Monday, August 31, 2009
We did have a really good weekend though because the weather was so wonderful. It didn't even get to 80 yesterday - feels like WA. We played outside most of the day and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine.
Today both boys are in school and it feels so weird to have this time to myself, although I've got lunch duty starting in 20 minutes. I'll do my best to post again on Wednesday, but I'm not making any promises. And there will not be pics, although I'll go back and fill you in next week and up load the First Friday Flashback when the Man returns.
Happy Working to Mammaw who is substituting at her old job. I know it will be fun for you to be with your friends again and knowing its only temporary is the best.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
He mentioned getting M.E. a blackberry (I hope he does) so I will have my email and perhaps be able to post some messages here.
So far today, I've taking Buddy to school and sat in front of this computer catching up on the goings-ons. I'll post photos later today.
And by the way, Wanda - no need to be jealous about my all night scrap, because I thought of you all night and ever told a story or two about Two-Page Wanda. Love Ya!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Moving on to the ONCE IN A LIFETIME.... but in Buddy case, the 1st in a lifetime.
He caught or rather chased down a foul ball at the local AAA baseball game last night. He had taken his glove but wasn't wearing it at the time and honestly wasn't paying much attention. But when the ball hit the bleaches right in front of him, he was quick to chase it down before the other kids did. He was so excited. We took this pic in the parking lot before loading up to come home (you can see it in the pic, but it actually says *OFFICIAL BALL* on it - awesome). The Man said that he has never got a foul ball before, so it was once in a lifetime for him. My guess is it will only be the first, not the last, for Buddy!
Monday, August 24, 2009
The boys love the pool at Grandpa and Nana's RV park in AZ.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I certainly missed Wanda, Audrey and Christy from back home in ole KY, but it was nice to have some company while scrapping all night. I managed to stay up until 4AM before heading upstairs to bed (we were at a hotel). I got 6 layouts completed and made an 18 page set, that I'm probably continue to embellish and give to the Buddy's school as a fundraiser item. I'll be posting that whole project when its done.
It was fun and I'm looking forward to the one in November.
Thanks Ladies for a great time!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll get pics of the layouts uploaded for you to see.
It was nice to get home today to all my boys. And many thanks to the Man for letting M.E. lay on the couch most of the afternoon recovering from lack of sleep.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
1) I have no idea when this happened, from the looks of it, I think Wednesday.
2) Where I was and how I missed it, I don't know.
3) And how they were brave enough to use my camera without my approval, I'm guessing must come from the Man's genes.
Photo #1 Features LG reclining, thus letting M.E. know Buddy was the instigator.
Photo #2 Features Buddy, but LG got his finger in the photo. I don't think LG has ever used my camera before so the fact that it turned out this good is not bad. I'm also pleased to see them taking turns. Unusual to say the least.
Photo #3: LG must have saw the photo on the screen and realized his mistake and got a better shoot of Buddy picking his nose.
Photo #4: They switched again. This is so pleasing to M.E. that they are taking turns and so we have LG sucking his finger or biting his nails or something like that. And Buddy zoomed out for more prospective. nice. Photo #5: We can see a glimpse of LG, so this is Buddy taking a pic of our dining room table that is in the living room. For the record, the two non-lite light bulbs are not burned out, I just loosen them so I wouldn't have to pay electricity to burn all 5 when all we really need is three. Does that make sense? Also, those are legos on the floor not bits of food. Ok, well maybe a few of them are bits of food. Photo #6: He gave the camera back to LG and here we have a great shot of Buddy, who is playing with the camera cable. No finger in the shot this time. LG is a fast learner.
Photo #7: LG decided to go for a similar shot but zoom out. He's definitely got talent.
Photo #8: LG capturing Buddy again. What I can't understand, is why neither of them is posing for the other? I would have thought, they would have been woo-hoo we got Mommy's camera let's be silly. But instead they are just capturing their normalcy. Its quite refreshing actually.
Photo #9: LG still got the camera and must have grown tired of capturing his brother, who was obviously watching tv, and got a picture of himself.
Photo #10: He decided to try that again and fill up the frame alittle more.
This concludes the boys' photo shoot of each other. They either got bored with it or heard M.E. coming - I'm not sure, because I apparently missed the whole thing.
But I will say is was a surprise and one that I will cherish.
[the journaling reads: The Man had a really good time working in his 1st garden and I must say it was very successful. I can only imagine how big it will be next year!]
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
He was such a big guy walking into school. He has visited the playroom several times during church and he was in his classroom during vacation bible school, so he pretty much knew where he was going and what was up.
Here he is outside his classroom and yes, that's toothpaste on his shirt. He refused to change, so there we have it. His class is called FISH! It was only a half-day today, so the Man and I got to pick him up after lunch. He seemed to be happy and said he would be going back on Friday. He's too cute!
Therefore, I present Buddy's pillowcase. I made it from the scraps of LG's pillow and trimmed it in blue for a Seahawk vibe. What'd ya think?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
First of all, M.E. couldn't sleep last night. The anticipation of having to get up early prevented M.E. from falling asleep or perhaps it was the 15 year delay in back to school gitters. What ever it was I was wide away when at 11PM, Little Guy wakes up screaming and crying with his legs again. He cried so hard he wound up vomiting. Nice. After some cleaning up and rocking in the recliner, I finally got him settled back in bed and got my self to bed and fell asleep for the first time about 1AM, then a huge stormed rolled through about 4AM wake M.E. up, then LG got up again at 5AM. Needless to say, I was frazzled this morning, but not Buddy. He jumped out of bed like a firecracker on the first mention of time to go to school. This was a good sign. The morning ran very smoothly and the Man was able to go with us to school, which was awesome.
