Monday, August 31, 2009

Not Such a Secret

Josh, Katie and I were discussing stores that I won't shop at this weekend. Stores that have scantily clothed models, or half dressed teenagers on enormous store windows outside the food court, really turn me off. So somehow, I mentioned that lingerie should be more personal, and Josh goes, "Is that how you pronounce it? I thought it was ling-r- rear."

He is hooked on phonics!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Father Church Guy

One of our favorite priests has recently been assigned to our parish, and so we have been making a point to go and say hi to him after every Mass. Not that we don't say hi to other priests, but we don't actively search them out just so we can say bye.

Last week we were in a hurry and just scooted out after the final blessing. When we got to the car Sophia said, "We forgot to say hi to that Church Guy!"

Chirp, Chirp

Sophia asked me,"What is a cricket?"

I explained to her and she replied, "Didn't you tell me you can get those in your brain?"

I said, "I don't remember saying that."

She said, "Yes, you said you could get crickets in your head."

A light bulb went off and I said, "Do you mean a crick in your neck?"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hands Free Parenting

If I were to die tomorrow, I am pretty sure some things that would not be said about me are, "She just let her children be. Her parenting style was so 'laissez faire.' She was so good about teaching her children to just quietly deal with the system. She didn't get worked up very easily."

I am thinking words like over-protective and helicopter mom might be the buzz at my funeral.

This morning I am sharpening my bear claws and praying for peace as I head to the HS to stand in line with my son to put in a schedule change request form. I actually have a few opinions as to how this could have been more efficient, but I will try save those for next week.

This is usually the time of year that I start weighing the pros and cons of home school versus 1000 student strong public schools.

An Anomaly

Rarely do I come across a square on our master family calendar that looks like this! I love it!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1st Day of School

And in the blink of an eye, summer is over. The back packs are packed, the shoes have been scotch guarded, the lunches, snacks and water bottles have been gathered, even some of the forms have been filled out. Some got braces on, one got braces off, 3 got physicals, 5 plus 2 parents got teeth cleaned, one got eyes checked, one had ear surgery, one had major trauma to his finger, but is healing wonderfully, all had fun, did a lot of swimming, moving watching, reading and hanging out with family and friends. Oldest child dropped off at HS, where he doesn't even have a schedule yet and will be walking between two campuses. 7th grader dropped off feeling fine. (Mom noticed a lot of 7th grade girls start wearing a lot of eye makeup...what's up with that?) 4th grader has classes upstairs now with the upperclassmen of elementary school. 2nd grader didn't want me to hold his hand. Sophia and I are hanging out and about to run errands. So far so good. I can't wait until pick up time! So bitter sweet.

"...your light must shine before men so that they may see goodness in your acts and give praise to your heavenly Father." Matt. 5:16

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Some jokes from Josh...

"What did one snowman say to the other snowman?"
I smell carrots.

"Why did the lettuce blush?"
It saw the salad dressing.

I love it! Keep em coming!

Little Critters

Last night, I walked into my room and heard birds. It sounded like they were coming from the air vent in my room. It was a crystal clear sound, "Tweet, tweet. It seemed like they were literally on the other side of the air vent." Almost 4 years into our new house, the honeymoon phase is so over and we have all sorts of little things that need to be fixed or maintenanced. The list goes on and on. So I thought, "Well item number 252, try to get bird's nest out of attic or air vent." Last summer it was a horrendous smell coming from a behind the cabinets in the bathroom, which meant some little field mice had gotten in but couldn't get out. So, this summer, wouldn't it only fit that some cute little birds would need rescuing?

You can imagine my relief when I happened to look down to see that some child had turned on the sleep sound machine in my room and it was set on "Summer Nights."

That made me laugh out loud!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I Spy

Sophia: I spy the man in the jeep with bincoulars.

Me: Hmm...could it be this guy?

Sophia: YES, Mommy! Now it's your turn! What do you spy?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sophie's Choice

When I told Sophia to go put on her shoes so that we could run to Target, these are not the shoes I had in mind.