Saturday, February 11, 2012

One smart cookie

Prologue: a few weeks ago Lexsie picked out the grouchy ladybug for me to read to her and I told her to pick out a different one, I hated that one and it was too long.

So Lexsie was over tired tonight and with that came a little attitude. I warned her that if she didn't listen she would miss the movie tonight, so not only did she not listen but she stuck her tongue out at me too. So off to bed she went. The next thing she was to loose was her book and then her song ( I know I drive a hard bargain). But she took my threat seriously and went up to find her book. As she was going from one bookshelf to another I finally asked her what she was looking for. She said, ' a long book!' and then to add insult to the injury towards me she said, 'the grouchy lady bug!'

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lexsie's take on life

At preschool the kids where talking about what they want to be when they grow up. So for sharing time they were to bring a picture of what they want to be when grown up. All week lexsie and I have talked about different career fields, about being a mom when she grows up. She never would commit to anything. Finally I got, ' I don't want to be anything when I grow up! I just want to be little still!'. So I guess I will put those college applications away for awhile too.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hot Flashes

I like my house warm. I do. I always have. It's just what I like. Apparently, it's too hot for Bekah because she had to strap frozen dinners to her body to keep from over-heating.


Kaid, Quinn, and Lex are all doing gymnastics. Kaid is really pretty good. Lexsie is really good and has a lot of potential. Quinn does it so he can hang with a bunch of girls! Kaid is to the left red shorts doing hand stands. Quinn is in the center back with a red shirt, getting tackled by the girl.

24 hours

In the last 24 (ok maybe it's been 36 hours) I have been to the pediatricians, urgent care, consulted 3 other times with the neighborhood doc, consulted with my husband another 4 times, given countless nebulizer treatments, watched a poor boy hive up from head to toe every 6 hours from allergies, had a flat tire, put the roof back on Craig's jeep, just about lost a finger doing so, redo the top on Craigs jeep, cause I didn't pay close enough attention to the tutorial he gave me before he left, repaired a flat tire, been to the pharmacy 3 times, made 3 trips to the target for 'school valentine needs,' made 8 trips to/from school, had to pick Quinn up twice (once for punching some poor unsuspecting peer and once for turning blue and being unable to breath), had a follow up call from the school nurse, home-schooled Kaid 2 days worth of learning, returned 27 overdue library books, got a citation for having our boat parked in the garage (seriously?), driven to the other side of town for gymnastics, rushed to fulfill my calling in Young Women's and to top it all off... got a speeding ticket from a police officer I now know has a birthday of Dec 12, 1975. I'm done.
This one is just for kicks... yes, I was out in the cul-de-sac and walked in to find a spare tire sitting in my entry... and the military housing office is worried about our boat? in our garage? where it is bugging no one?
(the hives - the picture doesn't begin to do justice to how awful they have been!)

School is Exhausting

Everyday at 4 this is the battle I face... 'Lexsie just stay up till dinner, Lexsie, here have a snack, Lexsie come play with me, Lexsie PLEASE don't fall asleep' And far too often I turn my back and this is what happens... She sleeps from 4-7 and wants to play from 7 till midnight.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Not racist

Tonight Anna was telling me about her new research assingment. 'Since this is that month were they learn about people who do amazing things... you know and they all have brown skin,'
'Black history month?'
'yes.' (So she had no idea there was such a thing as racism until she went to school and learned about it...) By the way she is learning about Queen Lahtaeeefa.
'Is she a famous Queen from the olden days?'
'No dear, she is a singer and actress, and it's Queen Latifa.'