Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!

This picture? Cori created this in the playroom tonight! This is every VHS tape we own. She said she had a surprise to show me, but I had no idea. I had to take a picture. She was so proud she didn't even mind how long it took to put each video back!...too funny!

It has been a typically busy November. I was able to go with the Second Graders on their field trip to the zoo last week. I don't think I've ever experienced a bus ride that loud. My ears were ringing all day long. But I learned some awesome new 'hand games'. I was also able to show off my 'say-say-oh-playmate' and my 'down by the banks'. Funny...most of them had not heard 'down by the banks'. Does that mean I'm old? Dang it!

Cori was so excited I could come. She sat with me on the bus. (by-the-way...not only are buses louder than they used to be..the bus seats have shrunk, considerably! Like half the size they used to be!) Cori was so proud of me, and I loved it! Half way through the day I was calling her, and I said "Sweetie, come on." She walked up to me and pulled me aside. She said "Mom!...that's embarrassing!" I didn't know what she was talking about, so I said "What?" Then she said, "Sweetie?" I was shocked! I informed her next time I will call out "Booger" or "Monkey". She let me know she would prefer just Cori. "Sorry." I said sheepishly. I can't believe she's getting that old.

Oh! Funny story, from Addi of course.

We had a friend and co-worker of Mike's over for dinner last week. He is from Ghana, Africa. She comes walking down the stairs and pauses on a step as soon as she sees him. Then she says, "Mmmmm.....You look like chocolate, to me!" I didn't know what to say! I glance at Mike and I knew he felt like me because it was like looking in the mirror. Our friend just busted up laughing. He said "Wow! I think that is the nicest thing I've ever heard."

I love three-year-old's!

Every odd year we get to spend Thanksgiving with my family. This year, however, was the full Fife Reunion (my Mom's family). It was so much fun to see everyone. I believe I now have something like 23 first cousins on my Mom's side. Some of them are younger than my own kids, crazy! It was a seriously packed event. Dinner with 60 people was a race. If you had your eye on a certain piece of pie, or a particular kind of stuffing, you better run hard and fast! No really, it was a lot of fun! And my Grandma was one amazing hostess, she is my hero.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

First Blog I will give this try. It seems like a fantastic way to keep friends and family updated. And anyone who knows us knows how awful we are at correspondence. My goal is to get my kids pics up often. Since Nov/Dec is such a crazy time...I will do my best.