Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Week 8

 Looks very sad and dejected doesn't he?  That's the face he gets when Kaitlyn and the older kids outrun him and he gets left behind.  It's rough being little.  But probably sooner than I'll be ready for it, he'll be running off with friends of his own.
Let's see...other things of note this week.

One day I picked Tyler up at preschool and his teacher just couldn't compliment him enough. She had been testing the kids, comparing how they are doing now to when they first started.  And I guess the progress of the kids was kind of disappointing until it was Tyler's turn.  As far as I can tell, he must have been above and beyond expectations.  His teacher said he completely made her day.  She went on and on about it. Go Tyler!

We have a new neighbor (down on the other side of the subdivision), and he has a car that looks like "Bumblebee" (you know - from Transformers).  Bright yellow Camaro with black racing stripes.  The plate even says MuBumblbee.  We were meeting up with friends to go for a walk and the guy drove by and stopped to say hi.  Tyler told him his car was awesome and they had quite the little conversation about Transformers and stuff.  Then the guy asked Tyler if he (and his bike) wanted to race so they "raced" down to the corner.  Tyler took off on the bike and the guy followed well behind, obviously.  It was really cute and made Ty's day.  (too bad I didn't pull out my phone to take a photo until they were too far away)

The weather bounces from rainy and overcast to warm and springy, which is really nice.  The first set of flowering trees are even starting to bloom.  End of February and spring is on its way - I like that about North Carolina.

The kids are really excited about our upcoming family vacation.  We'll be gone 3 days of school and Kaitlyn, little self-motivated, conscientious smart little monkey that she is insisted that I write a note to her teacher (well in advance of the trip) asking that she get a packet of homework/classwork for Kate to work on during the trip so she didn't get behind.

Have I mentioned I started a new exercise routine?  Yup.  P90X, which is pretty intense.  I've surprised myself by how motivated I am to stick with it.  Not only that, but I usually add in a walk (or sometimes two) with a friend most days as well.  I don't know where the motivation came from, but I hope it sticks around long enough for me to get completely in shape, once and for all.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2012 Week 7

 Just a bunch of photos I took the morning of Valentines Day.  I get photo happy on holidays especially when the kids are wearing new clothes and feeling cooperative ;)
Every holiday I try to make it just a little bit special.  Valentines day was a new heart hairdo, new Tshirts (courtesy Gma Alene), fun breakfast of heart shaped cinnamon rolls and chocolate instant breakfast.  Special treats in the lunchboxes.  Cards and chocolate for all.  Then we had a nice dinner and relaxing evening at home.  It was a really nice day.
I really shouldn't put off posting, as even a few days past the week I can't think of much of anything else that happened during the week - oops!  The only other photos I have from the week are the family photos for my friend.  We did a really quick last minute photo session as we were running out of time (and good weather) before her husband left on deployment.  Sam was working on a closet for a buddy so the kids had to tag along with me for the photos.  And as usual, while they were easy to take along, Tyler did insist on getting in on the action a couple of times. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

2012 Week 6

Hard at work on cards for Valentines Day.  It took 2-3 sessions to get all of them done as we have a lot of people on the list to send things to.  Sometimes it's hard work being well-loved :)

Kaitlyn had a great report card (did I mention that?  I think I forgot to last week) and added some more awards to her collection at the awards assembly this week.  She didn't get the medal she was shooting for (some sort of Character award that only goes to one child per class) but she did get certificates for Bookworm, Music, and perfect attendance (yeah perfect attendance - has she really not been sick enough to skip school all year?  yay).

Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 Week 5

Urgh.  Looks like the only photos I took this week are product photos of costum orders.  Oh boy.  Not surprising as the past week really was just kind of a blur of normalcy with no giant ups or downs to note.  Some weeks are like that.  I'm making a promise to myself right now though, to make a point of taking out the camera as much as possible this week.