Thursday, April 30, 2009

The End of the School Year

The Husband and I decided back in January that The Boy will no longer be going to his Montessori preschool after this year. While the Montessori method has served him well, it is time for him to move on. Communication and leadership at the school have been less than ideal and we are taking The Girl to a completely different location across town...sometimes you just need to simplify. The Boy isn't at all phased by this upcoming change. He cannot wait to be at the same place as his little sister. Thick as thieves the two of them. In honor of the lack of communication, here is The Boy singing at his Black History Month Performance last week, in April, not February when Black History Month actually takes place. This is a song entitled "May All Children." Aren't they cute, even if they are a little off key.


Please ignore the sideways video...not sure how to fix that.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day Adventures

Yesterday, The Boy's school hosted an animal expert with animals in tow for Earth Day. When I picked him up yesterday, I was sure to ask him about the presentation.

Momma: What did you do for Earth Day today?
The Boy: I don't remember.
Momma: Did you have someone bring animals to school?
The Boy: Oh, yes, that is what happened. How did you know that?
Momma: There was a sign on the door that told me.
The Boy: Signs don't talk.
Momma (ignoring the smart remark): What animals did you get to see?
The Boy: We saw a lot of animals. We saw an alligator, but it was a baby so it couldn't eat us.
Momma: That is good.
The Boy: We also saw tree frogs. They are poisonous and almost stinct.
Momma: They are almost what?
The Boy: Stinct...it means they are dying and won't be around anymore.
Momma: Oh, you mean EXTINCT.
The Boy: Yes, stinct. Did you know that you could die from an alligator and a tree frog. The alligator eats you and if you lick a tree frog, you could die.
Momma: Really?
The Boy: Yes, and even if the alligator spits you back out, you will still be dead.

What are they teaching The Boy at school? This is generally how our afternoon conversations run. I love having a preschooler.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

They Love Each Other


The Girl is absolutely fascinated by The Boy. Any time he is in her line of vision, she laughs or yells or lunges for him. It is the cutest thing ever. I know there are destined to be times when they won't be able to stand each other, but I hope they always care for and love each other as much as they do right now. The Boy is still getting used to her kisses, but at least he has started to tolerate the slobber. I keep telling him, they won't be like this for long.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Bee's Diet

Yesterday while waiting out "the fever," The Boy and I had some fun spelling words and then using those words in a sentence. I know, sounds like fun, right? He loves it...my children are destined to be somewhat nerdy, but they're cute, so it is a good balance. The word was bee. Here is The Boy's sentence.

The bee is sucking the flower's blood.

I promise, he hasn't been reading Twilight, not yet anyway.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sick AGAIN!

I really thought that once we made it out of March, we would be safe from the traditional Winter illnesses. The Boy has been home sick since Friday. Yucky, nasty, antibiotic resistant ear infection. He has been on one antibiotic since Friday...it hasn't worked. He has had a fever all weekend. The doctor is calling in a new antibiotic. If that doesn't work within 48 hours we have to consider shots. Yikes. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get the miserable ear infection to go away?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Destination

Daddy: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The Boy: Candyland.
Daddy: Okay, if you could go anywhere in the world that was real, where would you go?
The Boy: Hmmmm.
Daddy: It starts with a z.
The Boy: I'd go where the zebras are.
Daddy: Close enough, let's go to the zoo.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Movies

I took The Boy to see "Monsters vs. Aliens", the IMAX 3D adventure. According to The Boy 3D is totally AWESOME Mom!

The movie was only 1 1/2 hours and very funny. I enjoyed it just as much as he did.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Random Question of the Day

At the dinner table last night...prior to this question, we were talking about practicing the piano.

The Boy: Momma, how does the Easter Bunny get into the house?
Momma: That is a great question...Daddy, how does the Easter Bunny get into the house? (The Husband is better at thinking on his feet.)
The Boy: Ya, Daddy, how does the Easter Bunny get into the house?

The Husband went into this semi-long explanation about how the Easter Bunny is really good friends with Santa Claus and how Santa Claus has shared his secret way into the house with the Bunny. It seemed to work. The Boy responded by saying, 'I don't really like the middle of an egg.'

We better get our act together for when the really hard questions come out of his mouth.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cookie Monster

Like many working mommas, I live for the weekends. I often feel like my whole being revolves around making the most of the time I get to spend with the kiddos when I am not working. The concentrated amount of time on weekends is worth its weight in gold to me. Recently, I have been working at least 3 hours on any given weekend. This throws a major wrench in my theory of spending as much time as I can with The Boy and The Girl (The Husband, too), making memories. Keep repeating quality of time, not quantity of time. All in all, I think we do a pretty good job. We watched a softball game, went to the zoo and baked cookies this weekend. Not too shabby.

The Boy loves to bake cookies. I think this is due to the fact that he likes to eat the ingredients as we make the cookies. Last night we made oatmeal raisin cookies. The Husband's favorite. We made them after dinner. The Boy took a bath while they were cooking. I put The Girl to bed, cleaned the kitchen, etc., etc. By this time the cookies were out of the oven and cool enough to eat. I handed The Boy a cookie on the smaller side. I have to say, it wasn't perfectly round. Boy, did he notice. He told me he didn't want to eat half a cookie, he wanted the whole one. The one on the right is the whole cookie.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Break


The Boy has been on Spring Break all week and The Husband and I have been splitting the days/week to take care of him. Let me just say that at this point, The Boy has a great work ethic. He helped The Husband mow the lawn and trim bushes on Monday and Wednesday. He helped me clean bathrooms on Tuesday. Today he is flipping the flower beds...he has loved it.

I hope he always enjoys cleaning and yard work. Probably not going to happen, but we can dream.


Christmas 2009

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