Sunday, March 29, 2009

Birthday Pics #2

Here are some more of Katie's birthday pictures. She really did have an amazing time with her friends - and she played the part of Birthday Princess quite well.








Spring Break begins on April 3. I cannot wait. We were thinking of taking a vacation, but decided to wait until Katie grew a little bit (2 inches to be precise) before we go to Disneyworld. So, instead we are going to spend 5 days in . . . Denver. Thrilling, I know. We figured: it is close, there is a lot to do, and it is NOT Cheyenne. So, while it isn't a fantabulous, warm, tropical vacation, it is at least some time together doing fun stuff. We'll be home mid-week before Easter and will spend the rest of the break doing something uber exciting. Fencing our back yard. I know. I know. The fun just never ends around here ;oD .

Everyone here is fine. Marc is doing well in school. Only 3 semesters to go!!!! Sean is taking a job in Charlotte, NC until SEptember. Hopefully it works out well for him. Brendan is his same old sweet self. And Katie is, well, Katie. Never boring. Actually, I do have some funny news on that "Katie front". Her preschool is doing a fundraiser selling Subway coupon sheets. They had a table arranged at the local grocery store and the teachers were taking turns manning it. Katie's teacher called and said, "Tomorrow is our day for selling coupons at the grocery store so we were wondering if we could borrow Katie. We figured with her there, we'd sell out!". So, we loaded our daughter up and dropped her off at the grocery store last Saturday. When we came back 90 minutes later, she had made $200 for the fundraiser. Her teacher was laughing about it. She charmed everyone who entered/exited the store. I need to be sure that I route that energy and enthusiasm into lots of worthy pursuits!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Birthday Pictures!






Wow! Two posts in one day. I'm making up for the past month of no blogging, I guess. Here are some pics of Katie's royal party:

Bad bogger! Bad, bad, blogger.

Wow. One month since my last post. Sorry.

Let's see. Katie had another round of RSV and a 105.1 degree temp. She was too sick to take to Ft. Collins to the dr. so I went to the ER. The intake nurse informed me there was a 2-hour wait (and the waiting room was filled with very questionable-looking people) so I left and took her to HealthReach instead. They tested for influenza A (negative) so they diagnosed her with another round of RSV. That's been fun.

Brendan has been sick. I've been sick. The only healthy one around here has been Tom - and he's been working long hours so he hasn't even been much of a help. ;o)

Sean and Marc were here this week. It was so nice to have them both home with us!!! We haven't all been together since November, 2007. SEriously. That is just sad. But between Sean's work schedule, and Marc's school and work schedules, they haven't both been able to come home at the same time since then. We had a nice time with them. They played with the little ones quite a bit. Then they talked politics. Not. much. fun. Tom is pretty liberal. Marc is middle-of-the-road. I've always considered myself fairly conservative, but also middle. Sean, however, is very, very right-wing. He considers himself to be "middle-right" and has decided that because I am not as conservative as he is, I must be a leftie. Seriously! I couldn't convince him otherwise. It drove me nuts!!!

While the boys were home, we celebrated Katie's birthday party. She wanted a pink and chocolate cake so I made a pink rolled-fondant tiered cake with chocolate borders. She loved it! Today is her Princess Party. We have the girliest little party favors for each guest. We're holding the party at the Ballet Studio. For this party, she has requested a tiara-shaped cupcake cake. I'll be whipping that one up this morning. I will post pictures tonight or tomorrow. It should be a really fun day. We went and bought her Birthday/Easter dress this past week. It is totally pink and girlie - with white lace tights and a big pink bow (that she insisted she needed). I can't wait!!!

I will post all the details later!