Sunday, November 21, 2010

I never was the "wait by the phone for a boy to call" type of girl. But now, with Paul in Afghanistan, that is what I seem to be doing. Getting on the computer in the morning and at night and staying close, or taking it room to room with me, just to see if he is on Facebook so I can chat with him. I got a chance to talk with him over Skype last night but his web cam wasn't working. So he said that he would try tonight with a different web cam and he said that he was going to get up early, like 3 or 4am to see if he could catch Abby and Connor before they go to bed. So I have been sitting by my computer, and taking it to the bathroom while I bathed Connor, and had it right next to me while I was trimming Connor's hair, just in hopes that his day and night went as hoped and he will be ringing my on Skype any minute now. I am blogging this in a lame attempt to keep busy and not just staring at the blank Skype screen. *Exhales deeply* technology can be so wonderful but tonight it has had me so anxious and excited and nervous and happy and sad all at the same time.....I hope we hear from him soon. It's almost 7pm and I have to wake the kids up at 6:30am tomorrow. I don't want them to stay up too late. But how could I not let them stay up if their dad is going to be calling to see them? Ring darn computer, ring........

Thursday, November 11, 2010

When I Grow Up......


So Miss Abs, what do we think, a supermodel or an artist???? She sure has the brow for either;)
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Dog Park


There is a leash free area of the Walnut Creek park and Modi LOVED it!!! It was such a lovely day today so it was great to get out and spend sometime outside. Modi got to run around with a puppy and he interrupted some dogs training (oops! he was just making sure they could preform with distractions, he was really a training aide, not a hindrance, don't know if the guy felt that way but it sounds good;) ) We made a nice big loop around and he even got to chase some ducks and play in the water. Then we went to another part and played Marco Polo in the tall grass. It was a lot of fun!!!
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Connor's Birthday


I just love the picture in the middle of Abby playing with the balloons from Connor's party:)
Connor loved the presents that he got from Oma, Grandpa Clark and Erin. They were perfect!!! Thanks everyone!
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Connor's Party!


It was soooo fun! We had almost his whole class there and they all had fun bowling. One of Connor's friends even bowled and 82!!!! They got to bowl, then we had some pizza and cup cakes and bowled some more. I wasn't sure if they would be up for 2 games but they had fun and then when they were done it was time to leave. The Mockingbird Lanes was a wonderful place to have it too. They took care of invites, pizza, pop, decorations and tableware. We literally showed up, had fun and went home!!! Granted I went home before paying so I got a call from the bowling alley a few minutes after leaving:0 but it got taken care of, phew! The kids had fun, got a bit crazy after the cake and pop but nothing we couldn't handle;)!!
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On the Way to the Little Park


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Day at the Park


Friday Grandpa Clark, Oma and Aunt Erin came to visit for Connor's birthday. They picked the children up from the Center and had a great afternoon at the "little park"
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Connor's Birthday

So today is Connor's Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got up and went in to work/school. We were going to bring in donut holes for the class but I couldn't find the bakery;) So we just went to school. As soon as the director came in I gathered Connor up and we went to look for that bakery with more light, and we succeeded! So we each picked out a donut and headed down to the Gene Leahey Mall where we walked along the water and watched the last couple ducks that were there. We also went down the bumpy slides a few times and then headed home to open the present that he got from Lily and Papa. We played helicopters for about an hour and then we went to the school that Connor may be going to for Kindergarten and played in the park near it until we saw all the children come out and play. He really liked seeing all the kindergartners. Then it was off to Red Robin, yum. We had lunch and Connor and I shared a hot fudge sundae and Connor got a balloon, which I tied loosely to his pants, and it blew away in the parking lot:( After that we went to Wal-Mart to get his cake and look for a present. For Abby's birthday I got a lemon cake and Connor wanted one for his birthday too, but apparently people don't eat lemon cakes in the fall, but Connor found the dragons from How to Train your Dragon and picked that as his present from Mom and Dad and Abby. Then we went to pick up Abby and on the way there Connor was telling me that his tummy hurt and he was sleepy. So we grabbed Abs and came home to "rest" on the couch while he held his new dragon and watched How to Train your Dragon. He feels "super better now" and wants to go to the "big park." After the park I promised Mc Donald's for supper (ugh, it's his favorite and it feels like we go there ALL THE TIME, but it's his birthday so that is where we are going) I asked if he wanted an ice cream cake from DQ since we couldn't get a lemon cake and he agreed (yes, sweet, that makes up for McD's) All in all, a pretty wonderful day. Abby isn't in a very good mood b/c she is under the weather but it has been YEARS since Connor and I hung out, just the two of us and it was sooooooo much fun. I am glad that we got to spend it together



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