Monday, November 24, 2008

Long time no update

Wow, so much for actually updating this in a timely manner.

First and foremost I have a new nephew (and no I don't remember if I already mentions this already even though I just read what I put on the blog)!!!! What a hoot and an adorable little boy. I can't wait to meet him, our family from Vegas are coming up for the Thanksgiving holiday. I am excited for that. My sister, bless her heart had a baby WHILE attending law school! WOW! I admire her because that is a tough journey but I know she can do it. My bro-in-law will be the primary caregiver though once she is done and the are moving back to Utah. I can't wait. I know she is a very independent person but it will be good to have her back home, I don't think she knows how much she was missed.

Halloween has come and gone, well H was a "scary" vampire. I say scary because he was a vampire before but he was too scared to wear the make-up but this year he had to have the blood that came out of the mouth. So we did one of those capsules, he didn't like that so much. So the other two times we just used a red stick to make the blood. He was much happier with that. I was told by the little man that he was going to have to get a bigger bag or dump his bag because he was going to get so much candy. Well we had not even made it around one neighborhood when he was complaining that his bag was too heavy (not even close to being full) and that he was done. I tell you he never would have survived a night with me trick or treating when I was a kid. We would take two pillow cases sometimes and come back with at least one full, and if we made it home by 10 our parents were lucky. We did find a place that had hot chocolate and made doughnuts, that was cool. My little sis also had a friend who made a spook alley that she told us about so we hit that up too. He was excited for that, he even went in a second time.

Thanksgiving is around the corner, AHHHHH! I am still trying to get the place cleaned up because they are coming. H was so worried that we were not going to get a turkey in time. Everyday he was asking. Got it on Sunday, but I still have alot that needs to get done. I gave the big sis the sweet potatoes, but she better make the GOOD ones. I don't know if my and baby sis have expressed this enough to her yet.

I will yet again promise to make this a better habit of updating but you know how empty that will be.

peace out

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rocks For Sale

So it started at the beginning of summer before h left for his dad's house, he gathered rocks and pebbles along his way. Now these are not anything special or polished rocks, just common gravel along the way. He had gathered these for some time, I would say he started when he was around 2 so a good 5 years. This summer they were getting in the way of me putting some plants in my pots outside that I actually was going to go and just toss them in the garbage. Well low and behold the little love noticed what I was doing and frantically came over to let me know his rocks were in that pot and was I really going to throw them away?

So once he rescued the rocks from certain death he decided he was going to sell the rocks, riding around on his bike calling out for a good 20 or 30 minutes, "rocks for sale!", upon the end I sent a message to my sister to let her know she had better come and buy some rocks so this little darling of mine. By the time I convinced Gma to come over he was working it, buy one get one free. Not sure how much he made off of them before he left, I didn't keep track, but trust me the sale only continued upon his return.

While h was gone I replaced the carpet in the living room with laminate wood floors, well this being my first time placing it there were a number of mistakes. I don't recall for sure where the cardboard piece came into place but the boy decided to create a sign for his rock sale. He fancied it all up so they could even place their name upon purchasing some rocks. I did not give it much thought when one day we were leaving for the day there was a disappointed shrug in his shoulders. "What is wrong love?" was the question at hand, "Why is no one buying my rocks, not one name on my list". Well I couldn't let that get him down, so my sister to rescue.

Upon her arrival for her milk she writes down Jake T., and let the boy know that he had a customer. Well that boy was so elated I just melted, but then his mood turned "Who is Jake T.? And why did he buy rocks?" Since this time a number of celebrities have come about. Santa, Spiderman and of course Billy Joel (although the boy does not know who this is as well as his name was written just randomly instead of the correct column" This little man has sold $16 of rocks now, but Santa is a little suspicious to him and he continues to look in my room because the boy does not feel that he took any for his purchase, my sis under estimated his obsessive convulsive disorder he has.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

School Days

Can I just say how much my son just loves his teacher this year? Granted he is only in second grade, but considering the teachers he has had in the past I am so glad he finally found one that has him motivated about school.

I have never seen H be so excited about reading. Mrs. W has lit a fire under him and he is ready to roll. I wouldn't say he didn't read or struggled with reading before however this year he has grabbed chapter books from the library and was so excited that he could get to chapter 5 in one day. He took it upon himself to read at daycare too. In the past I had to force him to read. I am glad for Mrs. W, she has touched him in a way that no one else can. At his school function when we were learning about the new reading program I had a moment to talk to her, I had tears in my eye telling her how much he has enjoyed school so far. That was only two weeks in. This year he has not asked me once to drop him off or pick him up at school. I didn't put the two together until recently talking to some co-workers.

I am excited to see how this year plays out with him, maybe instead of me worrying if he will pass there may not be as big of a worry for me this year. We will find out when the first parent teacher conference comes up as well as his report card.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Beginnings...

Well I did it, my lovely baby sister has wanted me to try to blog for some time. I probably will get the hang of it but I feel weird trying do this. I would like to say that I am tech savvy and I am sure I will piss my family off along the way but thought this would be a kind of cool thing to try out. As my son gets older I can pass the torch off to him. Besides I have gotten inspired by keeping up to date on my older sister's blog too.

Currently life is life. I work full time, then love to come home and just hang out with my 7 year old son. He is the pure joy of my life and I am inspired to be better because of him. As one of my favorite lines from As Good As It Gets (of course the he and she are reversed), "he makes me want to be a better woman".

My family, WOW, but as I am sure you will read about in future ones, are just as crazy as the rest of them. But because they are my family everything is just amplified because in your mind they are worse than really what they are. As much as I would like to trade them in, they are my family and have stuck by me thick and thin, just as I would (and do mind you).

And alas, I could go on and on because if I don't get to talk too much at work I tend to just go on because my conversations are more geared to my son then anyone else, I shall cut free and think about what to say in the future.