Thursday, July 30, 2009

Party Time

AJ turned 12 on Tuesday, and here are some of his presents.......I did the easy way out, by putting everything in bags, and wrapped only two.........It was super fast and easy for me who does not like to wrap!! I suck at it. The day was soooo busy, and I had to run around looking for things, and finally made it home to finish up the macaroni salad for the bbq. We had a very noisy house for most of the night. We did the presents first, then cake, or vice versa, LOL I don't remember. AJ calls that old age!!! he is so grounded for that comment! :D Anyway he opened everything very quickly and loved everything.
With a Star Wars Lego sets, I have lost count how many times I have said I would not buy another lego set like this, but I end up buying them anyway. He and his friends love them. I hate them, and so does my vacuum.
Ok this is a Pokemon Emerald game made for Advance DS an old game if you ask me.........but guess how much? $40!!! I called a used game shop since I could not find it new and asked if they had it and how much, well she said if they had it it would be 40 dollars, so I told her it was for Advance, and she laughed at me saying she knows!! LOL its apparently a super popular game..........the guy who sold it to me at the shop, said he is 20 and still plays this game. LOL Well so much for me thinking AJ and his friends were getting too old to like Pokemon!!!
Mr Goober!! the gren bag was for him...........I had to get him something too
Passed out from too much fun???? Yeah right!!! this is him teasing me. I thought, "oh yeah he fell asleep......woohoo" LOL until he jumps up and laughs.......I get tortured by my kids!!

My best friend made the cake and this is a pokemon ball or was so yummy.........that ball part was actually up from the rest of the cake.

More toys!!!

With his friend and little brother.........

This is the Pokemon I made Aj this week, a Driffloon.........he wanted the colors reversed.

This is the Mystery CAL remember the picture earlier in the week? Well this is it, a piggy....he is cute, and AJ wanted his arms to be that way.

Anyway the party was a lot of fun, and we ended up having to get pizza for dinner along with chicken nuggets...........the hamburgers were very nasty, I don't think they were even meat..........LOL omg I will never buy that kind again. I usually don't buy premade hamburgers, I will get the 93/7 ground meat and make them up but I thought this would be faster. UGH nasty nasty!!!

My right knee is killing me...........I got to relax most of yesterday, I was sick all day and so I laid on the couch most of the day and night. Today was a bit better, but still feeling icky, but did take the boys swimming with some friends............I had promised them they could all go, and Megan wanted us to go we followed her out there to a new Ymca, and I was not impressed they wanted 14 dollars for a lock..I had forgotten way I told her they were 3 dollars at the store...........that was outrageous for them to ask such a high price for a little Aiden and I had to walk to the van and lock my purse and phone out there............we had fun, but didn't swim long it was a bit chilly. We came home and had lunch, and I have been relaxing. I have had a full week of errands, visiters, and friends over, that I am tuckered out and looking forward to a relaxed day tomorrow and a relaxed weekend.

Crocheters Husband


Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday Time a Day Away

Tomorrow my AJ will be 12 years old..............I am trying to get the house ready for it. I need to go finish up some shopping. My best friend is making him his cake, so I am excited to see how that turns out................I have been visiting with a friend most of the day, so not much is getting done. LOL

I will update this post throughout the day...........I have wrapping to do, but Sandra's daughters said they would help me...........I hate wrapping!! LOL

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crochet Slump No More

I did these Mario Brothers Mushrooms for Aiden, first he wanted just the red one, then decided he wanted me to make all four of I made them all, and they work up very fast. I got them from WolfDreamer off the Hook, If you are a pokemon fan or a Mario fan, or know someone who is....check her out. Anyway Aiden loved them, and even kissed each one. How cute. He is not feeling well, it started Thursday night, and he is sniffling, running nose, coughing, sneezing.....sore throat, tummy hurts, and he is running a fever, not as high as yesterday, so far his temp is 101.4.....He is not himself. :(

Today was not too bad, I cleaned the kitchen and will work on the dining room tomorrow, luckily the dining room is mainly dusting and wash the floor. I hurt my knee yesterday, went to run to walmart, and had to put air in one of my tires, well I squated down, which is a huge no no, and I felt a rip and pain in my knee so stood up fast, and didn't feel anything finished putting air in, made it to my door, and tried to get it the van, and it felt on knee was burning and hurting so bad, it took me 10 minutes of sitting there so I could at least move my left enough to drive. So now it hurts and my back from cleaning....but my back is easing up and I will take some pain pills tonight and relax.

