Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
It's been a busy month around here, with one thing after another. Tonight was Marissa's Spring/Chorus Concert.
She sings in the Chorus which is mixed of 4th & 5th Graders. Actually just Marissa & her friend are the only 5th graders in the Chorus, but whatever. As a whole, they all sang beautifully.
After singing a number of songs, they left the stage & after a few minutes the whole 5th grade class marched in. Marissa, conveniently was standing in the same spot. ;)
They sang & also played music on their recorders. They even played other instruments & a few of the kids sang solos. The kids did a wonderful job with their performances.
Of course at the end the parents storm the kids for pictures. I love this one of Marissa with some of her BFF's.
Hard to believe they're off to middle school!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The girls had Field Day today & we scored the perfect weather for it. It was a warm, sunny day filled with fun.
I had to work in the morning, but managed to get to the school around lunchtime. I found the whole school dancing thanks to a parent that volunteered to DJ. The kids danced the macarena, did the cha-cha slide & had so much fun!
Marissa was on the yellow team. She is my sunshine.
Gianna was on the orange team, She's my little firecracker.
I did my best splitting my time between both girls events, cheering them on.
At the end, all the fifth graders got together for a group pic. This is their last field day here. Next year they will be in Middle School.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
They all got picked up around 11am & then I had to get ready for round Two, or is it Three? We were having family over next.
Yep another cake, but this time we kept it simple with Marissa's favorite Coconut cake. The amount of cake in our house was crazy!
Friday, May 18, 2012
2. She's still a voracious book reader. She loves The Hunger Games trilogy, The Kingdom Keepers series, the Kane Chronicles series & the Heroes of Olympus series.
3. She's tall for her age & towers over my one sister & my mother. Sadly she's catching up to me & Joe...
4. She got a cell phone recently & has turned into a texting tween. Texting me from the couch or upstairs.
5. Her shoe size is size 8 LADIES. I am amazed, yet she giggles....and wears my shoes.
6. She doesn't like wearing dresses, but prefers jeans or shorts.
7. She is still owl obsessed.
8. She is great at math. Just like her Daddy. She makes us very proud with her grades.
9. She loves to try new foods, and has a huge appetite lately.
10. She is happy-go-lucky. She can be bossy, & moody too, but when she's in a good mood it's great.
11. She has a beautiful smile (with or without braces), a wonderful heart & she's AMAZING!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Today was a relaxing day, spent with Joe & the girls. We didn't do our "normal" Mother's Day tradition, but I was perfectly ok with that. We had a nice early dinner at Chili's instead & came home & relaxed some more.
My favorite part is getting pics with the girls. After all, they are the reason I celebrate today.
Happy Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The twelfth fell on the same day as my youngest niece Nari's 1st birthday party, so you know there weren't any shortages of pics!
I got my baby fix easily today. Holding Nari for as long as I could before having to give her up to anyone else.
Gianna loved making the baby smile by giving her little flowers she found in the grass. She loves that she's not the baby of the family anymore!
Nari stopped to smell the flowers. So cute!
Got this hat at Disney for my nephew Tyler. Every time I saw it at the park it cracked me up. I just knew he would like it, but I was wrong--he LOVED it!!
Gianna was at a friend's birthday party earlier in the day & had a "make-over" complete with hair, make-up & nails. She rocked that kazoo like nobody's business!!
Afterwards my sister Marie's family & mine went out to eat at Pizzeria Uno's. The two older kids had a "make-your-own" pizza & they all had fun. It was nice & relaxing.
These two were content to sit & eat while playing their ipods. Though if you look close the look on their faces crack me up!
Friday, May 11, 2012
During the graduation some of the kids read the essays they wrote about what they learned in the program. Some of the other kids made up skits & acted them out. Marissa and her friends acted out a skit, of course my daughter has her back to the camera the whole time........
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This past Saturday was "painting day". I've been looking forward to this like nobody's business!! This room hasn't had a fresh coat of paint since we moved in 12 years ago. This used to be the master bedroom when we first moved in, but when we remodeled the house we changed it to be our guest room. It was hardly used & not high on the "must get painted list", until we decided to turn it into my scrap studio. It was time.
The color of the room was a light coffee color, something like cafe au lait. Which was nice but I was over it. Even when I was just dreaming of a scrap room, I knew it would be some sort of purple/lavender color.
Joe did all the hard work, spackling & painting. I offered to help several times, but the only thing he let me do was tape off the windows, doors, etc.
It's hard to get a full picture of the room, but this shows the windows that face the front of the house, looking into the street. The room has lots of natural light, which is a good thing since the room doesn't have any other lights currently, except for a small lamp (but that's in the plans too).
I was like a little kid watching Joe paint. When he started cutting in, I was so excited, finally seeing it become a reality.
Watching paint dry is not my favorite past time by far, but hanging out with Joe keeping him company while he works is nice. The kids would pop in from time to time but they know not to distract Daddy while he's on the big ladder.
Now we're just waiting on the fan that we ordered for the room to come in so the electrician can install that as well as lights in the room. The ball is rolling & I'm getting excited! Joe says I should be able to move in by Memorial Day weekend, which would be great since the kids got an extra 2 days added on to the weekend from snow days not used (don't ask me why they didn't just end school 2 days earlier instead--I have no idea!). I'm sure the girls will be willing to help me "move" in. Cheap labor, what can I say? LOL!!