Tuesday, May 27, 2008

School is almost out for the summer

Wow, less than two weeks to go. Next week, I've got the book distribution on Monday, where every kid gets to pick out a book to keep for free...they'll also be getting their prize from the reading challenge. Tuesday is the Field Day, where the kids have fun games all day. Each grade wears a certain color, Kindergarten has to wear orange, and Second Grade is wearing light blue. Thursday Second grade has their picnic at the park, so Abby and I will go to that, then I'll take Abby to school.

I've got to figure out what to give them for the last day of school. For the last two years I've meet Catherine at the bus stop with a gift. Kindergarten, I think it was flowers and I had a plate of cupcakes for all the kids that got off at her stop. First grade, I gave her a helium balloon and a diary..and I had a plate of cookies for all the kids.

Last week I chaperoned Catherine's Field trip to the American Life Museum at Hershey. I also got the yearbooks distributed. Now I've got to figure out what's going on with a few issues that have come up... *sigh*

Memorial Day Weekend went pretty good. Friday afternoon we went over to a friends house for pizza, the girls jumped on their trampoline and had fun. Saturday afternoon we went to other friends house for a grill out. Saturday night I went out with a girl friend while Bobby watched the kids. Sunday I recovered. Monday kids came over to play with the girls and had an entire day of fun. Catherine started exploring the "forest" behind our house...she thinks she's big stuff now! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is that your natural color?

I can not even begin to tell you how often I hear that! I swear, complete strangers stop me and ask me all the time. Just last weekend we were in the mall, I was walking along and got stopped by a man at a kiosk (Crap, please, I'm not interested in a resort retreat to Hershey...I begin to think as he puts his hand out to stop me from walking away) and says "Excuse me, is that your natural color?"

Why do people ask..do they really want to know? Do they want me to say yes, do they want me to lie to them....I mean really?! I told Bobby that the next person that asks me, I'm going to say "If I said No will that ruin your fantasy?" :) LOL I've got the complexion for red hair, I'm very fair skinned, freckled, light eyebrows, etc... I've defiantly got Irish blood, and several cousins with red hair.

I'll also get comments like "Now, that's what a natural red head looks like" and "Wow, your kids didn't get your red hair?" So I guess all in all...it's a complement that it looks natural. It doesn't bother me, it's just funny. It's just amazes me how people are daring enough to ask. I would never think of asking a complete stranger if their hair color was natural. :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Somebody has a new bike, and I think she likes it! :)

Now it's just time before those training wheels come off! :) With Abby being so brave and fearless I don't think it will be a long time.

Catherine's bike got a face lift with a fresh new basket, bell, and streamers. The tires will be pressure washed by Bobby and it will look fresh again.

Speaking of Catherine....here's a picture of her from the AV show. There were two group projects from her school, and then there was about 6 other individual projects from her school.

She got a School District Drawstring bag, Medal and certificate. At our school's open house, we got to get a copy of her work on a CD. :)

It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over! We had our last PTO meeting...I'll be the President again next year. My best friend Jenn will be the Treasurer. We've lost 4 really good parents as they're kids are moving on to middle school....so we need to find some new volunteers to chair committees.

The girls have a birthday party to go to...so I'm off of here!