Sunday, May 31, 2009
Here she is posing just before leaving for school.
Here she is accepting her certificate.
Aly wanted some pictures with her favorite friends!
Aly with her teacher and her best friend Nathan.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I hate these nights! My life really isn't filled with stress and for me to lay awake and cause myself meaningless stress really just drives me mad! Finally after too long of a period lying awake I get up and decide to be useful. Since KK has crawled into our bed in the middle of the night, I decide to go into her room and go through all of her old clothes! Do you know how much of a procrastinator I am? When I finally went through her clothes. There were two years worth of clothes that were too small for her in her closet and her drawers. I filled an entire garbage bag. The good news is I will drop the bag off at my friends house. She will go through and take what she wants. When she is finished I will either sell the rest or donate them to a local thrift store.
Now Aly has managed to go from her bed in the playroom to the extra bed in KK's room. I should make a run for it now and go through her closet. I wonder how many years worth of stuff I will find in there?
Oh my goodness, can I just say our family has more than one annoying backseat driver! I won't say who the first one is...if you know us you probably know who it is..but I will say our second backseat driver is our youngest child KK.
KK is quite bad for an almost four year old. A day doesn't pass that she isn't telling me what to do. She even says it with attitude! "Mommy, you're driving too fast!" Mommy you just made me spill my drink!" Mommy, stop making the road bumpy!" Mommy you are driving too slow!" Mommy why are you stopped? Why don't you go?" Etc., etc., etc......
Some days it can be quite annoying while other days I find it quite amusing. Is this an indication that she is going to be a control freak? My other daughter doesn't do it and she is quite the control freak! Should we be thrilled that she will be a cautious, aware driver when she is older? Whatever the case, I sure hope this phase ends soon....
Monday, May 25, 2009
We are all so thrilled! Hubby worked on the play set yesterday from 9-5 and finished it. Doesn't it look beautiful? The girls were thrilled to play on it. Their favorite part was the third story look out tower with the telescope. Our yard is now a park! The only thing we are missing is a paved bike path. No, I do not want to make a paved bike path, imagine how much work that would be for hubby!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hubby started on the play set shortly after 9 in the morning. He built the ladder, rock climbing wall, monkey bars, swing bar, and started on the third level deck. He worked until 8 p.m. last night. He had a lot of trouble with the third level deck.
Today he is hoping to finish. He needs to finish the third level deck, a small portion of the roof, attach the ladder, rock climbing wall, slide, and swings. Let us hope it all goes smoothly. We are all ready for it to be finished! I think he would like to spend Monday gardening. I need to order a truck load of tan bark and I told him I would work on getting the tan bark from the front yard to the play set during the week.
I wasn't able to get any pictures of her at school sharing her cupcakes. The preschool director told me she didn't want to do the cupcakes until 1:00 p.m. I had to volunteer at Aly's school for the kindergarten picnic. So I went down to Aly's school, volunteered during the morning, then checked Aly out and left at 12 to go up to KK's preschool. Since they weren't doing the cupcakes till 1 I called the school and told them I would run to Safeway and grab a sandwich so I could eat. I called at 12:30. The lady on the phone said that would be fine. We got back to the school at 12:50, ten minutes before they were supposed to do the cupcakes. Guess what? They did them at 12:30! Yes, I could have skipped Safeway and went right over if I had known. I was pretty bummed because I wanted to get pictures. The kids were all happy though and apparently lots of wipes were used because the cupcakes were quite messy!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Last night he worked late but at lest he was home shortly after ten. I told him if it was going to be another late night I wanted to get a hotel for him near his work. That way he would get two extra hours of sleep and we wouldn't have to worry about him falling asleep at the wheel.
Now we are hoping that he can get everything he needs to get done today so he can still have a three day weekend. If not the poor guy will have to give up his three day weekend. You know what the worst part of all of this is? He is salary. He doesn't get paid any over time for any of these hours!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Well all that will change now. Since we are in the middle of a refi we need an appraisal. Obviously this is motivating us to make a few quick changes. So I will also be painting the walls before we install the cabinets. I really need some advice. What color should I paint the walls and how should I decorate the bathroom? What color shower curtain, towels, etc.? I am obviously not only fashion challenged but decorating challenged as well. I am completely clueless! So please help! Leave me a comment with your suggestions!
Here are pics of the new vanity/sink.
The wood is a deep cherry brown and the top is a black granite marble with a white bowl.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Here's to hoping this is our last illness for the spring, and that we may have an illness free summer and enjoy the beautiful weather we have outside!
The girls have made their decision. Believe me it was an easy one too. In a matter of seconds they both decided they want a dalmation themed birthday party. We have also decided this year to have their birthday party in our back yard with our new play set. That is if the play set is finished. Don't you worry though, I have a back up plan if the playset isn't finished. We will move the party to a local park. See how easy going I am...LOL...
Now the hard part starts for me. I have to try and figure out decorations. I think I will use red plates. The girls are actually asking if they can use zoo pal plates. That is fine, I will have both, red plates and zoo pal plates. I think I can make the invitations...I can probably buy a balloon or two on ebay and pair it with some other red and white balloons. The fun part is searching the internet for ideas of how to make either dalmation cupcakes or a dalmation cake.
I think the girls will get dalmation sleeping bags for their birthday. Oh Aly, I hope you don't read this. She sometimes puts this website on all by herself and looks at my posts. I am not sure if she reads them or just looks at the pictures. Aly if you read this please tell me so that I know to be more careful...
Wish me luck with the party planning and if you have any ideas please leave a comment!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
On Wednesday I was no better and had a hard week. I decided to drag myself to the doctor with two children. It was no fun! I brought their Leapsters with me but hadn't realized that KK's was out of battery power. So I had two bored, fighting, children. It was horrible. I made it through he doctor appointment and was confirmed that I had a sinus infection. I was given an antibiotic and flonase for my sinus'.
By Friday Aly still was not getting better. She had finally broke her fever but was still complaining of ear pain and her cough was still just as bad. Aly had now missed the whole week of school. I took her to the doctor again. This time the doctor looked in her throat and said it was all red! She decided to do a strep throat culture. Crazy enough it came back positive! I was shocked that she had strep throat on top of everything else. Her doctor said that zythromax doesn't always treat strep throat well so she changed her antibiotic to keflex. Poor Aly!
What a week. I sure hope Aly starts to feel better soon. I started feeling better on Thursday and didn't even begin taking my antibiotic. I wanted to try and get better naturally if possible. I guess that is something hubby has taught me. Minimal drugs if you can.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The girls love any ride that is a tea cup style ride. The ladybugs are so much fun! Mommy skips out on these rides because Daddy and the girls want to spin them so fast!