Sunday, May 30, 2010

Human Versus Snake

Today while my hubby and daughter were in the back yard getting ready to get the patio cleared off and our little kiddie pool cleaned up they came across a pretty large snake. I was out with my mom and her boyfriend but when I got back my daughter told me about the snake. She said she called it human versus snake. I thought it was cute to hear her tell me about it!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just A Little Laugh For You

An elderly couple are attending church services.

About halfway through, she writes a note and hands it to her husband.

It says, "I just let out a silent fart. What do you think I should do?"

He scribbles back, "Put a new battery in your hearing aid."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Character Trait

Each month this past school year at my daughter's school, some of the teacher's nominated a child from their class for a character trait. My daughter was nominated for the trait of perseverance in the month of April.

The school had sent home a note asking for parent volunteers to help with the party/picnic for the nominated kids. My daughter basically begged me to do this so I had hubby take a vacation day so I could go. I had to when my daughter was saying, "Please please please mommy!" How could I not?

They were also asking for donations of popsicles too. The plan was to let the nominated kids eat their lunch outside on the playground and have a popsicle while out there.

Well, the day before I got a call from the school saying they had had a lot of parent volunteers and they didn't need me to help after all and I didn't need to get popsicles either as they had enough donations for that too.

I told the woman on the phone that my daughter REALLY wanted me there and had begged me to help. She said I could still come and eat lunch with my daughter so it was all good. I was a bit annoyed though at first but not mad. I was thinking, " do they decide which parents they want to help and which they don't?" I mean, here I was willing to take the time to come up there and buy popsicles only to be told nevermind. I'm thinking maybe they made this decision based on when you got your note returned? I did send ours back a bit late but I had to wait to make sure hubby could get the day off. Luckily I hadn't bought the popsicles yet because they would have probably gone to waste at our house since we probably wouldn't have ever eaten them. We're an ice cream family!

In the end I was glad they decided they didn't need my help after all because I found out that my daughter wouldn't have been at the party/picnic the whole time anyway. She was only going to be there for her 30 minute lunch period and they were wanting volunteers for a 2 hour window. I thought all the kids got to go for the full 2 hours but I was mistaken.

Soooo......yesterday hubby took the day off and I stayed with my daughter at school when I walked her up there about 9am. I did some things in the classroom to help out the teacher. I cut out some things she had had laminated. Got some other things ready to be laminated. Reorganized a rack of books that a few of the kids had TOTALLY mixed up and I also separated a bucket of crayons between broken ones and ones that were still bigger.

By the time I finished all this, it was lunchtime. I went with my daughter who for the first time at school was getting a school lunch. The only other time she had eaten a school lunch was on one of her field trips. She usually takes her lunch so a school lunch was something she was excited for! We figured it was a special day and we knew she'd eat at least the main part of what was on the menu so we let her get one. She had already told me that she would share it with me. How cute! Since it was raining outside the party/picnic ended up being held in the gym. They had set up tables with chairs and also had some blankets on the floor to sit on.

Good thing I was there because my daughter would have wasted MOST of her lunch. This is a prime example of why she takes a lunch from home every other day. All she ate was the pizza, a few bites of carrots, and a sip or two of the chocolate milk then she went and got her popsicle. I ate the salad, the peaches, the rest of the carrots, and drank the remainder of the milk.

After lunch I went with her and her class to music where they had a substitute so they were just watching a movie. I stayed for a little bit then headed home for about an hour and a half. Then hubby, my son, and I went back to the school for the Character Trait Awards Assembly. I took some pictures of her standing on stage and videotaped her walking back to her seat. I was so proud of her for getting this award!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Itchy Girl

So this morning I walked my daughter to school. We had no longer walked into the classroom when my daughter's teacher asked her to hang up her backpack and walk another girl from her class up to the nurse's office because the girl was all itchy. This girl was standing there scratching and scratching all over her face.

Now I'm all for the teacher's having the more responsible kids help out with things, which walking other kids to places in the building is one of them, and I'm proud of my daughter for being one of the more responsible kids, but I did not really like the idea of the teacher asking my child to walk this girl to the nurse. I mean, no one even knew what was making her itch like that? It's bad enough my child was exposed to whatever it was because the girl came to school to begin with but to have her have to walk her to the nurse too thus exposing her THAT much longer to whatever it was didn't sit right with me at all.

