Wednesday, November 18, 2009

thankful: 11/18

for not losing my patience today when sofia refused to get out of the car, refused to put on her shoes and refused to get up off the parking lot floor when we took the kids to ccd tonight.  but i am really thankful that when we got home she apologized, hugged me and gave me a kiss without any prompting.  ahh, patience really does work.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

thankful: 11/17

for eating out nights that benefit the preschool.  first because it means i don't have to cook.  but i love when they put these events together and we get to eat with our friends and teachers and the school gets something in return.  tonight it was at the habit, a hamburger joint in our area.  and it was a reunion of old weekday friends and new cha friends.  we are thankful for the wonderful people we have met along the way.

Monday, November 16, 2009

thankful: 11/14-16

we had a lot to be thankful for over the weekend.

visiting angela and mike's new home.  it is REALLY nice.  my favorite part is the kitchen.  it will be a fun place to cook and celebrate.

visiting our old town.  we were in burbank early for some car repair and had breakfast at one of our favorite spots.  taking the kids back to burbank is always fun.  they get to see where bobby grew up and the city where jordan was born.

creative preschool teachers.  sofia's classroom was transformed into a forest today.  trees, sawdust, a tent, campfire and even styrofoam marshmallows.  it was so fun to bring snack in today and see the kids listening to a story and singing campfire songs.  i love this school too!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

thankful: 11/13

thankful for parent teacher conferences.  i have 3 of them today.  yes, even sofia has one.  hoping to learn something interesting about each of them.  i know in the end i will feel reassured that my kids are smart, well adjusted, good people.  can i ask for more?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

thankful: 11/12

for alternative medicine or whatever works for you.  i had accupuncture today for my hands, and shoulders.  it's a long story but between the accupuncture and many, many massages it will get better. i found the process interesting but not magical.  i definitely feel better and hope that tomorrow will be even better.  but if this doesn't work it's off to a hand surgeon and i will be thankful for that too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


loving this idea.  and since my word for the year is gratitude i thought this would be the perfect time and place to share what i am grateful for today. 

1.  my daughter who sits through any meeting i drag her too.  and she gives me the perfect excuse to leave when things are getting drawn out.

2. my kids' report cards.  they came home today and we could not be more proud of them.

3. last night's thanksgiving dinner.  i have made a tradition of making a thanksgiving dinner before thanksgiving.  (and by making i mean stove top, boxed mashed potatoes, canned cranberries and a jar of gravy. hey, i'm not superwoman.  but i did roast a 3 pound turkey breast for 2 hours and i made a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, so that has to count for something.) that way when it is the real thanksgiving we, i, don't feel like i have to eat everything because we only get it once a year.  and there are leftovers too, which means turkey paninis for dinner tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

life and planning

this is a random post of things happening around here.

we are  . . .

still playing with legos.  i don't think they will every get old around here.  considering bobby still loves them we won't be getting rid of them anytime soon.  i just wish i could be this talented.  i can make a very tall tower.

being silly.  but is that a surprise?  we have parent teacher conferences this week and i can't wait to hear what his teachers have to say.  i've been told that he is quite the funny man in class.  i love that they appreciate that about him but are also ready to calm him down when needed.  


standing on our head.  i should really look into gymnastic class for her.  she loves twirling and tumbling and can almost do a handstand by herself.  don't worry grandmas, we are there to catch her, most of the time.

she also loves wearing her tap shoes around the house.  click, clack all day long. 

her teacher conference is this week too.  kind of funny.

getting ready for christmas.  bobby and i had some free time on sunday thanks to grandma and grandpa tom.  we couldn't decide on a movie, he wanted district 9, i wanted this is it and precious wasn't playing close to home.  so we had coffee and started planning our christmas.  we made lists, looked at gift ideas online and even, sort of, decided we want to have a little christmas party.  it feels good to be on our way to an organized holiday season.  we even decided on our christmas cards.  yah for that.

i'm still working on grandparent's day but i am also getting started on my december daily album.  this will be my third year making a daily album all about our christmas season.  i love pulling out these books every year and looking at all of things that we are involved with.  but the most special thing of all is taking a few minutes everyday to think about the everyday that makes this time so special.  i feel like because of this i enjoy and cherish the season even more.

think about taking a few moments each day during december to think about, write or photograph something that makes christmas special to you.  i think you will be surprised at what you can capture.  and if you want to be inspired look here.

have a good week.

Monday, November 2, 2009

a sick but happy halloween

yes we were sick.  who knows if it was the swine flu or not.  The kids missed a few days of school.  i didn't have time to be sick.  i was helping with the halloween carnival.  so i waited until friday afternoon to get it.  and i'm really trying to get over it but it's not going well.

so we had the carnival at school on friday and it was a success, even if we didn't win the raffle for the apple laptop.  the boys couldn't come until later because they were on 24 hour fever free watch.  but they made it in time for lunch and a few carnival games.  unfortunately this is the only picture i have of sofia in her costume.  she came down with a fever on saturday and was too sick to join in the festivities.

bobby worked so hard on those costumes and the kids loved them.  pretty cool, huh?

we went to kernville on friday afternoon.  we had been told that it was so much fun, really small town, community feel.  and it was.  unfortunately i was sick and then sofia got sick.  but the boys were able to go trick or treating and enjoy the night.  they got a lot of comments about their costumes.  we had a barbecue and passed out halloween candy.  it was pretty cool.  check out the cute pumpkins they carved.

sunday morning we came home because jordan had his last swim meet.  he was tired, getting over being sick and really not in the mood to swim, but he managed to win three trophies in the three races he was in.  this guys is a superstar.  the coach asked him to join the club team which would involve year round swimming.  he's thinking about it.  maybe after basketball.

so everyone went to school today.  i am trying to stay awake.  and i have another event this month.  i am chairing our annual grandparent's day at school.  the invitations went out last week and i have a committee meeting tomorrow to get organized.  looking forward to thanksgiving this year and of course i am thinking about christmas.  see there is no time to be sick.

hope everyone had a happy halloween.