Thursday, November 27, 2008

Rare Showing

LIVING ROOM CARPET--about $600 (just guessing)

ELMO DOLL--about $30.00


You see, Paul absolutely can not stand Elmo for some reason. He's such a cute little red guy and he means no harm to anyone. But Paul just steams when he sees Elmo, which by the way is definately the reason why my dear friend Ashley has given us the doll along with a couple other things. Hee Hee. I guess this proves that when it comes to spending playtime with your kids you'll be willing to put up with anything. What a good daddy!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Like mother like daughter

Well, another trip to WV just to see the snow. Kylie loved it. She thought it was soooo deep! (only a couple inches) But to her it was fantastic. I have to admit, even one little snow flurry gets my heart racing. We had a good time playing in the snow. We also captured some other pictures. Please note the "Croston" tee shirts. My sister even asked me where Croston University was. Mind you she's a high school principal. She was having a blond moment even though there's not a blond hair on her body, except for maybe one of mine that may have landed on her! Anyway it's not like my sister to be an airhead. She's under a lot a stress right now. Santa brought all of us a "Croston" tee for Christmas last year. Aren't they cute?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Personalized Golf Balls

Is this cool or what? Paul's friend Johnny got these golf balls printed for him. It was really nice of him to do that. He got two dozen printed with Kylie's name and two dozen printed with Spencer's name. It was for a golf tournament they were in recently. Johnny had others printed for his friends with their children's names too.

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Ruined Mailbox

So I am minding my own business on Friday trying to do some housework when my doorbell rings. It was a neighbor telling me my mailbox has been run over. I look over and it is laying completely on its side and bent all up. Even the base which is in concrete is out of the ground. She pointed to the truck that ran over it. I took off walking towards the truck. What would I say? I didn't want to be rude but my mailbox was ruined. I could never be rude. I was afraid to approach him. What if he denied it? Then what would I say? I was talking on the phone to Rebecca at the time. She was coaching me on what to say until my range ended on my phone. When I got up to the guy he was on the phone telling his superiors what had happened. He finally said he would come down and take pictures and get my name, etc. When he was giving me his name and phone number he stated that he hoped he wouldn't get fired over this. What if he does? That would be horrible! Poor guy. Should I just forget about it and pay for it myself? I don't have a clue how much a new one would be. I do know it has to match the other mailboxes in the neiborhood. I guess I need to contact the homeowners association. Any advice?


So I may be silly but I like tradition. This shirt is a family shirt. It started as my nephew, Jonathan's shirt. He is now 12. Then it was my niece, Alexa's shirt. And, of course, Kylie and now Spencer's shirt. My dad has always been into cars and he couldn't resist this shirt for his grandbabies. Of course, at the time it was bought, only Jonny was in the picture. This shirt has been through many jars of baby food, drooling mouths, and of course lots of spitting up (especially from the master of spitting up--Spencer). We also have a Harley Davidson jacket that Spencer will be modeling very soon. I can't help my illness of tradition. I don't know why but it is just my thing. I also have a must when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Right after halloween I decorate for Thanksgiving. I don't have much but I do put a couple things out. Then the day of Thanksgiving is when we decorate for Christmas. Although I would love to do it before Thanksgiving I feel we shouldn't take away from Thanksgiving. So after dinner we run to the attic and pull everything down and start decorating. From then until January 2 we stay decorated. Here are some other tradtions:

  • Watch every Christmas show possible as many times as we can.
  • Drive around on Christmas Eve to look at Christmas lights.
  • Make cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve day
  • Write a note to Santa on Christmas Eve
  • Read T'was the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve
  • Get up around 5:00am on Christmas morning
  • Pray for snow everyday (people growl at me for that)
  • Play Christmas music at night while we sleep(mainly Bing Crosy, Frank Sinatra)

Most of these things have been a tradition since I was a little girl. The thing I like the most was having my dad read T'was the Night Before Christmas to me and my sister. I very much like to see Paul reading it to Kylie (and soon to Spencer) on Christmas Eve. It means alot to me to keep traditions going.

Now after all this talk about Christmas I am getting way too excited. My picture of poor Spencer really has no significance now. Oh well, he's still a cute little thing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things I've been doing

Take me home, country roads!!!

So....Haven't had time for anything. But I do have a collection of what has been going on lately...everything from going back home and seeing the pretty leaves changing (which we probably missed by about a week for seeing the most beautiful leaves), to halloween, to Kylie helping out with washing the car. Take a gander.

Spencer the Spider

Kylie as Scooby Doo

Kylie washing the car

Spending time with Jonny and Alexa

Spencer sitting on his own