Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring (?) Break Update

     The Spring Breaks that I remember from childhood are nothing like my Spring Breaks as an adult.  For instance, I remember WARM weather...not so much here.  On Monday and Tuesday,  we got so much snow that schools that were in session got a snow day!  SNOW DAY on my SPRING BREAK is the not the definition of cool.  
  Second of all,  I remember Spring Break lasting a lot longer...days and nights seemed endless and the activities to fill them seemed very few and far between.  NOT THE CASE AS AN ADULT!  Almost half of my Spring Break is gone and I have spent it doing so many things I can't even remember...
   It started off with throwing a baby shower for a having surgery, again...not fun...Clayton having soccer fun...reading a new novel and an old novel by one of my favorite 2 hours getting a head light fixed on my car...soooo not fun...and the list goes on and on and on....

  One thing that was fun  was taking Lacey to her 3 year old check up...yes, almost 2 months late, but I had to wait until SPRING BREAK!  She of course was perfect, answering all of the doctor's questions ... showing off a bit.  She is tall for a 3 year old (39 inches = 90th%) and right on target with her weight (31.4 lbs= 50th %).  The doctor told me that she was perfect...tell me something that I don't know, right?  I think that the little miss thought this was more of a spa than doctor's appointment, she was like this most of the time...

   The not so fun part, Clayton had to get THREE shots in his little chicken legs...he handled it so well, but broken this Momma's heart watching his eyes go wide and then tear up.  Luckily, the nurse was super fast and it was over quickly.  
   Super fun is Clayton scoring his first goal of the soccer season at practice this week when scrimmaging!  He helped his team win by scoring the only goal of the whole game, by either teams! 

 He has another soccer practice it is outside...not the slush and not fun!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

From Print to Screen

Have you read this novel?

 Written by this woman?
 Who just so happened to write these novels?  (Have you heard of them?)

I know... I fiction was never my favorite genre...I mean,, negative.  However, I decided to give The Host a try simply because I loved the Twilight series so much.  While it was hard to get in to at first, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and am so excited to see the movie!  YES, MOVIE!   It comes out at the end of this month, but check out the trailer to hold you over! 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's That Time of Year...SOCCER!

Big C had his first soccer practice tonight. Due to the FRIGID March weather, his first practice was inside...he started with a little warm up...the tongue hanging out helps....somehow...

 Then he practiced 'dribbling' and scrimmaged with his team.
 Of course, these two were in attendance as well....don't ask what they were doing!
Overall, Big C thoroughly enjoyed his first soccer practice of the season and can't wait until practice again. This Momma is thankful that it is indoor again!
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I's been a is what has been keeping us busy.

Playing princess games with a true princess... 


 Waiting in waiting rooms for doctor appointments and knee more knee surgery to go! these two!
 Preparing for Kindergarten by painting and working on fine motor skills...

Family movie nights....Oh how our Friday nights have changed!
Turning 3 and getting our very first manicures! 

Still teaching...and loving it!  Currently reading The Hobbit with my 6th Graders and loving their creativity! 

In the midst of plannig a baby shower for a friend...
These are just a few things that have kept us busy.... WHEW! 
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Princess Turns 3!

Can you believe it?   This little baby girl.....
...has grown up into a 3 year old!  Where has the time gone!

 Our little princess decided that she wanted a mermaid themed birthday.  On her special day, we turned our house into an under the sea theme and our little princess turned in our little birthday princess mermaid.   We had 'seaweed' paper climbing up the walls and along with these adorable beach themed cupcakes!   The princess blew out a number 3 candle on her sandcastle cake.

 She spent the rest of her party playing with friends and family, opening up gifts, and just being her fabulous princess self!

Dearest Princess Lacey,
        You are the most amazing little girl!  In the past year, you have completely transformed into a full blown princess, as you remind us to call you every day.  You have very specific ideas on EVERYTHING and are now capable in clearly expressing your ideas...somtimes rather loudly.  You can be stubborn and very hard headed, but you are also so very loving!  I feel very blessed every time you decide to give me a hug or kiss for no reason at all.  Your big bear hugs are probably one of the best feelings in the world.  You love being in charge, playing on the ipad, and anything mermaids or princesses.  You say the funniest things and tell the best stories.  You know all of the letters and sounds of the alphabet, can count to 20 all on your own, recite multiple songs and stories verbatum, and your fine motor skills with color are out of this world!  You drew your first stick person with eyes, nose, hair, arms, legs, and a smile and said it was me! Lulu, your laugh is infectious and every where we go, people always stop to look at you and smile with your beautiful face and bright red hair.  You are truly a very stunning little girl, inside and out.  Lacey, you make me a better mom and person every day.  You are a true blessing from God!
    I love you Lulu Bell!
     Love always,
Dear Lacey,
     Here is how I remember your birth...just 3 short years ago...
   On Februar 4th, 3 years ago Coach Harp and I made it through the Crothersville trip without me leaving. We were staring at Indian Creek the next weekend along with a 2 day snow storm 2 days away. I told Linds to grab her shoes we needed Lacey to come soon. We walked all day at the mall. I ate at Johnny Rockets while she rested. Finally got her contractions where we needed them and headed to the hospital. They admitted us. At midnight Gonzaga came on. I was watching the second half when Lindsay water broke and at 2:33 am on February 4th Lacey was born. She came out, they wrapped her up and I held her until they MADE me give her to Lindsay. Happy Birthday Lacey!
I love you!

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