Monday, May 21, 2007

9 Days and 1/2 Hour

That's how many days before my girls are out of school for the summer. They are very excited of course, however, Seth can't wait for school to start so he can go to kindergarten. He keeps asking how many days and I haven't counted that up yet. Although I'm sure after they are all home for a week or two I'll start counting the days until they go back. I'm hoping this summer won't be too bad as we seem to have lots of things going on to keep everyone busy!

Seth graduated from preschool last Wednesday! The ceremony was just so stinkin' cute. They had caps on and the marched in to "Pomp and Circumstance". Then they sang several cute songs and then each one was called up to receive their diploma. We've got it all on tape and hopefully my pictures will turn out! I didn't cry, but I did get a little teary eyed.

Next week Katie has a Promotional Awards Ceremony for moving on to 6th grade. She's such a scammer as she brought me the Best Buy ad yesterday that showed the top 5 gifts for grads. Of course it listed an Ipod, laptop computer etc. I told her to dream's just 5th grade. My Mom wants me to buy her a small bunch of balloons and thanks to my friends input I'm going to get her a single rose! I'm not sure I want to take it to the ceremony so I'll probably have them waiting for her when we get home.

Well I better get busy with laundry.....Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

I must be doing something Right!

I've spent the last two days working on my scrap area in the basement. It's not done yet but it's getting there! I managed to make my 10 cards for the swap I'm in and I also got caught up with putting the kids birthday cards and school papers in their scrapbooks.

Last night I had to run to Walmart to get some organization things for my scrap area. I decided to pick Kate up from Girl Scouts and head over there. She just happened to have her $25 of birthday money that she got from Grandpa & Grandma Swanson. Well when we got there I told the areas that I would be in so she could find me when she was done looking around. I told her I wanted her to spend her money on clothes or things she needed and absolutely no candy, food or pop. Well after I had gotten everything I needed she still hadn't found me so I went looking for her. My first stop was the jewelry area and there she was at the counter. I was immediately told to go I did. Then when we were standing in the checkout line she was looking at the Mother's Day cards and told me she was going to get one for Grandma and was it OK. Of course I said it was. Well anyway we get home and she hands me the card and a jewelry box. She bought me a beautiful Mom pendant and the card made me cry! I'm so proud of her that she spent her own money to buy me a special gift. Needless to say Olivia felt bad so when she went with her Dad today they went to a garage sale and she got me a bracelet that says HOPE and a stuffed duck which is now on my scrap desk. Seth brought me home a potted petunia plant from pre-school on Friday. It was a clay pot that they sponge painted and then decorated with ribbon around the top....and they got to put in the dirt and everything. So needless to say I'm a very lucky Mom to get all these presents a week early!!