Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Swimming is going fine. HA! Both kids LOVE it and can't wait to go every afternoon! Are you all saying phew in your wee little heads? Ahh, I knew she would like them!

Now on to bigger news: People I am going camping? DID YOU HEAR ME? Camping?!! What in the name of all things holy convinced me that this would be a good idea? The thought of seeing the younger brother and family of his that I love so much--that's what! I am telling you Peedge--it had better be fun or our friendship is ruined--ruined I tell ya!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Recently Sweetums was informed that next week she and Little Man would be starting swimming lessons.

The freaking out began immediatley. I knew my shy little one would not be happy with the prospect of unfamiliarness. She never is. But I have learned that warning her and dealing with pre fallout is MUCH better than dealing with the AT the unfamiliar event fallout!

I also know the first initial reaction moment is not her best discussion/listening moment either. So I ignored it.

The moment passed...until bed time arrived.

After she had a few calming minutes, she must have reviewed the day in her head and remembered my ignoration of her freak out. She showed up in my room with game face on! She sat in the comfy chair and informed me she was NOT going to swimming lessons~EVER!

I told her it was late and we would discuss it in the morning.

She quickly stated, "Whatever, but I am not leaving this chair until you tell me I do not have to go to swimming lessons."

Birds chirped and crickets sang while I contently browsed my Samsung Tab.

After about five minutes she quipped, "Well, aren't you going to say it?"

I gigglingly said, "Um...No"

She humphed off to bed with all sorts of whispered shananaganisms under her breathe. I'd say a proud victory for semi insane parenting was accomplished!

My Thoughtful Kids

Today I had minor out~patient surgery. When I got home, I fell asleep for several hours and then awoke to a very quiet house. I found only Pony Girl. Upon inquiry, she informed me that everyone had gone shopping, but she stayed home in case I needed anything.

Later on, Little Man wanted to do some Sparklers. I told him I just wasn't up for heading outside. So when Mr. KIR was rounding things up to take to the great outdoors, LM suggested they just do the Sparklers in the kitchen so I could participate too.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

kid talk

Little Man: "Mom, I just counted to infinity nine!"
Me: "Wow, honey that's great."
Little Man: "I know, it took me fer days."

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tennis: Old Lady Style

Do you see this sweet, innocent face?
UH HUH! THIS is the young man with whom I thought I was going to play tennis with.

is the young man that showed up:)

ERGO, this is how I ended up:

With these beauties as my trophies for a match well played:

Did he not know I am an old women and he needed to be careful as my bones are brittle and I surely could have broken a hip! Sheesh! Rematch anytime sweet, innocent one--aNyTiMe!

(photos of AWESOME tennis player compliments of: lsophotography)