Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We are in trouble now

Okay, so now I can just email a posting in.  Just how many times do you guys really want to read about how many dishes I wash or diapers I change?  
This is the week before CRCT testing for our school.  I must say, I HATE CRCT TESTING!  I hate the pressure put on the kids, I hate the extra homework.  Curtis had 6 pages in math last night plus other stuff as well.  Homework started at 3:35 and at 5 he was still working on math.  Silly if you ask me.  I so wanted to tell him to just close the book but he spent time in ZAP (zeros are not permitted) for not doing all his math the night before. Just give him a zero and let him deal with it.  Homework was finally done at 5:40 and he ate dinner then we went to class.  We both needed to work off some steam by this point.  :)
That's it for this post.  I have to get busy.  More later. 

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pictures from our spring break

Train ride time. Okay so it's just a little train but we liked it anyway. We hope to go ride a steam train next week.
I took so many pictures of the falls. I really really love rainbows and waterfalls and to get the both on the same morning was such a treat. Curtis assisting in the little dragon class. He would love to do this every week but mom has not been able to make that happen yet. I tried letting my daycare kiddo's work out they are in the very back just standing. They would not move at all. @@ Wednesday we went to Jumping Jelly Beans not to the park. Here is Brayden turning my hair gray on Thursday. He is one wild 2 year old. Yum... :) James at McIntosh My boys Easter Morning YEAH the Level X card he wanted. no words needed High Falls State Park The tree down near our house. It is in the neighbors yard but looks like our yard as you drive . a bloom on the apple tree Hey Julie, If you read this could you tell me why when I publish my post I loose my paragraphs. UGHHHHH Drives me nuts!

Spring break is almost over

I have always wondered just why a week off school goes by so fast. Maybe because most of the family gets to sleep in or maybe because we get to do something fun daily or the fact we spend a good amount of time in the van going from place to place that week. Whatever it is I wish I had some control over. Our spring break started with a trip to our neighboring state of Alabama. We picked up Nana on Saturday and headed west. We made it up to Noccalula Falls. We have had lots of rain this year so the falls was awesome! See pics above this post. On the way back we stopped at the Anniston Museum of Natural History for Curtis. He and daddy went in while Nana and I just walked around the birds area and did all the free stuff. :) Sunday we made it to a Pokemon tournament. Curtis came in 2nd for his age group 10 and under. I came in 2nd for the master divisions (which means OLD FOLKS) and I really would rather not tell you who won first. He won the pin but guess who put it on her bag! Monday we woke up to 30 degree weather with snow flurries and sleet. I would like to use a 3 letter word here cause boy did this mess up our plans. I got up at 6:30 and got daycare kiddo's in. James was already up writing and doing his thing. Curtis slept in till 11 I think. I used this cold day to pretend to clean up the house and just play with the kids. Tuesday was even colder than Monday and more hanging out at the house with a 10 year old sleeping in way to late then staying up all night. We are so in trouble when he hits the teen years. Wednesday the sun begins to start shinning again and we were able to go to the park. Thank goodness cause the kids were driving me crazy. :) Thursday we loaded up and all went to see Nana and play on the new playground in Carrollton. I was off on Friday and needed to do some shopping. What fun is it to shop alone?? SO I called mom and she came to Newnan. We spent the morning shopping and just hanging out together while James and Curtis spent the day reading, writing, and deck building (that is card deck building not a wood deck, no way do we want these guys to try that!) Nana left before the storms and made it home just fine. We went to Friday night pokemon and played int he back room while it hailed and stormed like crazy. I begin to worry we may be blown away. Oh the way home as we turned the curve near our home we saw trees down and my heart fell.. you never know what you will see when you leave your house in a storm. but ALL is fine! Limbs everywhere and my piles of leaves are still just where I left them but toys are next door! Saturday we had our Easter get together at McIntosh Reserve in the big town of Whitesburg. We about froze! We did things the easy way. Chips, cookies, subways and fruit. Sylvia was the only one to cook. She made potato salad. We made it over for the big egg hunt just in time. Curtis is just not the best kid for these type things. Come on dear everyone can't get a prize egg! @@ We had a great time just having a laid back get together. Sunday we decided to ride over to Jaskson Georgia to check out High Falls State Park. Nana came along and we rode and had lunch together. We hid eggs for Curtis and guess what, found the prize egg. HAHAHAHAHAHA The rest of the day has been spent putting puzzles together, uploading pictures and getting ready to go back to school tomorrow. We are so thankful to have our family together and healthy this Easter. God is good and we have been Blessed.