Saturday, February 27, 2010

45 minutes v. 10 minutes

Yesterday, as I was headed out the door to get Kian from school, I was grabbing things as I headed out the door. A bag of trash, a snack, my purse, my drink... I had just enough of a hand to be able to close the door - without my keys! GAH! Thankfully I had my cell phone and I called Jamie at work. Since I leave about 20 mins before Kian gets out of school (so I can get a good parking spot in the pick up drive way), Jamie had enough time to get to Kian's school and pick him up then come home and unlock the door.

As I waited outside for about 40 minutes I thought about a lot of things regarding this situation.

First, if we still lived in San Francisco area, I would be waiting at least 45 minutes for Jamie to get home. Jamie returning to work would be pretty much impossible (and silly since he would have to pay the bridge toll again). Now Jamie's work is about 10 minutes from home and Kian's school. After he dropped Kian off, he was able to return to work.

Second, in the last year and a half I have shed my Cali skin for the thick layer I was born with as a Wisconsinite. When I frist called Jamie I asked him to come and let me in so I could get my keys. Then a few minutes later I realized that I would be SUPER late so I called Jamie and told him it wasn't that cold out so I could wait for him to let me inside, I would rather that he gets Kian first or he might not thing someone is coming :( The temperature was around 30 degrees - yep, not that cold especially if you stand in the sun.

Needless to say everything worked out just fine. Kian came home asking about what I meant to be locked out of the house - I had to explain it about 5 different ways and I'm still not sure he understands. (I wasn't willing to show him at that point lol). I also made a decision - I'm getting at least one more house key made and putting it in my purse!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Momma, can you spell...

Kian's recent thing is asking me to write down words for him. He also recently discovered that 'lol' means 'laugh out loud.' So what does my 5 year old little boy ask me to spell? Burp. Then he takes the paper and writes 'lol' under it.

He's also taken to sounding out words like fart, diarrhea, and poop. The best thing is that he writes these things down and leaves them on Jamie's desk for him for when he comes home from work.

He also asks me to write down other words besides those that are bodily functions. I tell him to sound them out first or I tell him the letters and he writes them. Even though some of the words are gross, it's a good thing for him to learn the sounds of letters and new words (lol).

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Slacker Report from Last Month :P

Today I came to view my blog and was shocked that I had not written anything in over a month! Yikes!

Valentine's Day

Kian was so sweet. Jameson took him to the store and helped him pick out a card for me. He wrote "Mome" on the front (after sounding out Mommy) and signed his name in the card all on his own.

At school they had a card exchange. Kian of course picked out Bakugan Valentine's and had special ones for his extra special friends. That brought back a lot of memories :)

School Carnival

Kian's school had a fundraising carnival. It was a lot of fun! Kian did so well with the games! He even won a 2 liter bottle of Sprite after getting a ring on a soda bottle after the 3rd try! (Thankfully he doesn't take after his mother in the sports area.)

Missing Tooth #5

Last week Kian had a loose tooth and he kept working on it until it came out! So for the 5th time the Tooth Fairy made her visit. Kian scored $5! Tooth #6 should follow soon - I would say it will be out before his birthday.

Our 8th Anniversary!

Jameson and I celebrated 8 years of marriage on Feb. 23rd. He surprised me by taking the day off of work and making reservations and a fancy restaurant for lunch. We had whatever we wanted which included ending with a yummy dessert and spiked coffee :) I am one lucky gal, that's for darn sure!

Now that March is around the corner our house has been decorated in more Irish stuff than usual (of course it all went up the day after Valentine's day). In fact, this weekend we are going to start Kian's monthly family project - we're making a leprechaun trap! From what I hear, they eat glitter so I made sure we had some to catch the leprechaun ;)