Welcome to May ladies!!
How are you?
My Blog---K :)
...I can't believe it's May?
Christol, what a scary incident with those boys?
I hope they are able to find the culprits. That is just terrible?
Sounds like things are wrapping up for you guys with some of the activities?
Friday night I went out for drinks and some yummy appetizers with the neighbor?
We had a good time and had some good conversation?
Yesterday we got some more flowers at the Farmer's Market. The place was packed?
Today the girls and I went to Target and Lily picked out her plates and napkins for the party?
We also got the girls attending the party pajama shorts, a toothbrush, and some candy for the goody bags?
Lily had a friend over last night?
Shelly had been at a friend's house all day and then started to spend the night. She called around 9:30 and was ready to come home?
This week we have a meeting for the upcoming beach trip for Kindergarten?
Can't believe we are already in May and ready for this trip?
This year has flown by!?
Ok, all for now. Sleep well...goodd morning...or good afternoon?
...I simply cannot believe we have 3 1/2 weeks of school left?!
...this year has flown by?
...and I've been a bit emotional lately, which is quite unlike me?
...that whole toddler at Nat's 10 year old birthday party just makes me remember how MUCH I love being Natalie's mommy, and no she's not that adorable tow-headed toddler, but she's growing into an amazing young lady?
...she's got such a unique little personality, and I just love her to pieces?
...and I'm sad that Owen is almost FOUR!?!
...OMG, how did THAT happen?
...and I worry with all the ca-ca that we've been dealt in his four years (my health problems, Gerad's health problems, Natalie's heart condition, and the job crap) that I've enjoyed him as much as I should have?
...ahh...no looking back...only forward?
...but I miss those baby days when I was the biggest person in my kids' lives?
...now I have to make them pencil me in, or I don't get that one-on-one with them?
...CHristine, it's good to see you around again?
...I think of you and your buisness adventure/concerns frequently?
...I seriously think if small buisnesses can just hang in there and ride the storm out, there will be a BOOM that follows this recession?
...Carmen, thinking of you too with your back to back birthdays?
...Lauri, whatcha been up to?
...Kelley, how's it going?
...Christol, do we need to nail down the details for our arranged marriage between Max and Mariah (or Natalie, I guess...he can take his pick)
...Christine, sounds like a fun party?
...Christol, I'm glad Craig came to help?
...also glad to hear you are getting tests?
...Karol, good luck with Lily's party?
...Christine, I always had slumber parties and don't recall getting much sleep?
...Christol is right.
...I forgot to tell you where I went this weekend?
...there is a Vera Bradley place in Ft. Wayne where bil & sil live?
...every year she has this mega sale with tons of discounted merchandise?
...I went with sil on Sunday morning, the last day of the sale?
...Sunday is the day of the deepest discounts?
...I got a ton of stuff, and paid no where near the list price?
...I'm so excited?!
...and I just know Vera was there, in disguise, shopping with me?
Christine, so good to see you here?
Sending positive thoughts and encouragement for the job situation?
Also, how fun to have little kittens in your life?
Super impressed with Tavin's reading skills!!! Shelly is doing some very minor reading. I am hopeful to work a bit more with her this summer to get her where I think she should be for 1st grade?
Missi, I agree about our babies growing up! Cannot get over it. TEN!! Wow!?
Eager to see the pictures from Natalie's party?
Kelley, I feel the same way about getting the girls to bed once it's light later. John just doesn't seem to get it either?
The Vera bradley sale sounds fun. What all did you get?
Did I mention that I made another change to the girls' play area?
We took apart and threw away the daybed (donated parts of it) and replaced it with the other twin bed we had?
The daybed was a bad purchase. It was a spur of the moment buy off Craigslist and I thought it might help improve Lily's sleep issues last summer (it didn't)?
So, now Lily has a twin bed in her room and then the other one is in the play area?
And, for the first time since Shelly was born they are sleeping in their own room?
It is so weird, but it is all going fine?
I think I am starting to embrace the phases the girls go through and not stressing about them as much?
In retrospect, my worrying doesn't change things?
And my mother was not a stresser when it came to our phases (or at tleast she never showed it)?
I am working on the polka dot party and think I have most of it all ready to go?
But it looks like only one of the other girls is able to come to the party. Lily's a little bummed, but I hate to ask other girls with so little time before the party?
Also working on the bridal shower for the teacher. We are having it on Monday afternoon?
Oh, and the icky thing that happened this weekend...John found a snake curled up in the grass in our backyard! UGH!!!?
I am deathly afraid of snakes and I just about passed out?
Had drinks and apps with the neighborhood friend and all went well. It was even fun?
Ok, the girls are at horseback riding. I need to make a banner for Lily's party?
Happiness to all?
Karol,Alora invited 10 friends. We have only heard from 4 of them (the RSVP date was May 1). Out of those 4, one is a maybe (she already has 2 soccer games that day, so I HIGHLY doubt she will be there), 2 are no's. So, she currently has ONE person attending her party.:( Alora also brought up inviting other friends, but I also feel it is too short notice now. I think we will just take the girls to Dave and Busters if it is just the two of them. A carnival party isn't much fun with so few people.
I told Chance, I think this is the age when no one showed up at Kaylee's party. After that, we started doing activities as a family rather than friend parties. May be back to that for a few years with Alora, as well.
I am bummed for Lily and Alora?
How is she taking it?
Lily was sad at first, but then we talked about it and I think she felt better?
Now I have this urge to do something to make up for it, but I just don't know what to do?
I guess the bottom line is...that's life?
Both of the girls who can't come had legitimate excuses. I just feel badly for Lily?
Yet another mommy dilemma to think about?