Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Daycare pictures...

A couple of weeks ago, we had spring pictures made at Skylar's daycare. The funny thing is, that I dressed him like his dad dresses. A button down with a sweater vest over it. :) I wished I had a picture of Terry in his vest for comparison.

Side note, he looks like a farmer doesn't he? :) With hippy hair. He's had his hair cut since then.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Surprise visit from grand-ma and paw-paw


I was sitting in the garage playing with Skylar while Terry was watching UNC play (GO HEELS) and boy was I surprised to see that Jewell (grand-ma) and Olen (paw-paw) had pulled into the driveway! :) They said they missed Skylar and had to come see us and they came all the way from out west (AKA Marion - our little joke) and they didn't tell us either! WHOAH...I guess that's saying something about Terry, Skylar and I. We never leave the house, ahha! They brought Skylar fun gifts too! We love that they visited us. We miss them so much!
Skylar thought it was funny to try and run over his Grand-Ma.
Showing her how it's done with his new golf set. Tiger-Tiger Woods Yaw!
We have to make time to mow the yard and make bubbles. What a smart concept!
BUBBLES!!! We love bubbles Paw Paw!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Two little monkeys...

We had so much fun with Zeb's visit. We went to the Children's Museum today, yet again (aye yai yai), but as long as the kids had fun, then that's all that mattered to us. :) After all that fun, we came home and watched CARS.... :)...for the billionth time. Boys!!

Eating our breakfast like big boys.

Cheese!!
"Me too mom, Cheese!! "


Um...can you see that close?

Ashes ashes...we all fall down

Here's the cutest video. We were so lucky to have my nephew Zeb stay with us last night. We were eating pancakes for breakfast, singing and of course laughing this morning. They will make you laugh too!
video

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Working and playing...

We had a wonderful Spring Sunday, just lounging and hanging around the house. We planted trees, some flowers and potted some plants. Also, Terry mowed our yard which was very much needed! :) Skylar talked a lot this weekend too. I love hearing the things that come out of his mouth.


  1. He says, I love you, but pronounces it "I lah yee."

  2. He says, Happy Birthday, but pronounces it, "Appy Barfay."

  3. He said his name over the weekend.....I think he says it at daycare, but he won't say it at home, ah, so we were excited to hear it.

  4. I'm trying to teach him names of our family and friends. He's doing pretty well saying them. Of our friends, he said, Emma, Crawford (cawfud) and Taylor (Tayla-his BFF in his daycare class) so far.

  5. He points to things and says what they are, like foot, light, pee pee (LOL). He points to everything though.

Terry decided to hit some golf balls in the back yard afterwards and Skylar decided he wanted to too. We are buying him his very own golf set this week. Well, the toy kind, ahha! He was a little dangerous with this club iron. Watch out cars!! Or mommy's car that is.




Jump Jump....everybody Jump...


Well, that's putting it mildly. We had a great Saturday! Skylar was invited to Kyleigh's 3rd birthday party at Bounce U. Can you say....omg FUN and HOT!! I will say this, if you do plan to go there, make sure you are wearing something that you don't care to sweat in. (note to self for next time) I went down the slides and jumped everywhere with Skylar. He was having so much fun! We will definitely have one of Skylar's birthday parties there. So worth the fun!! My camera of course went dead right when we got there. WHAT!! UGH! It would turn on every once in a while, so I got about 5 pictures at least! The age range was 1 year to 4 years and all you could hear was squeals from kids and their parents. There was a lot of interaction, so it was fun for everyone involved!



Skylar was climbing the wall and then sliding down the other side.

My friend Angela's daughter Makinley was having a great time going down the slide. She's 2 years old and was so much fun to watch.

This was the big slide that the kids went down with the parents. I could have stayed on this thing all day, but boy, was I hot! Not in a good way....I had sweat pouring everywhere. Let just say I didn't raise my hands...(I wasn't sure hee hee)


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After that, Terry went back to Greensboro with Skylar and I went to another party. What Party you ask?

Twilight party anyone? :)


Since Twilight came out on DVD SAturday, we made plans to watch this at my friend's husband's company, Audio/Video 1. It was awesome! I'm actually very glad Terry didn't come, he would have been in heaven seeing all the cool technology that was there. I was definitely impressed, but we don't NEED a home theater in our house, aha! I mean, want yes, need, ....well, there are a few things we might need over that. Don't ask Terry thoug, as he may say different.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Making use of the rain indoors...

Time for Fun!!


We actually had a great weekend! We played at the Children's Museum on Saturday and met up with several friends! Although, it was supposed to be a playdate, it was more of a , "See ya!!" Skylar decided he would rather do his own thing and we ran after him the entire time, haha!

Time to go shopping

Let's make lemonaid


--Oh Skylar does the cutest thing now. He shakes your hand. So next time you see Skylar, hold you hand out to shake his hand and he will do it willingly and look you in the eyes, because he means business! :)

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When we got home from the Museum, Terry and I decided to paint the wet bar/loft area in our house. There are still several areas in our house that needs to be painted, so we just took advantage of the time we were stuck indoors and painted away. I think we started something now, because we're going to want to paint everything now! Of course we both couldn't paint at the same time, because that means Ralph would be the babysitter. Probably not the best idea. :) Here's the pics.


Pre-paint and very Messy (also we never party at, because we have Skylar) bar area! :) Notice the empty picture frames, we have these all over the house....

Almost done

Done. :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

You know the expression, blind as a


Well, with the kind support of my husband, saying..."You can't see, you're blind" or "Please let me drive, you'll kill us." I decided to get my peepers checked. Apparently...I have a vision problem. I noticed that my eyesight started to go bad, seriously 7 years ago, LOL...BUT...I always thought that I didn't need them. Plus, I was scared to death of what I would look like. For example...

Not to be confused with this below though...yum!

So, I decided I was being silly or vain.


Hello new world...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Getting to know me Wednesday

Here's the rule: Bold the things you've done & post on your blog!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (sort of, I was the lead singer for about 2 weeks, ahah)
4. Visited Hawaii....
5. Watched a meteor sower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain...hello I went to WCU
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (I wouldn't be able to eat it, if I did)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lazy days at the park

Ok, we now have a favorite place to play. Actually, I have no idea if we are even allowed to play there, but they have like 10 playgrounds for all age groups and we played on most of them. :) We are coming here more often, that's for sure. I will need to take pictures the next time we go back of all the playgrounds there. It's fantastic for Skylar to let loose in!

Look how long his legs are...he's so tall!! And on a side note-look at his bruises, cuts and scrapes! What a typical boy!
("Dad, you are so funny!")
(Loving his hair right here! )

Working hard in the garage...

(Work?...Really)
While some were enjoying the outside weather this past weekend, we put our Sky-dogg to work. He needs to learn at an early age, that nothing in life is easy and that he needs to earn his keep. LOL, Kidding...or am I? See for yourself.


(Random shot of mommy's working shoes this weekend)

(Got to go mow the lawn now. )

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Welcome to the world Logan Swider...it's a girl!

(Logan Maureen Swider)

My friend Jamie, who really held out on learning the sex of her baby, was surprised with the birth of her baby girl on Tuesday, March 3rd. Logan arrived 2 weeks early too. She weighed in at 6 pounds/ 6 ounces and is 20 inches long. She's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats Jamie and Kevin! Also, a sorry to *Lucy, *Briscoe and *Izzy for this new addition, as I know you guys get peeved that they keep adding on to your family. :) ***(Cat, Big Dog and Small Dog)
(Proud Parents-Jamie, Kevin and baby Logan)


Little girls are so cute in pink