Friday, February 29, 2008

Capturing A Moment

It is 8:30 p.m., Sam and I are cuddling in before going to sleep. A bizarre episode of Lost is on. During a commercial break, I cuddle Sam and say, "Stop growing, Sam, stay my baby!" Sam replies thoughtfully, "Mom, I'll be your baby forever, even when I'm a grown up. Even when I'm 55. I will always be your baby." Tears come to my eyes, as I tell my little growing Sam how sweet he is...such a wonderful, thoughtful son. Children grow up so fast, we need to capture all of the sweet, little moments we are able to record.

On to the big bad and ugly: Our car needs new front brakes, new rear brakes and a transmission flush. To the tune of $500. Ouch. To top that off, our 14 month old new oven/range sparked and scorched at the electrical circuit, so a $100 call to the Home Warranty Company will be on today's agenda! Double ouch. I guess this is the government's way of taking our savings! :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wishing for spring...

The Earl's definitely have the winter blahs. When will spring finally arrive. We have piles of snow in the backyard and driveway. The front walk has finally made a slight appearance. Sam said, "No more snow!" this past weekend. On Sunday night, we had a delightful time at Jellystone Water Park in Warren's. What a perfect place to spend a night. Sam made his debut appearance apprehensively on the "big body slide." I had to deal with him, and it ended up costing me two transformers, $20 and a movie. After his first time down, he said it was awesome, and proceeded to go down the slides at least 50 more times over the weekend. Kate loved the kids area and she confidently made her way up the stairs to the pink and purple slides. It was a great quick and cheap getaway and the bonus night we receive, will have us back in April for more fun!

Sam had his last night of basketball on Monday night. "Defense is Desire!" He chants. We will have to find another sports program for him to enjoy for the early spring.

Lots of babies in the works: Congratulations to all. Vinnie is three months pregnant. Tracy is six months pregnant with a baby boy "Jack Connor." Chris' stepsister Jen, is newly pregnant too!

Kate has school today at the Family Resource Center. She is very excited to take her unicorn for "favorite teddy bear day." She's not been napping, but falls asleep at the drop of a coin when bedtime comes around. She's learning all of her letters and loves to play with Sam.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008