Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Fun

We went to Zoo Boo on Sunday. I must say, I was impressed by the job they did at the Erie Zoo! The only problem was that it was 35 FRICKING DEGREES when we went, so we had to make a last minute costume change. Instead of Strawberry Shortcake, we decided to go as a black kitty. Shoot, I should have dressed her as a snowboarder or something, it was sooo cold! But hey, it wasn't busy and crowded, at least! Ha! (Yeah, that's me...always looking for the silver lining...)

But, the girls had a great time despite the cold. I get so much joy out of watching them. :)

Then, as if to continue the Miserable Weather When Trying To Have Fun phenomenon, I signed up to be a driver/chaperone for the preschool field trip to the pumpkin farm today. While getting ready this morning, I realized that it was raining. Oh, joy. We got all the kids strapped into vehicles and set off in the rain. When we got to the farm, it was still sprinkling off and on, but we decided to make the best of it anyway. We got to take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and the kids got to pick their own mini-pumpkin! Fun! Then they played in a fort made of hay, had lunch, and by that time the Weather Gods showed mercy on us and the sun came out! After lunch they got to go on the huge slides (wet and muddy, woohoo), a corn maze, and saved the best for last -- the corn box! Yes. A giant sand box filled with corn. They all thought it was the best.thing.ever! The kids were so worn out, they fell asleep on the way back to school. Aww!

And, I learned that it's possible to fit 3 full-backed booster seats in the back seat of my Jeep, just not easy. ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I've been slacking here on the old blog. I guess I just haven't had much to say... (What!? Stop laughing!) I know. It's been a busy couple of weeks, regardless.

*I've been getting used to my "new" position at work. Keeping my head down and doing my best to get the stuff done that I need to.
*I've also been getting used to my "new" dad decided that I should have a 4WD car, and helped me get an '06 Jeep Liberty. LOVE it. (Thanks, Dad!)
*This is a shocker: I've been going to the gym too. I know, right?! Shock, I told you!
*I took a week off of work and managed to get my house clean and spent some time with my mom and then went to a friend's daughter's wedding. Good times.

What was not fun about this weekend was the last day of it. My mom and I and Sami were in my dad's place visiting him. We were about to go out to breakfast when Sami decided to do a stunt dive down the stairs. Now, my dad has one of those electric lift chairs that takes him up and down the stairs, which is why Sami can't reach the railing. She tumbled down the stairs, and wound up with her head on the metal foot plate of the chair, legs up the stairs. I'm going to say thankfully she landed like that, because the floor in the entryway is slate. So, that would be the lesser of 2 evils...she had 2 bumps on her head, a bruise on her forehead, a scrape and bruise on her side, among others. The part I can look back and laugh about now is that my mom (who has 2 bad hips and a bum ankle) literally threw my dad's walker out of the way so she could get to us, and my poor dad was stranded in his chair, unable to get up since his walker was now across the room. Retrospectively speaking, that's funny. ;)

We were able to calm her down, she was fine, other than the bruises. The rest of the day went downhill, ending with her throwing up on me at the Cracker Barrel. No, it had nothing to do with her hitting her head, but rather the fact that she was all worked up and gagged herself on a dumpling. AWESOME ending to an otherwise pretty uneventful weekend. At least I had a change of clothes in the car.