Saturday, March 22, 2008

Stalking the Easter Bunny

We got 7 inches of snow last night. That's about right for Cleveland in the Springtime. ugh!
We took the boys to their first Easter Egg hunt and here is what happened...
Liam and Tommy weren't all that interested in the Easter Egg Hunt until they set their eyes on the Easter Bunny. They saw him from a distance and it was all over from there. They took off in a foot race. I believe Liam got to him first. He touched and laughed and squeezed the Easter Bunny's nose. He tried with all his might to get the Easter Bunny to pick him up. Tommy was no different. We tried to distract them by taking them to another room but all they did was race back to the big furry bunny. The other kids around didn't bother them. They squeezed there way in to get a feel of him. We actually had to leave the event early because I couldn't get the boys away from the Easter Bunny. I think the Easter Bunny is going to have nightmares tonight about 2 little boys hunting him down. LOL
Anyway, we had a nice day and here are some photos (I sure wish I was a better photographer)...and 1 more thing..... I know I should have gotten my money back on their haircuts. I didn't realize how bad they were until we got home. That is a story for a different post!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Birthday Eve

Well, tomorrow I turn 35. My age doesn't really bother me but for some reason I keep thinking about the fact that tomorrow I am 35. That means that if I live to 70 I am half way through my life. I got a wonderful card from my friend Maureen and in it she reminded me that we have now been friends for 20 years. That just seems impossible. We became friends in high-school. That couldn't possible be 20 years ago. It seems like yesterday I was driving my red Sundbird listening to New Order and Depeche Mode. I loved music back then. I have no idea about today's music.

Another thing that keeps coming through my head is that I have now out-lived my sister by 5 years. For those who don't know, I lost my sister, Laura (age 30), Feb. 6, 1999 to a horrific battle with tongue cancer. I feel like I have had a very trying and emotional decade from age 25 to now age 35. I am hoping age 35-45 is a little more mundane and routine. In the last 10 years, I lost my sister, I moved from Florida back to OHio, I bought a house, got married, lost my father in law suddenly to a stroke, dealt with infertility, got my doctorate, finally got pregnant with momo twins, Liam and Tommy born 13 weeks too soon, (and those are only the things I would share) etc. etc. So the last 10 years have been filled with lots of emotion, some good, some bad. Life has certainly been a journey. One thing is for sure, my life has never been boring.

I am lucky to be surrounded by people I love and people who love me. I wouldn't change it for anything.

So, Happy Birthday to me and to all who look forward to there lives and everything it has to offer!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cherry Valley Lodge

We had our first Family "mini" vacation this past weekend. We took the boys to Cherry Valley Lodge and Coco Key indoor waterpark with my husband's family. We had such a great time. Liam and Tommy were a little slow to warm up to the waterpark. I don't think they were scared. I just don't think they knew what to do. They figured it out and had a great time.

They really enjoyed the hotel room. The water must have worn them out b/c they took great naps and slept at night for 12 hours. They loved hiding under the sinks and running around the room. They loved they could get off the bed all on their own.

Thanks to my mother in law, Mark and I got some alone time as well. We enjoyed sitting in the outdoor spa.
It was wonderful to reconnect as a family. Balancing work and family is a constant struggle for us. With working such opposite schedules, family time is so important. Our schedules make it great that the boys don't have to go to daycare but we do sacrifice family time together. It makes me sad sometimes. Weekends like this really energize me. I mentally feel so much bettter.

My only regret from the weekend is that I didn't take any pictures. i am terrible like that! The boys looked so cute in their little swim trunks.

Now I know they are such great travellers...Florida here we come!!!!!