Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ethan Speaks Spanglish...

...or at least his version anyways! Today on the way to school he was speaking to me in regards to plans for Thursday. He kept saying, "Dos morrow" this and "dos morrow" that. It finally occurred to me (since we have been practicing our Spanish each night before bed) that he was trying to think up how to say "tomorrow" in Spanish. I told him that the way to say it was "Hasta manana." Gotta love the ingenuity of a 5 year old!
Other news, Ian (aka Ryan Seacrest) made his acting debut at his school's talent show today. His third grade did a skit parity of American Idol. It was quite a hit with the crowd and got a lot of laughs. Unfortunately his skit was scheduled at the end of the show-so I wasn't able to get to Ethan's last day of school events! The little bugger was bummed (as was I) that I didn't get there to take part in the water play and picnic-but I reminded him that it had originally been scheduled for yesterday (bad weather postponement)when I wouldn't have had any conflicts...then I bribed him with an "ice cream sandwich when we get home" and that seemed to lift his spirits!
{I'm really not a bad momma (i kept telling myself). I can't be two places at once! :) }
So, tomorrow is officially the last (half day) of school. Then on to summer schedules (or lack thereof). Looking forward to longer days and no alarm clocks for awhile. Weekends at the lake and lots of tennis and soccer!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I woke up to this...

...for my Mother's Day surprise. We we're down at Big Grandma's cabin to celebrate and my BEBZ created this breakfast treat for me. Don't ya just love their creativity with the "toast?" (hamburger buns!) Anyways, we spent the day painting the door and windows and posts and trim of the cabin (and yes, Mick told me I didn't have to paint since it was Mother's Day-but I wanted to do some-can't stand seeing someone work alone at a big job like that-even if it's an IMPORTANT holiday ;)!
We also:

1. Watched What About Bob" for the umpteenth time. We never tire of it though-and we turned the volume down for the boys when Bob imitated having Tourette's Syndrome.

2.Grilled burgers.

3. Ate Cheez-its til the box ran dry.

4. Played on the Game Cube and created some handmade cards for Teacher's gifts.

5. Took a dip in the lake. Beautifully clean and surprisingly tepid.

5.5 Loved on our puppers-Rudy and Lily.

6.Stopped at Sonic on the way home for some slushies. Blue coconut for Ethan, Root Beer for Ian, and Mick and I shared a Diet Chrery Coke Cream Slush with...a hint of lime. ;)

7. Dinner at my favorite local Mexican restaurant for chips and salsa and chicken chimichangas. We practiced up on our Spanish manners and our colors in Spanish. Always gotta keep the learning ongoing. LOL

7.5 Opened my homemade gifts from my BEBZ-bath salts from Ian and boy do they smell great; and a handmade card and handmade picture and poem from Ethan. How to melt a Momma's heart.!!!I just know that these will be some of my favorite gifts from them-ever. I am a sucker for sentimental, homemade and heartfelt gifts!

8. Ogled over my new 85mm lens that came by Fed Ex lesterday afternoon. OM Goodness, it just simply....ROCKS!!!! Can't wait to post more pics that I have taken with it!

9. Loved on our kitty-Hugsley.
All is well in my world. (sigh) Hope your is too!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you awesome Mother's out there. I hope you found time in your day to spend some of it relaxing, some of it loving on your family, and a lot of it smiling.

One Blessed Momma

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Big Fish Story...

...that really isn't about the size of the fish!!! I scanned this pic of my Gpa and my sister Karen for other family members who wish to have a print of it for their own. The story behind this photo is a remarkable one.

I need for other family members, particularly Karen and Mom, to post their retelling of the story, as they recollect it, for all of us to enjoy. This picture is truly one which earns it's right to the caption "A Picture Tells a Thousand Words." So, Sis and Mom, I hope you take me up on this request and post your recollections in the comment section below this post. Then, I can finally complete a scrapbook layout on it to be shared for years to come! TIA

It IS a Big Deal...

when you think about it! Ethan learned how to ties his shoes today and he did it quite well several times! With both of us being lefties, I of course taught him the way I learned-with the "bunny ears" lace-up method.. (Sorry to all of you "The-squirrel-goes-around-the-tree-and-into-the hole" school of thought types!) LOL
Anyways, it is a big deal when you think of all of the really big firsts one has in his/her lifetime-this shoelace tying thing has to rank up there as one of the top for childhood milestones. He is so proud of himself and wants to show everyone he sees.

Now... if ONLY we could bottle up this enthusiasm and be able to sip from it for the rest of our lives-that would be a big deal, wouldn't it?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

It's Your Birthday...

it's your birthday! Someone turned 60 today....hmmm....guess who...Here's a picture of the beautiful birthday babe herself! :)