Thursday, April 30, 2009

Laugh Out Loud Funny

Okay, so if you like reading blogs and especially like reading funny blogs (which this blog is not 'cause I just don't have the skillz), please check out this blog:

Seriously, the chick that writes this blog makes me laugh out loud when I read her posts (really - Jay and Hank look at me like I'm a kook). She is sooooo funny. I have a tummy ache from laughing so loud at her Adventures in Nature post which you can see directly here:

Trust me on this one.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What A Weekend!

Had a great past couple of days - the weather was (still is) awesome! Friday night Jami, EB, Deb and I went out to eat at a great place in Warwick called NYLO. The food was delish and I am definitely bringing Jay there soon. We then went to a comedy show featuring Cal Verducci, who we went to high school with. It was a riot!

(Pic from Flicker - Square the A)

(Pic from Flicker - Kerri9494)

Saturday, I had Thea. We got new sneakers at StrideRite and went to Jami's for a playdate with Drew and Grant.

Sunday was the bestest day of all! Jay and I hit the road early and went down camp. It was beautiful - almost 90 degrees. We sat by the pond and read for a while, saw Tim, Megan, John, Lorraine, Kathy and Scott - YEA! Hank got to play with his new friend Benny and also with Auggie. And go swimming!

We then drove to the Plymouth waterfront and went for a walk. We stopped and got a yummy pizza and salad which we took to a park and had an impromptu picnic. Hank my crusts so he was super happy. It was so sunny and warm. I did get a bit of a sunburn, but it will fade to a tan by tomorrow.

We got home and decided to make homemade ice cream. Jay bought the ingredients while I pureed some fresh strawberries. We set up our ice cream maker and ended the day with a yummy treat.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Life on the Farm

Ever wonder what it's like to live on a farm when you're two years old? Here's the answer.

On A Boat

I love, love, love this for no reason other than it is straight ridiculous.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ode to Tim

Due to his comment fetish, I must give Tim accolades. His comments never fail to brighten my day and always contain the word "farts." Thank you, Tim. You truly are amazing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

No Comments = Amy Sad

You know what I hate? I hate that no one ever (except Tim) leaves me comments. Does anyone even read this thing? I look ever day and it is very rare that there is a new comment waiting for me.
Please leave me a nice note and make me smile!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Greek Easter

Went into Southie for Greek Easter today. All I have to say is - lamb, feta cheese, olives and gloktabori (spelled wrong, I'm sure). So, so YUMMY! And I played with the kids for HOURS! I'm thoroughly exhausted.

I love this picture! Thea is looking at Maggie so adoringly!
My sister Becky made this cake. It's supposed to be a bunny for Easter, but it kinda looks like a mouse! The kids loved it.

Remember the kids' table. I sat at it until I was about 25!
We did a lot of coloring. I wish I took a picture of my coloring. It was awesome.

This is Maggie. She thinks I'm a "teenager." I just smile and nod! Love her!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Babysitting Drew & Grant

Hi Drew! This one's for you! But first I have to warn you that I say the words "up in your grill" and giggle like a maniac. Seriously, what is wrong with me??

America's Hometown

Yesterday, work brought me to Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth, MA. You know...the home of the (in)famous Plymouth Rock. It was a gorgeous day and I was so glad to be out of the office. I could sooo live in Plymouth. I just love it! Maybe least I get to spend my summers here!

Last night Jay, Hank and I took a hike to a vernal pool we've been keeping our eyes on. We brought a net and bucket and did some muck scooping. We found all sorts of creepy crawlies and even a baby frog (aka tadpole), but no salamanders or fairy shrimp. We're going to go back in a few weeks and see what we can find. I love that we make it a priority to spend a lot of time outdoors. I bet Jay and I spend more time outdoors than 75% of the people in Massachusetts. I love it, especially now that spring has sprung! It reached 70 degrees yesterday!

As we were walking on the trail, I found some hair from a white-tail deer.Of course Hank had to sniff, sniff, sniff it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I Feel Like a Four Year Old!

So I gave blood today. Everything was going along just fine until after I finished giving blood and I got to the station where they give you a drink and some cookies. I remember sitting down, taking the cap off my cranberry juice, feeling dizzy and then....

I was in a deep, deep sleep and woke up to about six nurses huddled around me! And I was on the floor! And there were wet cloths all over my face! And there was a sheet on me!

I had no clue where I was or what happened - it was so scary! I quickly regained my senses and asked how long I had been out. The nurse said less than a minute. Then I asked if I fell, and she said that I slumped at the table, but they put me on the floor.

Then, THEN! I felt a little weird 'down there' and realized that I PEED MY PANTS!!!!! That's right folks, I peed my pants like a little kid! There were people sitting pretty close to me and I kept saying "I can't believe I peed my pants!", and the nurse kept telling me to shush - she was so embarrassed for me. But, I mean, HELLO! It was totally apparent that I peed my pants when I passed out! I thought it was kind of funny.

I had to call Jay to come get me - they wouldn't let me drive home because I almost passed out again when they sat me up. I got pee on the seat of his Chevelle! I thought he was going to have a heart attack! But I told him I peed my pants, so he should have put a towel down or something. It's going to be a long time before I give blood again! And hopefully that's all I'll 'donate!"

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I'm more of a Mother Nature type spiritualist, so I thought these very fitting. Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

This could be dangerous...I've learned how to post videos to this thingy!!

Here's one of Hank and his best friend, Dusty, playing last July.

Riding the Cart

I took this video when we were riding the golf cart. First, I'm an idiot and don't know how to make this not sideways. Second, do I really giggle this much? Ug.

My Weekend

First of all, yesterday was April 11th. And it snowed. Seriously, what the hell is up with that? And it wasn't a tiny little flurry - it was coming down hard for about 30 minutes or so. I tried taking pictures, but they all came out crappy. If you look at the picture below, you can see some white streaks, including a huge one in the upper left corner. That, my friends, is snow. (click to embiggen the picture).

On Thursday, I had dinner with the Hendies and EB's friend, Norma. We also watched the first episode of Parks and Recreation. It was sooo funny! And it's funny to watch a show that's based around what I do!

The Z's got a golf cart! Jay pumped up the tires and took Hank and I for a ride through the woods. It was so much fun and I couldn't stop laughing and screaming as we tore down the trail.

Saturday was date night. We went to the Eagle Brook Saloon and drank some of their yummy, yummy beer. It was nice to get out and just chill with Jay. And I'll leave you with these images of two of my favorite guys: