Saturday, January 30, 2010

A New Discovery!!!

I decided to take Paige to this place called Rainbow Recreation.  They sell very nice playground equipment and trampolines.  They have an open play from 10am-3pm everyday.  It only costs $5 and you can play as long as you want.  Paige absolutely loved it and didn’t want to leave.  I had to bribe her with McDonalds french fries to lure her out of there.DSC01554 DSC01540DSC01542 DSC01557

Yummy Mold!

Well, we had another leak start underneath the kids’ bathroom again.  It was the seal around the toilet that our previous contractor didn’t install correctly.  We only discovered it because my in-laws were in town and they were flushing the toilet a lot.  We started noticing a little mold growing on the wall and some water in the basement so we decided to call our carpet guy who specializes in water damage.  He brought an expert with him and they opened up the wall and saw…DSC01572  DSC01573

We are having it removed right now but our laundry room is destroyed.  We are getting new cabinets and a new sink.  We are hoping that our homeowners insurance will cover it but we still have to pay the deductible.  What a mess!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Super Interesting!

This video talks about the corpus callosum and how it plays such an important role in the brain.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trying To Catch UP!

I know I have been away lately but I have been very busy with my new workout schedule, running Shane to karate, and having my in-laws in town from LA.  I haven’t taken too many pictures lately…I think this winter weather is getting me down a bit.

Any who, here are a few pictures of Irene and Komson’s visit.  Thankfully, it wasn’t to cold here that weekend because they are not used to the cold.  On Saturday, we hit the casino, Ameristar, in St. Charles.

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On Saturday night, Irene, Komson, and Jeanette, took the kids to Emperor’s Palace while Eddie and I went to a party.  Irene cooked us a Thai feast on Sunday.  She started cooking first thing in the morning and did not stop until lunch time.  Jeanette invited our neighbor, Rochelle, over and her friend, Sarah, from work.  We had Irene’s famous chicken and rice and a soup with melon that I cannot pronounce.  Even Shane and Paige decided to eat a little.  For dessert, we had this two layer brownie cake thing with cream cheese frosting that Rochelle brought over.  It was awesome!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Weekend Update

This weekend was great except for one little problem we had with the heat.  Friday night was about 0 degrees and our heater decides to quit.  I woke up in the morning and had 2 little munchkins in bed with me along with my big munchkin.  We stayed there forever not wanting to get out of bed.  Eventually, the kiddies started asking for cereal.  Eddie had turned on the fireplace downstairs but it didn’t do too much.  It was so cold that I was shivering in my kitchen!  We called Indoor Comfort Team and someone came out in 45 minutes.  We were so thankful that it was only the burners that had gone out and could be fixed right away.  They only charged us for the service call.

Paige went to ballet with Jeanette and Eddie and I took Shane out to lunch and then we headed to the grocery store.  We watched Angels and Demons Saturday night and I got to go scrapbooking all day Sunday.  It turned out to be an enjoyable weekend.  My In-Laws are coming this weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Just a cute little story…

I have to share something adorable that my son said a few days ago.  He was playing a game with his sister (Dad was overseeing) and Shane lost a few times and got really upset.  I told him, “Sometimes you lose and that’s okay.  You have to be a good sport”.  Well, he replied back, “I’m not a sport I’m a boy….and boys are sad”.  It was just too cute even though he was upset.  He got over it and went back to playing with his sister.  He really is a good sport!