Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fun Blog Giveaway

My friend Morgan is doing a fun giveaway on her awesome blog.  Go here to check it out! 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mothers Day Tea

I got to attend preschool with Hunter this week for a Mothers Day Tea Party.  All the moms were invited to come with their child and enjoy a short program and refreshments.  Here's Hunter with his buddy Brayden:

After cake and juice the kids sang about 5 songs for us and then presented us with a gift. 

The teachers had made each kid a scrapbook of their time at Gateway.  The principal came in and announced that the teachers had volunteered at the beginning of the year to do it, and that they did it on their own time.  I can't believe how wonderful Hunter's scrapbook is and that they did it for all 20 kids in their Pre-K class.

By the end of the tea all the moms and teachers were in tears.  This was kind of our end-of-the-year farewell before graduation and everyone was feeling sentimental.  It hit me that next year Hunter will be in Kidnergarten and McKay will be at the preschool.  As we drove home I really let it out and started bawling.  I kept thinking, "I've done it.  I've become the weepy mom that I never wanted to become.  I'm going to embarrass my children just like my mom embarassed me!" 

At least Hunter didn't seem to notice this time!

Monday, May 3, 2010


That's the sound I've been making a lot lately.  Why in heavens name, you ask?  Well, you're not going to blame me.  Really. 

We have MICE in our house.  Disgusting (and yet contradictingly cute and tiny) germy, pooping MICE! 
And I don't understand!!!  I don't live out on the farm!!!  And yet my inlaws who live on the farm DON'T have mice!  How is this fair? 

I'm not only horrified I'm frustrated.  You see, a few years ago when the neighborhood behind us was being developed we began to have this problem.  I found poop in my cupboards, chewed food in the pantry, and would see them dart around the house at night.  We set out traps, poison, and got a cat.  After awhile the problem was solved and for the next few years --- no more mice.  Now we are surrounded by developed neighborhoods and shopping centers, so why the heck do we have mice AGAIN? 

A few nights ago Jason and I were watching The Blind Side (awesome, must see movie!) when I saw something run out of the corner of my eye.  I dismissed it, until I saw it again.  I screamed, Jason promptly scolded me for said screaming, and then I began convincing him that I REALLY saw a mouse run behind the entertainment center.  He went into the garage to get a flashlight and a trap, when I saw it run into our bedroom.  I insisted that I was sleeping in the van unless that mouse was caught, so Jason set the trap in our room.  Luckily, we caught it and Jason disposed of it while I closed my eyes. 

The NEXT night, while watching TV Jason saw one run behind the entertainment center.  He set a trap on the side it was closest too, then went to check on the kids because they were making some noise.  I was frozen on the couch, (feet OFF the ground) watching to see if the mouse would make an escape.  I saw it poke it's head out, sniff the trap, and retreat about 5 times.  I REALLY didn't want to watch it get caught but COULDN'T tear my eyes away.  What if it escaped?  Sure enough, it got caught and I proceeded to scream while it struggled and scratched at the wall.  I have to say it was probably one of the most awful things I've ever seen and am probably a little bit scarred.  (Stop laughing, I'm serious!)

Our cat ran away a long time ago, so I went to the humane society to adopt a new one, but did you know it costs $75 to adopt an adult (fixed) cat? 

Does anyone have a cat they don't want?  Good with kids?  Will catch mice?