Sunday, September 26, 2010

Evasdropping in First Grade:

So I'm teaching class. The kids are busily working at their desk, when one of my boys yells from the back of the room. He says to my aide, "That girl up there needs to pull up her pants. I can see her butt crack."

It was true. She did need to pull up her pants. hahaha...

Secret Confessions...

(jen here)

I am 30 and totally love Enrique Iglesias's song, "I Like It."

There I said it.

If liking him is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Friday, September 17, 2010

In laws

Most people complain about their in-laws, particularly their mother-in-laws. I just want to go on the record here, and as far as I know, Jen's parents don't read our blog so this isn't for brownie points. I have the best in-laws ever. Even more than that, I owe them for a significant portion of my personality.

An example first. Jen is out of town this weekend, so I'm manning the kids this weekend. I'm totally up to the challenge, I mean I certainly won't freak out this weekend at all. I can handle two little kids. Two crazy little kids. But Linda the other night says to me, "Hey, I have an idea. Why don't we go to the Oktoberfest over at Deutche Centralle on Friday night. Dan will drive, and we can have a few beers while the kids play. Then we'll help you put the kids to bed." That is like asking, "Hey, do you want fifty bucks?"

Someone gave me a compliment the other day, and I couldn't help to pass it on to Jen's parents because basically everything I know about making people feel at home and comfortable in my house I learned from them.

Thanks guys.



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My faith has been shaken...

In the trash pickers. It is a game Jen & I play - when we put something out that might be worth a few bucks, we try to guess how long it will be until it gets trash picked. I've had many things picked up, including an old rusty bike, an old piece of aluminum fencing, and many other strange items.

However today, I am beside myself. I left an old 40 inch TV out on the curb last night, and it was still there this morning. I am at a loss for words... don't those guys know that they are part of my recycling plan? I put that stuff out there, knowing they'll take it so that I don't have to feel bad about adding a TV to the landfill.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Funny things...

1. We got a new tv this weekend. Mike's out tonight at a meeting and I can't even turn it on. Seriously.

2. In the car today Addie asked me to "please turn down the musics" on the radio because she couldn't "hear Grammy" on her Little Mermaid cell phone.

3. I was called to the rescue today when some pesky spider covered the top of Addie's slide with "spider hairs."

4. Addie told Mike today that she has a back-kack too...but her's has princesses and his doesn't.

all true stories.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


So every Mom gets proud/weepy/emotional/excited/nervous on their daughter's first day of preschool right?!? Well add to that a very crazy first grade teacher Mom and you can just imagine all that was going on in our house this week. She loved her first two days of preschool. She didn't want to leave the first day and afterwards announced that the next day she was going "all by herself." A moment of pure teacher-mom bliss.....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Something's in the Water...

I know lots of people who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. All of a sudden it seems they are all pregnant! Wow...most notably, of course is the arrival of our second niece or nephew. We're going to find out in two weeks if Phil & Em will have their second girl (or a boy!). Vote now under the comments section.

Our dear friend Chad & Sondra are preggo again and some secret people who haven't yet announced are preggo too! Yay! Don't worry. No babies in my belly...I have a Maui trip to plan.

Blog Drought

So it's officially the end of summer, which means that I'm back to school and the blog will start to slow down. Boo. But I just had to get a few more pics up. Here are some last glimpses of summer including a visit from our Madison friends, Alison & Ted, & their sons Ian and Patrick. You can tell they are both very shy in the sprinkler (just like their Moms). Don't forget our first ever movie night with Addie for Dora's birthday too...There's also a fun trip to the Splash Pad in Medina. (a fave free place) And, to complete the package, a shot from Memphis Kiddie Park with Daddy!