Friday, September 28, 2007

this week's update

While most kids are barely getting into the hang of being back in school, mine started Fall holiday this past Monday. They're on a year-long schedule and will have three weeks off. Three LONG weeks. I've been trying to keep them busy and entertained this whole week. They both started up sports practices this week. Brianna is in cheer leading again and now Alec is on t-ball. It's an amazing time to be outside.
Let me tell you about the weather here. . . . it's hot in the summer. HOT! It gets to the point where we say ridiculous things like "It's going to be cooler today. We're only hitting a high of 103". I must say though that right now the weather is lovely. Well, to me at least. These days our lows are in the low 60's and highs in the low to mid 90's. Awesome. Lovely morning walking weather.
Recently I met three new families in school and cheer leading. One just moved here from Wisconsin, another from upstate New York and the other from Washington State. They're burning up. While I was talking to the New York mom yesterday, she was telling me how excited she was that her kids will actually be able to wear Halloween costumes in their size now. She was telling me how she would always buy them about two sizes too big to accommodate warm clothes underneath. If this Halloween is like last year's then it should be no problem.
Speaking of . . . . we decorated the house for Halloween yesterday. Alec is now calling it "The Haunted Mansion". Cute. I'm about to check on various crafts sites to see what I can occupy the kiddies with today.
Another family I met is also from Texas. (I remembered because she also had her kids decorate this week) Just like us, the Texas family moved here because of the man's job and has no other family here. Well, also the Wisconsin family, the New York family, and the Washington family. All of us are here without family and none of us moms work. (We moms? Us moms? Whatever) Plus we all have kids that are somehow friends. Some are friends with Brianna, some with Alec. I am fully convinced that we all have to start some sort of new Joy Luck Club. I'm fantasizing about book meetings, soup swaps, Oscar parties, birthday parties and babysitting duties. The two moms whose kids are buddies with Alec and I are getting together next week and the two who are Brianna's friends, I'll be seeing tomorrow. I just somehow need to get them all together. I'm thinking pot luck at my house since I'm the common acquaintance.
Ok, well I've been rambling through this whole post. I've thought of about a million things to post about this week and each time I've been busy with these kids. Oh, did you all watch The Office last night? Yeah, it was worth the wait. I laughed most at "I'm not superstitious, I'm just a little stitious".
Again, sorry about the nonsequitors. It's kind of hard to concentrate with Brianna reading over my shoulder. (Ha! She stopped as soon as she read that)

feeling: activitied-out
listening to: Brianna talk about her Littlest Pet Shop

Monday, September 17, 2007

psst . . . .

Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of blogging? I've been pretty busy around here. Not any one thing in particular, just everything. Plus, I've been making myself stay away from the computer as much as possible in order to do the things I feel I need to do. In the time I've been away . . .

- We went to Texas for Labor day weekend to hang out with our families. Came back and were totally off on dates.
- Received an awesome, awesome goody box from the awesome, awesome Jenn.
- Helped chaperon a field trip for Alec's pre-k class. I'd like to say I won't do that again, but there's another one coming up.
- Had the first parent/teacher conference with Brianna's teacher. All's well.
- Discovered an amazing local market.
- Had some yummy barbecues at home.
- Had a hard time separating myself from Mr. Harry Potter.
- shopped, shopped, shopped some more
- have been going CRAZY trying to get the kids to agree on a Halloween costume. When I was a kid, I would've loved for my mom to make me a costume. She always bought those horrible plastic costumes that you could hardly breathe in. These kids refuse to let me make their costumes. WTF?
- Have made about a dozen attempts at updating my blog, saved several drafts but never finished.
- Received a few emails asking if I was ok. Aww. . you love me.
- Watched the VMA's. The first time around, before all the hype. Was shocked and sad.
- Have been trying to get our garage looking like something out of Mission Organization.

That's all I can think of now. I've been neglecting my bloggy reads, so I'll trying to finish here and do that now.

feeling: busy
listening to: the new Beck song