Saturday, August 30, 2008

Summer is Over

It's labor day weekend, all the swimming pools are closing so summer is now officially over. I was just reflecting on how fast it all went. It just seemed like a few weeks ago we were kicking of the start of summer by camping at Cumberland Falls.
We had a good summer for the most part no major injuries or trips to the ER. (Those of you with boys...I know you understand that last sentence completely) I was really looking forward to school starting and now that it has I'm a little sad. Joshua just started kindergarten, much to his dismay, and it's REALLY quiet around the house during the day. It's definitely gonna take some getting used to.
Soccer and swim lessons have started and I spend most of my time in the car as evidenced by the piles of McDonald's bags and empty water bottles strewn though out my mini-van. It's hectic but a welcome break from the monotony of hot summer days with no schedule and bored kids.
I'm looking forward to seeing the pumpkins and mums out in front of homes and the fuzzy hug of a favorite snuggly sweatshirt. I love the fall!

I'm Dying!

Okay not actually dying but as Steve puts it...I look like death warmed over. (Heartwarming, I know) I have strep throat and have been quarantined and isolated. I've gone through two boxes of Kleenex and my nose is chapped! I didn't even know that was possible. I have lost 3 pounds because the idea of swallowing anything other than my own phlegm is horrifying...that's me always looking for the silver lining. I thought I'd let you all know in case you thought I was neglecting you. I'll return to the land of the living soon.

4 Year Old Wisdom

After a traumatizing morning of dropping off Joshua at school Bailee and I met up with Mimi at Cracker Barrel for some medicinal pancakes and bacon. Yes, we are emotional eaters here. Bailee and I split Momma's Pancake Breakfast. She gets all the Bacon and a pancake and we share the eggs. I look over and notice everything but the eggs are gone.

Bailee: Mommy, my tummy is full.

Me: Did you eat too much pancakes and bacon?

Bailee: Yeah....(pauses to think) Actually just too much pancake.

If you know Bailee at all you'd know that she LOVES bacon and to her there is no such thing as too much bacon.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's Time For Something New

It's time for a haircut. I'm looking to take off some serious length. I'm a little nervous but also looking forward to having not so much hair to take care of. I've had hair halfway down my back for about 4 years now and I think now is the time to try something new. I like both of these haircuts and there is an even shorter one that I LOVE but I don't know if I'm brave enough. Bangs seem to be a popular trend. I need advice. Should I go for it?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ninja Kitty

I don't particularly care for cats but this one's kinda cool!

My Favorite Toys

Okay, this is going to make me look very old but I wanted to share some of my favorite toys that I had as a kid...

*Rainbow Brite and twink
I can still picture her sparkly, plastic dress and her yellow yarn hair. Whoever did her make-
up rocked!

*Barbie Fashion Plates
These were like paper dolls on crack! I was a fashionista from a very young age.

*Easy Bake Oven
This was a defining toy for me. You see, I never used their mixes or recipes. I use to make up my own! This is when my love for cooking began.

Alright, I know most of you are saying "That's a boys toy!" My brother and I bonded over our giant red boxes filled with Lego's. We'd spend hours constructing houses and buildings. I wish I could get my kids into them.

*My sparkly blue banana seat bike
My Daddy bought it for me and taught me to ride it. My brother and I would take off for the day to 7 eleven and drink coke slurpees and then head over to the playground and climb up on the picnic shelters and jump off. Then we'd go off-roading and build these giant mounds of dirt and try and "catch some air" at the local construction sites. Our bikes vastly expanded our horizons and play spots. I guess I was a bit of a tomboy then. Where were my parents!?