Friday, May 29, 2009
(Sidenote: They don't usually nap, but Jeff & I are going to a movie tonight and they want to stay up until we get home, so they had to take a nap)
Well, coming in from playing was NOT what Molly had in mind. Here's how the conversation went.
Jeff: Come on in you guys! It's time to lay down.
Molly: No, i don't want to!!!!!!!
Jeff: You can nap now or when Mommy gets home! (sidenote: i was getting my hair cut and colored)
Molly: RAAAAARAAAAAAARAAAAAA I HATE YOU I HATE YOU YOU ARE A MEAN DADDY I HATE YOU!!!
Jeff: Let's go Molly . . . upstairs. (Molly stomped all the way up)
(She climbed up in her bed and looked over at jeff).
Molly: HEY! Get over here daddy! I need some hugs and kisses for naptime!
Jeff: I thought you hated me?
Molly: I do, but i STILL need hugs and kisses so i can go to sleep!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It started aching last night from all the tugging, so Molly decided to give it up for the night. But tonight . . . she decided to be very brave and try again. So tonight - May 25, 2009 - Molly let Jeff pull her first wiggly-front baby tooth. She'll never have that baby face again. That is one thing this mommy always sheds tears over. They never look quite the same - innocent, sweet, babyface - as they do before those baby teeth start falling out. Here are the post-loss pictures. Molly was VERY brave, and eager to match what Alex had done last night!
She thought it was really funny that her tongue could kind of poke through the gap where the tooth was supposed to be!Congratulations, Molly! We hope the tooth fairy is very good to you!
Kendall looks like he was trying to play with the drink in his hand, but i think this was in between "sets!"
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We threw it out after Kendall made this face!
This is why we're having so much fun: My mother's day present . . .
On a more sobering note. . . we have done some really fun things. . . the aquarium (along with 50,000 other atlanta visitors), the new "Night Under the Museum," girls lunch out for mexican, all-star baseball practice, dinner at the OK cafe, and plenty of playground and yard fun. . . oh yes, and let's not forget the indoor game of hide and seek today while it rained! LOTS of fun!! The "hindudoctors" are true friends . . .the kind that you treasure forever, that no matter how far away they are, we'll make sure we get to see them periodically. They were our first neighbors ever and about 4 years ago, were relocated for work, to Jacksonville. True friends, that when you see each other for the first time in 18 months, you just pick right up where you left off! I am sad that Tuesday will be here all too soon and they'll have to return "home" and leave us! What i would give for them to live next door again!
Friday, May 22, 2009
BUT, again, that's not why i do what i do. Just in case anyone anyone of any importance at Duncan Creek reads this . . . i do what i do so my babies are well-watched-over at the school :-) I'll just put it right out there!
Thursday night and again today are clean and re-organize days. I am SOOOOO excited as our friends from Florida arrive tonight! They will be here ALL weekend and on the agenda are two things, maybe 3 . . . .TALK, and go to the aquarium. That's it. MAYBE a pedicure for anyone who is female, but TALK and aquarium. That's it. On my agenda, is also have a few drinks, but it will be up to the other of-age adults if they would like to participate in that part of my weekend . . . i'm sure they will!
Remind me in a few days how excited i was today . . .school is OUT!! I can rest. There is more news to share, but i won't make this post any longer. There will be PLENTY of time for more posts in the coming days and weeks! Enjoy your weekend! I KNOW I WILL!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The excitement in our house revolves around two things. . . the NEW workroom for the business is underway. The sheetrock is in and painted ---LIME green --- and is ready for light fixtures and fan and the floor to be painted. It is very exciting to think about having a pleasant place to work, not the dungeon as i have referred to the basement for the previous two years.
Excitement #2 is that we're about to have a beautiful backyard. We have waited 2 1/2 years to get this! Our backyard has been a hodge-podge of weeds and sprigs of grass and not so pretty. We have finished the new playground area, designated a spot for the trampoline, and have hired a hydroseeder to give us grass. The grass-man as i like to call him has been here all day tilling up the backyard. IT is DIRT waiting to be seeded. He will be back to spray/plant the grass tomorrow. We have a pallet of sod coming as well to provide a "path" to the trampoline and the playground until the new grass grows. I am so excited that we will have a pleasant place to play and a beautiful scene to look out on from the deck. FINALLY! I'll take pictures and post . . . just as soon as school is over.
