Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Cruising!

A 3 day cruise makes you want to go on a 7 day cruise!!!
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Team Orange is 3 - 0

Whoo Who! Team Orange won another one tonight. I didn't get to see it, I had Cub Scout duty, AGAIN!!!(grrrr...) I hear it was a great game. The Team Orange pitcher's had a good night and a bunch of the boys got hits. Way to go Team Orange!!!

Final score ~ Orange 9, Blue 4


Thursday, September 24, 2009


Monday night was game 2 for the WGLL Orange team. It was another great game for our guys. They did a good job of fielding the ball, got a few good hits, and the pitchers held their own.

Final Score

Orange 7, Black 3

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday...Florida Style

According to the calendar tomorrow, September 22, is the first day of Autumn. According to the thermometer in central Florida it is still very much Summer.
Lucky for us Grandma and Grandpa are visiting from Buffalo, NY this week and are staying in a resort with a really fun pool. Yesterday we packed up the kids and headed out to the pool.
The kids had a great time. The pool had 5 or 6 slides and all kinds of fun water features. The water temperature was perfect and the whole pool was less than 4 feet deep. It was a great place to splash around, get a little sun, and STAY COOL!!! I am pretty sure yesterday was the first day that I haven't been blazing hot, since I came home from Minnesota.

Two of the kiddos floating around in the "beach" end of the pool.

The kids sit with Grandma at the beach end of the pool.

Silly kids standing under one of the cool water features. What good is living in Florida if you can't spend time at the beach or at a really great pool from time to time?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Constitution Day

Today is Constitution Day. Just thought I would share a few fun facts about the U.S. Constitution with everyone...

Constitution Fun Facts

The U.S. Constitution has 4,440 words. It is the oldest and the shortest written constitution of any government in the world.

Of the typographical errors in the Constitution, the misspelling of the word “Pensylvania” above the signers’ names is probably the most glaring.

Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution. He was in France during the Convention, where he served as the U.S. minister. John Adams was serving as the U.S. minister to Great Britain during the Constitutional Convention and did not attend either.

The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (26).

The Constitution does not set forth requirements for the right to vote. As a result, at the outset of the Union, only male property-owners could vote. African Americans were not considered citizens, and women were excluded from the electoral process. Native Americans were not given the right to vote until 1924.

The word “democracy” does not appear once in the Constitution.

James Madison, “the father of the Constitution,” was the first to arrive in Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention. He arrived in February, three months before the convention began, bearing the blueprint for the new Constitution.

When the Constitution was signed, the United States’ population was 4 million. It is now more than 300 million. Philadelphia was the nation’s largest city, with 40,000 inhabitants.

It took one hundred days to actually “frame” the Constitution.

There was initially a question as to how to address the President. The Senate proposed that he be addressed as “His Highness the President of the United States of America and Protector of their Liberties.” Both the House of Representatives and the Senate compromised on the use of “President of the United States.”

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday!!!

Happy 40th Birthday

to our Superman!!!

Hope your day is all that you wished for!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Play Ball

Last night was the first game of the WGLL fall baseball season. This season CJ is on the Orange team. No big league team names this season, in an effort to save money the league went to colors instead of MLB teams. We are still looking for a name to call the team. I like "Orange Crush," but we will see what sticks as the season goes on.

The Orange team played the Gray team last night. I didn't get to watch the game, I had Cub Scout duty, so I don't really have any highlights to report except for this one.....

Orange 12, Gray 7

Whoo Hoo!!! Go Orange!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Welcome Back...Don't Go Far

After a short hiatus, the Tooth Fairy was back to visit us this week. Tuesday night Caitlyn asked dad to help her pull out a very loose tooth. Without much effort dad plucked the tooth from Caitlyn's mouth. We put the tooth in her special Tooth Fairy box and went off to bed. The next morning she woke up to this cute gift. It is a mini Barbie doll in a cute little box. The doll is holding a tiny Hello Kitty. Caitlyn loves it!

Fast forward to Friday night. Caitlyn decides she would like to eat an apple. OK...she takes the apple and heads off to play. Moments later I hear her howling and running toward me. "Mom, my tooth came out and it wasn't ready." I say to her..."Well it must have been ready because it came out so easy." Well, after a few minutes of going back and forth on the "Ready ~ Not Ready" discussion, I convince her to put the tooth in her Tooth Fairy box and leave it out for our good friend the Tooth Fairy. The next morning she woke up to a new Green Frog Webkin. sure is a good thing that the Tooth Fairy keeps lots of extra goodies around her house!

