Sunday, September 30, 2012

Classroom Work

You'd think that Shane would spend his time in science paying attention in class.

But instead, he found something more interesting to work on.

He made all of these pretty origami birds.

Oh well.  I guess if he fails science, he can always sell his origami birds for a living.  Meh.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kicking It Old School

My friend is driving her daughter's car while she's looking for a new car.  The other day when I was with her, she said she needed to make a phone call and reached into the console and picked up her car phone.

Check it out.  The phone has a cord.  LOL!

Talk about kicking it old school.  :D

The 1990's called and they want their cell phone back.  Teehee

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Goodbye Flag Football...Hello Baseball

Owen has taken a brief break from playing flag football.  He decided that he wanted to give baseball a try.  It was shocking really.  As much as he loved football but I'm really, really good with that!  Because I'm not thrilled about him playing football anyway.  Because I know where it's headed. 

The only bad thing is that he's playing for the Phillies.  But we can look past that.  :)

Practice batting.

And fielding...
Batter up.

I don't think that they had practice on taking one for the team.  :(

He made it home.  Though I'm not certain it was necessary to slide and dirty his pants up.  LOL!

I asked my friend what this sign meant.  She said it means you aren't allowed to throw husbands against the fence softly!:-) It has to be done hard!  :-)

Sucka.  I  mean Ken is always willing to lend a helping hand.  :) 

And probably my favorite picture of all.  Owen and his friend getting instrution from their coach.  :)
I'm looking forward to a great season with the Phillies (little league team that is!) and am hoping that Owen likes baseball so he will forget about playing football because I'm tired of telling him that he is not playing tackle football. 
Go baseball!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Where's Waldo?

Finding Waldo is usually a much easier task than finding Owen's glasses.


Every.  Single.  Day.  the orning starts out like this.

Owen:  Mom, do you know where my glasses are?

Me:  Um.  No.  It's 8:40.  We have to leave.

Owen:  I can't find my glasses.

Me:  Do you remember when you had them on last?

Owen:  Um.  If I knew that, I'd know where they are.

Me:  Sigh.  Gotta love a smart ass.  Not.

Then we spend the next 10 minutes searching for his glasses.

We usually find them.

But yet we usually find waldo too.

Just in less time that it takes us to find Owen's glasses.

Friday, September 7, 2012

First Week Recap

The boys have been in school for exactly one week.

And in this time, Owen has had to run 8 laps (because I didn't sign something that he needed signed) and he now owes his teacher 11 more.  Actually, the whole class does.

Apparently, everyone else talks but Owen.  :o

And Shane has already forgotten to do and turn in a homework assignment for Geometry.  Meh.

Really?  I guess he didn't learn last year.

Apparently he wants me to come to his classroom this year instead of the cafeteria.

Ugh.  I guess I'm going to have to go into mean mom mode earlier than I anticipated.

And that does NOT make me happy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Loves to Bake...Not

I made brownies for my friend a while back and she recently returned the container to me.  With Oreo cookies in it.

I asked her what the deal was with the Oreo cookies.

She responded that she didn't want to return the container empty and she doesn't bake (emphasis on DOESN'T) and she loves Oreos so that's what I was getting.  LOL!

Then I asked if they were double stuffed.

She said no.  Single.

Like who would ever choose a single stuffed Oreo over a double stuffed Oreo?  That's crazy talk!

She's weird.

But she's funny.

And I will keep her!

The Oreos were gone in less than 24 hours so I guess she was right about single stuffed Oreos but please don 't tell her that she was right about that.

I don't want to listen to it.  LOL!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Obligatory First Day of School Post

First day of school always requires the obligatory first day of school pictures.

 And the obligatory blog post about that first day of school.

Shane is entering his last year in middle school...8th grade and he's now the big man on campus.  Shane is also busing over to the high school to take German.  Not sure how I feel about that but he has friends on the high school bus and it *will* make that transition easier to high school next year.  At least that's the way I'm looking at it!

Owen is also the big man on campus going into his last year of elementary school...fifth grade.  He went back and forth on whether he should wear a jersey every day this year.  I guess he made his decision.  Which means that he will probably *never* wear a jersey this year.  LOL!

Some moms cry when their kids go back to school.  :D

Shane, as usual, was low key about the day.  He said it was fine.

Owen came home and had a different view.  He said his teacher was awesome but he wasn't taking any toys to school because he didn't want them to get put in the "June box".  You know...the box that all toys go into until June when they reappear on the last day and go back to their sad owner.  :p

Owen also said that he had to introduce himself to the class and tell one thing about himself. So he told them: "My name is Owen and I'm AWESOME."

Me: Seriously son? You said that?

Owen: You knows it. You can't argue with solid logic mom.


Hope this year will be a great year for both boys!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Saga of the Backpack

It's a bittersweet moment for our family.

The last weekend of summer vacation before the kids go back to school.

Bitter for them.  Sweet for me baby!  LOL!

We have gotten school supplies, been assigned teachers and visited the kids schools to meet those teachers.  Time to get the backpacks ready for the first day of class.

Well.  Time to think about getting the kids backpacks ready for school.  I'm quite certain that even though I have the best of intentions, I will put it off until Monday night to do it.

Because I stink.  LOL!

But at least I'm keeping it real.

So I go to find Owen's backpack.  It was right where he left it the last day of school.  On his floor beside his bed.

Still packed with everything from school.  Including his caped Superman socks.  As you can imagine, they were smelly.  Meh.

I did bring the backpack downstairs though.  So that's something.  I'm so on top of things!

As you can see tho, it's still not unpacked.  Little tiny baby steps, people!

Shane's backpack, of course, was still packed as well and was laying beside his desk...right where he left it on the last day of school.

But his is now unpacked AND cleaned out.  Because I had a come to Jesus meeting with him and Owen on Thursday about taking responsibility for their things and chores.  And it must have sunk in because when I got up on Friday at 8 am, he was showered and dressed and was cleaning out his school instrument.  And his backpack.

And if you're impressed with him, he was just scared.  LOL!

But before you send him a congratulations note, please observe that his backpack is still sitting on the sofa where he cleaned it out...two days later.  

Little tiny baby steps, people.

And the few readers of my blog may remember the battle that I had with Shane over cleaning out his backpack after last school year.  Unfortunately, the backpack struggle isn't a new one for our family.

But I thought that I won that battle.


Until I looked in his very messy closet and saw the offending backpack that is apparently still not cleaned out.  FROM JUNE 17, 2011.

And ironically enough, that pink bag that it sits upon is from our trip to Pawleys Island this summer.  Still packed.  And since it's sitting on top of that pink bag, I KNOW that he has seen and touched the backpack.  He had to in order to put it on top of the pink bag.  Otherwise, that pink bag would be on top of the backpack.

Little stinker.

You know.  I'm not going to clean it out.  Ha.  I win!

On the day of his graduation from high school, and probably college, you're going to read a blog post with a new picture of that stupid backpack...still packed up.

And so the saga of the backpack continues.  And I have a feeling that this won't be the last time you read about a stupid backpack.  Meh.

Boys.  Sheesh.