Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Love Summer!

We finally took the boat out! It was Caitlin's first time on a boat. She loved it. The wind in her hair, the sun shining on her face, and the bouncy feeling of the waves. She was as happy as can be. The other kids had a great time too. Emilee even got into the freezing cold water. Great fun!

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Great Birthday Party of 2008

Well, we survived the big birthday party. We had a lot of fun, good company, good weather and some pretty good food ( I gained 4 pounds, oops)! I love the sound of a houseful of happy kids. I think at one time I counted 15 kids! We went with a Mickey Mouse theme. It is difficult to find gender neutral themes that will work for both a 6 year old, 4 year old and a 1 year old. It turned out cute. The kids got a new Mickey Mouse jumping castle that was so much fun for all the guests. I think a good time was had by all. Check out the pictures!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Who's kid is this?

My littlest dork! Gotta love him! He is all ready for water day at preschool. I tryed to tell him that he wouldn't need a swim cap and goggles for a sprinkler but he insisted he did.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Great Weekend.

What a wonderful weekend off I had. I wasn't able to get a whole lot accomplished but I sure did have fun. Chores can wait, opportunities to make new memories can not. My parents, my sister and my Aunt took the kids to the water slides. The kids had a blast. Emilee was a little upset she wasn't tall enough to go down the big slides. They had a new tube slide that the kids loved. We probably went on that slide 10 times! Even Caitlyn was able to go on it. Just a lazy tube ride where you float along. Very relaxing. We all got a little too much sun and were pretty worn out. My kids are still recuperating.

Saturday night was my 10 year reunion. I was so nervous but once I got there I relaxed a bit and had a great time. It was so fun to see my classmates and catch up on what they have been up to. No major surprises amongst the group, all seem to be doing pretty well. I did stick my foot in my mouth pretty good. I walked up to my senior prom date and introduced myself to his wife. I said something about him taking me to the prom and left it at that. I come to find out later that night that he had been dating his now wife right before prom and had broken up with her so he could take me to the prom. Oops, that was awkward. I will be sure to apologize in another 1o years when I see them again. I won't bore you with a bunch of photos of people you don't know but any of you EHS readers feel free to click here for some pics!
Today is catch up day. All that housework I neglected to do all weekend needs to get done today! We have the big birthday party this weekend so I need to get a few things ready for that. The kids are so excited. I hope all you local readers try to stop by. The more the merrier.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Birthday Boy

My little guy turned 4. How time flies. We are having the big party in a couple of weeks so we just did cake and presents with the immediate family. The kids get to choose where we go out to eat on their birthdays so Cody chose Red Robin. They sang to him and brought him ice cream. He was thrilled by the attention.

Also new in the Wentworth house, Cailtyn is walking! It just clicked one afternoon for her and off she went. You can see the pride in her face as she toddles across the floor. It is pretty special.
Tonight is my friday night! I have my long weekend. I am so thankful that I get a 4 day weekend everyother week. It keeps me sane. I truely feel relaxed after four days off. It is amazing.

I have my 10 year reunion this Saturday. Oh the mixed emotions... I am excited, a bit nervous, I want to go, I don't want to go. I know I am a totally different person than I was 10 years ago so it should be interesting to see what the others are like. I have been terrible about keeping in touch with old classmates so for the majority of my graduating class this will be the first time I have seen them in 10 years. YIKES.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Busy life, party planning, dirty laundry and a swim team champ!

It is my weekend, well my short weekend. It has been so frustrating for me. I am so far behind so many things in my life right now. Not enough hours in the days lately. I am in the middle of the kitchen remodel. I am hoping it will be finished before the kid's birthday party in a couple of weeks. I won't hold my breath. Then there is all the planning for the big birthday party of 08. My kids all have birthdays within a month of each other so we lump all the festivities into one big party. It is a lot of fun but... so much work. What else, hmmm. House work has been neglected for far too long. Usually my house is cluttered, I am okay with that but lately my house is DIRTY! I am seriously considering hiring a housekeeper. I have been threatening for awhile now but I may have to buck up and actually make the call.
My diet is going fairly well. I am down 20 pounds but seemed to have plateaued in the last week or so. It didn't help that I ate terribly over the Fourth of July weekend. I am over my halfway mark to my weight loss goal so I guess I should be pleased.
Emilee had her first swim meet last night. She did great! I hate to admit it but I didn't think that swimming was her thing, but she proved me wrong last night. She did SO good. She even came in first on one of her races. She is one who does really well under pressure. I was really proud.
Okay, so I complained about how much I need to do and how little time I have so I better get off my laptop and actually get some stuff accomplished. Take care. I will try to check in soon.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun in the Sun

We had a wonderful weekend. A house full to the brim with company. Lots of sun, fun and good food and better company. We had the annual horseshoe tournament, I lost. Big time. It was fun though. I don't think I have ever even played horseshoes. The kids had a blast. They swam and had a ton of kids to play with, never a dull moment. The kids even slept in the backyard in the tent. Well it is back to the same old, same old. Work! Yuck.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Okay finally the messy cake pictures. A little late but here they are. I have been working crazy hours, not getting quite enough sleep and busy busy busy with summer time stuff but life is good. Emilee is loving swim team. I am not convinced that swimming is her hidden talent or anything but she sure has fun. As long as she learns enough to stay afloat if something were to happen and she found herself falling in a pool or something, that's all that matters to me. She is learning a lot. It is quite amazing to see how much they can learn in such a short period of time.

I have the next five days off!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I am a little burnt out on work so the days off are really needed at this point. Anyways, hopefully I will get some great Fourth of July pictures to share with y'all. We have a big horse shoe tournament planned, that should be interesting.