Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekend Recap

I literally took two pictures this weekend. We had a very laid back and unproductive weekend altogether. The kids love to sing along to the songs on Glee so Friday night we decided to stay put and catch up on some old Glee.

Saturday Roland and I took turns going to the gym, then we went out to lunch with the kiddos. Saturday night we had Marchgiving with friends and demolished a turkey. I should really cook turkey more often, it is so delish and the leftovers are even better.

Sunday was a blur of church school, running errands, church, the movies, snowplowing and dinner with family.

As always, I need a weekend from my weekend.

In positive news...my parents come home from England tomorrow night (I've missed them.) and we leave for our secret trip in less than two weeks. The packing hasn't begun because it's top secret, but the lists and the shopping are in full swing.

We have a full week ahead with the ELA at work, dinner dates, basketball, soccer and possibly skiing this coming weekend. Keep the sun out and melt that damn snow. I don't care if it is muddy and ugly underneath, I'm over it.

Happy Monday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

See You Next Year Boys

Why can't basketball season be year round?
What am I going to do with my nights and weekends now?

Always an Actor

 I got these pictures via text today and it totally made my day. Seth was chosen to be the king at school in a small assembly they had. I can't wait to chat with him after school and hear all about it.
These are the days that I wish I taught in the same school with him. Love it.

Maple Days

 We've been asked to go for years to Maple Days in Lewis County and we have never wanted to get up that early and head to Croghan, but this year we did it and it was absolutely delicious. I don't even like sausage and the Mosher's sausage that they serve is out of this world. We all ate our faces off and enjoyed every minute.

 Since the weather has been very cold most of the sugar shacks we visited were not making syrup unfortunately. We were still able to try many different maple products though. We tried Maple Mousse, Maple Peanuts, Maple Cotton Candy, Maple Butter and Maple Spread.


It was a great morning with friends. After this picture The Charlton's headed to Lowville to visit Uncle Dave who just had major surgery and Gram and Gramp for lunch. It was the BEST day.

Monday, March 24, 2014

SU Happiness then Sadness

We were able to spend some time with a wonderful friend on Saturday night to watch SU play in the NCAA tournament. It was a super stressful game and in the end SU played awful and lost. Our season is over, but at least we were able to have one last night of watching our boys in orange play. Until next season...

Billy Beez

 Last week we decided to try and new place in the Destiny USA Mall to get the kids out of their March, stuck inside, cold, funk. Billy Beez is a giant indoor playground with SO much to offer. It is very pricey, but the kids played for over 3 hours (and the adults too.)
 I loved seeing the huge smiles on their faces and the excitement over the three hours that they played.

 Seth was in heaven with the basketball court too.
We need a Billy Beez in Snowtown, USA AKA Watertown, NY.

Bucket List

 As you know I am a HUGE fan of any type of musical and I jump at the opportunity to go see a show at any given moment. I have wanted to see Rock of Ages FOREVER and when we found out randomly that the show was coming to Syracuse for one night only we jumped at the chance to see it. We've seen the movie, know all the music and I was like a kid on Christmas morning as last week progressed and the slow grew closer.

It was such an amazing show and I'd see it again in a heartbeat.
May the 80s live on forever...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy St. Patty's Day

Patty Leprechaun came to our house again this year. He left glitter trails all over both kids bedrooms, put stickers all over them in their sleep, left them a Skittle trail to a gold coin and turned our milk green. Boy, isn't he sneaky? I love these memories and hope to hold onto them as long as my cuties will believe. Now, onto Easter...

Weekend Wrap Up

 Last weekend was super busy, but super fun too. We watched SU lose...badly with Grandma and Poppy Puccia, did the Shamrock Run in the frigid temps, spent some time in Lowville celebrating our 5 year old and celebrated a friend turning 4. Busy weekend, but worth every minute.

Weekends are priceless.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy 8th Birthday Jake

We went to Jake's 8th birthday party this weekend and Seth skated for the first time in four years and so did I. It was actually really fun and we both had a great time. Seth used the little walker and was able to go at his own pace without falling on his face.
This was Jake's last Watertown birthday party with his buddies. My how they have all grown since they met when they were in diapers.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shrek the FINALE

 Saturday night was the last performance for Shrek and Seth was pumped. He knew that tons of friends and family were coming and he was so excited to perform for them.
 All of the little girlies sat in the front row.
 Johanna was wonderful as always.
 Donkey stole the show.
Leah even got to walk up on stage when the auditorium cleared out. She was in heaven.
This Thursday will be the last show, Seth and Jake both get to share the stage as they perform for ALL of the Watertown elementary schools.

Leah's Frozen Birthday Bash

 Leah chose Frozen as her birthday theme this year and I had a ton of fun planning and decorating. We had an Oloff cake, pin the nose on Oloff and we even had Princess Elsa stop by for a visit.
 Princess Elsa let the kids chose glitter tattoos and Leah chose a purple one...big surprise.
 The kids played so well together and it was such a perfect party.
 Leah and her school buddies
Thank you to our wonderful friends and family for coming and sharing this fun filled 5th birthday.

Friday, March 07, 2014

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Take a bow Little Shrek

Opening Night Success

 We are so thrilled with the performance that Seth had last night. Although he has a super small part he really knocked it out of the park and we are SUPER proud of the little guy.
 Little Fiona and Little Shrek
 Seth with Donkey

Seth with our favorite Stage Note and neighbor Johanna

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Sweet Surprises

I opened the mail on Monday and as I was browsing through the Beaver Camp flier for this year I noticed that two of the boys pictured in it looked awfully familiar. What a sweet surprise.

Our Special Girl

 I got a bit teary as I was looking for old pictures last night. Time truly flies by just so quickly I can't stand it. I remember like it was yesterday when Leah was bald and didn't talk. Now she cries when I come near her hair and talks NON-STOP. I wouldn't have it any other way though, I love her to the moon and back and I am so thankful that she is a part of our family. She is kind, thoughtful, acts like an old lady most of the time, loving, smiley, picky, adventurous and so much more.
Thank you Auntie Jen for all of her birthday shirts over the years. I keep them all and they are hanging in her closet.
 That smile is truly amazing.
Leah and I went and did her 5th photo booth last weekend.
Priceless.
Love you Leah Bean.

5 on the 5th

 There has been a TON of secret preparations going on for the big 5th birthday and this morning I finally got to see a huge smile on her face as she walked into her decorated dining room. She was so excited and she even said to me while I was brushing her hair, "I'm not going to cry this morning, I'm five."
 Thank you to Auntie Jen for her new birthday shirt. She LOVES it.
 Opening her gifts from Cody her elf and from us.
She also got a new larger bike.