Monday, May 25, 2009

Summer = Really Lame Blogging

Summer hasn't even officially begun but between end of school programs, last week of school activities. Really sick kids and reading my Kindle any free moments that leaves exactly no time for blogging.

On of our newest weird infirmity at our house is ear pain. (We are no strangers to ear pain) Haley, who is on her second set of ear tubes started having ear pain out of no where (this shouldn't be happening with ear tubes.) Then the pain stopped really abruptly and now her ear is draining bloody yucky stuff. Does this sound like a ruptured ear drum? Any of you ever had something like this?

Yippee bring on the summer fun.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I am a spoiled girl! I admit this.... openly and freely. I need to give my husband props, I know I have said this before, but he is the BEST gift giver EVER! This is what he gave me this year for Mother's Day.

It's a Kindle 2. You may or may not have heard about these. I LOVE to read. I buy a book a week, usually, and I am literally depressed when I don't have one to read.

So I've been researching (I'm a little crazy about researching things) for quite a while about these little guys. There are different brands and price ranges for these digital readers. The Kindle however seems to be the COOLEST one by far. (Of course it's also more expensive too) I mentioned this a while back to the hubby that I wished I had one. Guess what came in the mail today just in time for Mother's day. Needless to say I giggled like a girl and jumped up and down. (All of this was extremely funny to the neighbor and the UPS man)

Okay... enough blabbing. Here's what it does.

Holds e books (up to 1500 of them)
Instantly downloads them via the wi-fi for those of us with no patience.
Reads like a normal book REALLY it does. It's not like a computer screen. It has something to do with electronic ink.... Way too hi-tech for me to explain. Just REALLY REALLY cool.
Plus plenty of other cool things!

I've only had it for about 45 min and I already know how to use it, and I have a new book and I've finished the first chapter of my new book! YEA!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

End of the Year Craziness

The end of the school year is always crazy but for some reason this year seems worse than ever. For instance.... Haley's class at school is having something fun every day of the month to keep the last few weeks from dragging. So we have silent day, and cowboy day, game day (when you bring games from home) or something along those lines. All of this is fun and exciting but seems to becoming rather hectic, because on top of all of this Haley's teacher is also retiring this year and they are having something special for her everyday to show her teacher appreciating. (This is in addition to all the other stuff). Now.... I don't really mind all of the stuff they are doing for class, it's just that I am starting to feel like a juggler who has too many balls in the air. I'm afraid anymore and I'm gonna lose it!

So here's a list of what Haley needed for school today:

a donation for a gift card (teacher appreciation)
A note for her teacher from me and her dad telling her what we appreciated about her this year.
A winning paper airplane for the contest later today.
Her normal Homework
Her book for library day
Her other book that she reads everyday signed and read

Dylan needed

Snacks for the kids in his preschool class (2 different kinds enough for 12 kids)
His book that he reads everyday signed and read
Show and tell
His song memorized for the program next week
His speaking part memorized too

It just a good thing that Avery isn't in school yet because mom can't handle anymore things to remember or I might forget my own name!