Saturday, November 28, 2009

Joy is...

...waking up and laying in a warm warm bad, covers pulled up over your head! I laid in bed I thought of an amazing necklace bracelet combo to create.

...getting up and sketching said necklace combo and loving it even more than what I imagined it to be.

...getting on the Publix scale and finding I weigh 9 pounds less than I had imagined.

...having Christmas shopping 75% done!

...having spent a wonderful thanksgiving with family I love and cherish!

Mmmmm...nothing better than a couple of roasted beasts to get my mouth watering!
Jay LOVED pumpkin pie!
The children had a ball playing indoors and outdoors in Ocala!
This is baby's 3rd Thanksgiving bib! Each year they scratch out one number and put the next!
The dreaded kids table was one of the better tables to sit.
The hosts of the day!
The folks enjoying their meals!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Birthdays to Basketball to Present

Life is good, and busy, and full of fun!
I brought home "Froggy" from school. He is the class mascot and needed a bath! Jay took an immediate liking to him and I can't very well blame him!He tells the best secrets and stories about all his adventures with my students at their house on the weekends.
Jacob captured a few shots of The baby and Michael and me. However, we got to laughing about how Michael smiles and that it looks like he has slight constipation. It makes me laugh because he has the most beautiful smile...when someone isn't asking him to smile! :o)
To make it fair, I placed a weirdo pic of me here!

Jacob has been playing basketball for a couple weeks now and he is getting better each week. No points the first week, 4 points the second week. Considering their final score in the second game was 15, he is doing well. hahaha

Jay loves playing outside! He would be outside all day if he could be.
I have been craving two things prior to my birthday. PR's mexican and Starbucks Caramel Macchiato's. I managed to get both in on my birthday weekend!
Jay got to play at Denning Park in Winter Park after we ate. He had a ball!

Then, here is me...on the dreaded 39th!

See how I feel about it here: The Fall Season of my life!

And then I have this precious child to remind me I am young and still alive!
Not to be left alone as a mother for even a second, I had the wonderful pleasure of overseeing Jacob's 2nd science fair project. This year it was about rust! Iodized salt water and regular water each holding a nail. Which do you think rusted first???????
School has been a flurry of learning and native american projects!
Legend water painting:
Book created to hold all of the information we have gathered.
Oh, yeah...then there was that fun afternoon we had Friday before thanksgiving! We did some fun projects!
Turkey Oreo:
Thankful headband:
Turkey Pine Cone:
Oh and another native american project.
The Northwestern Native American Totem Pole:
Oh, yes...Jay loves Froggy!
Might even get him potty trained before going back to school. Froggy that is;Jay has NOOOO desire yet!
Froggy needs fed!
Jay realizing he forgot froggy as he was off to the park!
Playing at the park on the climbing wall.
Down the slide...smiling the whole way and coming out looking like this each time!
Then discovering how fun a fire hydrant can be! I photoshopped a barrier out of the background...could you tell?

Thanksgiving Day is a hop and skip away...Christmas a hop, skip, and jjump away. I asked the children what they wanted for Christmas this year...other than video games! They himmed and hawed. I said, I think we need to get back to the real meaning of Christmas this year...I am getting you gold, frankencense, and myrrh.

Wow! Time does fly. I believe their is like 39 days left in this year.
So much has passed since I last blogged. I suppose I have been busy!

PS: I have a daughter too if your wondering. She doesn't like her pic taken and also the pics I WOULD have, would have her with a sour look on her face as she is going through a phase...which I am working on breaking her of!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My relaxing weekend and The Old Ceremony!

My biggest outing this weekend was the grocery store! I actually enjoyed cleaning my house(that is just after Michael took Jay to the store for a bit to pick up some odds and ends). I even used Old English on all my wood furniture. I love that stuff! The smell, why it brings back memories from my childhood!

The weather here is fabulous! It was in the high 70's today and breezy.
We grilled out last night and had a beef tenderloin. It was delicious!

Jay is getting more verbal, if you understand 2 year old gibberish. He's two...I still can't seem to believe it. Where did time go?
He loves to play outside and begs us every chance he gets to go out. Then cries when it is time to get in. We can trick him in...I know, "bad mom"...allow him to ring the doorbell and then open the door. For whatever reason, he walks right in. No tears, no fears!

I am reading The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in 1938.

I know I know I know...I should have had this read years ago. But, I never had to for school. I am going to be so sad when it is over! I get the feeling I am going to be so sad before it is over actually.

Do you have another classic in mind that I should pick up and read? If so, leave me a comment!

By the way...have you heard this song before???

It is called Talk Straight by The Old Ceremony. I absolutely love this song! You can check out their website here! Michael and I had the pleasure of hearing them live in Orlando a few weeks ago! You may be wondering why I was downtown on a school night listening to a band until after 11 pm...Michael's cousin is the drummer! Their music is amazing. They are out of North Carolina and are just finishing up a year tour. Be sure and check when they will be in your neck of the woods and GO SEE THEM! They are the nicest group of guys! Introduce yourself to the drummer, Dan Hall, and tell them Jessica and Mike sent you to see them!

County Fair!

Jay wanted to get out and walk so bad. The mass chaos of it all had him a bit overwhelmed. He held onto Jayda so he could gawk around at the sights.
We had an absolute ball at the fair. The children were so excited and really enjoyed themselves.
For was all about the corn dog and sweet potato fries.......MMM!
Mother and Dad treat us every year to the fair. It has become a tradition!

Scrapbooking 500 Pages in 2008