Fourth picture in my fourth folder:
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Then on to the Delta Center where we got this cute photo of the three of us: (Or the five of us if you count the mice. Or the six of us if you count the fetus.)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Here's the rules:
A. First list 10 honest things about yourself--and make it interesting even if you have to dig deep.
B. Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of Honest Scrap...
1. I'm not crafty. I'm really not. If there's craft stuff and a craft to be made, I'll do it. And it will usually turn out cute, but it is not a relaxing experience for me. Honestly, it kind of stresses me out. This may be the reason that I have boxes of unused scrapbook stuff, and yet all of my photos go into no-stress slide-the-picture-in photo albums.
2. Sometimes I really miss being single. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and my kid and my life, but sometimes I miss not having to be responsible for anyone but myself. Part of this may come from living all by myself in my own apartment for a couple of years before getting married, and partly that I'm just an independent person.
3. I hold grudges too well. To the point that I have let important friendships fall away. It's a problem. I'm working on it.
4. I wish I would have had more self confidence in high school. I feel like I short-changed myself by being too scared to make more of an effort. There are people that I wish I would have been better friends with or to, and people that I never approached that I really think I would have hit it off with.
5. I have an addiction to Disneyland. I'm not kidding. Especially now that Hayley has been there and loved it, I'm constantly planning a time that we could go next. Jeremy thinks I'm a little crazy, but I love the atomsphere, and the feelings, and the memories that it brings back for me.
6. Even when it gets to the point where it's an option, I don't know if I ever want to be a stay-at-home mom. At least not every single day. I could surely see myself working part-time, but I just don't know if I could be home all day every day.7. I love cold pizza. It is hands down my favorite thing to eat for breakfast. I've been known to cook a pizza, and not eat any of it before it has sat in the fridge for a few hours. This weirdness also extends to pretty much all Italian food. Spaghetti, lasagna, fettucine alfredo, I love them cold.
8. I have clothes in my closet that haven't fit since high school. I just can't get rid of them. I feel like it would be admiting defeat. If they ever fit again, they will be seriously out of style. And I will probably wear them anyway.
9. I didn't visit my grandfather when he was dying. Lots of people told me I would regret it. I don't. I like that my last memories of him are of the two of us sitting on the couch, laughing and sharing experiences, and him asking about my life, and him actually remembering it the next day.
10. I enjoy blogging a whole lot more than I thought I would. I think it's that I enjoy writing in general, and this gives me a fun reason to write about whatever I care to. Even if no one reads it, I like that my creative juices are flowing. I like having an outlet. Plus, it makes me feel less guilty that I suck at keeping a journal.
I'd love to hear some Honest Scrap from these people... (Consider yourself tagged!)
Hayley J., Heather C., Katie B., Kim T., Megan Z., Melanie S., Suzanne T.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
While opening birthday presents, Hayley started opening one that was obviously a DVD. I say obviously because by the shape of it, even the three year old knew what it was. Before she even had it open, she yelled, "I think we got a movie here!" Great. It was even wrapped in real wrapping paper, not just thrown in a gift bag, which is the extent of my usual wrapping expertise.
We got food from Wendy's and laid Hayley's out in front of her. Burger, oranges, chocolate milk, a couple of Mom's fries, and one of Daddy's chicken nuggets. To which Hayley's reply was, "Now that's what I'm talking about!"
Hayley always thinks she's hungry, even when she's not. One day, right after lunch, she tried to tell us that she was hungry. I told her, "No, you're not. You just ate." "But my tummy is hungry!" "No, it's not." "Well then my leg is hungry!" Because maybe if you change the body part, Mom will give in. (I didn't.)
After finding a piece of trash in my car, Hayley handed it to Grandma Heidi with strict instructions to, "Throw this away in a very special garbage can." Because you know, sometimes a regular garbage can is just not good enough.
Hayley still thinks she is the boss around our house. In fact, if you ask her she will tell you that she is the boss. When she tells Jeremy to do things, often his response is, "Whatever!" Which used to just make Hayley giggle, but now when we ask her to do something that's what we get back: "Whatever!" "Hayley, will you go get your shoes on?" "Whatever, Mom!" The best is when it's in public, and I get that totally incredulous look from some stranger. Yes, my child can be a total sassy frass.
If you don't get "Whatever!" after your request, another frequent Hayley response is, "I just don't have time for that today." Apparently, life is very busy when you're three.
Monday, March 2, 2009
After determining that there was not a threat directly within our school, both my students and I breathed a sigh of relief, and then about half of them realized they needed to go to the bathroom. Funny how many more kids have an "emergency" when it is actually unsafe to go out of the classroom. (Because getting to the bathrooms would require students to pass by glass doors to outside, which had not been determined safe.) The upside is that no one in my classroom peed their pants. If you ask my students, the upside may have been that they got to watch two hours of Dr. Suess movies today.
Oh, yeah. Happy Birthday Dr. Suess. Sorry that more pressing matters took over your day at Jordan Hills.
The story as posted on ksl.com.
P.S. I was slightly reprimanded for being on the internet while I should have been "consoling kids." Dude, I wanted to know what was happening too! If only they knew that I was also texting the teacher down the hall with my own personal cell phone, which was on during school hours. He he. I didn't fess up to that one.