Thursday, June 23, 2011

My 5 favorite things ...

about my Dad.

Since it's Fathers Day month, I thought I'd share my favorite things about my Dad.

1. He gets me. He really does, I suppose it's because we are very similar but no matter what the reason...he just does.

2. His dry sense of humor. I also need to thank him for passing it down to me.

3. He's super duper smart, so smart that I do not recommend playing any trivia game with him...Ever....not even if you have back up. He just knows everything and it's the only time that his smartness is annoying.

4. He laughs about having a child that is more stubborn then him. I would cry about it but I guess he finds humor in it, which I'm glad. I don't want to name names but he may have a middle child daughter that can out stubborn him.

5. He taught me to be kind.

Love you Dad.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Olivia and Oliver

Olivia and Oliver by Sara C. Once there were two olives As happy as can be but when they leave their tree what wonderful things they see. Olivia and Oliver, so sweet and so divine, they are very happy they don't grow on a vine. First they were plucked from their tree, put in a basket O' Where are they going? They sure don't know. Olivia and Oliver so sweet and so divine, they are very happy that they don't grow on a vine. Now they are in a can in a grocery store. They've been bought. Where are they now? They don't know any more. Olivia and Oliver, so sweet and so divine, they are very happy that they don't grow on a vine. Now they are cut up ow! ow! ow! Now they are on a pizza how? how? how? Olivia and Oliver, so sweet and so divine, they are very happy that they don't grow on a vine.

Friday, June 17, 2011

First and lasts



My kids are growing up. Sometimes I'm thrilled and other times I want to crawl into bed and get into the fetal position and forget that we are all getting older and that I'm 4 years from Jackson graduating. sniff sniff

First.

Jackson had his Progression to High School Ceremony Monday. I only cried like 3 times...ok...so more like 4 or 5 but I didn't cry through the whole thing.

Wasn't it yesterday that Jackson was itty bitty baby in my belly?
(me holding my niece Ashlie. I think I was 29 weeks here)

To an itty bitty baby out of my belly
(no judging, I just gave birth 10 days before and it was before I realized that I didn't need prescription lenses for my cheeks)

and now...

he's now several inches taller than me with a deep voice except when he laughs then it's a super high pitched.

I wasn't really prepared for this.

Last.
Bub graduated from Kindergarten on Tuesday. It was only a month ago, when he finally fessed up that he likes Kindergarten...just in time to become a 1st grader. Now he's telling me that I can't make him go to 1st grade.

Growing up is hard. I relate.

Bub with Mrs. Dallas. She's a rock star. I feel bad for all the other teachers that have to come after Mrs. Dallas because it's hard to compete with the best Kindy teacher on the planet...no really. I'm kinda sad that I won't have any more kids in her class.

Class of 2023


My little man.

At the graduation, the teachers called each childs name and said what they wanted to be. Bub said he wanted to be a Janitor.... I have know idea where he came up with that since he cries every.single.time.he.has.to.pick.up.toys.

I have to mention my top 3 favorite desired professions that were mentioned.
1. Princess Ninja
2. Pokemon
3. Black and White Ninja

Really, how can you compete with Princess Ninja? You get to be beautiful and kick butt. What else would you need?


::sigh::


Anybody want to give me a baby?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Favorites

1. Staying up til 2 am finishing a book. I've missed it, it's been MOOOOOOONTHS since I've done that and I didn't realize how much I missed it till I did it Sunday night. I've had a pile of books waiting for me to read, I kept buying them in hopes that I would get to them but I never did. So this summer is all about catching up on all my reading, finishing book series and finding new books and authors to love.

2. I'm a closet Ke$ha fan.

Don't judge me.

I know she's crazy but I can't help myself. I can no longer deny it. Every time her songs come on the radio, I can't stop myself from singing along... "Because your love your love your love is my drug" "this place about to Blow! Blow!" (how can you not love a video where they have unicorns and have guns that shoot rainbows?) "Tick tock on the clock but the party don't stop,no"
See? Can't stop myself.

