Friday, December 11, 2009

Aidan's Thursday

Aidan had a rough day Thursday. I got a phone call from the school nurse in the afternoon. She called to tell me that Aidan was there in her office, he was feeling dizzy every time he looked down. She said he had fallen off of a scooter in gym class and hit the back of his head on the gym floor. I got to speak with him & he said he would tough it out until the end of the school day & when I asked him if he wanted me to come pick him up so he wouldn't have to endure the 40 minute bus ride home he said "No Mom, that's okay, I can ride the bus".

Jerry & I talked to him when he got home & he was okay. We went & got a bite to eat & then headed over to the auxiliary gym for wrestling practice

While practicing, he accidentally got hit in the face - with another kids head. Aidan told me all night & then this morning "He didn't mean to do it Mom. It was just an accident".

Left side looking at the picture

A little swelling & bruising

A better shot of the battle bruise
When he looked in the mirror last night & saw it - he said "AWESOME!".

I think he's afraid that his Shamma & Aunties are gonna come over here & open up a can of whoop ass.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Our first snow fall of the year has been breathtaking! Jerry went around this morning & took all of these pictures.

The patch of woods next to our house

A pond on Maple Grove Road

Schlouch Rd.

Ziegler Rd.

Rt. 625

Rt. 625 - top of Trostle's Hill
Rt. 625 bottom of Trostle's Hill
Rt. 625

Mountain across the street

Pond next to our home

Woods behind our house

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Austin Ebersole - Pre-Algebra Student of the Quarter

Okay, so for those of you who know our eldest son, you know that he struggled in Pre-Algebra in seventh grade. Imagine our surprise when he came home with this yesterday:
I'm not sure what prompted the change, but it seems to be going better for him this year.
P.S. I wanted to take his picture with the certificate and he said "Uh, no thanks Mom." I guess that's the almost 14 year-old boy for ya.

Monday, November 23, 2009

My New Christmas Ornament

My niece Amy and her husband Ryan went to Florida this past week. Well the sweet things that they are, they brought me back a souvenir. I was so surprised!

We got to see the video they took while on safari & a couple other places. We got to see it at Pop-Pop's last night. It looked really great! Jerry & I looked at some of their pictures, but it's kind of hard to look at that many pictures on a little digital camera screen. Hopefully we will be able to look at them on a T.V. when we are there for Thanksgiving.

They brought us back a grapefruit & an orange, the boys got these HUGE Jawbreaker lollipops and I got....
THIS ADORABLE SNOWMAN ORNAMENT! I ran to give both of them a hug - it is so freakin' cute! I can't wait to put it on my tree.
Many thanks to both of them for thinking of me on their vacation!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lazy Sundays

The boys spent the night at Merry's last night, so Jerry & I had another night to ourselves. We went to Grill Fire Company Turkey Raffle. Once again, we did not win a turkey, but we did have a fun time!

We took Merry along with us (Julie & Scott were in charge of the boys), had a couple of cocktails & then were home a little after midnight. I love having grown-up nights!

This morning we went to get the boys & then came home and made a Coconut Custard Pie (a test run for Thursday). I am also going to make another batch of Christmas Cookies to freeze.

All my boys are in the living room watching a movie - laughing & having some quality male bonding time. I do love a lazy Sunday - even if it's not that lazy for me!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ACE Parent-Teacher Conference

We had our conference with Aidan's teacher this past Monday afternoon. It was great!

Aidan's teacher is a wonderful woman who is a really great fit for him. She is young, fun & doesn't put up with any monkey business which is exactly what he needs. He is the type of kid - you give him an inch & he'll take - a thousand miles.

She showed us his report card - which he did really well - three A's, two B's & his math progress report (in today's times, they do not get a grade in math - just a bunch of different skill sets in which they are placed in either beginning, developing or secure). He is right where he is supposed to be in all of those.

His teacher then told us that Aidan is very confident - especially in math. I could of told her that. The kid has been able to be the banker in Monopoly for three or four years now. He can also make change in his head when we go to the grocery store and he buys two packs of gum.

She also said he is very competitive. I don't even think she's seen him play football - or wrestle!
He is doing really well in third grade - can't believe the first quarter is over already!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hey All!

How's everybody doing? The Ebersole Family is fantastic! We have rolled into November with very little scars & love this season.
We are officially done with football. Aidan was done this past Sunday & Austin has his last football game Tuesday, November 3 at Pottsville (which is right next door to Yuengling!)
Aidan's team didn't fare too well on Sunday, but he still had a good time playing in the mud at Exeter. Austin's team beat Pottsville very handily & they were pretty psyched about that. On Thursday, they will be having a pizza party for the end of their season.
I have included several pictures of my boys - just so you can see them in action.
Austin - #13 - in the middle
Pottsville Stadium
Aidan's Halloween costume creation - don't ask because I have no idea
So, that's about it for us. Just enjoying life & trying not to get TOO crazy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The past week - or so...

We have had a very sad week here at our home. My grandpa, Pop Myers died last Thursday at the age of 82.

On our way home, right around Cook's Forest, we got behind this motorcycle rider. Upon closer inspection, we discovered that this"tough Harley guy" has a pug dog, with a jacket on, strapped into a milk crate on the back of his bike. Nothing says "Bad Ass" to me like a dude on a bike with a pug.

We traveled home to Erie County for the calling hours & funeral service. It was so good to be home & be able to be there for my Dad.

These are the flowers that Jerry's family sent to the funeral home. They were beautiful.

The following are pictures from the luncheon we had after the funeral service.

Austin with Little E - making him laugh. He is such a good baby, he just grows too darn fast.

Austin making his goofy face.

And yet again.

My Dad, his sister Lin, brother Ron & sister Deb

Rick Stoner & Charlie

Andy & Jessie practicing with Eli

Here are the four Myers grandsons watching Cars on Saba & Shamma's bed.

Monday afternoon when we got back to my parents home, we decided to go over to the pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins to bring back to Berks County.

Below are some of the gorgeous pictures my husband took of our family's grapes & vineyard

And here we are, Tricia, Jesse, Steve, Maggie, Austin, Aidan, Charlie & I picking pumpkins (Jerry is the photographer).

And here is my sweet nephew with his very own pumpkin!

So, even though it was a very sad reason for our impromptu trip home, I was so glad to see everyone!