Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mae's Valentine's Dance and her musical Bugz!

On the Saturday before Valentine's day our neighborhood had a father/daughter dance. Mae and Rusty went and had the best time dancing the night away. They also had dinner. Mae got a wrist corsage and an engraved frame that the picture they took at the dance will go in. It was a precious time for them.

Here she is. Doesn't she look lovely?

I let her wear my little heart ring that I got when I was a little girl. She felt very special!

The dashing couple!
Mae also had her musical performance, Bugz last Thursday night. It was an adorable musical that the entire first grade put on. Mrs. Tenney and Mrs. Sanders, our wonderful music and PE teachers did a fantastic job with the music and choreography. There is nothing like seeing 200+ first graders in action! Each class danced to a particular song. Some kids had solos and speaking parts. Mae, the lucky and talented girl, was chosen for a speaking part! We had such a fun time!

Here's the lovely bee!

Here is a picture of the entire cast! Can you believe it? Amazing is all I can say!

Here is Mae delivering her lines! It's hard to see, but she is in the center of the picture in front of the microphone!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Bigist Funyist Powems By Mae Workman

I wand mony
Give it to me
I want 70,000 dollors
for a penny
Just do it!
Look at the men
There are men that march in a line
Oh I think thats fine
For men that march in line
I love choclet
Can I have a peace
I will aprishiate it
I love choclet
I shore do.
I relly do!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A day in the life

I started this post yesterday, but I failed to post it due life. Here it is in full glory.

This week Rusty is back on the road. It has been so nice having him here for the past four weeks, and we miss him. We've had a busy week. Nothing out of the ordinary. Just regular busy stuff. Take today for instance.

6:00 Wake up. Get kids up. Get breakfast ready. Make sure teeth are brushed. Brush hair. Remind children to stop fighting or they will NOT be getting any Valentines! Remind myself not to threaten anything I wasn't prepared to actually do. Pack backpacks. Get water bottles.

6:48 Head to Bus stop.

6:50 Kiss big kids at wave as the bus drives away.

6:50-10:45 Hang out with Will. Post blog post. Watch cartoons. Play with Valentines. Get dressed. Get Will Dressed. Head to story time.

11:00 Story time with friends. Will Decided that he didn't want to sit and listen. When I asked him to sit down (in my quietest room full of people voice) he screamed NO! NO! NO! As he ran around the rug.

11:45 Home for lunch and make Will take a nap!

2:05 Pick up John from school.

3:00 PTO meeting. This went rather well.

3:10 Go get Mae from after school cooking class. This was rather difficult to do because of the above task.

4:30 Go to McDonald's for dinner with too many kids to count. This, too went rather well.

5:30 Head back to school for Lighted School House night to watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. This was fun. Will ate so much popcorn I thought he was going to POP!

7:30 Home

8:00 Put kids in bed. I actually got the kids in bed by 7:45! I'm good like that!

9:30 I went to bed myself! Phew...Mama was tired!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Noise!

Last night after we put the kids to bed Rusty and I sat down to watch a movie. We got Valkyrie from netflix and Rusty was eager to watch it. The last few we have gotten were all kind of for me. That's an entire post in itself. Anyway, I digress. Back to our night. So, we are sitting on the couch gloriously kid free watching this serious movie. I mean SERIOUS! It took me a while to get into it, but I eventually did. It was pretty good. During one scene that I'm sure was well....serious, we heard this crashing sound coming from upstairs. Now, this wasn't' your normal toy falling off the shelf or kid falling out of bed sound. It was more like a splattering almost glass tinkling sound. We both stared at each other wide eyed with horror! Let me give you a little background from where this horror originates. Will has had this cough thing going on. The kind where he seems fine during the day but coughs his head off at night. The other night he was coughing like crazy, so I went up to give him some medicine. I'm not sure if it was from all the coughing or me trying to shove the medicine dropper into his sleepy mouth, but he proceeded to gag then he threw up all over me, the bed, and himself. It wasn't pretty people! So....back to last night on the couch. After Rusty and I stared at each other wide eyed for all of .5 seconds we both dashed up the stairs. We both were thinking the same thing, Throw Up!!!! (Looking back I realize that he let me go first! You know he can run faster than me!) We ran straight to Will's room! He was sleeping soundly. I went over to him and felt all around. Nothing. So then we both headed to John's room (me first again). As we approached we noticed his light on. He does this sometimes so he can read or play in his bed. I don't worry because he seems to get enough sleep. Anyway....we enter his room rather quickly to find him sitting up in his bed with a dazed and confused look on his face. I looked at the floor and quickly saw our sound culprit. It was his stinkin' Bakugan toys! About 30 of his stinkin' bakugan toys littering the floor of his bedroomright by his bed. I realized that he had been playing with them earlier, hence the light, and he had kicked his case of them off his bunk bed while sleeping which in turn scattered the little plastic balls all over the floor making the tinkling splattering sound. Which sounds a lot like throw up! I breathed a sigh of relief, turned off John's light, and kissed him good night. Rusty still didn't trust my Nancy Drew insight and made ME go check to make sure Mae didn't throw up. She, of course, was sleeping soundly.

We then finished our very serious movie. Then all was quiet in the Workman house.