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Sunday, September 18

Weekend frolicking

Hey all!! I am getting back to being better with this blogging thing. Does it make you happy like it does me?

This week was an easy one for the most part. Up at dawn. Get Lorelli ready for school. Head to work. Get things ready for the first board meeting since the spring. Leave work. Pick up the kid. Come home and make dinner. Get her in bed too late. And then, finally crash with Jennifer. And not sleep well. That was the theme of the week, it seemed. But that's ok. It doesn't mean that we get to be cranky and whiny about it, does it?

Thursday Jennifer and I had Date Night. We were going to go to the gym but my board meeting ran late, then there was traffic getting home, then a plate of dinner had been prepared for me so I had to eat, and then there was no time to go to the gym before our movie started. I am a bit bummed. It's been quite some time since we went to the gym, and I am feeling the effects of that. But we DID get to go to the movies. I almost wish we had just stayed home and watched a movie. Contagion is such a horrible movie you guys. I am not even joking. I was bored. I didn't care about the characters and it had a horribly anti-climactic ending. I really had high expectations for the movie since the book was soooo good and there was such an amazing cast, but alas, I was LET DOWN HARD!!!!

On a more positive note, we are taking Lorelli to the Sciencenter today to do another photo shoot for the exhibit that will be opening nation wide in the spring of 2012. She is already on their website looking cute with her LONG hair. And this morning she is going back to do some more. Here are a couple pictures from last time.

Well, I have to get up and moving now. I have to get ready before she gets up or we will never leave on time.


Thursday, September 15

Last hurrah

I think that yesterday was the last hurrah for summer, here. Today when I woke up the temperature was 54 degrees outside. I watched the weather channel this morning and the high for today is...wait for it...54 degrees. It's all downhill from here, baby. Temperature wise that is. The day started out a bit rainy but supposedly that is going to clear out by this afternoon. And then the low is 35 degrees this evening. WHEW! The weather man even said that we MIGHT wake up to some FROST in the morning. *EEK* Lorelli wore shorts yesterday and a zippy and raincoat and rain boots today. CRAZINESS!!!

Speaking of Lorelli. You, of course, know that now she is SIX years old. And NOW she is a first grader. I can't believe it. FIRST GRADE!!! Kindergarten was one thing - yeah she's in the public school system. She is learning things. She is being social. but FIRST grade. That's a real NUMBERED grade. They'll be doing REAL school SUBJECTS! They will be studying Language Arts. And science. HOLY MOLY! She even looks bigger. These are her this year.

This is her last year on the first day.

The glasses make her look a little bit older but not really. They are still very much KID glasses. Oh yeah...did I tell you that the poor child is BLIND! She has a SEVERE astigmatism, according to the doctor. Worse than mine is. She is SIX and needs glasses already. But she has already stopped complaining of her head hurting now that she is wearing them. And she is not squinting near as much, either. So, I guess they are helping her.

Ok....now that you've gotten a quick update...I have work to do. I am done with my little break. Have a great day!!!


Monday, September 5

Where does the time go

Saturday was Lorelli's SIXTH birthday. Can you believe it? Some of you have been here QUITE some time and have watched this little munchkin grow, just as I have. She has gotten to be such a big girl.

Jennifer and I were up until the WEE hours of the morning finishing up her playhouse as best as possible and getting the house cleaned and her presents set up on the table so that when she woke up she would be able to see them.

We let her play in her play house and sandbox a little bit while we tried to wake up and drink some coffee (Jennifer) and tea (me). My mother-in-law made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast with whipped cream on top and we put a 6 candle on that so she could blow it out and make a wish.

Then we loaded up in the car and headed to Rochester to go to the National Museum of Play for the day. She tried on old timey clothes, she visited 123 Sesame Street, took a picture with Sister Bear, did some grocery shopping at Wegman's, and rode the carousel.

All in all, I would say it was a good day. We spent 5.5 hours in the museum, then went and had ice cream, then drove home. She was crashed out so hard that Jennifer had to carry her in and accidentally bonked her head, yet she kept on sleeping. And then she slept until after NINE A.M. on Sunday. 

Yesterday we lounged around all day watching movies and doing laundry and recuperating. 

Today, I am making her cake : Raspberry with vanilla frosting! 

Hope you are all enjoying your wonderful holiday weekend. See you soon.