Friday, January 29, 2010

Pinewood Derby Race

Noah had his first Pinewood Derby Race for Cub Scouts on Thursday night. At first he wasn't very excited when given a block of wood and some wheels. He has never seen a Derby race or heard of it, so he didn't know what to expect.

After cutting it out, he still wasn't interested.

He painted it, but now it was a painted cut out piece of wood.

Then we added the decals and the wheels. Then finally, he saw the end product he was so excited! He practiced racing it through the house and talked about the race.

It became real when we got to the meeting and saw the track set up. He was so excited. I am proud to report even though we didn't have the best car there, it wasn't the worse. We didn't even come in last place, but were eliminated pretty quickly lol. And we made it across the finish line!!! But he didn't care because at the precious age of 6, he was proud to just get the ribbon!

Here are some pictures:

Picture with the cub master, his car, and ribbon!!
Noah's car is the second one in from the right. GO NOAH!! VROOOOOMMMM VROOM!!!

Go Noah!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ear piercing

*Private blog will be starting on the next blog* I need to have find some time to sit down and make it private, as it will take some time.

On Tuesday, January 19th, we finally took Sydney to get her ears pierced. She has been asking and asking to have "rings" like Mommy since Christmas, so after waiting and hoping she would change her mind, we gave in.
I am SO glad we waited till she was old enough to decide to do it because it was a lot of fun taking her, her picking out the earrings she wanted, and get excited about being a "big girl". She picked the pink earrings, of course :) The woman said 3 and 4 is a good age because they don't really know yet that it is going to hurt. And a perk is we found a store that would do it 2 at a time, so we didn't have to fight for the second one. She only cried for about 45 seconds till they gave her a lollipop but cried for 30 minutes after they showed her in the mirror because she wanted 4 "rings" like Mommy!!! We had to distract her and take her out of the mall!!! All that pain and she wanted MORE!! :) She is my tough cookie!

She has been doing well with the cleanings of her ears and I find her in the bathroom staring at her "rings".

Preparations for the piercing......

After the piercing......

After the lollipop.....

After the mirror and seeing there was only2 piercings.....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Going private

Hey everyone. I am going to go private with my blog because I don't update enough and I keep getting bizarre comments from spam etc.

I also fear that students will google me and find my blog as they have already tried to be my "friend" on FB, so this is best for now.

I won't take it personally if you are done following me especially if I go private, because I know how annoying it can be to log in etc. I will continue to update and post and follow all of you. So thank you for your long time commitment to my blog and rambling. I appreciate it. A lot. More than you know.

So this is my last public post.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Home Improvement continues....

The floors are still a work in progress. We are ALMOST done with the entire first floor and I am in heaven. I have dreamed of having the carpet GONE and now that it is..I couldn't be happier. Dad, Mom, and my Grandfather have come down many a weekends to work with us to get them done and we are down to just one hallway and the trim. One more day of work and it will be complete.

I have also been working to update the house as far as decor goes. Little by little my house is moving from 2001 to 2010. Funny how fast time goes when you think back on how old things really are.....

My inspiration this month goes to my kiddos. We took them to get their pictures taken and they turned out amazing. So amazing that they became my inspiration for my breakfast nook. I then found a cute wood cut saying at Kirklands for $15 and it made the wall perfect! Sorry for the crooked picture I took but I wanted to share.

I also painted my staircase wall an olive green color and have plans on purchasing the perfect wall decor for that...still searching for it. I will search till I find it :)

Other than that, I am enjoying the spare moments I have with my kiddos and hubby. Life has been good, so no complaints. Only happy times.

Missing you all,


Saturday, January 9, 2010

All I want for Christmas....

On December 23, 2009, Noah lost his second front tooth. I was so excited because he could actually sing, "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH!!"
He was adorable and I took so many pictures of him without his teeth because it was another priceless moment for me.

The tooth fairy came and brought him $2 for the front tooth. A very important tooth!!

He is growing up so fast!!