Thursday, April 30, 2009
After the VBS meeting, I met the Man in the school parking lot to hand-off Little Guy, because I was volunteering in the lunch room today. Not the greatest of timing, but it was really great. I love getting to see Buddy at school with his friends.
Then home for some quick preparing for the baseball game tonight, then back to school to pick up the Buddy and found out the game is cancelled, so back home to call all of our baseball parents about the cancelled game.
Got a phone call about another volunteer opportunity coming up in a few weeks and a call from the Girl Scout Troop leader about their art project.
I finally took a deep breathe and sat down about 5 o'clock and watch iCarly with the boys. That show is so funny, its really hard not to watch it when its on, although I've seen each one about 15 times.
But the funniest thing of all was the salt shaker handed Man out in the garden at 10 PM greatly reducing our slug population in order to save the garden.
But I can see why one would got to such extremes........
Little baby bean sprouts!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Then I assembled all the supplies into an art pack. They looked so fabulous on my orange table cloth.I'm really excited about these project and I hope it goes well. And that I get to post pics from the girls doing it.
Also, got THE CALL today from Buddy's school. A couple of weeks ago the principal of Buddy's school called to personally tell M.E. there was a science teacher opening for middle school. Long story short I interviewed last week and it looked promising from the current Principal's stand point because he knows M.E. and I think he really wanted M.E. in the classroom, but the new incoming principal was alittle hesitant because I've only taught math, not science, so I was told today that I didn't get the job. (that's a huge run-on sentence)
Am I upset? Hardly, I'm really glad I don't have to make the decision of going back to work or not. I get to stay home another year with Little Guy and volunteer and that's really where I need to be.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
The coupon expired Friday, hence why it was a big deal to go by myself to Sears. Off I go to get that bedding I wanted. And guess what? It was on sale, 20% off. How wonderful.
Today, I washed it before putting in on the comforter. Upon taking it out of the dryer, it was super wrinkled. UGH! I do not iron. Ok, I do iron, but I loathe it. And its a very rare occurrence. So I attempted to iron this huge, queen size duvet cover on my skinny foot wide ironing board. IT was soooooo fun! Anyhow, I got the major wrinkles out and check it out.
Now, I need the bed skirt, throw pillows, art above the bed, etc. But on thing at a time, that's how we roll.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
We lay foundations that will need further development.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I scored a really cute skirt at Goodwill which I'm excited about and as I was leaving the store, I was walking along the sidewalk looking in the display windows. When I saw something that made me stop in my tracks. I literally ran back in the store and pulled it from the window and paid for it - without thinking. I think its my very first impulse buy. There were no second thoughts, it was like, here's your money (and it was half off at the register, double bonus)!
Ok, so you are thinking, you ran back into the Goodwill for this. An old picture that belongs on the Little House on the Praire. Well, yes!
But let M.E. explain, this very print is currently hanging in my parents kitchen in KY. It has been hanging there my entire life and I absolutely love it. I've always loved it and I don't recall ever having seen another one before and to find one here in OK. Well, I had to have it. It would have haunted M.E. to know that it was there for sale and I didn't get it. Back at home, I presented this to the Man. He says, "hey that's in your parent's kitchen."
First of all for the Man to have noticed this in my parents home and have remembered it is a big deal. Second, he totally agreed to letting M.E. hang it in my kitchen, for my boys to enjoy their entire lives. It's like a circle thing. Now if I could just find the print of the little girl leaning against the barn, I'd be set.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
On the way home, the Man calls and says the Sears guys are waiting at the house. They are early. When have delivery men ever been EARLY.
If you will recalled I mentioned how wonderful our nights stay was at the Hampton Inn on the way back from KY. Well, I got online (I spend way too much time on the internet). and found out that they have custom-made Serta mattresses in all their rooms. You can purchase them online, but you'd have to take out a bank loan to pay for it. So I just daydreamed about it.
The next day, I luckily received at coupon book in the mail from our Sears with a 50% mattress sale on the last page. YAY! I immediately began talking to the Man about it and managed to talk him into going to Sears with me, just to look or lay.
