Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010!  This year, Jack decided to wear the pirate costume that my mom made for my brother practically 30 years ago!  It's still in great shape!  Doesn't he look adorable?  Arrrrgh!

Madie is going as a the hot pink dress and black boot-legs!
Tonight was Trunk-or-Treat at our church/school.  The kids had a great time.  It almost didn't happen--it was POURING down rain only minutes before the event started.

We decided to go anyways, and the kids were glad for the opportunity to get candy!!!  Some of the cars were really decorated for the occasion.  What a great time!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My kids make me smile :0)

I am one very lucky mom.  I have two wonderful children that melt my heart and make me laugh all in the same breath.  Here are a couple of stories that I didn't want to forget...

Last week at school, they had their first fire drill.  Jack came home and was excited to tell me all about it.  He told me that he immediately got on the ground and started to crawl out the door, but he was told to get up and walk out the door.  He said, "don't they know that the cleanest air is near the bottom!"  I'm glad he listened last year when the fireman came and talked at his preschool.  I would have loved to have been there, though and seen him--it had to be so cute/hilarious/clever all at the same time!

In the car yesterday, Madie told us that sometimes when they get to church early at school, she likes to fold her hands and pray.  She said she prays for all of her friends and sometimes even for Jack.  I, being a smart alec said, "so that he isn't such a pain sometimes?"  She said, no, so that he is looked after with all of his allergies and being sick a lot.  She is so sweet, compassionate and thoughtful.  God, I love her!  I really hope I don't ruin her!

Two of my favorites :0)

This is an old pic, but I've always loved it!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I've been totally pathetic about this.  I need to get organized and get back to sharing...beginning of the school year has been so busy!  The kids both are busy with school and sports and I'm busy with life.  When I have a moment, I feel like I should be doing something--like cleaning.

Cleaning is truly my nemesis.  I think that if I didn't have to worry about cleaning, my life would be pretty close to perfect.  Hmmmm...  that and a new kitchen.  I hate my kitchen.

I'm currently practically voiceless.  I'm not used to not being able to talk.  Jack finds this great.  After about 10 minutes of listening to my hardly a whisper voice, he stuck out his tongue and called me a name.  After getting a quick tap to the tush--he cracked up and said, "she can't yell, but she can still spank!"  Only him would think about trying out that theory!

The kids are finished with cross country for the season.  We have our banquet next week, but otherwise done!  It's amazing how free I feel.  Going from three nights a week practice and all morning Saturday meets to nothing.  Wow--freedom!  Maybe my house will get cleaned...I'm not promising anything though.

My new favorite website find for my students (and for me)  --seriously, it's so much fun.
This and  --hours of creating :0)

I guess that's good for now...I'll try to get better, I promise.