Friday, July 31, 2009

Funny Story....

Makayla, who is just finishing her first week back to school says to me last night,

"I don't want to go to school any more. It's boring, I already know everything."

As a mother, I felt the best way to handle a situation like this was to throw out a question, easy enough for me to know the answer to, but maybe a little difficult for the six year old "genious".

"Okay Makayla, how many states are there in the United States of America?"


She answered so fast! Now I'm concerned. Is it 50? 52? 51? Why do I always forget this one? I'm pretty confident it's 50.... moving on.

"Well Makayla, what do you want to be when you grow up? Every thing in life requires a bit more than a kindergarten education. (even Mcdonalds, but just barely)"

"I want to be a teacher."

A teacher? Seriously? This coming from the girl who is tired of school, now she wants to go to school for ever!?

"How are you going to teach your students Makayla, if YOU haven't gone to school?"

I've got her there right? WRONG.....

"I want to be a kindergarten teacher. I already know all that stuff."

I'm not sure what more can be said at this point.... her argument is fair. I get up to leave the room with one last thing to say,

"You're going to school tomorrow."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A busy June

June came and went with so many activities and not so much blogging. My plan? Let's just highlight some of the big ones and move on with our lives. Sound good?

On June 12th Gavin, my sweet baby, turned three. He has since informed me that he is NOT a baby, he is BIG! We spent the day hanging out around the house and singing Happy Birthday almost every hour. That night we went to John's Incredible Pizza Company for dinner, and then home for presents and cupcakes. The cupcakes from WalMart pretty much take the cake ( lame joke right?) We Love them!!

Next was Makayla's dance recital. She had a Friday night show and a Saturday morning show. I love watching all the dancers! They are so talented, and the little dancers are way to cute for words. I think in a past life I must have been a dancer, since I leap, twirl, shuffle, and basically bust a move around my house all day! (embarrassing right?) I also loved Makayla's costume! Hot Pink? What's not to love!!

Directly after Makayla's recital on Saturday, we had family and a couple of friends over to celebrate Gavin's birthday. It was a good time, with no stress. (That part was amazing, since I tend to stress over just about every thing. I may have a heart attack before I'm 30.) Taco salad, Yum! Water balloons, and an indestructible pinata, awesome! Homemade cupcakes, some words of wisdom..... If you put 2 tablespoons instead of 2 teaspoons of vanilla in the frosting it will taste amazeing!!! However, it will also be a murky tanish color. Frosting whitener will help, but not much. And massive amounts of red food coloring will only turn the frosting a dark pink kind of color. End result? Sort of pink cupcakes at a boys birthday party....... but they tasted stellar. Personally, that's all that matters.

If I was a dancer in a past life, then my kids were definitely fish. Good luck getting them out of the water! I thought it was time for Gavin to have swim lessons, and he couldn't be more excited about "having to" swim. He loves Miss Janie, his swim and Makayla's dance teacher, and did really well. (Even with her making him swim completely under water, which, by the way, was not his favorite.) I have a feeling by the end of the summer he will be swimming all on his own. Michael Phelps better watch out!
There it is, our June in a nut shell. July.... Here I come!