Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coming to a neighborhood near you...

Just thought we would let you know...I know a couple little darlings that are planning to hit you up. Good luck saying "no thanks". They are ruthless. Did you know they freeze well?
What a difference a day or two makes around here. I thought I would share these pictures that were taken just a few days apart.

Please forgive her for her wacky sense of fashion.
Who knows maybe this is the way trends get started.
Off the shoulder sweater over a sundress and flip flops.
I choose my battles carefully and this was not one
of them I wanted to fight.

Now we fast forward to this...

Wild huh? And in case some of you are wondering...
Yes, she is out in the snow in her jammies, bathrobe
and rubber boots. That is the just the way we roll around
here! Especially when I do not feel like washing all the
snow clothes after a 15 minute snow reconnaissance

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The man...

For some reason I only have my eye photographed again. Ah well, I thought this was a great picture of Michael. He doesn't like it though, nobody ever likes photos of themselves , do they? I have very few pictures of myself here or on my facebook. When you are the last stop in the editorial process they just never seem to make the cut.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Be there or be square...

Remember this?

Well we are doing it again! The 2nd grade concert is one of my favorites! I know because we went to it 2 years ago and it was a hum-dinger! Bring your party hats, dancing shoes and glockenspiels. Don't know what a glockenspiel is? Well then you better come and get educated!

We will be there at 6:45 on January 29th...let me know if you are coming so I can get you some time on the dance floor. Ok, maybe I will just save you a place to sit.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change is good!

Monday, January 19, 2009

By the content of their character

The kids and I watched the famous "I have a dream" speech today. I have not seen it in so long and have to say that goose bumps were present. How people were living such a short time ago is so hard to imagine. The kids have friends that in the 60's and before would have different lives. It amazes them that not only would they not go to the same schools they would not even be allowed to be friends. He was an amazing man that changed the course of history.

Here is a snippet of the speech delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963 by Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.


I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."...

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

(Tomorrow is going to be pretty cool too!)

Cheer Leaders and Fast cars...Oh My!

Still looking for my "mojo"...have you seen her? For shame... OK, here we go. Wish me luck!

We had a crazy kid weekend. Friday the girls where cheer leading at half time of a high school boys basketball game. The High school does it every year as a fund raiser. The girls stay late after school and practice cheers with some real live, in the flesh cheer leaders. Then the next night we all trek to the game and have a half time show led by them. Very fun and so cute to see the girls get so excited to be in the presence of such greatness. You would think they were hanging out with Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez or someone like that. I heard the girls telling each other why their cheer leader is the best on the whole planet. Megan's cheer leader has recently attempted a back flip and messed up her neck so she kind of walked around like a robot but Megan thought she was the coolest girl in the world...and a back flip, I can only dream of that. If I tried that I would likely be in a body cast so maybe she is pretty awesome. The basketball portion of the night was pretty pathetic but cheering made up for it.

Megan in the center doing her thing...sorry for the spooky eyes. The operator of the camera was sleeping at the wheel. I can say that cause it was me!

Elise (pink socks, black shoes) doing a sit down wrestling cheer. She really loved this!
Cheering is up her alley.

One last song before this happened...

Off they go!
Mostly girls...I did see one little boy though.

Getting big, huh?

A little school spirit. Doesn't every Mom just love temporary

This may have been the best part of the night...mingling with
greatness. Having the cheer leaders sign your shirt. Sigh...is there
anything better?

I think not!

Sunday we had our yearly Pinewood Derby for Cub scouts. That is an event that we both love and hate. The boys for the most part have a great time. The funnest part is once your car is eliminated from competition they have a second smaller track to "play" on. Race your car all you want and have little races with all your friends. That is when Trevor has the most fun. The first heat consists of 43 races then they eliminate all but 16 cars. That is when the competitive Dad's and kids start to get a little boost of adrenalin. Then when they drop to 8 cars, there are a few tears...then they eliminate 4 more...definite tears now. The final four have to be ranked from 1st to 4th place. Happy Dads and smiling boys. Life is Good! Trevor was a sport and did not mind when he got cut. He had fun building his car and was more involved this year then last. The Fourth place boy this year is in 2nd grade and his car looked like something you would buy...boy he must be a talented kid to come up with such a cool design that actually looked like a real Ferrari. Hmmm...now that I think about it maybe his very involved Dad had something to do with that?!

Bad picture but will share anyhow. Trevors is silver with
yellow stripe. The 00 car next to his took 2nd place.

Flag ceremony before the big race

On your marks, get set, GO!

Thru some sort of computer error it said that Trevors car
went down the track at 9,598 mph! WOWEEE, took a picture
just for the heck of it. He really placed 5th but it was fun to dream.
For a brief moment he held the track record!

A boy and his car...it is a beautiful thing.

This is what one sister did to pass the 5 hours we
were at the meeting.

This is what another sister did, making funny faces always
helps pass the minutes!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lazy Sunday afternoons ---

I love having a blog, I enjoy the creativity or thinking I get to put into it. I love being out and thinking I will need to blog about some abstract part of my day. I love this even though at times I wonder if it is a complete waste of time. What I do not love is that I have complete bloggers block right now.... It is like in the recesses of my brain is the echo of emptiness. HELLLLOOOOO... nobody is home. Check back later, maybe someone will say something blog worthy to share. Right now life is a bit "ho-hum". I will enjoy it. It doesn't happen very often.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New beginnings

I love January 1st!

resolutions yet to be determined...