Thursday, May 31, 2012


Here's the mother of all phone dumps.  Twenty photos to be exact.  Get comfortable because it might take a while to see them all.

Since figuring out the Instagram app on my iPhone, I've neglected putting my phone pics on the blog.  If you aren't on Instagram, you should definitely check it out.  You can follow me @redbirdblue.

Also, I haven't posted much because May is a crazy busy month.  It's the end of school and wrapping up the school year takes a lot of energy.  Another big thing going on is preparing for our summer vacation, and I'm getting things ready for Ben's birthday party.  We usually have his party the weekend that we get out of school.  Oh, I almost forgot.  I'm getting things ready for Vacation Bible School at church.  Whew, it makes me tired just thinking about it all!

Here's what we've been up to in May.

Ben turns 3 at the beginning of June and we're getting ready for a Cars party. 
Let's celebrate! 
Ben's personalized invitation was purchased here.

Since Ben's turning 3 I'd better get on top of the whole potty training situation.  I really stressed out about it with Will, and I regret that.  I've been laid back about it with Ben...maybe a little too relaxed since I've put it off for so long and now he's 3.  I think I'll really make an effort once summer vacation starts.  By the way, on Instagram this was the caption for my photo: "Potty training.  Not for sissies."  Momma is gonna have to get tough.

Hopefully this will be the last box of diapers I ever have to buy.  I feel both happy and sad about this.

Speaking of growing up, Will graduated from his preschool.  Look out kindergarten, here he comes!  He's so ready! 

Family photo.  I'm afraid that this will be his high school graduation before I know it.  Seriously where does the time go?  So thankful for this sweet boy!

Celebratory dinner at Chick-fil-A 
Will is starting kindergarten and Ben will be in the preschool class next year.

After our family photos at the Arboretum,  we ate some pizza and did a little shopping.

 Ben liked the public library in the mall.  Yes, there's a branch of the Dallas Public Library in the Northpark Mall.  Pretty neat!

Lego store + my boys = Happiness

I asked Will what were the names of the Lego figures he created, and he said, "Will's Lego friends." 

This weekend we ate at McAlister's Deli.  Oh, how I love their sweet tea!  Since I've been trying to lose weight, I've given up sweet tea.  I cheated this weekend and enjoyed a BIG glass.  Sweet tea is so refreshing in the hot summer.  My veggie sandwich was pretty good, too!

Summer--I'm just now getting over a summer cold!  Ugh!
Curse you summer cold! 

Sometimes I get the itch to bake.  I found a Weight Watchers recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies.  They were made with whole wheat flour.  I thought they were tasty considering they were healthy.

I can cook, but I don't always have the desire to.  This is what the boys and I had for supper one night this week.  My friend, Nicolle, assured me on Instagram that they do the same thing for supper sometimes.

Look at these homemade pies!  A teacher we work with is retiring and she treated us to lunch.  She treated us to a bar-b-que lunch and homemade pies for dessert--coconut cream and chocolate cream.
Mama Winnie could make the most delicious pies.  She taught me how and I have her recipes.  I plan to work on them this summer and share the recipes with you.  You can read some of my sentimental thoughts about my grandma here.

May is always the month that we take field trips with our students at school.  Mark and I chaperoned a trip to see the Rough Riders game in Frisco. I LOVE getting to work with my husband.

Teacher appreciation week is in May.  Early one morning I woke up and made chocolate cobbler for Ben & Will's preschool teachers. 

Simple teacher appreciation gifts.  I tried to get crafty and used scrapbook paper to fancy-up the plain pots that the petunias came in.

Last photo!
I celebrated my blog anniversary earlier this month.  I've  been blogging 2 years!

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1 comment:

  1. i keep thinking that one day i'll be out running errands and see you! i live about 5 minutes from the roughriders ball park--isn't that the cutest place? mcalistair's tea is the BEST! it seems like i was just at my daughter's kinder graduation and now she is going into 8th grade. sniff sniff...


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