Sunday, November 27, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
8. the kitten who is forever being "mauled" by my children
19. having time just Yohn and I
20. free pizza
21. joking and laughing with my husband
22. being able to watch Elisha's game
24. grocery shopping with my girl
25. laughing at her insistence she have red apples
26. laughing at the fact that she couldn't wait to get home to eat one and had the lady at the Starbucks wash it off for her
27. putting together a puzzle with her
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The preschoolers were getting ready to do their costume parade and realized I had forgotten the extra batteries for my camera. When I went to get them I was distracted by something I had to tell one of the teachers. After telling them their oh so important message I headed back to the preschool. Upon reaching the gate I realized a second time I still hadn't gotten the batteries. So needing to hurry I jet out of the gate in front of the preschool and snag my shoelace on the gate.
Now since I am a "double knot girl" my shoelace did not give.... meaning it held steadfast just the way it was supposed to. Remember I said I was going to "jet out of the gate"? Yeah, that really didn't work for me with my shoe snagged on the gate and all. So as I sailed through the air I hear one of the kindergarteners say, "Ms. Ruth is trying to fly like Supergirl!" Uh yeah, right into the pavement. I was told later though, that I was very Supergirl-like just before I hit the ground. Nice. At least I had the form down.
It gets worse though. As I hit the ground I know that I just did this wonderful flying act not only in front of the kindergarteners AND my son AND his classmates who were also at recess, but also his teacher and a parent who was outside waiting for the preschoolers to do their costume parade.
Yeah, nice huh? A week later and one knee is still bruised. The other is healed and thankfully my hands really didn't get much of a beating.
Even in all that pain and embarrassment I rolled over on the concrete and laughed, because what else was there to do? I learned two things that day.... Supergirl really can't fly so well and Humpty Dumpty must've really been stupid to be on that wall.
And I still tie my shoes in double knots.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Of all things this kid went and did she caught a lizard early on in our trick or treating excursion. First she scared the woman, whose house she caught it at and who told her to please keep it. Then she told every single house (at least 15) in between then and her decision to finally let it go. Crazy kid.
We had so much fun trick or treating this year. We took Harmony and Elisha's friend A and the kids were perfect together. It cracked me up though how A kept trying to keep up with Bethany. Uh yeah, when there's trick or treating to do, you'll never beat her to the door!
The best part of trick or treating to Bethany though is to be able to give all that candy away to her friends (who I realize, don't need it) and her teachers. She's got such a giving spirit and enjoys making others smile!