Monday, February 6, 2012

Kid Quotes

Josh- "I want a drink of water"
Mom- "What's the magic word"
Josh- "Abra Cadabra"

Feb 5 2012

Monday, October 17, 2011

Home Alone

What can happen in 2 weeks your husband is gone...  I get sick (I'm pretty sure it was food poisoning), get to go to a great leadership training meeting, go to parent teacher conference (good marks for Josh...working hard on socializing with kids & he doesn't really like his speech therapist...I guess he gives her the evil eye),  Josh colors on our carpet with a highlighter,  forget to avoid I-35 & the construction mess, James screams the whole way home,  Josh throws up at school (he is not sick-must be upset stomach-but he must stay home anyway because of school rules)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gardner Ward 2011 Craft Day

Craft Sign up & money due by: Sept 25

Craft Day Info:
Oct 22
Conestoga Club House (1199 E Santa Fe St Gardner)
We will have lunch at 12pm (signups will come around closer to craft day)
Please bring glue guns & glue sticks, scissors, fabric, old rag and any other colors not listed that you may want for your crafts

  • Headbands & Rosettes 
    • - Free - Limit 3 per person
    • **If you have fabric you are willing to donate for headbands, please bring it and place in box by headband samples 

  • Quiet Book
    • $5 with cover 
    • $3 without 
  • Watch-Bracelet- 
    • $5.50 watch face 
    • $4.50 for each double-stranded watchband (colors available: black, white, silver, brown & multicolors)- **if you have your own beads, bring them & just get a watch face 
  • PVC Pipe Mirrors-spray paint colors available: black, white, brown & silver 
    • $3 for small 
    • $7 for large (not shown in picture 1st picture)
  • Glitter Trees- $15 for set of three (colors available: red, blue, green, silver, white,gold, ice blue, ice green, purple) 
  • Christmas Subway Art (shown with glitter trees) - printout ONLY-does not include frame 
    • $6 for 16 by 20 in 
    • $4 for 11 by 14 in 
    • $3 for 8 by 10in 
  • Ornament- $2 each-(includes clear ball, red beads & vinyl lettering "JOY") 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ready For School

Josh and I are ready for him to go back to school. He is excited to have the same teacher this year, Mrs. Sara. School has really helped him. This summer I have tried to keep him entertained and learning but I'm not very good at it. We have gone swimming, played with James, Jazzercised, read books, & played video games. We even have had preschool once a week with one of Josh's friends. We would rotate each week and teach by topic using the library's 6 by 6 packets. By the end of the summer, we will also finish reading Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & to celebrate, we will have a Wonka party and watch the movie that I checked out from my parents. I finally updated our pictures of Josh that his preschool teacher gave us so here are some of the cute ones in celebration of school starting again.


I have been very slowly reorganizing my house. Basically when we moved in, I was still living with apartment mentality. The old ways of my organizing did not really accommodate my growing family and bigger house so that just equalled my clutter taking over. I have been throwing out, throwing things in the basement & organizing the rest. So far I love the way my towel closet looks & my entry way closet (although it could use some nails to hang the broom). Yesterday I started on our bedroom. Its going to take some time & money for it to get to what I want it to look like, but I started the process. In going through some of our closet, I realized that since I have been married (8 years in Aug), I have never bought myself a pair of shoes. I have gotten 2 pairs from my birthday from my mother-in-law & I got one pair from a hand-me down from my sister but I have not bought a single pair myself. Some of my shoes are looking pretty sad now. At least if I buy a pricey pair of shoes, I won't feel bad right. I make my shoes last so it will be worth the price for a good pair. Now in my head I can at least think of at least 7 pairs of shoes we have bought for Jason since we have been married...I thought girls were the ones that bought the shoes.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo Opp of My Boys!

So Mom was bored & the kids humored me by letting me take photos of course they wouldn't both have smiles on in the same photo...

Happy 4th Birthday Josh

Josh Celebrated his 4th Birthday this year. When asked how old he was, he said 100.
Here he is opening his gifts...he got clothes, a puzzle, bubbles & a soccer ball.

We went to Chuck-e-Cheeses to celebrate & ride the rides.
I talked to Josh about making a turtle cake a month before his birthday and he really wanted it for his birthday. I thought he forgot about it so I got lazy & thought I could just get by with frosting & sprinkles on cupcakes. The first thing he says when he woke up on his Birthday was..."Where's my turtle cake"... So off to the store I went to get green food coloring and I was able to make his turtle cake and bring it into his preschool class during snack time. He really liked it and all the kids thought they were cool.