Friday, February 25, 2011

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

As a parent, you do things for your kids that you never imagined yourself doing.

cue < Crazy Train>

It was an interesting event to photograph and the freestyle stuff at the end was fun, but the rest of the show was an entire commercial for monster truck jam merch with a bit of WWF action thrown in for good measure. The 4-wheeler racers, some from CLE and some from Pittsburgh, got into a "fight" after their race. Helmets were thrown, dirt was kicked up, and gums were flappin'. Exactly what we want to be teaching our children about good sportsmanship, right?!

I guess all that mattered is the kids had a good time and the only crap we came home with was a program and 2 jolly roger flags with Grave Digger Racing (in very small letters). I can handle that, as opposed to the foam Grave Digger hat filled with cotton candy that was going for $15.

Next year, (if there is a next year for us) I think I'll sit it out and have it be a twinado/Daddy/Uncle John/Sam event. Once was plenty for me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I am lucky to spend the day with my two sweeties and then the evening with Aunt Deb at a library presentation about ghosts in downtown Willoughby. Romance Smomance.

Here's my Valentine's from their very first Valentine's day. I so wish for them to be that small again. Too many life-changing decisions to make as they grow up so fast!

Nolan was only 5 weeks post cranio surgery in these!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 27 - A Picture of Yourself and a Family Member

This was the first time Papa met the twinadoes. They were 11 days old. He was their only Great-Grandparent and my last Grandparent. He was a character! He left us this past June. I'm glad my kids got to know if a little bit.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 26 - A Picture of Something that means a lot to You

1979 Bally's Supersonic Pinball Machine. My Dad and I bought one of these together when I was about 18. We played it for hours. When the novelty wore off for me, my Dad still played it. He would go do in the basement with his beer on a weekend and play and play and play.

The Supersonic is now in my basement. It needs some work. Some lights are out and things aren't hooked up just right. That doesn't matter to my kids. They love it.

I know my Dad would have loved to have played it with them.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 25 - A Picture of Your day

Had another post-op visit. Shoulder is too stiff for the surgeons liking, so I got some cortisone. It's not that bad. Just like a bee sting. Hoping this aids the recovery. He said I should notice a huge improvement in a week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 24 - A Picture of something You Wish You could Change

I always wanted an older brother. How that for something you could wish for all day and never get?! Several brothers would have been fine with me. Maybe if I had them, my kids would have a ton of cousins to play with and maybe even a place to spend the night once in a while so my husband and I could get away together.

Day 23 - A Picture of Your favorite Book

This is a hard one. I was a librarian for goodness sake. They are all my favorites. There is nothing like holding a book in your hands or fanning the pages and smelling the fresh ink and paper. I used to love to unpack the new books at the library. I'd just stick my head in the box and take a big sniff!

I do have a special place for Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe though. I loved everything about the book and, surprisingly, I loved the movie as well.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 22 - A Picture of something You Wish You were better at

Swimming. I love to do it. I was doing it on a regular basis at the Y before my rotator cuff injury. Whenever this one guy would show up to swim laps, I would just hang in the corner and watch him. He literally glided through the water. He is an amazingly fast and smooth swimmer. I tried to check out his form and mimic it. I'm pretty sure I looked like I was drowning!