Sunday, September 12, 2010

blah blah blah

Yesterday was a completely unscheduled Saturday for us, meaning there was absolutely nothing we had to do. Those kind of Saturdays are extremely rare around here, like they only come around twice a year (if that). So what did we do? Slept in, read, recycled, went to the mall so Kierstyn could get some new shoes, shopped at Sams, went for a walk while the kids played at the playground, and played games! So nice.

Just made reservations in Orlando for Fall Break! YaY! We'll be there 3 full days and part of 2 more days. Any suggestions/helpful hints?

My to-do list for tomorrow: exercise, mow the grass, stop at Walmart for more spray paint, finish the "picture wall" I've been working on, type poems for Kyler's English teacher, laundry, vacuum, mop the kitchen floor, and feed the kids something besides popcorn and hotdogs for dinner. Who thinks I'll really get all of that done?!

My Primary lesson today was on talents. I contacted all the moms and had them list their child's talents and then we played a game where I listed all the talents and the kids had to guess who I was talking about. They loved it! Trevin is in my class and this is what I listed as his talents: fast runner, good athlete, super singer, uses good manners, good reader, and good older cousin. :)

Kyler is finished with Cross Country; Kierstyn's season just started. She came in 8th place at her meet last week. Trevin is taking a tennis class on Wed. nights while the other 2 are at piano lessons. He likes it. It's so fun to sit back and watch him....he's such a "teacher pleaser"--he always runs to collect the most balls. And speaking of teachers, Trevin LOVES his teacher (at school). He says he wishes he could go to school on Saturdays, too.

Bugs in the house.....eeeeeeeewwwww!!!!

I'm going shopping this week with my fashion stylist (KC, I need a LOT of help!). We're going to the SYTYCD tour later this month and I need something fashionable to wear so they'll let me in the door.

I wonder if I will ever finish my blog book from 2009. I was almost finished with it when my computer crashed in January of this year. It took me almost 6 months to get over it and start over. I think I'm up to July now. The good news is that I'm up-to-date with 2010 so I'm actually not that far behind.

I don't think my dishwasher is working. The dishes are NOT getting clean.

I finished To Kill a Mockingbird yesterday. I've read it before but it's been a looong time. I think every parent should read it. Atticus Finch is such a good example of how to treat your children. I'm looking forward to renting the movie this week.

It is 9:24pm on a school night. Why are my children not asleep????


Natalie said...

I am laughing at the title of this post. You are funny!

I'm calling you this week and hoping we can connect this time. :)

mm said...

YOU, my friend, are my hero! You go girl and get today's list DONE. . . you can do it. May I agree 100% with Trevin's talents . . . he is super-duper big cousin. . .and everything else you stated as well! Anxious to see your projects! XOOXOXXO :>)

hope said...

I loved this post! And I think you can do all of those things, and more!!! ;)

Kimberly Cone said...

I want to visit Sea World in Orlando. I hear it's so much fun. The picture wall sounds cool. Can't wait to see it! You are awesome!

Quincy Sorensen said...

Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite posts!

Dawn, said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite book, hands down!! I have read it 20+ times and still thrill to randomly grab it and read it again.

Amber said...

I love your randomness. :) It makes me feel normal. To Kill a Mockingbird is fabulous. I had planned on naming my first son Atticus Spencer. SOMEONE wouldn't stand for it. So then I tried to name one of our dogs Atticus. Nope..Diesel was the one that stuck.
Happy Day to K!! And way to go to Senior K! Mine's working up the stamina to get back into that. ;)

Amber said...

Oh yeah..and you CAN do all those things because you're Mary Poppins for pete's sake!

Jessica M said...

I would LOVE!!! to see this year's SYTYCD tour. I would scream extra loud for Kent, me and all the teenie boppers. And Orlando in the works? So fun! If y'all do The Wizarding World of Harry Potter I want to hear all the details.

I love the middle name Jo. Lindsey's full middle is Joanne but we always go by Jo.

Jennifer M. said...

What a great post! Wow. 1. Loved the updates on K,K & T. What a great Primary idea! 2. I need to reread that book. Thanks for the reminder! 3. You need to get a Mac! I'm serious, Jen. :)

Josiah Spann said...

Awesome post, Jen! I, too, enjoyed the randomness!!! I love hearing about the kids! So, Trev is taking up tennis! That's great! (You definitely drilled his talents!) I wish I had played it at his age. I'm just now starting to take it up and I love it!

To Kill A Mockingbird is an amazing book! One of my very favorites! I've taken up the the task of reading War and Peace. So far...I'm really enjoying it! What are you reading next???