Of course the story does not stop there. Caley has two loose teeth. The same two that Caitlyn just lost. It's a Twin thing. And, CJ has been wiggling a loose tooth for the last few days. I thought for sure that one was going to be out last night. So is still in his mouth, but the day is still young.

We will be expecting several more visits from the Tooth Fairy in the coming weeks...I will keep you posted.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget

"Today, we gather to be reassured that God hears the lamenting and bitter weeping of Mother America because so many of her children are no more. Let us now seek the assurance in prayer for the healing of our grief stricken hearts, for the souls and sacred memory of those who have been lost. Let us also pray for divine wisdom as our leaders consider the necessary actions for national security, wisdom of the grace of God that as we act, we not become the evil that we deplore."
~Rev. Nathan Baxter, Dean of Washington National Cathedral

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Hog Pile!

That's what big brother's are for!!!
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Monday, September 7, 2009

It's Monday Night...Already?

I have been trying to blog since Thursday, but with all of the stuff going on around here this weekend, I never got around to it.

Last Thursday was my birthday and blogoversary. The day started with a trip to one of my favorite stores (Kohl's) to do some birthday shopping. There were so many great clearance racks that it was almost overwhelming. I found a dress, a top, and two pairs of shorts. I was looking for a few new things to take on the cruise that we will be going on at the end of the month.

Before we headed home to pick the kids up from school, Chris took me to my favorite furniture store for another birthday present. I now have a new kitchen table... and a project to finish. The table came from a store that sells solid-wood unfinished furniture. I have been working on the table all weekend, it is almost finished.

After the kids came home, we went out for dinner. We decided to go someplace that we had not been. We went to a restaurant in Kissimmee called J.R.'s Brew house. It was a bit of a drive to get there, but it was worth it. The food was good, they had a huge selection, and the atmosphere was comfortable and family friendly. Yes, it is called "brew house," but that is because they brew their own beers and root beer. We had the root beer and it was really good.

The kids and I posed for a picture outside the restaurant. One of my goals for the day was to get a picture of myself with my kids.

When we got home we had cake and ice cream. All-in-all, a pretty good day!

Friday was a school day for the kids. This was the end of their second week of school. By the time we walked home on Friday, we were ready to unwind and have some fun.

After dinner the kids went out to play with the neighborhood kids. The next thing I know there is a knock at my back door. It was my neighbor asking if it was OK for the girls to take a ride on one of their four-wheelers? This I had to see.

When I got outside Caitlyn was already taking her first ride down the sidewalk. My neighbor kindly let me know that the control was set on the four-wheeler so that it could not be driven very fast. Thank goodness! The driver is only NINE! Caitlyn had a great time, and I'm sure would love to go again.

Next it was Caley's turn. I love that she was riding the four-wheeler in a sundress and flip~flops. She is such a Florida girl.

Saturday we hung around the house until it was time to go to CJ's first baseball practice. It is going to be a very interesting fall Little League season. CJ is one of the most experienced players on the team. To make things even more interesting, it looks like he is going to get his dream come true. He is going to get to pitch this season. He has wanted to pitch since last fall. He has practiced all spring and summer, and now he will get his chance. I am not sure I will be able to watch. I will not have any fingernails left, that is for sure!!!

On Sunday we hung around the house again. I had a table to sand, stain, and finish, after all. It was a really hot day, so the girls were looking for a way to cool off. After much begging, I finally gave in and told them they could get some buckets and bins out in the backyard and play in the hose. After a few minutes, I looked outside and saw this...

At least they were having fun! They played out there together for about two hours. The hose really did the trick

Now it is time to start another busy week. It was nice to have the kids home for a long weekend. I am so glad that we took the whole weekend to just hang out at home and get a few projects done. I will miss them while they are at school this week, but it will be nice to have a quiet house tomorrow too.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Funnies

This is what scouting is all about!

Having fun and learning valuable life skills. LOL!!!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Who is that at my door?

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

She is a SuperMoM!

As the mom of twins, I am always intrigued by the stories and experiences of other MOM's (Mother's of Multiples). Each and everyone of us have stories that will make your head spin.

This week the featured blogger over at Multiples and More is Heather. She is the mom of six kids, under the age of 6. Yes, that is right, her first two were individual births and her last four are two sets of identical twins. Wow! She has an incredible story and a great blog. To learn more about her and read her story go to It's Twinsanity! or Multiples and More.