May 25 - 31, 2009

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” The opening line to Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is overwhelmingly appropriate for this update.

Jaime made the cheerleading team. We are so proud and happy for her. Sabrina learned Saturday that her homeroom teacher had a heart attack and passed away. We are so sad for her loss.

The week was fairly quiet otherwise, if you don’t count all the times Junior screamed at the top of his lungs when he lost his patience or was told No. He spent almost as much time in “Time out” as he did swimming this week. I plan to check out the local anger management groups to see if they have any minimum age requirements. :-)

May 18 - 24, 2009

It’s kinda hard to top a week when you find out you’re pregnant, but we gave it our best shot. We had a great week! Jaime and Sabrina both had SOL tests and think they did well. Junior went fishing twice this week. He had never been before, and on his second time out he caught SIX fish! Great job Junior! Check out the pics and vids! Jaime’s chorus concert was great. Jaime also received her interim this week. She currently has a B in both PE and Language Arts and the rest are As. PLEASE keep up the good work Jaime. She is also 3.5 weeks away from another year of perfect attendance. I’ll have to check but I think that’s THREE or FOUR years in a row! Amazing! Friday night game night was Jaime’s choice, and she chose Balderdash. Great choice since I won! hehehe We all really did have fun playing and learning how to BS each other. Saturday afternoon all three kids went to Kian’s 11th birthday party. They had a blast! Thanks so much Kian! Enjoy being eleven!!! Saturday Movie night was my choice and I chose The Sound of Music. It’s so long though we actually watched half Saturday and half Sunday. Excellent movie, if I do say so myself! I hate to end this week’s post on a bad note but we learned something disturbing about George. He is not the gentle giant we thought he was, at least not in the pool. He has attacked floats (bit a hole right through our favorite one), people and Simon. He actually chased Jaime from one end to the other and he single-pawedly tried to push Junior under water. Hopefully by next week’s post, he will be a better poolmate.

May 11 - 17, 2009

Sabrina studied really hard this week. She had two SOL tests this week, Reading (which was “good”) and Science (which was a lot easier than she thought it was going to be). Jaime attended Cheer Camp on Wednesday afternoon. Joe learned that his new work schedule starts June 8th. He will be off Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays starting then. Which is great for the girls’ schedule and summer being just around the bend. Junior learned the word “aisle”. I know this because he asks me when I leave a parking spot, “Mommy, you want to leave the aisle?” Also cute – is that he’s learning to tell people what time it is (in his mind). Joe had him Thursday and I on Friday (Miss Karen was off for John’s wedding *BEST WISHES TO HAPPY COUPLE!!*). Anyways, we both attempted to sleep in on our respective mornings but were told “it’s time to wake up, it’s 833″ It wasn’t 833am, but that he thought so was just too CUTE! The pool is looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. After 2+ weeks of wind and rain, I am actually surprised it’s doing so well. And as of Friday….George is bigger than Simon. They meet shoulder to shoulder but George’s backend has surpassed his big brother’s. WOW! Only 18.5 more months of growing! :-) I almost forgot, Junior DOES know his address, in fact he can sing it. I got a video of it and will upload it as soon as I figure out how. And I’ll upload the audio of him singing his ABCs. We’re so proud! :-)

On the 15th, we also found out that we are expecting another baby. Online preganacy calendars calculate the due date as 1.19.10. Junior learned the results the same time as me – while I shockingly stated outloud (the positive line took it’s time showing up) “OH MY GOODNESS….we’re gonna have a baby” Then he repeated it, and then I repeated it too as the reality of it all sunk in, or should I say started to sink in. He told his Daddy as soon as he got home that day. Joe smiled.

May 4 - 10, 2009

Too wet to swim in the first half of this week, and the tree spring thingys were all over the place. Which didn’t stop Junior from jumping around in his rain boots in the back yard puddles. George celebrated his five month birthday – only one month til “snip snip”. Sabrina received her 4th quarter interim. She got a C in Math, Bs in both Science and Reading and As in Social Studies and Language Arts. She said she is going to do her best to improve those grades by the end of the year. We know she can do it! Friday night was game night – Daddy’s choice – Uno Flash – The Winner of the evening was Daddy. Something to note, Mommy racked up so many points the last hand that she went from tied for first to almost last place. FUN :-) The sun came out and made for a beautiful day Saturday. Mommy, Junior and the dogs went swimming while the girls played school. Seriously! Saturday night, Movie night, was Jaime’s choice – and she chose Hotel for Dogs – It was a great movie! Thanks Jaime! Mother’s Day began at 630am when I awoke to breakfast in bed – Yummy! The girls told me that they had gotten up at 4am to decorate the back sliding glass door with window paint – then went back to bed – only to wake up at 6am and start preparing breakfast. They gave me a really nice card and gift bag filled with flamingoes and handmade goodies. Junior had also made me a card and magnet at day care. I also enjoyed not cooking the whole day!

And so it begins...the pool - green and cold as it was - had it's first daylight guests (have to upload very poor video of the girls getting in Friday the 24th at 8pm at night!) on 4.25.09
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