Sunday, August 31, 2008

New studio almost finished!!

Yes, it's move in weekend for the studio! Things are so clean and organized, it's a great beginning! I need a comfortable chair and some other stuff but it's basically done. Ben trimmed out the window over my bench and still has to do baseboards and the door and other window. It really looks great and I can't wait to get in there and get some work done. I'll post more pictures as I get completely moved in...




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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Our little Republican

OK, so my Father in Law asked if he could drag Sam and the shark car with the Republicans in the parade here in town. My father was totally smiling down from heaven, and my friend Lynnie laughed so hard!!! We are big Democrats and big Obama supporters so we secretly told Sam to yell "OBAMA" while he was throwing the candy. Luckily, he forgot and we all had a great time. Lilly was being sassy for the camera but she got lots of shiny bead necklaces and was really good.




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Monday, August 25, 2008

First day part 2

So this is pickup on the first day. Sam was so good waiting for his name to be called and then told me he was sick of me taking pictures of him. Hahahaha!


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Sam's first day at kindergarten!!!!!!!!

So, the day finally came!!! Sam started Kindergarten today and it was so great!!! Here he is modeling his new backpack with Speed Racer on it. He LOVES Speed Racer (as did his Mom when she was younger) and he sounds like he had a great first day. Lilly is acting like a monster with Sam gone. Marsha said she would fight with me now that Sam is gone and it didn't take her long to figure that out. I think this is going to be a great time for all of us. I'll keep you posted! By the way, I want to thank all of you for calling and writing and checking up on us this last week. I means so much to us and has made this a lot easier.




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Saturday, August 23, 2008

I'm at a loss

For those of you who don't know already, my Dad passed away last night. It was sudden and we are all in shock. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We will all miss him.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Take me out the the ball game

This was a few weeks ago and I'm just getting to them. I just thought they were funny. Mostly we chased Lilly around and Sam begged for junk food. The game was great! Thanks Jen and Al for the free tickets and Thanks Grandma, Buddy and Libesh for helping coral the kids!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day out with Thomas

This event was in Union, Illinois at the Illinois Railway Museum and, if you're ever in the neighborhood it's definately worth the detour. It's an amazing place with over 100 years of America's railroad history. The Thomas event was great, the kids had so much fun and really were a pleasure to be with! It was like a little miracle. Sam played mini golf and is really showing some aptitude for the sport. He totally smoked the kid in front of him (who's Dad was obviously a golfer and was really perterbed that his kid was averaging 10 strokes per hole). We rode an antique trolly just like the one on Mr. Roger's and saw tons of big old trains. The hilight of the day was a 20 minute ride on Thomas. Lilly spit her binkie out the window but the rest of the $2.50/minute ride was uneventful and relaxing. If you've got a 4-5 year old, don't miss this event!




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