Saturday, November 27, 2010

We had a surprise visit from Katie and Nico this morning...we had breakfast together.
Jenn & I went and had a manicure and pedicure this afternoon and then to Hemmingway's to pick up a giftcard for michael's birthday present. (surprise party tonight at Singleton's}

We had a great time at the party! Michael was not surprised at all. The stinker walked in with a fake nose and mustache on!
Great time had by all!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Guess what I spent my day doing?

Yep, I finally got to put my wallpaper up in the bathroom. I worked most of the day but decided to put the last pieces up Sunday when I'm refreshed...I have some tricky cutting to do by the light fixture. Larry & I stayed in tonight and had some leftover gravy with sausages and made pasta. We enjoyed a nice piece of my apple pie and relaxed in front of the TV.

Happy Thnksgiving!!!!

I enjoyed baking my 3 pies today. I made a sweet potato pie and 2 apple pies. (One I kept for our house this weekend.) We had dinner at Angie's and were joined this year by Lenore's two sisters and niece and nephew. Sophia and Nico really enjoyed playing with Sebastian and Madeline. Food was great as always and wonderful to spend time with family.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Took the kids to Mcdonald's for lunch and Larry stopped working early and came with us. The kids were so happy that Grandpa was able to come. He loved spending the afternoon with the kids and having lunch with them.

Went to Home Depot, Lowe's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Ate at a new restaurant called Kodiack and enjoyed it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Went to ACMoore tonight, after shopping at Pathmark for my last minute groceries for thanksgiving. Picked up a new fiskars border punch, and some halloween scrapbook paper.

Got the rest of the ingredients for the 3 pies that I'm making for Thursday.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kathy stopped by after work at my request...I wanted to give her a birthday gift and balloons. We had coffee together and she had fun seeing the kids. Glad we got to wish her a happy birthday.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Worked all morning around the house removing the last of the wallpaper and cleaning the bathrooms, then went to lunch at Corry's Ale house. It was crowded with jets fans watching the game. I had the chicken tidbits and it was excellent!

photo of the day: Book that I started reading tonight and 4th in the Twilight series.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Had Nico over this morning while Katie took Sophia to dance school. Chris had his race in NJ today called the tough mudder.
We went to Janine's baby shower in Brooklyn this afternoon and had a nice time. (photos of the day)
Tonight, Larry & I went out to Friday's for dinner and found it to be much too loud for our liking. They were blasting music with speakers everywhere you went. My food was good but the noise level made it uncomfortable.

friday, November 19, 2010

Took Nico to our local library to reapply for a library card. I haven't used our local library in a number of years so they no longer had my name in their computer. I had to bring my ID plus two bills with my address on them. I took out 5 books about cars and trucks for Nico.

We stayed in tonight ... I guess we were both tired and content to stay in.

photo of the day: thanksgiving turkey

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Went to Applebee's and celebrated Joan's birthday tonight with all the sisters and Mom. It was a fun night and we all had a great time getting together to honor Joan. I found a great salad with grilled chicken that was only 6 points for the whole meal on my weightwatchers program.

I had weighed in early this afternoon and lost 1.2 lbs. ..... I am back on track and hope to lose 10 lbs by Christmas.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Took another walk with Mary. It was a beautiful Fall like day with the sun shining and the leaves twirling as it was a very windy day. We walked for about an hour which was great because it earned me two extra weight watchers points!

Tonight was our first official family game night and Michelle P came to join us. We played a few games of Banana grams and rummy O.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Took the kids to McDonalds for lunch and playtime as the weather was cool and cloudy. As always, they had a fun time playing with children they met there.

When we got home, I decided to do a craft with them to keep them occupied since Katie had an appointment after work. We made a Thanksgiving collage by cutting out pictures from magazines and flyers and gluing them to a piece of cardstock. Nico really enjoys gluing lately, I guess because he has so much practice at his library program.

After dinner tonight, I worked some more on wallpaper removal..I'm almost done Thank God!

Monday, November 15, 2010

We finally got out walking with Mary today ...It's been so long due to rain lately.

After the kids went home today, I worked on the wallpaper removal for awhile. I can't wait to get this project over. It'll be great when the walls are all spackled and primed for wallpapering. Then it will be satisfying seeing the paper go up.

