Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kindergarten…here she comes…


She is so ready to start school…independent…strong…ready.  She won’t miss me….but I’ll miss her.  When I tell her I love her, I ALWAYS get, “I love you too, Mom.”  I don’t get this with the boys.  She’s a hugger/lover and a fighter all rolled into one….I love that kid…

Friday, April 8, 2011

Car Talk…

Let me just start by expressing my love love LOVE for Volkswagon Bugs.  I have an affection for them all – old ones, new ones, broken down ones, flourescent orange ones…it doesn’t much matter.  I love them all.  I had a little white 1973(?..if I remember right) when I was in high school.  It never ran and once I had to drive it home backwards because the ‘drive’ part of the transmission went out but for some reason ‘reverse’ was in mint condition…..but I didn’t care.  I loved that car and cried when my dad got rid of it.  When I was a little girl…probably 4 or 5 … one of my favorite memories with my grandpa Willey was the many times I would get into his little yellow VW bug and dream of one day owning it…. my favorite thing --- the gas pedal was in the shape of an actual FOOT…yes, toes and all.  I loved that car, hence starting my love of the beetleSmile

SO…to the car talk part of this post…..

We’re driving down the road tonight and I see a BEAUTIFUL little cream colored bug CONVERTIBLE…soooo cute!  I told Tuck that one day, when he is rich and in the position to take care of his mama, I would like him to buy me a convertible bug just like the one seen….maybe in yellow though…I don’t know…my tastes may change by the time I’m 70….what does Tuck say?  He says NOTHING!  He sits there with a ‘you’re joking, right?’ look on his face.  Then says,

“Mom, those are like……. two hundred….fifty bucks!!!!”

Oh son….how I wish they were…how I wish they wereSmile

Monday, April 4, 2011

Family Fun Night ‘11

Every other year, McCollom Elementary puts on a family fun night…and boy, was it ever fun!  There were games in every classroom, facepainting, water fights with Mr. O’D the pe teacher, and fantastic carnival food.  What a great time!  This year’s theme was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate.  Because we really couldn’t use Willy Wonka’s name, it was perfect to incorporate our principal’s name.  And so, Mr. Walcka’s Chocolate Factory was bornSmile


Here is Sawyer getting her crazy braid put in… IMG_4127

Yep, that’s Mr. O’D.  He’s great!…IMG_4142IMG_4145IMG_4149IMG_4154

Porter doesn’t like to be left out of the current trends.  He refused to leave the crazy braid booth.  He wanted one so bad.  Can I just say that anytime Sawyer and I want to paint our toenails, we have to wait until Ports lays down for a napSmile….IMG_4176zyIMG_4196

Mr. Walck’a’ himself….IMG_4209

And our fav, Miss Jacks…IMG_4214IMG_4226IMG_4241IMG_4243IMG_4255IMG_4268IMG_4275

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