Monday, October 27, 2008
On Monday when we get down there we are going to Disney Land. The kids are using part of their Christmas Money to pay for their tickets. They wanted to go so bad while we were down there, but we didn't have the massive amounts of money to pay for gas, food and Disney land. It was Kellsie's idea and the boys jumped on board really fast.
Of course I am really excited to go myself. I love Disney Land. I just hope my ankle is better in time.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
1. I won't take the giblets out of the Turkey. It grosses me out!
2. I played Softball all growing up. I played on all the All Star Teams. I played on a traveling team and on my High School Team.
3. I traveled to Hawaii and picked up my Hubby
4.My natural hair color is blond
5. I want to write a book. The Story of my life. I think I have had a crazy life and I think I can write a light hearted book that will make people laugh. Or at least feel sorry for me.
6. I just learned how to do Multiplication and Division the EVERYDAY MATH way.
7. I have lived in 5 Different cities since I have been married (San Diego, Albuquerque, Provo, Austin, El Paso)
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Stephanie drove me to the School so we could clean up the Book Fair. We got there and the lights would not turn on. We felt our way around until we found the electrical box and Stephanie flipped all the switches. NOTHING! So we opened the Windows (the little small ones) to get a small amount of light in the room. It was still pretty dark, but Scholastic is picking up the book fair early Monday morning. I called the Principal and she sent workers out, but they didn't fix the lights until 12noon. We started at 9am and didn't get home until 1:30. CRAZY!
I spent the rest of the day with my feet up trying to get the swelling down. The the new Mc Donalds opened up right up the street, so I took the kids for dinner. BIG MISTAKE. My ankle is killing me. Driving was not a great idea. But the kids loved it. I then went to walmart to get an Ace Bandage ( I thought I had one, but I didn't).
The kids are going to bed and I am going to rest again.
The Fall Festival was amazing! I was a little worried at first. We had problems with the class rooms doors being locked. Then the jumpers that we were putting in the gym didn't fit and we were trying to take part of the door off. Then the power tripped int he gym and we had to get that back up and running. 7 Teachers just didn't show up to do their game which took the extra volunteers we had to help run things and put them in the class room.
But by about 6:15 we were up and running. There were enough games that they didn't wait in lines for long (which were one of our goals), we almost sold out of tickets (which was one of our goals).
We had too much food. We lost money on pizza and on cotton candy and Carmel apples. I am hoping we can sell some of them on Monday and make some of the money back. I don't think the Festival was a money maker last year and I didn't think it was going to be this year. We are counting the money on Monday and I just hope we brake even. Making a little would be great too.
Last night after I went and put the money in the Principal's safe, I was walking in the dark back to the cafeteria when I totally fell. I sprained both ankles and skinned up my knee. I thought a good nights rest would help, but I am having trouble putting any weight on one of my feet. I am going to take some pain killers and see if that helps.
I have to go and take down the fair today with Steph and then I have to take three Girl Scouts to a Girl Scout thing.
But then starting Monday I should have a normal week (I think I am dreaming because next week I have to close out the financials on the book fair. Count tons of money and roll coins for PTO. Clean the PTO room and organize the mess that is in there. Clean the house. Pack all our stuff for San Diego. Pour and paint ceramics for San Diego (we are leaving on Nov 1st) and try and be a semi good mother).
Wish me luck!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I also had my first PTO meeting today as the new Pres. I was couldn't sleep very much last night, so worried about who would say what and who would be mad.
It went great! I am excited! Life is good.
The kids have their homework done and dinner is almost ready. And then we will go to our Girl Scout Service Unit Meeting and my day will be done.
WHAT A GREAT DAY!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here is a picture of three ladies who were walking ahead of us. Do you see their hats? Chicken hats? I was laughing so hard. What a trip.
Here is Jakob and Zach. They were having so much fun together.
WE went to the kids tent and they had a balloon glow craft for them. It was a balloon made of wood, that they colored with markers. Then they attached a Christmas tree light with a battery and it glows. Too cool!.
