Sunday, June 27, 2010

Madeline’s Dance Recital

In the dressing room. She was pretty excited to get her hair and makeup done in here. She told me that she doesn’t like mascara because she can’t see. Daddy gave her those wonderful long eye lashes… one day she will LOVE them. She loves lipstick and was very happy to have that applied.

She was pretty darn excited when it was her turn. Her name was called and she made her way to the stage and started to climb it. She had a great time on stage dancing her little heart out. They danced to Wings (A childs gift to Lullabies and Do It Again (The Beach Boys) The video is not uploading so I will try it again in a few days.
Madeline is on the far left.

The finale was all the children dancing to I Got Feeling. Madeline is the 4th one in on the left

Sunday, June 13, 2010

11 years

We spent our morning running around doing our regular routine.

Madeline finished up her last dance class. Soon she will have a recital. How fun it that?

Then we signed the kids up for the reading program at the library. They only need to read 5 books which is already complete to get a goodie bag. But each time they check out books they get entered into a bigger drawling. I am going to try to have Caleb read his 5 books and well I guess Maddie is done because there is a lot of reading in this family.

Caleb’s Coach Pitch game was canceled. It seems to me that the coach really doesn’t want to coach and is just looking for way out of practice and the games. I’ve been thinking about calling and asking to be put on another team or for a refund.

We ran to Sam’s so Eric could get his much needed coffee.

Our AWESOME friends took the kids and we had a afternoon to ourselves. We watched a movie, Daybreakers cuddled up on the couch and then went to St. Louis Bread Company for dinner. St. Louis Bread Company is now my all time favorite! There salads, soups and bread are so yummy! We could see ourselves there together when we are old and grey eating lunch once a week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Madeline’s swimming lessons

We put Maddie in swim lesson to off set the time that Caleb would not be here. As you can see, she loves it! She is always the first kid up to jump into the teachers arms for a turn and even when it’s not her turn she tries hard to squeeze in. She gets away with it too because she is too darn cute! Today she was jumping all over the place and submerging her head solo. She is also the first one out of the pool before the time is up due to her being cold. When she is done, she is just done!

Treasure Hunt

I put together a map for the kids with lines and a X marking the spot that we were going to. Along the way they drew the surrounds that they saw and loved every minute of it. On their individual pictures you will find our home, trees, the sun, birds, a forest, cars, ice-cream (had to reward them), a fire truck and much more. I was so surprised at how much they put into their maps and was very impressed.

Pre-Kindergarten Summer School

Caleb’s first day in pre-Kindergarten summer school. He was so excited about going. Yes, I cried a few times that day. I also followed the bus and waited until Caleb had enough time to find his classroom and then I walk inside the school and peaked in at him. Caleb loves school. He is so excited when he comes home to show us what he has done each day. He hides his work and Maddie and I have to close our eyes on the couch and wait for him to bring it over. He is just so overjoyed. He loves it! When he gets home he wants to color and is trying to write sentences out on his paper.

Catching Lighting Bugs

The funniest thing I have seen in a long time is my son running after lighting bugs. I laughed so hard that night. The kids love catching their lighting bugs and they slept in their room with them that night.

Fishing with Daddy

Coach Pitch

We moved Caleb up to Coach Pitch this year because he was taking over the field last year. Don’t get me wrong it was a lot of fun for him but I felt bad for the other players. Coach Pitch is from the ages of 5 to 7 and let me tell you a 7 year old is BIG. The few 5 year olds are pretty small. Caleb is still enjoying playing.

Butterfly House

The butterfly house is pretty small but we still spend hours there watching butterfly’s fly, learning, exploring and playing. Madeline especially loves butterfly’s and has been talking about them non-stop for weeks.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Giving Time = More Time

Sometimes when I’m in a hurry I end up rushing the kids. Yesterday we stopped by Stop in Save and Caleb was asking for the car cart. He wanted to walk back into the parking lot and show me. I really wanted to say “Come on, Caleb. We are in a hurry” but I didn’t. We took a few extra minutes to see what he was talking about. It ended up being exactly what he was asking for... a shopping cart that was a car. Can you tell we never go to Shop in Save? The kids jumped into it and loved it. It made the whole shopping experience fast, smooth and easy.

Note to self: Sometimes giving time, gives you more time in the end.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My boy

My little boy will soon be going to kindergarten. I can’t help wonder if I have been a good mom to him. I know this is silly but I just have to wonder. The last 5 years I have been at home with him 24/7 and I just can’t help wondering if I have made every moment count. If I have taken all the things that have mattered to him and made them into something BIG. Something that he can hold onto, remember and know that his mommy loves him even though I am not with him as he adventures out to Kindergarten.


This past week our laptop got a computer virus and not just a simple one. We used our nifty AVG to try to remove it. It got rid of a lot of the problem but not the virus that really mattered. I was beginning to worry about certain documents that were on the laptop (resident research and our budget.) Lucky, I found The Computer Guys who were awesome and corrected the problem and my computer is back to normal!

Good bye HuGe virus; don’t come again.