Monday, January 19, 2009

Finally Snow!!!

I can hardly believe my eyes! Snow!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Holy One....

Ethan loves golf. Anything related to golf. He even asked for a left handed set of junior golf clubs for Christmas (and Santa brought them of course ;) Not sure where that came from because neither Jason nor I have any interest more than the occasional game of Putt Putt. Today they set up a putting area inside with shoes lining the "greenway" and their daddy's shoe laying on its side as the hole for the ball. It only takes Ethan one shot to exclaim "Holy One!" I didn't have the heart to correct him :0)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

They still believe....

This story begins with our annual visit to Santa at the Mall. The same Santa they have visited each year (and the same one we followed on his lunch break a couple of years ago to eat at Taco Bell....yes they had to have Taco Bell that day for lunch too because "that's where Santa eats!") This year, just a week or so before Christmas, Emma hops up on his lap to tell him what she wants. She proceeds to tell him she wants a Mermaid Barbie doll and a Polly Pocket Mall. How cute! Except that she never mentioned these two things before, and what kind of Mommy would I be if I let her be disappointed because Santa didn't bring her the two things she specifically asked for??

Yes, I came home and hopped on Amazon and quickly found a Mermaid Barbie doll for $15. Perfect. Mission accomplished. Next is Polly Pocket mall. Wait! $149.99??? Lovely. Well a friend tracked it down at Target for $50 and still that seemed steep since Santa was already done shopping. Low and behold, the Sunday before Christmas, Target marked them down to $29. Sold!

This leads to today. I hear Ethan playing Legos next to Emma who is trying to open her Polly Pocket Mall. She exclaims with all the exasperation she can muster "WHY does Santa have to make this so HARD???" Followed by a very  long sigh....

Ethan responds with his usual logic, "Emma, it's not Santa, its the Elves."

Emma thinks for a minute and says matter of factly, "Well, those Elves are NOT very smart!"

I have to admit I've had trouble helping her get the mall to go up and down so I have to agree with her on this one. ;) And No, that is NOT Emma gazing lovingly at the Mall in this picture.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ethan for President!

Soooo.....If First Graders have figured this out, that should tell you something. Ethan brought home this paper today. He's a smart cookie ;) 

Just in case you can't read it because of the scan, it says:
"If I were President....

1. I wood live in the white house.
2. I wood lower gas pricesies.
3. I wood help kids.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well a few days late.....I'm in major decluttering/cleaning/organizing mode. Its been years since I had guilt-free time to work on stuff like this! Who knew it could be so fun to clean? We have just a couple of more days before the day to day school stuff starts again. Along with school starting, we are planning our Spring Break Disney trip and it will help to get through the long dreary weeks ahead.

Jason and I decided to have a resolution to NOT lose a single pound this year. (Hey, maybe that will work? Resolving to lose weight has never worked so its worth a shot, right?)

Well as you look out your window and see barren trees, gray skies, or for those who are lucky enough....snow, take a look at this. Memories of warm, summer days....

I hope everyone has a blessed year and find just what you are looking for!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Just in time.....

So one of my goals in 2008 was to start a blog. How is this for last minute? lol!

I've never thought I could possibly find enough about me to write a blog, but my kids will provide plenty of material I'm sure. As my business changes the course I've been following for over 5 years, now is the time to focus on enjoying my kids and living in the joy they bring to our lives. I say this as my 5yo daughter is doing "interpretive dancing" to my iphone music. She has informed me she does NOT need dance lessons because she does in fact already know how to dance! :0) Followed by her little tidbit of information she needed to share with us in the midst of dancing...."Well, if a Robber comes in, I'll kick him in the face because I know Karate!" After a minute, Ethan asked her...."Who is Robert?" ;)

So here is my first post on the last day of 2008. More to come in 2009!