Mommy wasn't quite ready for the boys to come home so she requested we go and get some ice cream before we headed home. I obviously couldn't deny a request like that so the boys and I headed to Mt. Vernon to the nearest open DQ for some ice cones, as Clancey calls them. You're missing out mommy. ;)
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Well we are done at the car show and getting ready to head home. The car show was packed but the boys really enjoyed getting to see all the cool cars. I think my favorite was a silver 57 chevy. Marshall really liked the Challenge and Clancey liked the motorcycles the most. Personally I think the boys just enjoyed have a boy day the most. Gives me and the boys time to have fun and mommy a bit of time to herself. Its a win-win.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Today there are officially less then 200 days until Ironman Wisconsin. Hard to believe that I have been training for 8 weeks already. I am rather disappointed in the weather. Last year at this time we had already had 60 degree day and was only a couple weeks from being able to ride outside on the weekends. The way the weather has been its likely I won't be able to get outside on my bike until April. So far the training has been going good. Up most days by 5:30 for my first workout of the day and then get my next one in sometime in the afternoon. I think this Ironman will go better then my last one. My first half Ironman in early June will be a good gauge of my fitness. Here's to the next 100 days of training.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
In keeping with his late winter annual sickness Marshall has walking Pnuemonia and RVS. Hopefully the medicine the doctor prescribed will help fix the problems.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Mommy sent Marsh and I off to Cedar Rapids to do some grocery shopping so we decided to turn it into a boy day. First we went over to Casa Las Glorias for lunch. After we were done there Marshall asked if we could go to the mall for a bit. Of course we had to head over to the video game store for a quick look. Once we got done there Marsh wanted to ride the escalators for a bit. On the way from the escalators Marshall saw those crane game machines and asked if I could get him a ball. I checked my wallet sure enough I had a dollar and told him we could give it one try. First try I won him the blue ball he wanted so he was pretty excited. Now Marsh and I may head over for a cookie while we wait for our grocery list to show up.
This morning Clancey has been up and around playing and having a good time with his brother. In fact we are having a hard time keeping him under control so he doesn't hurt his eye by playing to hard. I think Marsh and I may take off for a while so Clancey won't be able to feed off his brothers energy.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
After spending nearly all day laying in bed and on the couch Clancey is starting to feel better. Last night he slept with Jen, which left me sleeping on the couch, and he had a tough time sleeping. Today he got a good 3 hour nap in and is acting like he feels way better. Hopefully tonight he sleeps better.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Clancey is in first stage recovery now so we haven't got to see him yet but he is out of surgery. The doctor said everything went well and she expects this should fix the issue. She did say he had a very thin piece that attaches to his retina so that worried her a bit but she doesn't expect a problem. They are going to have a follow up appointment on Monday but all in all a good surgery and I can't wait to see Clancey.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
After getting Jen's running shoes we headed over to Applebee's for lunch. Been a long time since we've been out to eat as a whole family. Clancey can be kind of a pill sometimes in restuarants so we don't go out much. We'll see how he does today.
While I am quite sick of the snow when I got up to go swim this morning I noticed it was a very neat looking with all the frost on the trees. Would have been kind of nice to have this kind morning on Christmas morning a couple months back instead of rain, slush and a flooded basement. Would be even better if the snow would all melt and it was degrees by next weekend. :)
This morning while Jen and I were sleeping in a bit we were greeted by this. Marshall always comes to our door on Saturday morning and peeks his head around the corner and asks if its time to go down stairs. It always seems to be before 7:30 in the morning. Funny how sleeping in when you have no kids is like 10 or 11 and with kids its 7 or 8. I guess that's just the way it is.
Friday, February 12, 2010
February 9, 2010
Monday evening, a threatening note was found in a Middle School boys' locker room The note stated: "At 1:00 on Friday there wil be a bomb going off."
The district takes this matter seriously. We have contacted Cedar County Law Enforcement. For the next several days, student bags will be searched and officers will be on campus. Also, lockers will be inspected, and access to our buildings will be restricted.
We are informing you of this matter to avert rumors and false information. We will work to ensure a safe learning environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the middle school office at 452-3179. Thank you.
John O. Dayton, Superintendent
North Cedar Community School District
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This morning as Marsh and I were headed out the door I looked over and saw Clancey with this huge plate of waffles. I thought I had to take a picture and post it. Later on I found out that Clancey ended up eating most of it. I guess that is why the kid is so big.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Well after two days of laying on the couch and playing video games I'm starting to feel better. I wish I had one more day to relax but oh well I guess that's how it goes. They are forecasting 4-8 inches of snow for tonight so who knows I may get one more day off. I guess I just need to spend the rest of the night resting and enjoying the rest of the Superbowl, Go Colts.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
This morning we had a council meeting at 8am to discuss the resignation of our former police chief. Our former police chief sent a 9 page letter to the council laying out the reasons he resigned and we thougth it was appropriate to have an emergency meeting to discuss it. I wasn't able to of get out of bed to head to the meeting but was able to call in. The meeting went way better then I thought it would go and hopefully some of the actions we took help problems in the future. I did find out the mayor isn't going to be able to make Monday's council meeting so I will be heading the show up. Should be fun. We are having a public hearing for rezoning residencial to commercial for Casey's new project. I'm betting a few people will be there to issue concerns. I imagine it will be animated.
Friday, February 05, 2010
After my procedure I told Jen that I was hungry and we should use this as an opportunity for an impromtu date night. At first I said we should go to Granite City but the closer we got the restuarant the more my pain medicine started to wear off so I said maybe we should just go to Jimmy John's instead. So we each went in and ordered our subs and ate with no issues. When we were done we stood up to leave and I felt a bit light headed but I figured it would pass. I tossed my wrapper in the garbage and headed toward the door. Next thing I know I'm laying on the ground outside the Jimmy John's front door looking up at Jen who looks really concerned. Apparently I was acting weird opening the door and Jen asked what was wrong and I repeat "I just need to" a couple times and then slammed to the ground. Once I got up I felt fine so who knows what happened but it is kind of a funny story. :)
Today everyone is getting ready have their first meal at the Mill Creek Cafe. The place looks really nice and the menu looks great, can't wait to get my meal.
We just got back from Mill Creek Cafe and the food was great. I had the hot roast beef sandwich and could be one of the best I've ever had. Real mashed potatoes and gravy, no prefab stuff there, fresh green beans...mmmmm! I also had a piece of banana cream pie for dessert which was absolutely wonderful as well. As you can see it was quite busy at lunch time and everyone really seemed to be enjoying themselves. Hopefully everything works out and they stay open.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Tomorrow afternoon I go into the doctors office to get a vasectomy, so Jen and my baby making days will be over. We have two wonderful little guys and decided that was plenty for us. Just seeing how much work two kids are when kids start to out number parents I can't imagine how much work that is. I'm not real excited about someone getting near my little friends with sharp utensiles but I guess that is part of the deal. I also have to take two weeks off from training which I'm not real excited about either. One plus is the doctor prescribed a weekend of doing absolutely nothing, laying on the couch and raiding the fridge. I can't think of a better thing to do on Superbowl weekend.
This morning while Marshall and I were getting ready, Clancey was out in the kitchen coloring on his chore list. All of a sudden Clancey stop and exclaims "Mommy look, look."
Jen responds back "What is it honey?"
Clancey says "Look I made an S and a T."
Sure enough Jen look at the lower right hand portion of the paper and see's both two marks that look decidedly like an S and a T. Even more impressive he knew what letters they were with no prompting. That kid is getting smart.