Friday, May 22, 2009

I Think I Have Pink Eye!

EEEKK after a half a year of working with kids, I got pink eye the week that I wasn't even there! UGH! I woke up this morning with both my eyes matted shut! Then my left eye just kept getting redder by the minute. I didn't want to go to the dr, so I called up my eye dr, Dr. Dena! She called me in some drops that she had prescribed me before when I had another eye infection of some sort! The only bad thing is the drops she called in were $70 a bottle! $70 bucks for 5 ML! Oh my word! Anyway let's hope they work, cause my eyes look really yucky and they don't feel too good either! 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can you say RANDOM!

Cause that is what this post is. A post of complete and utter randomness! First off it is almost the last day of school. That always makes me kind of sad! I always take a picture of the kids on the first day and then the last day of school and I am always amazed by how much they have changed and grown over the year. Meg will complete Kindergarten and begin 1st grade next year. 1st grade seems so grown up and I am just not quite ready for that yet! She has done well this year and is for the most part such a sweetheart! I just can't believe my baby girl is finishing kindergarten.

Alex will finish up 3rd grade, 3rd grade people! Which means she will begin 4th grade next year and the even scarier part of this is the fact that she only has 2 years left at the elementary school! I am so not ready for that! I am pretty sure she is fixing to go through some major changes, you women know what I mean and I am so not ready and ill equipped for that! Oh my! the wonder that is raising a girl! She has done well this year, had a little bit of issue of her and another girl trying to reenact their own version of Mean Girls on the playground, but other than that she has done well both socially and academically.

The hardest thing for me is that baby boy, well he will go to Preschool next year. It is only 2 days a week, but to think that my little boy, who it seems just got here is already ready for school, well that is just unreal to me. He is so excited! Just hope he is a good boy!

Let's see what else can I ramble about. Oh, there may be some big changes for me. I am thinking about going back to school. I was never going to be a permanent stay at home mommy, and with Cooper going to school next year and then in school full time the next it is time for me to get ready to enter the work force. I have also decided to depart from my original major which was Secondary English Education and I am going to get my degree in Elementary Education. All the substituting I have done this year has just made me realize that that is where I am meant to be. I know why I struggled all those years I was going to school, it was just not what I was meant to do. I think I would been an okay English teacher but I think I can be a really good elementary teacher. I am excited and nervous about the prospect, but I know it is time. I have also decided that when I finally finish my degree I will immediately will begin my Master's in Administration, yep I think I want to be a Principal down the line. So, there are my life aspirations! It seems really daunting all typed out, LOL!

Let's see Bruce is in the process of trying to find a job in administration. So keep him in your thoughts, he has had a really bad year. He has learned that it is really hard to go home again. (He is teaching in the school district he graduated from.) So, even though he is sad about having to leave, he knows it is time to move on. I just pray that he can find something!

Also we got some sad news about my grandmother. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Not sure how I feel about this yet, I still try not to think about it too much. Sadly over the years I have grown apart from her because of some things, I still love her dearly there are just some hard feelings over some things. I am trying really hard to get over that because I don't want that to get in the way of what time we have left with her in good health. But man it is hard! Health wise she is in excellent shape, her short term memory is just gone. They were over for mother's day and she opened gifts and as soon as she finished opening she had forgotten who got her what. I guess up until then I had pretended there wasn't much wrong, you can't ignore those facts though.

Let's see what else. We are trying to finalize vacation plans for this year. We aren't going far, because the Dallas trip made us realize our kids right now are not the best travelers! So we will be going somewhere fairly close. If you have any suggestions shoot them to me.

Bruce and I will also celebrate our 11th anniversary this summer. Geesh that seems like a long time and when you factor in the fact that we dated for 4 years before we got married that equals 15 years! Gosh! In just 5 years I will have lived with Bruce the same amount of time that I lived at home with my parents. CRAZY!

Last but certainly not least, how do you like the new blog?!? My friend Tina at My Own Party of 5, has totally revamped my blog for me! I love it, she did such a great job! She has her own design blog under construction as well. I can't tell you how many times this girl has helped me out, she totally takes over most of the administrative and design side of the parenting website that I co-own Laundry Can Wait. She is just an extremely talented lady as well as a really good friend. Whom I have never even met in person, and that just goes to show you can find good people and friends over the world wide web! Thank you so much Tina, you really are awesome!

Okay if you made it through all that you are a saint! I will try to keep my blogs down to 3 paragraphs from now on, or maybe I should just update more often!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First T-Ball Game

