Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm smarter than you...

Tonight Deklan was eating a candy bar. He had eaten the top half and asked if I could get the rest out of the Hershey's packet. I opened the bar down the seam while he watched.

He said, "Genius!"
I said, "Imagine that."
Then he said, "Yeah imagine that... you were smarter than me for once."

I guess even the dumbest get lucky once in a while right?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Concerts and Soccer

That's what today is... concerts for the girls and soccer for my son. Both of the girls went to a "Boys Like Girls" concert. Both were invited at different times and with different friends, so they both ended up going. This is Hayleigh's first concert. My first concert was when I was 16 and it was Garth Brooks. Funny how different it is than when I was their age.

My son had soccer practice. Not so good. When he got on the field he just stood there. His regular coach wasn't there so the assistant coach was doing the practice. So when he was just standing there a couple of the boys kept getting in his face - literally. Finally after the third time of getting in his face he acted like he was going to bite them. So SNAP! His coach didn't like that. She came off the field to get me because, God Forbid!, he snapped at one of the boys who got in his face. She even said it - the boy got in Deklan's face. Anyway, I took him off the field and we went to Sonic. He and I got to sit outside and have some ice cream and just chill. So I'm irritated with the coach - she never did get on to the other boys either. Whatever! I'll get over it.

Then to top it off I'm having phone problems. Actually, I didn't get my bill paid so they suspended my service. My mom paid the bill for me because she has a credit card - I don't. And she worries when I don't have phone service (no land lines in my house). Only phone service says they never received the payment and Capital One says the card was charged with 4 payments!! So, I still don't have phone service and my mother is being charged four times the amount we owe. And.. it's going to take at least 24 hours for phone service to figure out where our payment is with them. Hopefully we have phone service tomorrow. I use the text messaging to keep in contact with my girls after school since they ride their bikes. I also normally call my mom like three or four times in a day. I'm having phone withdrawals!! That's why I'm cranky. :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Finally Back!

Wow - it's been awhile since I was on here. A LOT has happened in the past month. Hubby started 2nd shift, we got a house, the kids started school, we got a house, the kids started soccer, we got a house, Kodi started tennis, and did I mention we got a house?! It's not a house that everyone will love - the floor plan is a little different. I posted pictures on August 8 - that's the house. Some will think it's too small, but it's JUST RIGHT for us. We love it. You know the best thing? All the kids can walk/ride bikes to school. 2 minutes walking to Deklan's school. 15 minutes to Hayleigh's school and 15-20 minutes to Kodi's school - walking. Riding bikes... not as long. Of course in bad weather I'll still drive them. 5 minutes there and back isn't so bad either. I'm loving it! (I sound like the McDonald's commercial.)

I have three kids in three different schools. Not bad since two of the three can walk to school. All three of my kids are playing soccer - some during the same times and different locations. Tomorrow is when games start. Kodi's team will not play because of volleyball tournament that was already scheduled and half her team is on the volleyball team too. Hayleigh's team will play in one region across town and Deklan's team in another on the other side of town - neither in our region. This should be fun. :) Good thing Daddy doesn't work weekends anymore - too bad he doesn't get home until 2:30 a.m. and will have to get up and go early.

Kodi is playing tennis now (and doing very well). She's had three sets of matches so far - won the first two 6-0, lost the last matches 6-2/6-0. But she loves it and that's great.

You know what else is great? The kids have friends in the neighborhood that they can actually hang out with. Last week the girls walked to the football game at the school. They walk to school with their friends. There is a family across the street with two older girls and one boy - just like us. The boys are outside playing right now. Hayleigh has a friend over right now. Kodi... is at tennis practice and then straight to soccer practice. Well, they can't all have friends over at the same time! :)

Me? I'm beginning to think I have my plate full. I'm involved with two of the PTO's - president of one. I'm helping with concessions at the middle school (part of my PTO responsibilities) - not as much as I was last year though. I'm still involved with Girl Scouts - we're starting our candy and nut sale later this month. And now I'm also on the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) board in our region and helping them with concessions during the games. There are benefits though. I get to spend time with my kids, watching them have fun. Earlier this week I helped at Hayleigh's school with pictures. I even got free pictures out of it - nice benefit for a few hours of my time.

I love having my own house and my own computer back!! I'm in heaven - except for cleaning and organizing, that's my personal bad place. :)