Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I wish fireflies would teach me how to dance...

Check out this video! This guy, Sam Tsui, recorded/filmed himself singing all the different parts of the song "Fireflies" by Owl City and then morphed all the parts together into this video. It's amazing and I agree with Jessie that it is better than the original. (Jessie - Thanks for the post title and the html code for the video. I didn't know how to embed it so I copied the code from your blog. :)



Love it! He has a album out on iTunes singing a bunch of different covers. I think he has an amazing voice.

Melanie is walking more and more each day. It's so awesome. :) I'm sure when Brian gets home tomorrow he'll be amazed how well she is doing. Man, I give single mothers a lot of credit. I don't know how they do it. I can't wait for Brian to get home tomorrow. I love Melanie, but I don't get a break from her until she goes down for a nap or when she goes to bed at night, which is 8:00pm, so it's not too bad. But it will be nice to have him home tomorrow.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Well a lot has happened the past few days. Melanie and I said bye bye to Daddy Saturday morning. He is in Hershey for a Technology Conference for school. He'll be back Wednesday night. Melanie has asked from him several times, so she is certainly missing her Daddy.

On Saturday, Melanie and I went to visit my friends, Chad and Mary Ann and went Baby Andrew, who turned a month old on Saturday! Melanie is in this stage where she is super shy around people she doesn't know. This was the first time she met Chad and Mary Ann so she clung to my leg for like 15 minutes. But after that she was fine and she really liked giving Andrew kisses. It was too cute! Mary Ann took some pictures, so I'll be those posted when I get those from her. It is so hard to remember when Melanie was only a month old and so tiny. Time certainly does go by so fast!

On Sunday, I had to work so Melanie went to Nanny and Papa's and then they brought her home and got her to bed for me since I didn't get home from work until 9:30pm. We have a surprise Bridal Shower for Jessica, a core team member, who is getting married on March 6. She was totally surprised and had no idea, so that was awesome! :) I must say the cake from Costco was AMAZING! It was white cake, filled with strawberry with buttercream icing. It was a half a sheet that feeds 48 people for only $16.99! You can't beat that! The only bad thing is that is the only size their cakes come in. So it doesn't work for a smaller party, unless you send cake with all the guests. And for $16.99 that isn't a bad idea!

This morning, Melanie and I went to the Carnegie Science Center with Aunt Heather and Alli. We have a membership to the Carnegie Museums and Science Center so we want to get our money's worth! The girls had a lot of fun playing in the Exploration Station Junior. We got there right at 10am when it open, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. So that was awesome. The girls loved playing in the water area and of course Melanie got all wet, even though she was wearing smock. Oh well, I bought a change of clothes, and Aunt Heather had another pair of socks, so we were set. :) Heather and I both forgot our digital camera, so no pictures from the Science Center unfortunately.

So how about that Hockey Game last night??!?!?! It was so awesome that USA beat Canada! It was weird rooting against Sidney Crosby though. The USA is still on top of the Medal count with 24 medals. There has been some pretty spectacular performances that's for sure! Shaun White was amazing on the Snowboard Half Pipe. He blew the competition out of the water. Lindsay Vonn has two medals, while still recovering from her injury. The US Men and Women's Curling Teams have been rather disappointing though. But than again, it's not like curling is very popular in our country. I love the Olympics.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Photos of the Day

What is the ball of fire in the sky?!?!
It was so nice to see blue skies and the sun. It was actually a nice day to shovel the driveway. I only had a sweatshirt and lined jogging pants on. No gloves!
Ahhh blue skies, can you stay for a few days?
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A cute video of Melanie playing with her mega blocks. She says bye at the end. Too cute! :)

Lent

Wow, I can't believe it is Lent already! Seems like we just celebrated Christmas. Man, time is sure flying by. Can life please slow down?! So this year for Lent I am giving up all sweets. I eat waaaay too much junk food. I have such a sweet tooth, but I really want to start eating better, so hoping this will help. Now if only i could get into an exercise routine.. That's for another post. :) This Lent I am also going to really try to put others first and be a better wife and mother.

Brian had a 2 hour delay again this morning. That 4 for 4 this week, will tomorrow make it 5 for 5? Is it Spring yet? I generally love winter and snow, but this is just overkill. And I didn't get to go skiing with my teens because the blizzard came that day and we couldn't get out of our houses let alone up to Hidden Valley. Boo! There goes my one time a year I get to ski. I would love to take Brian to Boyce Park to teach him to ski, since it's close and cheap. Maybe we will have to try and do that... We'll see.

Well Melanie is awake, so I need to cut this post short. No photo of the day for yesterday, but I will try and take some today. :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Photos of the Day

My friend Lindsay has starting taking a picture each day to show snapshots of her day. She calls it 'A Photo a Day, Snapshots of My Life'. I really like the idea, so I decided to steal the idea and give her credit! I am going to try and post a picture everyday, but it may end up just being a few times a week. We'll see... I couldn't just take one picture today, Melanie is just too dang cute. So here are my photos of the day.

Will the snow ever end? I did shovel the driveway today... oh well!

Melanie watching the snow fall.

Melanie has tons of toys but she would rather play with an empty juice container.

Melanie can make a mess of a room in minutes!

The Start of My Blog & My Hatred for Snow

Well I decided to jump on the bandwagon and start a blog. I really enjoy reading other people's blogs and who knows maybe someone will enjoy reading mine. :) I've entitled it "It's All Good" because that is one of my favorite sayings and describes my positive outlook of life.

So I really really really hate snow right now. Normally I love winter and snow. But normally we don't have 3 feet of snow and counting at one time! I shoveled 4 inches of snow off the driveway today and that was not fun. The piles of snow on the side of the driveway are 4-5 feet tall, so you have to throw the snow up over that or it just rolls back on to the driveway. Enough is enough already. I am definately giving up snow for Lent! Now if only Mother Nature will cooperate that would be great. :) On a positive note, all the snow shoveling I've been doing is good exercise. I have been slacking on the exercise department lately, so that makes up for it a little.

Okay enough complaining for one day, no one is listening anyways! As I sit here and type this, Melanie decided to take out all the contains of her diaper bag (that I foolishly left on the floor) and spread them all over the living room. Oh well, she's having fun and is happy, so that's what matters. It is amazing how one little girl can make such a mess of a room in a matter of minutes. Now if only she would start picking up after herself... I'll have to starting working on that. :) Melanie is walking more, but she still does the knee walk. She still finds that easier than walking I think.

Brian is leaving for Hershey on Saturday to go to a technology conference with another teacher from school. (I'm glad he won't be driving out ther by himself.) He'll be gone until next Wednesday night. So Melanie and I will be on our own. Lots of Mommy and Melanie time.

Well I've rambled enough for one day. Snow, snow go away and don't come again another day! :)