Monday, April 30, 2007

Is It Spring or Summer?

OK, I waited as long as I possibly could, (I know it's not the Magic May 12) - BUT - surely it won't snow again! For Pete's sake, it was over 80 yesterday.

p.s. 39 school days left.

p.p.s. Lilith (that's what I call her when she's bad) ate $9 worth of Halibut last night. I was about to ring her little neck after she snatched 1/2 my peanut butter sandwich. . . Imagine how lucky to be alive she is (because that halibut was headed for the barbecue, and we all know who runs the BBQ). I need to step up the obedience training!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rain Gutter Regatta, and other fun GS stuff

They won! (Meaning the boat didn't sink, and Caitlin got a green "participant" ribbon.)

Little sisser got to help. . .

And mom got appreciated with comfort food and co-leaders
(Sheryl and Marcie).

Wow! That was last week, gotta go - gotta stay ahead of the blog!

Monday, April 23, 2007

A Hooki Hooki Hooki Hooki Hookilau

Caitlin's classmate Caroline has a clever mommy, who hosted a Birthday Luau where the girls learned to Hula, make little hair flower clips and then got to keep the costumes! The sunshine girls loved it! I wish I wish I wish I could get the video on here somehow, but alas, I'm not that technically advanced.

Caitlin, who has been known to say "what are they doing with their butts?" while watching a dance scene, was swaying those hips with ease. Abi, of course grinning from ear to ear. There's even a mention of Cow Cows in the song. (OK, maybe it's Kau Kau's, but not to pony girl!)

And then the big finish. . . ALOHA!

They even gave me an Aloha at bedtime. (Good party!)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Tooth Fairy

I'm alittle over the tooth fairy this morning. Do other people have this much difficulty with her? See, in the past Caitlin wanted nothing to do with her , (to the point of, "yeah, lets trap her, and beat her up so that she never comes her again!") - and now suddenly C's all into it. Now. When the darling little purple velvet bag is gone, as is the pearly white one, and the bell that I tried to use one year to call the tooth fairy to the outside fairy ring so that she wouldn't come into the house. . .

But that's not the worst of it. Can you believe it, that darn tooth fairy hasn't shown up 3 nights in a row! She's probably out looking for glitter or something to make this the perfect TF experience, then she probably didn't have any dollars and the coins weren't sparkely enough for her. . . (She's kind of a pain in the ass!) Then, I think this morning she remembered, and flew to the basement before C woke up, grabbed an identical ziplock, shoved 8 quarters into it and feeling triumphant ran into C's room - oh no! C slept in Abi's room last night. Well, surely she left the tooth under this pillow! NO tooth! What to do - well, Take the money out of the baggy and just leave it under the pillow. . . Then she must have heard C wake up and say "awh, tartar sauces - not again!" C had it under her pillow in Abi's room.
Cleverly I say, huh, maybe she didn't know where you were, and left it under your pillow in your bedroom - (I think I'm golden.)
NO, says C, the tooth fairy is smart. She would know I was in here. (I turn on my heel and go remove the coins) - SO, She'd better come tonight! That's all I can say. Or I'm gonna kick her butt!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Caitlins Version. . .

Caitlin had an accident today. According to her, she asked Mrs. G several times to go to the bathroom, and the answer was no. Until, alas she could hold it no more. What do you think the other side of the story is? Do I "believe the children?" as the bumper sticker says?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

"It'll All Come Out In The Wash!"

Not necessarily a true statement. However, many many mysteries are solved by doing the wash. Who swiped my watch, my chapstick, my wedding ring. (Abi, Abi, Abi). Did Caitlin really give the seven dollars to the group snack at the high school musical? No, because there they are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 floating around in the wash. Maybe I should always do my kids laundry. Then I won't have to snoop around and read their diaries!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Little Goofball's Growing Up

Caitlin is becoming a young lady. . . ok, maybe THAT'S a stretch, but:

Today she got a REALLY COOL coal miner style headlamp to use for vision therapy, and she was so impressed with it she wore it out of vision therapy, into the car, and all the way to Sam's. (And it looks like an elastic strap-on coal miner's lamp.) Every time I looked at her I just had to laugh (she was looking, well, "Special", if you get my meaning) and laugh and laugh because I knew she fully intended to wear it proudly into the store, and through dinner, and anywhere else we happened to go. (And me being me, I was going to let her - it kind of matched her brown sweat pants and purple velvet top.) As she was getting out of the car, she hesitated a moment, and took it off, saying, hmm, maybe not. Hopefully not out of fear of being different, but just a small step toward adulthood. Go Caity!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Flowing Chi vs. a Firm Fanny

I woke up this morning and just couldn't face the fanny lifter - hahaha - I've been doing the "The Firm" excersice program, and their signature prop is the "Fanny Lifter". So, this morning I popped in my "Yoga for Weight Loss" tape, not wanting to completely loose my momentum. . .

My verdict is - the Chi's have it! I feel so much better. Better than I have the last week. (The week I've really been hitting the fanny lifter.)

I'm sure there is an ancient chinese proverb that says - "it's better to have free flowing chi, than a firm fanny". "Take your fanny lifter and shove it?" "The grass is always greener far away from the fanny lifter?" Probably the first one is best.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Last 2 weeks in a nutshell -

Caitlin quote - in response to my explaining how Lilly will go to obedience school - "What about Sully? He doesn't know ANYTHING!" - Which is true.

Beth L- "Why don't we watch something we can all enjoy, like Sponge Bob?" - I think I had thoughtfully gone to the movie store to pick out Happy Feet for their sleep over festivities, and this was her verdict.

So here's my pic-folio of the first 2 weeks of break. No camera at the funny hat timberline "Skate City" party, but I wouldn't have been able to use it anyway, because ABI was on fire - "Roller Pony Girl" - won 2 little prizes, skated the whole time, (until 8 pm) while the others were hanging out at the snack bar. She can't wait to go back . . .

Paper Mache Eggs (in case you had to ask!) Great fun was had by all. Action shot of Lilly, who also got fixed this week, baseball w/dad, sleep over. . .Brownies got their first letters from Pen Pals. We played alittle chess Abi style, drank some inappropriate beverages (meaning coke). . .

Let sleeping dogs lie, and chewed off chocolate bunny ears for Nana and Papa.
OH - and Caitlin lost a tooth! I'll keep you posted how the tooth fairy traps work out.
One more week - there - I said it!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

blah blah blah

This break thing is exhausting!! I need a day off.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Colleen the Queen of Communication

So, it's kind of funny I suppose - that when the community Spring Egg Hunt was cancelled, I quickly emailed along the information to all the Park View people I could think of, posted it on the website,. . . BUT forgot to tell my husband.

Which is only funny because I went off to have coffee with the gals that morning, and while I was gone, Kevin dutifully walked the girls with their little empty baskets he remembered to bring for them all on his own. . . walked them to the empty park for the Spring Egg Hunt. ;) And no, I did not write it on the calendar, or the message board. . . hehehe - I never said I was perfect!

The girls are outside putting the finishing touches on their, um, paper mache painted balloon thinks that are oblong and lumpy. . . I mean Easter eggs. They are quite proud of them however, so I think we'll hang them in the BACK yard.