Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The first week of summer vacation

Well, we all survived the school year and the kids survived First Grade and Preschool. Now on to Second and Kindergarten. I actually feel a little sorry for Ms. Greer, Lindsey already knows her and thinks she has run of the classroom. Oh well, she'll soon learn that she doesn't. However, after two years, Ms. Kennemann is breathing a sigh of relief! Apparently she is really good at school, too bad she's not that good at home!!

So far we are surviving the first week of school. I am still waking up at 6:45am, what happened to sleeping in??? We have been trying to stave off the heat by staying in the house. I realize it's only Tuesday, but oh well. Only 4 1/2 weeks to go. Nothing exciting is going on here, at least not at exciting as exploding goo in the freezer!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Here's more....

Andrew is once again playing little league. I think he likes it, but you can never tell.

Yesterday I was given some insight to the things my children say to other adults when I'm not around. First a little explaination, since there are more players than positions, the coach has decided that the outfielders will alternate playing innings. For example, if someone plays the outfield, he will either play the even or odd innings. Not too difficult to remember, afterall they are 7 & 8 (plus we have moms helping). I digress, so back to my story.
Yesterday, Kendra Carlson walked up to me almost in tears. Of course my first comment was "What had Andrew done now?!" She told me that she was asking the children if they knew which position they were playing. While other children said "pitcher", "first base", etc. when she asked Andrew he said "Odd." Those are the things a mother loves to hear. At least he admits it!!!
Okay some other pictures from baseball:

They are doing really well considering they are playing teams who have been in this division a year longer.

My thought for the day:
Procrastinate now, don't put it off.

Monday, June 18, 2007


I guess I haven't gotten the swing of things yet. See what happens when left to my own devices!!

Watch out, this is number two...

Okay, so I've been a little on the slow side with this blogging thing, but tonight I'm on a roll. Need to get my little ballerina on here. She looks cuter than she is. She did very well. At least she danced. Okay I already said that, but I am very proud of both of them.

Andrew didn't have the "costume" Lindsey did, but he still danced his heart out.

Thought for the day:

"When French people swear do they say pardon my English?"


I know this is last weeks challenge, but it sounded fun.


ARCHAEOLOGY: the study of material remains
  • What's the oldest article of clothing you still wear? Old Big Dog T-shirts (nothing exciting)
  • What's the oldest article of clothing you won't get rid of? My Senior Prom dress - I love the color
  • When was the house/building you live in built? 1996
  • What in your fridge needs to be thrown out? Probably everything

BIBLIOLOGY: the study of publication
  • What are you reading? "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (before the movie releases)
  • Do you have a favorite quote? "Be careful of sleeping dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup"
  • What's the most recent music you purchased? Irish Pub Favorites
  • What book could you read again without being bored? Any Harry Potter Book, well any book

CARDIOLOGY: the study of the heart
  • How old were you the first time you fell in love? 13
  • What charities do you have a heart for? World Wildlife Fund
  • What's the best way someone can show their love for you? Just by being there
  • Name five things you "love": My husband, my children (does that count as two?), my family (lots more than two), the smell of nature after a spring rain, and a nice book (see a theme?)
PHYSIOLOGY: the study of physical function
  • Are you right-handed or left-handed? right
  • Do you like your smile? Well, I used to before braces, not sure now.
  • What's your best feature? Do I have one?????
  • Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Gall Bladder (do children count?)
  • Which of your five senses do you think is keenest? Touch

OMNOLOGY: the study of everything
  • What color do you think looks best on you? Blue
  • Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake? Of course, insects aren't considered food are they?
  • What's your favorite flavor of gum? Wintergreen
  • Where's the first place you went today? Besides the bathroom, Timberline
  • Do you stand or sit in the shower? stand

AXIOLOGY: the study of the nature of values and value judgments
  • Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000? No, it wouldn't be public if I did
  • Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100? sure
  • Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000? No, same answer as #1
  • What value is of utmost importance to you in a friend? loyalty
  • Would you accept an indecent proposal for $1,000,000? Depends on who is offering (hee, hee)

TECHNOLOGY: usage and knowledge of tools
  • What's the last movie you saw? In a theater - "Happy Feet"; At home - "Over the Hedge" (again, see a theme?)
  • What's the first website you visit when you log on? Depends on the day, normally Google, you can get anywhere from there
  • What's your ring tone? "We like to pop" - Six Flags Theme - the kids like it too
  • Would you quit blogging for $25,000? Possibly
  • What piece of equipment do you wish you owned? I have to agree with Martha on this one - it's hard to believe that there is a gadget out there we don't own. -- Don't get the husbands together it could be disastrous!!

GENEALOGY: the study of relationships within families
  • Is there a specific family member you're really missing right now? My Grandfather
  • Who is your oldest living relative? My Grandfather
  • Are you named after anyone? My Grandmother (her middle name was Ellen) and my mom's best friend (her last name was Lee) hence my middle name LeEllen.
  • Is there anyone really famous in your family tree? Not really, just a guy named "No-nose McNutt" - I used to think he was named this because he was a horse thief who got his nose bitten off by a horse, however, he was just a man that got his nose bitten off by a horse. No illustrious ancestors in my family.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Okay, Okay...

Okay, so for my week. Where did the time go?!?!? I feel like we just got back from Ireland and it's already been 5 weeks.
Monday started out normal enough. Bob had strep throat and ended up staying home the entire week. That alone messes up my whole system, not to mention, keeps me from "my time", which I so value these days. Then, Lindsey had a viral infection that mimics strep throat. Oh what fun, and it was only Monday. Then I get a call from the teachers freaking out about the field trip that we are going on tomorrow. Yes, a whole week in advance. It really irks me, that when I say I'm going to do something, people don't think I can. My thought on this is, that if you don't want me to do it, don't ask and do it yourself. Anyway, that was just the start of my week.
Getting ready for recital for both my kids has been crazy but after nine months of lessons and a 4 hour rehearsal Friday, Saturday was a success. My kids actually danced, unlike some who just stood there and stared out into the audience. So thankfully I didn't have to hear my husband say "And we pay how much money for this?" a second year in a row. They may have been forced to preform for us, so Bob could see that they really do dance (well, sort of).
Lots of other things happened, but I'm not sure I remember everything. It is just a fuzzy haze at this point.
Thought for the day:
How can someone "draw a blank"?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Blogging challenge...

Well, Martha, thanks for the challenge, but I have yet to figure out how to upload my pictures. So we will have to do with some old pictures.

The mosaic website is really cool. Trying to figure out which pictures is the hard part. Now I can say that I have successfully uploaded pictures onto my blog.

My mosaic is a tribute to, our dog, Austin. He passed away about 4 weeks ago from heart failure. He is still in our hearts. We are reminded daily of him and miss him terribly. Bob and I got him in March 1995 and he instantly became part of our family. He has been through all of our ups and downs. We moved him to Colorado, with us, and then we had two children to add to his family and harass him. He accepted both children as soon as they entered the house, even before. following me around while I was pregnant. He was always patient, even when the kids were not. He never let the children out of his sight and always protected them. He had a great disposition and a gentle nature, which is more than I can say about his family. He was always there to lend comfort and to make us smile. He will never be forgotten.

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." — Kahlil Gibran