Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Life has been pretty much the same for us since then, except I've gained about 10 pounds! Yikes! I hope to work on that this year!! I also went from working one day a week teaching 7 students, to working 3 1/2 days teaching 19 students!
5 Things That People Don't Really Know About Me
1. I don't know what I want to do when I grow up. Do I want to be a full-time teacher? Do I want to keep on teaching private lessons, or do I want to do something completely different? I have no clue!
2. I feel guilty when I throw something in the trash that should be recycled.
3. I really like Rihanna. I'm not usually an R&B type of person, but I've really been liking her stuff recently!
4. I love Cheerios.
5. Even though I'm a huge de-cluttering fool, I have problems with my closets. Almost every closet in my home is an unorganized mess!
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I don't have any pics of Anna at school because she didn't want to be embarassed by me. Dangit. Why does she have to grow up so fast?
Anna has really blossomed this year! She ran for student council and even did a speech in front of the entire 4th grade! She didn't win, but she had a lot of fun campaigning! The pic below was taken for her posters and fliers.
Friday, September 10, 2010
So, I tweaked it a bit using a jigsaw and black paint. I love it! The bins were a Target find for only $4.98 each!!! They were regularly $19.99 each! I already owned the jigsaw, pillows, and black paint, so my total cost was only $10! The bench is perfect for sitting and putting shoes on, and the kids use it as a way to reach their backpacks and jackets that are high on the hooks! What do you think?
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Since it was raining on and off all day, attendance was pretty low. Anna and Tommy were able to ride the kid coaster almost 8 times in a row! They loved it! I took Eddie on it once and he was not too happy about it! He didn't scream or cry, but he did have a look of sheer terror on his face! Tommy was ready for a big coaster by the end of the day, but he was too short to ride. He missed it by 1/2 an inch!! I seriously took 5 pictures of them on the coaster, but Tommy has that same creepy smile in each of them! Sigh...
Sunday, June 27, 2010
But it's not just this talking bear that creeps me out. It's ALL talking bears. Remember Teddy Ruxpin? Ugh. Just his name makes my skin crawl, but the worst talking bear was the one from AI. Oh man. I had nightmares about him for days after I saw the movie! So there you have it. Talking bears give me the creeps.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
Today started out okay and went downhill from there. Eddie decided that Carter's head made a great nail for his hammer and wacked the crap out of poor Carter. Don't worry, Carter's fine, I haven't even seen any bruising. Then, Tommy decided that his hair needed to be more spikey, so he cut it himself with his safety scissors in the bathroom! Now, he has huge gaps of hair missing from the top of his head! Not long after that, Eddie started throwing up. Great. Not a good day. Mandie's kids have been fine, but a little whiney. I don't blame them. With the way my kids are acting today, I'm a little whiney, too!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The honeymoon is over for these two, and they spend a lot of time fighting. There are some good moments when they actually get along, but it really helps to have the older kids around!
Yesterday was Tommy's kinder graduation. They did a great job singing their songs and the slide show was too cute! You can see Tommy in the front row in the dark green shirt.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Well, we survived church yesterday with no big problems. Eddie did whack Tommy in the head with a magnadoodle, but Abby and Carter did great! Abby was a little sad yesterday, and again this morning, so she went out with Anna to make a video for her mom and dad. Anna dressed her up in her Sharpay dress and did her make-up as well. Making the video seemed to help Abby's spirits, although going swimming helped out a lot too!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Carter just turned 3 and he is ALL boy. He is a charmer, though.
Today was the first day that we have gone swimming as a family this year. I am always amazed at what my kids can do in the water, and Abby and Carter didn't disappoint either! It was nice not having to worry so much! Hopefully, tonight will go smoothly and we can get to church on time tomorrow!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
I gave Anna my old digital camera, and recently she has discovered the video function on it. She knows how to make the "movie" and even take it to the computer and upload it! She's made nearly a dozen of her 10-30 second "movies" starring herself, Tommy, the plants in the backyard, Eddie, and almost anything else she can find! This is a cute one of Eddie and his artwork.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This is the back of the building that used to house machinery. There is a family that actually lives here! We were suprised to see chickens in the back, and a little boy playing in the dirt! The family lives in the part that used to house some offices.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The clouds started rolling in about an hour after we got there. We were grateful that it was clear enough to see the craters!
The leaves on this plant are HUGE, and very rough to the touch! This is actually one of the smaller ones that we saw!
We climbed up to the highest observation deck, and I swear I was going to pass out! The air was so thin, and the path was super steep!
A sulphur cloud. Yuck. It smelled like rotten eggs up there, and the ground felt like Texas asphalt in the middle of summer! It was HOT!