Monday, April 16, 2007

No internet, No TV, Oh my!

Those of you who know me, know that I live out in the middle of nowhere. Thus, we depend solely on satellites for communication with the outside world. Well, when it’s the middle of April and the skies let loose with ice, rain, snow, and more ice all satellites go down. Therefore…no internet…no TV! And of course no leaving the house because there is almost 2 feet of snow blocking my garage door.

All I want to do is blog and check emails and shop online. Is that too much to ask?

We’ve been on vacation for the last week. I haven’t used the computer for a week and I’m going through withdrawal!! I’m typing all this in a word document with hopes to copy and paste it to the blog later…hopefully today!

So lets catch up, shall we?
Saturday was Emily’s birthday party. It was nice to be with family and play with the kids. The party was at Julie’s parents house. They have one of the puppies from the last litter. It was so great to see him and cuddle and play with the dog, he’s so sweet and so cute! His coloring looks just like Patches, but his eyes and face expressions look like Bruno. It was so much fun to finally have Julie, Emily and Keith home.

Did I write about Easter? I’d look back in my blog and see but…that’s right no internet!
Easter was Awesome! The kids had a blast Ian gave them way too much candy, and their parents “conveniently” left behind some chocolate bunnies and candy as they packed up to leave, lol. We literally have 10 chocolate bunnies in our freezer!
We did an egg hunt for the kids with 100 eggs, they each got 20. It was so much fun! I wish I had video taped them running all around. Since winter has not left upstate NY we had to have the egg hunt in the house, so we hid all the eggs upstairs.
It was a great day. Lots of fun, family and food. It doesn’t get better than that.
This morning I am still vacuuming up green Easter grass from the dining room floor, lol.

Monday morning we brought the dogs to the kennel (Patches had severe separation anxiety and it was very sad to leave her there)

We headed up to the lodge at Lake George to meet Keith, Jewl, and Em.
We spent 3 days at the water park and ate as if every meal was our last, lol. I think we ate more in 3 days than any of us normally eat in a week. The boys had a blast running around the park and going down the water slides and playing basketball in the pool. Jewl and I played with Em in the kiddy pools. I had a blast watching her splash around in the water and going down the kiddy slides. She’s SO cute!
Julie and I hit up the outlets and bought some more fun baby stuff. I LOVE Carter’s! I think we could have spent all day there.
The spa at the hotel was on our floor so we figured we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Julie and I both got 50 min. massages. It was so nice! Except my masseuse was a very odd looking man. Short and skinny, with an abnormally large head for his body and a huge bouffant hairdo, lol he was a character to look at.

Some pics from the hotel:

We came home Wednesday night and pretty much just veg'ed out on Thursday and spent some time, just the three of us.

Here's a 32 Week belly shot:
Friday we hooked up with the in-laws for lunch and went back to their house. Ian, Keith and Scott went out for a hike to the boodle hole. Ian and Keith decided to start a new tradition of swimming in the boodle hole in April! They are lucky they didn’t kill themselves. There was ice in the waterfalls and these two went swimming!….NAKED!
They’re crazy!

Saturday was the baby shower. It was perfect! I had so much fun and the baby and I were SO spoiled! We got so many gifts! I hope she stays small long enough to wear all the adorable outfits she got.
I didn’t have my camera so I’ll have to wait for Julie’s pictures. We had so much fun, playing games, chatting with everyone, eating, and of course seeing all the adorable baby stuff. I wanted to start the thank you’s today, but I’m snowed in so it will have to wait until tomorrow.
Our friends Justin and Laurie came over Saturday night. I gave them directions (Sorry Laurie, lol. Not sure where that one street name came from) and they were going to meet us at our house. On our way home Ian got off the exit before ours because he wanted to get gas. As he was paying the toll he said he could smell rubber. We pulled over and guess what…A flat tire! Completely flat! Thank God we got off the highway when we did because that tire was ready to go and at 80mph we would have been in some serious trouble. So, Justin and Laurie beat us to our house…even with the bad directions, lol. We eventually made it safe and sound.
Justin and Laurie spent the night and Sunday morning Ian made us all pancakes and we went through all the baby gifts from the shower. Then we all sat in the living room putting baby apparatus together. Swings, travel systems, bouncy seats, it’s awesome! I can’t wait for her to get here!

We got three of the same bouncy seat, thanks to Target not updating my registry. But it will actually work out perfect because I can return the two extra and get a play yard for free.

Thank you to everyone that came to the shower, and a special thanks to Julie, Mary, and Mom for a wonderful shower. I love you guys! The shower was great! Thank you so much!