Here's Buddy with LG, who is not happy, either its because he's up & out so early, still feels yucky, or he's going to miss Buddy. I'm guessing all three. [not sure why my pics are so blurry, I seriously need to consider a nicer camera]
The big 1st Grader!
We got to school early enough that the doors weren't open yet, so here we stand on the curb. Look at all the mixed emotions. M.E. alittle emotional about the 1st day of school experience for Buddy and overwhelmed that I have a 1st grader, LG seems a little put out, and Buddy excitedly spys a friend across the parking lot.They finally open the doors and we head in with all the other family like a huge herd of cattle. I've got a hand of each boy and as we enter school, Buddy gives my hand a big squeeze. I almost cried. He found his seat pretty quickly and began chatting with those around him. He seems happy enough, huh?
Yep, he's happy to be back at school. M.E. too!
You can't tell we are related can you. Oh my goodness!
LG just stood aside and observed with his little hands in his pocket too cute.
As were standing at the front of the room observing Buddy doing his bell work, a couple of his friends broke out in tears as their parents were trying to leave. I almost lost it. I really hadn't realized that I was going to be emotional. I understood my crying last year, it was the first day of school ever, but today - I'd been there done that. But when these little boys started the waterworks, I had to look away and get out of there or I would have been joining them. I can only imagine how tomorrow's going to go.... First day of preschool for Little Guy. I'll have to pack some kleenex.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Mammaw read here, that LG needed a little pillow for preschool and said Walgreens had them, so off to Walgreens, we go. And we found one for $2.50, Thanks Mammaw, it sure beats $12.
I like the super hero pose he's got going on. Here's a close up.
There are 2 pockets, 3 little loops and one big loop. Let M.E. say they had a blast with them.
Supper was almost late, due to my sewing these, but it was worth it and supper was delish. I made some homemade chicken nuggets and they turned out really good. After supper, Buddy wanted to play some cornhole, as it was nice and breezy outside and tomorrow is a school day. We had a really fun time playing and Buddy even got a phone call from Grandpa and Nana wishing him luck tomorrow. He thought that was nice. We wound up staying outside until 8:30, then off to bed.
Buddy has mixed emotions about tomorrow. He likes staying home, but he misses his friends. We'll see how it goes.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I wish I could have captured the whole screen and it be legible. The yellow team you see is LSU (they won the college world series) and the red team is OU (university of Oklahoma, we live in Oklahoma-go figure). They obviously were playing to games, LSU winning the first one. Second one still in progress. The Man and I find this spreadsheets all the time when we come back to the computer. Buddy has my mathematical skills - that's for sure.
This afternoon we went for a run in the water fountains and stopped for some Marble Stone Creamery. Yummy!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Back at home, I began work on LG's mat sheet. And I'm thrilled with how it turned out.
The Little Guy loved it.
He said he wanted to take a nap on it but I figured he'd just wind up pulling the mat out and tearing it up, so I opted to put it up until Wednesday. I've still got to make a second one, so I don't have to worrying about a quick turn around on washing it when its sent home. I'm also going to make a little pillow case, when I find a little pillow. The little ones at the fabric store were $12. I don't think so. I'll need to go by the dollar store for that.
I had every intention of doing more projects today, inspiration journal, door hanging and scrapping, but it didn't happen. Just played with the kiddos and had a fabulous day.
Meanwhile the Man was pricing and making plans to put french doors in the opening between the living room and sunroom. I'm excited for this project and will be happening in October. I'll keep you posted.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The blue fabric has planes, cars, racecars, firetrucks, & trucks on it and the green coordinates. I'm excited about this project too.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
You see he loves puzzles and like to get as many out as he can. I guess its more challenging that way to have to see which piece goes with what puzzle.
Finally its time for the party and Buddy is jumping up and down to see all his friends. When we get there, he runs full steam in circles chasing his friends for a good 30 minutes. Then he settles into playing some games with them. Here's some of his friends, as he refused to let M.E. get a picture of him.
Buddy loves these guys.
It was a really good night and we are looking forward to the near year.
First a hint of what my sight of summer was......
1. it was the cutest, most hilarous, adorable picture I've posted on the blog so far
2. it includes LG
3. it happened in July
Of course LG asleep on the beach. What a sight, indeed!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Noon we are at the beauty shop getting the boys pretty for school. Now as I've stated before Little Guy is very particular about his hair and who cuts, i.e. he only lets Novice do it. So I wasn't sure if he would get up there and do it. So Buddy went first and while he was up there LG got in a reclining chair, (that he didn't know reclined) and wound up throwing his self in a rinse sink and busting his chin open. Did I mention this was an upscale place? Yes the girls or rather stylist wear all black and the place looks like a magazine and here LG is bleeding on M.E. So, I don't know if it was the fact that he got hurt or the fact that he's coming into his own age, but when Buddy was done, he said my turn. SHOCKER!Look at that shaggy mop. Here's Buddy with his handsome cut.
The boys were very happy with their haircuts, so we had to take this group shot outside.
1PM finds us beginning our grocery shopping at 'the' Wal-Mart as the folks here in OK say it. The Man and I always crack up when we here locals say "the" wal-mart, like there is only one. Any how, here's the boys with their chosen treats for being such champs on a day in the van. You can totally see LG's band-aid and that's an apple pie he's eating.
[EDIT: obviously I didn't upload pics before bed, but here's the rest of the 12on12]
4PM find M.E. updating the blog with the previous pics.
5PM I've begun making supper. Buddy's request Lasagna. Cheesey mixture + Meat Sauce = yummy goodness.
7PM, I forgot to take a pic, imagine that.
Hope you enjoyed the 'a day in the life of us'. I think next month, it'll be just 12 random picutres of the day vs. the on the hour thing. That was hard to remember and when the boys go to school, I'm sure it'll be quite boring just seeing M.E. all day. Change can be good!