Tuesday, May 29, 2007

i guess they're a hit

I thought I'd throw a fun activity in for May - even though, my plans were zilch for the whole month of May as to get refreshed from the school year. Anyways, the 'fun thing' was to take the girls into Barnes & Noble and buy them each a book - or 2, if they could keep it under $10.

Robi-bird decided on more of a board book that is educational - like colors, shapes, etc. - but the lure was the 4 puzzle pieces on front, that can be fit in throughout the book.

Jaci went with a Junie B. Jones book, number 17 I think and an Easy Reader about 'Dash' (as in 'The Incredible's').

Chandler-bean finally decided on a Junie B. book, number 7 I think and an Easy Reader about 'Nemo' ('Finding Nemo').

I also picked up an educational workbook for each of them to take to my parents' next week. They homeschool year round and I figured my kids could have some quiet book time too, if 'Meemo' sees fit.

Also, arriving in the mail today was the first box set of Junie B. Jones books. The kids had never read any of them before but now have each finished one. And I see that Jaci is part way through a second. I guess they're a hit.

Friday, May 25, 2007

how cool is that

My kiddos are in day 2 of a lemonade stand. Do you know people in small towns actually stop at lemonade stands....and buy....and tip? How cool is that?!?!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Holy Spirit led prayers...by a 3 1/2 year old

Today at lunch little Robi-bird prayed this prayer....

And help the mommies not to kill their babies and give them to us because we love babies.

Now, we are absolutely anti-abortion, pro-adoption but it is not a topic of conversation around our kids. (Not on purpose, it's just never come up.) I went around the table questioning the girls and Mitch if she had prayed this way prompted by something she had heard them pray or even say - nada.

I am overwhelmed by the fact that she truely must have prayed this way prompted by the Holy Spirit Himself. Two and half years ago, I started having a desire to adopt at some point. (I'd NEVER thought about it before then.)

I'm starting to think God really does have a plan that includes adoption for our family! Your will be done, Jesus!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

summer has begun

Thursday the kids got out of school at 11:20 - for good, well, for the summer anyways. We decided to pack a picnic lunch and head over to the new playground for a couple hours before heading home.

The kids then signed up for the library's summer reading program. They were a little leery of what they were getting into but quickly jumped right in and read for the next 24 hours, with a little sleep in between!

So far our plans to kick back and enjoy the remainder of May, without an alarm clock, is going well. The house is even picked up so we're having fun but not trashing the house. Always a good thing. The weather's been fantastic so we've been outside alot. I guess that helps the house issue.

We have very few plans for the rest of the month but jump into June with a splash and swim like crazy the rest of June. The kids go to my parents the week we head to San Antonio, then back to Volleyball camp, VBS, ball games, swim lessons, a wedding or two and likely much more.

I'm enjoying the quiet of this moment for sure!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

what's that? um, a mop my darling

This happened awhile back but it's worth remembering...

For about 6 glorious months, I had a working Scooba. I loved my Scooba. My kids talked to Scooba like it was our personal pet. Then, as the lovely manual said it would, the battery died after about 6 months. Scooba wouldn't go 45 seconds and would sound his "I'm dead" alarm. We're too cheap/poor (actually read: I'd rather do something else with my $30 each paycheck) to replace the battery, sooo.....

So one fateful day, I did it, I pulled out the dreaded mop. And get this - my 3 year old looked at it with curiosity and asked "What's that?" ?!?!?!

It really hadn't been that long but I guess she became so attached to Scooba that she forgot the old-fashioned way of cleaning our tile floors!

Monday, May 14, 2007

jumping, tossing and running

Friday the kids had Field Day. We went to watch. It began as a beautiful day and turned out rather hot but it was fun all the same. Chandler won the spoon race (dashing with a small ball - instead of egg - on a spoon). And Jaci did awesome at the sack race and the running races.

Following the morning of jumping, tossing, and running was the Talent Show. We decided to stay (but later decided we could've skipped) and watch these elementary kids strut their stuff. I was so reminded of the old days of Home School Performing Arts Nights. Minus a couple country songs sung, the afternoon was filled with classical piano pieces and kids singing the current Christian pop songs. (I told you we were in an awesome school district!)

Since neither of my girls were in the show, I'd have to say that my favorite act was a Kindergarten boy who sang "Ring of Fire". Probably why this was such a hit to me is because I just watched "Walk the Line" last week and actually understood why he came up and said, "Hi, my name is Sam C." Otherwise, being the sheltered homeschool grad that I am - I wouldn't have had a clue how funny it was that he said that, let alone who even sang the song. The kid did a great job too - all lines memorized and sang on key. His mama should be proud!

So, the kids are counting down – 2 ½ days until school is out!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

something's burning my eyes

OK, this is kinda gross, but it had me in tears, I was laughing so hard.

Last night after church Robin was in the bathroom. Mitch and I were standing outside the door, in the youth room waiting. We hear a voice, "Oh, I just got my last poop out." That's great.

The following words out of her mouth? "Something's burning my eyes."

Monday, May 7, 2007

freeked my mom out

Chandler-bean's class went to the zoo on Friday. I went along. Today in school Chandler-bean wrote a paper about the trip to the zoo, and I quote my kindergartener....

My mom holded the millipede.
It freeked my mom out.
Ashleys mom gave us some food so we could feed the goats.

Her words are quite accurate except that a man actually held the millipede on my arm so I could feel it walk on me. Ew. I'm cringing again. Oh, and by the way, I closed my eyes and turned my head as this happened. Yes, I am a girl - a prissy, girly girl and I hate creepy crawlies. The only reason I did this is that a burst of slight barbarianism stirred up in me as my 6 year old daughter looked on.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

goin' to town

Robi-bird dropped a chunk of "Turtle Cake" on the floor tonight. Of course, Jane (the cat) pounced on it. Robi asked, "do you really think she'll eat all of that?"

My response, "well, she's really goin' to town on it."

Robi, "No, don't take her to town. I wanna keep 'er."

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

she's in.... and other news

So, Robi's signed up for preschool this fall. What am I getting myself into? We shall see.

Chandler informed me that she cried at school today. She cried because she misses their student teacher - who of course, finished her student teaching and left. I didn't realize she had grown so attached to her. This one's got a soft heart - Jesus mold it and shape it.

Jaci had a heartbreaker of a lesson today. She auditioned, with a friend, for the school talent show. They were having my hubby play guitar to accompany them and only practiced with him once, right before the audition. Needless to say, their cute little act didn't cut it. I'm sure it would have with more practice but....oh well, there's always next year. Here's where we 'weep with those that weep'.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

kitty chiropractor

My husband and I have a habit (probably a bad one) of popping each other's backs. Actually, he does a good job on mine, I make a weak attempt at doing his.

Anyway, today Robi-bird was kind of laying over the cat. I asked her what she was doing. "I'm popping Jane's back." Um, probably not a good idea sweetheart.