Wednesday, August 31, 2011

8-10 mins a day

8-10 mins a day.. we try and play outside..

Yep. thats it.. thats all we can stand in this 115 degree heat

I Am Going CRAZY!!! thank goodness for my photography or I would have jumped off the roof or something.. maybe not, its HOT up there too... Maybe instead I would lock myself in ourdeep freeze! then someone could thaw me out when my children arent crazy and it cools down enough to be able to take them to the park :)

Here is my submission for "ordinary moments" this was in our 8-10 mins of outdoor time :) and you can see he was getting a bit hot and ready for a nap.

I usually post all my photo challenges at :) so you can head HERE  to check it out and follow me if you would like :)

I love the colors in his picture.. :)  


Going out of town tomorrow.. Im bursting i cant stand it I am so excited!  and I am so happy my hubby is excited too!!  :)  woohoo
see you in a few days!  :) 

Oh Yeah!! I totally forgot!  I am selling   Scentsy again!!  I had to stop because I had turtle,  but I started again because I LOVE IT!  and I missed my scents, and really need some newo ones for the fall :) 
so if you need anything or know anyone who does.

Casey's Scentsy Page!  click here.. or well    <-----  over there :) 
or up there..   la la la

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

what!??.. Pneumonia?

3 weeks into kindergarden
week 2.. Riley get a slight fever and cold.. it goes away by the end of the week. but yet. beginning of week 3 he began to cough and cough non stop for days.. I think as a mom you can tell when something isnt right.

I was trying to convince him to going to the dr. he seemed fine except the coughing all the time, and he had a slight fever..
On sunday night I went thru his backpack which I forgot to do on friday after he got home. I found a notice in his folder stating.. there had been reports of strep throat and scarlet fever in his classroom..

so No more nice mommy, we headed to the after hours children urgent care just in case. My son hasnt been to the dr's since he was 1 year old! I know I know.. I should have taken him, but life gets busy and we have healthy kids (thank god).. while he was sitting on the white paper covered bench .. and the dr put the little scope up to his lung and told him to breath deep.. I begun to cry.

Looking at my son, watching him grow up before my eyes, knowing that someday,. he wont need me to go to the dr with him anymore.

I know he is only 5 and we have along way to go, but it still got to me, and knowing that this was the first time.. I couldnt make him better.

I couldnt hug him tight and mentally send my "good vibes and energy" to him to make him heal.. he actually needed medicine

light case of pneumonia, and slight ear infections in both ears..
and gummy crabby patties..
will make him better.

yet I am still sending him my good healthy mommy vibes, and I am sure its helping him heal faster :)

Today.. He was still coughing up a storm..

but, he was back to his crazy 'ole riley drew

The Sunny Side Up!
Riley took his first "test" testing his skills to see what he knows, he scored at the top of everything.. of course he is smart, he is His Fathers Son!
Going to greer on wed! I'm so excited, and finally got michael to get excited too, he hates camping, but we will be in a cabin. so.. does that really count?.. im so happy! To get out of the heat and spend some family time together :)
My school started, I'm ahead of the game already, and Im so excited to learn more about photoshop, I really think it will help take my photography to a new level!

These days!..

keeping the vaccuum plugged IN!.. whats the point of putting it away if I use it twice a day.
I catch myself watching lame shows like the news, or people court.. because the fall shows havent started yet.. I need to turn the tv off for awhile. its a horrible addiction.
I get bummed out when I have to "get dressed" lol, the only think I have found that I love about this new SAHM thing.. is the dress code! But I know it will be awesome once it gets cooler, just have to make it thru this 113 degree weather!

have a great week!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LiTtLe BiG tOwN

about 6 months ago, my hubby and I were driving by Queen Creek high School. On their sign out front, it said Little Big Town in concert soon! We Love them :) So we jumped online and got tickets for $30 each.. 2nd Row center! It was awesome, and they performed in a high school auditorium. I was 6 steps from the stage.

The first group was called FireFly, and they are 3 sisters, they were really good! I got their CD.

We got a babysitter for the first time! well a real babysitter. Miranda came to the house, so we got to take Mike's truck, it felt like a real date! not having to worry about dropping the kids off anywhere, and having to be back to get them. It was awesome, and the boys had a great time too! They just adored Miranda!

I am so glad we got the tickets, since I am not working money is SUPER tight.. I hate it.. Im not used to Not being able to go to the store and get what I want. Having the sales determine what we will be eating for the next week... But I am learning.. and hopefully it will get cooler soon so Mike can pick up extra shifts.. :)

Thats all we have been up too! and its the 2nd week of school and Riley already has a Cold! Crud!... missing 2 days this week. bummer..

Monday, August 8, 2011

The first day......


where it all starts..

Today was Rileys first day. The night before he ws very upset and didnt want to go. He was so depressed that he went to bed early.

I was surprised how "ok" with it he was when it was time to get ready and go. He is in the afternoon class, our school only offers half day, or full day for $250 a month. This is just one of the things that irritates me.

We got ready to go, he looked so handsome.. :)

we took some pics..

one where he is really tall..

one where he is really small :)

One of us.. my little boy on his first day!

we got to school early.. they playground was closed, we werent allowed in till 12:10 its 105 degrees... all the PM kindergardeners and their parents are standing outside the gate waiting..
at 12:12 they open the gate and we heard in toward the class rooms. where the teacher stops us. one at a time she asks the kids name.. then tells them to drop their backpack and go play. Of course Riley didnt want to do that. it was so hot! Turtle was in the stroller and overheated. I took the huge bag of supplies into the classroom, and the teacher asked everyone to come back outside and wait..
One little girl asked for a drink, the teacher said no she will have to wait till she is done.. did I mention its 105 degrees outside?.
All the parents looks confused as to why the children werent allowed inside the classrooms. One at a time she started calling the kids to get their backpack and go sit on the carpet.
I hugged riley and cried a little.. They made all the parents leave as they continued to call in one kid at a time.. I waited outside the gate as he was the 2nd to last called into the classroom.. standing there alone all sweaty.. his name was called.. 12:38..

I was so upset I called michael. I hope tomorrow is better. I met another mom, who turns out she lives just a couple of houses down on my street. it will be nice to have someone for Riley to play with.

When Michael went to pick up riley.. he had to park 3 streets down from the school, and walk up. stand in line with the other parents and wait till each kid was called out one by one.. The bell rang at
3:05.. they got home at 3:25 and we only live 5 blocks away.

Waiting.. and waiting,,  and waiting..  his poor little red face..

Im hoping this cluster was just beacuse it was the first day.. :)

Riley seemed to like it, he met 2 kids and he isnt scared to go back tomorrow.

Turtle is ALL over!! He LOVES to climb, and fall and then climb again. I was doing laundry in the bedroom, Riley was sleeping, and I come out to put stuff away, I find my little sweet turtle.. Half on the computer desk, and everything knocked off on the floor! and moved around.. he smiles a cheesy smile.. I take a couple of pics, as I let him sweat out being stuck :)
last time I checked on him about 5 mins earlier he was snuggling with his blanket and watching UP so quietly.. He is a sneaky little thing.

He drew on the computer monitor with a crayon.... I had to scrub it out. silly kid..