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On Thursday Madeline had a Kindergarten Graduation Celebration. We went to the assembly where she sang songs she had learned over the year with all her fellow kindergarten students. (FYI Mimi is in the front row holding the letter D.) After the assembly we went back to her classroom where she was presented with her [...]
The kids had their last day of school and we celebrated with some friends after school let out. We had pizza, chips and fruit for lunch. Since the weather has been so mild I had to go out and get a small pool for the occasion. I filled it in in the morning and let [...]
and my how she has grown!
and my how she has grown!!!! Yep! She is trying to grow her hair out.
and my how she has grown!!!!!
Last week I was notified that Annie and Kimberly were going to receive the Attitude is Everything award at school. Yes, this would be the second time they were getting it this year. My eyes rolled. UGH! As I have mentioned many times on this blog this award is ridiculous. It rewards children for doing [...]
“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.” ~Arthur Freed Too often I think people try to be different. We are often told to buck the system and make our own paths. However, I feel that this can sometimes be a disservice. Of course, we should find a new [...]
This weeks weight loss is .5 pounds, for a grand total of 3 pounds since I have begun this journey. I continue to feel stronger but I really wish the scale would move more. I missed Monday’s training with my trainer but made it to both of my jog/walking meet ups. I have rallied a [...]
Paul had his last day of school today. He has grown so much in the short couple of months he had been going. Paul on the first day! Paul on the last day! He is so excited to be a rainbow now. He thinks he is going to the classroom tomorrow. Sorry buddy, we have [...]
Paul loves to add -ster to the end of his sister’s names when calling them. “Mimster can you help me?” ~ Paul “Annster will you play with me?” ~ Paul “Kimster I love you.” ~ Paul It is such a cute little Paulism.
73 degrees for the high this week!?!?!?!? What is going on here? Where is the global warming the democrats promise me is coming? Where is my summer? Kids get out of school next week and instead of being a nice hot summer day it will be in the 90′s. What gives? Normally we would already [...]
I have been making my snack bags with PUL fabric liners. I use a food safe PUL that is thought to only release BPA when heated and I cannot think of a time where you would warm up a snack in a microwave to serve out of a snack bag. When I created the baggies [...]
Annie and Kimberly have been Daisy Girl Scouts for 2 years. On Saturday they bridged up to Brownies. I am very proud of the responsible citizens they are becoming.
Just sitting around waiting for Sandi to make lunch. Came over to do some sewing on this lazy Sunday.
This week weight loss is .5 pounds. Certainly not much but better than 0 pounds. This week I made it to all three of my trainings. I even ran/walked 2 times this week. I feel much stronger and my endurance is much better. Therapy continues on my shoulder. I have two more sessions next week [...]
“Mom remember when I almost died?” ~ Madeline “Yeah, do you?” ~ Mommy “No, but I know it almost happened. I am glad I didn’t. I would miss you so much!” ~ Madeline Silence, gulping and hugging happened next. I couldn’t muster a word to come from my lips. Finally I broke the silence. “Me [...]
Kimberly has a arguementative side to her. She often finds herself in timeout for backtalk and really likes to have the last word. In response to Annie’s backyard wall grafitti she had this response. I am not even sure she thinks dogs rule, but she had to find a way to disagree. Love how drool [...]
Last Friday was Mimi’s first field trip. She was so excited! Since the temperature was over 100 degrees and knowing Bill’s history with heat exhaustion, I was elected to go on the field trip with Mimi. (I really couldn’t stand field trips when I was a teacher so generally this job is Bill’s alone.) We [...]
I LOVE summer. It is my favorite time of year. I love the heat on my skin and the lazy days with the kids. If I were writing this post a couple of weeks ago it would have reflected more shock and worry about the days to come. This school year has flown by and [...]
My children are at the age where they really get special occasions. They get the idea that special days only roll around once a year and that they are something to take time to celebrate. They had been growing with excitement for Mother’s Day midway through last week. Annie would get so giddy counting down [...]« Previous Entries