Wednesday, July 30, 2008


OMG! I kicked mike & Riley out of the house for a few hours today so I could get some cleaning done. I FINALLY got Riley's playroom all cleaned up, threw things away everything. They came home, I started on the living, in 15 mins this is what came of all my hard work! :( BOOHOO... of course I stood over him for awhile until he picked it alllllll up again. Oh well. I'll try again tomorrow :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Riley's first Movie!!

We went to see Horton Hears A who! @ the dollar movie (of course) I figured, if he doesnt do well @ the movies I surely didnt want to pay $9 each if we had to leave in the middle!. It was an awesome movie, I think I might have liked it more then he did.

They had a giant turtle out front, I thought it was pretty cool, I personally wanted to ride it & have Riley take the picture...but.. there were people around .... & I vowed only to look "NUTS" in front of people who already know I am :)

Here is Riley walking down the long Lighted Hallway in the theater @ superstition springs mall theater! He did really good at the movies, except when some mom let her kid run laps around the theater for the last 20 mins of the movie! No offense to mom's who let there kid do that, But I wanted to smack her!! All Riley wanted to do after he saw the little boy run around and around, is.... Duh get up and run! & of course I am not going to let him win because I dont believe in letting him act like that.. So it was a battle for about 20 mins. Sad to say I thought about tripping the kid as he ran around hitting the back of all the chairs and screaming.. I know.. thats not very positive. :( Maybe things will change once I have more then one child and try to take them places. .. maybe :)

We had an overall great mommy & son day :) then we hit Krispy Kream on the way home! My first time ever going there! :) $7.00 for a dozen but.. well worth it :) I was going to take a pic of those.. but.. they didnt last long :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

patchwork & glue

Here is my picture board, I wasnt sure how it would turn out because I picked soo many different types of papers, but I am really proud of it. I can't believe how big it is. I tried to get Riley to sit by it, but he is on a sugar high. There is an A missing, and I am going to change the picture, then it should be all done :)
Thanks Heather for all the help!! Hugs!

How many of YOU are there?

There is only 1 of me!! So.. I am one of a kind, that seems kinda weird :)
This was fun, with my last name (maiden) there was less then 330 people in the world with that last name. & with my married name there wasnt much more, but NO Casey's :)
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My DNA.. & Who I am

about you
You are a Creator

Your imagination, confidence, willingness to explore, and appreciation of beauty make you a CREATOR.

You are independent, and you enjoy your self-sufficiency.

Defying convention, you are very innovative, and you have a vivid imagination.

The look of things is important to you, and you have a keen eye for aesthetic beauty in multiple arenas.

You have a strong interest in what is new and exciting—and that includes forging ahead with new ideas, not simply discovering what is already out there.

Your eagerness to seek new and varied experiences leads you into many different situations.

You're not set on one way of doing things, and you are creative when it comes to finding novel solutions to complex problems.

You trust yourself to be innovative and resourceful.

Your confidence allows you to take your general awareness and channel it into creativity.

You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.

You tend to do things on the spur of the moment, not sticking to a set schedule.

You are Encouraging

Your outgoing nature, understanding of others, and directness make you ENCOURAGING.

You want others to do well for themselves, and you generally believe in their abilities.

You often know what's good for people because of your caring nature and your worldview.

When you care about someone, you don't keep it to yourself: you are good at letting people know that you're thinking of them.

Because you trust people, you take violations of that trust very seriously.

You thrive in social situations, and even though you know who you like and who you don't like, you can interact well with many different types of people.

You have a healthy respect for people who have earned what they have, and you strive to be similar to successful others.

You are a loyal friend and a good listener.

Go here to take your own test!! :) It doesnt take long, and I learned a little about myself

Monday, July 14, 2008

What's up, ButterCup!

I love the crazy signs they have places! :) This one was cute
I went to Missouri to see my family a few weeks ago. It was 80% great! :) which is all I can ask for traveling with just me and Riley. The trip there was great! the trip home was.. horrible! I ended up exhausted and crying in the airport baggqage claim. :( Thank goodness its over though.
Here are some pics from the trip. I got to spend all of time with Paiger, & re-kindled my love for pizza hut! Which.. isnt really a good thing.
After we got to st. luis we drove to Hannibal to see my step mom and her kids at the park! Right after I took this pic, riley tried to throw a cracker to a duck and fell right in the lake!!

This was after, his whole side and his leg is covered in mushy, wet slimy duck poop :P

There was this tree at Bryan's house with an old tire against it, the lighting was perfect!! so I took so pics,. There is one where it looks like Riley is peeing on the tree! I wish I could have gotten some more, but I was soo tired & thought I would have another chance.

This is the pic that looks like he is peeing on the tree.

Riley put the boots on all by himself! he couldnt walk though, but.. with an outfit so styl'n who needs to walk anyways.

I love that I have my own store there! :) LOL, they sale a bunch of stuff with my name on it :)

T Pizza hut... see even Riley liked it

On 4th of July, me & my cousin Brandy.. It was sooo hot and sweaty!! hair didnt dry, and makeup just slid right off! But it was fun!

At a little league game for my cousin Jacob! Riley had soo much fun!! He might be a little Leaguer someday! :)

We have to get one of these! The crazy kid, just ran and jumped right it, this little girl was soo cute, Riley tried talking to her and she just kept putting her hand out and said "no, stop".. She is going to be a tough kid!

ok, last picture of me looking like crap.

We shot off fireworks! & Riley did sparklers, of course he touched if and burned himself. But he wanted to do more, He even ""petted"" a lighting bug! After he wouldnt touch it, so I told him to say bye bye, and he petted it,. poor little bug, didnt know what hit him.

Here are 2 scrapbook pages I made of pics from Amy's page.. I love old pics of us, Somesays I really miss high school days!