Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My 2nd Grader

Today was my oldest son's first day of school. He started the second grade!! As some of you know, we live in a podunk town, so I decided to think ahead and do his school shopping online. Well, the only thing that was here before today was one t-shirt. So he had old shoes, backpack, etc. Oh well, the best laid plans.... Luckily he didn't seem to care. He was so cute and excited about school. We talked after school today and for once he actually told me a lot. More than he ever really has, actually. The usual response is "It was good." They are learning about number lines, he has HIS VERY OWN desk with his name on it and a bunch of stuff to put inside. He also received some tickets that get taken away if he does something bad, but if he's good he gets COOL STUFF with them. His younger brother, A, missed him a lot today but it will be nice to get back into a routine again. Now if I could just get my house clean.....

E was tagged by a friend from school with this questionnaire. These answers are truly what he said. I just couldn't help but laugh at some of them. Number 7 is my favorite! Guess we need to work on those measurements! By the way, anyone who reads this is welcome to be tagged!

1. What is something mom always says to you? Be good.
2. What makes mom happy? Giving [her] hugs and kisses.
3. What makes mom sad? Um...not giving [her] hugs and kisses.
4. How does your mom make you laugh? tickling me.
5. What was your mom like as a child? having fun.
6. How old is your mom? ummm...26? (he's only off a couple of years)
7. How tall is your mom? about...11 rulers and two yard sticks.
8. What is her favorite thing to do? go on vacations.
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Clean up.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Money
11. What is your mom really good at? working at the store.
12. What is your mom not very good at? cleaning (obviously I don't do it enough when he's not home)
13. What does your mom do for her job? preschool
14. What is your mom's favorite food? artichokes
15. What makes you proud of your mom? cleaning up (so do I clean too much or not enough? ;)
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Minnie Mouse
17. What do you and your mom do together? Play
18. How are you and your mom the same? we're both people
19. How are you and your mom different? Cause we're a boy and a girl.
20. How do you know your mom loves you? Because I'm in her family.
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? They love each other.
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Hawaii. (Yeah, like I go there all the time.)

He is just too cute! Butt scratching and all!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kids say the darndest things

Yesterday I had a precious moment with my oldest son, E. I'm pushing the stroller and he's riding his bike in front of me when he says:
"Look Mom, I'm a really good bike rider, I can ride my bike and scratch my butt at the same time."

It's these precious moments that make life great, isn't it?

Here he is riding his bike through the sprinklers at Grandma's. No butt scratching this time. ;)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I.....can....barely.....move. Ouch. It hurts when I walk up the stairs. It hurts when I sit. It hurts when I stand. It hurts when I walk. It hurts when I bend over. It hurts every time I move in any direction at any time. Think I'm a wimp yet? I am. For just about always I have been overweight and it just gets worse and worse. I make the goal time and time again to get in shape but it never seems to happen. Well, this time I'm serious about it! I just wish it didn't hurt so much. So here's how it all came about...
I recently was called as 2nd counselor in the Young Women Presidency in our ward. This was very exciting for me (although I wish I had also been released from choir, soon I hope). Anyway, on Saturday we had an activity with the Young Men boating at the lake. (My job is tough, but someone's gotta do it;) Anyway, sitting on the boat with me was the new Young Women secretary who is also my Beehive advisor. We were chatting about this and that and I mentioned that I wanted to get in shape. So Megan (that's her name by the way) offered to be my personal trainer! How COOL is that? So we started yesterday morning bright and early at 6:30 (which if any of you know me is a miracle in itself) and she is working me hard. Well, it doesn't seem hard but my body seems to think it is. So cheer me on in my quest for a healthier me. I only have one question though...why can't exercising be as easy and enjoyable as eating chocolate? If I ever get to create a world it will be....