Monday, July 21, 2008

Oh no It's LOOSE

Well it's official a LOOSE TOOTH, yes Amber as of yesterday has a loose tooth, we were having diner with the Creedon Clan and she bit into her locally grown fresh corn on the cob and "OUCH and some tears to only discover a LOOSE TOOTH, Matt wiggled it and I wiggled it and then we all started to shout and cheer yoour FIRST loose tooth, Well the look on her face was pure FEAR. She started to cry and I think she was just scared and then well it began from thier DRAMA, yes she is the real thing a real live DRAMA QUEEN. . . . Well it was from that point on that everything hurt it, she did not want to eat anymore and of course all the attention that she was getting was helping to make the matter worse, but you know, it was a sad moment Matt summed it up when he said we are getting OLD (well maybe he is I'm still only 32) but I knew what he meant our little girl was growing up and changing before our very eyes. Well she soon forgot well sorta and the night went on, Jessica told her that about in one week it should fall out well that was after she told her that you may have to tug on it hard to get it out, or the fact that she suggested to take floss and tie it around it and pull it out for her, THANKS. . . She should know already what a drama queen she already is. Well stay tuned for an update as the LOOSE TOOTH details come. . . . .

Friday, July 18, 2008

It makes you feel good. . . . .

Well I thought that i would talk about what has made me feel good or at least last night. OK you dirty minds, get out of the gutter. No really Amber was staying with the grandparents last night Matt was at a Dart meeting yeah I know Darts not trying to save the world or anything but that meant that I was home all by myself, Yes ALL BY MYSELF! ! ! ! God was that weird I mean the dogs were running amok in the yard, but other than that alone from any human contact. Well I decided to be one with nature and enjoy the nice cool night that had settled in at my house and so I wondered around outside and gathered some bottles that were just outside from a random soda drinker. I counted all my bottles 492 to be exact wow you know desperate times call for desperate measures, anyway,(I guess I was bored) I called Jess and as I listened to her tell Paul to use this screw driver or the power one to install the house hanger I decided to get out the pressure washer.Mother Nature has put green stuff on my home I don't like to call it mold. . . . just Mother Natures DUST yeah that sounds better, well that was great therapy, take a hose and washing down the house at high power GREAT THERAPY, It was so convincing the kind of fun I was having that Jessica is going to borrow it, I think she may have DUST on her house as well or maybe she needs some nice mental therapy, not sure why the thrill of water skirting out at huge force that you can take paint off wood or injure yourself or maybe just that it makes CLEANING FUN hey it mad me want to do so give it a go. I think that I will drag it inside next time. So if you are in need of a feel good adventure give pressure washing a try. So that was my feel good last night, maybe it was that I accomplished something a clean house well at least on the outside.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How Fast. . . .

How fast does life go by. . . . I thought of that today as I walked into Amber's room to wake her for Summer Camp and I looked at her streached out in her bed, her long leggs streached out and her arms cuddled under her pillow, I stopped and watched her sleep and thought "You are growing up way to FAST" God how does time pass right by she has gotton taller I swear and you know she seems to be just too big for her britches. The things that come out of her mouth and how much she learns still just by watching the people around, her. I had to laugh this past weekend we helped with the Circle of Giving booth at the Old Home Days in Waterboro and Linda told her that if she could dunk her mom on the dunk tank then she could pick out a fleece blanket (one from the pile that she was selling) well that little girl was bound and determined that she going to dunk her mom, she picked up that ball eyes eager on the target she streached her arm back and in I went, Not once but twice she got me in, Well her eyes were on the prize and out of maybe 50 or so blankets from ballerina's to Hannah Montana, horses, girly colors she picks a blanket with monkies. Funny that is the DWS mascot, she was so happy and she said now mom I have a monkey too and now we can share this. She had more than just a prize in mind she had a plan, the mind of a child is truly amazing. She sleeps with that dam fleece blanket each night since she has gotton it and it could be 90 upstairs but she insists and before I go to bed I have to take it off her. It's just amazing to watch her everyday, just wanted to share.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My trigger thoughts for today

