Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Shopping with the boys

This past weekend we went shopping for the boys Easter/wedding clothes for my sister's wedding. As any mom of boys would probably agree this can be a difficult and frustrating task. You can easily find beautiful dresses with matching bows and socks for little girls, but it seems much harder with boys (or maybe it is just my boys!). My boys prefer a more casual look. For example they would much rather wear a pair of khaki pants, a nice long sleeve button down shirt, and maybe a sweater vest over it. Now the button down shirt would have to be untucked and the sleeves rolled. The pants have to be slim fit because my boys have small waists which makes it harder to find pants. Needless to say they were less than thrilled when they found out that this year's dress attire would be a little more formal due to the wedding and me not wanting to buy multiple outfits. Ethan hates to go shopping and when he found out he would be wearing a tie he got upset and was totally uncooperative. Ethan defines the word "casual". Logan eventually warmed up to the idea of dressing up when he found a tie and pants that he liked. Christian is in the wedding so we did not need to worry about getting him an outfit. So what did we end up with? Two pairs of black dress pants, two belts, two ties, and a tie for Dan all for $71.00! We managed to get all our shopping done in one store which was great!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Baby Bedding

This past weekend the boys and I went to Cincinnati to visit my sister and Brian. On Saturday we were running some errands and I found this baby bedding at Burlington Coat Factory. I know that I want Mia's room to include the colors pink and brown and I have occasionally looked for bedding but have yet to find something that I really love. I have a vision in my head of what I picture her bedding to look like but have yet to find something to match my vision! I thought this bedding was really cute and only wish that the pink was a little deeper hue. I love the polka dots on the fitted sheet and curtains as the polka dots match my vision! I hestitate with the ladybugs as I wonder when the time comes if I will be tired of ladybugs. Still this bedding remains a strong possiblity!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! So what are you plans for Valentine's Day? Dan and I planned on go to lunch yesterday to a nice italian restaurant. Just the two of us while the kids were at school. Well you know what they say about the best laid plans! The boys were off Monday and Tuesday from school due to snow. As I was getting them ready yesterday (feeling certain they would have school) I almost didn't bother to check the TV to see if school had been cancelled. I decided to humor myself since the TV was on anyway and lo and behold NO SCHOOL! I have to admit I was really looking forward to them having school because we had lunch plans and they have been so bored for the past two days. Dan and I decided we had to get them out of the house for a while for our own sanity and theirs. We took them to lunch (not to the italian restaurant I was looking forward to) but at a kid friendly restaurant. They enjoyed their lunches but let's just say my lunch at the other restaurant would have been much better! Then to burn off some of their pent up energy we took them bowling. Not the way I imagined it but the kids had fun!

Tonight Dan works late and I have parent teacher conferences at the school. And in case you are wondering they did go back to school today much to Ethan's dismay. Did I mention they are off from school on Friday and Monday? Luckily we are going to my sister's house for the weekend so I am sure our little weekend getaway will do us all good!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Year Of The Rat

1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996

People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Look what I bought!

As I was browsing my favorite adoption blogs this morning I went to Robin's blog to look at some of the beautiful items that she is sewing for others to help bring her daughter Mia home. She is so very talented and her items are adorable! I love all of the dresses and have been tempted many times to order a couple dresses for Mia but I have held off since we don't know what size she will be. When I came across the Carnival Bloom tote bag I just had to have it! I love the colors pink and brown together and the bright colored daisies were too cute!