As I slowly add to my summer wardrobe this season I have been trying to purchase clothing for myself and for my family with a little flare. Out with the dark colors and in with bold color. No matter how white my legs might look in a dress I am picking one with some color. So far you might see me sporting an orange and white paisley dress and a hot pink and white dress. I'm ready for the warm sunny weather. Seth has more orange than any child his age ever thought of and Leah is going to be quite the colorful girl this season. Roland has also jumped in on the action. He bought himself some interesting colors of shorts for the summer. We are ready.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm super happy with my job, family and life. Are there things that I want? Absolutely. Am I working towards those things? Absolutely. Am I happy with what I have right now? Absolutely.
Happiness is the key. If you are happy anything is possible.
Posted by JCharlton at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I keep thinking about this quote as we plan our big beach trip in July. I've been making lists, searching the net for interesting excursions and just craving life experience. My list is growing and so is my excitement. At this point I have found a wild horses trip at a national park, a pirate adventure sailing trip and so much more. We are so blessed to be going to a brand new area with endless possibilities.
We are also going to a very interesting play in Syracuse this weekend and trying a brand new restaurant in Armory Square. It's all about living life to the fullest.
Posted by JCharlton at 8:52 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Life has certainly calmed down for us and I really enjoy it. We aren't rushing all the time in all different directions with all sorts of people. We are busy and still plan and have fun, but it isn't excessive anymore and it has done a world of good for me personally. Calm is perfect. When life gets too hectic I just can't do it.
Posted by JCharlton at 2:58 PM
Monday, May 13, 2013
This weekend flew by so very quickly. Friday night Roland took me to Ryan's Lookout for an early Mother's Day feast. It is my all time favorite restaurant and I was thrilled to go for a delicious meal. Saturday, despite the rain and cold we held our annual garage sale and people actually flocked. We sold just about everything and made a bundle on $1 items. It is a great feeling to clean out the house and make a little summer money. The kids did fantastic on their lemonade stand too. They had a lot of fun sitting and chatting with people too.
Sunday we packed up the truck and made our annual Mother's Day trip to Onondaga Lake Park. It was a bit breezy this year, but the sun came out and we still had a wonderful day together. We biked 5 miles and then played on their amazing playground.
Seth's new mission in life is to try out the monkey bars and accomplish them at each and every playground we go to. He is really good.
I am so very grateful for these two gems.
Who says adults can't have some fun at the playground? HA.
We finally were able to try an old restaurant we have been wanting to try in Liverpool. It's called Heid's and it is an old fashioned hot dog stand. It was delicious and fun to boot. My new favorite hot dog topping is now red pepper relish. So good.
After naps (mom included), Leah and I ran over to Mom's to give she and my Gram great big Mother's Day hugs before we went to Yo Johnny for dinner. Dessert for dinner was my choice this year and it was so fun.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the special mom's in my life.
Posted by JCharlton at 9:21 AM
Friday, May 10, 2013
Leah had her very first school concert. They called it a Mother's Day Garden Party and it lasted all of ten minutes, BUT those were the very best ten minutes of my whole week. It's no shock that Leah is our timid child and we were super excited to see her sing and stand up in front of a room full of parents. She is the tallest in her class, but not the loudest. I think that title would go to her BFF Lindsey. When Lindsey sings you just have to smile and great big giant smile because it is so stinking cute. All of the kids looked super adorable and they did a fantastic job. At the end Leah gave me a beautiful Mother's Day gift that she made for me in school. We definitely love St. John Bosco.
Leah with her teacher Miss Brand
Leah and her buddy Lindsey
Posted by JCharlton at 10:45 AM
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Well...we made our first big oops as parents last night and completely forgot about the Art Show at Seth's school. It had been a busy night with music class and such and at about 8:15 Seth came downstairs and told us we had forgotten about the Art Show. Ooops. We felt awful. Luckily it only took a quick note to his teacher this morning and she promptly took these pictures and texted them to me. Thank heavens for technology. Thank you Mrs. Morrison and oh my goodness Seth is definitely the budding artist.
It appears that Seth's circus elephant is a Pittsburgh Steeler's fan.
Posted by JCharlton at 12:36 PM