Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Above is my attempt at taping one of my "Wild" rides. Despite the slush, the warm weather and sunshine made it a pleasant outdoor adventure. Put the four of us together in a chain and it made for fast and adventurous ride.
Now I have to say that this is a great place for those of us who are a bit more lazy or.... less energetic. As you can see, no more holding onto the rope to drag you up the hill and ruin your new pair of gloves....no....a people mover. You heard me right, Wild Mountain sports a brand new people mover up the hill. Now, the only issues is for those of you who have been drinking to much or have a poor sense of stability (Skills). Then standing while moving and holding onto a heavy tube makes for a bit of a challenge :) If anyone is looking for a fun, family friendly adventure next winter I would highly recommend Wild Mountain Snow Tubing - for those of you who prefer the kamikaze style tubing - Echo Backen still reigns supreme!
As you can see - Last vestigages of snow in the entire area - we didn't mind the moat we had to cross to enter the tubing area!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Well, after about 45 minutes, Courtney, apprently hadn't noticed I was sitting right behind her, proceeded to throw her knee into a rather large block tower a couple of boys had just finished. Now this tower was not in her way - so I know that it was intentional. I called her over and told her to sit in the chair quietly. I discovered that quietly doesn't really exist in Courtney's vocabulary. As she threw her arms and legs all over and proceeded to tell me over and over and over "I'm being quiet mom, I'm being quiet mom, I'm being quiet mom" Uhhhhhhhhh - quiet is not kicking me, not throwing your head back and crying cause you hurt it, and its certainly not telling me you're being quiet. The most annoying part is that this is not the first time we have had this conversation. Guess tonight its time for a little ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Therapy to teach quiet. There are perks to the last two years of Andrew's therapy I guess. Here's to hoping next time we have a "quiet time out" I don't hear "I'm being quiet mom!"
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I may be partial - but she is so beautiful and sometimes I need to take some photos of her to remind me what a thing to be charished she is......now I better run and get some of Andrew - been a rough day :)
Monday, March 24, 2008
OK - so those who know me - know that I can't just do any old thing for holidays. I have to do it Martha Stewart style. So after 5 trips to Walmart - 3 days of paper mache'ing - and a partridge in a pear tree I was ready. Everyone loved it with the exception of my wonderful father-in-law who let me know his distaste for my easter egg decorations on the plate........yes Bryan, crosses would have been more appropriate, but they didn't have any that matched my decor :) It went off well with the exception of my new oven actually cooking food in an appropriate amount of time..... yep, the ham was ready by 11:00am instead of 1:00pm. Guess I should have tried out the new oven on something larger than pizza. Oh yeah, Andrew also threw up at church......supplements more than 30 minutes after breakfast usually ends up not staying down - which allowed me a few extra minutes at home before the troops arrived. My highlight was watching my amazingly talented hubby play violin in the orchestra! Lessons learned this year? Don't start the ham at 7:ooam, use the same decorations from last year, don't make easter baskets by hand, and consider paper plates :) Though having to find anything makes Andrew angry - and I do mean angry - I hope next year to try an easter egg hunt. Thanks everyone who came for making it a wonderful memory.