Thursday, October 2, 2008

SO Stink'n proud

As most parents do I often wonder if I am doing a good job as a parent. This week has proven that I must be doing something right at some point anyway. Beans stutters a little and we had her speech tested. The speech therapist tested her for about an hour and scored her and came in to tell me that she would see her back in 6 months for another evaluation but that she feels that Jillian is stuttering just to gather her thoughts because she has never tested a 3 yr old that scored as high as Jillian did in the language area of the test!

Alexis brings home a folder once per week with her grade average for me to sign along with all of tests. Since the first week of school she has brought home not only ALL A's but they are all 100 A's! AND today she came home with her little goodies and certificate because she was named student of the month!

It is totally wonderful to know that I have a positive impact on their early learning anyway. I guess when I told them the sky is blue, the grass is green and the definition of annoyed LOL they listened to me.

Monday, September 29, 2008

More Photos

Spent Saturday morning taking pics of the girls. We saw tons of opportunities but the skeeters and Beans stopped us LOL Beans is not much of a picture taker but likes to go along for the ride. Abby and Alexis get mad when it is time to stop. They love modeling for me! We had lots of fun!

Abby being a lake side cowgirl Alexis posing in her nifty hat

Alexis being a cowgirl

all of my girls

Wednesday is So Animated day at school for homecoming week so I made Alexis this Mad Hatter costume

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Brenda tagged me

7 Things I Plan To Do Before I Die

1. Go back to school even if it is with my children and have a career other than being a mom

2. Move away from Helena

3. Take a great relaxing vacation with no money worries

4. see and enjoy grandchildren

5. Get out of debt

6. Just be plain ol happy!

7. decide what the 7th thing will be

7 Things I Do Now

1. Be constantly entertained by things my children say or do

2. sew and paint as I can

3. be a packrat with un-needed things

4. all the family duties except earn a paycheck

5. Take photos, many, many, many, photos.

6. love my children unconditionally

7. stress A LOT

7 Things I Can't Do

1. burp

2. make bread

3. go anywhere without at least one child

4. Sleep late

5. yard work because I am scared that my kids will get hurt in the process

6. Understand why people lie even when everyone around them knows they are lying LOL

7. catch a break money wise

7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex

1. Sense of humor

2. big ol arms (like my hubbys) I like a strong man

3. smile

4. Security

5. smell

6. conversation

7. stability

7 Things That I Say Most Often

1. well son of a bitch

2. stop acting like you ain't got no home training LMAO

3. can you just give me a second please

4. move so I will stop tripping over you

5. hush, dang my ears hurt

6. I don't know why Alexis

7. stop making a mess

7 Celebrities That I Admire
I do not really admire any celebs because to me they are just people that by chance got a lucky break in life and became "CELEBRITIES"








7 Favorite Foods

1. house fried rice

2. homemade bread

3. mac and cheese

4. Liver & onions

5. fried taters

6. salad

7. greens of any kind

7 People Who Need To Do This

heck I don't think I have 7 people that even visit my blog LOL

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Changing Seasons~photo Challenge

This one was tough because we have very few things that are changing around these parts so I dug out some things that would sort of work.

The first pic is an older one that was taken in March 2008 when we had a crazy crazy crazy snow storm here. I liked the way the pine cones and branches were capped with snow in the sunlight.
This one is of my niece Dallas. I took this one about a month ago. She just began college and I was trying to depict the new road in life that she was traveling...this was sort of a shot between me and her so that she could have a reminder that it can be a beautiful road if she chooses her paths carefully.
I stacked these into a pile at James' house Wednesday evening. These Acorns are huge compared to the small ones in my back yard. These would make for some happy Squirrels and Deers.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fairy Photos

I made this fairy costume today, getting a head start on Halloween because Alexis will change her mind 5 times between now and then LOL last year she had 3 costumes. I like for them to be original so I always make their costumes. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Beans and her groceries

Jillian has cracked me up several times this weekend. This kid is serious about food! Maybe she'll be a great food critic one day LOL

She went to town with her Nanaw the other day and as she does with me she was tossing in food. Nanaw told her no several times but gave in finally Beans threw her a lil fit and Nanaw spatted her, which never happens so my understanding is she was pretty mad! When she got home I asked "why were you ugly in Wal-Mart" she said with a sigh...."I not talk about what Nanaw do to me"!

Saturday James was in town and cooked some fish , fries and hush puppies while I fixed the go withs in the house. We all immediately laughed at his hush puppies as they were lacking nearly in existence LOL they were so small! We sat them on the table and Beans was already sitting there and said "Thank you mommy, I love them.....what is em's" I nearly passed out laughing!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My mother in law and I drove into town Thursday to take all the kiddos to tae kwandoand as we were leaving the parking lot of a local shopping area I looked up the highway straight into this beautiful sky shot. I loved how the rays of sun beam up towards Heaven! Alexis is particularly fond of these odd but beautiful findings in the sky as she says they are the works of her pawpaw Norman that is in Heaven.