June 24, 2009

WW & SEW: TV Screen Love Messages



Not so wordless...

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii game) has "stages" that the characters "brawl" on, but one function I didn't know it had was a stage builder. For several weeks Timothy has been creating his own stages. A few days ago he decided to make a stage for every letter of the alphabet. On Sunday, I called to him "last stage", and he said I had to come see the one he had just finished. After completing all 26 letters of the alphabet, he decided to build a stage for me that said I love you! I was truly overwhelmed!

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One More Day...

Do you ever feel like you're just trying to get through a day?
  1. Playgroup-inevitably one of my children has a meltdown at these things, so even though I am always happy to be with other moms I never really relax. My kids were shockingly doing great, so when the end of playgroup came I decided to leave BEFORE a meltdown could occur, even though others were hanging around. Well, nope. Just to make sure I don't ever go an hour and a half without one, Samantha screamed the whole way out! Good times!
  2. Nap time-Samantha wasn't falling asleep, but she was happily talking in her room, for some much needed rest time. Timothy heard her, and thought that meant she should come out. He opened her door, which ended mommy's rest time.
  3. 1st Swim Class for both kids-pictures and videos to come later this week, but this was a heart wrenching experience for mommy that ended on a good note. We'll see how day 2 goes.
  4. Free USO meal-totally a bust. No parking, long lines.
Tomorrow is another day.

June 22, 2009

Transition Week

It's the first full week that we don't have school, and the last full week that I'll be a single parent. I'm not organized enough right now to post something exciting, so I figure I'll give a "brief" update.

Our first week of school being out, we...
1. have tried out 3 new playgrounds in various spots in San Diego.
2. have been to the beach once, ever so briefly, because it has barely reached 70!
3. have FINALLY gotten an antibiotic for Sam, after being sick almost a month.
4. saw Pirates Who Don't Do Anything with free movies!
5. (I) have gotten about 20 loads of laundry done.
6. have planned July activities for MOPS
7. moved furniture around the house because...
8. I got so happy vacuuming with my new Dyson that I took all the furniture I could lift out of the living room and family room!
9. have fallen in love with the class guinea pigs that we get for the summer.
10. celebrated our first Father's Day w/o Daddy around. Last deployment Dan was home on emergency leave because I had to have my gallbladder removed asap!

This week we will...
1. start swim lessons-1st time for both kids.
2. get my hair done
3. make homecoming banners tonight at the "return and reunion"party!
4. have our 1st MOPS playgroup of the summer!
5. give away multiple bags of toys and clothes & organize what's left behind.
6. TRY to blog every day.
7. spend more time in the sun, as it's going to get into the mid 70's by the end of the week!
8. organize papers (ugh).
9. treasure the last week my baby boy will be 5.
10. trust God to get us through this last week.

June 16, 2009

What a Difference a Year Makes

First Day of School:


Last Day of School:


Kindergartners:


Graduates:


Meeting Cupcake & Coco (the class Guinea Pigs):


Hosting Cupcake & Coco for the Summer:


Strangers:


Friends:

Kindergarten Promotion

To mark the first day of summer vacation for Timothy, I thought I would treat myself to a little blogging! Videos of Kindergarten Promotion. I've heard this song multiple times, but when they were performing it I just started crying incessantly. We actually made it through kindergarten! First grade here we come...
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I think this next video answers the question: "Does Timothy really like school?"

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June 5, 2009

Aloha Friday: Vacation


Kailani of An Island Life writes...In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

I just got back from visiting Dan in Kailani's fair state of Hawaii! In the original "schedule," Dan's ship was never supposed to go there, so when they added Hawaii as a port stop (just 3 weeks before it was pulling in), we jumped at the chance! I flew my mom out from Texas to stay with the kids, and I went to HI for the most amazing time. It couldn't have been more perfect. I got back Wed morning and have had one year end event after another, so I'm just now coming up for air! Pictures and stories will be forthcoming, but the obvious Aloha Friday question of the week is...
What is the best vacation you've been on and why?