Thursday, December 20, 2007
And here is the after party... it was a lot of fun to be with the families from his class. What a great bunch of kids!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Christmas Get to Know me
1. wrapping paper or gift bags? I love wrapping paper so much fun to tear off ...
2. real or fake tree? Fake, fake and more fake. I love the ones that come pre-light how nice and easy to clean up is that?
3. when do you put up the tree? The day after Thanksgiving. It is a tradition that I love... turn in the christmas music eat leftovers and decorate
4. when do you take the tree down? January 1st (or 2nd depending on how tired I am from the night before festivities)
5. do you like eggnog? Not really but this woman at work puts 1/2 eggnog 1/2 sprite and I could at least stomach it...
6. favorite gift received as a child? There are so many favorites but probably one of my favorites was a giant teddy bear. That was awesome.
7. do you have a nativity scene? I have three actually, two breakables that Sam is not to touch and one little people one that Sam can play with all he wants
8. hardest person to buy for? PRobably my dad. I wish I could get him all the cool electronics and gadgets that men like but those are expesive, it is hard to find a cool man present that is cheap.
9. easiest person to buy for? Sam - kids are always easy
10. worst christmas gift you ever got? I can't actually think of the worst present, I don't think I have received a worst present ... lucky me.
11. mail or email christmas cards? both, I love to mail cards and receive them but I want to send to many that I email as well...
12. favorite christmas movie? Probably Christmas Story ... it is funny.
13. when do you start shopping for christmas? I like to start early last year I was completely done by December 1st, this year I haven't bought a thing... when am I going to do it!!! AHHHHH
14. have you ever recycled a christmas present? Nope
15. favorite thing to eat at christmas? fudge. I am not really a fudge person but this guy at work mades the best fudge ever. Honest, he should sell the stuff because it is GOOD.
16. clear lights or colored on the tree? I currently have clear lights but next year we are making the jump to colored
17. favorite christmas song? in the bleak midwinter. My good friend Mike Vance game me a cd with that song it many years ago and I still love it. Second (and the one I love to sing the most) Silent Night
18. travel at christmas or stay home? I hate to travel period so we are lucky that our family is mostly in Utah
19. can you name all of santa's reindeers? I just tried and I can't ... oh well...
20. angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. open the presents christmas eve or morning? We usually open one present on Christmas Eve and then the rest in the morning.
22. most annoying thing about this time of year? Cold. Wish I was visiting my friends in Australia about now...
23. what i love most about christmas? Everything, the lights, the love, the family, the joy, just the feeling in the air.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Thanks for all your support.
Sam's teacher called me last night to tell me this funny story. She was up on a stool putting Christmas stuff up and she slipped and fell off (now this isn't a high stood it is about 1 foot off the ground kid stood). And Sam started to laugh and she said Sam that isn't very nice I might have hurt myself. Sam said, "Sorry Miss Jeddah but come on, it was a little bit funny" and held his fingers out showing a little bit. She said it was so funny if she had been standing on the stood she would have fallen off again from laughing.
We are having a great start to the holiday season. Hope you are too.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wish me luck!!!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Yup that is sweet. I am seriously running out of steam so hopefully I will get a second wind so I can finish. My goal was to reach 30,000 this weekend but this will have to do as I am very tired and my wrists are starting to hurt particularly the one that is supposed to be braced which never is ... I am asking for trouble. Not that any of the words are very good. Don't get me wrong I love my story and the characters and the world I created but sometimes you just write for the words so when this is all said and done there will be a serious amount of editing to do. I must say I am having a great time.
Thanks for the support!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thanks for the support!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thanks for the support!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Well to finish off the craziness of the day I got a flu shot and my arm is sore. Ouch!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Thanks to EVERYONE for making my day so special.
Friday, September 28, 2007
We were walking through the woods and we saw something shiny. We looked down and there were many colored keys. We picked up the keys because we knew they were magical. We walked in the woods and came to a shiny silver gate. What key do we use? The silver key. We used the silver key and went through the gate.
