Friday, February 25, 2011

School Activities

There's been a lot of school productions in the past few months. Sadly, I took all of these pictures with my iPhone so the quality is junk.

Jacob, Sammy & Ethan

2nd grade play: "We Come Everywhere"

Cohen's Valentines day program

Cohen's Fiesta... his Spanish name: Caesar!

President's Day

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I think it's in the Brown blood

Ethan had to do a project based on the book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He was to pick from a list of options, such as making a diarama of the town, designing a travel brochure, writing a different ending to the story, etc, etc. Well, what did he choose? To film his own weather report! It's pretty cute if you ask me. I blame the actors in the family... Ed and Diane.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Park City Ski Weekend

Eric and I were so excited for our annual couples ski weekend in Park City. We lucked out with awesome weather and fresh snow...among other things like great friends! Eric boarded all three days but I was good with one full day. Gotta save a day for shopping and lunch, right?!? Park City is so convenient for quick trips. When we were there for New Years it was so bitter cold so this trip was a nice follow-up.

View of the Resort from the condo.


Cameron & Sarah

Why didn't I get any pictures of Dan & Leigh?? Sarah - did you take any?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I may or may not have had some time to kill this afternoon.

Here's some recent finds on Etsy. There really is some serious junk on that site but I weeded through the nastiness and found these. Enjoy!

Handmade Rocker

Custom Lounger

Folding Desk


Why the sideways camera angle?



Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl 2011

What could be better than having the Packers in the Superbowl? Um... nothing, unless they are the winners of the Superbowl! We had a great time cheering them on with the whole family. The boys were excited for about 5 minutes.

Green & Gold M&M's

Anne supplied most of the parts to this edible football field and then we put it together surrounding the 7 layer dip. It was a masterpiece of twinkies and pretzel mix. I can't remember the last time I ate a twinkie - and I had my fair share that day.

This is some car that I have seen at school everyday for the last couple weeks leading up to the game. I wanted to paint something on mine the day after the Steelers lost just to stick it to this lady. So obnoxious.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

As if I need another reason to be woken up in the middle of the night.

3:30am: Sound asleep on my back (I sleep on the left side of the bed). Eric is asleep on his left side, knees facing me.
3:31am: I am awoken by the most painful blows to my right thigh/hip area. Blows that are coming from the swift kicking legs of my bedmate, Eric.
3:31:20am: In tears, I have to arouse Eric from sleep to get him to STOP kicking the crap out of me.
3:31:40am: Eric is now awake, heart pounding, sweating, trying to explain himself.

Eric was dreaming. Dreaming about being confronted by a black poodle bodied animal with a racoon face and teeth. What? Can this be happening? Apparently, Eric and the rapoodle, were in his driveway at his childhood home. It was a stand-off, and when the rapoodle charged Eric fought back. And he fought hard. I have never been kicked like that before. Eric was really trying to protect himself and unfortunately, I was on the other end.

Telling this story makes me laugh becuase it is crazy ridiculous, but it isn't the first time that I have been attacked in bed. After Eric and I were married I woke up with a pillow smothering my face. Seriously. I don't recall what that was about but I'm sure he had a great explination at the time. Then there was the time that he punched/knocked me in the nose so hard that it cracked - I thought it was broken for sure. Therefore, this is an issue that needed some research.

Thank you WebMD

REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is characterized by the acting out of dreams that are vivid, intense, and violent. Dream-enacting behaviors include talking, yelling, punching, kicking, sitting, jumping from bed, arm flailing, and grabbing.

In one study, 38% of patients diagnosed with RBD subsequently developed Parkinson disease within an average time of 12-13 years from the onset of RBD symptoms.

The main symptom of REM sleep behavior disorder is dream-enacting behaviors, sometimes violent, causing self-injury or injury to the bed partner.

The person may be awakened or may wake spontaneously during the attack and vividly recall the dream that corresponds to the physical activity.

Seek medical care if unusual behaviors, such as violent thrashing and kicking, occur during sleep.

I think an appointment needs to be made.