And now we come to the part of the Silly Song where Debby the cucumber comes out in a towel.....okay....not really. Here is a giant onslaught of pics taken from one fine afternoon we spent at Beus Park in Ogden. It was the first time we had ever been there, and as the pictures tell.....we had a grand old time. Lots of good memories. I miss fall!!!!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I just tried to pull my pictures out of the order they were downloaded in. I wanted to get b-day pictures for the b-day. But, it took way too long. So, as a result, I don't much care but everything else will be just in the order the pics they were taken. The will not correspond to the day. Kind of a shame - Novemmber 20-27 was a great week. I ran my 1st marathon! And we had a great family vacation to San Diego. I'll keep you all in suspense. They probably won't pop up for another 20 entries or so....and by that time it might be next November before I get around to it.
Here is the David soaking up the sunshine at the farm. Not too much more to say about that. In other news....he still isn't potty trained. That would be a reflection on my parenting style. And I really dont give a darn what anyone else thinks about that. Cause, last time I let Cade do it himself, and it was so easy. It didn't take two years or two weeks of torture, it took two days. As long as I have the money for diapers we are enjoying life, carefree, potty stop free, only think about the diaper three times at most a day, and we are happy. :He'll get it before kindergarten, ( I hope.)
Oh dear. Here is a video of Cade's piano tune he played at my Halloween recital. Oh, this cracks me up. After the recital I had Eric record Cade and I playing his Shout Boo duet. David provided the howiling and shrieking background music to our music. He wasn't too happy about it. Cade did his best to keep going.....he could play this piece (taught to him by rote I should note) much better, but who can concentrate with all that screaming. My favorite line, "DON"T BE LOUD MOM!!!!" Love those boys.
Good chance I already posted these pics somehwere in October - but I couldn't find them on the last 4 page back....and I'm convinced I'm the only person that will ever look at them even if they are on here twice...so to the wind.....more picks of our annual trip to Black Island Farms. Yes, the very farm they want to tear down to build a road.....grr....especially when across the street there are gobs of unused wasting but precious wetlands. Okay, I better be careful. I don't want any death threats from the Sierra Club.
This is a great before and after cycle of the boys' haircut at the beutiy college. I think the end result is simply stunning. This was a fun haircut trip. My favorite kiddy haircut place went out of business. So I decided that if I couldn't make it fun for the boys, I'd make it fun for me (i.e. as dirt cheap as possible..) So, I took them to the beauty college. David threw all the pillows all around the college at least ten times and was a complete madman the entire time.. The lady was so desparate, she handed him a squirt bottle and let him spray down the mirror for the last 10 minutes of his haircut. It took at least three towels to clean it all up - and wet hair? Wow. They really really earned their 6 bucks. I have been too embarrased to return to this locale again, though. I may be cheap....but I do have a small ounce of pride to maintain, and let's just say that my boys left me laughing and more than a little embarrased at this public showing. Good thing I have two more beauty colleges to destroy before I hit the next two towns.
These are pics from a rainy Friday morning run out at the bird watch place a mile from my home. It truly is a beautiful area. I have been miffed as of late, because the whole preserve has been overtaken by some cows - that are not fenced in. There are hundreds of them roaming the boardwalk the last two times I've tried to run there. I'm just not brave enough to run next to crazy cows.....so I"m hopig they fence those cows back in soon! These wetlands really are beautiful but I've got some really mixed feelings about them. They are trying to extend the legacy highway here, and want to avoid ruining the wetlands. Okay....at the expense of yucking up 60 people's homes in Syracuse alone, and not to mention destroying two farms that have been operational for over 100 years. And as the farmers contend....mess up the farmlands and you destroy the ecology of the wetlands anyways....so....I'm trying to figure out how to make a say. I really want the road built, even if it is near my home - inf fact all the better. We desparately need a new highway here. I'm all in favor of it. I know it will have to ruin some land, and as much as I've enjoyed running in the bare wide open....BUILD THE ROAD IN THE BARE WIDE OPEN. I'm no expert but it really seems like we can spare a little wetland, and keep the homes, and parks, and farms, and still have a lot of wetland left over to enjoy. I really think there is a ton of wetland to spare - there is more wetland that communities or farms combined. Call me heartless, and ecologically incorrect, but that is where I stand on this one.