Thursday, September 22, 2011

another year passes...

Had myself a birthday this week. Don't really look forward to bdays much anymore. Had a nice birthday poster card from my students on the board at school. Took the kids to eat at texas roadhouse, cause I'm certainly not going to cook my bday dinner. Somehow, they talked me up onto the saddle and sang to me...embarrassing. I didn't coach the kids on NOT telling anyone it was my birthday and Isabel told our waitress as soon as she came for our drink order. I need to learn how to say no. Cause I really didn't need to sit on the saddle and have the restaurant sing to me. Getting a scoop of free ice cream made it all good! Thanks to all my family and friends who made me feel so loved on my birthday this year!!!

star student

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sofia's 10!!!


Sofia and her mama at Chili's
Sofia is growing up on me.  Don't quite know how to handle it!  She is a love.  So good to others and likes to give.  I'm grateful to have her in my life.  She woke up and the balloon fairy had been in her room delivering her tons of birthday balloons, chose breakfast at McDonald's, took treats to share with her fellow 5th graders, chose Chili's for her birthday dinner (yum), opened her gifts, then blew out her candles on a delicious chocolate cake.  We had a fun day with her.  LOVE HER!


Took the kids (minus Isabel, who was at a friends house) on a bike ride on Saturday evening. We got about halfway through our ride when the skies opened up and kinda got us wet. It was ridiculous. We couldn't see in front of us, the rain was coming down so hard, couldn't keep our eyes open, so we had to actually stop for a few minutes. It was awesome!!! After so many days of HOT and SUN, it was cool and we were thoroughly sopping wet. I haven't had that kinda 'kid' fun for quite some time. We made it home eventually, had fun riding through all the huge puddles, and had to take pictures to actually document rain that actually fell in Mesa.


Took the kids to Tempe Town Lake on Labor Day for a little boat ride. Kids enjoyed themselves, was a nice day (kinda hot), and something a little different. I would've really enjoyed spending the day with a backyard pool and a carne asada. Will work on that for next year. Gotta know the right people! I think next year we will also tube down the Salt River...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

fall family party

The whole family got together the last weekend in August to celebrate all our fall birthdays. Mom, dad and Jenny came down from Pinetop, Kaitlin came from Prescott and Carson, Gaby and their kids came over from Phoenix. We met up at my home, visited for a bit, then went to one of our favorite places for our birthday dinner, Golden Corral. Gaby, Jenny, Carson, Sofia, and I all have birthdays within a few weeks of each other. We had a great time. Tons of loud music, dancing, eating, balloon fighting, helium-talking and craziness made the night! Love my family.