This morning Zac was being silly at breakfast. I laughed and said, "Zac, you're a Goofball". This is what he told me after that,"No mama, I soccerball. Get shoes on."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I will just do bullet points of all the highlights. I will tell you that before we started marching, neither of my big boys wanted to do it. They both said it was dumb and no fun. That is why in some pictures they look a little grumpy. When we left they couldn't wait to call and tell their daddy about everything they did because it was "So Awesome".
- All the kids got a Kazoo to play as they marched from City Hall to the Library
- Found friends from school and scouts
- Zac got a picture with the motorcycle police officer
- Signed up for Summer Reading, 10 min a day until the end of July, then you get a medal!
- Got more free tickets to events during the summer
- Ate snowcones
- Played WII
- Face painting
- Computer games
- Checked out books
- The boys got their OWN LIBRARY CARDS with a certificate!
- Ate a Happy Meal
All in all, it was a great way to start summer break. I am so glad we went!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It's the last day of School, YEA! So far our summer looks full.
*Cooking Classes start June 15th
*Summer reading program kick off is tomorrow, with a Parade thru Downtown and ice cream social
*VBS is June 22-26. I signed up early this year and they get a shirt and chick-fila sandwich free
*We have free tickets to events at the Library so far. OKC philharmonic string quartet, Howard Hangar, Art Lesson
*A local furniture store has Family Zoo Passes for $15 off. Yippee
*Work sent home from school for the summer every afternoon Monday-Thursday
*The boys will have to read a Book everyday (especially if they want to play WII)
Monday, May 25, 2009
We dropped Zac off at Grandma's and then drove to the witchita mts. We found a campsite after driving around like vultures waiting for someone to leave. As soon as we unpacked our tent and chairs, it started pouring rain! So we put a tarp over it to keep from getting wetter, paid for our site and then went exploring. We went to the nature center, had a yummy dinner in Medicine park and then drove back to camp. Alex and I drove to find wood for a fire. On the way we stopped at the bathrooms and saw a buffalo. I made him take pictures with the buffalo in the background. As soon as we got back in the car, 3 guys were chased by the same buffalo so I guess we were really lucky that wasn't us!
We ended up sleeping in our van because it was just too wet to make a tent, plus it rained more that night. It was nice and cool and not bad sleeping arrangement either!
Because it was so shaded, we slept in until 8am. Aaron made a breakfast of eggs and bacon. We packed up the campsite and set off to fish and hike. We spent about 3 hours fishing. It was a blast! We all put on sunblock, but Aaron and I were sunburned anyway. After fishing, we hiked up a little mountain. It was a little scary on the top, because the boys were running everywhere. We took some great pictures and started walking down. Afterward we drove to the prairie dogs, had dinner at sonic and then drove home to get Zac and unpack.
I have to say that the Witchita Mts is now our favorite camping place and will for sure go back!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Well we finally bought a 2nd car. It's a 2002 Honda Accord, with 108,000 miles. We have been looking for a year, and everytime we see a good deal it is already gone. So this time I emailed the seller asking if it was still available. They said yes and we went to see it. The owners bought it brand new with 20 miles on it. It was kept in the garage all the time and the lady only drove it to work and home. The interior is spotless! The husband kept a journal of everything they ever did to the car in the glove box. We just couldn't pass it up, even though we have never paid $6,900 for a vehicle. We are hoping that it is worth it and we can drive it for a very long time!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Parker had kindergarten round-up tonight. The whole kindergarten recieved certificates and had cookies, punch, and got a balloon. Parker had the same all day teacher that Alex had, Mrs. Smith. She is a great teacher and was really good with both my boys. Parker is so smart already too. He got a math award for math in the 2nd grade level and he can read too! I know that he is going to do great in 1st grade.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Alex's class made a cook book for mother's day.
Parker made a poem and hand prints for me.
The gifts were so awesome, I just wish I had a group picture with Zac in it :( After church we went to Joe and Kristen's new house and had lunch with all the mothers in the family. It was a nice, relaxing day.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
A music director comes to the boys school every spring and each grade puts on a performance. It takes 3 days of practise and on the 4th day the school has a program for the families. I am really amazed that these kids can learn how to make music together in such a short amount of time, but it is Fantastic! I can't wait till next year.
Monday, May 4, 2009
me: what did Alex say?
Parker: Alex said "mom and dad sitting in a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g. first comes love, then comes a baby, then comes C H O L E S T E R O L..."
Alex yelling: Parker thinks that cholesterol is a bad word!
Parker: Yea it is and Mom, he said 5 other things that were bad.
me to Parker: Well, you don't have to tell me what he said, I will talk to him. And cholesterol is not a bad word.
me to Alex: Alex, cholesterol is not a bad word, but I know that you were not singing a nice song and you shouldn't say those other 5 bad things, or you will be in trouble, so don't do it again!
Alex: Well, I guess everyone in 2nd grade is in trouble then!
I held in my laughter until I left the room and told Aaron what they were fighting about. I don't know what Parker thought cholesterol was and I never did find out what 5 other things Alex said. Hopefully it was as harmless as cholesterol!
Today it was not supposed to rain! I told Aaron to take the car, I would walk. About 1 pm it got dark, so I looked up the weather. Guess what, rain was coming. So, at 3:20, while it was pouring, I put on my jacket, got out an umbrella, dressed Zac in a frog rain coat and frog umbrella, packed 2 jackets for the boys and set off! It actually wasn't so bad and the boys loved it. When we got home, I made them stand outside, while I got the camera. I am so glad I did, because the pictures are Hilarious.