Monday, March 28, 2011
When I opened the door this morning, Peyton said, "Aunt Aprile, can you take a picture of this?" Of course I can! He constructed this boat for a Lego contest. I tried 3 times to print it at home, but my printer would only print about an inch of the photo and stop. I have been having some trouble with my photo printer. I sent it to Walgreen's and picked it up after lunch. Good Luck to Peyton in the contest!
I have been watching this Eagle cam for the past few days. Today, I got a picture of both the parents and their 3 eaglets. This nest is about 6 feet in diameter and about 4 feet deep. The first egg hatched on March 13, #2 on March 15 and #3 on March 17. It is awesome to watch them grow!
This little bunny was watching me take pictures today. He didn't move until I looked away...then hop, hop, hop and I would have to look for him. Since the grass is still brown in many spots, I had a hard time keeping up with him. You can see the corn cob that his friend the squirrel left behind!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
We had a beautiful Spring day! Jim and I went to see if the bald eagles were still around...but we didn't see any of them. We saw this engine sitting on the railroad tracks. This is very near the river. Jim's dad worked for many years as the lift bridge tender, so this was familar ground to him.
Happy Birthday, Kyler! We went to his birthday party today. He is two! I got a couple of other pictures, but I wanted to use one of him opening his presents with his parents in the picture. He didn't understand why he couldn't play with each gift after he opened them.
Today is our last day of Spirit Week. We wore our school colors, orange and black. Our mascot is a tiger. Several years ago, the two elementary schools adopted the "tiger" name and logo. The entire district is now the "Home of the Tigers!"
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Happy Birthday, Jim! Today Jim is 57 years old. We had reuben sandwiches from Applebee's tonight for supper. He played tennis and Byron didn't let him win, even though it was his birthday! Byron is just evil, I say!
I made his birthday card....3D. It is an explosion box.
When you take the lid off...the sides fold down and there is a "pot of gold" in the center.
I found the directions for the card on the splitcoaststampers site. The pot was made from the Sizzix wedding cake pop up die...but I don't own that one...so I made my own from three rings of paper. It was a fun project and I hope Jim liked it!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This week at school, we are having a school spirit week. Me, Cindy and Tiffany wore our Rivermen jersey's for "Sports" day. Monday was PJ's day, tuesday was hat day (I wore one, but whined about it all day!), wednesday was sports day, thursday will be green day and friday is orange and black day...our school colors! The students and staff are really enjoying the week!
Giz is feeling a little better, I think. He started a new med tonight. Proxicam is supposed to reduce the inflamation in the tissue of the tumor in his bladder. This dog sleeps all day while we are at work...and then he sleeps for a couple of hours in the evening.
Tonight was our card swap. The challenge was to make something sweet and there was an optional challenge...a color challenge. We were given 3 different color combinations to use. You can see the cards larger if you click on the image. Lots of great cards again this month!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Jim and I had to do some errands this evening. Neither one of us have been feeling good, so we rested this afternoon and went out for dinner. We stopped at Charlie's to pick up some piddle pads for Giz. I told Nate he had to be the picture of the day (he doesn't get much camera time). This sign is in the back corner of the store...so he complied! Love you, Nater!
Today the vet called to talk about Giz. He has a tumor in his bladder. Chemo might shrink the tumor and give him maybe 6 - 9 more months. We also talked about Prioxicam which helps with the pain and to shrink the tumor. The tumor is located close to the opening of the urethra, so removal is not an option. What are we going to do?
I have not been feeling well. My allergies are bothering me. Stacie told me to go get a Neti Pot and try it. I left work at noon and stopped at Walgreens to buy the Neti Pot. I was so plugged up that it didn't run through my sinus at all. Bet I have to go to the doctor tomorrow!
Peyton joined the Chess Club at school. Today was his first time to play in a tournament. He did really well! He won two, lost two and had one stale mate. In this game, there was a "question" about a move...so both boys went to the judge and asked for help. Peyton was right about the move, so he had two queens. He won this match, but lost the last one. He got a green ribbon for participating, but he wasn't happy about not getting a trophy.
I have been wanting to try this receipe from Hungry Girl. You use a regular cake mix and put 12 oz of diet soda in the mix, stir it up and bake it acording to the box time and temp. There were several suggestions for combinations....so I tried the lemon cake mix with diet lemon lime soda. I really was surprised at the texture and it tasted really good. I added a spoon full of fat free cool whip and I had a really low fat dessert! Yummo!
I have a little boy at school that I give medicine to every morning. He can't swallow a pill. We have tried putting it in juice and pudding. He gags and coughs to the point of throwing up. I felt really bad for him. A couple of weeks ago, he asked if he could try to swallow it again...so we tried and he threw up. So, I asked him if he liked ice cream...Yes! I do! He wanted to try vanilla. I bought him vanilla ice cream and he has been taking that pill like a champ! Wish I would have thought of the ice cream last year!