Saturday, January 23, 2010

Whats Up?

Hey guys, I know I have been kind of lazy about posting lately, so I thought I would fill you in on what has been going on around here. I have been loving life with my new steam mop and kitchen aid (making life easier), and my newly build pantry, and my new washer and dryer (I was a very good girl last year as you can see).

The kids went back to school, and Tyler got 1 award this quarter for almost making honor roll, and Jaylen got 3, including the highly coveted Principals Award. She told us that she was so happy and surprised that she almost "had happy tears."

Jaylen also said the cutest thing the other day. She asked me if she could do chores to earn money. Now we have tried this in the past and it didn't even last 1 week. I said I could probably think of a few things, so I asked her what she was going to do with her money. She said " I need to start saving for college." I was a little shocked ( but impressed of course) so I asked her if maybe she might want to save some money and spend some on a toy or something. She said: "Mom what is more important, a new toy, or college?" Jaylen had the tone in her voice that said, I thought you were smarter than that, really mom.

Trevor still refuses to wear anything but non-matching pajamas despite our $ and efforts to coerce him into wearing clothes. He loves his stuffed kitty and takes "her" with us wherever we go. I have even had to stop the car and get kitty in her buckle a few times. Other than that it is trains..trains.. and you guessed it more trains.

Kelsey started coaching basketball for Tyler and Jaylen. He is having a great time doing that and their first game is on Tuesday, so I will have pictures and more about that to come. Jaylen is sad because she is almost the shortest one on the team (1st and 2nd grade are combined). She still manages to make her fair share of baskets though, and Tyler is improving on his basketball skills.