Friday, August 29, 2008

A little lost....

My parents picked my kids up yesterday afternoon for a 2 night sleepover. Today, I only had to make some cupcakes, while my husband was at work, and that was about it. What did I do before kids???? I finished a great book that I've only been able to read before bed. But other then that, I was a little lost. What the heck am I going to do with my self when they're both in school? I can only knit so many sweaters....

Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend update

This weekend was busy! Friday afternoon I had a 5 hour PTO brainstorming Meeting. WOW! Lots to think about for the upcoming school year. I'm big on promoting "going green" this year. Lots of great recycling programs for the school, that I know in a few weeks, I will regret taking over. But it's for the good of the earth right?!

Onto the electrocution; I left an anonymous message for code enforcement. Two reasons for leaving it anonymous A) the person's house that we were at is on the Town Council. She's also the Top Realtor in our area. I didn't want to start any trouble for her. B) I just want the guy fined and signs put up. I left my number for further questions, but didn't leave my name. I don't mind filing the complaint in my name, but don't want to get the property/homeowner involved. I will let you know what I find out.

Saturday I made these:

The boat was HUGE and fondant rope, yeah, not so easy to make knots out of. The wee baby smash cake was so cute!

This cute little cake was also for a first Birthday and the top tier was her smash cake. I was pretty pleased with them, except for the and learn.
We still have 2 weeks before school starts. Everyone is BORED. Everything has been done and done again. So, what to do with them for the next 2 weeks????

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's shocking.

Late yesterday afternoon, a friend called and asked if we wanted to go fishing at a different lake then ours. I was restless, yet still had a slight headache, but I said yes. We went, sat in the shade and had a really nice 2 hours of fishing. The only thing the kids caught was a turtle, but we could see fish everywhere.
(Side note: If turtle catching were an Olympic sport, my daughter and her friends would own the gold. 19 in 1 day. AND many by hand.)
After we left the lake, we drove down the road to a big old farm house that my friends husband was working on. He was going to meet up with us while we were fishing, so we stopped to tell him we were headed home. Behind the house is a HUGE horse farm. Acres and acres.
Near where we were, was a momma horse and her colt. The colt was so cute and playful, the kids were so excited. I'm watching this from the truck and and out of the corner of my eye, I see my daughter scream and start crying, shaking. She was holding her arm, so I thought she had scratched herself against the old wire fence. Two seconds later, I realized chances were good the fence was electrified. I was right. Thank all things sweet and holy, that she didn't actually wrap her hand around the wire. She only touched her forearm to it. It sent electricity all the way up her arm, where she said it felt like it exploded. I was scared to death. And PISSED OFF. The fence was old and the electric part was the tiny wire running across the top. NOWHERE, down the length of houses that backed this farm, was there a sign stating that it was an electric fence. The house that we were at, has tenants with children!! It ends up that my friends Mother-in-law has taken this guy to the township repeatedly about putting up a sign. He hasn't. NOW, he has to deal with me. He's lucky my daughter was hurt badly. Still, there is NO excuse!!
I'll let you know when I'm the new owner of that horse farm.....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Seriously? Seriously.

This week my parents are in The Hamptons. My father works for GE, something to do with Worldwide infrastructure, computers, 4 am conference calls and some travel. For fun, he's a actor. Check him out later. DennisMcGeady.
Onward. He's in this play this week.

A raucous courtroom comedy based on the craziness of a real life divorce case will have its premier at the Old Whaler’s Church in Sag Harbor on Thursday, August 21 for a three-day run ending on Saturday night. The play, entitled “The Cat, the General, the Wife, the Judge and Calzone,” was previously performed on May 15, 2008 to a SRO audience in a stage reading at the Helen Mills Theatre in New York City.
." His lawyer "Charles O'Gorman" is the well-known actor and SAG member, Dennis J. McGeady who has appeared in the CBS soap, "The Guiding Light"; the ABC Pilot "Dirty Sexy Money", and NBC "Law & Order Criminal Intent".
The play will starting off-Broadway in the fall.

Anyway, they are staying at the Director's house. Which happens to be a convent. Yes, I did say CONVENT. An old retired, partially renovated convent. My Mother calls last night and says she's sitting around the pool, having a drink. I could NOT stop laughing.
" I'm sorry Mom, but if you were in my head right now, this whole convent-drinking-swimming-haunted convent picture in my head has you laying around the pool with nuns in habits serving you."
"There are no Nuns, Kell"
"I know, but the image in my head is running it's own comedy show right now."
"I'm thinking we should plan a family reunion here in the off season. It's a good location for the NYC, Hamptons, and New Jersey relatives."
My end of the phone...silence. I am laughing SO. HARD. "Mom listen to the words that are coming out of your mouth. A Family reunion at a convent. A) there are no families in convents. B) This does not mean I will call you Mother Superior, and C) Can we have it catered and make all the waitstaff dress like Nuns and Fathers?"
"No Kelly, and stop making fun. This place is beautiful."
" I'm sure it is Mom, but Seriously?
"Seriously Kell. Start planning the menu. The kitchen is huge."
"Well it would have to be to make porridge and stuff to the nun. Oh and can we hire Sally Fields? And maybe bring the Ghost Hunters with us?"
" Your Father just returned from rehearsal, smart-ass, I have to go."

I'll keep you posted on how the show goes.....this whole trip is going to be very funny, I believe.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thanks for the warning, buddy.

