Sunday, February 21, 2010

What's Next

We had a 2 hour delay on Thursday, but at least they went back to school. Friday was a full day. Now they're calling for freezing rain and snow tonight. I wonder what tomorrow morning will bring?

In other news...we have a new family member. Her name is Kya. I'm not sure how I feel about this yet. Mike came home with a new puppy yesterday. The timing is just so bad...we dont know whats up with his financial situation, there is still a ton of snow on the ground, etc. She's a purebred pit bull. And she is cute. But that doesn't mean I have to be happy about this right now. (The girls on the other hand adore her.)

We had a meeting at church today about another mission trip to Louisiana. This time to Houma. I really want to go, and most likely will. Its only going to cost $35, plus money for food on the way down and back, and spending money if we get to go into New Orleans while we're there (which I hope we do). I think Pam is going to go this time too. I'm looking forward to it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

And yet again...

Another snow day. This is 12 days off in a row (counting weekends). Isn't enough enough already???? Everyone is ready to go back.

In the last 12 days, I've left the house twice....Once last Friday to go to the grocery store, and on Sunday to go to church. I can't believe I dont have cabin fever. But when I look outside and see a sea of white...deep white...I have no desire to leave the house. It probably helped that we had the girls party on Sunday so we had a house full of company. Then on Monday two friends came over with their kids for the afternoon. (That made for 11 kids here...wasn't that a trip!)

So hopefully tomorrow we can get back to "normal". Maddy has only been to preschool 2 days this month...she was sick to start with, and now the weather. I'm not looking forward to going outside to take her to school, but I'm sure she'll be happy to go back.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Party Time

Hmmm, somehow I've gotten behind on here again.

Today we had Ali's 13th and Maddy's 5th birthday party. It was mostly family, with a couple friends thrown in the mix. I think a good time was had by all.

The girls ended up being off school all last week. Tomorrow is President's day, so another day off. We're under a winter weather advisory for tomorrow noon to Tuesday noon. They're saying another 3-5 inches of snow possible. Really? Do they know how much snow we have out there already? And we just had the driveway plowed Friday. Ugh! They cant possibly miss more school. Any more days off and they have to make them up. Plus, they NEED to go back. I NEED them to go back.

On another note, I have a photo shoot tomorrow morning. Its a 4 month old. Sometimes they go well, sometimes not. Lets hope for some good pics!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And again

Not much to say today. Another snow day for the girls. So far there's no delay or closing for tomorrow, but I cant imagine there wont be at least a delay. Seems silly to go to school for one day this week. (Friday and Monday are scheduled days off.)

Alexis is hoping for no school. She wants to get up and mix up homemade donuts. We've never done it before, so I hope we can.

I'm so tired of snow!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sigh...

Today, my first baby turned 13. I cant believe I'm the mother of a teenager. But not only that, I can't believe she got that old already. It makes me sad.

But I couldn't be prouder of her. She's so smart. So pretty. Such a good student. Funny. Athletic. And if she wasn't any of these, I'd love her just as much. I'm so lucky to be her mom.

Ali, I love you! Happy birthday.

Snow

Oh my gosh the snow. I know I'm a bit behind here, but we got around 14-16 inches over the weekend. What a mess. Mike was loving it because he pulled 3 people out of ditches. We had a huge drift in front of the door.

There was no school yesterday. I'm not completely sure why. It was really cold, around -12*, it was SUPER foggy til after 10am, and some of the roads were a bit bad still. So I dont really know. Alexis and I still went to the basketball skills clinic and had no trouble.

Now, there's no school again today. This time I know why. Its snowing like there's no tomorrow and has been all day so far. We're supposed to get 3-5" more today, and the same amount tomorrow. Ugh! There is such a thing as too much together time.

Three of the girls are outside playing right now. When they come in, we'll make soft pretzels. The dough is ready. I'd like to do a puzzle too...something to get away from the computer/tv/etc. I have a feeling they may miss the rest of the week of school. (There is no school Friday because of conferences, and no school next Monday because its President's day. This could end up being a really l o n g "weekend"!)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Girls

I have 4. For some reason, tonight I have 8. Eight girls under one roof. (Am I crazy???) And to be totally honest...you probably would never guess it if you stopped by. Its quiet. I hear talking, the occasional laughter, but its not noisy. I love having a bigger house, and cant wait to get the basement done.

The bad side to all this...its snowing. Hard. And its supposed to snow all night. So they could be snowed in. I made sure we had food in the house in case I have to feed them all day tomorrow. Of course, Mike said he'd take them home in his truck. He's already pulled one guy out of the ditch. I was making pizza for dinner and noticed someone in the ditch across the street. So he went and helped him out.

The electricity cant decide if it wants to stay on, or go off. I'm hoping it decides to stay on. It could get a bit crowded with all of us sleeping in the family room in front of the fireplace. At least we have that option.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Games

I'm still going to basketball games. Tonight it was the 7th grade boys (A & B teams). Both times I've watched these guys, they start out strong, and then fall apart in the 4th quarter and end up losing.

Then we went over to the high school girls game. It was really good. They ended up winning after trailing most of the game. There was one whole section of students there supporting the girls and cheering. That was nice to see. I think the girls teams get overlooked too often.

On the sickness front...Maddy is still really coughing. I thought she seemed better this morning, but when I picked her up from school, they said she had been coughing a lot all afternoon. Great. I hope she sleeps well and gets up feeling good!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Still...

Maddy missed another day of school. She is coughing a lot, and I just think its better if she's not spreading her germs all over the other kids. Of course, so is Alexis, yet she's been going to school. I'm going to medicate Maddy and send her tomorrow. She's had enough home time.

I'd like to start walking tomorrow after I take Maddy to school. I need some exercise...I feel the need! Its not supposed to be so incredibly cold, so walking sounds like a good idea to me.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sick of sick

Maddy was home sick today. She wasn't bed bound or anything, but still horrible stuffy, coughing, sounding awful, etc. Hopefully she'll be a bit better tomorrow and can go back to school, but I wouldn't be opposed to keeping her home one more day.

Alexis had her second basketball skills clinic tonight. I think the girls are having fun, and I can tell some are really trying and listening to what we have to tell them. I can also tell that there will be a couple who aren't going to get far in basketball if they don't start listening and trying what we tell them.

I went to pick Brenna up from Explorers tonight and there was a firetruck at the laundromat. I think one of the dryers was on fire. I hope there wasnt much damage.