Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catching Up.....

It's been so busy lately that it seems hard to find the time to keep things updated. Lots to do at the office to get clients taken care of for their year end and to get organized for our busy season to start. Add to that that I've been sick for the last week and it makes it even more difficult to be inspired to post. lol

So, here goes.

Addison was in another pageant. She got princess again.

She's at a tough age for these because fewer girls participate as they get older. She never knows if she's going to be with younger girls or older girls and it makes a difference on what the judges are looking for. But, she still likes doing it so I guess she'll continue for now.

Kirsten and Abigail have started working in a new program at school and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings they go to the elementary campus and tutor kindergarten students on reading. They both seem to be loving it and both like the kids that they're working with. It sounds like a great opportunity for all of the kids in involved.

Wyatt and Dax have been working on Buster. I'm not sure if it's going well or not and, frankly, I'm afraid to ask. Last Saturday alone I think they broke two tools and four lug nuts. But, hey, maybe that's progress. What do I know?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wordless Wenesday

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Addison participated in another pageant on Saturday.

Here she is waiting for her turn on stage.

I'm not ready for her to be looking this grown up!

Thank goodness she usually just keeps her hair in a pony tail with a t-shirt and jeans on.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Another Manic Monday

I took the kids to get their flu shots on Sunday. I had called around town on Friday to see who had shots and how much they cost. The first place I went to on Sunday was out. So, I headed to the pharmacy at Target. I was able to get shots for all three girls there, but they wouldn't give Wyatt his flu shot.

Before the kids started 7th grade they had to get a whole slew of shots and Wyatt passed out after getting his shot. (story here) Well, because he did they wouldn't give him a flu shot last year at the Target pharmacy. The same pharmacist was there on Sunday and actually remembered us and wouldn't give him his shot this year either.

Really? Nobody EVER remembers me!! I'm serious. And then the one time someone does, I wish they hadn't.

Anyway, I took Wyatt somewhere else and they were out of shots there too. So, he still hasn't gotten his yet.

Then this morning when I get the kids up to get ready for school, Abigail says she isn't feeling well. I guess not because she almost passed out twice just trying to get her back to her bed. She was feeling like she might throw-up and had gone ghostly white. She stayed home from school and spent the day in bed.

On top of that, Addison's dog keeps getting out onto our neighbor's land and the neighbor stopped on Saturday and threatened Addison that they were going to shoot the dog if they see it on their land. (The fact that they didn't bother to talk to Dax or I and instead threatened a kid is a whole nother rant.) We've tried just about everything to keep her on our property but she always finds another way to escape so I bought a cone-of-shame to put on her so she can't squeeze through the small openings. She doesn't like it so peed on the floor when I put it on her. Ugh!

Then, Abigail's dog, Rocky, ate Dax's breakfast off the plate on the counter while I was in the pantry getting chips for the kids' lunches. Seriously?! Like there isn't almost always a bowl of food on the floor?! And then, when Kirsten was getting onto him about that, he walked over and peed on some of the Christmas decorations that are waiting to be carried up to the attic!! Gaah!!!

What in the world is that all about?! It takes a whole lot of positive thoughts to salvage your day when the first hour or so goes like that. I just hope that means I've gotten it all out of the way and the whole rest of the week is much better!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Art Show

There is an art show going on at the Community Center for the next month or so and the are being displayed is from a variety of local school children of all ages.

Kirsten was honored with an invitation to participate with her artwork that was awarded a blue ribbon in last years UIL competition.

We're very proud of her and of this accomplishment.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photo Shoot

Before the kids got out of school for their Christmas break, we had a little photo shoot. It started because we got together with my neices to take some pictures of all of the grandkids together to give to my parents for Christmas.

After my neices left, the kids and I just played around a little.

Please note: these are all from my phone, not some fancy camera....

As you can see, they're as goofy as ever.

We had fun and some of the pictures I think I would have really liked if I had had my glasses on and could have seen if there was anything wrong with them when I was taking them. Not sure if I can get them to climb back up there for more pictures.

But it was fun to just be silly.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday