Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Early Christmas Present

Oh Oh Oh, Mr. KIR and I's Christmas present arrived today! We even get to open and use it early!
"What is it?" "What is it?" you ask. WELL...
I was going to get him THIS:

But, as is the usual case in everyday life, something better came along. 

It all started with me cooking...
Tuesday night I made yummy cream cheese crock pot chicken for dinner. Ten minutes before it was done, I boiled the noodles and then did this:

Yes indeedy -- I set the crock pot lid on the HOT burner and finished up dinner. The lid proceeded to make pretty bubble-like decore and then stuck hard and fast to the lovely glass stove top. And when big, strong Mr. Kir came along and saw the dilemma, he used his ever manly musckley arms to yank it off. Which then caused the GLASS TOP to do this:                               


So instead, Mr. KIR and I get to get this for Christmas:                                                                            
Don't be jealous. If I ever visit, I'll be  more than happy to cook a meal for you and let my natural abilities bless your life as well.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Basketball Lessons

This year Pony Girl decided to go out for basketball. Teams were chosen and at the last minute a set of two girls were moved from PG's team because of a practice time scheduling conflict, to another team and in their place two of PG's really good friends joined her team. This placed PG with four of her bestest friends on her team. WHOOT WHOOT!!!
She is Number 41
Tonight, they had their first game--against the team the two were traded to. They lost. I mean L.O.S.T. like 46 to 8 lost. Now granted the other team had some skill! They were pretty dang good. (The two traded were really good--and really good ball stealers.) BUT...THE ENTIRE TEAM WAS NOT NICE ABOUT THE WIN--EVEN THE COACH!!! I mean glotation devices were used and some of the parents of said team were not any better. I was a bit hot under the collar--and not just because the heat in the gym was like 100*--humidity and pre-teen sweat stench surrounding.
When I got in the car I noticed a girlfriend had called and called her back. Her daughter is on PG's team, but had to miss the game. They wanted to know how it went. When PG was not in hearing range, I told her. Being that this is 5th and 6th graders and the whole premise of these teams is to get the girls experience for older teams and to learn sportsmanship, I got a bit more disappointed in the behavior than when I was at the actual event. She suggested I call the teacher liaison about the other OBVIOUS (pushing down, pulling of jerseys, telling PG to shut-up while letting for her team know she was open to receive the ball, etc....) unsportsmanlike behavior. I seriously was going to do it. BUT...
FOLKS--my Pony Girl--oh I love her, stopped me dead in my disappointed tracks. When I walked in the room to her minutes after hanging up the phone, she said, "Man, even though with the two girls who were traded would have helped us out, I am soooo glad B and C are on my team! I never want to be mean like that team."
(not that B and C are in anyway bad, just that they were the ones the two were traded with. And not that it was only those two being aggressive and unsportsmanlike.) 

IS THAT NOT WONDERFUL! WoNdErFuL!! Don't get me wrong, I do not want to see my girl or her team get tromst on again like that, and we gave her pointers on her strategy for tomorrows game and will continue to work with her on her aggressiveness, but I am sure glad she knows the important thing is life. She teaches me, she calms me, she amazes me.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fire Ready

Mom, I need spikey hair because when Fire Fighters take off their helmets, their hair sticks up!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kid Talk

Little Man: "Mom, This is 2 in English;
and this is 2 in Spanish;"

Oh and just so you know, Sweetums informed me today that 18th graders Do Not ride her bus.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pictures

I know I said I would post the good pictures soon. AND IT HAS NOT BEEN SOON! What can I say, we have been busy. I got addicted to the series of books: Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins,  the weather has been great so we have been outside playing,  and I have also been gussying up clothes like this:


Aren't they cute! See, good reasons why the good picture post had to wait. 
But just so you don't stress out and think you still don't get to see the good pictures Lynne took, Here They Are: (there are lots of them--we are gorgeous like that)