Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kaylee's Big Weekend

This weekend Kaylee brought to bring home the class pet- Frrrrrooooooooggggggyyyyy.

He went with us everywhere, including her first soccer game! We've had nervous breakdowns all weekend keeping this stuffed guy away from Cocoa, the animal destroyer of stuffed.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

How to Make Puppy Cupcakes

Tomorrow little bit turns 5. Wow!
So off to school go puppy cupcakes. It's the last year I can make them myself, as they have a rule here in Lewisville ISD about that stuff.
I made the basic chocolate variety, buttercream icing piped on by bag, then the fun started.
Gingersnaps (used because they are MY favorite and there will be left overs :-) )cut in half are the ears, chocolate chips are the eyes and a Reeses baking chip (tiny reeses cups) are the nose. The tongues are a tiny slice of a red gummy worm.
Dog-gone fun!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lemon Truck Just Dumped on Me

You know the saying, when life gives you lemons??? Today the lemon truck dropped by...

Kaylee's first day of PreK 5, and I don't work out of the house on Tuesday/Thursday- so my first day at home alone since I had children. BIZARRE. I can do some work for dh, then a secret shop, then pick Kaylee up and life is good, right.

HOLD IT MISTER, not so fast.

Computer crash. BIG CRASH.
Go to do secret shop, they can only take CASH today.
Go to Cash machine, my card's not working.
Finally get cash, do shop-- already time to pick up Kaylee. Boy that went fast!

Come home, now computer is working, but no time!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Greeting The Soldiers

When the alarm went off early this Saturday morning, the look on my face was not one of "get-up-and-go".

As a family we had gone last month to DFW airport to greet the soldiers returning to the US. The girls had made posters, bathed- put on their best red white and blue... and the plane did not come that day. So today, we decided to go again.

I pulled myself up, but couldn't find my spirit-- until after I got there. Even before the soldiers arrived, I had goose bumps. Families were gleaming, waiting on loved ones. We formed two lines and held our signs and flags, and patriotic music played loudly from a stereo. Then they started coming through the line.

A few looked a little overwhelmed by us, but most shook our hands and gave a hearty smile. The girls held their "WELCOME HOME. Thank you!" signs and waived flags. I noticed how young, and how tired some of them looked. I wondered if they had to go right back? Some were from the cape of Africa, some from Iraq, and some from other places. Some were injured, some were hurrying to meet a plane.

I left with goosebumps and a song in my heart. My hubby had a tear in his eye.

It was more than I had planned for. We'll be back next month.
Thank you.. thank you for not everything you do, and everything you represent, but also thank you for reminding ME how much there is to be thankful for.