1. Funny school story (or at least I think it's funny... sometimes teachers are in their own little funny world): One of my dear, sweet, resourceful, creative,
honest students tried to pull a fast one on my colleague last week. He showed up to his sociology class about 25 minutes late with a tardy note from "me" It said: "Mr. Henry, please excuse ______ (will leave guilty party nameless), he was party rockin in my classroom. Thanks, Mrs. Dolan. I am pretty sure Mr. Henry couldn't even try to hide his laughter. When he came to my room to tell me about it we both had a very good giggle about it (if ________ ever finds out we laughed about it, I will deny I ever said this). I quickly sent him a text and said: "Mr. __________, first of all when have I ever used the term "party rockin" as I am not a member or groupie of the singing sensation LMFAO and second, you must be terrible at forging my signature because Mr. Henry is not an idiot and figured it out right away." When I received the apology text later that evening I am 100% sure his mother was the driving force of the sorry text. When I tell people I just meet that I teach high schoolers, they lean their head to the side, nod their heads and say "Wow, I just don't know how you do it!" I think in my head "I just don't know how I couldn't do it", my students are soooo sooooo soooo funny.
2. There have been lots of things/people to celebrate lately:
- M's cruising furniture
- I wiggled, tugged, pulled myself into some pre-baby jeans...keep updating those blogs!
- Colors Day is looonngg gone
- My parents are back from Australia
- Andrew has a new position at work that he seems to really enjoy
- We have a fabulous new popsicle maker that not only makes pops for Little Man but delicious adult pops as well, I see a new addition to fall tailgating
and...we have attended lots of birthday parties.
Jollie Ollie and his Smiley Face First Birthday
Ollie's momma, Jessica, had such a fun theme (and perfectly fitting for Oliver) for the party with great decor, food and activities. We had a great time.
I swear we could never buy Miller another toy in his life, as long as he could have a lifetime supply of balloons.
The adorable birthday boy. The pic is blurry but he's sooooo cute it doesn't even matter. All these funny boys (and of course our fabulously girly Ava) are such busy bodies now, it's hard to get them to pose for a pic. We all knew this was coming...
Laughing that we are sitting with someone's future kindergarten class, best wishes to that teacher.
Black and yellow icing is a must for smash cake fabulousness!
Getting the scrub down, look at that face!! Love!!
Bennett's First B-Day Bash
Two weeks later, it was time for the next one year celebration: of Bubbly Bennett. His momma threw a perfectly themed "B" party. Sarah and Jared, we had the best time!
Birthday boy Bennett, again on the move but I had to get my squeezes in on him. We love you Bennett!
Excited to celebrate!
Having a ball in the ball pit...cheesy pun intended.
Brooks was taking a little rest from all the festivities
Asked the boys to turn around and smile for me...of course M wouldn't mind his momma but Knox was camera ready and even pushed up on Miller's shoulder so he was visible, so cute!
Bennett absolutely loved his cake!
Lyla's Hello Kitty 3rd Birthday
When I type 3rd birthday, I think the Nyquil (haven't felt my best in a couple days now) must be taking over because there is no way this girl can be three... but it's true, Baby Lyla is now three and she is so funny I have bruises from falling out of my chair at her one-liners.
I swear he is thinking "I am about to tear this party up!"
How many pictures can one mother take?!
Practicing our walking skills with Em
He's starting to like the idea of no longer being on all fours but I still think we have a month or so before he takes off.
Taking a break in the crooked house so I can take his picture for the 85th time...it's the curls and toothy grin.
KB teaching M how to use sidewalk chalk
Yes, yes, Brooke and I got our typical 2 hours of sleep the night before the party but I have to say between our hand-dipped marshmallows, kool-aid dyed popcorn, cotton candy puffs and decor, I was pretty proud of us.
The birthday family with Hello Kitty! I thought Miller would be terrified but didn't think that he is so used to the bulldog mascots it wouldn't even faze him. He crawled right up to Hello Kitty, pulled at her dress, giggled and hit her on the head, such a boy!
Lyla sang with us then blew out her candles.
There are so many great minis in our lives that deserve celebrating. For as little as they might be, they bring super-sized happiness to our family.
Hope everyone has a great week! Think of me as the wheels on the spirit bus go round and round all the way to Cabot for the state basketball tournament. Jealous of my transportation?!