Friday, April 27, 2007

Welcome to the Digital World

I have been wanting a digital camera forever, almost as long as I've wanted new kitchen flooring (which we should be ordering in the next few weeks). Rick has an amazing professional type camera, which has really intimidated me, not to mention the weight of it, that thing is a beast. Anyway, after looking at them online, and holding one at Best Buy, we found it at Costco (Rick's favoritest store). It was a package deal, including 2 lenses and a camera bag. When we got home, we looked it up online and saved ourselves $30 by getting it at Costco. Not the huge deal we thought, but that's fine by me. I've been playing with it a little, and Rick took a few pictures at Abby's party. Now I need to figure out how to get the pictures from my camera to the computer.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Birthday Wishes

I mentioned in the last post that 3 of our 4 kids were having birthdays. Yesterday we celebrated Abby's 8th birthday. Tomorrow night we continue the celebration by having a party with several friends at Pietro's Pizza. Then on May 5th, Abby will be getting baptised. I can't believe that my little girl is now 8. Time goes amazingly fast! Fun presents-20 questions electronic game, an electronic tomigochi (sp?), a cute dress to wear to her Baptism and more!

Michelle turned 4 on April 4th. We had a fun family party, Michelle was so cute and her excitement was contagious. She kept telling me that I needed to take her shopping for a birthday present. Fun presents-a new tea set, a cute outfit, princess books and more!

Peter can barely wait for his birthday next week. He keeps telling me his birthday is on May seventh, sounds quite similar to second. He also keeps mentioning all his friends names as a subtle hint as to who needs to be invited to his party. I need to finish shopping for him, must buy more train tracks, Thomas is in need.

After having a small party at MacDonald's a large party at Pietro's tomorrow, I'm feeling rather birthday-ed out. Any ideas for an easy friend Party for Peter?


Last week we went clam digging, again. Rick is planning to go again in May. We got to spend an afternoon with Anna and her cute boys. Rick's sister, Marianne, her husband Dean and one of their sons, Brady came out the next day. It is so fun to be able to see family!

Here is my to do list. I need a bit of motivation since the nap is calling to me!

  1. laundry, finishing washing, fold, PUT IT AWAY!
  2. straighten up
  3. get kids papers sorted and put away. (it's fun when teachers send home all their work for the past quarter, but wow, that's a lot to deal with at once!)
  4. Clean, cook and freeze large clams
  5. take a shower (to wash off the clam smell)
  6. take a nap
  7. get to work on time (2pm!)
  8. 6pm, rush home from work
  9. make dinner
  10. help Abby with homework
  11. give kids a bath
  12. read to kids
  13. put kids to bed

YIKES too much to do. Maybe I'll take a nap first!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

28 Days of Celebration

Woo hooo, let the parties begin! Tomorrow is the first of many celebrations for our family. It seems that most of our family has a birthday in the next few weeks. This is what our calendar looks like, my family (mom, sister, nieces) will be in pink, Rick's family (niece and nephew) will be in blue, our kids will be in red.

4-Michelle's Birthday(4), Brady's Birthday (19), Katie's Birthday (1!)
5-Iris's Birthday (2)
6-Stevanie's (16) Birthday
8-Our 13 Anniversary!!! Easter
9-Grammy McBride's Birthday
15-Erin's Birthday (19)
24-Abby's Birthday (8)
26-Emily's Birthday (6)
2-Peter's Birthday (6)

Hey family, if I've missed anyone or put a wrong date, let me know!