Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A reminder of where we started.....
Next is just after planting......
Just above was the end of last week, before the severe thrunderstorms and tonrnadoes (which skipped over my house so the garden does not look much different).
I am hopeful that we will have a plethora of burgundy beans in the next few weeks. I promise to do a blog on the exciting transformation they go through from purple to green!
Monday, June 29, 2009
The boys handled everything very well and stayed in the game until the very end. JBM had a great play from second to first. I held my breath...and he went two for three at the plate. All in all, not a bad showing.
The championship game was Saturday morning and the Mets won. We were all happy about that since it is easier to loose to the champions.
Two weeks without sports and then camps galore.......
Friday, June 19, 2009
When we (Hope and I) went to wake up JBM this morning, it was tough but took a bit less time. Most likely becuase I shared with Hope that her job for the year was done. With that, she took her paw, placed it on JBM's face and pushed as hard as her 23 lb body would let her. That woke him up with a giggle.
Good way to start the last day of school. Not sure how much blogging I will do during the summer. However, I do plan periodic updates to the garden. Stay tuned.......
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It has been an interesting journey to watch. The season started with a firm..."I don't want to pitch..I know I will not be good at it." Then, watching most of the rest of the team try, it became, "I guess I should think about it." FlyBoy and I decided it needed to his decision. So after the game on Saturday, JBM asked his dad if they could "practice." And practice they have for the past five days...at the field and on the "make shift" pitching mound in our backyard (see below) which was created when we removed a large tree a few years ago. Note the slightly less green area of grass. It was a joke at first and has become a reality.
I will go to the game but will spend most of the time staring at the ground since the stress will be too much for me :) Guess I had better get used to it.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
He managed to shower and wash his hair last night and save the tattoo all at the same time. Funny how that happens. FlyBoy questioned his washing techniques but it does not matter to me....it is all in fun afterall.
Three days to go........
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
FIELD DAY CANCELED
We are canceling field day today due to the rain and the day-long threat of thunderstorms.
We will try again tomorrow.
And in the "out of the mouths of babes" department, as we pulled into the school parking lot this morning, Jr. Bird Man noticed the water slide set up on the hill. His comment, "Mom, today is a great day for the water slide." Yes, it was raining.
Friday, June 12, 2009
With next week being the last week of school, there are so many activities going on that teachers will be scrambling to fit in those activities around Field Day (whenever it is). Jr. Birdman is prediciting Wednesday. My vote is to wait for Thursday and have the 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony on the water slide. As each student reaches the bottom, they get their certificate. Novel idea?
Have a good weekend everyone!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Once she got the ice bag, she held my hand to the door, said thanks for the ice and as she walked away she said....."I am going to miss you." Do you think that means she is not coming back at all for the next seven days or the next 12 hours?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Oh well....that is my weak political statement for the day. As you can tell, my creative mind is a bit sleepy today.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
JBM playing his most complex piece. Sorry that I am so far away but I have to believe that flashing lights in your eyes while playing would be a big distraction.
This is the whole group that played....JBM takes lessons right before the boy in the striped shirt and they both play baseball and hockey. They also performed together in the Young Musicians Festival this year. They enjoy each other's company.
JBM and his Nonnie.....the piano behind them cost $74,000. Nonnie had a hard time with that concept....me too!
On to Sunday and hockey...JBM is in the white helmet. He is wating for a pass...took the picture right before he scored a goal and at the same time the battery died on my camera....as MPM would say, GAH!
The busy weekend took its toll last night, JBM had a baseball game. Flyboy looked totally dejected when I got home from work last night. Comment from both parties...."we had an off game today....everyone was off and it was pure torture!" Oh well, not activities until Saturday so plenty of time to catch up on sleep etc.
Guess what, it is raining here today....what a surprise. Happy Tuesday.
Monday, June 8, 2009
As it turned out, the game was in the morning and the recital in the afternoon. Nonnie was able to come the recital becuase it was held in a local Steinway Gallery and was handicap accessible. The kids played on a grand piano (which cost more than the new car we purchased last summer).
A good time was had by all.....including the dinner and ice cream with Nonnie afterwards! Thanks fo dinner Nonnie!
On a side note, with the addition of a piano in his life, Jr. Birdman has decided to try his hand at writing his own music. He has composed two pieces so far and played them for his teacher. They are recording them on his "tape" this week and she is going to incorporate how to write music in his lessons over the summer. Maybe we have the next Billy Joel in our midst.
On another side note, I had pictures to go along with this post but came to work with my camera but NOT the USB port to allow me to download the pics....guess I know what the subject of tomorrow's blog will be. Happy Monday!