Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Update on Jack

I realized it's been a while since I've had an update on the kiddos.  I've decided to do a post on each kid, starting with Jack.

The latest and greatest news regarding Jack has been the loss of yet another tooth, making the lost tooth total 5.

This experience was particularily traumatic as it had been barely hanging on for quite a while and Jack finally asked me to pull it.  I don't do teeth well nor do I do calm and this required both.  Where's Captain when you need him?

Jack latest obsession is Transformers.  He has most of the Transformers thanks to Dad and Grandmother, who had the good sense to save the original Transformers all these years.  The obsession seems to be contagious as well.  Grandddaddy has become infected and now perfers to be known as the Granddaddy-inator.

It's hard to believe that in just two months my first grader will have graduated on to the second grade.  Jack, however, seems to think is a fairly small step.  Today his class was traveling to Georgia Tech for a field trip.  I couldn't find the paper detailing the purpose of this excursion so I asked Jack why they were going.  "I don't know," he shrugged, "I guess they think we're ready for college."

And speaking of Georgia Tech...GA Tech has become a frequent topic around our house as well.  Jack seems to have become a GA Tech fan, and for those of you who know us, you know we and our extended family are either die-hard Auburn or UGA fans.  Jack even has put up a Tech baseketball poster in his room he has acquired from someone.  I questioned him when he asked to put it up but it's hard to argue with his logic; he says he lives in Georgia and likes basketball.  Both true statements.  Oh, and the poster...it's not just basketball; it's women's basketball.

Monday, March 28, 2011

2011 Speech Meet

Each year Jack's school has a school wide Speech Meet. 

Last year Jack won his class' competition and this year he won again and participated in the school wide Speech Meet.  He didn't come in first, but we still think he did a great job!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The post where I brag on my husband

I need to spend a little time doing something I don't do enough of; bragging on my husband.

Plus, he's been waiting for me to post about this.

In the past, we've never really celebrated Valentine's Day.  We usually get a little treat for the kids and that's about it.  It's a cheesy, commercialized holiday and seems just unnecessary.

Sorry, ladies. Please don't throw things.

However, as I was spending some time reflecting on things I dislike about winter (it's freakin' freezing, it's long, it's boring, etc) I realized that a celebration is just what I needed to get me out of this funk.

So, I called up my hubs, told him about this revelation and pretty much ended the conversation with, "I know you are just going to knock my socks off with what you plan for us!"

And boy did he come through!!

He booked us a couples massage
(Not us...just some randoms that showed up on Google images.)

and got me an ipad!!

And it totally worked! I was able to break out of my mid-winter funk.  Although the fact that the next week, the temps rose to the mid 60s and have (mostly) stayed there may have had something to do with it too.

Valentine's Day may be my new favorite holiday.  I can't wait to see what he comes up with for next year.  (hint, hint, Honey.)