We walked though the woods. We came to a black gate. Can we use the silver key? No! The black key. We used the black key and went through the gate.
We walked through the woods. We came to a pink gate. Can we use the silver key? No! Can we use the black key? No. The pink key. We used the pink key and went through the gate.
We walked through the woods. We came to a blue gate. Can we use the silver key? No! Can we use the black key? No! Can we use the pink key? No! The blue key. We used the blue key and went through the gate.
We walked through the woods. We came to a rainbor gate. Can we use the silver key? No! Can we use the black key? No! Can we use the pink key? No! Can we use the blue key? No. The RAINBOW KEY! Yes! Yes! Yes! We used the rainbow key and found rainbow castle and then we went swimming.
The End ...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Yesterday at school he fell down and got a cut on his lip and then later right at the end of his soccer game he fell again and reopened the wound. His lips are going to be one big puff of scar tissue if he keeps this up. We had a great time at his game. He gets along really well with his teammates and I have started making friends with a few of the other soccer moms.
So ANTM (Americas Next Top Model) started last week and all who know and love me KNOW that I love it. I haven't picked a favorite yet but I am excited about the show. However, I do not let it get in my way of having correct priorities ... tonight ... only the second show and I am going visiting teaching instead of watching the show ... whew. Course I will watch the rerun so I won't miss out. I also love other top models ... Britians ... do they have one in Australia? That would be cool.
Oh and there is another thing Sam is thirsty for ... WATERMELON ... yum...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Last night's game was much better. My parents were able to attend with Sam and they said he had a lot of fun and that is what it is all about. Two kids were missing from his team so played most of the game and they said he was right in there trying to kick the ball. So fun!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sam got so mad at this guy who kept telling his daughter that is was a lizard. He was like man are you crazy does that look like a lizard to you, cause man you are wrong ... "it is a crocodile". It was so funny he kept saying that every time the man would say lizard. Finally he went up to the guy and pointed at it and said "crocodile"...
Here is Sam with a baby dinosaur. We walked around and saw all the dinosaurs and then we were parched...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
So my favorite summer show ended So You Think You Can Dance … well I know I can’t dance but I enjoy watching other people get their groove on and this season was very groovy. Sam would watch with me and we would dance around the room with the people. Getting in a little exercise while watching television is always a good thing, I took away from the show two new favorite songs both by the same artist Timbaland’s Apologize (featuring One Republic) and The Way I Are (featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E.). The first one was a contemporary dance with my second favorite guy dancer Danny and Anya and the other was a Hip Hop with my favorite guy Neil and my sister’s favorite girl, Lauren. Now just a word of caution I purchased these songs but I got the clean version … so friends and family if you decide to ‘listen’ to what I am listening to make sure it is clean ‘cause I only listen to that which is clean!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
During the rest of her stay we did the usual touristy things, ate lots of delicious food and played lots of cards and watched a couple of movies (hey it was hotter than Hades here!). I also got her addicted to one of Sam favorite computer games. Lego Fever. She will tell you it is addicting. You start off playing because Sam wants you too and then before you know it you are sneaking upstairs to see if you can pass just one more level. Happily Marie passed all the levels the day before she left and beat me to winning the whole game. Now Sam wishes she were here to play with him.