Well, within minutes of laying on the nice display models in the store, the Man agreed we needed a new bed. So behold, we got a new Serta mattress and box spring. I'm soooo happy!It's so tall compared to our old worn out one. Can't wait to sleep on it.
Shortly after getting that all settled, I had to get ready for real (shower) to volunteer at Buddy's school, the Man came home for a long lunch to watch Little Guy. Then I'm back home to do some last minute laundry before the big baseball game tonight, then I'm off to get Buddy from school and back home for finish up the baseball line up, etc and work on a craft project for about an hour. Then it's 5 o'clock, we've got to hustle and get out of here, so I get the Little Guy ready to go, Buddy gets his uniform on and heads outside for some practice in the driveway and I'm getting ready for the game when I hear........
CRASH! SHATTER! TINGLE!
"BUDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDY!" I yell as I take off running down our hallway, half dressed. I discover Buddy frozen like a statue in the middle of the driveway with a very blank look on his face. I immediately grab him, "are you all right? what happen? buddy?" He says, "I didn't mean to, honest, I was just practicing grounders, Am I in trouble, Mommy, I didn't mean too"
It's then that I actually discover the baseball size hole in one of the garage door window panes with the spiderweb cracks running from it. OH, NO! It's now 5:05 and I've got broken glass in the driveway, garage and shards still hanging in the window. Quickly, I get dressed and Buddy apologizes. Then we sweep the garage and driveway, Buddy wants to know if he will be grounded, and then I carefully pull all the remaining glass from the window, Buddy apologizes again. I put a box over the window and tape it up, Buddy asks if we have to tell Daddy. Its now 5:20 (we are late), Buddy's really sorry and wants to know How mad I am. I have to stop and laugh. I'm not happy but I'm not mad. It happen, it was accident, we will deal with it later, now we need to roll.
We've been in the house 6 months and this is the first broken window, not bad really. Knowing my kids. 5 more window panes to go.............. Grandpa and Papaw, I'll be calling this weekend for help in replacing the box with some plexiglass.
To the game.... we weren't late, just not early. The opposing team was good. I mean GOOD. All their players could hit and new how to run bases and understood the game a little better than us. But we managed to out score them 24-21. It was a great game and we all had a wonderful time. 3-0 Gotta love it. Home at last and going to sleep on that new wonderful bed! ahhhhh!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
In doing my running around, I've neglected the house. So, now I'm getting to my routine of daily chores. Better late than never and lets just say it needed it. And thanks to this little piece of wonderful technology my job is soooo much easier.
I present the Bissell Steam Mop. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. Simply fill the reservoir with water, plug in, wait about 30 seconds, then steam your floors with the reusable, washable cloth pads. I clean my hardwood floors, ceramic tile, and clay tile with it. Its designed for any hard surfaces and it works on the stickiest, dried on, 3-day old kitchen crud with just a couple of swipes (trust me, I know).
I looked at all the options out there at the stores (wal-mart and target) and watched the infomerical on tv. I finally got online to research what would be best for us. According to GoodHousing Keeping and other sites, the Bissell was economical and efficient for basic needs. The only thing was finding it. I went to 4 stores before I found it on a high shelf at Home Depot with no display model out. If I had not been looking hard for it, I would have never found it. But I've had it for 6 months and love it! Happy Wednesday!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This afternoon was a gorgeous day. In the 70s with a gentle breeze and sunshine. Gotta love it! A perfect day for some batting practice. Look at that stance, eyes on the ball!
3-2-1 Contact!The Man has been working with him on following through with his swing to get some real power to the ball. Not bad, I say!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Man has become ambitious and I'm not complaining. He planted two little raised beds in the backyard this afternoon which will have tomatoes, herbs, pepper, cucumbers, cantaloupe and watermelons. Unfortunately this is the order he planted them in. OH, NO!
