Monday, June 30, 2008
Yesterday he asked me "Mom- do raindrops come out of buckets or do the clouds poop them out?"
A few days ago, we were walking across a parking lot and when he saw a car coming, he put his arm across me to make me stop. I instantly teared up at that one. He DOES care about me!
Owen had a HUGE breakthrough at swim lessons. He does not like to go under water without holding his nose, but by the end of one lesson, he was doing a butterfly stroke with his face under the water across half the pool! I was amazed and so proud. It's so fun to see him growing up and letting go of his fears. Unfortunately, I am the unprepared mommy who didn't have a camera. But it was exciting all the same!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
These are Hazel's idea of cute poses
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I love her. She has many redeeming qualities, but my favorites are that she likes to go to the gym in the mornings with me, and she cherishes the occasional nap, and she has a pool. Ha. No, really. She has been so much fun to get to know and she is probably the sweetest person that has ever accepted me as a friend. :) And what's even better, she keeps introducing me to all these other great girls that I end up loving! On Saturday, she and her husband hosted a little BBQ/ pool party at their darling house and I just loved everyone that came. It was so much fun and I can't wait to get the same group together again soon!
The kiddos enjoying the cool water (and Hazel diggin a wedgie)
Me chattin it up with Jody (and baby Baer)
Even though most of the hubbies there were in some sort of medical profession, Nathan actually enjoyed himself as well! We felt very relaxed and at ease with everyone there, and that is a rare thing to find. So much fun.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Receiving the "Starburst" award for his bursts of star quality performances
Getting the 'key' to 1st grade...or the future...or something like that. I wasn't listening very well.
Group photo. Yep- Owen was in the minority in his class. Actually he was in the singularity.
Hip Hip Hooray! It's OVER!
Congratulations, Owen! You made it!!!
I wish you could see Nathan better so you could see the amazing likeness of the fros.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Now what are you going to do to get me to post again? What is going on with me?! I have been working like crazy lately and I am now trying to catch up with the rest of my life that I have put on hold. Just haven't even been in that blogging mode (you know- the one where I think all day about what I should post that night). Or maybe I just haven't had anything funny happen to me lately. Either way, I have been admonished and I will try to do better....promise.
Today Hazel said "Mom...is 'what in the world' a bad word?"
This is a testament to that fact that I am cleaning up my language and finding some healthy substitutes for the nasty words I usually yell in the car (i.e. STUPID MORON! RETARD! and my all-time favorite YOU FREAKING IDIOT!...I know, I know. I'm really bad....but obviously getting better). All I know is I now say "What in the WORLD?!?" a lot. Meredith laughs when she hears me say this because she thinks it is very redneck, so it's a good thing she isn't here.
Speaking of Meredith, I never posted anything about my visit to Georgia, and now I feel like it's pointless. I'm sure most of you have already looked at all of Meredith's cute pictures- she pretty much told the whole story. Well- minus the racy night of karaoke that I will never let down.....
Monday, June 9, 2008
This lady is scooping silkworm cocoons out of near boiling water. These cocoons will be unravelled into silk thread to make blankets, pillows, blouses, teddys, thongs, sensual bull whips....that's all I can think of that's made of silk.
Shanghai has a lot of cracks on their sidewalks. Toddler cracks that is. These are the pants that Chinese kids wear while potty training. They just squat and go where they want.
Yep. That's Bin Laden. And it's a pic of him smiling with the World Trade Center burning behind him. Thank you to my brave peer, Jolean, for having our guide explain to the salesman that he was offending people from all over the world. He took it down and apologized... but probably put it right back up after we left.