Alas I have no pictures of the Fourth of July festivities (which is sad considering how festive we looked) but I will post some new and updated pictures soon.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Sam is one smart kid. Sometimes he just doesn’t want to go to daycare, which I can understand because sometimes I just don’t want to go to work. But the other day when we were driving to work Sam made me laugh and laugh. I wish as a reward for being so witty we could have stayed home. We were driving and Sam said, “Mommy you are so tired, so, so tired. We need go home.” I looked in the rear view mirror and he was smiling so big. I just laughed. ~ Aug 2005
I read in a magazine once that you should get down on your child’s level when you are disciplining them for a couple of reasons. One it puts you at their level so that you don’t scare them or seem threatening and second you can look them in the eye and really communicate (really communicating with a two year old is a misnomer … completely impossible). But I wanted to be a good parent, so one day Sam got into a little trouble and I was angry and I thought about this article. So I squatted down to get onto his level, right when a bent my knees he bent his knees and squatted with me. I stood up and he stood up, I squatted down, he squatted. Up, down, up, down. I forgot what I was angry about; he was no longer in trouble. ~ Jan 2005
Kids are funny. The other day Sam came running into the kitchen yelling he had lost his guy. Right as the words spilled out of his mouth I knew I was in trouble. How was I to know which guy was which guy and who exactly was I looking for in Sam’s mass stores of toys. I went upstairs and started pulling out every ‘guy’ I could find. I found Spiderman. No not the guy we were looking for this day. I found the bus driver for his yellow bus that sings, and no it was not the guy. I pulled out every person-like toy I could find. Each time getting a look from Sam that was both exasperated and flabbergasted, he kept looking at me like, “how could you possibly think that is the guy”. Finally I looked under his bed and there was this ‘guy’ that goes on the building blocks, he looks like a construction worker. Sam was angry with him earlier because his hat wouldn’t come off. But he was it. He was the guy. That time anyway. ~ April 2005
Sam is a rough a tumbly boy. He already has his fair share of cuts, bruises and thankfully no breaks, but every once in a while he shows a much softer side. After one of those days that just seemed like it would never end I was at the end of my rope. I sat down and cried. Sam watched me from across the room for a moment and then put down his army truck, walked over, put his hand on my knee and frankly said, “Do you need a hug.” I couldn’t help but laugh and grabbed him in a huge bear hug. ~ Aug 2005
I try to teach Sam thrift. We were at the store the other day and he wanted to buy a large remote control truck that cost around one hundred dollars. I tried to explain to Sam that we could not buy it because mommy did not have the money for toys like that right now. He looked me straight in the eye and said, “Mommy, just use my money.” I had to try so hard not to laugh because I think he was serious. Exactly where he is getting all his money I don’t know. But he still has it because we did not buy the truck. ~ Jul 2005
Another money story staring Sam, my friend Nichole and I had gone to Target to finish up the last details we needed to make our employee Christmas gifts. As we were walking Sam found a toy train just sitting in the isle and decided that it was his. He was carrying it around. I looked down at him and said, “who is going to buy that?” If only I could have had a camera. The look on his face was a mix of shock and determination. The look said, “You, of course.” (Side note: We did not buy it!) Nov 2005
I was feeling a little sick the other day so I was lying on the couch. Sam went and got me a blanket and put it on me and then sat by me and rubbed my leg. Then he said, “I get medicine.” I heard him rumagging around in the fridge and he came back with a diet soda. I guess that is a bit like my medicine. ~ Oct 2005
Once again Sam decided that he did not want to go to daycare. He came and climbed in bed with me and every time I would get out of bed he would say, “Go bed mommy.” Then he would snuggle up close. I didn’t want to go to work that day either. ~ Sep 2005
Sam is very into dragons lately. Yesterday when we were driving in the car he was looking at the factories near our house and they will billowing steamy clouds and Sam gasped and said, “look at the dragons, mommy”. He sees dragons in the clouds too. Of course I have learned that dragons are nice. Good thing, he sees them everywhere! ~ Jan 2006
Sam loves to go shocking. Shocking for food, shocking for clothes, shocking for toys, I love it when he wants to go shocking. I just wish I had more shocking money. ~ Jan 06
Sam’s birthday is today and last night I gave him his present from me. I asked him if he wanted his birthday present and he said, “get my birthday out of the car.” I had no idea that he knew that is where I hid it. So we went right out to the car he went back to the truck and when I opened it he knew exactly which corner it was in. Amazing. ~ 27 Jan 06