Tuesday, December 26, 2006
While I site here tapping away on the keys of this computer, Mike watching a movie given to him for Christmas, and Devin & Mikayla playing upstairs (making such thudding noise it seems like they will come through the ceiling), and of course Felicia at work. I have a warm feeling of content, of feeling full and complete. Thinking I should go out and do something and then realize I am doing something. I am spending time with my kids and husband. Something we rarely get to do these days with work, sports, and friends.
But most of all Felicia we want you to know how extremely proud of you we are. You are strong willed, have a huge heart, a beautiful sole and a brilliant mind. We love you and wish you a very happy birthday.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
My little boy is growing up soooo fast. He is now a Jr. Jag Wrestler. All his idea as I have no idea what goes on in teaching kids how to wrestle. Give me baseball, soccer, or any track event I am there but wrestling I know nothing. But he loves it. His first meet was last weekend and I believe he learned more that day than any of his practices. He learned humility and that he cannot always win! I was so PROUD of him and his coach is absolutely amazing. Devin came in after his second loss of the day and was ready to quite and his coach came up to him sat and talked what seemed for ever. The next thing I knew Devin was puttinghis gear back on, shoes back on and got ready to do his 3rd and final match. I still have no idea what was said (and I am sure I do not want to know) but Devin not only went out and scored over 9 points he pinned his opponent inthe first period! He ended up third overall. He has learned that you cannot always win, and when someone throws something new at you to not FREAK out.
And after the next practice we actually had a good conversation about school, wrestling, and GIRLS! Oh, my did I not really want that last one. He informed me that there IS a girl he had a crush on but not any more. But that alone tells me he is getting interested in girls. Now any Mom who has boys will tell you they are always you little baby boys no matter how old they are or think they are. And now I have to let him go and experience girls!
Oh my goodness my little boy is growing up to be a little man. A whole new set of emotions and events to get ready for.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I am thankful for my kids who seem to think it is their job to keep me on my toes.....
I am thankful for my puppies who greet me every day with pure excitement and unconditional love.....
I am thankful for my adorable husband who makes everyday an adventure........
Although the holidays are stressful to some. I absolutely love them as I get to be with family and close friends. And there is NEVER a shortage of food.
As those of you who have had or currently have grade school children are well aware of the WAX MUSEUM that is performed usually in the 5th grade. This is how it goes for those of you who have not experienced this just yet:
First your child has to pick a person in history that interests them. Make a backdrop of items that pertain to said person. Learn as much as possible about said person. Make a costume to resemble this person. Then one day they have to become this person. Parents and other children that attend their school wander through your child’s class pressing hand made buttons on their desks (all the while your child is standing/sitting motionless). Then bang they come to life pouring out all the information that they have discovered about their person in history.
Mikayla’s person was Christopher Columbus. She spent weeks digging through old Halloween Costumes to come up with her version of Christopher Columbus. She was so excited when Mike said that he would attend this event. Lucky for me he was on vacation. He was a proud daddy this day as he watched he youngest pour out her information regarding her person in history. One would have to giggle listening to him tell his story of how the events went “the other parents and I wondered around the room pressing buttons and listening to the stories the kids had to tell. Then all of a sudden a rush of kids came in the room, the other parents and I just stood there staring at each other as we had no idea what to do next and could barely move out of the way”. He said he melted into the walls and made way for the door to escape the mass of children poring into this small classroom. I told him “Welcome to my world”
I do believe this is one of his first classroom experiences.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Anyway, Devin and I could not figure out what to make this with (actually to not spend a fortune making) so we opted to make the Sphinx of Giza. I thought that it would be a lot easier to find floral foam and less expensive. So off Devin went and for days he was carving and carving getting green floral foam all over our dining room. He was so proud of his work.
