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Month: June 2009

Summer has offically arrived!

Summer has offically arrived!

I know this because we have thrown water balloons at the school bus. You see Rummel Creek Elementary, where our kids go to school, hosts a giant water balloon toss to mark the graduation of the 5th graders to middle school. Nearly 100 students run down Brittmore Road (in front of the school) to the neighborhood swimming pool where they jump in and celebrate. The event is called Boogie Down Brittmore and we Baergs have tossed hundreds, maybe thousands of…

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Now THIS is artwork….

Now THIS is artwork….

Next week Bill and I will be traveling to Italy with some good friends. We’ve been looking forward to the trip for almost a year now. Bill has been reading the travel guides and our friend Leeanna has been making arrangements.First on the itinerary is a trip to the Uffizi art museum. I had never heard of it. The guide book says it’s a must see and so we are paying a nice chunk of change for someone to give…

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Giving “side by side” a whole new meaning….

Giving “side by side” a whole new meaning….

People, it has been a day. I’m exhausted. All of my excitement over my new French style refrigerator quickly faded when the installers said…”sorry mam, it’s too big to go in your front door.” And they left. And I called Bill and said it’s time to start tearing down some walls. And then my dad called and said they were crazy and that it would fit. And he’s always right. So I laid aside my plans for a newer, more…

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I blame this problem on Mrs. Scales

I blame this problem on Mrs. Scales

Savannah asked me, with just a few days of school remaining, …”can I make my own lunch from now on?”. And I wondered aloud why she could not have come up with this brilliant strategy many months ago…like maybe last September or October!But I am filing away that conversation in my head, planning on revisiting the issue come next fall. Or maybe next week when we go to VBS and she will a need lunch then too. Yes, definitely next…

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FINALLY!

FINALLY!

I was just beginning to think the month of May would never end. Just yesterday I told the kids not to worry about eating breakfast because they would have donuts since it was the first Sunday of the month. Then Bill took the wind right out of my sails when he said….”It’s May 31.” Seriously…longest month ever.Since Disney we have logged a piano recital: A dance recital:Jacob’s role as an orange in the Pre-K rendition of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”:…

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