Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am Offcially a Soccer Mom!

Curtis is now on a soccer team called the Sounders. Here are a few highlights from their first practice. I decided to volunteer as team Mom for some reason, so I really am officially a soccer Mom now. (I'm still not getting a minivan though.)

Some Updates

Things around the Fisher house have been just chugging along. I know I've been neglecting the blog lately, and I could make the excuse that we've been sick, but really I've just not felt like writing much.

First off, I want to share photos of a few cute crafts I've make.

Here is a photo of a little dress I made for a friend who recently was baptised at our church. It was my first attempt at making my own pattern and so it probably wasn't the best idea to use it for a gift, but it turned out ok in the end. I think I want to make a few changes so I guess little baby Juliana will just end up getting a second (more improved) dress here in the near future. It is nice to have lots of friends with little girls to craft for.

I also wanted to share a photo of this cute craft we made at my church Mom's group. If you can't tell this is a little photo or note holder made out of a binder clip. It was quick and easy and cute. I can envision making these with all kinds of different papers and ribbons for different occasions. Luckily I had a little photo from our beach vacation last year to put into it.

Next I am sharing some haircut photos. Yup, you read that right, we have officially given up on the long hair experiment. I will say that I was kind of against this experiment from the beginning, but I went along with it just to see how things would turn out. I always prefer an easier option, and combing knots out of a screaming kid's hair in the morning doesn't seem easy to me. It was always one of the benefits of having sons that I didn't have to deal with hair struggles, until this experiment came along. When Curtis had his first soccer team practice last weekend and his hair was in his eyes the whole time, it became clear to all three of the Fisher guys that it was time for a cut.

As you can see Clark wasn't that thrilled with the process. They had been growing their hair for a couple months, so we got a lot of hair off. They both look older with their crew cuts now and I am much happier with the ease of care. I know if I was a boy I would totally keep my head shaved.

And the last photo I am sharing today is one of me and my beloved all dressed up for the baptism. It is pretty rare that the two of us get dressed in anything more than t-shirts and jeans and soccer shorts, so I had to get a photo of this occasion. I must say, I do believe we clean up pretty nicely, especially considering we were still trying to kick this bad cold we have when this was taken.

So there you have all of my bleaders are caught up on what's been happening lately in the Fisher family. Stay tuned for soccer team photos coming soon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

Superbowl weekend

So if you are my friend on Facebook you already know that I picked the winning team but not the score this year for the Superbowl. I didn't really have a favorite either way, I just had a feeling about the Saints this year. Go figure.

The day before the Superbowl I was lucky enough to get a whole day to spend with two girlfriends. One of my friends who just moved to Florida from the cold cold north (Michigan) was really deserving (desperate for?) a girl's day out, so another more local friend and I drove over to the west coast and rescued her from her house full of kids (3 times as many as me) and hit the road. We really had no plan and after an ill fated, cold and windy 20 minutes on the beach, decided we needed a plan B. Yes even Mrs. Michigan, Mrs. New York, and yours truly Mrs. New Jersey were feeling cold on the beach in Florida in February. Hey, 50 degrees is 50 degrees is 50 degrees no matter where you are....but I digress.

Luckily Mrs. New York spotted a sign for Tarpon Springs alerting us that it was only 13 miles away from where we were driving pretty aimlessly and a plan B was hatched. I am so happy we decided on this plan. The whole afternoon with good friends and good Greek food and pastries, and goat's milk soap and olive oil soap and sponge shopping, etc etc etc etc, who could ask for more. After a nice (longish) drive back with great conversation, I got into my car to see the engine light on....well maybe I should clarify, I saw the engine light but thought it was the transmission light until the mechanic corrected me this morning after I paid him over $1000 to fix said engine problem. So you can imagine how my late night drive in the dark with engine light glaring and engine sputtering did bring me a bit of anxiety, but alas, I arrived safe and sound and ready to break out the goat's milk soap for a nice long hot shower.

If you are a mother you probably can guess what came know...the G word....that's right Guilt! Here I was on the morning of the Superbowl flipping pancakes for my kids and feeling so guilty for leaving them and my sweet husband for the whole day. Each one of the Fisher boys gave me a happy play by play of how great their "guy's day out" was, and yet I still had some trouble shaking the guilt. So I did as many mother's have for many years before me and...I got cupcakes! (and chicken wings for the hubby). We spent Superbowl Sunday munching salsa and fresh guacamole on corn chips and playing Zingo and card games galore. Once the game came on I made hoagies which we ate on trays in front of the TV. All three of the guys were happy to eat in the family room and I made them even happier when I produced the big beautiful Publix made Superbowl cupcakes! Yippee! Guilt be gone!

Here you can see Curtis doing his best football pose with his own superbowl ring which had just minutes before decorated his delicious cupcake.

Clark really likes cupcakes a lot.

And Curtis doesn't mind them much either.