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Monday, August 24, 2009

Clean house and SCORE!

So we had a very productive weekend CLEANING. My room was last week. This week was the playroom/office. Whew, is all I can say. I just don't know how we can build up so much stuff. Really, I am not out buying toys every week for my kids. I have figured it out after cleaning up the war zone. It is BOYS! They love to take apart things, cut things up and throw stuff everywhere. Really. I have never seen so much cut up paper in my life. I am banning them from scissors (just kidding, but I would like too)!
So, 9 big black garbage bags later..yes 9. I would say 4 of them were garbage and the rest Goodwill. It does feel good to look in there and see a nice organized area!

We totally SCORED at the Goodwill while brining stuff there, we made 3 runs this weekend. We picked up an Imaganarium train/play table for 24.99 in mint condition. Looks like it came right out of the box. Unbelievable! You just never know what you can find. We picked that up quick as it would not last long there. The boys LOVE IT! We had a train table from about 9 yrs ago but the board was trashed and it did not have drawers like this one!~ WAHOOO!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Building a new porch

WEll...we had to rip off our back porch completely...the wood was rotted and it was really falling apart. So for right now there is only one entrance to our house..thru the front. Our bilco door to the basement was also in disrepair so that is gone too!
Our original plan was to add on to the back of the house in place of the porch but....of course $$ is always the issue isn't it?? So we are just adding a very much need mud room! YAY! Need one with 3 should see what comes in from those shoes..etc! Finally, a place to put backpacks, coats, boots. A moms dream!
The rest of the back will be a patio. We have new french doors that we purchased years ago that will go in off the back of the house and we will put in a patio of some kind off of that. Hopefully will be ready for next year!

Will post pix soon!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Parade bound at Sesame Place

Well...everytime the 2pm parade came along this is what Sam did. The picture says it all! LOL. We were testing out this new carrier by Phil and Teds. It is the Metro. We like it a lot. You can check it out at our store

Sam finally woke up and we were able to hit the 7pm parade. So all in all we saw the same parade 3x but had fun!

Sesame Place was fun. Good price and good times:O) Would do it again for sure!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sesame Place - have boys will travel

Sooo...we are on a mini vacation to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. The drive was not bad at all..about 3.5hrs. Pretty much 95 south all the way for us.

We arrived late thursday night. Staying in Willow Grove at a Marriott Spring Hill Suites which is a about 15mins away from Sesame. Yes, once you max out of a family of 4 you have to go with suites for hotels! Just works better that way:) Anyhow, there are 6 of us traveling. We took along my dear niece who is a kid at heart 24:)

So....woke up Friday AM to breakfast at the hotel then off to Sesame Place. Had a great day. Sun was shining! First stop was a roller coaster of course! Then we went to Elmo Live. That was great. Sam was in awe seeing Elmo:) to the water activities. Sam was completely tuckered out and fell asleep while riding on my back then we transferred him to the stroller to nap...he missed the parade so we hope to keep him awake for that tomorrow!

Here are some pics....will post more later!

Saturday, August 01, 2009


Well the sun has come out! WAHHOO! Off to Camp Harkness for some beach fun.
We had a very eventful week this past week. CCMC for test, appts and more.
We are preparing for our mini vacation to Sesame Place next week too. Should be fun..just a 3 day get-a-way.

Sam stayed with his friend Stephen this past week for 1 day while Mommy was at a Phil and Teds Seminar in Boston for work.

This is how much fun they had!