Friday, August 29, 2008

It's a boy!!

I got my nephew for a day or two, Julie is not feeling so well so she asked if I could watch him. Not a problem, I love the little guy. Plus Madeline is at my mom's so it is just Lillian here with me. Lillian is having a blast with him, she'd make such a good big sister. She is making him smile and laugh, she even gave him her favorite stuffed dog to play with. I am shocked that he is still up it is so past his bedtime here. Lillian is half asleep on the couch next to me I don't mind in the least I love talking with him, it is amazing how much they grow in just 5 short months. It is almost hard to believe that my girls were once this tiny.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Final Countdown!

In under a week I will be sending both girls off to school! Lillian is so excited to be starting pre-k and is in fact getting on my nerves a tad with her desire to go. Begging, pleading, and crying everyday that she wants to go to school. She does not understand the concept of "in a few days" I will have to go with Lillian for her first day of pre-k. The teachers think it will make for an easier transition for the kids. I had to laugh at it, Lillian will have no problems what so ever. Madeline will be starting 2nd grade, wow where does the time go? She is so excited because the second grade classrooms are on the second floor of the school. So starting Sept 4th, I will be having two and a half hours all to myself Monday thru Friday. (yeah)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Boogie oogie oogie

Disco...we are going to World's Largest Disco this November. It is a charity even that benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, (a camp for kids with cancer). We are not able to get tickets every year, it sells out so fast. The Disco has become the biggest party in Buffalo, and to think that we were at the very first one oh so many years ago when it wasn't such a big deal. Now its the place to be the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is funny when I think back to the first one where it was just like going to a bar with a huge dance floor. I cannot remember anyone dressed in 70's duds back then, now if you aren't decked out in 70's gear you are the odd one out.

Last time we went I dressed Ed up like Elton John. I was just browing some random 70's pics and I seen one of Elton and I went, "Holy shit!, Ed looks just like him in the picture!" I called Ed over and even he had to agree about the similarity, even down to the little tooth gap. It was eerie. So many people loved it they were calling out "Hey Elton!" "Elton love your work" and stuff like that. People were coming up tp him and having thier picture taken with him, it was great! I hope this year is just as much fun. I don't like the fact that they are hiding thecelebrity guest until the morning of though, I think that sucks.

Friday, August 22, 2008


After a long long LONG wait, I finally got the pics from Madeline's dance classes. Still waiting on the dvd though. I'm so not happy about that fact. I signed them up yesterday Madeline was bumped up a level in tap and is adding ballet classes and Lillian is starting tap / jazz. One good thing is that their tap classes will be back to back on Monday evenings, that will make things so much easier for me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I am never buying produce from the grocery store again

well at least not as long as the fruit and veggie stand guys are still in the parking lot of the butcher shop that is.

I went grocery shopping earlier and was disgusted at the meat selection so I decided to head over to the local butcher shop afterwards. In the parking lot there was a fruit and veggie stand set up so after I got my meat I wandered on over.

For a whopping $7.00 I was able to purchase:
1 canteloupe
1 honeydew melon
2 peaches
2 pears
2 lemons
2 green peppers
6 bananas
6 apples
12 ears of corn

Finally an affordable way to get these items. I asked how long they'd be there and was told until early November. (Yeah), nothing like farm fresh food.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Gas prices and Elvis!

Color me shocked when I seen the price at the local gas station yesterday $4.01 for a gallon, Yeah! The prices are finally faling but I still am not happy about it. The price needs to come down even more. Does the goverment really think that it will quiet the masses for a few pennies. I say still bitch and moan and when it gets to a more reasonable price then I'll be happy. I don't think it will ever go back to under $3.00 a gallon. Damn I still remember the morning of 9/11, it skyrocketed to a whopping $1.99 a gallon by us, and I was like thrilled I filled up the day before because $1.99 for a gallon of gas was insane!

Yesterday afternoon my aunt and I took the girls to the fair again. I love the fair, I finally got my bloomin' onion. (yum) We spent a good portion of the evening there in the beer tent. Now before you go apeshit about taking two young kids into a beer tent it was Lillian who made the bee line for it. We were walking by it and Terry Buchwald was playing. A link to his site;
Yes he does do Elvis but that is just a part of it, he also sings country and rock it is just not an Elvis show. And he is not one of those cheesy Elvis impersonators either. He is really good.

Back to the story we are walking by and he is doing an Elvis set, Lilly starts jumping up and down screaming "Elvis, Elvis!" broke free of my grip amd started to run. I nabbed her and asked my aunt if she wanted to go in and see him play. My aunt being an Elvis fan said sure.

We go inand Lillian wants to go to the dance floor, so up to the front we go, her being so small makes it easy to maneuver to the front of the stage. Thankfully the people are nice and are gettinga huge kick out of a little girl screaming for Elvis and let me through no problem. Not that the crowd was deep or anything.

People were laughing their asses of at her as she danced and sang along, people were taking pictures of her, saying how adorable she is, giving her high fives. His set ended soon after we got there but that didn't stop Miss Lillian from dancing to what was played in the mean time. Oh no she tore up that dance floor by herself.

When Terry came out again she couldn't take her eyes off of him. More dancing and people watching her followed. She was almost as much of a hit as he was. During his last set of the night she was getting tired, she wanted me to pick her up, so I did. We were still at the front of the stage and he was walking across it. Lillian reached her arm out towards him as he walked by and he stopped and touched her hand. Her eyes were wide filled with such admiration, "mom he touched me" she gushed. You would of thought that Elvis himself had touched her by the way she reacted.

