Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Update:

Bug's first day of school went o.k.

I went to pick him up from school (I only do this on his 1st day) and I ran into his teacher. She said that he had a great morning but shut down after lunch....refusing to participate in Music and Math.

huh???.....not really knowing what to say and actually kind of shocked by the whole thing, I say to her, that he may need about a week to adjust to going back to school......

we get home and Bug and I talk about it.

I also get a note in his take home folder saying..

"Samuel would not participate in music this afternoon. That carried over into math. The first part of the day was great though."

He says he doesnt want to go to 1st grade anymore (what?!?!)......and that he wants to stay home with me. (nice try dude)...

After talking for 20 minutes about his day...

I figure out it could be one of 2 things.....he shut down because either...

1.) He was scolded/corrected by his new teacher, and Bug being as sensitive as he is, gets VERY upset if he is reprimanded for anything...ESPECIALLY by people he isnt familiar with.

OR

2.) He saw his best friend Nicholas on the playground after lunch, and figured out that they werent in the same 1st grade class (oh the horror!)....

Either way, we talked about how important it was for him to be in school, and how I would ALWAYS be home waiting for him to get off the bus...no MATTER WHAT! We also talked about how when HE has a bad day at school, does he think it makes ME want to go and do something fun with him? And what kind of affect it has on me and Daddy. He understood and said he would try harder Tues.

And he came back with this note on Tues:

"Great day today!! Samuel was right on track today! BIG improvment."

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! (:P)

I WAS a tad worried....but I think it is just an adjustment he needs to make...after all...

I KNOW I am wonderful to be around 24/7.....but son.......you HAVE to go to school! :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

1st day of 1st Grade...

As you can tell he is VERY excited to go...I think mostly to show off his "speed racer" shirt and shoes....(he picked them out himself and had a hard time deciding between this shirt and a Super Mario shirt....in then end he went with the shirt that matched his shoes...LOL...now he says "I'm a full speed racer and no one can stop me right mom?")


*sigh* I just can't believe it!


I am a ball of mixed emotions right now! I am so excited for him. SUPER proud. very nervous. kinda nostalgic. kinda anxious. hmmmmmm... and a few more I can think of, but won't bore you with.
(walking into school)


I am sad too. Because he is a "boy" now. Not my little boy. Now a true..."dont coddle him" kinda little man. hehehe Did mention that I am so proud??


Did you know he actually asked me to DROP him off. "Mom, I know where it is, and I am in 1st grade now so I can do it"

"so....you don't want me to come with you to your classroom?"

"no thanks...I can do it"

long pause.... small voice...(mine)

"but what if I wanted to go with you....would that be o.k?"

he rolls his eyes...like SERIOUSLY ROLLED HIS EYES at me.

"o.k mom"

"thanks Bug....tomorrow you can do it all by yourself.....I just want to walk with you on your first morning"

*shakes her head*
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Ah well......(:P)....I better let my little bird fly....(:D)


A bonus video on my little drama mama....enjoy!~
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TTFN!~

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wacky Wed Video

THIS will make you laugh! (unless you have no heartbeat)

HILARIOUS!! Hope it made your day as it did mine...and yes, it takes so little for me! :)




The end is the best! :) ENJOY my friends.....enjoy!~

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Just for Daddy and Nana...

Posted these JUST for you! :)

I LOVE the cheerleader outfit (THANKS Nana!!!!!)....she loves it as well, and refused to take it off for most of the day....she even insisted on her cheerleader steeler bear which she had NEVER noticed before! :)

Sure made for some cute pic's and video!

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeese!!!.....





We sure do miss you Daddy! We will see you Labor Day weekend! :) :) :)

Hopefully for the Richmond Race as well! :)

xoxoxoxo

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AND........

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Looking forward to your visit as well Nana.....Bug is SOOOO excited!! And thanks again for the wonderful care package! He LOVED getting a box in the mail...especially with all his cousins here! You are So thoughtful!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

TTFN!!~~

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm so lonesome I could....

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CRYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

The kids have all left (about an hour ago) and it's now back to just my 2 ruggies and I.
*sob sob*
It is REALLY lonely now.
I hate it.
I really liked being surrounded by the kids...planning activities, meals and such.
I want 6 more.
I think I would have them too..
if I would only win the lottery! LOL *snort*
ah well....there's always NEXT summer! *sigh*
until then! My sweet nieces and nephews...
until then.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A week full of Memories!

Between zoo trips, playground fun. walks, cooking time, swimming and everything in between.....we were some BUSY little monsters.

First off....I have to tell you who I ran into the other day...

Your NEVER going to believe this....

hold y our breath people....

wait for it..............

It's....

It's the....

Its the GLOWSTICK MAFIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woooooooooot Wooooooooooooooot!!


People....I swear this is the FIRST ever published photo of them.

First off we have the Head Honcho....The Mace


Next are his 2 side kicks..... Luigi Bug....


And Mario Bug....


