God slapped me in the face today

Posted September 15th, 2009 by Kim
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Yes, God slapped me right in the face today with humility. I’ve never been so humbled before. What happened? Well, I have a teensy weensy bit of road rage. A big black escalade took my turn at a 4 way stop. It was obvious that he went in front of me. It wasn’t one of those where you couldn’t tell who went next. It was definitely me. So I sped up and tailed him for as long as I could until I had to turn in to the church parking lot. Yes, what a great example I was. I layed my horn on him for about a minute before I turned. All while Oliver is in the backseat saying, “Mommy, you beep?” So I pull into the parking lot at church to drop Oliver off for school. And guess who pulls up beside me and knocks on my window. A big black man. I debated whether to open my door or not, not knowing what would happen next. But I rolled down my window. HE APOLOGIZED for cutting me off at the stop sign! I couldn’t believe it. This blew me away. I was still a little shaken up from all the road rage I had so all I could say was “Sorry for honking at you.” Wow. What kind of loser does this make me? On top of all this, it turns out I know the people! Now I don’t know them very well but I know them well enough to know that their sons attend the same Mother’s Day Out program as Oliver does. I’m just floored at my behavior. Speechless. I wanted to curl up in a little ball and cry all day. Where does this put me? Right up there with Kanye, Serena, and all the other rude people of the world right now? So here is my lesson for today (brought to you by God). Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Better late than never – fabulous 1st grade

Posted September 2nd, 2009 by Kim
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Here are pics from Molly’s first day of 1st grade. This is a big transition this year since she is gone all day everyday now. It’s also a big transition since this is her 3rd school in 3 years. Pre-K was at one school, Kindergarten was where we used to live and now this school. But she got lucky and one of her friends from her old school also moved into our district and is in her class so that was helpful in her adjusting I think.

It’s a lot quieter around the house and I find myself going early to pick her up just because I don’t know what to do with myself. There are also pics of her and her ex teacher. They pulled her teacher out after the first week to do specialized reading and math and hired a new teacher (I don’t have pics of her yet). They said it’s because they had too many 1st graders. Anyway, I liked the old teacher but hopefully we’ll like the new one too. Also, the pic with the cookie is her birthday cookie at school. I surprised her and the class with sugar cookies from my favorite Eileen’s Colassal Cookies shop. Here’s to a fun year of first grade!

Never been so jealous

Posted August 30th, 2009 by Kim
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Molly is so beautiful. I absolutely LOVE her hair. These pics are her “2 day no wash just got out of bed” hair. See why I’m so jealous…

Help, I need a hobby

Posted August 26th, 2009 by Kim
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So, I’ve been told I need a hobby. As if being a full-time mom, working full-time, running kids around to sports and activities, cooking, cleaning (ok, I don’t clean – I have a housecleaner for that), trying to find time to exercise, and laundry weren’t enough. So I decided to search for a new hobby and I came across a website called www.notsoboringlife.com and it is supposed to help you find a hobby. I thought I would share some possibilities for me:
Dumpster Diving
Eating Out (my fav)
People Watching
Shark Fishing (this would work well in Oklahoma)
Socializing with Friends (done!)
Surf Fishing (another lake favorite I’m sure)
Tea Tasting
Tombstone Rubbing
So which one should I start with?

Bye Bye old house, Hello new house

Posted July 16th, 2009 by Kim
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Old House

New house

Sink your teeth into this

Posted July 16th, 2009 by Kim
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My poser children

Posted April 7th, 2009 by Kim
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Here are some poses as of late of the kids. Notice Oliver’s snow boots in the 75 degree weather. Those are his favorite shoes (I think because he can put them on himself). I have to hide them so he won’t wear them everyday.

Pose 1

Pose 2

Oliver’s first knock knock joke

Posted March 24th, 2009 by Kim
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For those of you not on facebook – here is a video of Oliver’s first knock knock joke. What a hoot!

Oliver’s first knock knock joke from Kim on Vimeo.
Script (in case you can’t figure it out):
Oliver: “Knock, knock”
Peter: “Who’s there”
Oliver: “Cow”
Peter: “Cow who”
Oliver: “Moo”

Cute pic

Posted March 4th, 2009 by Kim
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I haven’t updated in a while so I thought I’d share a favorite pic. The kids are doing really great in front of the camera these days and Oliver is posing a lot and not running away anymore. I think it’s time for some pro shots soon – for the spring!! Enjoy!

Molly and Oliver

What do you do with a Guinea Pig for a day?

Posted February 4th, 2009 by Kim
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Molly was *lucky* enough to bring home her class pet guinea pig for the weekend. “Princess Pepper” had a grand old time. Well I’m not really sure if she had a good time but the kids had a BLAST with her. Click on the pics for a larger version and description. (Oliver was practicing posing for the camera and took it literally every time I said “Look up at me for the picture” – funny boy!)

Nicely posing with Princess Pepper Running down the hall with Princess Pepper Going for a ride in Miss Spider’s basket Locked up in a toy cage - for some reason Oliver thought he needed to look up everytime he smiled Strolling along down the hall…or is it guinea pig suicide?