She had such a grand time that I bought her one of his Cd's that he was selling. As we were walking out and towards the exit we seen him by his trailer thing. I grabbed a pen out of my purse and asked him to sign the CD for Lilly. He said that he remembered that little cutie and would be happy to sign it for her. He talked to her for a bit, what a nice man he is. He then told us to wait just a second and he disapperaed into his truck for a second he came back with two stuffed animals and gave one each to the girls. He gave Lilly a teddy bear, (he gives then out when he sings Elvis' Teddy Bear), and to Madelien he gave a stuffed cow, (its from Build a Bear, not some cheap one that you might win at the fair). The girls gave him a hug and thanked him. Lilly named her bear Elvis and she has not let go of him since. He even replaced the stuffed dog that she has been carring around for awhile now.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Movin on up....

Well today was the last day of swim lessons and both girls passed with flying colors. Lilly is so very excited that she will be in the big pool next year. The girls also had their physicals today. My poor baby needed to get four shots for school. The office ran out of the chicken pox vaccine so she only ended up geting three, we need to go back for it once they get in back in stock. (Won't that be fun.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I think it is over.

Whimper, yes I do believe that the heat has left us for good, yet another day of being in the 60's here. Makes me want to cry it does. I am one of those that loves 90 degree days. I am sitting here now freezing my ass off and it is 66 outside.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Food Network 9:00pm EST TONIGHT!

Be sure to watch The Food Detectives with Ted Allen tonight, The episode is called Brain Freeze, this very well might be the one I have a good chance of being on.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Prize day!

I got both of my Bloggy Giveaway prizes in the mail today. I am going to have to read the book Meghan Rose Has a Secert by Lori Z. Scott for myself too. It looks adorable and she even autographed it. Madeline will love it. The earrings I won from Lagaz Designs are stunning, even more beautiful than the picture I seen of them. I had to put them in right away. Lillian thinks that they are the most beautiful earrings ever.

My mom took Madeleine for the night. Woo hoo I still have Lillian here but she is being real good. I got the girls rubber band shooting guns, and I built thema little shooting gallery. Pop cans and paper targets hanging from a box. Lillian loves it, I can't wait for Madeline's reaction.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What a bummer.

Last night the girls were so excitd we were supposed to be seeing Vanessa Hudgens in concert. It started off as a beautiful day, warm and sunny. About halfway through the opening act, Rooney (they are awesome I tell you, I really enjoyed their music and I got some stellar photos which I will get around to uploading), it started to rain.

The rain turned into a downpour, then the lightning started. What a show that was. Rooney was forced to finish their set early due to it. But at the end of the set the lead singer tossed a towel out towards me. After all I was one of the only ones there without a jacket or poncho. My aunt nabbed it but handed it to me so I was able to dry off a little bit. The lightning really started to pick up and we were told that we had to leave the track area as us being their was now a safety hazard. Little girls are screaming in terror there is a mad rush towards the Grandstand. After an hour of the non stop storming they finally announced that the concert was cancelled. Broke a lot of little hearts there.

I am so sick of all this friggin rain this summer already. I am am sitting here watching Transformeers that I DVR'ed last, and tyoing this it has started up again. This has been the wettest summer that I can recall. These past few years have been really dry where as we had to be constantally watering the lawn so it wouldn't burn. Now the laws look like jungles becasue they have been to wet to cut. Lots of rain in the eveings and. nights, nice sunny days equal a growing frenzy

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Its Sneaker Night

Well tonight is night, the night of Vanessa Hudgens concert at the county fair. The girls are so very excited, this was part of their birthday presents from my aunt. 3rd row woo hoo. Don't worry I got them earplugs for it. I have a feeling it will be LOUD! I really hope they enjoy it. Mads just loves her.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Red, Blue, Red

What does that mena? Well today the girls had their swim meet. Madeline won the red (2nd) place ribbon in her first event, forward crawl across the pool,and 1st place in the backstroke. I am so very proud of her! She is such a strong little swimmer and she is over the moon that she won a blue ribbon. Lillian won 2nd in the toddler division the alligator crawl across the pool. Lilly is very proud of her ribbon too.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So very excited!

I am so very super excited! Madeline won 2nd place at the fair! Woo hoo! She is so thrilled and very proud, she even teased me about beating me I won 3rd place for my flower. I have won a ribbon in this category everytime I have entered it. Madeline also won a game of I GOT IT, you would of thought she hit the lottery when she yelled out "I got it!" so very cute. I ended up winning the next game and gave my ticket to Lillian to pick out a prize. She chose a 101 Dalmataian lunchbox and Mads picked out a stuffed monkey with velcro on its hands and feet.

My feet are killing me, did so much walking today. We have to get up early tomorrow too, the girls have a swim meet. A new thing they didn't have this last year or the year before. I really don't want to go, I mean if it was during normal lessons then it'd be okay but to go there at an earlier time ugh!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

too tired to think of a title

Today was a hot one, spent a great deal of the morning and afternoon at the town pool. Then this evening took the girls to day 2 of dance camp. Lil is loving it so much. We are for sure putting her in lessons come fall. Mads got a taste of ballet today and she loved it she tells me, so maybe we'll be adding another class in addition to her tap and jazz.

Tomorrow is preview night at the county fair, we are so going! I hope that both Mads and I won a ribbon for our photos. That would just be so awesome, I really want her to win. She'd be thrilled. Well I would be too I'd be more excited if she'd win. This is her first year entering anything and I want it to be memorable for her.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I'm a winner!

Have I mentioned how much I love the Bloggy Carnival? I just got a notifaction that I have been chosen as a winner of a beautiful pair of earrings from . You have to check out her work she does such amazing work. There is a ring there she has that I so want to buy. I'll have to talk to my hubby to see if I can get it.

Friday, August 1, 2008

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