In the meantime. . . things that have been happening. . . Carnival closeout, teacher appreciation . . . 5 days of it to be exact (and who knew that PTA was so involved in that??), end of the year meeting plans and gift plans, teacher gift orders out the WAZOOOOO, trophy orders, t-shirt orders, more teacher gift orders, friends begging to do more teacher gifts for them, and of course, the end of the year slideshows for preschool, graduations, luncheon for teachers and end of year meeting for PTA. A LOT to have going on. But it is all seemingly, running smoothly. I'm sure i'm going to drop one of the juggling balls and come crashing down, but it seems to be running smoothly. I'm scared about how calm i am that all this is going on. Weird to feel this way. But, like i said, 5 days left! That is SO do-able.
Now, to tell the whole truth. . . i did have to ask the lady that cleans for me to NOT come this week. You know how, if you've ever had a cleaning lady, you have to clean-up the house before the cleaner can come. Well, if you could see my bedroom, you would know that it was
WAY too messy to even think about a 5 minute clean up. Ugh. BUT, Ms Patty agreed to come NEXT Friday - the day my company arrives for memorial day weekend, instead! How much do i love her???? What a lifesaver. I can live with dirty for 5 more days.
Little Camden has been a bundle of fun through all the craziness these past few weeks. He had his 15 month checkup on Monday. . . got two shots, and had grown a ton. He is still in the 25% for weight, 50% for height, and 90% for head size . . . ummmm, lots of brains or big ego???? Hopefully just a little of each :-)
Hope all of you are surviving the fun of these last few days or weeks of school. I am so ready for summer! What a change it will be to not have to rush to get dressed every morning!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
He was mad that the other 3 ribbons were 3rd places and 5th place, but hello???? A McCreary getting 1st place in hurdles??? WAY TO GO, Griffin!
I've got pictures . . .i know you miss the pictures . . . so do i. . . and when that May 21st date gets here, i promise i will download and add some, but it just can't happen now. -- see below --- i added pictures that i stole from Coleman's mom!!!
A little more info if you're interested in reading . . .
Field day was a rainy one, so it was ALL in the gym. NOISY. But still loads of fun. Mrs. Power's class has some really bright kids and some really athletic kids. Talk about getting the best of the best, because we also have a class full of parents that volunteer!! JACKPOT! But, if you know Mrs. Power, you know she deserves to have a class like this! She is THE BOMB! We love you, Ms. Power!
Friday, May 1, 2009
We also . . . shopped for PTA pizza parties, did carnival prep work, talked to 1000 people about carnival, checked out of school after field day and had lunch with friends, assembled silent auction gift baskets, moved/hauled a TON of stuff, molly went to a movie with a dear friend, attended Griffin's class play, but darn it, missed it so i could play hostess for the PTA pizza parties (but Jeff did see it), did more carnival prep, moved/hauled more stuff, set up tons of stuff, talked to 1000 more people about carnival, and made it home by 7:30pm. I have showered (and want to shower again because i was so hot and sweaty all day) and had a slice or two of pizza for dinner, and am taking some nyquil shortly so i can sleep through my stuffy nose, and will wake at 6:30 to be back at the school for more carnival by 7:50am.
If you haven't figured it out, although it was a very busy day, it was a good day! As i sit here thinking about it tonight, i could find a lot to complain about, but there are also some people i know out there going through a really rough time . . . about to lose a sister to cancer, so honestly, more than what i could complain about, i am thinking more about how THANKFUL i am to God for the gift of my life, my children, my incredible husband, my friends and all the people i will positively affect tomorrow by planning this event! I am so thankful for the many gifts i've been given. I know - to just wake each day and do these fun things is truly a gift from God! To be able to see my children enjoy each and every day is a gift! I hope you enjoy your gifts too!
Anybody want some cotton candy??? Come to Duncan Creek on Saturday and i'll make some for you!!
It will be lots of fun. . . but also lots of WORK!
Enjoy your weekend!
OH - PS - one mom brag moment. . . Griffin played an AWESOME baseball game on Wednesday night. He caught for most of the game, and then when it was his turn in the outfield, he was doing his darndest to catch a pop-fly and it NAILED him in the chest! My boy doesn't usually cry much in crowds, but this one had him on his knees with the tears streaming!! Poor guy! He's fine now though.
PSS - Molly's field day is tomorrow morning . . . fun fun. She is most excited about the sack races! heehee I can't wait to take pictures of that!