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Month: May 2010

I am not going to worry …

I am not going to worry …

Today was Jacob’s kindergarten graduation. And just because he didn’t sing the days of the week song or the months of the year song, I’m not going to worry. He did sing the ABC song, although I think the fact that it was an echo following the teacher just might be considered cheating. He waited on his name to be called: Marched across the stage: And shook hands with the principal: And shaking hands with the principal means it’s a…

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Because not every day is your birthday …

Because not every day is your birthday …

Especially if it comes in the summer. You kind of feel ripped off. Take it from this July 23 birthday girl. Every year I wanted Captain Vick to come to my birthday and every year ole Captain Vick went on vacation in July. And I was always a little (or a lot) jealous of the kids who had their birthday during the school year.  They got all the perks like “line leader” and stuff.  Some years they even wore crowns….

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If you must know …

If you must know …

Last Friday was the 5th grade “Historical Wax Museum” at our elementary school.  Each student selected a historical figure to dress up as and when the visitors stepped on the “button” in front of them they came to life and gave a short speech about the life of their person.  All the costumes were so creative and the students did such a good job! Brittany was given Phyllis Wheatley to depict.  Phyllis Wheatley was a slave who was highly educated,…

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Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

Saturday night was one of the milestones of middle school … the 8th grade dance. I realize that I am biased, but I thought Caroline looked beautiful.    It is so hard to imagine that my baby is going to high school in the fall.  HIGH school. There, I said it.   Now I have 3 months to start believing it. SHARE

Take that Benihana!

Take that Benihana!

Ever since we started going to Benihana for Bill’s birthday, my older two kids have LOVED chicken fried rice. Then a few years ago a Pei Wei opened just down the street and the kids discovered they liked their version too.A LOT. I mentioned this to a friend at the baseball park a few weeks ago and she said she had a recipe that her family loves and that she’d share it with me.  Turns out the recipe was from…

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The wild, wild west … (ok, it’s just Houston)

The wild, wild west … (ok, it’s just Houston)

This is my neighbor Joe.  You know, Joe the neighbor. Joe and I  live in a neighborhood in the 4th largest city in the United States.  Rumor has it Houston will be the 3rd largest city soon (beating out out Chicago) after the new census numbers are posted.  We live in a suburb with tree lined streets and nearby elementary schools.  There are large shopping areas all around us … everything we could possibly need is minutes away.  What I’m…

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When art imitates life … (or at least a video does) ….

When art imitates life … (or at least a video does) ….

OK, so last week I considered Looper, my dog, to be in hospice care.  I moped around and told people we’d probably have to put her down later in the week.  Bill had been in New York and came straight home so he (aka the grim reaper) could take her to the vet. And let me just say here … dogs must have a sixth sense … because when Bill got home Looper “picked up her bed and walked”. The…

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It’s not whether you win or lose …

It’s not whether you win or lose …

Because people … Savannah’s “Aces” softball team never won. Not even once.   It was like watching “The Bad News Bears” except without the part in the movie where the team starts winning at the end of the season. One might think this would bring some people down but those girls went out there like they thought they could win it …. every. single. time. There were 10 girls from 10 different schools on the team.   They only really practiced just…

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Field Day Follies

Field Day Follies

I told you I’m catching up.  SO many end of the year things! So many pictures to post. A few weeks ago Brittany had her 7th and final Field Day at Rummel Creek Elementary.  It won’t be long before she is walking across the stage and heading straight to graduate and heading to middle school.   Please don’t talk about it … I’m trying to pretend it’s not really happening. Since Pre-k Brittany has loved Field Day.  This year’s theme was…

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Updates ….

Updates ….

1.  Reports of Looper’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Maybe. I don’t know.   Looper seems to have one foot in the grave and one foot ready to ramble around the neighborhood.   What I do know is this …. she won’t eat out of her food bowl.  She’ll drink … but dog food? Forgetaboutit.   I put all her favorites in the dog bowl and she wouldn’t touch it.  But when I set a hamburger down in front of the bowl and she…

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