THEN Mom came along thinking I was helping. As we all know the Giza was not green. I bought a can of stone spray paint, took Devin’s creation into the basement and sprayed away. To my horror I heard fizzling sounds coming from Devin’s beautifully detailed carving. It was melting right before my eyes. So I grabbed some tissue and tried to put a stop to the awful sound. Luckily it did not totally destroy the face. I of course emailed his teacher first thing the next morning to tell her of what I did. Bless her heart she emailed back saying that I did not ruin his project and as best she can tell he was getting an A.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Yesterday was a busy day first thing in the morning Mikayla’s school had a Veteran’s Day Service. Normally the school has the National Guard come in to perform Color Guard duties this year the kids performed the duties of the Color Guard. Mikayla was one of five chosen. She was soooooo happy and she worked vary hard in practice. The Principal stated that this service was his way of making sure that the kids learn what a veteran is and who they are and what they stand for. I will have to say I was also quite proud of her, she marched when she was supposed to march, the flags never fell, and she stood at perfect attention.
Then it was off to work for a few hours. Then about 4pm Devin had to be at the Dentist which he was not happy about. Mr. Candy Man had to get 2 teeth pulled, and he put up a fight (until we arrived at the dentist office). He lost….. Then home, dinner, clean up, and THEN Mikayla had a school outing to the skating rink! What a day.... did I mention I am soooo glad Felicia drives now, she had to be at work by 5pm. I am sure I have and probably will some more.
Speaking of Felicia she received her first acceptance letter to collage! Truman jumped in first with money to boot. Mike and I are so proud of her and her efforts in school. Definitely an over achiever, which it seems that quite a few of her graduating class is. And anyone that knows Felicia knows she is Miss Competitive, which has put her in the top 6 percent of her class this she is not happy with as she wanted to be higher. I can see her point as she has always gotten A's in all subjects, even in the college classes she takes and has taken.
Today she is getting her senior pictures taken; we have been hit up for cap and gown money, and have just received information regarding her Graduation Notices. Money Money Money. I do not remember my senior year costing so much.
Now a picture of our babies when they were babies! Yes, I am again reminiscing, but are they not too cute?
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Now somewhere between 7:45 and 8:15 (which is the time I arrived back home) our little Buddy's face BLEW UP like a balloon and his body turned into cottage cheese! He was absolutly misserable. We of course immediately trotted off to the local all night Animal Hospital where Budwiser had to again endure another shot. But as usual he took it like a champ!
His poor face did not go back to normal for another 24 hours. But the cottage cheese body was gone by morning.
I fell very bad for anyone who has to go through this. I am very glad we have not encountered any allergies in our human family that does this. Mikayla would not even go near Buddy until the swelling went down and every time she looked at him she cried. Off to work.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Lucky for me Mikayla is still interested in walking the aisles and aisles of pumpkins dodging stray children and lost parents who are looking for that absolutely one perfect pumpkin, trying to squeeze in that last pony ride, and to get a belly full of funnel cake.
Today was that day for us, we decided that we would tackle one more year together and search for the "Great Pumpkin". She spotted a man walking with a slightly green pumpkin and commented how diferent it looked and that she wanted to find another like it. I told her the green would add character and that would be a great idea. The man just happen to hear our conversation about his "Great Pumpkin" and shouts back a huge thank you. He said that his kids were all telling him it was ugly.
So the hunt was on and finally after searching over ten different green pumpkins she found her "Great Pumpkin". But alas we did not have a buggy (something very coveted at a pumpkin patch). So as she sat garding her find as I ventured off to the parking lot and survey all areas for an abandond buggy. Finally down the third double row of cars EUREKA I finally found a buggy.
We paddled our way to the check out, drove home discussing our day and showed our prizes when we returned home. You can still see it in their eyes that in their hearts they wated to have gone with us to try and find their own "Great Pumpkin".
My childeren are NOW 17, 12 and 10 (so I rock a lot). Each are as different as any stanger. They all have differnt likes, hobbies, dress, manners, and EVERYTHING. And of course they all have their activities they need rides for. Do you ever wonder how anyone else does it. I mean really, at one time all three decided that they wanted to play soccer. Which I was all for it you know; great outside activity and socializing, etc. No one bothered to inform me that with different age groups will be different soccer parks! I actually never got to watch a game as it was a 20 minute dive one way between Parks. We attempted this arrangement for only two seasons. I am soooooo thankful that Felicia drives now.
And you wonder why I rock!!!!