Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Busy Busy

Well I am a total loser at blog updating lately. Yikes! Not that life isn't busy as usual, but I just haven't had anything out of the ordinary to talk about. My birthday was the 18th, and it started raining the day before, and rained for about 8 days straight. So needless to say, there were lots of new "lakes" and ponds around here for a few days. We're getting a nice break from it now, but it's still a possibility of rain for the next 7 days.

Daughter has approximately 11 days left of school. I can't BELIEVE I am the mom of a soon to be first grader! Time truly does fly and I can't believe how much she's learned in one year. Her school is most definitely awesome. Son's speech is starting to pick up, some days he nearly babbles all day, and then some days he just busts out with random words like applesauce and rainbow- things he's seen around the house, but that we haven't coached him into talking about. Truth be told, I think he's just stubborn and will talk when he feels like it. ;)

Memorial Day was nice- we had a break from the rain and we were able to go swimming all afternoon. Son has made a complete 180 from last summer. He can tolerate the pool a lot longer, and he LOVES to swim! I don't think we're going to have any problems teaching him. Daughter has not learned yet. You can definitely tell the difference between the kids who have always lived here, and those that haven't. The ones that have always lived here can swim better than I can it seems! Then like us, we only went to the pool once a year- on vacation. The pools in our neighborhood in WV were quite junked and full of some interesting folk, so we never went. Hence why daughter can't swim- she's taken lessons, but not enough. Son LOVES to float in his arm floaties, holding totally still and just smiling SO big, he's so proud of himself and it just melts my heart!

The family will be here Friday to watch daughters dance recital. 5 people at my house. Only 3 are staying here though. This week is really busy for us. I have 5 separate days that I have to have daughter in full dance costume, hair done, and makeup. She has two separate picture days, 1 rehearsal day, and 2 recital days, with her usual gymnastics class squeezed in there as well. Needless to say, I will most likely be over the whole dance thing by the end of the week. 5 days of hair in a bun is a bit too much for this mama to deal with, it takes at least 20 minutes to get it "perfect" each time. ;)

So anyhow, the family arriving on Friday kicks off what I officially like to think of as a very busy, but hopefully fun, summer. Between all of the busy stuff, we plan on just hanging out in the pool in our neighborhood all day. The family leaves here on June 1st. Husband will be out of town the 10th-20th. A week of summer camp in there somewhere for daughter. Then my mom will be back here on the 25th-28th. Then on July 12th, we leave for family vacation until the 18th. Then on the 23rd-26th, I take a short cruise to the Bahamas with the kids, my grandma and mother in law. Daughter goes back to WV with them to visit, and comes back on Aug. 9th. Then she and I leave Aug. 18th to go to her Jonas Brothers concert- which she still doesn't know about, I'm giving her the tickets for kindergarten graduation. Then back home the next day, and back to school the 24th. Then I have about a one month breather before my girls cruise.

Are you tired yet? ;) It's definitely a lot of traveling, but it's something that I love to do. Of course I hate the mess and laundry afterwards too ;)


Persnickety Ticker said...

First of all, love the layout of the blog!

We threw Punk in the pool at 6 months. She has been swimming like a fish ever since.

Sounds like your summer is going to be just as jam-packed as ours...of course with a little less packing that I have to do.

Word vert is ousnap. Made me giggle even though I can't come up with a little quip for it off the top of my head.

Oh...and it's raining again. Cats, dogs, frogs and polywogs.

Karla said...

I'm jealous! Sounds like a great summer...despite the Jonas Bros. LOL!! ENJOY!!!

Bridgett said...

Wow. That IS a busy summer. It'll be fun though. And it'll fly by, no doubt. Summer months always do.

Winter drags ass...especially WV winters, as you know.

I have a kid graduating from kindergarten too...June 4th at 1:30. I'm really excited for him and how far he's come.

And girl, I hear you about the pools around here. Eeeek! We avoid them like the plague.

Anyway, it's good to hear from you. I've missed you!