Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hands in the air!

A good friend of ours (Officer Gray) came to preschool for a little visit. The preschoolers were in awe over him. They learned all about police men and how to be safe. My favorite part was when he asked if they had any questions and they excitedly raised their hands. When called upon, they just had random comments to make, such as "my baby has little feet," and "I like to ride the Matterhorn." They thought he was pretty cool and enjoyed their "lick crime" lollipops.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Real Age

So I took a suggestion from Martha, (Stewart, that is) and I went to RealAge.com to find out what my real age is (in accordance to health). Apparently I am only 24... yeah!! I thought I would be a lot higher. I feel like I am 40 these days. I loved the website... it gave me suggestions to improve my health and helped me set attainable goals. It is pretty quick and super informative... check it out if you get a chance. Here are my healthy goals:
  • Get more calcium and vitamin D
  • Do some muscle toning exercises a few times a week
  • Get a fury friend??? (Not sure about that one yet)
  • Drive a little slower
  • Get in a little "me time" (well if it's doctor's orders, I'm sure I could fit a pedicure in once in a while)
Sounds easy- right? We'll see.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Heather's Pool

We have spent many blazing hot summer afternoons at Heather's Pool (as my kids call it). It was such a fun place, with a huge kiddie pool and a water playground. We have learned through experience that the kids have to wear socks in the pool so their feet don't get scraped raw. Thanks for sharing your pool Heather!

I really do think Crocs are great, but I have to admit that the only thing dorkier than Crocs, is Crocs with socks.
Okay, maybe Swimmies in combination with Crocs and socks tops the list.Lyric loves splashing in the fountains and gets so excited about it... she can't help but flail her arms and giggle.
Tatum loves her "twins," Kara and Kelli.

Homemade Pizza Night

We got together for a bring your own homemade pizza night sans any kids. It was fun having some mostly grown-up time (babies were part of the crew). There was so many delicious recipes. If you want to try some you can get the recipes at: polkadotapron.blogspot.com . Just as a side note... I know we seem like crazy party animals... but those really are just bottles of root beer. :)

First Day of Preschool 2008

A couple of weeks late... Tatum started her second year of preschool, Davis started his first year as part-time preschool participant and Lyric is wearing Tatum's old backpack, whether she likes it or not... Tatum insisted. Davis is very proud of his Spiderman backpack and Tatum has been anxious for preschool to resume all summer. We look forward to a great year!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Super Duper Pooper

Sorry to blog about poop. Yes it's disgusting, however it seems to play a really big role in my life at the moment. Yesterday at church Lyric had the explosion of all explosions. I was holding her in the hallway chatting, when an onlooker asked if I knew that I had poop running down my arm. (Of course I do... it is suppose to be there.) So, we rush off to the bathroom to clean up, until I realize that I already used the two diapers that I had packed. I sneak back into the hallway, poopy baby in tow, find my husband, send him out to the car to grab a spare, and rush back into the bathroom. While trying to clean up, Tatum pops her head in and informs me, that daddy can't find a diaper. Frustrated, I wrap up naked Lyric in paper towels and try to sneak out to the car. Of course, everyone stops to talk, and then needs an explanation. While heading out to the car, Lyric decides to pee... Tatum and I were the target. We manage to get to the car, find a diaper and rush home. Baths for all!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Little Seeds Preschool

So, this is what we have been super busy with the last few weeks. I was inspired by my friend Jenny to give my preschool a little make-over. We had fun painting the walls crazy-bold colors and creating little centers. I also came up with my own curriculum based on several internet resources and using bits and pieces of curriculum units I have purchased in the past. It was a lot of work, but I feel like the end product is great (fourth time's a charm, I guess). Preschool started last week and has been a lot of fun. I can't wait for all of the exciting things that are coming up during the year!

Crib Stander

The other morning Tatum ran into our room yelling, "Lyric woke me up and she is standing in her crib!" Not completely believing, we checked it out and sure enough, Lyric was standing up in her crib. She was so proud of herself, donning a huge, adorable (slightly smug) smile.

Soccer Shooting Star

Tatum is on the 4-5 year old soccer team "The Shooting Stars." They had their first official game on Saturday. She is so cute running around with the other girls. It cracks me up watching how many times the girls trip over each other and start wrestling their own teammate for the ball. We are so proud of Tatum... she scored her first goal!!! She is our little shooting star!