Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Open House @ Preschool

Last night was the spring open house at the Twins preschool. Since the girls are in the dance class that they offer there they were doing a short performance before we go to visit the classrooms. Yeah - well - all the girls EXCEPT mine did the performance. It went something like this:

Ran into the teacher Miss Stacey who introduced herself to me and then said she would take the girls to put on a little costume, get lined up and go to the stage. After they perform, the will go sit with us in the audience. Yeah well, they had different ideas. Emily immediately says "I don't want to". So I said I would sit with her and walk down with her and be with her up until they are on stage. Still "I don't want to". Taylor "I'm not gonna cry for you Momma." She gets dressed in the little tutu and hair piece (picture is on our camera. I need to download). So I sit with them and try to talk Emily into it for 30 mins. Finally I bribe her that she can have cookies if she will get the outfit on and dance. So she agrees.

I get her in the outfit. She has her cookies. Miss Stacey has them sit down in a line. Immediately Emily starts crying "I want you to sit next to me". I said no, I'll sit behind you. She calms down. Then it's time to stand up and hold hands and Emily won't hold anyone's hand but mine and is crying hysterically. Fine. I'm not going to push you. So we walk down the aisle (the girls including Taylor holding hands, me and Emily following). We all sit down in the front and wait for the girls to go on stage. They go up - except for Emily. Taylor does go! Yeah! They get ready to perform. They each are walking across the stage doing some foot pointing. When it gets to Taylor's turn, she starts crying uncontrollably "I want my Mommy". So off the stage she comes. And that was the end of the dance for them. The rest of the girls finished and danced with no crying. Ugh. Oh well. I guess performers they are not. :sigh:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Connor's Dentist Appt

I was a little apprehensive about Connor's Dentist Appt. You know, his track record hasn't been so good. We started out playing it up and making sure he knew I was taking him. The morning of the appt when we were getting ready to brush teeth, he looked at me with sad eyes and said, "Mommy I don't want to go to the dentist." Feeling a breakdown coming on, I quickly assured him it would be ok. Crisis averted - for now.

Dropped the twins off at preschool and then took Connor to eat donuts for breakfast (yeah I know, but I've promised him if he gets a rainbow everyday of the week, I'll take him for donuts on Friday. So far it's working!). Ate our donuts at the donut shop which was an even more special treat and then headed to the dentist. He was fine all the way until we had to sit in the chair. He still did ok. Didn't like the chair going back. The hygenist then says we need to take xrays. He's never taken xrays. Well, he took xrays but he was completely sedated so I doubt he remembers. Then waterworks started. After getting him in the xray chair and getting the xrays done, we asked him - was that so bad? His answer, No. Yeah! Went back to the chair and laid down. The hygenist brushed his teeth but he wanted nothing to do with Mr. Thirsty. Maybe next time. ;) Then the dentist came in and checked his teeth and declared him cavity free. =) Yeah!!! So all in all - 200% better than any other time he has gone to the dentist!! Hopefully it only gets better from here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our new playset

The kids love it and want to play on it every day. Too bad we are having rainy weather right now. :(

Monday, March 21, 2011


We went on our last desert camping trip for this season this past weekend. :( Connor will be sad. He really enjoys riding his dirt bike a lot! Which is good. We will have to plan to day trips on some weekends so he can get some more riding in. Anyway, it worked out good because Connor had no school on Friday so we left early Friday morning. Got out to Stoddard Valley around 9:30am. Found out the first place we were going to camp was filled with trailers and motorhomes because there was a race going on that weekend. Whoops! So back up plan, we went to another spot. No big deal and it worked out great. There weren't too many people camping around us and we even got to go watch part of the race Saturday afternoon.

Friday was beautiful! We had been debating on whether or not we were going to go because of the weather. We were suppose to have a big storm coming in. They did push it back to Sunday so we decided why not. Let's go. Like I said, Friday was beautiful! It started getting windy about 1 or 2 pm but the sun was still out so that made it ok. Our friends got there Friday afternoon and we all just hung out, played outside and enjoyed. Saturday was not so great. Lots of clouds, lots of wind and a little cold. The kids didnt' mind it that much. Well, the girls didnt' like it (especially Taylor) but they did ok. We did play outside. We even managed to take a short ride to the race track so we could see the cars racing by. We were by the pits though so they weren't going that fast. Maybe 20 mph. We also ended up watching lots of movies. ;)

Saturday night the wind kept me up some of the night it was so bad. We were up at 6:30am packing up to leave. We ended up leaving around 9:30am and it's probably a good thing we did. We hit some strong wind on the way home and some rain but nothing like it was at our house in the afternoon. We were actually able to beat the storm home and unload the motorhome before the brunt of the storm hit our house. Whew! So we got to enjoy a camping trip, and miss most of the bad weather so we were lucky.

Our next adventure . . .Flying to Buffalo in April. What was I thinking???? ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Connor - Basketball

I've been such a horrible blogger I know. Connor started basketball a few weeks ago. This is his last week. He wanted to play so bad. He was super excited to start. However, that enthusiam has waned. :( He actually had informed us a couple months ago he did not want to play t-ball again. But he wanted to play basketball and then he wanted us to sign him up for karate. So we signed him up for basketball. Yesterday he informed us he didn't want to play any sports anymore. Huh. He even asked if we signed him up for karate. When I said no, he said good. Oh well. He does a lot of goofing off and not really paying attention anyway. How did my son become the class clown??