Monday, October 27, 2008

Playing Catch Up AGAIN!!

Agg... I hate when I get behind on blogging and have to play catch up. It's been awhile since I have posted. We have had a lot going on yet I have very few pictures to show for it. No excuses!
Two weeks ago Jason went to Atlanta for work. What do you do when your hubby is gone for a week. Well play, eat out, play some more and eat out some more oh and of course miss him like crazy.

Monday morning I dropped Jason off at the airport and picked up my good friend Anna-Marie from RI. She was in town for SU's leadership summit and arrived a day early so we could play. =) I took her to my favorite bakery Haggerman's for lunch, did a little shopping, chatted and finished the night at Rumbi Grill. As always it was nice to get to see her and her little boy. There was only 10 minutes of the day I did not enjoy and that was when both of our boys were in the backseat having a crying match. One would calm down just as the other one would start up. It was the longest drive to dinner I have ever had. Alex was covered in tears when I pulled into the parking lot. So sad!!! Overall it was a wonderful day getting to hang out with her. I also ran into a few other demos at the hotel and got to chat with them. As much as I love being a SAHM I miss my SAMees, they are such a great group of women.

Tuesday I did some cleaning and then I had two of my good buddies Jen and Nat over for a girls night out. We had pizza and chatted, it's always so much fun when I get to spend time with them.
Wednesday my niece Jillian and her BF Andrea came down for the day. We made binky holders and headbands and bows for the new baby. My front room was covered in ribbons and flowers and jewels etc. We had some much fun though. We hit Pei Wei for dinner before they headed home.

Speaking of Jillian, she was due yesterday and no baby as of today. =( Can you tell I am a tad bit anxious? I get to be there for the birth and can't wait to see her. Wednesday was also the 15th which meant Alex turned 17 months old.

With everything going on we have not gotten around to taking his usual 17 month pictures. I did however to sneak in this cute picture first thing that morning. Gotta love the bed head!

Thursday was supposed to be our Moms group trip to the Wee Witches festival. We had a pretty big group meeting for lunch and then shopping. I was really looking forward to it when I got two calls from friends who had gone early. I was told the place was packed, parking was nuts, having lunch at the bakery was impossible and there were people everywhere. Those who hadn't left yet cancelled out. I ended up going shopping at Target for some much needed clothing and then helped Natalie that night prep for her Super Saturday event. We have spend a few days together trying to get everything prepped. Luckily our boys play together really well.

Here are a few fun pictures of Nate and Alex playing together and a cute video. On a side note I wish I had a picture of the cutest thing that happened a few weeks ago. Nat and I were busy prepping when we turned around and found Alex laying in Gavin's lap while Gavin stroked his hair and face. It was the sweetest thing ever. I did get a quick picture on my cell phone but didn't get a chance to grab the real camera.

The boys playing clapping games and giving each other hugs.

Gavin was able to sleep through the boys running around. Don't you just want to kiss those chubby cheeks.

Nate sure knows how to make Alex giggle.

Friday I met up with my good friend Stephanie for lunch at OG and while on my way to the restaurant I called Jason to check in. Every morning that he was gone he has called me but not that day. Come to find out he had changed his flight to an earlier time to come home and surprise me. Sweet huh!! To be honest I think he was homesick for his son but I can play like it as all because of me, right? I was able to pick him up from the airport that day (originally he was going to have to take a cab) and he was home to take care of Alex instead of my niece having to tend for me. That night I had my Christmas Card Crank Class and enjoyed stamping the night away.

Saturday we decided to go to the Farnsworth Farms for their pumpkin fest. I didn't expect it to be so popular. We got in line just in time for a hayride without a super long wait and then we grabbed a free doughnut and walked around the pumpkin patch. We didn't stay for the movie but it looked like fun. Of course I brought the camera along and then left it in the car. I wasn't about to walk the mile back to the car in order to get a picture, not quite that obsessed yet I guess.
Last week was busy as well. Thursday Jason took a half day so that we could go with my family to see Body Worlds 3. If you haven't heard about it you can check out their website by clicking on the Body Worlds link. It was FABULOUS!! I was so amazed by the babies throughout the different weeks. Crazy to think I had one growing inside of me at one time. The miracle of life is fascinating.
I was also very amazed to see a smoker's lung. It was coal black... I pledge to never spoke especially after seeing what it does to your insides. Here are two pictures of statues from the show... they don't do it justice. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take my own camera into the exhibit. Looks like you will have to go yourself to really grasp how cool it is to see real humans. Yes I said real, these are all real humans that have gone through a process called plastination, where the fluids in the body are replaced with chemicals that harden and preserve the body. BTW it wasn't gory at all for those with week stomachs.

Saturday I planned a Girls Night Out with my Moms' group. Unfortunately numbers were low but that didn't stop us from having a terrific time. We had dinner at Pei Wei and then headed over to Gardner Village for their Witches' Night Out. Thanks to Natalie our amazing photographer for the evening, here are a few fun photos of that night.

Libby, Me, and Jen

Natalie attempting to use the outhouse after a few two many Diet Cokes

Libby and Natalie pose for a pictures while waiting for Jen and I.

As we were walking around we were stopped by these two guys asking if they could interview us. Being the dorks we are of course we said sure. Jen just watched since she wasn't wearing a hat. After we made complete fouls of ourselves I asked what it was for. Comcast on demand I was told. Eek... Great now we will be on tv, lucky very few people I know will have the luxury of seeing the interview. We tracked the guys down after leaving realizing that we need a blog worthy photo to remember the moment. I think they thought we were a little nuts, oh well.

Recognize this scary witch? We had to track her down and ask for a picture, we weren't the only ones requesting one. Libby happily informed us after the photo that not only was she nice but she smelled good too. Oh Libby, you crack us up!

Posing by the candy shop, we took way more photos than needed. We spent the night laughing, dancing, watching people ( oh the people you see) eating and of course shopping. Thanks girls for the fun night, thanks hubbies for watching our kiddos so we could play.

So there are my two weeks in a nutshell. Hopefully my next post will be title Great Aunt Sharie, will my sweet niece Jillian luck, we want this baby here ASAP.


Bennett Family said...

You're having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! i'm jealous! :)

happy haunting...

Nat said...

Oh good times!

kimg said...

I know I say it every time I comment, but your little boy is so CUTE! I wish you still lived next door so I could babysit. Looks like you are having a great October. Very fun photos.

Ray, Leah, Carter and Lydia said...

I'm so bummed I was in Cali and missed Witch's Night Out!!! Dang! I wanna see your interview on tv. That would be cool...

Jamie said...

You are so busy! The body world looks awesome!

Sami said...

Geez, you have been MIA for a while. I was starting to worry about you.

So did you get my email about tomorrow? I don't really check my hotmail mail so you have to send things to my gmail (just in case you didn't get the email I sent to you.) But I'm planning on coming to morrow!

Lslem said...

Shari, all i have to say is
"If i farted I would tell you."

Mollie said...

You tell me I'm busy? My life is boring compared to yours.

And...I can't wait to see pictures of Jillian's little baby:o)