Friday, February 24, 2012

Crazy February!

On was snowing...

And today it is sunny and mid-70's.  Crazy weather!

Valentine's Day was wonderful!  The boys got candy, Will got candy and Upright Citizen's Brigade DVDs and I got a Kindle Fire.  Holy Smokes I was surprised!  Will insisted we open Valentine's gifts IMMEDIATELY that morning....he was just in his underwear but with creative cropping I at least got a couple of photos for my blog without posting gratuitous semi nudes of my goofball husband.

We celebrated Laura's birthday with  lunch at K&W (I!), gifts, shopping and a half day class at Greensboro Bartending Institute taking a mixology class for cream drinks. We had a blast and learned quite a bit!  Will is a big fan of the "Almond Joy" next time you come over, ask me to make you one!

And finally, Mom, Dee and I spent the weekend with our crafter friends at Thousand Trails.  It was a beautifully relaxing weekend and I FINALLY finished my Alaska (digital) album from 2009.  WOOOHOO!

And just a quick update on Galaxy.  Our baby kitty is in that long, lanky "teenage" stage...and is a total sweetie despite eating 15 times a day and destroying not one but TWO laptop keyboards.  She cuddles and plays with me and Spencer and FIGHTS/WRESTLES with Will and the dogs...perfect, huh?

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Funny Little Valentine

We worked on Spencer's Valentines this weekend.  Since this is his last year in elementary school, I assume this will be the last year he does Class Valentines. sad!
Spencer thinks Valentine's Day is lame and embarrassing.  He is an 11 year old boy.  He thinks EVERYTHING is lame and embarrassing. He didn't want any froo-froo Valentines so out of the million I pinned on Pinterest for him to look through....he liked the CRUSH Valentine the best:

I put text on a pensive looking picture of Spencer that says "The best Valentine's CRUSH is the kind you drink!" and made it into a can label.  Each can has a To/From tag tied to the tab...and... Ta Da!-- a non-lame Valentine with a sweet can of Cherry Crush to chug---YUM!

Speaking of Spencer.....
He came to me over the weekend and said, "Mom, there is a kid in my class named D___.  He acts kind of strange and all the kids make fun of him. I have been telling the teacher when other kids are mean to him and I try to sit with him when everyone avoids him but it isn't getting better for him. I think he is poor because of his clothes and all. Can I have some money to send him a Valentine Gram?"

I nearly cried. Of course you can have money to send him a surprise (The school sells Valentine Grams for 50 cents each as a fundraiser.) And Spencer and I talked about what else he can do to keep D___ from being bullied/neglected/picked on.  It absolutely broke my heart but at the same time I was proud of Spencer for stepping up.

Spencer is a straight A student, has tons of friends, active at church, a leader on the soccer field, has won so many awards in the past few years that I am out of space to display them....but NOTHING has made me prouder than things like this that tell me I AM RAISING A GOOD KID. I am so proud of this little guy!

You make me waff and waff....

Will and I have bath crayons in our shower and we leave each other messages on the shower wall.  Most of the time they are just cute love notes, sometimes reminders for that day....and when the kids are away for the weekend, they are....(ahem!)

Anyway,  we are excited about the cruise we are taking in celebration of our upcoming one year anniversary so I left Will a little reminder message on the shower wall that our trip is approaching.
It looked like this:

Then, for some unknown reason, Spencer showered in our bathroom and left this message in response:

My little cutie assumed it was lemonade and fruit and not the famed cruise ship "Drink of the Day"!
It made me laugh...Especially the little picture of himself reclining in a lido deck chair chugging some "lemanade"