Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
- There was no hesitation at the classroom door,
- there was no, "Mom, I don't want to go to school today."
- There was no, "Bye, Mom! I love you."
- Nope. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
It was Tyler running into the classroom to see his new friends and say hi to his new teachers, Miss Brenda and Miss Jen.
Ok, about his outfit...Yes, Tyler wore shoes to school. This photo was taken after school, after lunch, and after he had just had a wrestling match with Aiden over his monster truck. My huge frustration is the school dress code. It says, Do not send your child to school in nice clothes. We will stain them. First of all, cool ~ they are interactive. Duh, it's a preschool, but I want my child to look nice when he goes to school. I feel guilty sending him in his old clothes that I don't care if he ruins. Yes, he still wears glasses, but he has broken them AGAIN. It's not like we live in a town with an eye doctor. Therefore, he has to wait until I am able to get to town to have them fixed ~ AGAIN!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Last weekend she came up to visit, and we celebrated her birthday. It was a fun day!
The family dinner.
Ashley, Chandler, Tim, Aiden, Goof holding Isaiah, Larry, Tyler, and hiding behind Tyler, Cameren.
Then, we began a rousing game of Speed Scrabble. At which point, my mother soundly beat the pants off of all of us! She won the first 4 games without blinking an eye! She even had Tyler on her lap while she was trying to play.
Goof and Tyler, her good luck charm!
"OK Tyler, we are going to win every game today. Lets start spelling."
"I won!" Larry needing a Waldo shot! He just wanted to be near a winner.I think she's cheating!
Yeah! I won! (Larry still feeling needy and left out wanted his photo taken too!)
I won again! High five!
OK - this is getting gross. It's a family blog. Back away from the spouse. I'm quitting.
Then, we had cake and ice cream. Actually, it was an ice cream cake. I make them for birthdays. My mom said she wanted chocolate cake with chocolate chip ice cream. Of course we had to have all ?? candles on the cake. When Tim saw the candles he said, "Oh no. Wait for a minute. I'll be right back." Off he went to the shed. He came back with a blow torch! Tim just walked into the room and asked why I was putting fireworks on my blog! Does that say something about all the candles?
We lit her candles with a lighter and a blow torch. Yep, we are very safe around here. By the way, how many homes actually have blow torches in their sheds? Hmmm...
Goof did a GREAT job blowing all of the candles out. Although there was an awful lot of wax on the frosting..."I wanted to blow out the candles." The big kids, Cameren, Ashley, and Chandler.
They quizzed each other on the states and capitals during dessert. Such a lovely conversation. Larry ate three large pieces of cake. Since they have over an hour's worth of driving he knew the cake would not make the trip back to the city. He was bound and determined to get at much as he could.
Of course there were gifts, and cards. Larry and the boys brought up their gifts for grandma too.
Then, sadly, it came time to see them go. My kids never like to see grandparents leave. They climb in their vehicles.
Seriously, do the kids think we wouldn't notice they were gone?
Grandma Goof, we had a great afternoon with you guys. We hope you have a great day!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
- I will meet with another mom once a week for lunch. (I will not hide in my home.)
- I will drive to the city once a month for a cultural or fun trip. (We live in the country. No zoos, museums, amusement parks, kid friendly restaurants, water parks, etc.)
- I will find time every day to exercise.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The sharing didn't go so well. Tim ended up giving Isaiah his cone. I thought that I would be able to share with the twins. NO WAY! They were not having any of that.