Friday, May 30, 2008

Our graduate

Well, Olivia had the first of her graduations earlier this month -- her Pre-K graduation. While I am VERY proud of her, I had mixed emotions about this graduation. I tried not to make a huge deal out of it but other things/people did. I know others may disagree with me I just feel like kids today have too many graduations (here they have Pre-K, Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grades) and by the time they hit high school it becomes "just another graduation" to them and I want my kids to value their education and know that high school and college graduations are the most important. Anyway, they had a graduation (complete with cap and gown) and a program showcasing some things they learned in school this year -- they did song of the days of the week to the tune of the Adam's Family, Months of the year to the Makarena, the Pledge of Allegiance and a few other things that are escaping me at the moment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

7 points....

This is what your face looks like when you realize you lost by just 7 points! David drives trucks for a living and this past Saturday our state had their State Truck Driving Championship. Unfortunately this is the only photo I got from that day. I did have a few pics of him driving but they called another persons name so I didn't think it was really him and I erased the photos. Turned out it was him and he did great -- probably because I wasn't watching! At the banquet, they announced that there were only 7 points separating the top 2 finishers in his class. He came in second! I was so proud of him. If he had won, he'd have gone to the National Championship and this year it is in Houston, Texas. I was a little leery of him winning because the Nationals are usually around the first week of school in August meaning I'd either miss his competition or Olivia's first day of Kindergarten. But one great thing about the Nationals being in Houston I could have tried hard to meet my awesome e-friend Marla for the very first time! Also, I would have been able to meet up with a travel mate from Olivia's adoption. Oh well, I am still very proud of my hubby!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


My dear friend Julie of tagged me a few days ago so here it is:

So here are the three things about to the person who tagged you and tag 5 other bloggers (let them know by posting a comment on their blog).

1.) I absolutely hate to put clothes away and I have no idea why. I manage through though....

2.) I have every Danielle Steel book in hardback.

3.) I am working on scrapbooks for both girls and I am in the year 2006.

I know they aren't very interesting.

I am tagging:

Marla at

Natalie at

Michelle at

Colleen at

Laura at

Monday, May 19, 2008

Has it really been that long....

...since I've blogged? We have been mega busy! Olivia graduated from Pre-K, the girls had their preschool program, then there was Mother's Day and the last day of school. I have lots of stuff to share and will soon but I did want to take an opportunity to answer a question someone asked in the comments of my last post about the Leapster. The Leaster is a handheld game sytem where the games are educational. Some of the games the girls love are:

  • Get Puzzled
  • Clifford's Reading
  • Dora's Wildlife Rescue
  • Ratatouille
  • Leap Frog's Kindergarten
  • Pet Pals

Happy Monday to all!