Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Anyway, us going to the gym isn't the point of this post. Since we have been going there we have noticed these two women who work out together also. I am going to call them "Thing 1" and "Thing 2." Apparently I missed the memo somewhere along the way that it is their world and that they don't have to play by the same rules that everyone else does.
Common sense would tell you that this is what you should do at the gym:
- come in put your things in locker
- go workout
- come back into locker room and get things and get in the shower
- get out of shower
- use one of the two counters and mirrors to get ready at
- then leave for the day
- come in and put your things all on one of the two counters so that no one else can get there
- go workout
- come in during workout and move part of their things to a shower stall so that they can claim it
- go workout some more
- come back into locker room and get in shower that they have already claimed as theirs
- get out of shower
- use one of the two counters that all of their belongings are already on anyway
Where along the way did society learn that they can just do what benefits them and not worry about how that effects everyone else. It isn't just in the locker room, it is everywhere in society.
And don't get me started on "Thing 3" that leaves her things in a locker all the time, rather than taking them with her, like common sense would tell you.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Brooks of course, not to be outdone, had to show off his backpack and lunch box too. These were the same ones he had last year. I told him next year he can get a new backpack.
Don't they look ready?
I snapped a couple of pictures on the way to school. Of course they were playing with storm troopers.
Walking in to school.
Brooks with his teacher Mrs. H. (most of you probably know who she is)
Brooks at his new desk. Apparently it was maroon shirt day and no one told us. J/K
Here is Reese putting his things in his "locker."
And here is Reese with his teacher Mrs. H.
And so it begins. I am looking forward to a great year for both boys. I have heard wonderful things about both of their teachers.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Here is the food: It is pretty self explanitory.
Reese had such a big day. He loved having his friends over to play!Brent and I made light sabers. I had seen on the internet that people made them from pool noodles. Then I saw another website that made them from pipe insulation because that was softer. So we went with that and bought colored electrical tape and duct tape to cover them. The only problem is that I should have made them all the same color!
Here is Reese opening his presents. (with Star Wars on in the background)
He got a cute pirate costume from Ibu, amongst his other great presents.
I attempted to make a Yoda cake. It turned out pretty good. I know what I would do differently if I had to do it again. More importantly it tasted yummy!
Reese blowing out the candles.
I am sure that William wasn't ready for the light saber attack, but he fought a valant fight.
Happy Birthday Reese! Live long and prosper. oh wait, that isn't from Star Wars. Oh well!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I will let you in on a little secret. If you take your children to the YMCA in Wetumpka for swimming lessons, and wait until the last week, you pretty much have one on one attention from the instructors. Brooks had one other child in his class, and they were the only ones in the pool.
This was a blessing because he received so much instruction that I can see vast improvement!
Brooks did good and passed his test to go on to the next level. Way to go Brooks.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
**Edit: My sister pointed out that I didn't mention the tree. The tree came from William's mother's house and was actually used in Christina and William's wedding as well. Thanks Christina!My mother let me borrow some of her Santa face mugs and wreathes, and my aunt let us borrow her small wooden trees and snowman. Thanks ladies!The food! Oh, the food! I think everyone agreed the food was awesome. Everyone voted on their favorite appetizer, dessert, and then their favorite overall.We had a couple of Christmas trivia games. Did you know Alabama was the first state to make Christmas a holiday? Me either!It was a great night with great ladies. Thanks Julie for making it another awesome party!