August 31, 2009

Management Material???

OK, you know your 8 year old child is destined for management material when...

- she gets someone to carry her backpack for her
- she gets someone to do her homework
- she's teaching me the symbols for South Carolina (I grew up in NY)

Should I be worried?

August 30, 2009

My "Nephew"

In my early twenties, I was a Big Sister through Big Brothers/Big Sisters (a United Way organization). I was blessed with the opportunity to mentor Vickie for a few years and loved it. I met her when she was 8 and we hit it off. I love her as a "real" sister and we have always stayed in touch. She was in my bridal party and I have seen her graduate from high school, college and get married. Vickie and Mike have now become proud parents of Benjamin.

Isn't he a cutie?
What do you think he's dreaming about?

It's neat when you can see both parents features in a child. I know they will love him to pieces and be great parents.

August 27, 2009

Bad Dog!

Snowball has a serious chewing problem.
Guess she was bored.
The destroyed items this time were 3 rolls of toilet paper and a box of tissues.

What, I didn't do anything...

August 26, 2009

Belated Birthday Pictures

OK, so I'm a bit late with this.

Marissa's 8th birthday was July 20th.
She had a scavenger hunt and a musical birthday card.

Always looking so happy.

Presents...does it get any better?

Some love for Daddy!

Yum, Carvel ice cream cake!

The Birthday Stash!

The special birthday candle.
You burn each year on your birthday.
Aunt Sally gave Marissa this candle.
She bought me the same type of candle when I was born.
It is supposed to play music but sounds kind of warped...
I love traditions.

August 25, 2009

Firefighter at work

Abbe sent me this great video clip and it just makes me crack up! Make sure sound is on and you watch his face...

August 24, 2009

School Supplies

Just in case you thought public school was "tuition free":

One Third Grader:
School Supplies $50
Lunch box $8
LL Bean rolling backpack (with light up wheels) $75
School Fee $15
PTO $20
ALERT (gifted program) $30
Uniforms/school clothes
Cafeteria fees
after school program (cheerleading) $50

On the other hand, if I was a homeroom parent (and I'm NOT! by choice) I could create something very cute:

August 23, 2009


Don't Send a Man to a Grocery Store...

I laughed myself silly...

Click here: Jeannie Robertson

August 22, 2009

Carowinds Amusement Park

We had a blast at Carowinds.
My favorite ride was Cobra.
Check it out.

Best Video of Carowinds Cobra

Can't wait to go again.
Thanks Stephanie!

August 21, 2009

Friday Funnies

Thought we could use some laughs!

Another one...

Happy Friday!

August 20, 2009

3rd Grade

My Child?
Looks like Lou, acts like Lou, eats like Lou...
Loves School like Lou? Guess so. I didn't like school.
Marissa LOVES school.
Even though we had a busy summer, she couldn't wait to go back to school.

Because we're in the South, we start school before Labor day.

Here are pics of Marissa's first day of Third Grade.

Here is the special LL Bean rolling backpack with light up wheels!

Our school has a uniform policy and luckily most parents/students conform to it. Her school colors are white, tan, navy, hunter and burgundy. It makes life so easy! Wish they would do this for all grades.

Thanks for the new sneakers and shoes Aunt Sally!