For the past 2 nights, my son (and my husband and I) has slept like crap. He's up, or talking in his sleep, in my bed at 11, and just all around miserable. Yesterday he wouldn't nap. It's 10:30 am and I've already tried to get him down today.
He woke up at 7:30 this morning, slid out of my bed and went to see if "TT" was up. No such luck for momma. He comes back into my room, throws the covers off me and SCREAMS "MOM GET UP! I HAVE AN ATTITUDE!"
You sure do buddy, you sure do. It's going to be a loooong day.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Not this time kiddo. They're saving that job for you.

While watching TV with my 8 year old, a commercial came on.
"I don't like that old white haired guy. Or that other guy. They're mean in these commercials."
I sat speechless.
"I really wanted a woman to be president."
Um, ok. Who are you and what happened to my child? Or better yet, How do you feel about the price of oil, the foreclosure rate, and the bombing of Georgia?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Baby Boy!!

Three years ago, This past Sunday, August 10th, this came in the mail. No, not really, I just think this picture is so cute.

He was welcome by all, as he was an amazing surprise. After years of trying and refusing to

do in-vitro, we were blessed with his arrival. He went on his first vacation to the Outer Banks at 3 weeks old.

He gave Power to the People.
He made a really cute pumpkin.

He was a really good charmer with that smile!

He let us dress him up like a little doll.
Yeah, we had a thing for hats....

He was a very hard worker at a young age.

He could wrangle a vacuum with the best of them.

He could relax with friends, or on the beach.

He kept his mother's love of cheese puffs and sleep from the womb.

He was a very sharp dresser....sometimes.

You grew to love Monster Frucks.....I mean Trucks. And this one in particular. At the age of 2 you walked up to him and told him you LOVE monster trucks. So he broke the rules and let you do this:

So, in Honor of your Third Birthday I presented you with this. It so important to me that my kids have memorable cakes. I think this tops them so far. I'm not sure which he found cooler though.......the cake or his gift.

Happy Birthday Bubbah O'Riley!
(yes I know they spell it differently on the song!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ship of Fools

What a weekend!! The Water Carnival was a BLAST! I made mojitos for the pre-party and we had lots of yummy food. Chicken wings, Mozz. sticks, I made delicious zucchini fritters, crab dip, and crudite. For the boat, I made lemon drop shots. The pictures really tell the story:

These were SO good!! Mozz and parm cheese, zucchini, flour, egg, breadcrumbs, all fried into yummy goodness.

Here comes the ship of fools. We were 45 feet long. 4 canoes put together, with trolling motors for easier steering. Mike in the yellow shirt is a genius and had this thing perfectly rigged so no one could tip it.

Aimed at the back of the boat. Captain Mike was so proud of his ship of fools, WITH Mardi Gras beads, that we did throw. Then the front of the boat...My Husband was all the way in the front.

This float was very well done. It didn't win....this whole thing is very political apparently. The same people win every year. They made a pyramid, but I'm not giving them the satisfaction of posting it. :) Here are some other cool ones:

Here are the police....yelling at us, because we parked ourselves directly UNDER The fireworks, and were being showered with ash.....hence the name of out boat.....Ship of Fools.

And of course the best part of the evening was when we decided to beach and go get a funnel cake. Let me start by saying I had a few mojitos and a few shots. When we decided to get back into the boat, I put Riley in, and then started to attempt to lift my leg to get into the boat. I was wearing a pair of my husband flip-flops, (so I didn't ruin's cedar water) jeans (the mosquitoes are awful) and a tank top. My flip-flop sunk into the sand. As I attempted to wrench it out, I lost all balance. I couldn't get my other foot out of the sinking sand and in very slow motion, Tipped to the left and leaned like the leaning Tower of Pisa. Except, I went all the way down. Into the water. In jeans.

Yesterday, my friend Corrine (the dark haired one in the picture) went to the local Wawa and ran into one of the town Police officers. He said we were a huge hit from the shore, and looked like we had a lot of fun. He also heard that someone went overboard. I didn't go overboard I just got really WET and SANDY. See? That's how rumors start......Next year, we're going to attempt to actually make a float out of 7 canoes. I'll be the dry one next year.

Addtion: I found this picture that somone on shore took of us.

Friday, August 1, 2008

So. Wiped.

We have been going and going since last weekend. Here are the cakes....except STUPID me forgot to take a picture of the Elmo cake. Doesn't matter, the red got too dark and my husband said it looked like Elmo's evil Twin. Nice. Thanks for being SO supportive BABE! The Event planner was VERY happy with the cake and a friend of mine called and said she had been at the party and The EP truly was happy. It's a good thing, ' cause at this point I would have happily kicked her in the ass. The penguin came out cute, just a little square looking to me. Was a huge hit though.

We spent the week canoeing, boating, swimming and just running in general. This weekend our town does a "Water Carnival" and people decorate their boats and make big floats out of them. Then there's fire works, bands, and it's great fun. We are attempting to tie 5 canoes together, in an odd formation....not just end to end. Should be interesting, and we'll see WHO goes overboard first.
Getting ready for Riley's birthday party next weekend. He wants a "Monster Fruck cake". A friend of mine suggested I make a 1/2 sheet, make it look like a dirt track and add some little trucks. I was APPALLED! My 2 year old has thrown a challenge on the table. He wants a 3D monster truck and that's what he's going to get. The "Grave Digger" to be specific. A big old Black and green truck. She laughed at me for excepting the challenge from a 2 year old. We'll see who laughs last.....
Have a great weekend!!!