Saturday, June 28, 2008

Party Time!

Today Jadelyn had her 7th birthday party here at the house. We had all purple decorations and I made ice cream cone cupcakes. The party went well and now we are in the midst of our first sleep over. So far we have silly stringed the front yard, made sand art, paint ceramic animals, made jewelry with beads, slip n slided, played in the sprinkler, chased each other around with the hose, fell in the mud we made from all that rain and hose action, ate dinner and snacks galore, played wii, played hide n seek, broke out the glow jewelry, downloaded music and made videos of us dancing, and now my house is too quiet so I'm not real sure what's going on in there!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fishing Black River

Sunday we went fishing at the Black River. We didn't catch much of anything. Then we went swimming at Jacksonport. We had a blast swimming in the river. Here are a few pics of our wild gang!

Jadelyn gets a package!

Today Jadelyn got a package in the mail and she was super excited. She tried to act calm and cool about it but just about had a heart attack getting it open. In her package she got 500 glitter tattoos and a birthday card containing a gift card for Build- a -Bear. She just about burst with excitement! Jadelyn would like to say thank you to Randi and Travis for making her day! Oh.. and she was able to read every word of her own card which I just thought was precious. I can't believe she's almost 7!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Today my childhood home burnt down. I got the call this afternoon as I was coming back into town that it was on fire. By the time I arrived, it had already been put out and taped off. I lived in that little house from the time I was 4 till I was 18. On the way there my husband said it would be sad but I said not really, then as I pulled into the driveway I knew I had been wrong. I stood in the front yard and cried. I thought about all of the memories I have from that little house. It was just so strange to see it black and smell the smoke. I will miss that little house but I will always have my memories.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Kitty Crazy

My daughter, Jadelyn , is kitty crazy! We are now up to 4 cats. The first one she got is "Itchy Kitty Doo"(like Scooby Doo) only cats make me itchy so I named him and the kids added the "doo" part. He is about 2 now and is our only tom cat. The second one we got is "Miss Priss." When my aunt's house got hit by the tornado in Zion, she appeared and I brought her home because she was so fluffy and I knew Jadelyn would just love her. Then Miss Priss had kittens. We have given a couple away but still have 2. We are left with "Kooky Cookie" our Siamese kitten and "Fiesty" who is extremely playful. I still need to give away Fiesty if anyone is interested. I would keep her but I am certain it will not be long before Jadelyn finds more cats she simply can not live without. She likes cats so much that she puts food and water in our garage and leaves it open for stray cats to have a nice place to sleep. She often cries at night when she starts thinking about the fact that maybe somewhere a cat may not have a home. As an added bonus, the food she puts in our garage attracts every varmint on this side of town!

Picnic at the park

Today we took the kids to lake Newark, which really isn't a lake but rather a large pond. We had a picnic, played on the playground, and did a little fishing.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

That Texas look?

This is another cute little funny ,compliments of Jadelyn again. This morning we drove thru Morningside coffee house to get Tony a red-eye so he could join the land of the living. The tall lady at the window hands out the coffee and Jadelyn says " I bet she's from Texas." We inquired further, and Jadelyn said " I think she's from Texas cuz she's tall and anyway she's just got that Texas look." We died laughing. So, I guess in Jadelyn's mind, things really are bigger in Texas!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Where is the first hand store?

O.K., I just have to tell this cuz it is too cute! We were driving by the second hand store past Wal-Mart and Jadelyn said, "Mom, where is the first hand store?" I attempted to explain what second hand meant and she totally did not get it. She said," Well, if that is the second hand store, there has to be a first one." I again tried to explain and she had had just about enough by now. You could tell by the puzzled look on her face, I had never answered her question how she wanted. She then after about 10 minutes of us going back and forth, yells " Mom just tell me where the first hand store is!" By this time I was laughing so hard I just about ran off the road!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Computer Problems.....AHHH!

I have been having the worst luck with my computer. It has been just wacky. I somehow got attacked by something called vista antivirus 2008. It is NOT antivirus! I would delete it and it would come right back, it had even hid itself in a file in my computer. Luckily I know people who know about computers and hopefully things are going to get better. Meanwhile, I can't wait to read the blogs I have been missing. I have been in serious withdrawal!