Monday, May 23, 2016

Vegas Baby

Someone went to Las Vegas this week for a 40th birthday trip.  Not me - I didn't turn 40 this year!  Old man Drew is 40! 

Before he left...he picked the kids up from my office Monday.  I pulled in from picking them up at school and he was there waiting for us.  Unexpected surprise to see him and the kids were happy to go home and not hang at the office. 

The rest of the week was pretty normal.  Drew left Wednesday night and headed to Charlotte to spend the night with his dad.  He flew out Thursday morning to go spend a long weekend with three college friends.  Three of the four turned 40 this year so they had a midlife crisis trip.  Ha! 

Those of us left at home went on about our lives.  Lindy and Will had a dentist appointment Thursday after school.  Everything looked good and she actually saw some improvement with less plaque - which means better brushing!  It's a work in progress!  We left the dentist and had to run by Kmart for work.  We grabbed dinner on the way home and finally got there. 

Friday I had a dentist appointment which went well too.  Three good dentist appointments in one week is a success!  Friday Lindy had a friend come play after school.  Lindy and Adah both have a love for dogs so they had fun playing dogs in Lindy's room as well as bouncing on the trampoline outside.   We met her parents in downtown WS at 6pm and then Lindy, Will and I went and met my parents for dinner.  They knew we were home alone so they came over to entertain us! ha!  We ate Mexican and then headed to Sam's club - in the pouring rain - to look for a birthday present for Hayley.  We parted ways at Sam's club and we each headed home. 

I was so excited for Saturday morning.  My first March for Babies free weekend in a month!  I could not wait to sleep in!  The weather looked perfect - rainy!!!  I thought for sure that tennis and baseball would be cancelled and we'd have a lazy day at home.   The forecast slowly started changing though and the rain ended up coming earlier and earlier.  It poured all through the night.  The kids and dog all behaved and we slept until 7:15am.  The rain ended around 8am though and tennis and baseball were both on for the day!  My lazy day did not end up lazy!  Truly I was glad they had their activities because I miss almost everything during the spring since I'm working so many Saturdays.  Both tennis and baseball were set to end on Saturday and I don't know if they would have rescheduled them next week since it's Memorial Day.  So although it wasn't lazy, it was nice to see my kids in action.  Will had a good tennis practice and was serving really well.  He got to play some matches with a partner which he enjoyed.  We left tennis and headed directly to Clemmons for Lindy's ball game.  The sides of the field were a little wet but they play on AstroTurf so for the most part it was fine.  Lindy's buddy ended up being someone we knew.  Her buddy, Natalie, has a sister that was in gymnastics with Lindy and Will a long time ago.  I really like their mom so it was fun to catch up out there.   Lindy got two hits when her team was up batting but she was not into fielding on Saturday.  In fact she sat on the field and played with the little rocks in the Astroturf.  Probably good that was the last game of the season.  They had a pizza party after the game which was nice.  It was our first season playing there but we will play again if she wants to.  It was well run and there were always lots of kids.  The one other time she played we were lucky if 4 kids were there. 

We left baseball and we headed to a church friend's house because we are planning a VBS for our church.  Three of us have taken on the project and we are doing it in 5 weeks.  We are definitely crazy!  We don't have too many kids so we are just going to do something fun and simple this year and see how it goes.  We worked for 4 hours making plans!    Lindy and Will had a blast playing in their playroom.  The other kids were 4 and 2 but they still had fun.  Big props to their dad for wrangling 5 kids while we planned VBS!   We finally headed home, exhausted from our not so lazy Saturday! 

Today was a little different as well.  We went to church, but not to our church.  Instead we headed to Aunt Jamie and Uncle Ed's church to see Ellie get dedicated.  It was a nice service and Ellie looked super cute!  Almost all Ellie's family was there - except Uncle Drew and Ellie's Uncle John (on Jamie's side).  We all headed to lunch afterwards and had a nice time. 

The kids and I got home around 2:30pm and around 4pm Will told me his stomach hurt and threw up all his lunch.  I normally handle throw up fine but that one was so gross.  I had to cover my nose.  I don't know what was actually wrong with him.  He never ended up throwing up again but I started feeling bad as well.  I never threw up but I have felt queasy all afternoon and evening.   No clue what it was but I'm glad it was one and done for Will and that I never got sick.  Lindy has been fine all day. 

Drew is on his way home.  We are all anxious to have him back!  Although we got along fine, doing it alone is tiring!

Pics from our week.

Our little tennis player.
 ha ha - bad throw! 
 Much better
 Here's hoping he sticks with tennis! 
Lindy and her buddy, Natalie
 He was keeping her safe while some kids were running home.  She was probably loving it!
High fives for a base hit!

This is how she spent most of her time in the field!  
Swing, batter batter!

Getting her medal!
Super proud of her medal!
Lindy with Coach Chuck
Eating pizza at the party afterwards
Saturday at our church friend's house.  She was all about Mack the dog!  That is the dog's arm around her shoulder.  
Watching Ellie get dedicated on Sunday.
So sweet!!

