Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tommy's first piano lesson

Tommy had his first piano lesson with abuela yesterday. She is such a great mother-in-law! She watches my kids for me every Tuesday when I teach, and on top of it all, she has decided to teach Tommy piano! Tommy was so excited to show me what he had learned. He ran to the piano this morning and promptly pointed out middle C, told me what it was, and played it for me! Way to go Tommy! I can't wait to see what he learns next week!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dragons-7, Gators-23

Yeah. Our poor Dragons lost again. It was a GREAT game though. Our team only scored 3 own goals and they actually stole the ball on many occasions and didn't allow the other team to score! That's a huge improvement since the last game! And I swear, we have the BEST fans! We were 10 times louder than the other team! We even have chants! Tommy scored 3 goals (although one was an own-goal), and he had the cutest victory dance! He celebrated for about 2 minutes on the field, and had the sidelines rolling, he was so funny! One parent said "oh my gosh, Tommy is so cute I'm going to cry!" I'll have to see if any parents got video of his dance. I forgot my camera today. Tommy and Jared were the two highest goal-scorers today with 2 each! Way to go! Next week should be even better!

I'm a Ford Mustang!

You're an American classic -- fast, strong, and bold. You're not snobby or pretentious, but you have what it takes to give anyone a run for their money.

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tommy's first soccer game and practices

Look at my boy go! This picture was taken after the game, and Tommy was SO tired! Don't you love the grumpy face?

Here are some pictures from some of Tommy's soccer practices and his first game. Tommy, Jared, and Christopher all live within 3 houses of each other! It's a lot of fun for Tommy to have his friends be on his team! His team is the Dragons, and his jersey number is 1. They don't keep score at the games, but the parents always do. Our team lost big time! There were more than 5 own goals from our team! Yes, I must admit, Tommy was responsible for one of those. Tommy loves soccer practice and games and keeps asking when the next one is!

Monday, September 08, 2008

I feel like the worst mom in the whole world.

Today was Anna's first day to be a "walker" at school. I changed her from being a"car-rider." I will be working late on Tuesdays and a neighbor and her boys will be walking home with Anna. It is easier at the school to make her a walker everyday as opposed to her being a car rider everyday except Tuesday. It gets confusing for Anna and her teacher to keep up with. So, on the days that Erin won't be walking home with her, she's supposed to meet me at the spot and I'll either be in the car, or I'll walk with the boys. Well, today I was late. 7 minutes late. I got held up at the store because of Tommy, and when I got to our spot, Anna was there crying with a coach. I felt SO bad! She was so scared! The coach told me that when Anna got to the spot and I wasn't there, she went back to the school crying! The coach walked her back to our spot and waited with her until I came. Oh, man! I really hope Erin is at the spot in time tomorrow! I'm really nervous about this, but it's the only way I can get all my students done in one day. Man, I hate stuff like this!

My Big Boy!

I thought I would take advantage of having high speed internet right now because I don't know how long my computer will last! I took these more than 2 weeks ago, but look how big he is! He's been a little tired lately, but that's attributed to the low iron. We're trying to get him as fortified as possible. We're hoping he's as good as new soon! Can you believe he's already one year old?

Stupid Computer!

Our computer is 5+ years old and it's an off-brand cheap one we got at Fry's. Well, it is finally dying and it's driving me nuts! The USB ports work one day, and the next they don't! Which means we don't have high speed internet when they don't work and we have to revert to dial-up (oh, the horror!!!). It's frustrating! Even more so because I can't take ANY pictures off of my camera! Our card reader refuses to work, and when the camera is connected to the computer, it doesn't recognize it anymore. I have tons of pictures from Eddie's 1st birthday to Tommy's first soccer game! Sigh... I wish I didn't have to buy a new computer, but it's time.