Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Today it is not warm. It's stormy and cold and freezy. I told Ruby that she better wear pants to school because it was so cold. She looked at me and said: "uh- pants bug me."
Ruby LOVES dresses---and thats all.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Mrs Andy wrote:
After a painting "incident" (sorry, Hillary), I was trying to get paint out of Ruby's cute dress. After a few minutes of scrubbing, Ruby very politely asked,"Teacher, is this going to take a long time? Because this is kinda boring."
PS with a little help from the Felz-Naptha soap, the paint came right out. That stuff saves my laundry all the time.
PPS You can buy it at Macey's grocery store in the laundry aisle. It is just a bar soap wrapped in paper.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Yesterday morning (or rather in the middle of the night when Max was leaving for work) I told Max that I was mad at him. I was teasing because I had had a dream that he was being mean to me and when that used to happened I would wake up and be mad at him for reals. I am way more grown up now and would never be serious mad at him for something I dreamed. All he said was "of course" and left for work. That guy's crabby in the middle of the night. I was too tired and sleepy to explain, so he didn't know I was dream mad at him and now apparently we are fighting.
How do you make up from a dream fight?
The girls have the day off of school today. This morning I suggested all sorts of fun stuff for us to go do. They didn't want to do any of it. I guess we are staying home. Boring for me.
That'll be all.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Yesterday, I spend all of my "alone time" (while Ruby was at school) at two different grocery stores spending most of my grocery money on their "Case Lot" sales. I don't have meat, milk or bread but man, do I have oodles of green beans, cream of chicken soup, evaporated milk (oh I guess I do have milk) and tuna fish. Buying the cases of canned goods isn't the hard part, the hard part is putting it all away. Which means hauling it all down stairs to our food storage room and trying to find spots for it all. Organized spots so that when I send anyone besides me down to get something, they can find it. I was POOPED. And grumpy. Yesterday was also one of those days that you feel like you have been running and running all day and by dinner you realize you haven't done a dang thing.
Plus, I had little children talking non-stop - all day - at my face. They were saying things like: "now what can I do?" and "can I watch something?"
I was Grumpy.
But not anymore.
Today is Activity days, so I'll have eight crazy nine year old girls at my house all afternoon.
I predict, I may be grumpy later.
After that I am going out with my friend Jimi. Which makes me very un-grumpy. We are going to dinner and a movie, The Time Traveler's Wife, which is apparently a cry your eye balls out movie.
A roller coaster of emotions, I tell you.
We'll see how tomorrow goes.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Maddy's best friend Bailey wasn't at school one day last week. So the next day I asked Maddy where she had been? Maddy said she didn't know because they aren't allowed to talk during school. I said, why didn't she ask her when she first got to school - before the bell rang. Maddy said they aren't allowed. They are suppose to start on their morning work as soon as they get in class.
AP Forth Grade.
They have to have good posture in class, it is called "learning position". They have spelling, math and reading homework every night- even on weekends. The spelling is not just reciting and writing the words down, no, she has about 8 different
The math is suppose to take 10 minutes (or so her teacher says). If you are Maddy and your dad (who is no math dummy) is helping you, it talks about an hour some days. JUST FOR MATH.
The reading part is lame too. Not only does she have them read for 20 minutes (which is no biggie) but she has -again- given them
Apparently she's in AP Forth Grade.
As for Ruby
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I love them too.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Shan is a VERY popular Jr high teacher in Payson. She wanted to go party with all the onions but didn't want to go by herself and see oodles of students and be the crazy weird teacher who goes to carnivals alone.
So she called me. And since I wasn't about to take my children by myself (it's true, I wouldn't have) we went together.
First, because of the parade I couldn't get across main street to her house. I probably could have but I didn't have to nerve or the skills to figure out how. So I had to park in the first available parking spot I found, which happened to practically be in another state. We had a nice long walk and met Shan at the carousel.
Where the children promptly got on- and rode with out waiting in ANY lines. All the other children were busy watching every single city royalty, dance group, old person and band march the parade. The parade is really not that fun. Maddy even said.
My camera is too slow, so here is a horse bum picture. After we ate and rode some rides and ate some more, we walked to Shan's house, which is about one whole block from the fun. Our plan was to walk to her house, and she would drive us to our car, which I wasn't exactly sure of its location. When we got to her house, her neighbors were having a party and her car was totally blocked in the driveway. So we waited. And finally decided to start our trek back to (find) our car. I'm not sure if Shan was bored and knew she couldn't go anywhere in her car or she felt bad about us walking so far, but she came with us. It made for a way more funner trip. When we finally go to our car Shan promptly said: "You have a flat tire." I wish she had been kidding.
While we were waiting for Max to rescue us, we had Maddy and Ruby run around the car (which was totally safe) 10 times. Ruby about got clobbered by a truck because as soon as she saw Max pull up she bolted across the street for him. I tell you, that kid loves her dad too much- it's dangerous.
After a wash (carnie's are ick) and a rest we went back to the carnival with the Dad. The girls had decided earlier in the day that they wanted to ride the Ferris wheel with him.
After the rides, we had some YUMMY carne asada for dinner. We were at the vendor at the exact right time because they were almost out and gave us half off a second meal so they could go home. LUCKY US - it was delicious. Also, it fed all of us for less then a trip to Wendy's.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We switched pre-schools because I had heard great things about this school, lots of kids in our neighborhood were going to it, and I can carpool.
She loves school already. Yesterday she got to take a bag with 5 things in it that she loved. Of course Ruff Ruff was in there, also a glitter bouncy ball, a telescope made out of toilet paper rolls, some lip gloss and a ABC's workbook.
Maddy's preferred way to swing.
Are YOU talkin' to me?
So, last week I was on the phone with my hair stylist friend Jessica. I was watching Maddy do her hair for the day. She is (was) growing it out and we have (had) it cut in an a-line. Well, she was bobby pinning the sides back so it looked like she had short hair. I said to her "if you want your hair to look short then why don't we just cut it short?" She said "OK" and brought my my scissors. I told Jessica that I had to go. She understood.
And the AFTER. Doesn't it just suit her? Her head was born for cute sassy hair.
We also went up the canyon, for a weenie roast dinner, last weekend.
Waiting for the DOGS to cook.
Just looks like I am related to "Heed" and also that I am married to a (cute) pin head. I'm suffering with a bad picture of me because Max's picture is so cute.
Retrieving the roasted marshmallow. You would think she'd pull it closer to her. Maddy likes a challenge.
We threw chips to the squirrel that came into our "camp". All we had were Salsa Verde Doritos and they were a bit spicy. We were laughing that the squirrel was saying ( in his little squirelly voice) "ahh these are too hot, I need some water". Ruby thought that was hilarious.
Play time is OVER.