Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2010 Syracuse CureSearch Walk

Please consider donating or joining our team! We walk on Saturday!

The team I am walking with is a family from my "mommy group." She had a son a couple of months before Jonathan was born. Last December her son William was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. I am walking for William.

The CureSearch Walk celebrates and honors children whose lives have been affected by children’s cancer, while raising funds for lifesaving research the Children’s Oncology Group. This group of medical professionals treats more than 90% of children with cancer at over 200 hospitals in the United States. These experts provide world-class care in communities across the country.

Every day, 35 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer – 7 of those children will not survive. Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children. Although the cure rate is now 78% – up by 30% in the last 20 years – it is not good enough. Our goal is a 100% cure rate.

Please join us in our fight against childhood cancer!

Balance the good with the bad

      I think I'll try my hand at baking this weekend. A Kashi or Nature Valley 100% Natural granola bar is part of my standard workweek breakfast, along with a hard boiled egg, so I thought I'd try making these granola bars. I have all the ingredients so they should be fairly easy to make. Good and healthy and perhaps I'll even save a bit of cash. All good things. But these peanut butter cake cups? They are pure evil, which is why I'm going to make them for our monthly faculty breakfast next week. I can have my tasty share without the leftovers taunting me all week long. It's the perfect solution for evil.  

We all need a little balance in our life, right?



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's almost October!

October 2008
     Cripes. It's almost October. Where does time go? We are finally getting into the swing things schedule-wise and we are busy! I'm trying to figure out what was different from last year when I didn't seem as busy, and I think it's because Jonny was just a wee one and now he's an active little guy. Boy, does it make a difference!
     Lydia really likes her gymnastics class. We had to switch to an earlier class. Jonny was not having the 5:30pm time slot. He was impatient waiting for sister when he wanted to be home having dinner. Jonny is not yet walking on his own. He was a late sitter, so I imagine he'll be a late walker too. He does an interesting crab walk though, when he gets sick of crawling. 
     The school year has started off well. I love my class this year. I have a nice group of kids. Running is going just as well, except I'm back to the gym treadmill for the wee hours. My neighborhood doesn't have streetlights and I'm a wimp when it comes to the boogieman.
     We have been keeping busy doing family "fall" activities. We went apple picking last weekend. (Pictures to follow soon.)  Pumpkin picking and some Halloween activities are on the agenda for October. Pete is participating in Project Healing Waters. He helped out last year and really enjoyed it. He's looking forward to helping out again this year. The kids and I are walking in the CureSearch walk for childhood cancer research. We are walking in honor of a little boy we know. The weather is supposed to be chilly for the walk, but like I said, it's almost October! Time to pull out the sweaters!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

OCS 75th Reunion

     We've had several generations from both sides of my family attend Onondaga Central. This summer the district put on a 75th Year school-wide reunion.

There's dad. He was here for the reunion. This is a newer addition to the school. The new cafeteria wasn't there 20 years ago.

Other parts of the HS didn't change...

HS graduation lawn.

Old timers. ;)

There's my family!

Some things never change.

Picture time!

in line for lunch

 It's too bad we didn't have a fitness center like this when I was in HS!

We are the Tigers, mighty mighty Tigers. Everywhere we go, people want to know...

JP often found grandpa to be a nice place to nap.

Geesh, who is this old timer?

It's grandma!!

Mom in old Mr. Cooks room!

German class!

It would have been great to see Herr.

Smokin' hot dude.


Happy September!

     Happy September! I've been lax about updating the blog. We had a great summer. I'll get some photos posted soon and blog about our summer adventures. September is the "New Year" for me. I'm back to work after a lazy summer off with the kids. I'll miss the kids--it's ALWAYS tough going back to work after having all that time with them. I love my stay-at-home mom time. I do feel like there should be another month left of summer. I think it's because my maternity leave extended my summer last year. Summer just went by too quickly this year.

My life according to Lydia

My life according to Lydia (4 1/2 years old)

by Carrie Bistrovich Bojlevski on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 9:38pm
Copy this note, ask your child the questions and write them down exactly how they respond.

1. What is something mom always says to you?

2. What makes mom happy?
When I listen and when I be a good girl.

3. What makes mom sad?
When I be a bad girl.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
When you play silly and when you tickle me.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
A good girl, and a bad girl.

6. How old is your mom?

7. How tall is your mom?
40 feet

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
When we play together.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
I don't know.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
When you're helping me out.

11. What is your mom really good at?
You're really good at coloring words.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
When you run because you leave me behind. Cuz I'm a faster runner and you're a slower runner.

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Teach your class.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Um, veggies.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
When we run at the park together.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Um, Ruby.

17. What do you and your mom do together?
I use my imagination so we can go to the park.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Our hair is the same.

19. How are you and your mom different?
From our growing scale. You're more pounds than me.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
You even love me when I'm sad.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Um, to the gym.