Sunday, June 26, 2011

going to school

I'm going to school. Not in the traditional sense, as it isn't really traditional school, but I'm going. I'm glad that I'm not wasting my time when I'm not working as much. Learning about skin care products is interesting, but surely not my passion. Homework is kind of fun, and I do like learning new things.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

extended cable

This past weekend Chris called to see how much extra getting some additional HD channels would be on our bill. Of course, it seems that they had a special where we now have a ton of new channels. I'm staying out of the billing part of it, but I am so happy with 2 of our new channels. The first that I love is Boomerang with all of it's old school cartoons. Last night Ivy and I watched Penelope Pitstop and Hong Kong Phooey (sp) and she loved them as much as I remembered. the other one is the Cooking Channel. I love Extra Virgin and they have Nigella too! I haven't seen a Nigella episode in ages. It was so relaxing and brought a smile to my face to watch her again.

Another post about my kids

On nights that I'm at the end of my rope, I really need to sit down and remember the good and happy things that my kids bring to my life. Here is my post for today.

DD is getting ready to graduate from first grade this week. And it seems just right! She brought home a certificate today that she had exemplified the character trait of the month for May which was helpfulness. I'm proud of her.

DS is getting ready to graduate from preschool this week. And it seems appropriate as well. He is ready to be a kindergartener. He has a new tennis racquet that he is sleeping with tonight. He was able to go on a play date on his own this weekend. I'm proud of him.

DB (Dear Baby) is being potty trained and doing so great at his school in his big boy panties. Not so great at home, but we'll take what we can get. We put him back into his crib tonight because he just can't get the handle of the toddler bed. He is right in the middle between baby and toddler. His sassy talk shocks me. But he is so cute I can hardly stand it.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

lunch with friends

I'm so happy that I have a friend that keeps on me about lunch dates. She will email the group of us and say that she is needing a girl's lunch, and then we all send in dates that will work for us. It normally takes a few weeks for everyone to find an open day but when we get together, it is so nice to see each other. Bonus for today was that I was able to use a gift card to pay!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I love my babies

but oh my goodness, sometimes it's hard to be a mama! So, let's take a deep breath and write down a couple amazing things about my amazing kids! And I'm very happy that they are not yet old enough to usefree dating online yet!

Miss Ivy

  1. finished a full book of Ivy and Bean withing 24 hours of checking it out at the library

  2. took over all of her medicine duties for her canker sores in her mouth. whoever said that childproof caps are made only for children is right

  3. she can wear her pajamas all day and love every single second of it.

Mister Bec

  1. the kid runs on every single cylinder in his body at full tilt from the minute his eyes fly open in the morning

  2. he is my only child that can tell when I'm in a bad mood and may need a kind word or two

  3. he can play with his toys like no other child I have ever seen. the noises that he makes for his trains and cars are like none other as well

Mister Hen

  1. He is starting to talk so much more now, stringing more and more words together

  2. He still takes a nice long nap which lets me snuggle him and take a nice long nap beside him

  3. this kid loves to sing and dance along with his television shows. even if he is super tired, he will jump up and sing and move to the opening of Backyardigans and it makes me smile.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

7 things that make Ivy happy

    While I was typing away the other evening, Ivy wanted to come up with her own happiness list. Here is what she came up with.

  1. my dog

  2. my family

  3. my cousins

  4. my babies (stuffed animals)

  5. doing crafts

  6. art

  7. my polka dot blanket

riding boots

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Zumba

I ran into an acquaintance on Saturday at the grocery store, not shopping for indoor tv antennas, but for yogurt.

We were chatting and she started telling me about a Zumba class that she takes during the week that is really close to my house. I went today and had a lot of fun. I'm going to try to go again tomorrow and maybe talk my sister into going with me. The music was great and I was sweating like crazy.