Made a roast beef for dinner and had a nice quiet night home. Called meg for her birthday and spoke to Joan for awhile tonight.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Worked on hanging up the Christmas lights outside. I just did the house itself and will wait for the rest of the leaves to fall more before I put lights on the bushes.Too many leaves still to come down!
Finished sanding the final coats of spackle in the kitchen, upstairs hall and master bedroom. Did a bit of wallpaper removal in the downstairs bathroom... It's very tedious and I have to do it in small increments.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Today was Sophia's birthday party at the movie theater...Most of her cousins, friends and family came. We had coffee, juice and bagels followed by a movie and popcorn and ended with cake. It was a huge success! My son-in-law did a wonderful job in planning this party. This party should conclude the week long celebration of princess Sophia Grace's birthday :)
Weather was beautiful so we did some outdoor work including taking down all of the halloween we went out to Target and bought some new Christmas lights.
Went to dinner with Tom & Kathy to Sergios where Charles Ferraro was singing tonight. ( he was in the band Blue Hare back in the 70's and definately my favorite group back then.) Brought back alot of old memories.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another very busy day for me. After dropping Sophia off to nursery school I had the Cableman at the house to install 2 boxes. He had to run a new cable from the den to the master bedroom so he was here for awhile. Nico didn't nap during his usual time. We went to the library to make thanksgiving crafts with the kids. They made 4 different projects which we hung at their home to decorate.

Katie and I had to pick up Sophia's birthday cake after she got home from work and I was running late for the scrapbook crop at St Will's. I called Lynn and we decided to take seperate cars then.

Margaret never made it to the crop, but Lynn and I had a good night chatting and catching up with each other.

photo of the day: Red maple tree in my backyard

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday beautiful granddaughter!

Sophia turned 4 today! Four years ago today, I became a grandma and life will never be the same again. We have greatly enjoyed this beautiful little girl in our lives. So today was a very special day. We all went over for birthday cake tonight after dinner. She was so happy and had a great time opening up her gifts. We sang happy birthday and enjoyed carvel ice cream cake. Barbie was a big hit this year, and we all ended up getting her something "Barbie" related.

I had gone to my weight watchers meeting earlier tonight and was pleased to find out that I lost almost a pound! (.8) Pretty good for having had dinner out last night.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Very busy day today... Had to be at Katie's early because she had a meeting this morning.
She had a tree service come to trim up all her trees at 8am so Nico had some entertainment watching them out the window.
Larry came over when it was time to leave for nursery school because I needed help carrying the cupcakes, party favors and Nico to school because today Sophia was the leader and they were celebrating her birthday.

I took the kids for a walk with the stroller after lunch, with the hopes of Sophia falling asleep but didn't have any luck...they were all going out to see Toy story on ice tonight and thought she could use a little nap. (Nico napped earlier while Sophia was in school)
Had a dentist appointment tonight and then out with my friends from work, to dinner at Baci's...haven't seen them in about 5 months so this was long overdue. I always enjoy their company and have really missed seeing them. We had a great time catching up with each other and enjoyed our evening out together!
photo of the day: Sophia with her birthday crown from party at school

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Went to our library with the grandkids today. They enjoyed playing with the toys and looking at books. I read 4 stories about trucks to Nico as Sophia played with Nana.

Katie and Sophia made cupcakes for her party in school tomorrow and I went over to help Sophia add tags to the puzzles for her classmates.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rain, rain go away! Had to cancel our walk with Mary because of the rain.
Took a ride to the dollar tree with Katie to pick up some party favors for Sophia's nursery school birthday party. Katie picked out a puzzle for each classmate. Car puzzle for the boys and either a Dora or a princess puzzle for the girls.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Larry & I took a ride to Home Depot yet again! It seems like our home away from home lately. We needed drop cloths for the painting and spackling that we're in the process of working on, and also picked up some wallpaper remover spray. We'll see if it really helps make the removal easier.
Katie and I went to BJ's to order Sophia's birthday cake for Saturday's party. We did a little food shopping while we were there.
We listed a few carburetors on Ebay tonight..hope they sell.
Katie brought the kids over for a little while tonight....they missed us...awwww.
photo of the day: my new wallpaper for the bathroom.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Worked all morning scraping and peeling off wallpaper in the downstairs bathroom.

After cleaning up, I went to michaels just for a change of pace to browse and do a little shopping.

Later Larry & I went up to a new bar/ restaurant in town caled Correy's Ale House. It was pretty good and we met a few people we know from town there.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My sister-in-law dropped in to deliver cookies that we had ordered from Kayla for a fundraiser.

After lunch, Pat A and her granddaughter came over to play with the kids. It was a nice visit and the kids played great together.

Tonight Larry & I went out for a bite to eat, at Pastrami King. Enjoyed it, plenty of pickles and cole slaw.
photo of the day: our house and Larry's workshop