Monday, August 23, 2010

ABC - 123

The kids started kindergarten and 1st grade on August 12th, and so far, so good. Mim and Zaya are both enjoying their classes and teachers, and Mim is tear-free, and staying all day, every day. Here they are on the first day of school.

I miss them during the day, but it's also wonderful to have so much time to be productive. Of course, that means I have no excuses now for not getting the house clean, cooking good meals, writing, exercising, blogging and, most importantly, having a quiet time. Guess I'll have to work on that "self-discipline" thing this year.

The kids' only disappointment so far are that they have only learned one cursive letter (Mim) and they're still just counting and adding ones (Zaya). I'd say those are minor complaints, given all the possibilities.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Mim and I at five years old. Obviously, my mother was a lot more patient with long hair than I am. I'd love for Mim to have long hair, but I'm not ready to face all that brushing. Oh, and the bangs thing, well, it was 1985. What can I say?

Here I am as a flowergirl at Auntie M's wedding.

Here's Mim as the flower girl at Auntie M's daughter's wedding. I forgot how young I was at the time. Mim has a good year and a half on me.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Part 1 of Too Many

So much has happened this last month, that I've had very little time or energy to chronicle all of it like a good mommy/blogger would. Here are some pictures to begin a quick run-through.

My cousin got married on Aug. 7th, and the kids were flower girl and ring bearer. There were two other flower girls also. The three of them looked a bit like a Clairol commercial. (To quote an observer).

I have a picture that is very similar to this last one of Mim eating her pre-wedding snack. It's from my own stint as flower girl at my aunt's wedding. That would be the mother of the bride of this wedding. Coincidence? I certainly didn't plan it, but it worked out well. (If you have that picture, Mom, it would be very nice of you to scan and upload it. Hint hint.)

My eyes are already starting to hurt, so I'll have to finish the rest of the month's activities later. That's another reason I haven't posted much. The computer makes my eyes/head hurt. =(

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sousa Rolls Over

There are three little girls (3,4,and 5) marching around my house right now to Stars and Stripes Forever. They're all playing percussion instruments, too. "A perfect picture opportunity," you might exclaim. Well, yes, it would be, except that they're all in their panties.

See, I would've blogged a lot more this summer if my children wore more clothes.

My nieces, Jaida and Addy, are playing here this morning, and it's just been one big adventure after another.

Thank goodness for iTunes. I don't know when I picked up this "Great American Marches" CD, but it's going to help fill up this last hour.

Zaya, on the other hand, has mostly just been reading and wandering around looking at his fish and avoiding all the women in the house. He's "not in the mood for parade." Can't blame him. I'm not either. I'm more in the mood for Excedrin right now.

"Fish?" you say. Yes, we are now the proud owners of three fish. The kids bought them last week, and are completely in love. I'll introduce the fish soon in their own special post. The fish aren't wearing any clothes either, but I think we can risk a picture or two.