Tomorrow night we are going to have to go out and rearrange somethings so we don't have cucumelon, waterloupe, cantambers!! Advantages of growing up in the country, lets you know how to plant a garden. But I'm really excited about it. I'm hoping to learn to can some tomato sauce, yeah!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Look at the sweat pouring off this guy. Its a very active game, which is one of the reasons its so fun. The Man was beat by a 3rd grader at bowling and tennis. He'll not like it that I reported that. Buddy played several games of baseball and tennis and M.E. actually got up and bowled. I have to admit it was fun. I don't know if this house is ready for it, but it will be considered if the Buddy (or the Man) starts in about it.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Just look at these little baseball enthusiasts. You can see the sugar rush in Buddy or at least I think that's what that is. I sent the Man after some water and nachos in the 3rd inning and he comes back with a spirit and snow cone. Hmm!
But there's nothing like live baseball, good friends, and watching little boys enjoy the game. We had a beautiful evening and really good time. So glad the season's started and hopefully we will score many more free tickets.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I should have known when the store emailed to say that our baseball caps which were suppose to be delivered today, weren't. So no team caps. Last minute email out to parents to bring a cap.
Then Little Guy fell asleep on the way to the ball park. Not good. At 5:15 the Man calls to let me know that he was rear-ended on his way to the park. He's not hurt, his car isn't hurt too much, but they are waiting for the police for a report. UGH! I've never coached baseball or any sport for that matter. Its our first game in a new league in a new state, I don't know what to do. I haven't been to any of the coaches meeting or taking any of the online training. I'm a little anxious at this point. Thankfully my friend Chris was there to hangout with and allowed me to be calm.
Then at 6 we had to take the field, thankfully we were up first, so it was easier to get myself together mentally. We did great. Our parents really pitched in and helped both on the field and in the dugout as the Man still hasn't arrived and Little Guy is still crying. I'm trying to keep the score book, which I've never done before, so I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, so I just write down what I observe and hopefully that will be good enough.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
He was under the dining table eating a chocolate bunny!
He knew better than to eat that chocolate, but he loves it so! Thus he was hiding under the table. He was too cute and sweet to be mad at him. Look at him hold the earless bunny up so I could take his picture. Easter on comes once a year and that was the last bunny in the house, so let it be gone.
Buddy has a baseball game tomorrow night, and I hope to get some good pics.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wow, I don't even remember my old stone even being that light in color. But perhaps it was and just my many pizzas have darkened it so.
We rushed to get baseball uniforms on and ready to go to the game, when I checked email and discovered the game cancelled. What? We rushed all the way from KY to not have a game. Oh well, at least we are home and can relax before school tomorrow. And perhaps have pizza!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Little Guy really found alot of eggs and treats. He has already acquired the habit of shaking plastic eggs to hear if anything is in them.
The Man and Papaw
I simply love this photo of Buddy!
Here Little Guy, S-man, and a sweet little friend of ours hunt for eggs.
I wish I would've taken a photo of my church so you could see it, but oops, I didn't. After we got home, we tried to get a family portrait, but it didn't quite work out. Hopped up on candy the boys really didn't want to get their photo taken anymore.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The festivities were at my sister's house, so most events include her in-laws who are fabulous people. I even call her mother-in-law Mimi like one of the grandkids. So Aunt Cream's niece was there with us and this is her super gorgeous, good-natured baby girl.
Aunt Cream loves ice cream and Little Guy apparently knows this. And by the way, so does my niece's dog, Sheriff.
Another family tradition is to hide plastic eggs filled with candy or money for the kiddos. This year, I brought about 3 dozen, Aunt Cream brought about 6 dozen and my sister-in-law brought about 7 dozen. Do the math -- this is about 200 eggs filled with treats for the kiddos. Sugar overload!!!
The egg hunt!
The boy's Easter loot ended up being about 3 lbs of candy. Little Guy got about $3 from all his eggs and Buddy was super happy that he managed about $8 from all his eggs. Wow!
Still reeling from the candy high, it was time to color the real eggs for church tomorrow. It was such a gorgeous day we got to do it outside on the deck and its a good thing.
Even my teenage nephew got in on the action! But I can't say anything, I did just as many as the kids. Its too fun not to.
Like I said, good thing we were outside, because this is what happens when Little Guy colors Easter Eggs!