Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March Madness

Oh my! We have been super busy around here.  Julia was in her school production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  It was awesome! Of course I think that!  She could have stood up there picking her nose (like some kids did) and I would have not been more proud!  Honestly, I was just so happy that she was a part of something bigger than herself.  She got to see what it was like to work with a group...a large group.  Her part in the play was being a member of the stage crew.  Last week, someone, the director or someone decided they needed 4 impromptu robots.  Julia was selected, or volunteered, to be one!  This whole experience has been so great for her.  I could see in her the sense of pride she felt about the play.  She took her job seriously.  As part of the stage crew, she had to dress like an oompa loompa.  See pics.  I've seen the movie (both old and new) several times, but it wasn't until I watched the play that I understood what moral it was trying to convey.  Don't be gluttonous!!! Don't be a brat!!! And Don't spend all of your time on electronics!!! Well, that's how the play went anyway. Did the kids get that from participating in this whole experience for 8 months? Probably not.  They are going to remember the chocolate boogers and Violet blowing up (fat suit under her dress). But that's okay. I think it's an event that I know my kids won't forget. Oh, I did forgot to mention this part....Maggie ended up on stage for the curtain call for Friday night's showing. Ooops, guess I lost track of my kid for a minute. Don't know how that happened.

We also had a lacrosse tournament.  The kids played in the rain, in the cold rain.  It, too was a great learning experience. Gave them good practice for our upcoming games.  We traveled almost to Delaware for it!  I used to hear about these parents traveling all over for ball games.  I guess that's what you do!

Oh, how could I forget.  My JOB.  Well, it has been rough.  I won't say much to protect the privacy of the school (not that anyone is reading this!)  I'll get it.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

Well, that's my update of family stuff.  I have a few final notes.  I have been reading a couple of blogs...Want What You Have and Momastery.  Check those out if you have time.  I would link them right here but that is way beyond my technological skill set. The former focuses on living a simple life, being frugal, organization among other things.  The latter is about a woman that has battled alcoholism and has come out with a new take on life. She focuses on helping others, loving others and living peacefully.  Take a look at her blog and become a monkee.  So many blogs, so little time.  Signing off with light and love to all.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

He Came and They Believed

Top of the morning to you! Last night before bed Julia almost tried to convince herself that leprechauns are not real.  Maggie convinced her otherwise.  Julia, so very innocent at heart, wrote the leprechaun last night and asked for a signature.  This morning Maggie mentions that Lucy the Leprechaun sort of writes like mom, but it couldn't be mom, she was sleeping when they went to bed and was still sleeping when they woke up.  Wink, wink.  Lucy came and made a huge mess in our living room. To be honest, the laundry was already on the sofa...just needed to be thrown on the floor.  Tip over a few things, move a little furniture and voila, a short green person came in the night and you were none the wiser. Wishing you all much luck today!

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day

So, work is going well. I love the hours. Another positive about having a job is that it keeps me out of the stores. I have been going straight home after work to eat (because really how do you eat anything with a class of 3 year olds?). The kids are a little challenging but it's just going to take some time for them to understand my expectations. I have to do some lesson planning this weekend, which will be fine. We have a pretty slow weekend. Dave will be out most of it doing St. Patty's Day promotions. People, drink your beer! It feels like spring and it's a major drinking holiday! Lift your red solo cup!
In the past I have always made some type of mess in the house and said that the leprechaun did it! I'm not sure if the kids are going to buy it this year now that they are getting older. I'll try and see. I hope so. I'm really not ready to give up the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy! Julia is 10. At what age do they figure it out? I'd love to freeze time right now, but I also have to say I'm looking forward to the day when the can watch themselves! Now that I think about it...no, I'd rather pay a babysitter forever! Leaving them alone will make me a nervous wreck!
I just realized we missed the Way of the Cross tonight at church. They also have simple suppers on Fridays during lent. We LOVE our church here. There are a lot of activities for us to get involved in. We got a letter from our priest today asking us if we wanted him to come bless our house and welcoming us to the church. I thought that was nice.
This morning I woke up to the sound of banging metal. A house s being built across the street from ours. Please tell me they are not working on weekends! I'd like to sleep in tomorrow. Yes,those little ones wore me out this week! Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend! Light and love!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Working Girl

Well, that can be taken a couple of different ways but, you know what I mean. I got a job teaching 3 year olds at a daycare near here. It's from 9-1, 5 days a week. I wasn't really looking, I just stumbled upon it. Sometimes that's the best way. On paper it sounds perfect. We will see how it goes! I'm optimistic about it. I love working with kids and making a difference in their lives. This gives me time to run errands after work before I pick up the kids from school.

The girls started lacrosse. Also known as LAX. Yeah, it took me a minute too. We are new to this sport. They love it. We practice 2 times a week and have games on Saturdays. They are on the same team, so that helps.
Dave has been up at the school helping to build the set for the play that the drama club is performing. Julia is part of the set crew and also plays an oompa loompa. They are performing Willy Wonka if you couldn't figure it out ;)
This was the prettiest day that I've experienced here in Maryland thus far. It was sunny and probably 75*. The girls and about 20 other neighbor kids spent a good portion of the afternoon swinging on a vine. I love when kids just play, especially in nature. We then went for a bike ride. I rode David's bike and as you can imagine the dismount was quite comical.
We are still missing Skipper. We think about him a lot. I'll post a picture of his memorial. Maggie can now do a split and is quite proud...I'll post a pic of that too.
So, I've been reading a lot of blogs lately and comparing them to mine. Hmmm...I really don't know how I'm holding your attention (all 3 of you). This isn't some cool food blog, not a hip crafty blog, not a how to home improvement blog. So, I just want to say thanks (to the 3 of you) that read my blog. Since the move is pretty much over and we are settled in, there's not a whole lot to say. "I went to wal-mart" can get kind of boring. I thought maybe I could update everyone on "life" and then add some spice by posting pics of our yard improvement. Man, I should have ad a camera handy when Dave was pulling trees out if the ground with his truck! We have a major project going on with landscaping and we will do all the work ourselves. We will see where that takes us! As for now,I sign off. I need to get my rest for my first day of work! Love and light to all!