Monday, August 25, 2008

2008 Olympics

Well, it is hard to believe that the Olympics have come and gone yet again. I clearly remember trying to explain to a 3 year old A that the Summer Olympics would not come again until she was 7. Of course she did not understand that then, but she does now, and is a bit sad about that fact. R is slowly catching on...she was only 1 last time, and did not remember any of it. They have had a good time counting to how old they will be next time, and so forth. We ate Chinese food last night to celebrate the Olympics and watched a bit of the Closing Ceremony before making them go to bed so that they would not be too tired for school today.
A has decided that she is going to play softball in the Olympics. After watching the Rhythmic Gymnastics, that is what R wants to do. She kept saying "AWESOME" everytime one of the girls got out on the floor. I am not sure what she liked more...the beautiful outfits they wore or all the different apparatus' they used. She just loved it. M has spent the last 2 days twirling herself around the living room. She laughs the whole time.
We have had a great time watching and enjoying the Olympics. Until 2012...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Two New Links

I have added 2 new blogs under my links. The first is The Tennant Family. Michael (the dad) has been a friend of mine since I can remember. He and I were in the same class every year in elementary school. We swam on swim team together, fought like brother and sister, and graduated from high school together. His wife, Jennifer, is absolutely wonderful. I used to love to boss Michael around and have told him that I could not have hand picked a better person for him to spend the rest of his life with. Their daughter, Emma, and R are 1 week apart in age. Jennifer teaches with my mom and they live in the same town..altough we never get to see them. Such is life when you are busy chasing those babies.
The second is my brother's family...The Thompson News. You can keep up with 2 of our 5 sweet nephews through their blog. Although they only live 3 houses down, I love that my sister-in-law, T, has started a blog. M and B (nephews) are just too cute not to show off.
Enjoy these 2 new blogs. I know that I do!

Riding the bus

The girls rode the bus home from school yesterday. R was so excited. She said that it was the best part of her day. Here they are getting off of the bus. We had been waiting for almost 45 minutes. The bus was a good bit late...they did not get home until 4:27pm. Needless to say, I was ready to see my girls.

This morning R was up early again. The first thing she asked me, "Am I riding the bus to school today?" She was happy to find out that she was. We were out there a bit early, just to be on the safe side. Lucky for us it was a bit cool out this morning. Here they are waiting for the bus.

Getting on the bus...

M watching them get on the bus...don't you love the face?

M and I then went on a 30 minute walk. It was nice and cool out this morning...hopefully it will stay that way...makes it nicer to exercise.

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Day of School 2008

Well, the first day is finally here, and we made it through without any tears. (YIPEE for mommy!) R has been waiting a LONG time to be able to go to the BIG school with A. I can hardly believe that we have a 2nd grader and a kindergartner. Wow! Where has the time gone? R was up before the alarm this morning ready to go. She just did not want to wait any longer. She looked so cute too! She decided the other day that she wanted to wear the same dress on the first day of Kindergarten as A did on her first day of K. So, that is what she did. A is wearing an outfit that Grammy picked out for her. A was excited, but a little more hesitant than R was this morning. I thought she was going to cry and make me cry there for a minute.

A and R showing off their new backpacks and lunchboxes.

Loading up in the car to head to the school.

R heading into the school...we had to keep asking her to wait up for the rest of us.

A and R heading into the school.

R walking into her classroom. She took off down the hall and we had to catch up with her so that we could get her picture. She was the first one in the classroom. She was so excited to be there. She didn't even care that we were leaving her. I was glad, because it helped me to keep the tears away.
R with her teachers. She is so excited about Kindergarten.

A getting ready to walk into her classroom. She was excited to see another little girl in her class that also plays softball at the same park. I can only imagine that it will take about a day for them to be good friends.

A sitting at her desk. Notice that it is right by the teacher's desk. Her teacher is going to keep her there as soon as she realizes what a good helper she has at her fingertips.

I can hardly believe that this day has come. Two down, one to go. M and I have already had a busy day. Grocery store, played outside for about an hour, ate lunch, made cupcakes, vacuumed, picked up goldfish off the floor (twice), straightened the playroom, and now she is down for nap. I am now going to eat, fold laundry, finish cupcakes, make the bed, put away dishes, and maybe rest. We will see.

I am so proud of you A and R. I hope your first day of school is awesome. I love you!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Link Update

I finally figured out how to link other blogs to my blog. I have some listed on the side of the bar and I wanted to let you know who they case anyone was wondering.

A Scrapbook of Sorts, A Self Portrait, The Brantley Bulletin, and The Dempsey Family are all great gals that I met in college. We were all involved in Campus Outreach together and had lots of fun doing crazy things and just hanging out. We all live in different areas now, so it is great to be able to catch up with them through their blogs.

The Digirolamo Family is my Phi Mu Big Sister, Holly. She is one really cool gal. She and her family live in Florida, and we have just gotten back in touch with each other after many years of not being in touch. I remember wanting her to be my Big Sister because I did not know her that well, she seemed to be totally opposite of me and really cool...however, I found out that we really did have so much more in common than I thought. She is as cool as I thought she was too.

The Holdens is the family of one of my cousisns, Denise. She and her twin sister have always been more like sisters to me and my sister than just cousins. She teaches elementary school nearby, but of course we don't get to see each other as much as we would like so it is great to keep up with her little one too.

The McGinnis Message is Jawan, one of my college roommates. We call her J-One a lot. She is a crazy gal. She and her family live about 3 hours away, so it is nice to keep up with them. Plus, she is always telling us about great deals. We lived in an apartment together for 2 years and did just about everything together. From Zax's to road trips, etc. the fun was never too far away.

The Reeder Family is a long time friend, Melissa. We literally grew up together. She and her family lived in our same neighborhood growing up. Her parents and my dad went to high school together. Her older brother, Chad, and I were in the same grade all through school. We sat together on the bus everyday, and I always cheered for his football team. Melissa and her family live right around the corner. Maybe we can finally work it out to get the little ones together for a playdate.

I hope you enjoy checking out their blogs as much as I do.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

New Curtains

The girls have been wanting new curtains in their rooms. A and R had only valances. M did not have anything yet, but she really needed something to keep the light out in the mornings. So, my mom (Grammy) spent a lot of time a couple of weeks ago and made all new curtains for all 3 of the girls rooms. They are beautiful, and the girls LOVE them so much. M has gotten more sleep this month than any other before. I don't have any before pics, but here they are now.
A's room...

R's room...

M's room...

M getting up from a nap and waiting for someone to get her out of the bed.