Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December 2

Tonight at Cub Scouts, the boys worked on their car for the Boxwood Derby coming up on Saturday! (each den makes a car out of a large cardboard box and they race against each other in various relays!)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1

On the way home today, I pulled over to take a picture of the beautiful sunset!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22

I'm not even going to try to justify my absence from this blog...I am hoping to get back in gear and get back to posting a daily photo.

That being said... today we went with Tucker's friend Isaiah and his mom and grandmother to a Lego festival! It was a long wait to get in and pretty crowded but the kids seemed to really like and that's what it's really all about!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October 25

We went to the season finale at our local racetrack today with Tucker's friend Andrew and his parents. The highlight was this huge crash during the last race. This was only one of the wrecks!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

October 24

Michael worked hard at carving the pumpkins today-eventuallt resorting to using his drill!

Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23

Tonight was the Cub Scout Halloween party. This is (l-r) Mason, tucker, and Chase doing some spooky crafts.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 22

When I was getting the paper tonight, I noticed the purples and pinks of the sunset peeking through the trees.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 21

With all our oak trees, this is a very small sample of what our yard looks like! The yellow leaf caught my eye!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 20

When we had our trees cut down a few years ago, the guy made this tiki out of one of the stumps and we have it in our backyard-it makes me smile when I see it!

Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19

Probably the only good thing about leaving for work in the dark is that I get to check out some nice sunrises!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October 18

We got together with my mom's family today at my uncle's house. As usual, we played Bingo; whoever won the games got lottery scratch tickets! (And then those of us who didn't win also got a few!) This time was the best by far-my uncle bought 120 $1 tickets and our combined winnings totaled $149!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October 17

We had a busy day today!!! We started the day doing the Cancer Relay for Life (my first time since my dad died 5 years ago).

We ended the day celebrating my mom's retirement from her job in August. It was a surprise party and she truly had no idea! Here she is presented with a plaque from the other officers in the hospital union. L-R my mom, Gail, Sue, and Peggy

I plan to do posts on both these events!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15

I had a home visit tonight and on my way there, I spied this piece of farm equipment in a field.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14

I drive by this tree every day and something about it intrigues me!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October 13

Tuesday means soccer practice and let me tell you it was COLD!! Here Tucker gets ready to kick the ball (he did miss me!)

Monday, October 12, 2009

October 12

Tucker and I met his friend Maddie at Chuck E. Cheese's today! They had a great time running around and playing! Here they are on a rollercoaster ride that has a monitor that you can see them on!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 11

We went to a corn maze today. This is one of the bridges. It was neat to go up there and look out over the corn1

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 10

Today is our 11th wedding anniversary and Michael came home with these pretty flowers! We went to the Outback Steakhouse for dinner.

Friday, October 9, 2009

October 9

All the rain we've had for the past two days has created these yucky mushrooms in our yard!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 7

This is what happens when we forget to put the umbrella down and we have a rain and wind storm! We fared better than one of our neighbors though; they had a tree drop in their front yard that took off their porch but didn't land on their house!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October 6

I spotted this basket of Indian Corn when I was in the grocer store this afternoon and liked the way it looked.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5

This is one of the dairy farms I pass on my way to work. I liked how the sun was rising behind the barn.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 4

Today we celebrated the October birthdays in our family. From L-R, Eric (our niece's boyfriend), is turning 21, Cassandra (our niece) is turning 20, and Eileen, (my m-i-l) is turning 70. Happy Birthday, everyone!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October 3

One of my favorite things about the fall is all the mums that are out! These were in front of the grocery store.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 2

I couldn't resist this one on the way to work this morning...I love when the leaves are both green and also changed.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1

Still more leaves...this beauty is on the way to my house!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30

Welcome to the fall in New England! These trees are across the street from where I work!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September 29

Yes I know I missed yesterday!

Tucker had a really good soccer practice tonight! This is before they officially got started-I don't know how well you can see it but he has a smirk on his face!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27

The rain kept us away from the Corn Maze today so we went to the movies to see Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. This is Tucker's Kid's Pack; it comes with popcorn, a small soda and fruit snacks.

September 26

Tucker played a great game today! Here is is with Geno. This is their third year on the same team!

Friday, September 25, 2009

September 25

Even though I got up at the normal time (5:45), for some reason I was ready to leave by 6:15 (normally I leve at 6:45). So I headed to work early and was able to catch a nice shot of the sunrise!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 24

At the end of our road, there's a path that leads down to the reservoir. I wandered down it today and took this picture.

September 23

The farmers have started taking down the corn stalks in their fields (the ones that don't set up corn mazes, anyway!) For some reason, this field had little groups of corn stalks left here and there!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22

This branch of colorful leaves caught my eye this morning.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 21

I think I mentioned I pass a few farms on my way to work...this is one of them! There's something I love about a red barn!

September 20

Tucker and I spent a few hours at the Children's Museum near our house this afternoon. He always enjoys blowing bubbles!

September 19

It was a beautiful fall day today and the color of the sky was gorgeous!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

September 18

I've been taking a different route to work and one of the many farms I go by is a llama farm They are usually out in the afternoon when I am on my way home.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17

Tonight was Open House at Tucker's school. I'm sharing two pictures tonight---the first is Tucker standing by his desk and the second is a kite he made that's hanging in the hallway.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16

The clouds have been threatening all day and yet, it still has not rained!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15

For some reason, I'm always surprised when the leaves start to change each year!

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 14

Tucker needed to bring in a container for his decodable books in school (small phonics books). His teacher said shoe-box size so we bought a plastic bin and he went to town with my scrapbooking stickers!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 12

Today was Tucker's first soccer game of the season! Here he's off and running to the goal!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 6

Tonight we went to the Back-To-School Bash at the racing track near our house. The highlight of the evening is the school bus race! This bus was forced to go up on the concrete barriers by another bus! It was like something out of the movies-thankfully the driver was okay but the whole front of the bus was ripped off!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 5

Guess where I took Tucker and his friend William tonight for dinner?!?

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 4

Felix always makes me nervous when he sits on this railing! But he smiled nicely, didn't he?!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 3

Tonight after work, I had dinner with my mom. On the way home, I noticed the sunset in my rearview mirror and stopped to take a picture of it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 2

Our pumpkins are coming across the yard! This was taken from our deck.