Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Esther has never been interested in any kind of sports at all, so we haven't pushed her to participate in any. I have been looking for an activity that would interest her and I think I found it....dance! She will be taking a summer session and if she continues to love it, we will enroll her in the fall too. She is taking classes at In His Company dance. It is a christian dance company that dances to praise and worship songs. I am very excited for her. Her are 2 pictures right before the first class.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Remember me? I use to be one of your biggest fans. In fact I would count down the days for your arrival as it signified the end of my school year and a time to sleep in late and stay up late watching old Miami Vice episodes and drinking diet pepsi and eating skor bars. I would lay out on our trampoline worshipping your rays as I dreamed of trips to Carowinds, summer camp and Myrtle Beach. That was at least 20 years ago and we had a good relationship then, but I am sorry to report that I am not sure I feel the same affection for you that I once did.
I have been told that your rays are harmful and will cause damage to my skin therefore I must buy greasy, smelly, expensive lotion to lather me and my children in every time I leave my house. The heat you bring also brings mosquito's that carry viruses that are deadly, therefore I have to spray us with stinky spray to keep the pesky bloodsuckers at bay. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work, so my legs look like I am a victim of chicken pox most of the time.
Since you being here equals no school I have children that have no order to their day and so they are bored, cranky, whiny and argumentative all day long. It seems that most parents send there children to one of the many many day camps available, but with each costing over $100, I am not sure how that will possibly fit into the budget, therefore I play camp counsellor all day long, but without pay. Just for kicks, it stays light until after 9:00, just so I won't be tempted to put them to bed early.
Lets talk about the uniform that seems to be expected upon your arrival. Do you command that everything be thin, tight and down to there? Why are there no summer clothes that don't cling, fade and shrink after one washing?
I must admit you have a very loyal fan base. Just one mention of not liking you and I get all sorts of looks, comments and sneers. Apparently, I am in a minority here, but its my blog and I can say what I want too. ( written in a very na na na boo boo voice)
I will have to say, your not all bad. I enjoy the wonderful fruits and veggies that come with you and there are some pretty exciting activities that are planned because of you. Ever once in a while, you throw in a cool rainy day and I consider that just for me. I also like those lightning bugs that seem to tag along with you.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Our family has been talking for some time about getting a new puppy. Nathan especially really really wanted an inside/outside dog he could play with. So this weekend I had made some calls and we went over to an animal adoption fair in Winston-Salem. There were some puppies we saw online that were really cute. Well, I fill out a 3 page application and find out we have to have a home visit and a $150 adoption fee. Honestly...I wasn't feeling it. Just didn't seem like the dog for us.