Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Within 15 minutes of the boys getting out of bed the other morning, cereal on the floor, cat gak surprise and the final straw that broke the camel's back...a full cup of milk spilled in Noah's room. I took a mommy time-out and Noah decided to make me this flower, "because asking you to drive me to the store to buy you one would have just been silly." The boy has a point.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The kids school is doing a new fundraiser this year that I am very impressed with. You are not asked to buy anything, simply review businesses that you use and the school gets money for every review. I am not just sending this to ask you to participate, (please do if you feel like it) but I thought the website would be useful to you as well. Check it out and let me know what you think. www.insiderpages.com/fundraisers/Milwau-Elem
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Before I start this post I just want to say that I was resisting but my sister-in-law started it! We went to the dam yesterday. We saw the dam fish, the dam generators and played with all of the dam exhibits. We went up and down the dam escalators and even went on the dam elevator once. As you can see, Trevor saw a dam fish that was really big in the dam fish ladder. We also saw dam lamprey and other not so big dam fish. They made a dam announcement at 4:45 that said they were closing. So we headed outside to the dam parking lot. We said our dam goodbyes and headed over to the Oregon side to visit the Fish Hatchery. We all had a dam good time! Ten bucks says that the next time you visit the dam you won't be able to resist "dam" talk either.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
So with the new link list in mind, Joel and I went and saw Matt Vrba in the Winery at Edgefield last Friday. Yes, I have seen and mentioned him before on the Blog, I saw him at Mississippi Studios with Breanna Paletta and Tyler Stenson. This time though, it was a solo acoustic set and it was incredible. I had mentioned at work how much I enjoyed watching Matt. He just seemed to enjoy what he was doing so much plus he was a great guitar player. Well, my mention of this turned into, "Hey, did you hear that Tiff has a crush on Matt Vrba?" I swear that I work on a set of a soap opera. Don't get me wrong, if I weren't happily married I'd probably actively stalk, I mean support his work but I am, so I just enjoy his music. Anyway, when we got there on Friday night we were literally the only ones there for the first couple of songs. Well, before he started his set Joel went to find himself some whiskey so I struck up a conversation with Matt. I asked a few questions, he asked a few questions then he excused himself to get a quick drink before the show. Matt headed outside at about the same time Joel was headed back and said, "Joel?" Which threw Joel a little but he quickly said, "Yes?" Then Matt told him that I had said he had gone out for a whiskey and would probably run into him. Okay, okay, enough babbling...it turned out to be a very small, very intimate show and we got to converse with Matt a lot. Joel bought him a beer during the break. Then he personally invited us to his new CD release party in November. Yes, this is open to the public but it was still cool to be personally invited. We bought his acoustic CD that night and he signed it for me...yes, just me. Joel told him that his name would probably just be scratched off anyway so to just address to me. Joel's a good man!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Today we had to say goodbye to our dog Buddy. He has been getting sick off and on for the past year and a half. Each time he got sick we lost a little bit more of Buddy. We have a great vet, Dr. Dean, that helped us and Buddy through the process. We stayed with Buddy and said our goodbyes. It was tough but it was for the best. I held it together until Oliver decided to say, quite clearly I might add, his first sentence, "Dog-dog go bye-bye." So long good pal.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Well, today is Noah's first day of first grade! I can't believe it really. He was a bit nervous starting the new year with a new teacher and a new schedule but once he is into the day I'm sure all will be fine. As you can see, Noah and his friend Cole, look a bit nervous out waiting for the bus. As soon as the bus was coming, Noah jumped up and was the first one on. He made sure that he gave us a quick wave as the bus headed for school. At one time I had expressed interest in home schooling Noah and some have asked why I don't or why I chose not to. The answer is that I do home school him...every single day. We have workbooks, we have projects and I take every opportunity that arises to "home school" Noah. Noah loves going to school. He loves the classroom atmosphere, he loves being with his friends, etc. Not to mention that the wonderful school that he is in has some pretty amazing programs that he can work into that I wouldn't be able to do or afford on my own. Why take that experience away from him when he thrives in it? So that is the short answer, we do both public education and home schooling. I will say that is has been a bit quiet this morning, I've usually diffused at least two arguments and/or wrestling matches by now. I wonder if the two of them will make up for it when he gets home from school?