Friday, April 30, 2010
When I think about everything wrong, I remember how amazing life truly is and the fact that I like being imperfect!
So - this has not been the best week for me...and I can't really put my finger on just why. No one was sick, no one was grumpy (other than me) ! The weather was nice for the most part....and it was even payday on Friday- but for some reason....ever since that crazy Dizzy Mummy game...I have been a little out of whack! I did have a terrible migraine on Tuesday night that had me throwing up in the middle of the night....and it stuck around (in milder form) until Thursday afternoon.
Well - today was Kaci's field trip- and I will be honest....I was not feeling it! UGH! It was very overcast and cloudy with a slight chance of rain. So, of course, you know what that means.....the field trip is outdoors! ha All 10 of the 2nd grade classes were walking to the park for lunch and to play organized games that several of the moms had set up. As I was waiting for Kaci's class to come out- I started talking to one of the other moms that was waiting. We struck up a conversation about hair bows....as her daughter is a proud "bow head", just like Kaci. She was sweet, easy going and funny- and wanted to go on the field trip almost as much as me :)
Before long, the kids arrived and we were on our way. Not even half way there.....the rain began to fall. Just a sprinkle at first but before we got all the way there...my hair was soaking wet! The teachers made the decision to stay - while I bribed Kaci with a trip to McDonalds if we could please just go! She agreed ...and I was thrilled. The walk back was even wetter- but we had the company of our new friends....the mom I had met up at school and her daughter!
We checked Bailey out and headed to McDonalds. We didn't catch him before he had eaten lunch, but he enjoyed an ice cream cone (as did Kaci after her Happy Meal) I enjoyed getting to know my new friend and Kaci and Bailey enjoyed theirs.
By the end of the afternoon- I no longer felt grumpy! I felt grateful and happy! Sometimes you meet the right people at the right time - And the things they say or do can affect you in ways greater than they may ever know. So- here is to my new friend. Thank you for spending the day with me and my kiddos! We had a blast! I am humbled by your outlook on life, your humor and your grace. Thank you!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Uncle Chad is never going to believe how much money Kaci has raised. Remember in the month of April only- he offered to match $1 per person! Well- Kaci raised $165 and when Chad matches that it will make the final donation $330!! AMAZING!
Well, I am happy to say- friends and family and even strangers....really came through for Kaci
We would like to thank the following people for their generous donations!
Stacy Ramos, Kory Ramos, Jacob Ramos, Katie Ramos, Jennifer Yeatts, Billy Wisnoski, Bobbie Wisnoski, Breanna Wisnoski, Billy and Linda Keeton, Margaret Mallard, Kim Whitson (and a handful of her friends), Scott and Reese, Norma Pitman, Corey Pitman, Kelly Pitman, Lisa McDaniel, Patricia Riley, Scott Riley, Callie Riley, Jessica Riley, Dustin Mc Daniel, Gabby Iglesias, Bailey Borchgardt, Valerie/Zane/Camerson and John Forseberg, Snuggly, Ginny, Gordon, Brooke, Jessica/Marty/Romy/Reese and Hunter Walker, Denise/Andrea/and Mark Simons, Bill Suchan, Ami Suchan, Winnie Suchan, Michelle Banks, Roger Banks, Hana Banks, Sam Banks, Norma Minnifee,Amber/Mark/Colton/Chloe/and Kenadi Eskew, Ty, Jackson, Honey and Chris Crowley Beth Talle, Tom Geren, Charlene Geren, Papa and Grandma Dee, Lynette & Doug Ratchford, Kylee Lambert and family, The Lowe family,Gary Johnson and family, Kendal/Steve/John and Sage Enslow, Gabby Villareal, Jimmy Hoffman, Fancy Peart, and Meow Meow!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Next- we used the empty tissue box to play, Junk in the Trunk! One of my FAVORITE! You strap the tissue box right above your "junk" then load the ping pong balls inside. Then you have a minute to shake all the balls out! Here is Kaci shaking her "junk"!
Bailey shook his "junk" next!
So- last but not least....we played Dizzy Mummy~ the object of this game is to spin around until you have wrapped yourself up in the whole roll of toilet paper. Kaci went first and was so dizzy when she was done. I went next............... and the rest is history~ I was good, very good....until it was over~ The room was spinning and so was my head...both in opposite directions. I have never felt so sick in my life. After I laid on the floor a bit, I had to run to the bathroom to "'loose my lunch" After that, it was straight to bed for me. Clint brought me a nausea pill and I slept for 2 hours. Am I old or what!!??
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Swing batter! Bailey his tball game on Saturday morning. It was the Sidewinders vs. the Bumble Bees!!!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Well, thankfully I had all the paint and materials I would need in the Art Box Kaci and I have at home....so I started right away! I looked up a picture of flamingos on the Internet and then drew one free hand on a piece of computer paper. The material was see-through.....so then I could just trace it on the square ....and even turned one around to face the other way!
Painting it turned out to be a lot of fun! I really like the way it turned out...Although Bailey said it shouldn't have had the orange on it.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Been working hard on making lots of Prissie Piggies. Made these for a friend to give to a set of triplets at their birthday party this weekend. Love them! Summer Fun, White Lace and Plum Plaid!
These are called Sunflower - and I will be making 4 pair of these for a friend in Dallas. Her mother's birthday is coming up - so she is treating her to a pair along with herself, her daughter and her sister in law. I can't wait to get a picture of the 4 of them wearing them all together!
I called these 'Little Bevos' and they will be heading out to Miss Romy! Have to find a pair of black toddler flips to match for Miss Reese!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Then they got to accomplish finding their way through a really cool maze! Look at Bailey rounding the corner! Go Bailey, Go!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The kids hit the games first! Here are Grayson and Kaci riding with Chuck E.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sea anemones- "A group of water dwelling, predatory animals of the order Actiniaria; they are named after the anemone, a terrestrial flower."
WAY TO GO, KACI!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sidewinder- "A small rattlesnake of the southwest United States and Mexico that moves by a distinctive lateral looping motion of its body."
There were lots of people at the field....Bailey's crowd included: me, Kaci, Clint, Amber, Mark, Colton and of course....Papa! Bailey got a great hit with this swing!
Here he is taking his chance to run home....
and he made it! Nothing like a high-5 from Coach Ruben~