Oh my I can not tell you how deep my love for t-ball is! Bruce and I coached our first team last year and we were hooked. We were a first year team so we got several who had never played before. Our first game we played a professional t-ball team. T-ball is supposed to 5 and 6 year olds but I wanted some birth certificates on the boys on that team last year. Anyway we ended up having a fun season, and we had a great group of kids. Now, this year, 2nd year team we got to get our kids from last year as well as a few new ones. Our team starting out this year is better, we have several boys with some athletic ability and just an all around better team. Our first game was last night after 2 weeks of rain outs. OH my guys they did so good. Granted they would have been lots better if they haven't not practiced for 2 weeks. They hit the ball well, we got several outs Meg got 2 of them and it was so much fun. OH and my husband, is just great with those kids, he is patient and kind and it makes me love him all the more! When we left he looks over me with a big grin and he says "Now that was fun!" and it was, it was a lot of fun! I can't wait for Friday night!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I think I am going to go blonde

or at least blonder! I usually use a darker color on my hair in the winter, and it is really dark right now. My natural color is (I would guess, I haven't been my natural color since 8th grade) a light to medium brown. I am going today to have it foiled with some lighter bits for summer. Plus I am getting it cut, but I don't know how yet, nothing like waiting until the last minute. Most likely I will tell her to just trim it. I am also having my eyebrows waxed. My pain tolerance has lowered as I have gotten older, the last time she did it I got a little woozy! LOL That is saying something coming from the woman who birthed a 10lb 1 oz baby with no epidural! (Still a little pissed at my doctor about that one!) Anyway I am excited for my new summer color!

Don't forget to weigh in on the my great blog debate!

Choice Number Three

Here is the next choice in the great blog layout debate. Tell me what you think!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Choice Number Two!

This is the 2nd choice in my revamp my blog contest! What do you think of this one?!?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Recipe a Week


Okay I am back on track with my recipe a week!  I will do 2 this week.  Chicken Tortellini Soup and Ice Box Pie.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

4 cups water
4 cups cooked chicken or 4 10 oz canned chicken (I do this cause it saves tons of time, plus my chicken cooking pot is my soup pot so it makes for a lot of in between cleaning)
2 (10 1/2 oz) cans cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon basil
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1 (16 oz) bag frozen mixed vegetable broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower
1 (8 oz) package dry cheese tortellini (this is with the regular pasta not in the fridge section
optional topping of parmesan cheese and diced tomatoes

In large saucepot combine water, chicken broth, chicken, cream of chicken soup, onion, garlic, basil and oregano.

Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low; add vegetables and tortellini.

Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Garnish with cheese and diced tomatoes.

This makes a HUGE pot!! We can eat on it forever! I make it a lot for church pot luck because it makes so much!

Ice Box Pie

1 box chocolate instant pudding
1 tub cool whip
1 ready made graham cracker crust
package chopped pecans

Make pudding according to instruction on box. Pour into crust. Cover and let sit for a bit. Top with cool whip and pecans. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

OH and an extra since fruit is so yummy right now! 

Best Fruit Dip EVER

1 jar marshmallow creme
1 block cream cheese

Blend together and serve with any type of fresh fruit!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Choice Number Uno!

I have been messing around with my blog layout. I have wanted something different for awhile, but wasn't sure what. Being that I can't create anything on my own it meant I had to borrow a layout from somewhere else. Enter the website Cutest Blog on the Block, and they do have some cute stuff!! I have found several backgrounds there that I really like. Here in lies the problem, I can't pick! So you have to help me out. I will post a new one each day and you can give your feedback on it, what you like what you don't like, Robyn were you smoking crack when you picked that out?!?!  This my friends is your first choice, so what do you think?!?! OH and be forewarned I have blog ADD, so I can't stay with any one thing for too terribly long, but I would love to have a few that I really love that I can recycle through every now and again. So let me know what you think! Thanks!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I Was Ready to Be Tested for Swine Flu...

or for the poor pork producers the H1N1 virus! We have all traded around a stomach bug this week, well and part of last week.  Bruce had to pick up Meg early last Wednesday from school as she was puking. She seemed pretty fine when she got home and for the rest of the day but then that night she puked all in my bed! I <3 it when they do that, nothing like having to wash sheets at 3 in the morning. Then I was pretty certain that everyone else was going to be okay and she was just puking because she was a bit phelmy, and she is a gagger. Then Sunday morning as I was getting ready for church I wasn't feeling too great. I couldn't miss though my mom and I were singing the special music it that morning. So I went and I didn't feel good at all through Sunday school. Then by the time church was over I felt pretty awful. I ended up on the couch at mom and dad's and didn't eat lunch. Slept on and off all day Sunday. Fast forward to about 11 o'clock Sunday and Cooper pukes all over the carpet in the living room! YUCK! Bruce cleaned that up, I <3 Bruce! I still didn't feel good Monday and neither did Cooper we spent the day on the couch, him on one end and me on the other. I still wasn't feeling the greatest Tuesday, still was icky on Wednesday, but we all went to church. Fast forward to early morning Thursday, Alex comes and tells me she just threw up in the bathroom. Whew I thought at least she made it the bathroom. I put her in bed with Bruce, and I went and slept on the couch. When I got up Thursday morning I got the most unpleasant surprise. Alex had mad it to the bathroom but totally missed and puked all over the toilet and bathroom floor! What is worse than cleaning up puke at 3 in the morning? Cleaning up  puke that has sat there since 3 in the morning! BLEH!  I gagged a few times and that was the closest I came to throwing up during this whole ordeal! Bruce wasn't feeling too hot last night but he went to work today. I hope we are all over this thing! My stomach is still not up to par, but I feel better. Alex really didn't want to go today but I made her, cause I am mean like that. I am all filled up on my cleaning puke quota for the year though, so I would appreciate it if from now on this little gems would just  pass my family on by, thank you very much!