Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I did it!

Okay, so one of my new years resolutions was to read five classics that I had never read before. And by classics it was kind of loosely defined as "by an author you know of who wrote books quite a while ago.

So there are the ones I read:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

However I did not know if that counted or not, since they were two in a series and by the same author, so just not to feel like I cheated I read one to make up for that:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Cristie
The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemingway
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Okay!! Whoo hoo!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lots and Lots of Pictures



The kids with the makeup artist. Yeah, I'm a little tired and no I didn't dress up. Look at Alanna's hair. That took awhile!



My Lydi-bug as a Ladybug. Later I put two pigtails in that stood straight up into the air like antennae.



Asher as Robin. He told me he needed gloves and a cape and got the ones he has already so I didn't have to buy others. Bestest boy!!!



Alanna as a spider queen for Halloween.




Alanna was able to get her face painted for school so I did. These are actual redo's
from later that day.



My Lydi Reading to herself

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Volunteering in Kindergarten



Am I the luckiest Mom or what? A few weeks ago Alanna came home from school with the parent volunteer sign up sheet. Unfortunately they were asking for weekly, or every other week helpers, and since I still have two at home, I didn't really think I could do that. But I put a note at the bottom that said i could help once a month and I got lucky. Mrs. Santos took me up on it so i get to help in Alanna's class now.

Today was my first day. I felt a little weird when I walked in. I am so not old enough to be back in elementary school because my daughter is in it. And actually, I miss elementary school. With the exception of first grade I think those were my best years in school. Anyway, I was just putting papers in folders and gluing the first pages of the journals onto the covers, but I got to watch Alanna for a few minutes. I just loved watching her in there. And of course she kept sneaking looks at me and trying to whisper to me, all during okay times of course. When she was supposed to be paying attention she was. *sigh* so sweet!! And I get to do it again.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Background

I had to change my background. My mom reads this and I remembered she hates spiders. I guess I should have thought of that earlier.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hair

Whats that song... oh yeah, give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen waxin. Or something like that. When I was a little girl I had long hair until the first grade when my Mom cut it all off so I would stop chewing on it. I didn't like it short (it was cute but i was very girly) so I told myself I would stop chewing on it so I could have it long. And ever after that I wore it long. I was kinda scared to cut it after awhile. I only got trims for split ends.

I finally cut it shoulder length when I was about 15. I didn't like it very much. But there was a friend of mine whose sister worked at a Regis in the mall and I went to her to do my hair and I LOVED IT!! Best haircut ever. She lives about an hour and a half from me right now, I wonder if it would be worth the trip....

Anyway, I let that hair style grow out, and then cut it to get rid of the layers, and then grew it out for several more years. I got a perm, and then after my son was born I cut it to about mid neck, almost chin level. I cut it again the next year. then I let it grow out. Then I had my daughter and I cut it again. I seem to do that. Have a baby, cut my hair, (not because of the hair pulling) then grow it out.

Well I am in a growing out phase and this is NOT A PREGGO ANNOUNCEMENT. But I am experimenting with different hairstyles, especially those that are easy to do but look good. So far I have found two that don't take very long.

So I have decided that short hair on my looks more stylish, up to date and full. Long hair is more fun to experiment with.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Help for Jade's Homework?

Not sure if this is what you meant Jade, and it's a command performance so Asher was a little unsure what to do, but hey, maybe it'll be what you are looking for. video

My Three Dancers

video

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hope this doesn't come back to haunt me

So I have decided that while I am not now, and may never be ready for teenagers, there are a few things that might be nice about having them:

1: They can brush and flush their own teeth
2: They don't need bathroom help.
3: When it's dinner time I can put it on the table and then tell them eat it or starve without feeling guilty about it, or feeling like I have to make something else so they will eat it.
4: They can understand the concept of what clothes actually match, at least a little better. Doesn't mean that they will follow the color rules but at least they know they are breaking them.
5: I can send them outside to go do something and I don't have to go with them to watch their every move.
6: They know not to eat dirt, rocks and berries off of the bushes.
7: They put themselves back to sleep at night.

So, at least there are a few things to look forward to.