For some reason I don't want to eat anything from the fridge today...
Monday, February 7, 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Not just any gym clothes either.
She was wearing "old" gym clothes passed down to her from her now 14 year old cousin. And her "dirty" gym shoes too. "Ugly dirty gym shoes..."
The details unfolded throughout the night tonight.
"When Mazy saw me crying, she started crying and gave me a hug. Then she said, 'Why are you crying? Are you OK?' So I told her that I was sad because my Dad wasn't coming to see me. She said it would be OK, but I was really sad, Mom!"
"When Aubrey saw how sad I was, she told me were I could get a beautiful dress like hers. I know right where it is. It's the first Walmart, and you go to the compartment and they are right there. I think we saw them before, didn't we Mom? So do you think we can go to Walmart right now? Aubrey has a pink dress, so could we get a red one?" I reminded her that we already had a fancy outfit all ready to go for tomorrow, which hopefully will still be ok in the morning.
Nathan said when she got off the bus she said, "Dad! You forgot my performance today!" and burst into tears which continued for 45 minutes.
I called Jaleigh's teacher as soon as I found out. She filled me in with more pathetic news, like that Jaleigh begged her all day to call Nathan but her teacher was sure Nathan already knew. I'm sure he would have if his wife had written it on the calender for the right day...
She let me know that there would be an all school sing along tomorrow afternoon. (Which is incredibly long and boring...)
Guess who will be in the front row of the audience singing right along?
And guess who will be the only one in a beautiful dress with curly hair?
I doubt I will ever get her in gym clothes again...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The very next day, Jaleigh (FINALLY) lost her front tooth!! The tooth fairy got fancy and brought her a golden dollar for her tooth this time!
We had to cancel going to the trunk or treat at church, because we hadn't had any family time to even get to the farm for pumpkins. We missed seeing everyone, but we had so much fun with the farm to ourselves (who else spends money on pumpkins 3 days before you throw them away?) playing, eating doughnuts, drinking cider, feeding the animals, and picking out the best pumpkins!
Nathan got serious with the Dremmel this year and Ethan's pumpkin! He really is soo creative!
Saroya's first season in travel soccer was exciting. She found some serious passion and talent in herself. The last tournament game of the year she had 4 of the 5 goals and an assist for the other. She was an animal! The coach asked her if she had raw meat for dinner. In perfect Saroya style she replied, "No. We had ham." :) All night she repeated, "I am just so proud of myself! I can't believe I made 4 goals!!"
Ethan's team had an easy win for the championship. Undefeated in travel soccer so far!! They are such a great team with such talent. It is so fun to watch them! (Ethan is in the black hat, middle row, second from the left)
On Halloween, Sweet princess Belle Jaleigh and the brilliant Hermione Granger Avery
We went Trick-Or-Treating with some friends of ours, and it was a good time. The kids always opted for the heaviest candy when given a choice...
The next day, we rushed to the dentist to unload the candy (1$ per pound), get cash, toys and a light up toothbrush. Can I tell you how much we love this dentist?!?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
When I took the girls to school today, I forgot my camera and didn't take a picture before we left. Saroya suggested that we take an "after the first day" picture when they got home "to keep things exciting". Since there wasn't another option, we did just that. Unfortunately she was horrified that I decided to take the picture in front of all the kids on the bus and everyone at the bus stop. Who knew??? Oh yeah, she's in 4th grade now. I should know that.
Happy 1st day kids!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
A sign of the changing season... already. But also a reminder of how much things are changing around here. So many things on the horizon but all up in the air. Praying that when the dust settles, so will our nerves.
Change brings growth I know, but sometimes it is soo uncomfortable too. Yuck.
One of the changes I have been thinking about is that I love photography... a lot- but not all aspects. I am going to try to move in the direction that makes me feel creative (which is weird for me to say about myself) and happy. Just saying it makes me happy.
I have been taking a trip down memory lane lately with all my fave bands from the High School days. I still love them!! Music has always been something that connects me. Connects me to my feelings, thoughts and memories. I don't know how I survived (like that I am still alive...) my teenage years. I was insane. CRAZY insane. My parents will be so happy to see me acknowledge that publicly- and I don't know how they made it either. Every wrinkle, grey hair, lost hair, heart problem or memory loss that they will ever have has my name on it. I am sorry. I kind of laugh a little about some things because it is so unbelievable. I guess I was born to show them what they were made of. And I can tell you too- solid steel thank goodness.
Thinking of back then- first I pray that all my kids will be prefect like my sisters. (Hey- it's in the genes somewhere, right??) Also- I realize that through the changes that I have had in my life, I- WE have created such a great life. I am not sorry about that. And I am not sorry for the things that I have learned along the way. I needed every lesson I have learned. I know I am rambling, and it's almost 2am, but suffice it to say, I am ready- come what may.
... and long live 80's alternative bands. :)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
And so what that semi's were blazing past us up the smallest incline?
I hesitate to tell you about our favorite campground, because it really is a secret gem. We have always gotten a spot- last minute or holiday weekend- they are there for us. It is amazing. Then I remembered there are only 5 people that read my blog so I'll share it with you. You might remember when I blogged about it here? You will NOT be disappointed. Its called River Farm Campground in quaint little Pentwater MI. It is 10 minutes north of Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and 15 minutes south of Ludington. We stay here and enjoy all there is to do in all 3 towns. Really, the campground itself has so much to offer too. Ok- now if I start not getting a site when I call....
Nathan took the kids for a walk while I got all the details set up in the camper, and came back with one of his many "finger bouquets" as I call them, to decorate our table. I think he called this one "4th of July" because it reminded him of fireworks.
The fashion for the week was swimsuit and Keens. Every day- for the whole week!!Mode of transportation?
Days filled with swimming
And even a little summer crushin' .
Late nights around the campfire eating sticky smores
One of the MANY great things about this campground, is that it is on Pentwater River. Its a small river that I have never seen anyone on. LOVE IT!
And speaking of Grandma, I saw this at the beach one day and couldn't stop laughing. This is exactly something my mom would do... :)
But we had the week we had been looking forward to for so long. Together.Mission Accomplished!