Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

We have been way too busy celebrating this week for me to think of anything to write about on this blog, so I apologize to anyone that has been checking for updates.

My oldest son turned 8 on Monday. We treated him to dinner at a restaurant he's been dying to go to. They serve your food in a dog bowl. The boys had a blast!

Last night my husband and I celebrated Valentines Day early with a candlelight dinner at home. We played CDs our friends made for our wedding reception during the meal and while we sat and finished the wine. The kids were our waiters and were thrilled that they got to eat their dinner in their bedroom. They did a great job checking on us, and we kept them very busy bringing us seconds, refilling our glasses, and clearing the table when we were done. The littlest just wanted us to finish so he could blow out the candle. Not exactly the most romantic dinner, but we all had a really good time. We finished the evening off with us all enjoying brownies ala mode while watching Shrek 3.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Picture 4

I'm not sure what you thought yesterday's picture was, but I thought it looked like water. It was actually me taking pictures of the moon using different camera settings from the passenger seat of the car.

This is a picture of my son at the beach demanding me to "Stop it!" and getting intimidatingly close to the camera as he said it. I guess he was tired of all the shots I had been taking.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Picture 3

Ok, back to my favorite mistake pictures. I'll let you try to guess what this is actually a picture of. I'll tell you the answer tomorrow.

I had to include a favorite kid quote in this post as well. This was a conversation between my sister and her son who is 3 today.

Tayvn: Mom, sometime can me and you and Jaymen and Aunt Shaye and Roc and you make cookies together?

His Mom: Sure. Why didn't you ask me while we were at the store? I would have bought cookie dough.

Tayvn: Aunt Shaye hasn't made me an apron yet.

What a doll!! He is obviously going to get an extra birthday present. Happy Birthday, T!!!

(Tayvn on the left and Roc)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I forgot to thank Chef Hethyr for the wonderful food ideas for our party in the previous post. But, thank you very much! We had so much fun preparing them, and the boys thought it was the best meal they'd ever had.

Super Tuesday Surprise Party

We interrupt our regularly scheduled topic to bring you a picture of our "Super Tuesday Surprise Party." My youngest son and I planned this party for my husband and older son. We let the oldest son in on the plans, because we needed his help preparing the food. We made a ginormous cheeseburger, red and blue french fries (at least we tried), and red, white, and blue decorated sugar cookies. We played games with prizes and watched the primary election coverage on TV. We also made shirts to wear during the party and decorated the paper cups with stickers of our favorite candidate.

Party like a Barack star!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Picture 2

This picture was taken on a very foggy day at the beach. It was so foggy in fact that when we left, our hair was as wet as if it had been raining. Anyway, it is hard to tell just how foggy it was, but it did capture the right color of the sun, beach, and water.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Picture 1

I obviously had my camera on the wrong setting when I took this picture, but the colors turned out perfect with the delayed flash. The other pictures I took that night turned out too bright. It made it difficult to tell this was a night show. I also liked the motion captured in the picture, but it is definitely not a quality shot. Just one I love.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Next week...

I have finally got some pictures uploaded to the computer from my new camera. Like I said, I am not a very good photographer, but I have been practicing to improve. Next week, I will be sharing my favorite mistakes with you. Have a good weekend!