Friday, May 29, 2009

My little Red, he is a nut let me tell you...takes after his is yard day for the men...I am avoiding the yard like the plague.  Inside mine...outside his...right?  :)

Anyway....Little Red hates loud noises like the weed eater and mower.  I mean he loathes them...

So he doesn't want to go outside...but Bubba is get the picture...

After t-ball yesterday I told the boys I would take the out to eat as a treat.  Being their treat I told them they could pick.  Taco Bell it is!!!!  LOL.  We get there an Bug spies the Volcano taco on the picture menu.  We have lovingly nick-named little red the volcano.  Because he is just that at times.  When he explodes he really explodes...and it usually builds and you can see it coming.  LOL.  So anyway back to Taco Bell.  Bug sees this Taco and decides we should get one for little red because, of course, he is Volcano...we then decided it would probably be a little to spicy for  Then they come up with the "red taco" name.  Little red is a "red taco" when he is mad and a "cool taco" when he is "cool" - as he terms it.  LOL.

What a nut!

He was a red taco a few moments ago which reminded me that I needed to record these precious boy moments.  

We are full swing in t-ball now - Bug is loving the game...hating the shoes.  LOL.  They are supposed to wear I buy him cleats.  But being Bug he hates shoes and doesn't like the way they feel on his feet - they aren't tight enough...they slip...they poke get the picture.  But once he got out there he had a ball.  He was hitting great and playing first baseman.  He did awesome.  The team is learning to stop the ball, throw to first, throw to the pitcher and then home.  

Little Red is currently in Charlie's old doghouse.  LOL.  Thank goodness Dad cleaned it out today.  :)

Bug is sword fighting in the backyard.  I wonder if they give fencing classes at five?  LOL.  Sign 'em up!

Well all for now...It's our crazy life!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Great Memorial Day around here. We had a "normal" day overall. We made a trip to town this morning with BJ to get a bat for ball practice and milk. Stopped for a treat of popcorn and coke at the Target snack bar, then got gas and headed home for lunch. We completed school late this afternoon, but got it done! Woo-Hoo! The kids did a foot soak in Epson salt water...Little Red had a thorn in his foot that we have been working on for three days! I have tried everything I could think of. I picked up a drawing salve at Target today and some pointy tweezers. When he fell asleep tonight - I picked again and wah-lah! I got it out! Yeah!!!!

Bug will be finishing Kindergarten in late June. I hope to have a graduation party in July. Milestones... :(

We have a kitty hanging around. I am super excited. I don't have a picture of her yet, but I will soon! :) She is black, white and orange calico. I think she is one of the many that our neighbors across the road have hanging out at their house. (They have a million or so cats.) But she has been hanging around because we feed the birds in our backyard and we have a lot! So I figured out she was hunting. Uh-Oh. NO HUNTING MY BIRDS CALLI!!!! :) So we picked up a bag of kitty cat food at Target. LOL. BJ keeps telling me not to get attached. But I just can't help it. She is so pretty and I just love kitty's! She has let me pet her a few times although she is very skiddish of fast movement and kids. LOL. BJ is afraid the coyotes will get her, but I am less convinced. She was born out here and knows the area and has made it thus far, so I hope she will keep her eyes peeled for coyotes! I would be sad if she disappeared. I can do the "cat talk" to her and she just rubs around and meows at me. My girl kitty Taffy Nicole used to do the same thing. :)

Mom and Dad have three kittens under their barn. Two solid white and one gray. I told mom the gray one is mine. I hope they will go out and mess with them so they won't be wild. I want gray kitty to grow a little so I can convince BJ to let me bring it home.

First Steps is coming to an end tomorrow. BJ has training so I had to take off work tomorrow to keep the kids. Thursday is our last day. I will miss the kiddos!

This summer will be crazy for sure! We are starting baseball this week which will be fun. I am signing Bug up for a kids mission project for the summer - I think he will like that! We also have VBS lined up, swim lessons and a family reunion in Arkansas. It will be crazy at best. LOL.

Well I better get back to homework... :) My life these days...

I'm a toon! LOL

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Okay so it  has been waaaaayyyy crazy around our house lately...what is new right?

I am plowing forward with three new classes:  one is simply a test to follow up the last class I completed - I am scheduled to take it Friday May 29th; another is reading and language arts; and the other is instructional planning.  For the reading and language arts class I am working with a 2nd grade class at Wedgeworth Elementary - I have been going in and observing the class as well as presenting various lessons.  It has been a lot of fun but hectic.  The teacher in the room is spectacular and I just love working with her and her kiddos.  I am due to present two more times in the next two weeks and then I will be through until fall.  Well maybe....I am trying to set up with a third grade class so that I can complete one more presentation before school is out for this year. In the fall I will be back at it again...observing and presenting for other classes.  This summer will be filled with video observations, essays, lesson plans and various other stuff that must be done! UGH!

Yesterday BJ and I got a wild hair and decided to finally get the garden completed.  Oh my!  We had started various seeds and plants in pots on the back porch and knew it was either put them in the ground or give  So he and the boys dropped me off at Wedgeworth for a presentation and they went to Home Depot to rent a tiller.  We got back to the house and spent 6 hours working in the garden...tilling...weeding....filling beds...planting...  I began to wonder if it would ever end.  LOL...But it is done and it is beautiful.  We planted corn, Lima beans, onions, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, jalapenos and 56 tomato plants.  LOL...can you believe that.  The broccoli from last year actually seeded and began to grow on it's we have about a dozen broccoli out there as well.  We haven't put the bricks around them come.  LOL.  We are also planning to put a bed at the end with cantelope, squash and cucumbers.  BJ learned this way that you grow them up a fishing line...we are going to try it!  :)   We are looking forward to gardening.  LOL.

Here are some pics...  the tomatos are at the top, the box inthe very back of that pic has the carrots, potatoes and corn...below on the left is the pepper bed and on the right is the broccoli and the bed behind it has the onions and limas.

Although last night we were exhausted when we got in.  We all showered and cleaned up...ate...and fell out.  LOL.  I got a sunburn on my arms and neck.  Not too bad, but enough to know it is there.

The boys had fun...and we took some great pictures of them in the garden and in the backyard.  It was an awesome day for the sprinkler...I will email them out soon.  I may need a reminder.  LOL.

Anyway...Papa J and Uncle Phillip came to visit today - so we are enjoying time with them.  They boys all just loaded up to run to Maypearl for gas.  BJ is mowing the neighbors lawn and ran out of gas.  LOL.  First he broke a belt on the mower...had to get a new one when he returned the tiller...then ran out of gas.  LOL.  What a day!

Well, all for now...