Friday, May 31, 2013

Pardonee-moi s'il vous plait

I guess that high school French does come in handy every once in a while.

So here's the thing...I'm way behind, but I have a good excuse. I survived the last week of school last week. If you think being a parent during the last week(s) of school is hard, then try being a parent AND a teacher during that time. Everybody is just o.v.e.r. it all, yet we have 748 activities to attend/participate/prepare for/send money for/send food for/take pictures of/etc/etc/etc. You get the picture. In fact, you've probably just lived it yourself.

But we all survived and I am here to officially proclaim: "School Is Out"!!!

So we finished up on Friday. Then on Saturday, Claire got strep. Yep, strep. Saturday through Monday. Swimming Tuesday. Then Parker got strep. Yep, strep. Wednesday-Now. Happy Summer To Me.

So maybe you can forgive me for being so behind on posting.  (I know nobody really cares if/when I post...this is more about forgiving myself) ;)

I will return soon with more Honor's Day/Field Day/Field Trip/Last Day of School pictures than you could ever hope or imagine.

In the mean time, go here to read Jen Hatmaker's view on the last month of school. Then nod your head in agreement.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Various April Happenings

We had a busy April! Here are some pictures:


Birthday parties

My new rug ~ FINALLY!


How Parker felt about the first day back to school after Spring Break

Andy performed with The Band Perry on CMA Awards

Claire got two new American Girl outfits

Linedancing Fundraiser

Lunch at Barbaritos

The Usual

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Parker's 10th Birthday Interview

Parker answered a few birthday interview questions:

1. What is your favorite color?  green
2. Who are your best friends? Jack and Ben
3. What is your favorite thing to do? watch tv
4. What is your favorite food? poppyseed chicken
5. What do you like to do with your family? go on vacation
6. What is your favorite toy? Legos
7. What do you want to be when you grow up? rock star
8. What makes you happy? music
9. What makes you sad? when I lose something
10. What is your favorite show to watch? Jessie
11. What is your favorite book? Diary of a Wimpy Kid
12. What do you love to learn about? Jesus
13. Where do you like to go? Myrtle Beach
14. What do you think about before you fall asleep? I sing songs and think about how long it will     take me to get to sleep
15. If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Mackelmore
16. What is something you are really good at? tennis and drawing
17. What is something new you'd like to try? guitar
18. What is your favorite song to sing? Thrift Shop
19. What is your favorite movie? Wreck It Ralph
20. What game do you like to play? Rygar and Minecraft

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pathfinder's Camp

Parker has had THREE field trips in the last two weeks! I only have a couple of pictures from one of the trips.  He had a great time at Pathfinder's Camp!
Spider Web

Emme & Parker

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

We had such a nice Mother's Day.  Here I am with my mom:

Then Claire jumped in!

We had a nice lunch at Carrabba's.

Nana came over for dinner. 
 Parker and Claire gave me special gifts!
I am so thankful to be their mother!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Parker!

Parker's birthday weekend started with breakfast on Saturday morning. 

Since his birthday was on Mother's Day, he shared the day just a little bit.  We had a great lunch at Carrabba's.

He requested poppyseed chicken and macaroni and cheese for dinner.  That's his birthday tradition!

Present time!

His favorite gift was his new Phiten necklace.

Claire used two of her treasure box trips to get gifts for Parker's birthday.  He thought that was very sweet of her.  She gave him a rubber ducky and a smurf.

For dessert, he wanted Oreo Extravaganza.

He's also planning a swimming party with some friends in a couple of weeks.  So there's more to look forward to at the end of the month!
Happy Birthday Pumpkinhead!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Parker!

Happy Birthday to the coolest dude I know.  You were my very first Mother's Day present ten years ago.  I still thank God every day for choosing me to be your mother.  I love you so much, and I'll always be your biggest fan!

More birthday and Mother's Day picture coming soon!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

My Mom

In honor of Mother's Day, I thought we'd take a little trip down memory lane. 
My mom is the best in the whole wide world for so many reasons.  Happy Mother's Day Mama!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Scout Cake

Brian and Parker made a cake for the Boy Scout cake auction.  It was red velvet with chocolate and strawberry icing.  That was Parker's request.  It said "Party On Scouts".

Here's where it gets funny.  Once they got there, Parker decided that the only cake he really wanted to win was his own.  So for the small, small price of EIGHTEEN American dollars (plus the price of original baking supplies), he came home with the cake he went with.  Party on indeed.

I guess it's kind of like, dance with the one you came with, as the old song says.

Only not really.

Maybe more like, go home with the one who brung you.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Cocoa Creme Is Well Deserved

The truth is that I haven't been to school in five days.  Well actually, I've been to the physical school four out of the five last days, including Sunday.  However, I wasn't there during the school day with my class.  I already told you about my personal day on Friday.  Then yesterday, I had a class I had to go to across town.  I was technically working I suppose.  Then today, I had an appointment...
"Oh, no she didn't just put a picture of stirrups on the blog!"
"Oh, yes.  I did."
 Here's the thing, I had A LOT of time to kill while I waited for one whole hour and forty-five whole minutes for the doctor.  So, I took the picture.  And texted it to three people.  That's just how I roll.  I needed some people to feel sorry for me. 
Anyway, with that lovely appointment finally over, I was footloose and fancy free.
Brian met me for lunch at Fatz.  We had a little fellow from Fatz visit the school a few weeks ago.  He gave all of the teachers gift certificates, so I figured we might as well use them.  If I'm being honest (Simon Cowell), I've never been much of a Fatz fan.  It was pretty good though.
Then I ran a few errands, tried on some clothes, and picked up my free Chik-fil-a sandwich (no pickles).  I'm saving it for lunch tomorrow.  Don't tell me it will be soggy.  I'm willing to take the risk.  Cut me some slack...I've had a rough day (see picture numero uno).

I finally have all of my "chores" for the evening finished, and this is about to happen:

The artist formerly known as Hostess Ding Dong
I want to state for the record that I talked myself right out of that ice cream and oreos the other night.  But it's about to get real up in here.