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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Playing catch up

We are back from Nascar and Disney. Still feel like I need more time to get everything back on track. I think it is harder to recover from a mini vacation when you have multiple commitments to come home to in addition to school and work. An extra one of me would be nice so I can cover all my bases to make everyone happy. Oh well what are you gonna do? For now I am just gonna keep on trucking. Here are a few pics from our vacation.

I hope all my crickets have been doing well. I will post a couple of the Nascar pics in the next post. Until the next time....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Fall

And you know what that means! Cooler weather, pumpkins, baking goodies, trick or treating. Last weekend Jeff and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch. Figured it was our only free weekend of the month. We weren't there long, but we got our tractor ride out to the field so they could pick out the perfect pumpkin...

It was a treat having Jeff join us to pick pumpkins because he doesn't normally go. If you know Jeff, crowds are not his thing. He got himself a treat at the pumpkin patch as well. Our local patch is a big farm that sells all kinds of stuff. We bought some jalepenos and tomotoes among other things. I came home and made an awesome batch of homemade salsa. I think he could live off chips and salsa if he had to. Then I made two batches of Zucchini bread. That didn't last long. They ate it up. Still have a bunch of zucchini left so I might make a few more loafs. I hope you all are enjoying fall.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Growing way too fast

Well Happy Friday my Crickets. Hope you had a great week. I get to end my week with a hair appointment. Nothing better than spending a few moments on yourself. Go treat yourself to a Mani or pedi! Those are always worth every penny.

Speaking of hair, Jamie's hair has gotten so long and she will not cut it for anything. She actually learned how to put her hair into a pony tail in the last couple of weeks. Not sure how she figured that out. I didn't teach her. I came home from work and she said "look Mommy, I can do my own ponytail". How pathetic is it that this moment made me so proud. Must be because she is a girl and she is my baby and she is growing up so so fast. Her 6th birthday is creeping up on me. I don't like that.

It's funny the little thing's that make you proud of your kids. And the differences between what things make you proud with a boy vs a girl are crazy. Obviously I wouldn't get excited if my son proudly announced he could put his hair in a ponytail. His ponytail moment was probably more like learning to tie his shoes when he was little. However he now feels like he doesn't need to tie/untie them when he wears them. I blame his Dad for that one. Jamie hasn't accomplished this little milestone yet, but she doesn't really own shoes that have laces. She is all girl and wants super girly shoes. Girls are all about slip ons and buckles.

I leave you with a pic of Jamie from her first day of Kindergarten. Yes my baby is in big girl school and she loves every minute of it. I will post more on that on another day.

You see how long it is? Jamie and Ashley before they got on the bus