Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

First Snow!!!! Yes -in October!!!

We have had little spurts of snow mixed with rain but this counts as our first actual snow accumulated! In October!!!

We actually didn't get as much as other parts of the state, maybe 2-3 inches, because we live closer to the shore but some parts of the state got a foot or more!

Tucker insisted on "shoveling" the driveway when it first started!

I think the mums have seen better days!

It amazed me that this geranium made it through the snow!
Needless to say, our bushes were flattened!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Corn Maze

As usual, we headed to a local corn maze this year...and brought along our friends, Andrew and Tracy!

The theme was All-Stars of the Red Sox and Yankees

since we have one fan of each team, they did Rock, Paper, Scissors, to decide (with Tracy supervising)

Tucker won!

Trying to get them to pose for a picture together is next to impossible!

From the back is not much easier!

We found the first two really quick!

Looking out over the corn field trying to find mailboxes to stamp our cards...

If you complete the maze, you get a free ice cream. We didn;t quite finish but had ice cream anyway!

We couldn't get back to our vehicles right away beacause the cows were coming home!! lol

We checked on the calves (and a chicken)
Once all the cows came down to be milked, we headed home!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


For today...Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On My Mind..I have been up since 3 and it is 4:40 am now. I'm at the point where I am so tired I can't sleep, if that makes any sense...need to get moving if I'm really going to make all the Christmas presents this year! I just don't have much ambition, probably because I'm tired, etc....

Outside My Window... we are in the middle of a warm spell ... Yesterday it was over 80 degrees which is just crazy for this time of the year!

What We're Reading...I'm still plugging away with Roots and I've also started The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde...Tucker is finishing up the newest Alvin Ho! and I think we may read The Wind in The Willows together next. We've been alternating: he reads a book by himself and then we read a book together because I just love reading together and discussing what we're reading...he's also reading Mrs. Frisby and the RATS of NIMH at school (with his class)

What We're Listening to...since I last did this, I finished A Clockwork Orange and Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff....I'm now listening to (and enjoying) Dracula.

What We're Watching...While I was so excited about this new season of shows, I'm just not as into it as I usually am...watching DWTS (liking Ricky Lake and JR) ; Survivor (not really liking anyone and considering not watching it all!) ; Amazing Race (like Lawrence and Zac, the father/son team...also watching Glee, The Big Bang Theory and whatever's on Nick...We've also "discovered" unlimited Netflix so we've been watching both X-files and The Wonder Years (two of our favorite shows) from the beginning; I think we are on episode 3 of both....we've also watched Baby's Day Out, Rookie of the Year, and Kangaroo Jack.

I am someday sleep beyond 4:30 am!

In the Kitchen....another busy week so nothing spectacular....

Around the House...laundry needs to be folded and more to be done...the upstairs is super clean and the downstairs, not so much...we've been on a mission to clean out the toys and we attacked the living room over the weekend which resulted in a backseat-full of toys for Goodwill...Michael's off today with Tucker so they are tackling the downstairs where most of the toys have ended up which is fine---I have reclaimed my living room! ... we put the Halloween decorations up and out.

Coming Up This practices tonight and Thurs...PTO meeting tomorrow night...going to Essex with my friend Joan on mom;s bringing Tucker to a soccer game Sat and then to a birthday/sleepover at a friend's house...another soccer game on Sun and maybe the corn maze afterwards.

Picture Thought...
haven't taken many pictures this week....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lucky Number 13

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary!

We have definitely been through better for worse, in sickness, and health, for richer for poorer, and everything else in between! I can't imagine having gone through it with anyone else though!

Happy anniversary to my wonderful husband!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tackle It Tuesday

It's been awhile since I participated in one of these.

My son and I are tackling his overabundance of toys so that Santa can bring more (it's an annual tradition!)

This past weekend, we took on a corner of our living room. (while I like to "keep it real", please keep in mind that it doesn't usually look this bad. A friend had just left.)

These bins have been there since he was in preschool with the pictures to show what goes in each. (he's now 9!!) Unfortunately most of the toys have been there that long too! lol

It took us almost two hours but we went through each (completely full) bin and we ended up with three grocery plastic bags to go to Goodwill, 2 bags for consignment, and one of garbage!
He wanted to re-do the pictures on the front of the bin so we did that too. We ended up with 3 empty bins so by default, they are for Legos as they are the current item that seems to be everywhere!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

You Capture - Green

I'm a couple of days late posting these but since I took them I wanted to get them posted!!!

The theme this week is Green.