Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fun




Not Really... Maddy practiced her letters today. In crayon. On the wall. All the way down the hallway. And into my bedroom.
I guess that is why they made Magic Erasers. Have I mentioned that all the paint in my house is flat and not really supposed to be scrubbed?

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here is another picture of Maddy cleaning up.





Look at the quality of the penmanship there.

In other news we finally made it up to the top of the Sears Tower last weekend while my mom was here so here. Here are a few pictures from that day.






Thursday, February 26, 2009

Easy Again

So, I can type but I guess I am lazy. Again I am taking the easy way. Good idea Kristin, I love these things. I think I must be compelled to over share.

Although bolding sentences on a laptop with no mouse isn't probably the best thing for the Carpal Tunnel. Oh wait, I don't have that anymore.

Pictures to come soon I promise!



1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (does pig latin count?)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (ask my brother about this one)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Friday, February 20, 2009

Taking the easy way

So I am a big slacker when it comes to posting lately. In my defense I do only have one hand (no I didn't take the Indian bravery test, this is for any Maverick fans, hopefully you get the reference) so to continue my laziness I am posting a link to my mom's blog, so you can see what we've been up to.

http://grandpagrandmaannis.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What's been going on...

After such an exciting start to January, February is pretty tame. Maddy started gymnastics at a new gym today. I think she worked harder at this new place. Also because she is 3 she goes by herself instead of with me. It was pretty funny to watch her, she is kinda flighty (wonder where that comes from?)

She always turns away at the last second ... anyway you can see her fancy 'do.












The other thing we have been doing is patching her eye. She fights it every time but I swear its for show because she really will wear it for at least a few hours at a time. We've been getting 4 hours in almost every day. I bought a new patch that goes over her glasses (which is now misplaced, yes I checked the pocket of my robe. Thank you very much).

Here she is with the new patch. As you can see, bribery and patching go together.