Thursday, May 26, 2016

hello summer...

today was the last day of school for the girls.
they were so excited.  it was a crummy weather morning, so my pictures are not great.
i had grand plans strawberry picking, miniature golfing, a fun lunch out..but after i retrieved kate from school and she burst into tears about the end of the school year, we went through a drive thru, took a nap, and just chilled out.

sometimes, that is just the best thing.

here is to a fantastic summer-i just can't wait!

kate and cami.  crazy kids.

mrs. klug, kate, and mrs. leet

anne's 5th grade teacher.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

was going to....

any parent that is in the throws of may-or june, knows that it is just nutsville.  the girls have a lot of 'end of the year' activities/ceremonies/events.  my school has the same deal going on during the day.  my brain is just about spinning....but we are loving it.

house is a mess.  laundry is KIND OF done.  homework we just completed (9:17pm) one of those ummm....MOM....i'm supposed to.....kind of homework assignments. :) checking off things that are urgent to be's just that time of year.

i had the best plan to put the girls to bed and knock out some great/not so great things that have happened in the past few months that i have not put on this dusty ole blog....but it is now 9:48pm and i need to start report cards.  my last day of school is NEXT FRIDAY--i need to get to it! 

earlier tonight-we got to see sweet anne perform in her band concert.  she started playing the flute in september.  we are so proud of her.  she plays beautifully.  the concert was awesome, and the director literally took us through measures of the very first songs we heard early on, all the way to the current pieces they are working on.  and. like a true momma, (who may or may not have pms) i got a little teary when the band stood up, proudly, and bowed. 

2nd concert ever.  bun in her hair.  not sitting like a lady....

now.  onto report cards....
~chat soon!

Monday, May 2, 2016


So. Kate has always been very fearful of getting her ears pierced.  She just flat out refused.  One night she was really wrestling with the idea of getting her ears pierced. "I want to, I don't wan't to...on and ON"

One of my students, who I will refer to as B is in love with the idea that I have daughters-there is always one or two that can't hardly believe you live outside your classroom, yet have a family.  B has her ears pierced and I was chatting with her how Kate will NOT do it.  She wrote Kate a note and gave it to me to give to her, to help change her mind. (how cute is THAT!?)  The next evening, I came home and gave it to Kate after dinner-what I thought was an ingenious idea, turned out to be a total melt down-tears and all.  Adam and I just rolled our eyes and thought "oh well"....the next morning she came to us and said, I WANT TO PIERCE MY EARS THIS WEEKEND.

So. We did.  We went on Good Friday and the job was finished.  Katherine is now the proud owner of two ears with cute studs in them.

Fast forward one week...
I get a call from Adam:
A-school just called.
Me- OH?! I say...( in my head I say....&^% I can't take the day off-I'm not ready for a sub)
A-Kate is screaming
Me-could we hurry this conversation up
A-her earring has fallen out and she thinks the hole will close up before you pick her up
Me-WHAT!?  Just WHAT do you MEAN FELL OUT?!
A-I don't know, The secretary called-she put Kate on the phone, Kate was hysterical, the gym teacher cleaned her own earring and put it through the ear hole so it wouldn't close by the time you picked her up.
Me-ooookay.  I'll update you after school.

So.  I pick her up from art club-the teacher tells me that she is fine, and the earring can be returned to Mrs. K and all is well with the world....
We get to the car for Kate to tell me she was WHIRLING her lunch box around her EAR (in caps for her loudness in the story) the zipper got hooked and when she continued to whirl it yanked the stud right out.  OUI.  That is all I have to say.  So I drove our little SUV to the mall in rush hour to get another earring re-inserted in her ear for another 20 bucks.  Don't worry, they have me a 50% discount for just needing one earring...

As we were walking out-I simply said.  Your piercing budget is!

It's just us!

~chat soon!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

well...hello, there

it seems i've taken a break from this ol place....and i kind of miss it.
i haven't been using my camera as much, i've just been rolling through the days.
it's may 1-and i decided i'm gonna get back on track.
stay tuned for some well deserved updates and highlights of the last few months, and then we will cruise into summer...i personally can't wait.

~chat soon!