Saturday, October 6, 2007

Odds and Ends

Even stuffed into the back corner of the garage, the sound of drumming fills the whole house. This is Evan and his best friend Brittany.

In the past two days Evan has had 4-6 girls call for him, 2 stop by to see him and one girl invite Ellie over in hopes Evan would tag along. He's 11. I'm petrified. He was even willing to use hair stuff today before heading to a birthday party. . .

Tyler took a spectacular fall- flight really- off of his bike today. Thank goodness for helmets. I'll be sure to add photos once the road rash fully develops. Thank goodness it wasn't Nate, or we'd have 3 broken bones, minimum.

I was watching Rebi at school a few days ago- she didn't realize I was there- and she was so natural and at ease and CUTE around those kids. Rumor has it one of the boys is getting ready to ask her out, so she's been talking on and on about how she's only 12 so that he won't bother. Yesterday, a friend from school told her the boy is only 13. Now, she will be going on and on about how she can't date until she graduates from high school, or college, or maybe when she's 25. Yeah, 25 sounds just right.

Ellie is thinking about quitting gymnastics. She has recently started feeling stiff and sore in her ankles every morning. I can't blame her for wanting to quit if she's always in pain. Not my idea of fun either. I had to laugh today though. After gymnastics, she very calmly got into the car and said, "I broke two toes on bars today." I was impressed at how calm she was. After a trip to the mall though, it became clear she just really wanted to shop. I bet she's MUCH more vocal about the toes tonight and tomorrow! (And they are swollen and purple, so she might not even be exaggerating.)

At the rate I'm going, there is no chance I will have Nate writing legibly by the end of the year, but we're having so much fun playing games and hanging out, I'm glad he and Evan are both home with me all day. Who would have ever guessed that would be the case!?!?!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Pushing Daisies

Just watched episode #1 and laughed and laughed and laughed. Totally quirky, so beware!
This is by the people who wrote "Wonderfalls", which I also recommend. Unfortunately, it was canceled after only 12 episodes or so, but Netflix has it and it is well worth the time to watch.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

We're going to Disneyland

Disneyland Address
Leaving in about an hour, if I can get the kids out of bed.
Please no crowds. Please no crowds.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sleep in for the Cure!

Pink Ribbon Crystal Pin - Small

I am sleeping in for the cure for breast cancer, and invite everyone to join me.
If you would like to donate to the Susan G Komen breast cancer research fund, please follow the link. I have several friends whose lives have changed because of breast cancer.

Let's find a cure.

Pass this along to everyone!! :)

Melissa Astle Donation Page

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tomorrow is Today

While browsing itunes with the kids a few days ago, I ran across a song that made me nostalgic for my college days. Shockingly, it's by Billy Joel and is "Tomorrow is Today" from the Cold Spring Harbor album.

Now, normally I'm not a Billy Joel fan in the least. I can admit that my musical tastes have mellowed more in my old age, but in college I truly couldn't stand him. I happened to be blessed with two roommates who loved Billy and two more that were fine with listening to Billy. They spent many hours singing and dancing to various albums and I spent many hours with a pillow over my head, door closed, trying to study.

It was one such time that this song came on and I asked Jen to play it again. The looks on their faces were priceless.

So, of course I bought the song. I still like it.

(I only share this because I have to do month-end for work and I'm trying my hardest not to work at all.)