Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sundays are for Sharing...

And I'd like to share this with you...

If you can stand it, watch until the end, I thought it was the funniest part. Thanks Sheila!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Will Survive, Hey Hey...

OK, I survived the first day of summer vacation. Well, it wasn't really the first day, since two kids still had a 1/2 day. But I worked, helped with the teacher luncheon, took the kids to the pool, cooked dinner, and, well, blogged! And all the kids are still alive and I didn't take any controlled substances. I call that a success. Only 71 days to go. And remember a few weeks ago when I was saying I just wanted to relax this summer, no schedules, no camps, just "be"? Yea, I'm rethinking that decision...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Early Morning Excitement

We had some early morning excitement here today. Now that the incessant rain has finally stopped (for the day, anyway) we were able to have "the tree man" come and remove a tree that fell over in our yard last week. He arrived at 7:20 a.m.

As you can see, the critters that had not yet left for school were watching. It was better than TV, which of course is not allowed on in the morning...
I'm so happy it's not raining, I felt like I was living in Forks without the Cullens...dreary indeed.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

True Colors

Today was move up day at school, where each grade visits the teachers and classrooms for the next grade up. My kindergarten son visited 1st grade, where he decided he wanted the same teacher his big brother had in 1st grade. She's a lovely woman, who happens to be African American. While telling me about move up day he asked about skin color, and since he is pale, pale and I am a product of the 70s "baby oil/Bruce album covered with tin foil" school of sunscreen I was able to point out how our skin color differs and go from there.

He then looked at himself in the mirror and said "Well, my face is freckled, but my arms are plaid."

That's right, my freckled/plaid/1st grader to be!