Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What are you giving up for Lent?

The kids and I spend a bit of time in the car together each day. One morning we left for school and I forgot my coffee. I was a bit concerned. Tynli asked me if I drink coffee everyday. After I said yes she suggested I give it up for Lent. My response was I might not be a very good mom without coffee! After a thought I offered to give up coffee is she would be willing to give up sucking her thumb. Yes my 7 year old still sucks her thumb. We don't want it to be negative or demeaning or ugly in anyway so we do our best to encourage her to stop-maybe this could be the way! She thought for a second and said that it would be really, really hard to stop sucking her thumb. I said I understand, it would be difficult to not drink coffee. Right then in his most encouraging manner Porter said "Come on Tynli, is you stop sucking your thumb I'll stop eating my boogers!"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not new, but cute!

My kids had a fun experience this Christmas. We made an appointment. with a local photographer in her studio with Santa. No mall, no line, just 15 uninterrupted minutes with Santa's full attention. It was such a great time, something I'm sure they won't forget too soon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Two of my favorite people

This was Christmas Eve. Love, Love, Love them!

Tynli's Prayer

Tynli's class had to write their favorite prayer or compose their own for a class prayer book for a fundraising project. Here is hers:

Tynli's Prayer

God help the homeless. Please, please, please and please. Help my dog from dieing. Please God keep all of us alive and help my family. Help me save the world from danger. God I love you with all my heart. God help all people in the world. Help my class be quiet and get ready for 3rd grade. God almighty help me so I will live. Amen

Saturday, November 13, 2010

That's My Girl!

(Tynli with her soccer trophy from Fall season)

At the beginning of the month Tynli tells me after school that she has won an award. As my mommy pride begins to set in I asked what kind of award. "Hmmm," she says, "Something that rhymes with ridiclioush." Hmmmm, now I think, what could that possibly be? So I tuck it in the back of my mind and figure I'll find out once we reach home and I look through her school folder.

Now let me back up a bit. My kids attend a Catholic school. The school's theme for the year is something about being a TEAM. Of course there is a scripture to go with it and if I weren't so lazy I'd look it up and post it here. The school also has a virtue that they focus on for each month. A few students from each class are chosen for exemplifying the virtue. They have an MVP (Most Virtuous Player) form they fill out and they are all displayed on a bulletin board. They are also recognized at the last school Mass of the month. So here I am thinking hard, what could the virtue of November be, what rhymes with ridiclioush?

A few days later I ask her if she found out what the virtue of the month. "Um grenarious?" "Um, No." Of course I laugh and conclude that the principal will surely mention it in her weekly newsletter. Nope, no such luck.

A few more days go by and Tynli comes home so excited, they have a new girl in her class and she got to teach her all about the virtue of the month. "Great, what is it?" "Hmm, grayious?" So if she can't remember the virtue, does she really exemplify it?

A few days later an entire school newsletter comes in the mail, the virtues for the school year are listed. I quickly glance to November. My sweet, precious, needs help with vocabulary, daughter is GENEROUS! I couldn't be prouder.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hope you had a great one! Love from Scooby, Shaggy, Velma and Daphne (who loved having long hair by the way).

Back to Blogging

Have you ever checked your New Year's Resolutions in November? Well I thought I should, just so I won't feel like a total failure on December 31. One of them was to blog more often. No I haven't done such a great job, doesn't mean I can't start right? So here I am giving it a go, if not for anything other than for my kids to have a few of my thoughts recorded somewhere that are more current than their scrapbooks. This post may not have anything informative, except a statement that there will be more to come!