Saturday, August 30, 2008

When Your Baby Goes to Kindergarten...

Isaac started kindergarten this week. The day before, he told me, "Mom! Tomorrow is going to be the BEST day of my life!!" He has had a wonderful week full of scissors and glue and new, sharp crayons, and recess and PE and Library. He came home yesterday wearing a Shapes Hat that he had made. He loves school and is having the time of his life. I hope it lasts! I have only cried a few times when I think about when he was just a little tiny I would just gaze at him while I held him, and how the wee hours of the morning were our special time. He still lets me hug and kiss him as long as I don't make him stand still too long, and he still thinks I can fix anything, and he still wants me to. This is a big step for us, he's our baby and now he's a school boy. My kids are growing up too fast.

Waiting to go in!!
Here is Caleb, Isaac and Andy. Caleb (Isaac pronounces it Ca-LUB) is Isaac's BFF.

Just a little bit of mommy love, but not too much!

So that's it. My kids are all in school.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's Jesus!

Now this is not meant to be sacreligious in any way, but you have to know the funny story I heard at work today. One of my co-workers is in our ward, but she and her husband have been called to serve in a branch at the Youth Correctional Facility, so they aren't in attendance at our meetings very often. Well, my co-worker (Sharon) told me that on Sunday, she was in Sacrament Meeting with her little six year-old grandson when they noticed Paul (my son) walk in. He was dressed in a dark suit with a tie, looking very handsome with his long and beautiful hair. Sharon said that she looked up and saw him and "thought it was Jesus!" She said he looked so "handsome and holy" that she believed the Lord had just entered the meeting!! Later that day she was talking to the little grandson, Matty, and told him that someday, it would be just like that, the Lord would walk right in, and Matty said, "Yeah, and you'll think it's Paul!" Ha ha!! Now I know Paul is a great kid, but I've never mistaken him for Jesus, and I think this is the first time anyone else has, either! Woo, I'm laughing as I type this!! So next time you see Paul, you may want to rethink the way you greet him....

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mama Mia!

Ah, Sunday morning....peace and quiet for a change! Kate's still sleeping, Paul and the little boys are watching Buzz and Woody (I don't even know the name of the movie's just Buzz and Woody), and I'm blogging. I should probably be getting a shower or starting dinner, but I'm not, so there!! Dennis took Wade and Isaac to the Father's and Son's campout on Friday night, so Kate and I went to dinner and a show and then came home and sang Wicked karaoke and did our nails and watched Oklahoma! We stayed up WAY too late, and then slept in WAY too long on Saturday. But it didn't even matter because we did nothing on Saturday!! Heaven. So Saturday night Dennis wanted to go out, and he's so agreeable to take me wherever I want to go (as long as it isn't too expensive, or I pay for it!!) So we went to dinner and a movie. I wanted to see Mama Mia again, and he hadn't seen it yet, so he agreed to go. When we first walked in to the theater, he was the only man in the room. What a great boy!! By the time the movie actually started, there were other guys there, but that just goes to show what a good man he is. He goes to see all the chick flicks with me, and I NEVER go to see the man shows with him! But he is of the ABBA era (sorry I can't make backwards Bs...), so I thought he would at least enjoy the music! I love that stupid movie! I love the songs and I love the crazy dancing, and I love the Dancing Queen scene. It's a silly movie, so if you don't like silly movies, don't go see it. But I love it. Today I am going to sing ABBA karaoke!! That's a good Sunday activity, don't you think?!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I Must Be Crazy!

Well, now I've really done it! I got this psycho idea that it would be fun to be in a Kate and I auditioned for a community theater production of The Music Man. We both made it, she as a teen dancer (I call it the Teen Girl Squad), and I as a "Pick-a-Little Lady." We had our first rehearsal last night, and they handed out the rehearsal schedule for the rest of the show. YIKES!! There will be plenty of nights that Kate and I won't be home, so I hope Paul and Dennis are ready to jump in and take care of Wade and Isaac!! And the nights when Paul is at Young Men and Dennis has to go to Bishopric meetings....well, maybe the little guys can come hang out at the theater until someone gets home! Kate and I are both very excited, though. It is going to be WAY fun!! And you can come see us Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays between October 17 and November 15! There is a website you can look at for ticket info.... it's And now that I'm a blogger, I can post pictures of rehearsals and theater fun!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Starting School

I hate the beginning of the school year. I love summer and I love swimming and boating and picnics and sleeping in. School starting means fall is coming and everything turns brown and cold. So I try not to cry too much, especially in front of Kate and Wade, they get nervous when I cry. But even worse than summer ending is the havoc that the school district creates for the first week of school... We don't just start school. The 9th graders have Freshman Academy, which means the rest of the high school doesn't go on the first day. Then the second and third day of high school are late start days because....well, nobody knows why. They just are. And there is no published bus schedule, either on paper or online, so we drive because we don't know when the busses come. And we are on the block schedule, so it takes almost the whole first week to get all the class supply lists. We have had to go to the store every single day. (And we're trying to save gas by not driving too much...) And the 4th grade starts on the first day, but the kindergarten only tests on the first day, they don't start until next week. And Isaac is heartbroken that he doesn't have a supply list yet. So we bought him a Speedracer notebook and a box of new, pointy crayons to soothe him. Once we get going, school will be fine. But I hate this first week!!

Kate's a freshman

Paul's a senior

I Can Do This!

OK, I am determined to join the blogging world! I love reading my sisters' blogs, and who knows? Maybe someone will love reading mine. Anyway, as Dad would say, let's get this show on the road!