Wednesday, November 27, 2013
SHYLA: Mama, I didn't eat my lunch yesterday.
ME: What? Why not?
SHYLA: It was our Thanksgiving Feast and you forgot and you were supposed to bring juice and come eat with me.
ME: [not sure what I said but I'm sure it was filled with apologies and perhaps a few tears]
SHYLA: But don't worry, Mommy. Taylor's mommy did not forget so I got to sit with Taylor.
(The picture above is after she fell while skipping on the playground ... something about a giant rock getting caught under her shoe ...)
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Please bring me a easy bake and Harpey a bike.
There are so many things I love about this letter!
- I love that she wrote it herself for the first time!
- I love that she said "please"
- I love that she thought of Harpey too
- Easy Bake Oven!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
We spent the morning at the Vail County Fair. It was low-key and just a nice way to spend some quality time together and get out of the house. I ran into a good number of students and colleagues since our district is such an integral part of the community.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
About half-way to school she realized her mistake. And-lost-it. Completely.
Needless to say, drop-off was complete disaster. Crocodile tears, clinging onto my leg, begging me not to go.
Now, as you know, I'm generally pretty strict with my girls, but something about this incident really got to me. So, mom of the year that I am, I rescheduled 2 appointment, and headed out to Walmart on my plan period to pick up some jammies. Of course, she was fine by the time I got there (and I knew that would be the case) but I think she will always remember the day her mom brought her jammies to school.
The previous owners of our house had some sort of bar right in the middle of the house. As you can see, for us, it was was equally ugly and wasteful.
We got an estimate from Lowes to have doors built - to the tune of $1200! Yikes! I was ready to sign that contract and get it done, but of course that was not going to fly with Stevie.
He started the project about 2 months ago. Yes, a lot of time went into the project ... but only about $300. And it is beautiful! Check it out - and of course be sure to notice the little helper who was imperative to the project.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I feel very fortunate to work in a school district (and particularly my school) where physical fitness and healthy choices are a top priority. Adults are charged with the responsibility of setting a good example to the students in the food choices we make and the health choices we make.
This morning my district hosted the first annual Health and Wellness Fair, so of course we went out for a happy morning.
The Color Run (5K) started at 9AM. I ran it while Stevie played with the girls (again, blessed). It's fun to run along-side (and beat!) students and coworkers and even administrators! I finished in under 32 minutes and, for the first time ever, I talked the whole time. I found a guy right away whose pace I liked, so I stalked him for the first 0.5 mile before he started talking to me and we didn't stop. We kept good pace and the time passed quickly.
The girls ran and ran and ran while I ran. They made friends with another little girl and enjoyed time playing on the rocks, in the grass, and listening to the musical performances by some of our school's bands and orchestras.
Color Runs are all the rage right now and this was my first one. They keep things interesting by having you doused with colored corn starch along the course. Needless to say, by the end you are quite colorful as you can see. Harper, ever a Forgacs, kept saying, "messy, messy!" and pointing at me.
We enjoyed the health booths in the gym and I got to see a lot of folks I haven't seen in a while (and they somehow recognized me!) Outside there was a rock wall and trampoline. Shyla had a great time on the trampoline as you can see.
Once again, it's all about setting a good example for our children and this was another opportunity to do just that! It was also a great chance to have family time and get some fresh air .... and show off my beautiful family!