Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

Graduation Time!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

May and into June was a busy time for our family. May started out with sadness, but ended great with some achievements worth celebrating. Jack and I both have daughters that graduated this school year.

Jack’s daughter Caitlin, graduated May 31st and my daughter Nicole, graduated on June 6th. Nicole also turned 18 on the 20th. So we were busy trying to get things ready for all the events that was about to happen. (more…)

We Survived!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Shelby by the moon bounceThe weekend party of the 13 year old…has come and gone. Luckily only half of the invitees came.  Which is good because she invited about 25 kids! So you can imagine what we were thinking… “25 kids, seriously?”  We rented a moon bounce and that was a big hit with all the kids. It was a surprise for Shelby, she had been asking for one for several weeks and finally we found one to rent (I love craigslist!).  It was hard not to say anything all week. She kept asking, “what are we going to do?”  I had to keep making excuses and come up with other ideas for the party. We were happy that the moon bounce folks came early and was able to set it up while she was at Cheer practice. However… on her way home , she could see it from the backside of our  house, Surprise no more. Oh well, at least she was a happy camper when she arrived home. (more…)


Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Another milestone is coming up in our family. Shelby, my youngest, will be turning 13 this weekend. OMG I am thinking…I don’t think this has really sunken in yet, that she is growing up and is not just a little kid anymore. (She will always be my baby girl whether she likes it or not) From now until June, we will be experiencing many milestones. All good of course (at least we hope), but as a parent, they will be mixed with happy and sadness. Is there such thing as happy-sadness?  Would that be called Sappiness? Ha! (more…)

Cherish your children

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Today, I was  putting together some pictures and writing a paragraph that will be going into my daughters senior yearbook. One of the pictures I got  was her graduation pic from kindergarten, then one of her senior pics…ok, yes..while  I was looking at these this morning, I was getting all teary eyed and thought..WOW! how time flies and yet, I didn’t feel like a parent that should have a child that is ready to graduate,but yet its really happening! When they are young, you can’t wait til you don’t have to buy diapers and formula, then they go off to elementary then next thing you know…its where I am today. All I can say, cherish every moment you have with your children…good or bad…they are your kids.