Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Bub had his preschool Thanksgiving Party on Tuesday. I just love preschool programs. The kids just crack me up!
I've put on video of his class program. Each song is on there separately. If you want to hear, go to the bottom of this page and pause my play list first.
This first video is a "thankful" scripture...
The next video is a song called "Mr. Turkey." The sweet blondie boy behind Bub lives across the street from us. Bub calls him his "BEST SCHOOL FRIEND"!
The next song is "10 Little Turkeys." It helps them practice their numbers in Spanish!
The last song is my personal favorite. I find myself humming the tune around the holidays. It's called "Oh I'm Glad I'm Not A Turkey" which is a questionable theory about Bub at times. He is pretty much a turkey when it comes to being ornery.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
But then reality set in. We weren't kidding anyone. I think our piggy tails might have given us away. Seriously. Fast runners would never wear piggy tails. (Until we become fast runners.)
My unbiological sister, Birdie, wasn't able to make this race, but Rock Star's unbiological sister, Suzie Q did!!! (In our opinion, a girl can never have too many sisters.) We also met up with our Mom's pal (who we will not discuss because she ran in the 10 mile race and made us all look like wussy girls and I don't like to focus on the negative. But you go girl!!!) We might need to come up with a name for ourselves...like "Sisterhood of the Traveling Spandex Pants" or "The HaHa Sisterhood". Ok...so I'm still working on it. Don't judge.
Rock Star and Suzie Q finished quickly (and E.J. the Marathoner didn't get a chance to take their pictures running because he had just finished the race himself and he was our photographer.) They are awesome. Rock Star knocked 1 and 1/2 minutes off her time from the last race.
I finished 1 minute faster than my last race time, too!
And yes, I was feeling very proud of myself. Mainly because this time I safety pinned my bib on my shirt under my jacket and not on my jacket itself (which meant I was able to take it off when I got too hot-unlike the last race where I baked like an oven). I felt good. Real good.
Next, Pretty Princess came prancing down the stretch.
And then, Farm Chick rounded the corner to the last stretch. Her cheering section began hooping and hollering. She took it all in stride...
And proudly ran through the finish line, completing her goal of running the whole way!!!! Yeah, Baby. That's what I'm talking about! It isn't whether you win or lose. It's that you FINISH the race!!!! I was so proud of her and of all of us. A year ago we would have ALL laughed if someone had said that we would all be entering races and running. My, my, my.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yesterday, I was feeling really cruddy. I was trying to kick a sinus infection and not my children who had the annoying knob turned all the way to "kill mom". However, there was good that came from it. I totally spaced swimming lessons and my Lou, Lou was so GRACIOUS and forgiving of her crazy mother that it almost brought me to tears. To make up for it, I taught her how to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss. Then, in the afternoon, Doc called to tell me that he had his nurse cut his day short so he could come home and take care of things for me. Awww. He did, too. He gave the kids bath and wrangled them into cleaning up the school room (which was a disaster because we had turned a cardboard box into an airplane and made a mess doing so). Then he helped them clean their rooms and tucked those sweet little babies into bed when they were done. After that, he checked on me and then he took all the laundry down to the laundry room and started the process. Then finished all his charts and paperwork from the day. What a man.
Today, I woke up feeling a bit better and praying that the antibiotic would kick this thing before Saturday when I'm meeting ALL my sisters (there are 4 of us), in Wichita, to run the Turkey Trot 2 mile run! It will be fun! Rock Star, by the way, ran over 4 miles on Sunday...the show off. I keep telling Doc that she is 6 years younger and has had 2 babies less than me...I can't be expected to keep up!!
So now I'm off to help Lou with school (as if she needs my help). And I'm expecting today to be a great day. I hope yours is, too!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The knight came to the Queen and told her of the treacherous traitor and told her that he only "soft poked" him and now he didn't want to play any more.
The Queen told the knight that he had made a poor decision by poking the squire and then she checked on the squire's well being. He had recovered quickly.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
And because I didn't want to blow my cover, I turned and started taking my own pictures of trees out the window.
Finally, we headed out on the road.
We, like most homegrown Kansas kids, love the wide open spaces and the room to breathe.
However, our kids...they do not appreciate such things yet. In fact, our peaceful drive was interrupted by "MMAAWWMM."
Sorry if I come across as a sunset snob but I think our sunsets rival the best in the world. That maybe why they call this part of the country "God's country." He obviously does some of his best work here.