These chicks are BAD Mamba Jamba's! DO NOT get in their way!.......
We have "Craaaaaaaaaazy Laina" (a.k.a Krazy Kat)....


And her sidekick....."Mean as nails Lexi"


And last but not least...the smallest member of the group....but don't let her size fool you...she'll make your ears bleed with her screech....it's The Monster...


We also decded to have a fun night with glowsticks playing ghost in the graveyard and such...we even had a thunderstorn to add to the effect. It was a blast!
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Now as with life....with the fun...comes some.."not so fun" chores....Though I have to admit....I gave the kids the OPTION of doing this to earn a sticker for their chart (they ALL wanted one like Bug's) I was surprised they ALL chose to do it...not 1 but 2 DAYS in a row. Oh, I DID hear a bit of complaining....but hey, it was tough work! They did awesome though, and I was proud! (as were they when they saw all they accomplished and then loved topping it off with a long swim in the lake!)

Started off with picking up pinecones....


Whew!....


"See I'm working Auntie Kristi"....


"Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullllllll"


Harder...harder...


That's my girl!.....


This was one of THREE piles they made...


and a video for Amber's disbelieving eyes......

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Some random shots and such....

Why are you taking a picture of me AGAIN mom?


ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...


All tuckered out.........



Heheh she LOVES this thing

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TTFN!~

P.S Alaina, thanks for the visit...you are welcome back ANY time! :)

Friday, August 08, 2008

To her little sister....

Alaina wanted to leave a video on here for her little sister after she heard that Ava was making her poor mom replay video's over and over of her while she was here. She is such a GREAT big sister!!

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Lots of Love!
Girl Time!

We decided to do some baking one day...I think it was wed....

the challenge of it all, was that the girls were to do it ON THEIR OWN.

I would supervise of course...but THEY were to make the cupcakes themselves!

Here are the pic's and video's from our "adventure"...

This is how I started them....with all the ingredients....


1st step...preheat oven...note that both of them are doing a knob each.....Alaina set it to bake...and Lexi set the temp...


Now we begin.....this is the best video..at the end you will see a creative way to crack an egg.....starring Alaina! :)
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Next comes the mixing....again..note the great teamwork!...
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Before the swirl....




swirl....swirl....


Getting them ready to pop in the oven..
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A batch of the finish product.....By Alaina and Lexi....MADE ALL BY THEMSELVES


AND BOY WERE THEY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The girls playing beauty salon....I even had my hair done by the world famous stylist Madam Alaina...she did a classic Princess Jasmine style on me....wish I had thought to takea pic...


Swimming after a hard day of baking and styling....


Cheeeeeeeeeeeese....I'm out ya' ALL!


P.S Amber....be sure and come back for a video made just for Ava...from Alaina....I will post it soon! See you tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Drama,... Fun,....and more fun!!!

We have been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY the last 3 days or so...going to places like the zoo, playgrounds, and on walks!

The ruggies have all been sleeping in a tent in the living room (with the exception of the Drama Queen)...I'll have to post a picture. They have gotten into a nightly routine of dinner, clean-up time, set up tent, pop popcorn (kettle, chedder AND regular), and settle in for a movie.

Around 10-10:30 they are all tuckered out and actually ASK for the movie to be turned off so they can go to bed! :P


Anyway.....let me start everything (the pics and video's) with the REASON Drama Mama was NOT in Popo's birthday video/song.....

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Need I say more? LOL

ANYWAY....we have been spending lots of time in the lake. The kids cant seem to get enough! AND they actually got me to go in (well sit in a tube anyway! LOL...hey.. steps, people...steps!)


Lexi enjoying the day!



Mason...sad..he has to go in time out for pushing matthew into the shallow end where the muck is....


Lexi....such a cutie!...


Hi Mom and Dad!....(Amber and Octavio)



Hi mom....



Yesterday, since I did not have Angelina (yes that would make 7 kids for me on mon, wed, and fri)....we hit the zoo for some fun....boy was it HOT!

The kids enjoying their ice cream...


Mmmmm...


Group Shot....minus me of course...


I love the frog exhibit....of course Hannah was in our thoughts!....


SOOOOOO blue~...


Cooling off at the mister....


Ahhhhhh.....


Lexi and Drama Mama...


Matthew and Bug....peace...well kind of.


Seeing how to turn your energy into electricity...
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Drawing/Painting on the walls......in the kid zone...


Lexi wrote this for me....


Always climbing SOMETHING!....


Checking out the map....he wanted to see the Red Wolves soooo bad!...


Lexi and Alaina....




Mason at the top...grrrrrrrrrrrrrr....


Mason found one of these bug things....he could "play" it! LOL...check it out...
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My sweetie!...



At the end of the zoo you take a tram back to the beginning (its like a 2 mile walk) ...another thing I found I liked at this zoo besides the free roaming habitat..is the fact that they use veg oil to fuel the buses/trams!...







And last but not least.....THIS is how the zoo trip ended as we rode the tram back.....
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My love to you all!~


I'm OUT!