Sunday, May 30, 2010

Party time....

Friday after school Hannah had three friends (a fourth was coming later) over to spend the night and celebrate her birthday.

We did


played with

the sprinkler,

the tire swing,

the swing set

and with the wagon.

We ate

pizza, strawberries, carrots, cake, ice cream and popcorn.

We opened presents,

Played pin the tail on the donkey,

painted everyone's nails

and watched a movie.

We even slept....just a bit.

In the morning we ate chocolate chip pancakes, strawberries and orange juice.

We had fun.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah.....

Happy Birthday Hannah!!!!

WOW it's already been 8 years. It seems like yesterday McKenna was turning 8, and Hannah would say she was 8 as well. Now she IS 8!

Party pictures to follow......soon :)

Friday, May 28, 2010


Well, so far this week we've had to call the Fire Department twice. I know what you're thinking and NO, it actually had nothing to do with Dillon.
The first call was when I heard many LOUD explosions. So I went outside, with child and 2 dogs stuck to my butt, and noticed the telephone pole on fire. I went in to call 911 but first made the mistake of telling Dillon. He promtly insisted that we get out of the house. He was confused, the fire was outside. Wouldn't you know I got disconnected from 911 (because the power went out) and the call went out as barn fire....not POLE fire. In this area barn fire throws panic into many. Luckily word didn't spread, or the fire.....a lot. Grampie showed up along with some guys from the fire department and quickly got word to 911 that it was a pole fire. By this time the grass is on fire, but it only got us a small fire truck which did NOT impress Dillon. Grampie and Don started the generator while we were at little league. I'm glad McKenna wasn't babysitting Dillon that night....I don't think starting the generator went too smoothly. Six hours later.....power.
Two nights later there was a storm. The power went out around 11pm. I didn't do anything about it because I knew Darr would be home soon. When he came home he discovered live wires in the road. Another call to the fire department. They, along with the Town Highway Department decided to just close the road until the power company came to fix it. They came and left thinking they fixed it. WRONG. They hooked the lines up, but had to come back for something. 14 hours later....POWER. I hope this is it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chloe's Spring concert....

Tuesday evening, May 18, Chloe had her Spring Concert. It was wonderful. The kids looked and sounded great. Dillon of course entertained all of those around him by dancing. He really loves the 5th and 6th grade band.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Chloe's 4th grade field trip...

Part III. After eating lunch we boarded the buses and headed to the Liberty Science Center. What a great museum! The kids really enjoyed this. There were lots of hands on displays ranging from learning about buildings to learning about animals. Towards the end of our time in the museum my camera battery died. I did get lots of pictures however.