Saturday, May 21, 2016


The big news of last week was the 2nd grade musical, Bugz.  They have been practicing since January and we have been listening to the music in the car since then too.  Each class had a song to sing and then they all came together and sang one final song. 

They had dress rehearsals at school on Tuesday and Wednesday and then they performed Thursday night for the PTA and families.  I went on Tuesday morning so I could get pictures without a huge crowd there.

Lindy told me the week before she had a solo.  Excuse me?!?  I went and talked to the music teacher to get a few more details and found out that by solo she meant, singing with a couple other kids.  I felt much better about that.  I was glad I went on Tuesday morning so I could see what see was supposed to be doing.  She looked a little lost Tuesday morning so I was able to talk to her teacher and they were able to work out a better plan for her to get where she needed to be to do her 'solo.'

Thursday was the big day for the play.  The kids went to school as normal but I picked up dinner for them before I picked them up from afterschool care.  We were going to just eat in the car but it was super hot that day.  Lindy's vision teacher had offered for us to eat in her room so we took her up on the offer so we didn't sweat to death before the play.  At 5:30pm they headed to meet up with their classes and I headed to meet up with Drew, my parents, and Lynn.  After a very short PTA meeting, the musical began!

Will was up first with his class, dressed as ladybugs and singing, "To Be a Lady."  Yeah, he was not happy about that.  No 2nd grade boy wanted to be singing about being a lady.  But they did it.  They made it cute too.  The girls had feather boas they twirled during the chorus and the boys had top hats they tipped to the girls during the chorus.   They kids made up the dance for their song and they did a great job.  Will made it through being a lady! 

Lindy was up after that with her class dressed as ants, singing "March of the Army Ants."  Those ants did a lot of marching around the stage!  Lindy's group solo was up towards the beginning of the song and she did great getting to where she needed to go.  They had a microphone on stage for her, as opposed to her going to one of the mics that were down a few steps.  This meant she had her own mic and could sing straight into it and yes you could hear her loud and clear!  She did a great job too. 

All the classes came back to sing the final song together.  Lindy and Will were almost directly lined up in front of each other but Will ended up being blocked by the kid in front of him.  It would have been so cool to get a picture of them together - oh well.  It was a great show and they won't do another performance till 5th grade.  We parted ways with our families and we headed to take Lindy and Will for frozen yogurt as a treat. 

Friday night after school Will had a friend, Bowen come over to play.  They had a good time and before we knew it, it was time to take him half way to meet him mom.   We dropped him off and then we decided to go downtown and eat dinner.  We headed to the Mellow Mushroom and ended up spending hours there.  Partly because we requested outdoor seating that took forever but also because it takes awhile to make their food.  We headed home after dinner.

Saturday was my very last March for Babies walk of 2016!  Five walks in the books!  I love my job but spring is long and tough for everyone.  I miss 5 weeks of Saturdays with my family.   Drew did a great job of getting the kids everywhere they had to be and we had to have some good grandparent help but we made it through another walk season and we raised a lot of money for babies! 

This particular Saturday Drew only had to get Will to tennis.  Lindy did not have baseball that day.  They ended up meeting up with the Bryant family because they were in town for a soccer game.  After meeting up they decided to go to the Greek Festival.  Drew swung by and got Mimo and they headed to meet back up with the Bryants.  I hear everyone had a great time.  Lindy waited in line a long time to get her face painted like a tiger.  She looked so cute!  Mimo laughed when she sent me the picture and said, "Leave her alone with her dad and this happens."   Mimo wasn't laughing later that night when she was babysitting and had to wash it all off before her shower and bedtime!  ha! 

Drew and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 11th and we headed out to eat Saturday night to celebrate.  We had a nice dinner, followed by a trip to the new Publix and a used book store. 

Sunday was our normal chore day and I spent hours outside cutting weeds down on the back of our property.  They really aren't my weeds, they are the neighbors weeds growing onto our fence and into our yard.   It was a pretty day and I enjoyed being out there working. 

That wraps up the week and here are pictures of my favorite bugz!

Tuesday morning dress rehearsal

 Thursday night during the real performance!  Cutest ladybug ever!

 There is our sweet marching ant!
 Singing her group solo!  It was more like rapping actually.
 Ten hut!

 Final performance with all classes

 There he is, peeking out!
 With their adoring crowd!
 My favorite bugs!
 Treats after to celebrate!
 Playing with my camera

 The ever present glare we get pretty often from the boy these days.  It's little exaggerated here!

 Silly girl!
 Will and Bowen
 The Greek Festival - Opa!

The beautiful tiger!

With her kitty friend!

This was the second time I've done this post - grrrrrrrr.  I had it all ready to go on Wednesday and when I went to publish it - it all went away.  I was too mad to do it again until today.  So here you go - again!!!