Saturday, May 31, 2008
Question: If you could be a super hero, what would your super power be?
Mac: Cool moves.
Question: If you could buy anything at all, what would you buy?
Mac: rabbit, caterpillar, butterfly, ladybug and turtle
Question: If you could build anything, what would you build?
Mac: A toy shell, you can puch a button and it opens and you can put all your tools in it.
Question: If you could live with another family, who would you pick?
Mac: Pop, Nanoo, Grandma Janet and Cacoo
Friday, May 30, 2008
Olivia, Tomer, Shannon & Reagan Olivia showing off her hat.
O with Mrs. Hoyos
A tasty treat at the Marbe Slab - what better way to celebrate the end of school and start of summer!?
McIver insisted on wearing his cowboy boots to the party despite the 90 degree temps.
Mac spent most of the party building all sorts of roller coasters and tunnels with Mrs. Hoyos' blocks.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Olivia loved riding Sam's BigWheel around the cul-de-sac. I remember coveting my friend's BigWheel when I was little. I had one at Grandma Myrtle's house, but I longed for one with a brake so I could screech down the driveway (it seemed so steep when I was 5!).
Is he a cutie or what!?
Check out these lookers! Don slaved over a hot grill to make the most delicious brisket. We enjoyed our picnic supper, and a nice breeze, outside.
Chalk it up for another fun time with the Stricklins!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
She rode with Mae, her friend from preschool, who has been taking ballet classes with her all year. Lana, Mae's mom, and I wanted the girls to have an activity together so we'd be sure to keep in touch now that the girls go to different schools. Here they are in their costumes...
When Lana and Mae dropped Olivia off at home, the girls ran off to play. We ended up ordering pizza, calling Mae's dad to join us and hanging out late into the night. And, Mae spent the night! It was our first sleep-over without the other kid's parents. (The Stricklins spent the night a few weeks ago, but since they were all here, it doesn't really count as the first sleep-over.) Anyway, the girls fell asleep in O's room while Lana was still here which made it easier on Mae, I think. They've been up and playing quietly for a little while and now Will is in the kitchen with them making pancakes. So fun!
This is Olivia's breakfast menu. Translation: poptart, biscuit, chocolate milk, orange juice, eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast, regular milk and cereal. Gotta love the phonetic spelling!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Four, Four, Four, Four...
A) Four places I go to regularly: Target, the gym (that's more of a goal now that school's out than it is a reality, although I have been 3 times this week already), Olivia's school, Randall's
B) Four people that e-mail me regularly: Gay, Eric, Kim Sterling and Debi Church (sadly, the last 3 are church campaign-related)
C) Four of my favorite places to eat: Lupe's, Prego's, Los Tios, Ruggles
D) Four places I would rather be right now: headed to Big Canoe to see the YaYas, en route to Macon/Myrtle Beach, the pool, the beach
E) Four TV shows I watch over and over: Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond
It's so hard to believe that this school year is almost over for Olivia. She has grown up so much since last August. She loves school now, has tons of friends and really is so independent. I can't believe my baby girl is going to be in 1st grade soon!
McIver felt like such a big kid sitting at the table with all the kindergarteners. He even got a slushy from the cafeteria line with Olivia.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It was next to impossible to keep the kids out of the pool, but we did manage to keep them (mostly) dry. The rockwall at one end of the pool was just too tempting. I caught McIver on it early in the day but was able to convince him that he would not want to get caught up there again.
Let the battle begin! Water guns were everywhere. The kids were stuck with the little ones while 2 dads had Super Soakers to get everyone wet. Too bad for them that the kids teamed up and started filling up water bottles and using the hose against them. By the end of the 30 minute war, everyone was SOAKED! It was fun to watch until I became a human shield.
Olivia looked like she had jumped in the pool by the time the war was over.
It was a great day - and we hope to visit the ranch again soon!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
She also liked that she was able to do one of the extra letters. McIver LOVES going to Mrs. Hoyos' class to play with her 'big kid' toys. He even gets a special visitor sticker and feels like a big boy when he's allowed go to the hall bathroom with a few boys from Olivia's class as his chaperones.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I'm still not sure that every kid on every team should get a medal just for playing a sport so that their self-esteem isn't ruined. I played on the losing-est softball team in the history of Macon - seriously, we had to stop playing games on many occasions b/c the other team was beating us so badly. We didn't need a medal or trophy to make us feel better - we were just glad to be able to play and always, always had fun. However, I am justifying McIver's medal since he wasn't really on a team, and didn't really compete against anyone, and b/c he hasn't taken the medal off for the last 24 hours!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I lucked out that Olivia was standing right behind McIver. How cute are they!?
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
At the end of the evening, we were given McIver's 'diploma' and a folder full of shapes at that McIver cut out. Believe me, it is not as easy as it seems to cut out shapes, especially the smaller ones. I have been part of many-a-meltdown with some of the kids in my class who are not able to get the scissors to move the way they want them to. So, this display is worth sharing.
(FYI: According to McIver, the pink shape at the bottom left is a 'bridge.')
Monday, May 5, 2008
If you are interested in the history of Cinco de Mayo (and why Americans also celebrate it), go to the following website:
Go enjoy an ice cold Corona with lime!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Me: How do you know I love you?
McIver (gently placing his hand on my heart): Because your heart is beating.
Truer words were never spoken. I assured him that as long as my heart is beating, I WILL love him and Olivia both.