Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
For the last three years, our ward has participated in the Parkinson's Alliance 5K. This race is particularly special to me, because it was my first one ever and is what brought me to the point where I am now. (that is: training for a Half-Iron man Triathlon on November 1st, for those who haven't been in audible, visual, readable or subliminal range of me in the last 18 weeks....)
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We found this beautiful guy on our parsley and looked him up on the Internet and found out he is Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar. We put him back on the parsley, and he was there the next morning and I was SOOOO excited that we might get to see him go into a chrysalis and everything! Unfortunately, he is now missing! But we really enjoyed meeting him!
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
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The night was very crisp and clear, but with a full moon, we didn't get to see many stars. Right around 1 am, Delaney got cold and uncomfortable and started whining. It was so clear and calm that her crying just seemed to echo throughout the camp site. We got her settled down and then Derick started whining and crying and echoing (well, ok, not really, but...) but pretty much made it clear he wanted to go home. He sealed the deal when he said he would take Delaney with him!
Gibson was happily in his very own tent through all of this- a tent shaped like a shark I might add! He definitely got lots of attention with it!
All the sweet kiddos on the nature walk- Gib is on the end on the right with the really dirt knees!
The next morning we had yummy breakfast of pancakes cooked by the men and then to a nature walk with our very talented Mary Jane, who is our resident naturalist and then Derick came and picked us up and we broke camp and headed home (tried to defrost and shower and unpack!!). It was so fun and I am sure they will make it annual tradition!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
I bet you guys cannot believe the surprise when on the Second day of school my son came home with a fundraising packet. A catalog that has it all- even Dreidel salt and pepper shakers. So if you can find it in your hearts to buy stuff from my kid to support his school, I would greatly appreciate it. This catalog has everything: tchatchkes, chocolates, cheeses, gift wrap, magazines, picture frames- I mean WE GOT IT ALL!!
So since not everyone can pour lovingly over the amazing catalog, we have actually made it easier for you! A Website!
When you check out, it makes it really easy by asking what state is your fundraiser in (NJ), what city (Ewing) and then what organization (William Antheil PTO)? The promo letter says that “ your quality items will arrive in plenty of time for holiday gift giving” so there you go, how can you lose??
(as you can tell, I am writing this firmly tongue in cheek!)
Thank you! And if you just want to call me and I can put an item through the old fashioned way, just let me know! Gibson could win a WII for any order placed!!!
Oh, and if you want those salt and pepper shakers, they’re item number 8273!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 5:12 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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Gibson's day was pretty good! He got up bright and early and remembered to wear red, white and blue for Constitution day (his school sent a reminder) and got to watch an Avatar (OK, broke down and bought a couple of the box sets!). Then we drove to the donut shop for Munchkins for birthday snack time and ran him to school with some Capri-suns too. Delaney and I ran around like idiots trying to exercise (whod'a thunk, huh?), buy last minute party favors and stuff (RRREEEAAAALLLLY scored at Dollar Tree) and to clean and set up the house!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Saturday, September 6, 2008
My trainer and friends! He g0t 2nd in his age group for the Half-Ironman. I g0t 2nd place Athena in the Olympic "mini" distance (which actually means it's a bigger Olympic than a regular, but sounds mini-er!) Official results will be posted here soon! I did so much better than in July- it is amazing what two months of practice can do! I was about 18 minutes "slower" in this race, but the distances were much longer and the course was CRAZY challenging! oh- and id I mention the rain from the hurricane formerly known as Hanna came right as I got off my bike?? It was actually really fun to run in the rain- the temperature was warm enough that you weren't cold, but very comfortable. I definitely had my prayers answered on this one! If the rain had gotten heavy while I was on my bike, the difficult course would have been TREACHEROUS! I was really thankful!
NEXT and final one of the season is the Half- Ironman!!! EEEKKK!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 2:57 PM
Friday, September 5, 2008
Right line! With Mrs. Smith! He got on the bus on time, got in the right line with the right class- and when I congratulated myself, a mom said "yeah, but they forget it all over the weekend and you have to start all over again!" THANKS FOR THE CONFIDENCE! AACK!
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Short classic Gibson story- as a last hurrah yesterday, Gib, Joshua, Aiden, Donavan, their moms and of course Delaney got lunch and hit a park for the afternoon. On a pouting jag, Gibson went to a far bush, where he found what I thought was dog bone toy. He wanted to pick it up , and I was kinda like- that's gross, but I guess you can, and kinda walked back to my friends. He comes up and is like- look this bends! I look down and he has the "toy bone" in one hand and A DEER LEG IN THE OTHER- COMPLETE WITH HOOF AND SOME RESIDUAL FUR FUZZ. I start yelling for hand sanitizer and all the other moms gag!!!! Only my boy would find a severed LEG to play with!!!!
So school has begun!! Gibson is the BIG Kindergartner! His first official day was today, Wednesday, but there was an orientation where he got to meet with his class and learn some about the school yesterday.
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