3. The peace that comes with getting up early. As much as I whine about it, I really do like getting up early...like before everyone else. I love the quiet and the time to meditate before the noise and movement and whining start. I neeeeeed it and I love it.

4. COPS. I'm so not kidding." Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do when they come for you?" I love that show. People are dumb and I thank them for the sake of entertainment. My most favorite quote of a guy who just got busted with drugs: " I've been getting set up a lot lately." hahaha snort hahaha ::sigh:: ::wiping away tears of laughter:: Plus when Jackson was like 18 months, every time he heard the music start for the show he would run into the room and kick the entertainment center door because at the beginning of each episode, it showed a cop kicking in a door. It still makes me giggle.

5. SUMMER BREAK!!!! Today is the last day of school here and I'm so excited for my kids. I remember that pure happiness that comes with summer break. No more homework! No more getting out the door before 8:00, no more hearing "I don't want to go to school" or even better "I hate school!". Woot! When I start whining about my kids annoying me with their boredom can someone please remind me of this? Thanks.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's all about Emily

Emily is the middle child...I'm a middle child. I feel and understand her pain. She's amazing and so understated in my opinion. She's the teachers pet, she doesn't complain when it's time to clean up she brushes and play with my hair...so pretty much my favorite 7 year old EVAH! It's endearing that she changes her nail color to match whatever she's wearing. She's also smart, so smart that her teacher told us that there really isn't anything that she NEEDS to work on this summer. She just gets it. She's friendly and helpful and last month got an award for being an "All around wonderful student". Their words, not mine. I'm so proud of her. She even had a poem she wrote put on a newsletter that is sent to all the parents. I didn't even know it was her poem till her teacher told me.

Blue
By Emily C.

Blue is the Sky.
Blue is the waves.
Blue is my favorite pair of jeans.
Blue is the violets.
Blue is the rain that is falling from the sky.

She's amazing and she deserves to get noticed for all of her hard work and her big heart. She is the heart and the laughter that keeps me going. She has the most addictive laugh, it's sincere and straight from her soul. I want to squeeze her with all my heart every time I hear it. Love you Emily Wembily.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Brand New Favorite Five

but with some long time favorites.

1. Sunshine sunshine sunshine. Can I get an Amen??? Plus it's perfect for Favorite #2.

2. Slurpee/Icee though I do not recommend blue flavor.
3. Not being employed!! WOOT WOOT! My Nanny contract ended yesterday and I'm the happiest unemployed girl in the world. It's been a tough year and I'm glad it's over though I will really really miss the 3 kiddos. They are great kids and I'm sure I'll miss them teaching me Spanish and correcting my horrible Spanish pronunciation.
4. Working out in the yard. I can't believe I'm saying it but I've really missed it. This past weekend I spent most of it outside mowing, weeding and fighting the blackberry bushes...again.
It just looks like they're winning.
That's no trick of the camera, I really am that white. In my vein attempt to get a little sun on my skin, I wore a short sleeve while cutting the blackberries...lesson learned. Plus, the chances of me getting a tan are pretty slim, I should really give up the dream.

5. Last but not least. Adele. I love her. I love her like I love Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks. This is like FOREVER love. Her voice and her songs sticks with me well after I've listened to her album.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jackson, my birthday buddy


I keep thinking about all these things that I want to share with everyone and hopefully in the next few days I'll be able to catch up but first I wanted to wish Jackson a Late Happy Birthday. He's 14!!! I can not believe it! Next year he's in High School. I'm sooooooo not old enough to have a High Schooler, yet here we are. I don't know how that happened.

He's a great kid and he's matured so much this year that even his teachers commented on it. He made the honor roll for the first time this year woot woot! He's giving teenagers a bad name...I'm sure we are going to be in a shock when the next three turn into teenagers but right now, I'm lovin this age. It made living through his toddler years worth it.

Love you forever Jackson!