Weekend here we come!!! FINALLY

This week was a very busy and grueling week especially since we had a fun filled busy weekend last weekend. My niece’s 4th Birthday / Halloween party was last Saturday. They even had a haunted ride through the forest. Here is a pic of the Birthday ghoul – – I mean girl.

I honestly forget what we did Sunday, but it was a blur.

Monday we had Lego Man’s annual Cub Scout Halloween party. We had a great time and got lots of candy and played lots of games. It is my only chance to dress up so of course I made my husband dress up as well. I only wish other parents had dressed up as well. Here’s a few pics of the festivities and of our costumes.

So, now on to Tuesday! Lego Man had play practice. He is involved in a theatre troupe through our county library and has been in seven plays before the one he is in now. He has been a member for four years and has done two plays each year. Tornado is also in this play and he has done one before. Our schedule from this week forward is going to be a crazy as we begin costume checks and run throughs and then our performances for two weekends in a row. Then, it will be “Turkey Time”! Here are a few pictures of past performances.

For this holiday play, we are doing “A Very Merry Who-ville Christmas”. Tornado is a little boy “Who” and Lego Man is “Dash Herb”- a father of 4 girls and a defiant boy (hehehehe). Can’t wait to see the final product of all of their hard work. Stay tuned for pics of their performance. I am off to get ready for practice tomorrow and trick-or-treating on Sunday.

Let the weekend begin!!!


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Why does the weekend have to be so short?!

For some reason this weekend just FLEW by. Woke up this morning and realized it was already Sunday. I wondered where the weekend went. I think we may have skipped Friday and Saturday. I really can’t remember what we did on Friday. Saturday was a whirlwind though. Had a cake and cupcakes to bake and decorate as well as some good crockpot stew. My great niece A turned 4 years old and we were going to celebrate her Birthday. It was a great time and apparently I made some good stew and cupcakes because I didn’t take any home. The kids had a great time running and playing, breaking the pinata, cooking hotdogs over the fire, bobbing for apples and going on a “haunted” hay ride. I got to visit with the newest members of our family. It was a lot of fun.

I originally stated I would share some recipes for all to share. Here is the recipe for the crock pot stew. (I’m thinking I need a bigger crock pot).

Layer ingredients in this order: 2-3 carrots cut in half then in 1″ size pieces, 4-5 stalks of celery cut in 1″ sized pieces, 4-5 potatoes peeled and cubed, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp basil, 1-1/2 tblsp. worcester sauce, 2 lbs stew meat (dredge in flour before placing in crockpot), 1 can diced tomatoes with juice, 2 cups beef broth. Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-6 hours. Enjoy!!!

Hope to see you all tomorrow and I am just hoping the week goes by as fast as the weekend!

Meet the hubby!!!

Meet the hubby, Paul!  The one that gave the adrenaline junkie genes to our youngest child.  He is a skydiver, drag strip junkie, and loves to go fast!  He owns a 1968 Ford Mustang that he and his dad purchased when Paul was 16 or 17 years old.  This is the car that he takes to the drag strip.  He used to have a 1995 Mustang that he also took to the track.  I guess working on two cars got to be too expensive which is why he sold the 1995 and focused on the 68.  It has been down for a couple years.  It seemed as though something was always breaking.  I think it just got too frustrating.

When we first met (blind date that I knew nothing about) I thought for sure he was going to kill himself  jumping from a plane.  I tried to fix him up with one of my friends.  After about six months though he grew on me and we had our first date January 20, 1995.  We got married March 11, 2000.  Luke arrived August 26, 2002 and Trent arrived June 27, 2006.  Yes I live with soooo much testosterone.  Some times it takes its toll and I have to just get away for a few hours.  Crazy men peeing on seats, passing gas, wrestling, and being loud.  But I wouldn’t have it any other way (for the most part).

Thank you for stopping by for my latest installment of a glimpse into my family.  Have a great weekend and stay tuned for another post in the next couple days!

Meet “The Tornado”

Here is our little man whom we nicknamed Tornado.  Sooooo our reasoning for the name?  He is full of energy and leaves a path wherever he has been.  Our tornado loves Halloween, dirt, trains, and monster trucks among other things.  He is in kindergarten and for the time being he loves school and loves his teacher.

Little man makes me smile every day with his antics and things he says.  He is such an inspiration as he looks at life full of wonderment and excitement.  When he grows up he wants to be. . . a shark photographer (diving in the cages), a monster truck driver, a race car driver, and a train conductor.  He is definitely an adrenaline junkie (just like his dad)!!!


Thank you for coming back as I introduce you to our family.  Tomorrow, you will meet my husband and hear how we met.  See you tomorrow!

Meet Lego Man

      This is Lego Man and my oldest son.  He is 9 years old and absolutely loves legos.  He loves a lot of things, but Legos are #1 in his book.  He currently is in 4th grade and is doing well in school.  He loves to read and perform.  He is currently involved with a local theatre troupe for children aged 5 to 14.  We have upcoming performances in November which we are all excited about.  He has been involved in theatre since he was 5 years old and they do two plays a year.  One in the spring and one right before Thanksgiving.  He has been a cowboy, a Samuri, a cat, a pumpkin, a mummy, Robin (as in Batman and Robin), and now Mr. Dash Herb in a Very Merry Whoville Christmas.

He is involved in Cub Scouts as well and loves to play video games.  He once said he wanted to be a video game programmer.  I always tell him he can do anything he puts his mind to.  He has also said he wants to go to Yale University.  I have no doubt that if he really wants to go he can make that happen.  He amazes me every day with his wit and charm, his compassion and empathy for those around him.  He is my observer and thinker.  He is Lego Man!!!

Thank you for coming back and learning a little more about my family!

The Nadeau Nest is Alive!

This is my very first post as a blogger so I thought it fitting to welcome all of you and to let you know some things about this blog.  It took a long time to come up with the name, but think this is fitting for our family.  I would like you to take this journey with me into this fabulous world of blogging.  I am hoping to share with you the ins and outs of our family as well as what works for us.  I will be posting recipes for those that need a quick dinner idea as well as ideas to help make your family life easier.  I may crash at some things, but I always pick myself back up, dust myself off, and learn from the experience.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will follow me along this journey of  The Nadeau Nest!!!

Here is a picture of my family on vacation April of 2011.  My hubby Paul and our two sons “Lego Man” and “Tornado”!  Stay tuned for more about the names 🙂