Here is Kellsie and Jakob in the car. Brandie gave the kids some thick cardboard rolls, so they had a lot of fun pretending they were various things while we were driving.
We went to costco to pick up a couple of things. It was great timing, because they had all their snacks out and the kids got to try and bunch of new things.
Jakob is almost 5 now, and we told him he could have a pet. We went to 3 pet stores looking at different rats (of course we wants a rat, can my life get any worse?). While we were at costco we ran into some Girl Scout friends. They ate lunch there with us. This is Kellsie and Savanah.
Here is Logan finishing his big pizza. He ate the whole thing! Then we came home, tired and worn out. But we were together and that is all that matters.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
The Piolet was from Flagstaff AZ and his tradition was to put down pine needles and pine cones before he laid out the balloon. He let the Girl Scouts and Jakob put the stuff down. Here is a picture of Jessica and Jakob helping out.
Here is a cute pic of Jakob and Kellsie. Jakob was trying to do a looser sign again, but I took the picture too fast. It now looks like he was doing #1 sign.
The piolet let us go under the balloon while it was blowing up. WAY COOL! This was the highlight of my day. The girls really liked it too!
Here is Jakob while I was taking a picture of the inside of the balloon.
Look for the video where Kellsie explains the project.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Everyone is welcome. Please come and invited your friends. The tickets are 3 for 1.00 at the door. If you want them 5 for 1.00 you would need to buy them at our school the week of the 13th. Just email me and let me know if you are interested in the cheaper tickets.
Monday, October 6, 2008
So, I have a funny story, that you will have to read fast, before Jeff makes me take it down.
Well, when I started dating JEff I knew he loved taking pictures. And he had a whole box of pictures he had taken at football games. Mostly of cheerleaders. I found that box again when we moved here 4 years ago. And he had all the same pictures of the cheerleaders. So I tossed them. I thought he would freak, but he didn't. He was lucky that he didn't take anymore pics of cheerleaders this time. I would have kicked his butt!
Of course before I was running for PTO Pres we scheduled the Book Fair to be Oct 20-24th (the same week as the carnival). Now I am involved with planning two big activities.
For the Book Fair I am not too worried. I do this with Stephanie and she rocks! She does all the cute stuff, so I know the place will look amazing and the kids will love it. I usually do all the publicity. I need to get on that. I did most of the flyer's, I just need to translate them to Spanish and get them printed off. And then post posters all over the school.
Then for the Fall Festival, it looks like it is being organized really well. Sharese is getting all the volunteers assigned to booths and she already made and distributed the first flyer. We need to buy and order the food and pizzas, but that shouldn't be too hard ( in theory). Scharese and Gina are selling tickets and candy grams next week and the following week Noelle is selling them. Scharese is doing most of the work on this while I work on setting up all the financial stuff for the PTO. So rock on Scharese! This night will be great because of you!
left, to take massive pictures of Logan on this trip. He PROMISED!!!
I just went through the pictures and there are 3 files of football players and only 3 pics of my baby. Boy is Jeff dead when he gets home. So I picked my favorite football picture that Jeff took. This is one where the AZ team scored ANOTHER touchdown. Did I mention that the Bills lost. Sorry Jeff. They might have won if you took more pictures of LOGAN!!!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Logan started packing today for his trip. Jeff of course had to get involved, because he was packing so much stuff...too funny.
That will leave Kellsie and Jakob here with me. I plan on sleeping most of the weekend to get cought up on my health. I have lost my voice, so I need to baby it along.
Tomorrow is popcorn day at school and the last day I need to stress about PTO for a couple days. I am actually looking forward to popcorn day.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
What they don't know is that I can't keep any plant alive, so the motor oil wasn't really important anyway.
It's all fun and games...
Then I came home. I was planning on staying home until school was out, but then I had to go back and take care of some things that popped up.
I need a nap. But first I need to finish some Girl Scout stuff and eat dinner, do homework and go to walmart to get motor oil and soda for Kellsie's science project. Then I can take a nap or go to bed.
Did I mention that I am getting sick. You should hear my voice. I am sure after Girl scouts and singing those fun songs, my voice will be gone.