Friday, May 22, 2009

Fear of flying?

So I was about to start sewing up a storm on Allyson and Archie's wedding quilt when I thought to myself, "I should go ahead and blog it up instead!"  It has been a little while since my last post, heck, I always say that, huh?  We have been world travelers since my last post and have been gone a little while.

Have you ever been on a flight with a kiddo and been put out by the fact that they were sitting right next to you?  Well, I would like to put you in my shoes...I flew with BOTH boys on the way to visit my BFF Nichole last week.  Some might call me brave and others might call me just plain nuts.  I will tell you that it completely beats me down with the glares and sighs, not to mention the eye rolling when my boys and I walk on to a plane.  Now, I know that many might say that they might cause a ruckuss - and they most often will, but we are passengers too for Pete's sake, and I bought my ticket, just like everyone else did!  There isn't any special 747 dedicated just to children, and there isn't a kid's section devoted to a plane - although there probably should be.  Sorry, just had to vent so that the next time you fly maybe you won't roll your eyes or even think to yourself about how you wish that kiddo wasn't on your flight.  We sure would appreciate that!

Both boys and I flew to North Carolina on Tuesday and we came back Monday.  Corey joined us on Friday to play as well.  The Grahams were awesome hosts and we did quite a bit of sightseeing while we were there.  The boys and mommies went to South Carolina for a few days prior to returning to NC when Corey arrived.  I am going through some serious withdrawal from my "live in Mommy" Miss Nichole.  I think I am a much better Mommy when there is another Mom around to help out.  

While we were in the Carolinas we went to the beach, the aquarium, a drive through zoo of sorts, and an outdoor center with rockclimbing and water rafting.  Logan went rock climbing all by himself and did awesome until I said "Logan, look how high you are" - right about then he decided he was done.  Everyone was TIRED!  It was a jam packed week with all sorts of things to do.  We were sad to leave right before Jack's birthday, although he probably needed some "down time" prior to his big day.  Happy Birthday Jack!
Summer has officially started here at the Trent house, Logan's last day of school was yesterday and we have already started partying.  He had 3 friends over this morning to play and this afternoon we have had some quiet time to recover before the weekend.  Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers Day and More!

Over the last week or so we have really been doing some Mother's Day celebrating around the Trent house...and of course, I like it!  Logan had a Mother's Tea in his class last week which was PRECIOUS!  Seriously, I was almost teary it was so cute and sweet.  They sang songs, we ate some yummy snick snacks, they gave us gifts and we read a couple of stories.  Here are some action shots from the songs that Logan sang:
After already feeling super lucky, we had our garage sale this last weekend.  We had lots of help from the Aunties and had great luck getting rid of tons of STUFF.  I feel much more cleansed in general.  The house is at least 50 lbs. lighter :)  

Mom and I have been quilting up a storm over the last month or so.  We have made a couple of practice "signature" quilts prior to putting one together for Allyson and Archie's wedding.  I have included a picture of the second one we completed which has the couple's last name at the top and the year of marriage at the bottom.  
On Saturday night we had the first of festivities for Allyson and Archie's wedding in September.  The party was a huge success and my Aunt Betty and Uncle Ken even made the trek our way to help christen their new home.  

Finally, Sunday was Mother's Day.  I wasn't super well rested because we had been out late the night before at the Stock the Bar Party, but I had a fab day even so...we went to church then breakfast at the Local Diner.  Then we took my mom shopping for new clothes.  If you haven't seen Mimi lately, she is quite the diva.  She has lost 30 lbs.  and has a lot more confidence about she should!  We went shopping for 2 hours before dinner and did some serious damage.  Emily was in the dressing room with mom, Allyson was hanging up clothes, and I was the runner between the dressing room and store floor finding new sizes and new things to try on.  It was quite the production.  Mom even got a new "little black dress" for her anniversary trip to Las Vegas with Daddy.  She purchased a lot of trendy choices and they all look great on her!  Such a successful trip!  Congrats Mom!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

To swine or not to swine...that is the question

So LISD is closed. What does that mean for the Trents? Well, not much thus far. Logan is still going to school, Brody is going to the nursery at church, and we are still living our regular life. Auntie Em is hoping the swine hits her school for a paid vacation. I have been using the hand sanitizer a smidge more than normal, but for the most part - life goes on. (That is, until we are hit with the swine!)

We have been extremely busy over the last couple of weeks. Things have been a blur really. Corey and I were blessed with a weekend away from the boys...thanks Mom and aunties! I think all had a fab time during their weekend away. Corey and I were able to have tons of fun in Seattle with our friends. We saw the market, Pioneer Square, the aquarium, Puget Sound, and lots of other things! I was thrilled with how much we were able to see and do. Thanks to Pat and Claud for hosting! Am and Cody - we'll travel with you again anytime!

Logan and Brody had just as much fun as we did. They had slumber parties over at Mimi's, went to the children's museum, and got to go to Andy Brown park. Brody was especially glad to see me when we got home - which I love!

Logan had his Spring Sing at school on Friday. He did especially good and his school sang for about 20-30 minutes...far longer than I would have thought possible by a group of 3-4 year olds. This age is so cute. During the "show" one of Logan's friends was literally petting his head for about half of the program. Logan was very focused on singing and didn't seem to notice. They even sang a couple of Spanish "numbers!"

We are getting geared up for Auntie Al and Archie's Stock the Bar Party this weekend. It is going to be a blast with good company & food! Sorry Logan and Brody, this shin dig is for adults only :(