Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bad Blogger

I don't know why I think I've been so busy lately but it does seem like I haven't had time to sit down in front of the computer for more than a few minutes. Lots of stuff going on...
- the kids started swim lessons at the Y. BabyBoy pleasantly surprised me the first day by showing me that despite spending ALL last year doggy paddling, he does actually know how to swim "overhand" as he calls it. On the second day of swim lessons, he went into the lap pool with two little friends and actually swam all the way across and all the way back. I could not believe it! Here I was, just waiting for him to sink and he actually made it! I'm (almost) encouraged to get in the pool with him and practice my laps as well.

- I've been working on my bedroom curtains. What a disaster! Self imposed, of course. Who knows if they'll EVER be done.

- I'm having a CAbi show here on Sunday. Have you seen their clothes? Really cute stuff and the jeans are the most comfortable EVER. Plus, they really seem to erase that "muffin top" that NONE of us have. You can check them out here.

- I've been half assed planning BabyGirl's Fancy Nancy party. Despite all of your efforts at voting on an invitation, I ended up deciding to make my own. Dusting off that old printer has been kind of fun! Here's what we came up with so far...



This will be a 5x7 card layered with a hot pink backing. The envelopes are bright yellow. We're going to read the new Fancy Nancy book, Bonjour Butterfly, and all the girls will get to don butterfly wings, etc. I'm going to try to get a friend of mine to come paint their faces as well. We'll do some kind of craft (I'm thinking beading?) and have pizza and "parfait". BabyGirl cannot WAIT to transform our kitchen to the restaurant from the book and have an ice cream decorating session. I think I might be equally as excited.

- I've been wrestling with the decision of private vs. public school for the kids next year. I originally thought we would send BabyGirl to JK at the same private school BabyBoy attends and they would FINALLY be on the same schedule. It's a great school and BabyBoy has truly flourished there. Then, around November we decided we'd give the public school down the street a try. It is a fantastic school and who can argue with it being just down the street...and FREE. THEN, I went for BabyBoy's parent teacher conferences and got to see exactly what he's doing in class and got all the lovey dovey info from his teachers. They were devastated that we were pulling him out of the school. I then got to have a conference with the headmaster. After MUCH discussion we've decided to keep BabyBoy at the private school. He really does need a little more "attention" from what I can tell. He's truly a bright child but he is somewhat emotionally immature. He's done so well thus far that I'm afraid to remove him from such a nurturing environment. That, coupled with the fact that we intended to send both kids back to said private school for middle school and have now discovered that they already have a waiting list for this year, led us to believe that if we intend to have them there in the end they might as well start there in the beginning. BabyGirl is so excited to get to go to the same school as her brother. I'm sure this saga will continue...

- We've been conducting a massive clean out effort in the backyard. The older couple who used to live here were big gardeners and there is a virtual treasure chest of garden in our backyard...we just have to find it. I have been raking, leaf sucking, mulching, etc. off and on whenever the weather allows. My arms and legs are covered in scratches from overzealous rose bushes. I think in the end it will be really beautiful and I can't wait to see what comes up in the spring.

SO, as you can see, we've been doing a whole lot and a whole lot of nothing!!! I promise the next time you hear from me I'll try to have something more exciting to say!

15 comments:

Hair Girl said...

We have all missed you!
You have been a busy girl, I can't wait to see everything about "your" Fancy Nancy party. Makes me want a girl for a minute.
Okay, I'm all done. Glad to have 2 boys.

Impoverished Preppy said...

Looks like you've planned a very cute party!

Last year we did a "butterfly bash" in May as a joint party for both my girls. At the time the floral dept. in Kroger had tulle butterflies for sale that were designed to hang from the ceiling - it made decorating VERY easy and the results were fabulous. Also, some of the butterflies are now hanging in their bedrooms and look very cute (bonus!). I can't remember when they first appeared in the store, but it might be worth checking into if you have le Kroger pres de vous. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey my fav. blogger!!! It's your second husband Eric!!! Here's a link to the pic we took at Aaron's party:
http://unc.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=36896930&l=bfb23&id=2716473
I hope all is well, I'm doing great! Hope to see you soon!
xoxoEric

(fairy) Godmother said...

You don't know me but I LOVE your blog and check in almost daily for updates! (I think I found it from Margaret's blog... I could be wrong) Anyhow your title makes me smile :) AND I thought of your blog title when my 7 yo took the top of my 2 yo's sippy cup and placed it on my wine glass! I took a picture and will download it later. Stop over and have a look!

lizziefitz said...

So glad to see you are alive and well. We too, do the private school thing (4 kids...Yikes!) I just take it year by year. Looking forward to seeing the back yard pictures this Spring. PS email me at justuschickens@hotmail.com so that I can invite you to my blog.It is new:)

Liz said...

Love your invites--you did a super job!

Preppy Napkin said...

You have been busy, you so need to go back into business. The cards are adorable!!!

so tired said...

I have been wondering where you were. I had left you a funny comment on your "Happy Whores" post and never saw it come up.

I was afraid you were MIA.

MB said...

Missed you! LOVE the Fancy Nancy invite! Darling!

Happy Homemaker said...

Oh the party sounds fantastic!! LOVE the invitations! This is one time when you can spell out R.s.v.p. "Respondez sil vous plait" or at least I think that's how you spell it? French class was a LONG time ago!

Kate said...

The Fancy Nancy invite is beautiful - have fun with the party!

We are in the same boat right now w/ school decisions. The private school we want to use for elementary doesn't have a pre-K so it's a non-issue until next year (unless we move - which is looking likely!)

Those jeans sound wonderful! Not that I have a muffin top of course...but you know...for a friend;)

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

The invitation you made is cuter than all of the ones you posted before! I know that will be a fabulous, fancy party! Please take lots of pics.!

workinthatpreppy said...

the party looks to be so much fun. and i love my cabi jeans and they are priced so well...

dmmlandcruiser said...

Madigan is reading over my shoulder and just saw the "Fancy Nancy" invite. She loves "Fancy Dancy" and wants to come to the party!! I may have to steal your idea for her 6th birthday in October!

The 5 Bickies said...

oooo...the Fancy Nancy party invites are the cutest! You are so very FANCY!

How was you Cabi party? I am hosting one later this month. I like a few new outfits from them every season.