Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hey there, hi there, ho there!

I went to the Braves game afterall. The seats were pretty good. It was very hot and I moved to the shade for awhile with the baby. The Braves stink this year. I really haven't kept up with them since 1998 or so. Well, when they were good:) I am a fair weather fan. Unlike my friend, Jeff, who is a Steeler fan through and through.

Caleb has been taking swimming lessons this week at Sonrise Fitness Center. It is a local church that also has a gym, swimming pool, and tennis courts. The price was very reasonable, so I went ahead and signed the family up for a membership. $35 a month with no contract. We have been swimming every morning while Caleb takes his lesson. Simon loves being in the water. The other children are also taking swimming lessons and making huge strides. They are not Olympic material by any means, but they are doing well. I need to buy some cheap tennis rackets at WalMart and take the children out to play. I would love it if Olaf and myself could take lessons together. Olaf, if you read this, that would be a great present. You, me, and some tennis lessons. No children.

Simon took 16 steps all in a row today. We all clapped and cheered and he liked that a lot.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

You know you're fat...

when you play Wii and you are sore! How sad is that? I guess I need to get the Wii Fit and get busy.

Caleb starts swimming lessons tomorrow. They are free and only a week long. It is just for special needs children. The other children started swimming lessons last week with a local homeschool girl. According to Olaf they are doing real good. I stay home with Caleb and the baby while Olaf takes them to their lesson. I am going to take them this Thursday though, so I'll get to see what kind of progress they have made. I wish we could afford to get an in ground pool. It would be worth more than our house:0) We would need to do major landscaping as well. Oh well...I can dream.

I am going to start school with the children in a few weeks. We already received the books, but I need the DVD's for Grace and Cami. They should be here soon. I didn't order any books for Josiah because I still have several that weren't finished from the other two children. I think he is going to be tough to teach. He starts Kindergarten this year. Hopefully (crossing fingers) he will be able to read by the end of the school year.

Olaf is finally doing our will. We had to hire a special attorney to do Caleb's trust. It needs to be legally worded in such a way that he will not lose any state benefits etc. The special lawyer is just doing Caleb's part and then we hired another lawyer to do the rest.

Have y'all been watching "When We Left Earth?" It is the coolest series ever. We have been recording them on the DVR. I am going to make Camille watch them for history this year. The one about the Apollo Missions to the moon was so cool.

Simon is starting to take steps, but he still prefers to crawl. He'll take about 3-6 steps then sits down. He will be 14 months on July 4th. My latest walker by far. Camille was running at 10 months. Grace and Josiah were walking well by 13 months. Oh well...he knows I'll pick him up and carry him if he fusses in the least little bit.

My family, minus the baby and I, are going to the Braves game Tuesday night. It is way too hot for this woman to be out. No thank you. They will have fun I'm sure.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I have been tagged

By Dawn, my twin. I am supposed to write six quirks about myself. Here are the rules:

Link the person who tagged you.
Mention the rules in your blog.
Tell about six unspectacular quirks of yours.
Tag a new set of six bloggers by linking them

Six quirks about me....

My toenails are ALWAYS painted. Always.
I love to watch MAD TV. (adding that second ALWAYS above reminded me of MAD TV--The Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man)

Here's a clip of Stuart from Mad TV:

I am in the crowd parade scene in the movie Animal House. I am 10 years old.
I love, love, love to play Toontown
I used to be a very good swimmer. Not swim team good, just normal good.
My fingernails are paper thin and I am unable to grow them because they bend. Thank heaven for acrylic:)

I now tag:
and whoever else reads my blog.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Olaf's Father Day Gift

Regarding the failed test below, I don't want to be a 1930's housewife. Nope! Not me. I posted it because I was proud of my failing score. Gosh, I sound like a :::GASP::: feminist!

If I am a feminist then I totally bought into the whole Father's Day idea of honoring that man in my house:) I bought him this for his office at work. He loves it. Although to complete his coffee snobbery he must take in a Brita Water Pitcher because I was informed this morning that the water at Delta doesn't do the coffee justice. We made a few cups here yesterday and it was wonderful. When he got to work today he said the water ruined the coffee, so thankfully we have an extra pitcher for him to take in. If anyone has considered getting one of these fabulous one cup coffee makers, I highly recommend it.

I recently realized that we will be in Disney World for the general election. It's either I vote absentee, not at all. I have voted in every presidential election since I was able to vote.

I need to go because that baby is crying for his Mama. He loves me.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Times Change

Three years ago, I would have passed this test with flying colors. Now, not so much.


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Felicities

Winning at Bunco last night-$40
Getting my nails done today -$25
Still having $15 in my pocket
My daughter's Iowa Test Scores-GO CAMILLE!!!
Underwear for fat girls from The Avenue
A husband who does a tooth fairy dance for a little boy who is losing way too many teeth.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Outside My Window...
Its dark.
I am thinking...
which could be a bad thing.
I am thankful for...
my family.
From the kitchen...
Partners Potato Pizza
I am wearing...
My fat shorts and a T-Shirt
I am creating...
plaque on my teeth.
I am going...
to Disney World in November!
I am reading...
"If I am Missing or Dead" by Janine Latus
I am hoping...
to live long enough to see Simon reach adulthood.
I am hearing...
The History Channel behind me.
Around the house...
Clutter and more clutter.
One of my favorite things...
Coke Zero very cold in the can.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Hold the baby
Hold the baby
Hold the baby
and take Deacon to the groomer
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Felicities

*Going on a date tonight thanks to a local church who is sponsoring a "special needs date night."

*That church is not only watching the children for free...

*They are feeding them...

*Have planned activities...

*and are giving us a $40 gift card to go eat...

*purple toes

*pretty nails

*my husband

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Remembering Nattie

My friend, Nattie, has been gone a year this Saturday.  A whole year.  So, in honor of Nattie, I got a pedicure today and had them paint my toes purple.  I think Nattie would think my piggies look cute.  

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Grace's 7th Birthday

Thanks to my Mac, I can now do cool stuff like this.  It is so easy.