You know I have spent a good deal of reading quite a few blogs of those near and dear to me and you know, it's amazing how powerful a word can be or in this case a blog, truly amazing. It's just the little things in life that make you smile or set off a spark as you remember a moment in your life that made a huge impact. When I hear someone speak of their brother or I see a cemetery or an accident or even see a young man in uniform I stop and remember my brother Chris, his life was taken away from him at the young age of 19, so much more to live for and so much to prove. But it's seeing those triggers for me that take me back to the days that we swam together in Bonny Eagle Pond, going out to Ice cream at Shaw's Ridge Road (funny I work right around the corner from there now) gathering lightning bugs and you know just having a big brother that you knew would watch out for you, I often sit and read the two letters that he sent me when he was in boot camp. That was a huge part of my teenage years, too soon to experience death and loss, but lessons were learned and remembered. My days of being education and all the children whom came in eager each morning to learn or play and those other children who clung tight to their parents legs begging them not to go and convincing them that today was going to be a fun day, It's amazing to think about all the families that I worked with and you know I saw and old daycare child that I cared for at my first job right out of college and God did I feel old, he is now in High School and WOW was all that I could say, would those children whom I looked forward to seeing each day remember me or what about the families that came to me for advice, would they remember the time and effort that was given to their child on a daily basis. I have now moved on from that stage in my life to caring for others children, Burn out I guess you can say, or wanting to put the effort into my child's life, plus I found out what really makes people (mean people) tick and what they are willing to do to get what they want, I'm glad that I'm no more apart of that.
These are just a couple of thoughts that I had today that triggered me to blog after reading some others. I'm just very grateful for what I have and whom I have in my life my family who make me feel good about myself and what I am today, I cant forget about my friends I may not have many, they are a few and far between but it's a whole lot more cosy that way.
I think that the things that get thrown our way in life are put their to make us better people and the experiences that we had when we were young and the lessons that we face today are just more of us becoming who we really are. . . . . . . .

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

An Outdoor Adventure

I often sit and think about Why I love Maine and Why I would not want to call any other place Home. After the weekend of July 4th I now know why. . . . . . . . . . we love the great outdoor of beautiful Maine. I like to call us avid campers, we have a 26 foot camper (an old one) but we still decide to pitch a tent and enjoy the Great Maine Outdoors. We pitched our tent for the long weekend at Beautiful Sebago Lake State Park site 40. I must say a nice spot. We were glad to have the Creedon Family join us for a great weekend of Fun and plenty of sun. If we were not at the beach we were cruising the lake in "BUCK" the boat. The water temperature was perfect and refreshing at the same time. Amber finally got her nerve up to go on the tube and after some tears and yelling to dad"don't go too fast" a smile did appear and she did have a fun time, Jacob also tried out his tubing skills and no tears as he was fearless riding the waves in the tube, giving thumbs up to mom and telling me "we did it" he never stopped smiling. (Thanks Jessica for letting me take him on his First tube ride) Nothing beats camping and the way that food just tastes better outside, Matt was in charge of providing nothing but healthy camp food to all of us and I must say that those smores really did hit the spot, I think their is quite a bit of roasting perfection competition that goes on between Jessica and Matt as they study the fire for the perfect coals to begin to brown and create the perfect marshmallow. I think our next camping adventure their will have to be a contest.

I would not had wanted to spend the 4th of July any other way, with Family and Best Friends.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

DWS Weekend

The bags were packed and the goods were on ice and the boat was all hooked up. Before long Jessica and I were on our way to Sebago Lake State Park. After locating site 223 we wasted no time in setting up camp, beginning with the massavie tarp I think that the reason that people stared was due to that tarp and how prepared us three girls were. Jen arrived and the tent was up in record time 15 minutes to be excat. The weekend was full of lots and lots of laughs and the weather did not dampen our spirts at all. I think that we learned a lot about each other, and became closer than just friends we realized that we were truly sisters after all. How the three of us can be mesmarzed by the laughter of each other, and the truley amzing talents that were displayed has a lot to say about who the three of us truley are. Though we may not be speedy on skis but god did we look GREAT trying and the tube well the smile on one persons face said it all just let me say not sure she wanted to get out of the tube. Thier is so much more to say and I'm sure this could turn into a 100 page book by the time that I'm done I will just leave this with a few quotes from the weeked, "BUCK" "FIRE" "YOU LIKE THAT" "CAT" "LEACHES" "WANNA PLAY A GAME" "TALENT NIGHT" "PEANUT BUTTER CUP PAPER" "WORK IT<>