Party of 4 - NY sports and beach loving family!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

We weathered the storm

I have never seen so much rain! My Mom and I ran out to Pathmark on Sunday and came home drenched. Then at about 4:30 pm, Steve and I went out to dinner in Old Bridge and were caught in a downpour as we left our house. From the time we got to the restaurant until we got home, the rain stopped. All night it rained, thunder roared and lightening flashed - too weird.

I was shocked Monday morning to get a call from Steve that I should stay home due to the flooding. There was no way for me to get to my office. Rt. 18, Easton Ave and River Road were closed. I spent the day working in the kitchen on my laptop. I got SO much done and the kids were happy Steve and I were home. I had an appointment with the Dermatologist that I ran to and our architect came to review the plans for our kitchen. It was an ugly day.

Tuesday I had planned a work at home day so that I could attend David's Spring Concert. Steve decided to attend too as well as my parents. The show was adorable. David did a great job. He sang loud and did all the moves. We are all so proud of him. After we picked him up from class, we had a conference with his teacher because I missed Parent/Teacher conferences last month. His teachers said he is doing great. I knew he was a smart cookie. We got home a little before noon and I worked the rest of the day from the kitchen on my laptop. Steve headed off to baseball practice around 2:15 pm. David played and Ava slept. Once Steve got home, we cooked dinner, ate, cleaned up and watched the Yanks. I was shocked they were not rained out. Steve and I placed a bet on the game. If the Yanks won, I got a massage and if the Indians won - he did. Guess who's back will be feeling better soon? Yup, ME!

Today I weighed my self to find that I lost another 2 lbs!! I am VERY excited. Only 14 more to go - woo hoo! I am back in the office today. The kids are with my parents. Steve is at work, then has practice and then a meeting. He'll be home pretty late. I plan on eating my left overs from Sunday and scrapping a little bit. That is all dependant on the kids behaving :)

One more are the kids being kids....
Devilish Smile

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Where is spring?

I am FREEZING and sick. Does not sound like Spring does it? Well, it does not feel or look like it either. The weather made for a very somber Easter. Aside from David getting the gifts he wanted from the Easter Bunny and the kids getting dressed up, the day was pretty blah.

We did go to my Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob's beautiful new shore house for breakfast and that was great. I love the house - very big and airy. Perfect for the beach. Lots of bathrooms and bedrooms. They are going to have a great summer. As always, the food was delicious and the company was fun. We did not stay too long, because I felt like my head was going to explode! I slept in the car on the way home. Something I NEVER do.

Once we got home, I rested on the couch (something else I never do) to try and get rid of my throbbing headache. At about 4:30 pm my parents showed up and we went over to the diner for our 5 pm reservation. I got my usual egg white omelete and David got his 'million dollar pancakes' (otherwise known as silver dollar). Steve got a chicken sandwich that he sent back because it came with a cream sauce on it and my Mom was served the wrong thing. Not such a fantastic Easter dinner.

I had cancelled dessert at our house with my Mom's side because I just was not up to it. So, Steve, David and I cuddled up and watched Star Wars IV. That made my night. Now I have a Bunny ice cream cake in my freezer. Anyone want to celebrate Easter when it gets warmer?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I hope the bunny is good to you!

The eggs are hidden, the baskets are stuffed and I am tired. Off to bed I go, but not before I wish you a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

May the Force be with You

I see it's been a while since my last post. Everyday I have been meaning to write, but I get distracted.

Steve and I celebrated our 8th wedding Anniversary last Tuesday March 27. After attending his scrimmage in New Brunswick verse St. Peter's HS, my Mom watched the kids and we went out to dinner. We were planning on going to the restaurant where our reception was held, but we stayed close and went to Ria Mar in South River. We both had paella. It was very good, but not as good as The Armory (where we wanted to go). It was nice to spend some time together and be 'kid free'.

Thursday, David had an Easter party at school. He came home with a bunch of candy and prizes. He loved it. He does not have school this week (spring break) so they had to celebrate a tad early.

This weekend was uneventful. We took it easy Saturday. Ran over to Lowe's, had lunch at Chili's and saw the Easter Bunny at the mall. Sunday Steve went up to North Jersey for a memorial service for the father of a friend of his. Laurie came over to scrap for a little and then I took the kids to the A&P. It was real nice not to have any big plans.

I saw in the Target circular on Sunday that they had Star Wars egg dying kits. David is really into Star Wars, so I was VERY excited to get this for him. I went to Target on my way home Monday and they had NONE. I was SO upset. I called my Mom, who in turn called my Dad and after a little drama, they found it. I had them buy 2, just in case. My Mom boiled 2 dozen eggs yesterday and let them cool so that Steve, David and I could decorate them last night. It was a lot of fun. David had a blast and Steve came out the hero for figuring out how to 'shrink wrap' the eggs. David was very excited to show MomMom this morning.

Steve's baseball team is off to a good start. They beat St. Peter's on Monday in their first game of the season. He seems pleased with the team. I helped him pick out their new uniforms earlier in the school year and Steve came home in his. He looked very handsome. The unis are real sweet.

Although I had a rough night with Ava being up due to her teeth, I had a great morning. I weighed myself and lost 4 lbs! Even without losing anything the past 4 weeks, I am 12 lbs lighter since starting the diet 7 weeks ago. Tonight I will be sweating it out at Jazzercise to give myself that extra boost.

Ok, I think we are all caught up. I am off Friday - YEAH - so if I do not get a post in before hand, have a very Happy Easter!