Tuesday, June 29, 2010

She's a Man-Eater...

We have been a busy bunch around here lately! Birthday parties, baby showers, planning our trip to visit cousins, as well as planning the Princess's 3rd birthday party. It is going to be quite the bash! This year, since she is STILL very much on a dragon kick, we are planning a Princess and Dragon theme, complete with a castle! I plan on having a "Dragon Egg Hunt", as well as a Slay the Dragon (Pinata) game! I will post tons of pics after the grand event!
The boys have been busy bike riding, swimming, and play-dating! Its great having them both home, although I am honestly looking forward to school in the Fall! It will be a whole new world for the Princess and I. I am planning on helping the boys over the summer with bits of school work to keep their minds sharp. TJ has been reading to me lately, and doing an exceptional job, only needing help with the bigger words. Hopefully all this reading aloud with TJ will also help Little Guy get ahead.
The Princess will have to have a different type of lesson this Summer it would seem! Even at the tender age of 2.5 yrs, she knows the kind of guy she likes! And up until the other day, she has chosen those unattached and still in grade school. Saturday, we were having a garage sale and the kiddos were playing outside when some friends of ours dropped by to say hello. Now the Princess is quite familiar with Ms. E, but I don't think she has seen her hubby before. And this time he had come with Ms E for a visit. The Princess came over and sized him up, Hubster and I thought for sure that she was going to play shy and run away, or yell at him. But Nooooo.... She reached up without a word, grabbed his hand and pulled him with her to play. Little Homewrecker! Ha! It was so funny, she saw him and decided he was hers! I guess its time to teach her what a wedding ring is...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Schools out for Summer!

Ok, lets give this whole blogging thing another go. Things have been crazy as usual around here. Although I think that if everything was calm and stress free, I would worry! TJ has graduated from Kindergarten and will be a big 1st grader come Fall. I am so proud of that boy. Super smart, and loves learning. Of course it helped a ton that his teacher LOVED LOVED LOVED him! Our Little Guy will be embarking on the scholastic journey for the first time this Fall as he takes on Kindergarten. That should be interesting to say the least. He is a bundle of energy, just as smart as TJ, but if he is bored or feels like what your saying isn't relevant, he tends to tune you out. Thankfully TJ's Kindergarten Teacher knows him and is actually looking forward to having him in her classroom.
The Princess is about to turn 3 at the end of July. She is such a beautiful baby, this past year she has grown so much, she charms you senseless and in the next instant is going with all the force of a Tornado. I don't know that I have ever seen so much personality in a 2 and a half yr old. I might be a bit biased though....
Summer time should be interesting. We just got used to TJ being in school all day and now he is home again. I think we are out of the rain cloud our little area of the world has been under for the past 2 weeks. Its supposed to be warm and sunny! Although, in the swing of things, I will not complain since we don't live in the Armpit of America anymore. There is next to NO humidity here. I think I can handle a little rain now and then. Plus Hubster and I love laying in bed listening to a good thunderstorm together.
Another fantastic thing I am loving up here is that somehow or another we seem to have more date nights then we have ever had! My next project is to get a Babysitting Co-Op started. I have several families interested, and just need a few more, so the sitting is spread out evenly. I think it would benefit this area so much.
I have also finally joined The Daring Kitchen! I won't be posting each months challenge here though, you will have to head over to http://www.poshbaker.com starting July 14th to check that out! I am excited to learn some new recipes and techniques. We have decided to put the bakery on hold for a couple of years so I can start working and save as much money as possible to have a down payment for a space. And what a great opportunity to build up my skills and conquer once and for all my nemesis, Fondant!
Thats all for now, hopefully I will be posting again soon!