.........And so true. Why just the other day I found myself using this same type of "screwdriver" to open up and change the batteries in one of Makayla's toys. Non-tools are so much more handy. If you only knew the things I used my teeth for.............
I having blogging anxiety!!! It has been so long since I have done it, and I have so much to blog about..... Birthdays, recitals, party's, personal war stories. Well, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. So, as soon as I can get the pains in my chest to stop every time I look at a blog, I will be back in full swing.
P.S. No one was injured in the writing of this blog entry. I think we're off to a good start.
Silly me. I was under the impression that band-aids were meant to help owies, not create them! On both Makayla and Gavin, at the same time, the band-aid tattoos they were wearing were practically burned into their skin. On Gavin, he even got a bad rash that lasted over a week! Just a warning to all you mommies, it sad when your kid cries over what was supposed to make them better.
On thursday Jason says to me, "We should do something together as a family on Saturday." I think for a minute, "How about going to Disneyland?" There was no reply on his part needed. In less than an hour the hotel was booked and the packing began. We hit the road 2 days later. We used the excuse, Makayla just graduated kindergarten (worth celebrating), and Gavin's birthday is in less than 2 weeks (also worth celebrating). But really, Jason and I are just big kids who love running around the same streets as Mickey Mouse. We had a great time!!!!! But how could we have a bad time? Do the words "Happiest place on Earth" ring any bells?
I know, I know, I'm a couple of weeks behind. But I am trying to catch up...... Friday May 29th was Makayla's last day of kindergarten. And I have to say, I was a little sad about that. I was all excited and eager for her to start, but now that it's over, I am feeling a little unsure about this growing up thing. She's on to full days of school, playing on the "big kid" play ground, and homework every night. I know everyone says it, but man how time flies......
On her last day of school, all the kindergarten classes walked to the park for a pizza party and playground fun!! I was able to stop by with Gavin, who wanted no part of me, but instead ran around with Makayla's classmates. I guess he thinks he's ready for kindergarten. Makayla and her two best friends from class, Haley and Isabella. Makayla had fun putting the "treats" we had made for her friends into their cubby's. It's official. Makayla is a kindergarten graduate, diploma and all! Unfortunately they did not have any type of ceremony, I remember my kinder graduation so well. I guess I'll have to wait a few more years for that. I am so happy with the school Makayla is attending. I know she will have a great time there as a first grader, even though everyday she tells me how she wishes she was still in kindergarten. (no worries, she did the same thing this year about preschool)
I had this wonderful last day of school gift idea for Makayla's teacher. The plan was to make fortune cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, and have them in a chinese food to-go box. I found these great books online, the first was a children's book, for the classroom, called fortune cookie fortunes, the second a little book full of different fortunes for the teacher. Next, put it all into a basket with a clever little tag saying "I was so fortune-ate to have you as my teacher". Great idea right? Un"fortune"ately, my free shipping coupon was only good during the memorial day holiday weekend, and the books I had hoped would arrive on thurs. (the day before the last day of school), actually didn't make an appearance until friday around 3 or 4:00. After school, and too late. So instead of a basket full of all these wonderful ideas, she received the cookies in a to-go box, and Misty even made a cute little tag with a fortune cookie on it. I was a little disappointed at first, but it was fun making the cookies with Misty, and I'm sure her teacher was just happy it was the last day of school, books or no books.
Well, boating season is now upon us. There is nothing better than a day with the family out on the water, eating pb&j sandwiches (family tradition... wonder where that one started? Stef?), soaking up the sun, and being as lazy as possible!
So, out on the Delta there is this huge, what used to be a ferry, all rusted and busted up. I like to refer to it as the "ghost ship". It is kind of creepy, with broken glass windows and plastic curtains blowing in the air. Now, a boys life just wouldn't be complete without exploring every floating hunk of junk they came across out on the water. So, yes, with shoes held high above their heads, Jason and his friend Kurt swam over and took a look inside. I only hoped everyone was up to date on their tetanus shots. They look pretty tiny up on top of that boat.... told you it was huge! After all the "fun", we headed to Garlic Brothers for dinner... yum!! Another favorite tradition! Oh, and just a warning to all of you out there in blogger land.... this is sure to be the first of many boating blog entries this summer. Hey, it's what we do.
I can't say it enough, but I loved Makayla's kindergarten teacher Mrs. Roberts. She was so great, and Makayla is very sad she won't be with her next year. As a thank you gift for helping out in the classroom this year she had all the kids draw a self portrait with their name and had a notepad made. It is so cute I don't even want to use it!! I love seeing all the little names and how they think they look. What a sweet gift idea, and thank you!