Wednesday, February 11, 2009

These are the Days of Our Lives

I have noticed that unless you have been on vacation, there is just not much to blog about. I am getting back to the basics, the reason I started doing this in the 1st place. Just to document the every day, before its gone. Here is the random latest, along with random pics.
This girl is going to be 4 in a couple weeks! She is quite a piece of work. I will be doing a lot of Teagen blogging in the days leading up to her b-day.
Oh lets see, Summer was invited to a birthday party last Saturday. We encountered a situation of interest. She was invited by a boy. Who has a twin sister in the same class. So it was a joint party, but the boy invited Summer. I felt confused, because the mother made it clear that gifts were only to be brought to the child who invited my child. But it just seemed strange that Summer was not getting her "girl" friend a gift. I have to say that if Summer was a boy, I would not have had the same concerns. And of course, my concerns were completely unwarranted. Social stuff is like no sweat to Summer, that's all me. She was thrilled with her spiderman goodie bag, and ate the "girl" HSM cake instead of the "boy" spider man cake. Just another lesson for me in worry 101. Someone tell me to chill...
For Rachael's birthday, I was supposed to watch her kids so she could go to the casino with Gary and her friends. But then our folks were going too. And Rachael got really sad that we couldn't go. And Jason was supposed to go fishing with Ian, but he had to work. So Jason was sad. To make a very long story short, we got Jason's step sister Johanna to watch our kids(1st time we have ever paid a sitter) and we went too! I am not a big fan of the casino, but I did play for 45 minutes on $5, so that's cool.
My Aunt Julie is going to love this....I broke down and bought a Wii. I just told her last week that I was not going to do it, but I got it for $199(Thanks Jodi) And Summer paid half. It is really fun(DUH). The kids crack me up. All Teagen wants to do is make more Miis! And Grady laughs so hard at the funny faces. Its just what we needed to get through these last several weeks of cruddy weather. On Sunday, Rach and Gary and the kids were over and the grownups played The Price is Right. Very silly business.


Summer Valentines party is today. I do not recommend waiting until 8pm the night before to assemble store bought valentines. Not cool, people. Not cool.
Other than that, I started this week on the floor at the big "S". First I had to complete 22 hours of training sitting in a room at a computer. Ouch. I am just a cashier, for crying out loud. Monday I worked with a girl who went to Whitehall(class of 08) And got an earful. I know all schools are different since I was in school, but I just can't imagine WHS being so horrible. The drug use is out of control as are the pregnancy rates. The stories coming out of the mouth of this little cheerleader(with a baby) are like nothing I have ever imagined. I am moving to Amish country. I guess I don't feel so bad living in the city(for now) anymore.
Anyway, tonight is my second night, so we'll see if its better. And if I learn something of use to me in the store as opposed to high school life.
I want to send BIG congrats to my girl Marie and her hubby Ryan on their new baby girl!!! Yea! Welcome baby Kate:) I can't wait to meet her.
And I leave with a pic of Grady trying to hide from me.I think that it will at least make ya smile, if not laugh out loud....



yes, he has a freckle on his "cheek" :)

8 comments:

Mandy said...

Wait did someone mention the CASINO?? Glad you were able to go! You deserved a night out. The last picture of Grady is priceless! If you didn't say he was hiding from you, I would have thought he was tossing his cookies!! Love the pictures of Teagan! She is a doll!!

Kristin said...

I love blogs about everyday. You are right, that is what this about. The little thing (freckles on cheeks:)!) that we take for granted that one day (VERY SOON) we will no longer see or remember. Thanks for sharing your day to day.
I LOVE all the pictures...as always!!

I am so scared to send my kids to school...especially Whitehall. What happened? Please tell me it is like this everywhere. Wait, I am not sure that is any better. Home schooling here we come. I think you could teach art...Mandy can teach math and economics (that gambling thing is going to come in handy!!)

Lea said...

That pic of Grady is PRICELESS!! I agree with Mandy - looks more like he's getting sick! HA!
And I LOVE posts about everyday life. I typically don't post them because I think people will get bored reading about it.

Yeah - the school thing..WOW! Unfortunately, I think it is that bad everywhere now. I swear, kids are advancing so rapidly into things I never DREAMED of at their age!! It's insane!!
Let's just pray all of our kids keep their innocence as long as possible.

Lea said...

That pic of Grady is PRICELESS!! I agree with Mandy - looks more like he's getting sick! HA!
And I LOVE posts about everyday life. I typically don't post them because I think people will get bored reading about it.

Yeah - the school thing..WOW! Unfortunately, I think it is that bad everywhere now. I swear, kids are advancing so rapidly into things I never DREAMED of at their age!! It's insane!!
Let's just pray all of our kids keep their innocence as long as possible.

Marie said...

Thanks Jennie! I can't wait for you to meet her either. I have a new-found respect for all mothers (especially those with more than one!)...

Ramblings of a Crazy Mom said...

#1 Teagan is beautiful. I love the flower clip in her hair. She looks so graceful.

#2 Don't be worried about the spiderman/HSM thing. I have a daughter that packs a pistol with her lipstick and a son that wears high heals and beads and hangs his spiderman from the beads.

#3 The picture of Grady looks like one of those funny posters you buy in the store. That is just too funny. I belly laughed on that one.

#4 On the school subject... This is why we decided to homeschool the kids. Can't really afford christian plus other issues and we just are not prepared to send them to public yet.

Thanks for a great post filled with GREAT pictures.

Jodi said...

Oooh...first this darn thing said I duplicated a comment then POOF! none were here!

Hey, what will Kristin teach in this whole home school curriculum?? Economics??

What did you end up buying the boy? Maybe the sister wanted to invite Teagan and the brother NEEDED to invite her...crushes are a big deal!

As for the mommy-leader from 08, wow!! I've said it before and I won't ever tire of saying it again and again...'so glad I have boys!!

Shelly said...

Love the pic of Grady it made me smile. I also have the same concerns about schools right now, kids are doing way more at such a younger age and the whole drug thing scares the hell out of me. Tyler will be in middle school next year, I feel more and more certain situations are going to be out of my control and I am jsut going to keep trying to instill good values and good judgment on him.