September 30, 2008
September 26, 2008
Never set chicken out to begin the defrost process in the evening....and if you do please remember to rescue it when you wake up at 3am
I wish I had a stop watch so I could time all those stupid tasks that I dread and put off, that ultimately clutter up the house and realistically probably take less than 1 minute to finish
Shoes worn at school all day should not be placed in the dance bag and then forgotten about for 2 days
It is not a good idea to keep pulling your daughters tights out of the hamper for each dance class, eventually she is bound to notice that you have not done laundry in a ridiculous amount of time...
When you promise to help at school remember that sometimes you just wont want to and that is OK too (just come up with a good fib to get out of it)
If your home mortgage is with Washington Mutual you still have to pay it even though the company was just seized by the government in the latest move of an absolutely grim outlook for the good ole USA (bummer)
That table that you moved from the playroom to the family room has become a storage pot for junk...time to move it again
Fetch and Oaf need to go...but what on earth will you put in there place? And what will girls fight over to sit on? and will that carpet underneath it ever perk back up?
It is 6:05 and if you don't get in the shower now you will regret it for the rest of the day...
Blog Show and Tell...don't forget to email your friends and start this phenomena - could be fun....
Throw away the sticky note that started this blog...
Attention Nintendo...Wii still don't have any rockstars in our house - though we have the Wii Drums, Wii Guitars, Wii microphone and Wii RockBand game...Too bad can't buy some Wii talent too...
Buy stock in minute maid as long as Hailey is alive they will never feel the pain of an economic downturn
Don't ever get another dog - and why does the one you have insist on dragging dried poop into the house with him?
I love my kindel - just wish I didn't hate amazon so much
I did get a shower...it is now 6:34 - my kids are sleeping and I should wake them but I don't want to
Lauren still wants a fish...
I wish I had kept that receipt from King Soopers Monday so I could just exactly what cost so much money...I mean fresh fruit, cheese, milk, OJ and lunch meat should not add to $75? Should it?
Maybe I will keep next weeks receipt.
And just because whatever Becky asks for Becky gets...here is the socks on the bumper story: So we are driving down the road (in a cone zone) and the guy behind me keeps honking and waving at me...because I have two children in the car I am doing my best to ignore him when suddenly he weaves into the cones and gets so close to me I think he is going to hit me...he is still honking...so I roll down my window (heart in stomach) thinking something must be seriously wrong. He says "you have a pair of socks on your bumper"...OMG...so I laugh it off, pull over at the next opportunity, retrieve my socks (YES MINE...not my childrens) and get back in the car to hear Lauren say "well mom, that was a real BUMPER" (in case you need explanation...it was a play on words...bumper for bummer) I suppose that story was worth a chuckle even several months later....
I can't see Alaska from my house and I still want $700 billion....
In case you joined me late in the day (or several days later...don't miss the post below this one!)
So, I marked as her a favorite in my Internet explorer Blog folder, why you might ask, just so I can torture myself some more and keep reading her fantastically funny and insightful posts...Then I decided there was no better thing than to blog about my demise as a blogger....
To help you understand just how demented I can be I considered not sharing a link to her blog here...why would I want any of my 3 readers to find a blog far more interesting than mine to go read? They might never come back...then I remembered/decided...that people probably do like this blog too...sometimes it is funny (the song behind the leaf post was great), sometimes the pictures are great and sometimes people even post a comment or two giving me that boost of confidence as if to say "hey glad you blogged it I enjoyed it too".
So the bottom line is...This blog probably isn't so bad, someone out there might stumble on it at 3am and read for an hour, I am sure I am not the only insane person in this world and If you have $700 billion to lend I am willing to take it.
the other woman's blog....(PS in case you falsely assume she is any older than me she is not...she will be 35 in November...sob sob)
September 20, 2008
So...I recommend watching the video multiple times - once to watch Lauren, once to watch the girl on the end who is driving Lauren crazy and a final time to watch Hailey.
Sorry the video is grainy...I used my blackberry to film it - next time I will bring the FLIP.
Enjoy!! Oh and this is not the whole dance - they have not taught all the choreography yet.
OK, bummer - I am having major trouble with the first video....it is choppy too...SORRY.
I also took some video of just Hailey dancing at the bar...unfortunately I started after she done really practicing her positions etc - her 5th position rivals that of the pros but she was having fun so enjoy this too!
September 19, 2008
Crazy what food dye can do to a person!
September 18, 2008
School is good...for both. Lauren is doing great, no complaints. Hailey does great at school (after the drop off tantrum) the teachers say she listens well, does what she is supposed and has fun while she is there.
Nothing exciting to report this week - no good pictures either. Sorry! Maybe next post.
September 11, 2008
Well, they did. They wandered around the yard for 30 minutes picking up any leaf they could find and putting in a pile...
Then they jumped...
We were very close to being able to do both of them without too much hassle…but there is one weekend in November that both Ballet’s need her all day both days and well….I don’t have a magic wand…
Lauren made the decision and said the following:
“I am going to do the IYB Nutcracker this year because I will get more experience, next year I want to be in the Colorado Ballet so I will only try out for that and I will hope I get a part.”
September 10, 2008
We will keep you posted!
September 9, 2008
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September 2, 2008
A not so great adventure was had by Lauren a few weeks ago when she purchased a Coggy Doggy. Part of the Gears, Gears, Gears Collection by learning Resources. Now, I will say that the concept behind this coggy doggy is fantastic, problem solving, figuring, building, asking for help only when you are truly stuck...it was great...till it was done. IT DOESN'T WORK! IT falls apart every time you push go. The bark is cute. Todd and I tried re-building, tried using things to hold it together (duct tape for one) the darn thing is a bust. At $50 you expect more. I have been in touch with the store and the manufacturer to no real avail. The manufacturer offered us another gears product (yippee - ha) So the lesson here is don't buy one! It was fun to put together but offered great disappointment once done.
It is back to school for all tomorrow! YAHOO! We are ready and yet we wish we had more time. It should be a good year! I am not looking forward to having to be up, showered and ready to leave by 7:45 each morning again but that is ok! Dance starts in full swing tomorrow too. Lauren has had some ballet this summer but tomorrow kicks it all off! The busy dance schedule starts with something I think I will have to change...Hailey has Tap at the Academy at 3:30 and Lauren has Ballet IBS at 4:00 - Hailey's tap class doesn't end till 4:15 so....potentially I drop Hailey off, buzz Lauren to the other studio, drop her off, buzz back to the Academy get Hailey and cruise back to IBS to get Lauren...HMMMMM...If Hailey was older maybe. I am going to try it once but will likely be changing something!!
Oh, I almost forgot. Hailey has been asking to take gymnastics for a while now and I have been hesitant. She has some natural talent and is fun to watch but I don't want her doing too much or burning out. I did take some time to research some gyms around a couple weeks ago but the "good" ones (IMHO) are too far away. If I start her I will just take her up the road to Champs and hope for the best, if she sticks with it I will drive to a further one. So, Last night she was swinging from the bars out back...Before she grips the bar she stretches her arms up in the air, holds and her hands together (getting a really good stretch) wipes her hands on her shirt and grabs the bar with determination. She was trying to flip under the bar and fell several time in a row and just kept at it, fell on her head twice! UGH! My point. She looked like a veteran gymnast out there stretching first etc. TOO CUTE!