26 September 2007

I am now, officially, a yuppy soccer mom. Except that my kids don't play soccer and I don't have a cell phone that starts chippering cutsey tunes from my over priced designer purse every five minutes, or a big SUV, and I don't wear pink warm up suits with enormous diamond earrings.. Yesterday, Chirstopher started his tae kwon do, which means that on Tuesdays I take him there, wait for him to finish and then hustle everyone to the Y for Gracie's ballet. They both love the classes and are learning a lot, but I REALLY don't fit in with the other parents . . . especially at TKD.

PeterXavier had a rotten cold yesterday and it seems to be working its way down the line of children. race woke up this morning, crawled into my lap and pitifully announced that she doesn't feel well. Luckely it seems to run its course quickly, as PX is back to his destructive self today.

18 September 2007

Grace started ballet this evening. We bought her a cute little leotard and slippers. She was so very excited and had a wonderful time. Her teacher is really great -- an ex-teacher, now mama -- she is uber peppy and the little girls adore her. The only disturbing thing was the first line of the little note she sent home.

"No attire is required."

Did I just waste thirty bucks on that cute outfit? Maybe next week I'll just send her the way God made her.

12 September 2007

Yesterday, we were all in the house when we heard sirens go by. We live pretty close to the fire house, so this is not an uncommon occurance. On hearing the sirens, Grace exclaimed:

"Aliens! Aliens! Quick, say your prayers! Jesus, I love you very much! Come and take the bad guys away. Amen!"
I woke up this morning to find my house clean (trust me, it wasn't when I went to sleep last night!). So unless I have learned to clean and sleep at the same time, my husband is awesome!!

Unfortunetly, I also found that we had no. food. No eggs, no bread, no cereal, not even any oatmeal. What kind of mother am I?? The kind that takes her kids to Big Apple Bagels for breakfast! They kids were great and loved our little adventure. And I found my new favorite quote:

"The only thing more overrated than natural childbirth is the joy of owning your own business."

I laughed out loud and the bagel girl gave me a funny look, but come on -- it's hilarious!!

Needless to say, when the baby wakes up from his nap, we are going to the grocery!

04 September 2007

Christopher: "Daddy, why do you always call me 'Gray-stopher'?"
I love Labor Day. We headed out of town on Saturday, just in time for the kidders to fall asleep for the night. Then we spent a carefree two days at the river. It was grand. We never take vacations, so this was great. We took the kids miniature golfing, which they thought was the greatest thing in the world. PX slept in his stroller almost the entire time, which was fortunate, because he was a terror after he woke up. I have a ton of pics, but I am at my parents, so I'll have to post them later.

We ate dinner at the Oakdale Inne "Best Fish By a Dam Site" It took two hours, but was worth it. It was even worth putting up with the horrible annoying group of 50 that was there -- you know the type. Loud obnoxious women and dads who hate their kids. This group had it all!

Unfortunetly, we missed the Schafer / Schnerre shindig, but I was beat! Christopher was pretty upset about that, but it turned out for the best because when we left to go home, he was asleep before we got off our road!