Tuesday, August 28, 2007

School's Back In and Lunar Eclipse

Well yesterday was the first day back to school! Whoo hooo! Kids seemed to have had a good day . . . Adam was really antsy about high school but I think he had a good day - even though he had homework. He took a sandwich because he had heard such horror stories about how they run out of food early and you can't get lunch. He's not much of a sandwich eater, but did take a pb&j and some other snacks just in case. It burns me up that they (being the school) think they may run out of food for the kids. Adam's class is the biggest class yet to come through (462 kids). You would think that if they had this problem before, they would try to fix it before the huge class of 462 kids gets there. Anyway, it didnt seem to be a problem yesterday. Adam said he went in the cafeteria and there was plenty of room and food. False alarm I guess. But we have heard in the past that they would run out of food before all the kids could get fed.

Amber had a hand sanitizer diaster in her bookbag. LOL. The BIG bottle of hand sanitizer that we bought her to last all year somehow spilled in her bookbag. She had a mess - but apparently a germ-free bookbag. LOL. Poor baby! She had a good day too.

We're back to veiwing the sky again . . . this time to catch the lunar eclipse. Adam gets extra credit if he made a point to see it . . . so here we are, in jamas again, getting up at 5:15 in the morning to see the lunar eclipse. We watched it for about 30 minutes - it was almost covered by the time we went back in. I laid back down for about 20 minutes then it was time to get up. Grrrrrrrr! I hate interrupted sleep!

I'll post some pictures tomorrow. Gotta get my card cleaned off before David takes the camera to the Panther's game Thursday night. I don't trust him with "unsaved" pictures (long story - to be saved for another post).

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Looking in the Sky Again

The countdown is on . . . less than 1 week before school starts back. Unbelievable! Farewell summer vacation!

So, last night, at about 8:40 or so, David pipes up and says "we've got 4 minutes." I'm like "what? Four minutes till what?" Here I am, already showered and in my jamas, but we all head out to the patio to see the space shuttle and the international space station. We actually did see it - it lasted barely a minute at the most. Just right across the sky - one in front of the other. At least we were out gazing at the sky at a reasonable hour this time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Growing Babies

With the impending start of school a little over a week away, I realize how this year is going to be an interesting year . . . the first year of high school for Adam and the last year of elementary school for Amber. It makes me sad to think of these milestones. Honestly, it seems like just last year Amber was starting kindergarten and Adam was in the 4th grade. The years have flown by! But then when I see how excited they are - it makes me proud and I can't help but be happy!

And, of course, my 4-legged babies are growing too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And I Missed the BIG ONE

I must mention . . . while I was up getting the lovely picture below, I apparently missed the biggest one of all darting across the sky! They were all "ohhhhhhhhhh LOOOOOOKKKKKKK" while I'm fiddling with the camera in the dark. What we sacrifice to get the perfect picture! LOL! That's okay though - at least my babies got to see it and they thought it was so awesome to get up at 2:30 in the morning to do something like that. At least I've got the picture to remind me of how fun it is to do something crazy and out-of-the-ordinary every now and then!

Meteorite Showers

We're so goofy . . . for 2 nights in a row, we have gotten up with Vicki while she's visiting from New Mexico in the early morning to see the meteorites. The first night, Sunday night, was really worth losing the sleep over. Vicki had said she would definitely get up to use the bathroom through the night and would get us all up then. As it turned out, I ended up having to potty first, so I woke everybody up and here we go out on the patio. It didn't take long to figure out we definitely needed some pillows - that concrete is HARD! LOL! Anyway, the first night, we saw lots . . . probably between 20-25 over the course of an hour (we had no idea we were out there that long: time flies when you're having fun I guess).

But last night, I only saw 3 . . . the kids and Vicki saw around 5. Not NEARLY as active as the night before and definitely not worth getting up for, but it was fun! It's been a long time since I've done anything that crazy and off the wall! I'm paying for it today, though . . . very very sleepy!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Finally Did Some Scrapbooking

FINALLY!!!! I managed to find some time to sit down and play with my new August kit from Treasured Scrapbooking! I love the colors in it and have several different sets of pictures to use with it. I'm happy with this layout . . . brings back such memories seeing pictures of Adam when he was that young -- and now here he is getting ready to head off to high school. Just unbelievable!

I'm hoping to play with this kit some more tonight -- I've got the cutest pictures of Amber when she went to a birthday party at Spa La De Da. They'll be so cute with these papers. Shoot - maybe I'll even get really productive and do 2 pages tonight. We'll see!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Miserably HOT HOT HOT

Wow! I can't believe how hot it has been this week! And it's gonna get even hotter I hear! I took yesterday off to help Mama cook for our big family get together last night. I had to go to the grocery store and it was miserable just getting in the car. Just crazy weather! The kids brought the pups in for several hours yesterday and they just slept and slept like babies. They're so funny. Spoiled rotten! David bought them a kiddie pool that they are finally enjoying. They were a little unsure of it at first but now Cocoa dives right in and Roxie is right behind him. of course, the kids think they can hop in too with the puppies! When these pups are full-grown, everybody won't be able to fit into the pool!

I just love the colors in that picture - mainly because of Amber's bathing suit - lol. I just got my August kit from Treasured Scrapbooking and this picture will go PERFECTLY with the colors in that kit! Can't wait to play. Maybe tonight will be the night I can finally play with my new kits! They're awesome!

Monday, August 6, 2007

August Already

Wow! I can't believe we are already 6 days into August! Where has summer gone? We've laid kinda low the last few weeks . . . just enjoying a break from baseball. My 40th birthday came and went and luckily I don't feel any different. Wasn't such a big deal after all! My puppies are growing like weeds! They're so smart. Cocoa can play dead now and they both can give howdy! Just smart little rascals! Vicki is in town from New Mexico and we are enjoying spending time with her. She'll be here till the 15th. Guess I'll get back to work!