May 16, 2008

Cost of Gas

We recently sold hubby's truck. We did this for a few reasons, we needed the cash and with the cost of gas going up we are going to try and see how well we can live off of one car - at least for the summer. His truck was very old and we could have sold mine but his is a stick shift and I don't know how to drive a stick shift. So with only one car this is going to force me to ride my bike to work and from work every day instead of when I feel like it. Of course we started this week off on Monday with a big snowstorm (luckily it stopped around mid-morning and dried up) and then yesterday Joe and Mikayla had to go to Grand Junction for an eye appointment and I had to deal with Lily by myself and the weather was not nice enough to push her in the stroller so I had to get a couple of rides to make these work.

What are you doing or planning on doing to not use as much gas this summer?

May 12, 2008

Not Blogging

I have been very busy with work, two little ones, company and what not - so I have not had time to blog except after 9pm when both kids are in bed and normally I am too tired that all I do is pump and go to bed. Joe and I don't have much time for each other because I am so tired in the evenings.

I am getting caught up on blogging tonight. Even though I am doing multiple blog entries tonight the ones below are re-dated to reflect when I should have done them - that way they will make more sense - at least to me.

May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day we went to a local restaurant called Garlic Mikes for brunch. I figured it was a good reason to put a skirt on. Mikayla and I are sitting next to the river which is right outside the restaurant. We even saw a beaver swim by.
The whole family.

Here are the grandparents.

May 10, 2008

Mikayla is 3

Mikayla turned 3 on May 7th and all I have to say is where did the last 3 years go. It seems like yesterday she was a baby.

Grandma and Grandpa (Joe's parents) came in on Wednesday to help her celebrate her birthday. There present was the trampoline and it was a huge hit. On Saturday we had a birthday party and invited all of her friends.

They had plenty to do, we planted seeds in pots for them to take home and grow either flowers or herbs. Then it was time to hit the trampoline.

After that is was time to play in the sandbox.

Mikayla's daycare provider, Eric, was there and he made baloon animals and a crown for Mikayla to wear.

Cake Time!!

After opening presents they sat on her bed while I read a new book she received. That lasted less than 5 minutes!

Overall she had a great time and I think the party was a huge success.