Friday, December 17, 2010 2 comments

The boy's Christmas Party

I signed up to bring a "main course" to the kindergarten Christmas Party at Jonathan's school. My plan was to order chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A...

Then Jonathan asked me to make sandwiches because I "make the best sandwiches" he says. Yesterday he handed me this list of what kind of sandwiches each classmate wanted.

And yes, I complied. There are only 10 students in this class. It only took me about 30 minutes.

Each child will get a drummer boy and Christmas tree. I also included some for the teachers because Jonathan did not want them to be left out.

Merry Christmas to the Kindergarten class at HCA!
Thursday, December 16, 2010 1 comments

My first "Mom" jewelry

While shopping for pajama's for the boys, we walked through the store near the jewelry department. Immediately the boys wanted to look for gifts for Mama (that's me!). How can you say no to the sweetest boys in the world when they want to buy jewelry for their mama?

At Sears, Dustin was a tremendous help. He helped the boys pick things out then tell me the price so I could approve it. And he wrapped them up pretty for them. All this so that I wouldn't know what they picked out.

The boys couldn't help themselves this morning...they had to show me "one" thing that they got for me. After I took a peak they decided that they wanted me to have it today. So...

Here is Joel's "three" bracelets....

and Jonathan's "mom" necklace...
Wonder what's left in those pretty packages....

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 0 comments

Nervous Breakdown!

On our way to school this morning, I chose a different route because the railway barriers were down and lights flashing.

I watched, waiting for the train to train.

I watched several other drivers turn down West Street and maneuver around the barriers and I followed.

Here's the conversation I had with my son, Jonathan.

J: Mama, why are we going a different way?

Me: I went a different way because the barriers were down, but there is no train.

J: I think the barriers must have had a nervous breakdown!

Oh, I could not stop laughing but had to hide it so that he wouldn't get his feelings hurt. Enjoying my life with these boys!
Monday, December 13, 2010 0 comments

Mixed Drinks

What causes a child to decide that he wants a mixed drink? When we buy a fountain drink at the convenience store, my oldest always wants "orange" but my youngest changes it up a bit:

One day it might be Sprite.

The next - a little bit of Sprite and the same amount of Pepsi.

The next - a little bit of Fruit Punch and the same amount of Coke.

And my favorite - a little bit of Sprite, a little bit of Fruit Punch, a little bit of Pepsi and a little bit of Coke!
Thursday, November 18, 2010 2 comments

Things I'm Loving This Thursday

SeptemberMom at My Voice, My View invites us to join Teresha at Marlie and Me in sharing what we are loving this Thursday.

I love that my boys' schools celebrate Thanksgiving with feasts and programs.

I love the turkeys made out of the boys' handprints.

I love that I can spend individual time with each one at their school.

I love that I can be silly with them and they think I'm fun.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 0 comments

Thunder Chief

Today was Joel's Thanksgiving Program at preschool. His class represented the Indians, while the other K4 class represented the Pilgrims. I think the Indians were cuter! What do you think?

Thunder Chief

Joel with his best friend, Wyatt

Mama with her little Indian Chief

These past few months have been bittersweet for me. I'm enjoying the stage that Joel is in right now. But my baby isn't a baby anymore. He still gives sweet kisses and hugs, but can get that little boy smell of playing hard and having fun.
I love you Thunder Chief!

Sunday, February 28, 2010 1 comments


During Winter Break, I took the boys to visit my brother and his family in Greenville, SC. My 5 year old, Jonathan, exclaimed, "I haven't seen snow in 5 years!"

The boys enjoyed visiting with their cousins, Jesse, Donna, Abby, Greg and Michaela. My mom and I enjoyed the trip too.
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Friday, February 19, 2010 2 comments

Crazy Love!

My last post was November 22, 2009! But not only have I not blogged lately, but I haven't read anyone else's blog. Seems like I've missed some things.

My "dashboard" is filled with blogs that don't interested me anymore. There are too many so that the ones that are important to me get lost. I need to clean that up.

Our life is very busy lately. The boys are in school. I am teaching. My weekends are full of catching up on housework and laundry.

Jonathan is learning to read. He gets so excited about his "sight words" list. Joel has finished with the letter "p" on his journey through the alphabet. I'm teaching probability, ratios, radicals, quadratic formula...

Today, while showing one Algebra II class how to simplify and rationalize radical equations, I told the class how much I enjoyed algebra. How I enjoyed seeing a problem solved. How much I loved math. One student in the back of the class called it...

Crazy Love!

I just giggled, much to the pleasure of the class. They don't seem have the same affection for algebra as I do. I wonder why that is....