Thursday, September 30, 2010

So true!

Ha ha! I saw this on my friend, Jayme's, blog and had to steal it for my own! You think it was embarrassing for your mom to tell stories about you around your friends? To pull out baby pictures with a new boy/girlfriend? That's nothing compared to what our kids will go through!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

When I grow up...

Do you remember what you wanted to "be" when you grew up? I remember desperately wanting to be a Dallas Cowboy's Cheerleader. My sister, Karen, and I had these awesome blue satin jackets with the big star on the front. I thought I was hot stuff. Sadly, that dream went away, but was replaced by an even bigger, better dream: to be a mom.

I love, love, love to hear my kiddos talk about what they want to be when they grow up. They have all decided to go to Texas A&M (although Meg is sad that they don't have cheerleaders - taking after her Mama)! After that, who knows?

This is college/career week at Megan & Hannah's school. Today, the kids all got to dress up as what they want to be. Megan has (for quite some time) debated between being a chef and a teacher. Casually, I told her that maybe she could go to culinary school and then be an instuctor there. She latched onto that for a while, but recently changed her mind. Instead of teaching other chefs at school, she's decided that she wants "to be a TV chef, just like Paula Deen, and teach everyone"! I knew she was a smart one!Hannah is constantly changing her mind, which, at 5, is totally expected and encouraged! She's always asking me things like "can you be a mommy and a ballerina?" or "can you be a mommy and a vet?" With her sweet nature and love for babies, it's no wonder that she always makes sure that moms can do anything! For career day, she decided that she wanted to be a doctor. Not just any doctor, but a doctor who takes care of babies and kids (notice a pattern here?). As we were getting her outfit together from our dress-up closet, she said, "I wanted to be either a doctor, or a pop star. We just don't have a pop star suit, so I guess I'll go with doctor!" Cute little stinker!With the girls' sweetness and big hearts, I know that they'll excel at anything that they decide to do - even if it is being a pop star! ;-) Love, love, love them!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

I know that it's been forever since I've done a meal plan! I'm finding it hard to get everything done, now that we're back in the swing of school! I've got school, preschool, work, piano lessons, soccer starting up - busy, busy, busy! We have been eating, just nothing very exciting! ;-)

Here's what's up for this week!

Monday: Beef Rouladen, Spatzel (it was a happy day when I found that you can buy this at World Market!), Sourkraut, Green Beans

Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Butter, Roasted Asparagus, Rice

Wednesday: Homemade Pizza, Salad

Thursday: Chicken Spaghetti, Corn

Friday: Eating on the road! We're heading to my in-laws' house for the weekend after Owen's first soccer practice!

Off to buy teeny-tiny cleats and shin guards!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Beginnings

Today was Owen's first day back at preschool. He has felt a little left out, with the girls getting their backpacks and lunch boxes. He couldn't WAIT for his little program to begin again!
I'm back to school, too! For those that don't know, I'm working at the Parents' Day Out (where Owen goes) at our church. It's only twice a week, so I think that's a good start to ease me back into the working world. My co-teacher is wonderful and experienced with the 4-year-old class (she' been teaching it for several years) so I'm really having a lot of fun! However, I slept like the dead last night. Who knew that a room full of 4-year-olds could wear me out so much? Go figure! ;-)