Friday, August 28, 2009

Yay It’s Friday

Well the first week of school is behind us.  It was a good week all in all, Bub did have some minor melt downs about homework, but he did very well.  He also had to have a Upper GI this week because he has been having difficulty when eating, he says it feels like it is getting stuck so we went and had the test done.  I was a hot mess thinking he would never drink that barium mess, but he proved me wrong and sucked it down like a champ.  Isn’t he cute in his gown :)

Caleb at hospital The tech said he could not find anything wrong, so I am thankful for that.  Not sure what is causing his issues though, sore throat maybe or allergies could be causing that feeling??

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Days Are Here Again

Chocolate Chip Muffins for Breakfast

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makes a very happy child on his first day of school.

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And a happy child makes a happy Mom

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His happiness lasted until he realized he had homework….there are no pictures, he was just too unhappy and so was I.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back to school

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Some inspiration to go back to school with even if I am going kicking and screamingscreaming

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.  ~Author Unknown

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.  ~Author Unknown

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.  ~Albert Einstein

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.  ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928

You learn something every day if you pay attention.  ~Ray LeBlond

and last but not least

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.  ~Edgar W. Howe

Pop over to MamaBear at 4 the Love of Family for this fun Carnival

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Mission Re-Organization Part Deux

My first attempt was here Remodel and a Dilemma

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I made Bub go thru clothes the other day that a neighbor had given to us, he was not thrilled but he did it and now all of his clothes are ready for the 1st day of school.  I on the other hand am still not ready for the early mornings and many arguments over homework that are to come.

I decided I would go ahead and try to clean out my craft cupboard and go thru some more papers from school that way I would have a little bit of a jump start before the beginning of the school year starts.

My craft cupboard threw up on my guest bed…Nice 

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Look how clean

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If only it could stay this way..will never happen…

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Remember this stack of stuff I needed to go thru

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Well here it is now and look it has gone down quite a bit, everything in here is now art only. 

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A friend of mine gave me an idea to take pictures of the art work then trash the ones that are not that sentimental that way I am not keeping all of this, but I still have a picture of it. I thought it was a pretty good idea.

Here is the drawer where all his other papers are, I was exhausted so this is a job for another day and then I will start my scrapbook.  I am thinking for the scrapbook I will keep a writing paper, math paper and tests from the start of the school year and then one from the last part of the school year that way there is a comparative.  What do ya think?

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Of course anytime you reorganize one thing you open a closet and realize something else needs to be reorganized as well, sooo onto my guest room closet…cue the crying….soundboard.com 

ugh I hate this closet.

Before

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After

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Still not as organized as I want it, but one day I will buy those closet organizers and it will look Fantastic.  Ya know one day…….And yes those are Ginger’s Halloween costumes hanging up she has 3 and a Santa outfit

Then I moved on to the Linen closet, oh how I detest this closet, even more than the guest bedroom closet…cue the crying again please….

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Thank goodness for these bad boys

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Looks better right?   Man I need some closet organizers……

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Possession is nine tenths of the law

My sister-n-law’s pooch Higgins loves his kitty bear toy and when they were down a couple weeks ago we could not find it when it was time for them to leave.

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Guess who found it later and thinks it is hers now

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Oh yeah she loves it and does not want to part with it.  Thank goodness Higgins is a sweet cousin and his Mommy knew Ginger would love it so she went out and bought him a new one so Ginger could continue her blossoming friendship with kitty bear

Saturday, August 8, 2009

You Don’t Say

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Dr. Seuss quote, “Be who you are and say what you mean because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Whirlwind Weekend

Last Thursday was my nephew D.J.’s 17th birthday and we had his party at my house.  Patrice, my sis-n-law, came down from TN that day with my other nephew Joey to celebrate and spend the weekend with us.

When they first arrived her dog Higgins first reaction to Florida was a growl and a snip geared towards Ginger.  Ginger wanted to play and Higgins was having no part of that.  I think he was grouchy from the long car ride.  He got put in his crate due to bad behavior, let me tell you he was not happy about this one bit.

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Everyone came over for D.J.’s birthday and we enjoyed hamburgers, dinner of choice by the birthday boy, and hot dogs with several side dishes thrown in. 

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Then it was cake time.  My nephew thought it would be cool to make a neopolitan cake so my sister made one and I think it turned out great..  We had a lot of fun.

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Higgies on the other hand was still a little grouchy and was hiding under his Mommy’s legs growling at Ginger or sitting in her lap peering down trying to see where the one-eyed bandit was.

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Thank goodness once Brad got home he got the dogs to where they were actually tolerating one another

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and by the next night they were two peas in a pod sleeping on my lap.  They still had a few spats when Ginger got to close to Patrice, but other than that they were great friends.

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Ginger loved Higgins food which we had to put up since she would sneak off and eat it all.  Ginger found our hiding spot and camped out there thinking someone would feel sorry for her and give her a morsel.

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Saturday we went to the beach

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But when this big black cloud rolled in

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we headed to Sonny’s to grab a bite to eat

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& then off to the outlet mall to look at purses, shoes and swim suits.

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Sunday we lounged in the pool, Ginger opted to lay out, while Higgins enjoyed the pool.

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Sunday night we had oysters on the grill and boiled shrimp

(the shrimp are in there, they are just hiding under the yummy goodness)

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My sister and Mom do not like oysters so they chilaxed on the swing while everyone else enjoyed them.

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By the end of the night everyone else had pooped out, but not these two, 11 o’clock and they were still going strong.

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Patrice and the boys left this morning bright and early and I tried to wake up Bub so he could say goodbye, but he just would not wake-up.  There were tears when he finally woke-up and realized everyone was gone.  Ginger has been snoozing ever since they left, I guess playing with her puppy cousin took a lot out of her.