Archive for April, 2010

Tooth Hurtie

When is the best time to see the dentist? Two..thirty. Or in my case it’s when you wake up with Night sweats and pain(I mean PAIN). My dentist is out of his office on Fridays so I got happy pills that shall get me happily throught the weekend!

April 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm Leave a comment

“They better like them…”

Cookies are made of butter and love. ~Norwegian Proverb

Joe’s class had an extra credit assignment. Because they are learning about measurements…they could measure ingredients for baking and bring in the results, in the form of cookies. Now this was an assignment Joe could finally get behind. So we created Joe’s favorite combination: Chocolate cookie with chocolate chips…and after all his other homework, we baked. It’s now past his bedtime and he says to me, “They (the kids in his class) better like them(cookies) because I think I’m going to be cranky tomorrow because I’m staying up past me bedtime.” He went to bed after the mixing was done, and I baked until 10:30pm. I love that crazy Lil first grader with my whole heart.

April 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

Play Practice, Football Practice, & Just Play

“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.” ~Anna Freud

Joe got to have unstructured play today. It’s a beautiful thing. He was very proud of this ship and these men on it, so proud, that while I was scrubbing potatoes for baking, he asked me to come take a photograph when I was done. He wants to capture these men in this ship. He wants to help his mind remember this very day. I dig that.

April 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment


“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.” ~Albert Smith
So I shall now aire another eposde of, “As my Stomach Turns“, today was a make up day for an Earth Day recycle program(It had been cancelled due to rain). The oldest Cub Scouts(Tony’s Group) and some Girl Scouts collected recyclable material this moning before school and they handed out stickers for a popcicle after school. Nick was thrilled that he got to take a bag in to give to Tony(I mean ear to ear smile). While lining up after he dropped off the bag to Tony an older kid walked up and took Nick’s sticker. Nick sobbed, and sobbed, and sobbed. The secretary had him look at the 6th graders pictures to “ID” the perp. And at 9am, I walk into the office and very gently the Office ladies share the above story with me. My brain goes first to YOU HAVE GOT TO BE SHITTING ME, then I decide to go get streamers and the biggest popcicle I can find for Nick after school. I’m not going to fight for him, but I sure as hell will make sure he gets what he deserves!

April 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm Leave a comment

Flag Football

“We can’t win at home and we can’t win on the road. My problem as general manager is I can’t think of another place to play.” ~Pat Williams

At one point the Coach looked at Nick, frustrated with the team, and said, “Nick, I gotta put you back in, you’re the only one who knows what he’s doing!”. I don’t think in all the years of sports has any coach looked at one of the boys and said such words. Nick was proud as punch and tried really hard. The other team played a better game.

Nick is having so much fun!

April 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm Leave a comment

End of the Birthday Fun

Sunday night dinner and a few more gifts. Joe got to pick dinner(bean burritos). Joe soaked up the attention like a 7yr old sponge!

The watches were a huge hit, he had been waiting for a watch for some time. It was very exciting to watch his eyes light up! He was gracious with every gift he ripped open!

April 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm Leave a comment

Sports and the Arts

Baseball for Joe, Football for Nick. We had a sporty day!

Joe and his Buddy Luke were playing baseball on the fields next to each other. They stopped to have their after game snack together!

In the afternoon we got a suprise guest, A friend from Nick’s class stopped by. Nick had just started painting so she joined him!

April 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm Leave a comment

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