I just told my daughter NOT to touch her and I actually walked down the hall with them to make sure she didn't touch her or get too close. Oh the joys of all the illnesses that kids bring to school with them!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I had a happy Mother's Day today. It started out with breakfast in bed and lots of wonderful creations that my 6 year old made me.

My daughter had been telling me the night before that I had to stay in bed on Mother's Day morning because I was going to be getting breakfast in bed. Of course I woke up a bit early but I didn't get up. I just stayed put and waited.

Next thing I know my daughter, wearing a pretty dress, and hubby brought me my breakfast in bed tray. They had made scrambled eggs, gravy, hash browns, sausage links, and toast. Oh, and a big glass of milk! It was all very VERY yummy!

Hubby told me that my daughter had helped make part of it. I guess she had to change her clothes because she cracked one of the eggs ALL over her. He said it was pretty funny! I bet it was. He also said she helped butter my toast but he redid it for me because otherwise I would have had toast with my butter. Apparently there was A LOT of butter on the toast when she got through buttering it.

While I was still eating my breakfast, my daughter brought me in all my gifts. There were a few things of candy and lots of things she had made at school plus a card she and daddy had bought from the store. She had signed it with her name, my son's name, and the word me which was for daddy.

It was a sweet start to my day! My son was still sleeping through all of this but I bet he will be in there helping out next year! Hope all of you moms out there reading this had a wonderful Mother's Day too!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Childbirth At 65

Just a fun read for today!

With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth.

When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit.

'May I see the new baby?' I asked.

'Not yet,' She said. 'I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first.'

Thirty minutes had passed, and I asked, 'May I see the new baby now?'

'No, not yet,' She said.

After another few minutes had elapsed, I asked again, 'May I see the baby now?'

'No, not yet,' replied my friend.

Growing very impatient, I asked, 'Well, when CAN I see the baby?'

'WHEN HE CRIES!' she told me.

'WHEN HE CRIES?' I demanded. 'Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?'


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cereal And Milk

My hubby was out of town last night. I got both of the kids in bed, enjoyed some quiet time crocheting until about midnight, then I headed to bed myself.

My son woke up about 2:30am and I rocked him back to sleep. I fell back asleep and before I knew it my alarm was going off at 8:20am. I had to get up but I sure didn't want to. I waited a few more minutes and then climbed out of bed to get ready.

Got my daughter up and she got dressed. I think by this time my son was awake too so I went and got him from his crib.

Now you are probably wondering why this post is titled cereal and milk aren't you? Well, here is where that comes in.

I gave both kids a cup of milk and some dry cereal while I made my daughter's lunch for school. Got the lunch fixed to find that my son had dumped his bowl of cereal on the floor. Thankfully it was just dry cereal with no milk on it! As I was cleaning that up, he dropped his sippy cup of milk which then rolled across the floor spilling drops of milk along the way.

We were rushing around trying to get everything done so my daughter wouldn't be late for school so I really didn't have any extra time to be having to clean up cereal and milk. Got it all cleaned up and both kids ready. Out the door we went to walk my daughter to school.

Well, my cereal and milk clean ups were not all done. We had no longer got back from the school and my son's sippy cup leaked milk ALL over him, the floor, and the end table. It was just pouring out! Apparently when he had dropped it and it rolled across the floor, the lid came loose and I didn't realize it. When he tipped it up to drink from it, it just poured out. Of course, being one and a half he didn't stop trying to drink out of it because it was leaking so I had a big mess to clean up.

I myself, made a small mess of cereal and milk that I had to clean up too. I was walking out of the kitchen with my cereal and it spilled over the edge dropping a bit of it on the floor. Not even sure how I managed to spill it as my bowl wasn't really any more full than usual but I guess it just went along with the morning I was having!

Story doesn't end here with the cereal and milk either. My son was on the couch with me and had his bowl of cereal. He was climbing around and kicked the bowl, spilling the cereal all over the couch. Oh yay! Another mess to clean up! Of course, it was cereal, crumbs and all since it was towards the last of the box.

So now all the cereal and milk has been cleaned up at my house. Here's hoping the rest of my day will run more smoothly!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

AND THE WINNER OF THE APRIL SALES DRAWING IS ........RhisBitsAndBeads! Congratulations! RhisBitsAndBeads just won a gift certificate to our shop!


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