Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remember this picture? I had it on a post at the beginning of the school year. This was when he was SO excited about being in band. So excited about playing the trombone. Now, not so much. If he could throw that thing out the window he would. If I didn't pay monthly on it I would let him. He is so frustrated with that thing, and to be honest, so am I. All year he has practiced but probably not to his full potential. Now that school is almost out it's finals time and the final is playing a few scales. Easy, right? Well, for my son...the worry wart...he says he can't do it and he doesn't know them very well. WHAT? So, he is cramming a years worth of band into one week. He is going in for extra practice with tears in his eyes. He hates playing in front of all his friends so obviously band is not for him. ha! He hates when his schedule gets messed with..well, excuse me! Bless his little heart and BTW, the hives have started.

Pray for my Reidster....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blackberry pie??

I know..we are goofs. Troy couldn't believe I was having Macy take a picture of us holding blackberries. But, I am so proud of my blackberry bush. About a year ago, I took a couple of little bitty sprouts from my Dad's blackberry bush and brought them home to plant. Well, the sprouts sat in the car, sat in the garage, sat outside and then a few days later....planted. I thought that thing would never make it. Especially when we got Tucker, our crazy black lab. I just knew he would dig it up or eat it. Even thought it has thorns on it...nothing stops my crazy dog! Also, I am not well known for having a "green thumb". Now, my sweet mother-in-law, now she has a "green thumb". Her back yard is beautiful! So, two years later, that little bush that I forgot about, watered on occasion and stepped on a couple of times is now producing yummy blackberries! Now what do I do! :) Blackberry pie, anyone?

Monday, May 25, 2009

It's me....can you believe it?

So, here I am again. Bad, bad blogger. Why in the world is it so hard to document my crazy, hectic life...well, maybe because its crazy....and hectic. Now, I am so far behind I don't know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt. (I just had to! That's a quote from Weezer from my favorite movie Steel Magnolias) Anyway, that's how I feel. Just keepin' it real!

I feel like my life is flashing before my eyes. I have an almost 13 year old. I can't believe he will be in the 7th grade. I remember when I was in the 7th grade...just like it was yesterday. I remember my crush...who broke my heart, BTW. I remember wanting a SW*ATCH watch SO bad...and getting it for my 13th birthday. I remember riding my bike all over town. I remember my mom redecorating my room while I slept in her bed and waking up that next morning in my new yellow gingham room. It was great..I felt so grown up. And now, my baby is where I feel I was just yesterday. My, I am sappy tonight. All that to say, everyone was right when they said to enjoy the little things.....

Reid is keeping us busy with baseball. His team is doing ok. We are on a little losing streak right now, but it is still so fun to watch them. Reid has been pitching and is doing really well. One game he pitched 65 pitches the whole game. That's really sweet hubby told me! HA HA His daddy just bursts with pride. So do I. I really am proud of Reid. He works really hard with everything he puts his mind to.

Macy will be in the 2nd grade. Now, my memory is really bad. My sister can remember things that I can't. She's not right. ha! Needless to say, I do not remember being in the 2nd grade. I can't for the life of me remember my teachers name. I can't remember if I was at Brown Primary or at the old Central School. I can't remember what I was in to at the time. Some things just aren't clear. Now, what is clear is that I was loved. Alot. I remember being at Nana and Poppi's everyday after school. Eating all their food and watching The Brady Bunch is one of my favorite memories when I was little while I was waiting for my mom. I remember Mom pulling up to Nana's everyday to get us. I remember seeing her car out the glass door. I remember all the hugs. I remember the feeling of warm fuzzies in knowing how much I was loved. I hope my kids feel that from me.

Macy keeps us busy with dance. She LOVES it! She got her 4 year pin this year...that was a BIG deal! Her recital was last weekend. Against my better judgement I did the mother/daughter dance with her. It really was fun and I hope she can look back on it one day with a smile. A good memory.

We had a member of our family leave us....that would be Troy's 1993 Honda Accord. To that I say GOOD BYE! Not only was I glad to see that thing go, Reid was really glad. I think it was getting a little embarrassing to see his Daddy pull up to Jr. High in that thing. haha! It shook so bad when you stopped that I always needed to make sure I had my support bra on when I drove it. LOL...No, really. It felt like the engine was going to fall out at any minute. So, now, my hubby is sportin' a new...well, new to us...2008 Nissan Maxima. The family is, we fight over who will drive it. Oh, and now when we pull up to CLIS there is always a boy, or two who need a ride home. :)

Hopefully, I can post some more pics soon....and some more "going ons" in our crazy, hectic...but FUN life. If I can remember. Until then.