really encompassed what life might have been like for a kid growing up while the Vietnam War was going on. Others books I have read are When Zachary Beaver Came to Town and Stand Tall, but I like this one the best.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Mom and Jordan - with our painted t-shirts!!!
This week, one of my schools invited me to a shower they held for all the girls who are pregnant there! There are 5 of us all together. It was so sweet of them to include me. Here are the diaper cakes I got to take home. I was sniffing the diapers...the Pampers ones smell soooooo good. I can't wait for this new little baby to come!
Aren't they pretty? I loved the colors and I loved the ribbon...and oh, the smell of Pampers Swaddlers!
This weekend we drove out to Rockford. We took Jordan to the Discovery Center, which is a children's museum. We spent a lot of time outside at this awesome, humungous playground!
Chad and Jordan explored the whole playground!
Jordan got to go to dinner with Grandma Sue and Bubba last night while Chad and I went to the Carrie Underwood concert. This is the second time we've seen her this year. I was excited to go to the concert, but once we were there it wasn't all the great to me. Don't get me wrong, she's awesome, but it didn't have me up and dancing and singing along and having a great time. A lot of her songs were actually slow and we sat for a lot of it. She did put on a cool show though. This was when she hopped onto a truck that floated around the stadium so she was actually pretty close to us. It kind of had me feeling like she was on the parade at The Rio in Las Vegas where they're up in the air dancing and throwing beads...so it didn't work for me all that much. Now, Craig Morgan opened for her and he was awesome. I thought he was fun and I only know a few of his songs. He had tons of energy. The bay loved him and was kicking up the craziest storm the whole time he was on stage singing!
This morning we ate a great breakfast here at the hotel and then Jordan and Chad played in the mini water park they have here. Jordan loved swimming around. It has been a great weekend for us, it's like a vacation. It just feels so relaxing to be away from home and to not have a schedule, even if it's only one night.
That's my week in review update!!!!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Look at him go! He is so into competitions lately, everything has to be a race and he wants to know that he winned.
Mama and her little Peanut.
Jordan and Chad!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Jordan and I painted t-shirts. He saw me painting mine so we went and grabbed a t-shirt from his room to paint. I only had black and white paint so I went with spiders on his t-shirt! He thought they were cool.
And here's my shirt. In hindsight, I probably should have planned it out a little more and maybe copied the picture from somewhere, but I didn't. I think it's kind of fun...haven't tried it on yet...so hopefully I eyeballed where it was supposed to go right, too...it's kind of hard to tell with the belly situation.
That's my crafty update for now!!!!