Archive for November, 2011
I am such a Christmas lover that I just can’t stop myself from adding more traditions to my repertoire. We already have so many but I can always find time for more. This year we are adding opening our Christmas cards at dinner each night and elfing. Yesterday we received our first Christmas card and [...]
As I was copying and adding the new ornaments into the blog with Madeline breathing down my neck so that she could get her ornament input and up on the tree, I didn’t notice the numbers of years. Annie and Kimberly are celebrating their 9th Christmases!!!! Just a flash ago they were tiny babies celebrating [...]
Since the blog is just an extension of my memory, a far better one , I keep track of the ornaments the kids collect each year. Today we went shopping and we picked these special ones out. Kimberly: 1st Christmas: Elephant cookie and baby bib with picture 2nd Christmas: Gingerbread house with crayons on it [...]
We’ve got a situation. Last weekend, Annie and Kimberly attended a birthday party at Castles ‘n’ Coasters and they went together on the log ride. I stood on some stairs so I could get a good view and cheer them on. Unfortunately, the first time I saw them they were both wailing and freaking out—even [...]
Every year the kids school has a turkey trot on the day before Thanksgiving break. The Girls asked if I could come down but because of Paul’s feast I could only make it to trot with Madeline. She really enjoyed the time and because we made it around 9 times she got to put 9 [...]
I know the word epic is far overused these days and gives me pause to actually use it, but sometimes there are actually moments in life that are epic. Where moments in time suggest a certain amount of poetry in motion and are indeed epic. Today was Paul’s feast at preschool. 3 years ago I [...]
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss Tomorrow is the last feast I will attend at Shadow Rock Preschool. I am feeling a bit sentimental over it. Madeline’s and Annie’s and Kimberly’s feasts were wonderful and I have no doubt this one will be as well. The feast will always [...]
Brownies is going very this year. I was really overwhelmed by the number of girls in our troop and thankfully we were able to successfully split the group. I now have 7 girls and I LOVE it. So much more manageable and I can do many more things I want to do with the Girls. [...]
“Mom you are going to keep me safe right?” ~ Paul “Yes, of course.” ~ Mommy “Like from monsters, zombies, and other scary things.” ~ Paul “Definitely, if we see any monsters or zombies I will keep you safe.” ~ Mommy Good thing they aren’t real and this will be an easy task. Some days [...]
There is something adorably cute about ridiculous school pictures. We all have a couple from our childhood that we look back on and wonder, “wow, really?!?” Now they offer all kinds of photographs and different angles but I just go with the standard photo so that I can get a good gauge of how they [...]
Over the last month we have been working on the house a bit. We had a full patio put on the back with two ceiling fans on it so that next summer it will have more shade and breezes on those days when there is no breeze in sight. The patio looks perfect and people [...]
I thought it was so cute that Mimi and Paul picked matching pajamas when we were out shopping. That night they chose to put on the same ones. So cute! P.S. That was twins in a Danny Devito/Arnold Schwarzenegger kind of way.
Nothing in the world makes you appreciate your perfect, wonderfully behaved, well mannered, smart children than spending a couple of days with an classroom full of children. When I was a teacher I knew that my children, (the ones I dreamed about at the time), would NEVER behave like some of the kids in my [...]
Today I had my first day back working at Boulder Creek. I substituted in a 2nd grade classroom and throughly enjoyed it. I have loved the past 8 years raising and hanging out with the kids day in and day out but I have missed teaching in a classroom. I relished the days that I [...]
Today our Penny girl passed on. We adopted her back in April of 2006. We spent the years enjoying her. We certainly will miss her.