And Now She Is Four

Fabulous and Four!!
Fabulous and Four!!

Oh my heavens. My girl is FOUR.

Happy Birthday, Sweetness!

The sun shines a little brighter, the flowers bloom a little bigger and the birds sing a little more sweetly all because you are in the world.

The ABC’s of Me

Hello! Welcome! If you’ve found me via ICLW, I’m glad 😉
Last month I sort of jumped right in, this month I thought I’d introduce myself, using the alphabet.

A  Apples. I love to eat apples. Not so much a fan of the “apple theme” that seems to go along with being a teacher. No, really.
B Boy,I am mom to one boy, and boy is he different from my girl! The obsession with wheels and things that go seemed to happen shortly after he arrived home.
C Cake. Cookies. Candy. Chocolate.
D Domain name! I own my own domain! It’s all of about 1 month old, and only about two weeks live on the internet.
E Elephant, I was one for my tap-dance recital in kindergarten. I can still sing the song.
F Feet, size 10 feet, or small canoes, really.
G Gotchababy was actually a name generated by Blogger way back. I liked it, and it stuck.
H Hope. Is there anything without it?
I Ice cream, sweet, delicious ice cream.
J Jail, I’ve toured a few, but always as a visitor, never a resident.
K Kieran, That’s my hubby’s middle name. I LOVE that name.
L Little feet, we have two pairs of little feet running around our house. Man, can they run (well, one crawls, but he is fast)!
M is my absolute favorite letter of the alphabet. It was even before my initials were 3M.
N No, I feel like I say this constantly to the boy. He doesn’t seem to mind though–he just smiles and continues to go about his business!
O Octopus, sometimes I think I’d get more done with more arms.
P Pizza, hot, cheesy, melty thin-crust pizza.
Q Quiet. My house is hardly ever quiet. I relish it when it is…at least the first 30 minutes or so.
R Rice Milk, is my daughter’s drink of choice. I buy it a case at a time from Trader Joe’s.
S School is starting in one short month.
T Teacher. I am going to start my 13th year of teaching in one month. HOW did that happen?
U Upside. There’s an upside to just about everything. I work really hard to find it.
V Very. Very hungry, very busy, very tired, very content, very.
W Wings. A new game with my daughter, she likes to pretend she has them.
X Xrays.It seems like one of us is always getting x-rayed for something. Most recently, a chest x-ray for the boy’s cough.
Y Yellow. I love it when kids say, Lell-yow instead. I may have pronounced it that way so MAM would. No one can prove it though.
Z Zoo. I feel like my life is a zoo sometimes. A lot of it is of my own making.

In the Blink of An Eye

The daycare called yesterday, asking when in August Jr. would be re-enrolling. I’ve talked to my boss a few times about the back-to-school schedule. Today is July15. August 15 is the last Saturday before I go back to work, classes start August 24th.

A few short weeks ago, the summer stretched out before us. I was a little nervous we’d be climbing the walls by now. With the exception of the day MAM announced, “I NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE!” (my exact sentinments), we aren’t going too buggy.

There’s still a month left of summer, but I feel like we are running out of lounging time. If only January would be as fleeting as July.

*for the record, Cow Appreciation Day was fun at Chik-Fil-A. We look a little dishelved, but really, we were just HUNGRY. MAM wanted to be sure we knew she was a girl cow. So she chose a pink visor. Obviously.