Thursday, October 26, 2006


Grace and Drew both had Parent/Teacher Conferences for me to go to yesterday, and I am so very proud to say that both of my school age daughters are pure geniuses. I am not being biased, I am only telling the truth. Grace, my dear, has 5-A's and 2-B's thus far, bringing her GPA to an amazing 3.7 WOOHOO! And, Darling Drew, well, she has blossomed into your average 'read almost anything tossed' at her first grader. So much for last years drama about her lack of progress with reading. I must say, it was so good to hear such wonderful news. I mean, I know my girls are smart, and capable, but to see the enthusiasm in someone else's eyes, and to hear it in thier voice when speaking of MY childs progress in school felt so good. Gracie's teachers think she is something special. Very intelligent. And Drew's teacher adores her too! I sure hope the rest of the year continues on like this.

Love 2 B Mom

Tonight Drew had soccer practice and so I stayed and let the little one's play at the nearby park/school playground. They just take off like rockets! A big fleet of Geese were flying by, and it was really close, Beau looked up and yelled, "WOW! EAGLES!" Leah kept saying "beebee's! beebee's!" Which is her way of saying 'birdy'. It was too cute!
Later on, after we were home, and they'd had thier bath, we were reading some books. I had gotten them the new Maurice Sendack, his very first pop-up book, it's halloweenish, and I wasn't quite sure the little ones would understand it, but Leah picked right up on it! There is a baby that enters a haunted house, and as he goes through the different rooms of the haunted house he comes upon a different monster, but he is not scared, he is looking for his mommy, so each page shows him either sticking his binky in the monsters mouth, or unwinding the mummy, etc. But all the way through, there is a bubble for the baby, he is calling, "MOMMY?" Ofcourse, I am reading this to them, and Leah is like, "OH NO! Where's sha Mom? MOMMY? A Mommy go? Oh, der Mommy is!" I was so shocked to have her understand what was going on in the book, a book with so few words at that. I think I had to go back through it about 4 times they liked it sooooo much!
Another one we got was, 'I SAW AN ANT ON THE RAILROAD TRACK', more for Beau, than Leah, ofcourse. It was a realy witty rhyming picture book, and he loved it.



Tuesday, October 24, 2006


FINALLY! I finished painting Beau's room. It is a 'Finding Nemo' theme. But, he also is really into dinoaurs right now, as well as trains and planes. So boy! He was so thrilled to see it all done. So glad I am done! We now have dinosaurs crawling up the wall, fishies swimming, airplanes hanging from the ceiling, and choo choo trains everywhere!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Beau Michael...My Son

Today was Drew's day to go to the pumpkin patch with her classroom, and for whatever reason, she decided not to take the usual backpack to school, leaving behind her rubber boots and plastic bags. I had to get ready and take them to her before the bus left for the patch, so I decided to go visit my Mom at work since it was early and the babies were already in the car. When we got to her work, she was on break, so I went to find her, and we sat with her for a bit, then on our way back to the office, she began talking to the grounds-keeping lady, who was all bundled up in her rain coat, rubber boots, and hood. Beside her was her 'tractor' of sorts, towing a small trailer for debris she was cleaning up. After my Mom stopped talking to her, and we were a bit closer to the doorway, Beau Micheal says, with alot of thought in his face, "But..." then he paused, looking at us all funny, his nose scrunched up, "...where is her sheep?" I had to laugh. It was kind-of embarassing really for him to have thought she was a sheep herder or something. But, I guess the attire was fitting. My gut laugh for the day!

Cow Pig Pony

The Carousel

My FAVORITE~The Sea Horse

Beau 'kissing' the Cow

THE Carousel
So, it was yet, the girls' 4th day of thier 4-day weekend (I was going crazy!) and I had been wanting to take them to this Carousel for some time. I had heard about it years ago, when Drew was merely 2 years old, but had never taken the kids. It really is a sight! A ticket booth sits in the corner, and they have an old fashioned popcorn popping machine with a handle like a stroller, on wheels. I rode free, only because I had to hold Beau and Leah, even though they were buckled to the horses, on either side of me. Both started to slip, and within seconds Leah was saying "All done! All done!" But, we stuck it out. It was some fun for a rainy day!

The Pumpkin Patch

We found this great Pumpkin Patch this year! It was right down Beau's alley. They had a quarter scale train, which took us out to the patch of pumpkins, he loved it! All the kids had fun, but he just could not get over the train! As it dropped us off, he ran back, running along the track watching it leave, we had to call him back! The main attraction was the train ride, but the kids were able to pick a small pumpkin as well. They certainly aren't no carver pumpkins, but to the kids, they are perfect!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Simply Disgusting...

The other day, as I was exiting Target, and walking to my car WITH both Beau and Leah on either hand, I suddenly heard, "THAT'S RIGHT BABY! I SWEAR I'M OLD ENOUGH!" I looked over real quick, and sitting on a bench were a few girls that could not have been more than 12 or 13 years old, hollering at what I then realized was a man atleast in his 20's who was also walking to his car. They continued yelling, "TURN AROUND! LOOK AT ME! AREN'T YOU GONNA LOOK AT ME, BABY! I SAID I'M OLD ENOUGH!" I was nothing short of stunned by thier behavior! I mean, how appalling is that??? All I could think of was my 11 yr. old spending a few hours at the mall with a friend, and ending up doing exactly what I had just witnessed! It sped through my mind, pure horror! I just hope and pray I have instilled in her to be above that type of behavior. And, also to steer clear of any other girl, that may exhibit that behavior. Lord Help Me!

The Jungle

Everyday, Beau asks me, "Mom, can I go dig in the jungle? Can I? Can I, Mom? Can I go to the jungle?" Well, let me tell you what the 'jungle' is. It is this tremendously large tree in our front yard. Jack, recently, cut back the branches on the bottom, so that I could fill in under the tree with dirt and plant some of my columbine seeds ( since they are supposed to enjoy acidic soil). you can see, I may never be able to do so...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Go Drew!

She was so excited when it was her turn to throw the ball in!
That's my girl! Positioning the ball to kick a goal!

Drew has made a total of 4 goals in her first 3 games, and is doing such a good job staying on the ball. So much so that she tries too hard to play goalie when she should be on the ball guiding it to the opposing teams goal! She definitely has defense down. That's my Drew!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Mine Giggles!

I took the kids to the video store to rent a movie tonight. Ofcourse EVERYONE wants thier own movie, Beau is grabbing Bob the Builder off the shelf, Drew has Aladdin, and Leah is holding the Wiggles up to me while Grace hands me Herbie. I quickly let them know I am NOT renting any more than 2 movies at time. Well, ends up if you rent 3 newer releases, it's only 9.99 this week, and for each of those rentals you get a free movie from the kids older releases. So...we decided on Doogal, which was okay, but not that great...Aquamarine which we have yet to watch, and I rented Lake House... you gotta love Keanu! Beau ofcourse sticks to Bob, and Leah to Wiggles, and so as the lady is checking us through I take the wiggles from Leah to hand to the lady scan, and she starts screaming... "MINE! MINE GIGGLES! AAHHH MINE! GIGGLES!" It was so cute. The lady said, "We've had few like her!" We got home, and she refused to put it down. I had to take it from her and hide it so I could get her to bed. I feared she would chew up the outer cover, and then I would own yet another Wiggles movie.