Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wise Decision?

See what happens when you leave heavy, earth moving equipment parked in front of our house?

The Boggios take over. We even tried looking for the keys to the bulldozer in an attempt to do some landscaping to our front yard. No luck!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Compass Presentation

Sunday evening was the year end celebration for Rangers and Rangers at church. Amy achieved her Honorary Rainbow pin by earning all possible badges over the last two years.

Rocco began attending Rangers two and half years ago. Most of the boys in his group started when they started Kindergarten. He also earned all possible badges for his group along with three other boys. That had never been accomplished before and all the boys were presented with a compass. We are really proud of him.

I also would like a tiny recognition as I have sewn on all the badges on the kids vests and have a bunch to put on Rocco's vest too as he earned a bunch in this last quarter. It may take me all summer.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Star is Born

Well the long anticipated recital ocurred last Saturday. I have tried several times to load the video from dress rehearsal but I think it is too long and won't upload. It wasn't very good quality but would have given you a flavor. Amy LOVED being on stage. The recital was great. I really enjoyed all of the performances. Amy's song was second to last but it was totally worth the wait. They darkened the stage between each number. For the first show, Amy walked across the stage and back again before she found her spot to start the song. We will be taking a collection for all future recitals in the event Amy is in more than one number. Some of the girls performed five or six times. Knowing Amy's costume was $40, and you start multiplying that....Ouch! It will be worth it though. She has totally been on cloud nine.

Now imagine some maracas, bright orange.

We are pretty sure Rocco was her biggest fan.

I need to get ready to do it all again next year. I was exhausted for the next two days.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Brewer Fun

We were invited to the Brewer Game by John's boss and all the kids got to meet Bernie Brewer at the pre-game tailgate party!

And what Brewer Game would be complete without meeting the Italian Racing Sausage?

Brewers crushed the Reds that night!

Did you hear...

That our baby is five years old?

We had Kindergarten Orientation that week as well and she is all ready to go now! Her and Rocco will have class rooms close to each other so she is very excited!


So like two years ago we were notified of progress happening across the street from where we live. The vacant grocery warehouse property was going to be developed into an upscale shopping center.

Last year in the Spring they started tearing it down. My hope was to have a time line showing the change as it occurred by taking a picture each month from the same spot in our driveway to see how the changes have occurred. This is how it looked at the beginning.

The last picture I took last year looked like this.

Then I got really bad at taking pictures but if memory serves there wasn't a whole lot to see except them flattening out a lot of dirt. Over the winter they started construction on the Target and new Pick N Save grocery store, but again, not a lot to see as basically the foundations were being laid.

Last week, Target had it's annual shareholders meeting at the new store. This is our view now.

Target is suppose to open at the end of July as is Pick N Save. They are widening the street and will begin tearing up in front of our house shortly. We are getting some free landscaping out of it so that should be sweet. I am getting my wagon ready for my short trip to go shopping.