This is a Mystery CAL in Amigurumi Swaps & More Cyndi is hosting this one......this is Day 1,and 2, can you guess what it is? one part called for pink or peach, then the second called for a dark contrasting color and a light contrasting, AJ wanted me to use the soft navy and light blue...I love those color together.....These pictures were taking with my phone, I can't find the charger to my camera which has a dead battery. Anyway I will do Day 3 tonight and also work on a Pokemon character for AJ. Who thinks I need to make him two Pokemon characters since I made Aiden 4 things. LOL

Friday, July 24, 2009

WOW Away for a bit.

Aiden showing off a boo boo he got on the 4th of July, he fell down the back steps, luckily he kinda slid down, but landed face first on the patio, he didn't cry, but got a boo boo. He was kinda proud of showing it off and "acting" out how he did it. WE had a blast that day, had friends over for a bbq and a swim in the pool......set off some fireworks

I had taken the boys to Exploration place last month, and they have a dinosaur exhibit and these are baby eggs. The boys had a lot of fun

My handsome Aiden and mommy

Well I am in a bit of a crochet slump.......I don't know why.....I know part of it is just being too busy.......I am always having something to do around the house, and also trying to spend time with my boys, I am getting frustrated and I also feel guilty when I do feel that way. I do everything in this house, and with my mom getting worse and worse everyday, I feel like maid, cook, nurse, babysitter, and less and less of a mom....I hope that makes sense. I think my mom is getting Alzheimer's, she went to take a shower last night and said she forget what she uses to take a shower and was heading for the kitchen, and when I asked her where she was going, she said to the bathroom to take a shower.......its so many other things, and its scary.......I am afraid to leave the house, afraid everytime she tries to get up.....afraid everytime she goes to the bathroom, I am afraid to go to sleep.......I am sooooo stressed, I am trying really hard to stay positive especially for my boys.......I don't want them to feel left out, and I think that maybe Aiden is....he has been potty trained now, and doing really well, but the past week he has been having accidents in his underwear everyday. He never had them I am trying to not get upset about that, and hope that he stops doing that.

School is right around the corner, AJ starts school on August 17th, and I still have not gotten any enrollement forms, which really upsets me, everyone else has gotten them from their schools, and so far nothing for us......really aggravates me as I will now have to shop in the crowds for school supplies. :(

I went grocery shopping Sunday and got even more depressed at how much Wal-Mart is raising their prices. They are changing the look of the packages too, why should the customers have to pay for that change. Anyway I am tired, need to go work on some crochet for Aiden, he wants a Mario mushroom.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I wanted to relax most of today, but that didn't last...I had just come from outside with Aiden, and started making lunch, I didn't know what to make, so I took the leftover steak we had from Saturday cut them in thin strips, and cut up an onion, cooked the onion and added the steak, and cooked that then took the leftover hot dog buns we had, buttered them and put them under the broiler and then added cheese to the onion and steak and made my own version of Philly cheesesteak sandwhiches....both boys ate them up and loved them. We ended up having Long Johns for dinner....I was sitting in the living room crocheting, when I thought of some things I needed to do in the dining room, we have two filing cabinets in here by the computer, but they were basically a catch all for unwanted I went through one and threw out most of the stuff i there, took the papers and put the in the other filing cabinet, and cleaned out the bottom drawer of that one, and got rid of the now only one is in here.....I had a lot of odds and ends to get rid of, but then also decided to get rid of the "second" fridge we had, I know sounds stupid to have one...but we were using it for water and pop....but it was just too much to have it around, so I took everyone out and put it in the kitchen fridge and got rid of the old one.....woohoo.....but I didn't get done with everything until after that was not a good thing.....I got my shower and plan on crocheting the rest of the night before heading to bed.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sunday Dinner

Something new here on Sunday's, I remember growing up, that my mom would always make a "big" dinner for Sunday...........well not really big, but something like stuffed chicken, or something a bit more elaborate then the rest of the I would love to hear from other bloggers on what their Sunday Dinner's are like. What are you having?

Today I am making Meat loaf, stuffing, and corn on the cob.....I wanted boiled potatoes, but we don't have any! can't believe I never noticed we didn't have any. LOL the Meat loaf is one I have never made, you can find the recipe here

We are about to set off the rest of the fireworks from last night, which we had a great time, had friends over, we all went swimming in the pool, and bbqed and set off fireworks........I wanted to take pictures, but just never got around to it, battery from camera was charging, and I just forgot about it. I think I did try to get a few, and will post them tomorrow or later tonight. I am so tired and want an early night for myself and the boys......I have been running ragged all week and weekend, and I am sooo ready for a more relaxed, normal week. Wish me luck with that one. LOL

Not much in the crochet right hand is really middle finger is where most of the pain is then it shoots down into my hand..........I want to work on some tonight. I have dinner started already.