~ A Little Bit of a Lot of Things ~
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day/Sunday/Weekend!
It was a crazy busy weekend what with the Birthday dinner for Nicole - She requested Chicken Alfredo, Garlic Bread and I also made Pesto and Broccoli, along with a cake and her favorite Cream/Pudding Frosting! We were able to do this because her game was cancelled due to rain - she enjoyed her dinner and, at her request, Matt and Mike (Lyss's Prom escort) took her "extreme bowling" later in the evening. We will have a party with her friends as soon as it dries out and we can find a "gameless" day!
Also adding to the craziness was the fact that Nicole had two large projects due this coming week, and with the game schedule and the Sports Banquet for Lyss this week, we knew that the finishing touches had to be put on them. Her friend/project partner came over and they finished up this one....
on Saturday. It is on Fibonacci Numbers, and I have to say that they had a fantastic time doing this project and worked incredibly hard on it. If the teachers and judges like it, then it will go to the "Math Fair". They are excited!
I didn't get to take a picture of the "craft" portion of the second project which was on Hatchepsut the Female Pharoah. She decided to do hers as a type of clay image, so we used the same recipe that she did her Cuneiform project with and she molded, baked and painted her image. It came out very good and was on the same idea as the handprint molds the girls made me for Mother's Day (they were on a roll with the dough and had some fun for themselves after all of the hard work they did).
As for Mother's Day.... The girls made French Toast and Bacon for me for breakfast (Dad helped a "little"), helped pick up the house and made me some beautiful and touching cards...
The card on the far right is from Matt and made me laugh and cry at the same time, (it read.. "When the going gets tough... The tough call their Mommies" and the inside read, "Thanks for always being there, Mom") It was very sweet, but so totally him. Every time I've gone up to the college to pick him up, he has seen my coming down the very long hall of his dorm and yelled at the top of his lungs "MOMMIE! Hey Guys! My Mommie is here!" this never ceases to put me into hysterics, which no doubt is his goal - he truly is a funny guy! He also went out and bought me this gorgeous plant,
made me an 8 CD compilation of 80's music, and bought me a lanyard from his college - my "baby" is growing up!
Nicole made me this lovely decoration for my hutch! and I was given the go ahead to order myself the MP3 Player of my choice and purchase the Nanny Season 2 (which wasn't in stock when Lyss went to pick it up). I had my Parents and my Mother-in-Law over for dinner again (they were just here Friday night for Nic's Birthday dinner! lol - they tell me they like this restaurant and wouldn't mind coming every other night regularly). We all had a nice visit, I had a nap late in the day after they left (there are first times for EVERYTHING!). No knitting was done, but all in all it was a nice, albeit wet day.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire have declared a state of emergency due to excessive flooding, schools in some towns have been closed for tomorrow, and they are worried about dams and bodies of water causing severe damage. From what I heard earlier, some towns have been evacuated. We have been lucky so far... even though it is raining heavily and continuously, our pump is handling it. The brooks that run along and behind my house are running furiously, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. It isn't supposed to stop raining until the middle of the week and it has been raining since last Monday - my yard is a HUGE mud hole!
I forgot to share these pictures with you last week... As the girls were outside playing basketball, they noticed this little guy hanging upsidedown behind the hose which is attached to the side of the house. It is a baby bat. DH moved him to a safer spot (he never woke up!) and we assume he has joined the rest of his pals.
I came across this little gem and after I answered all of the questions, this was the outcome. I guess I have chosen the correct color scheme for my blog! lol
I'll leave you with a picture of the most laid back member of our family..... I give you.....
Stay dry, if it's raining, enjoy the sun if you have it, and have a nice Monday!
(I apologize for all of the crazy formatting that has been showing up on this blog i.e., large font, small fonts, different fonts, some thing centered, some not - I have NO IDEA what bloggers problems are, but it is really starting to make me nuts! In any event, if it is hard to read, I'm sorry, it looks fine when I preview)