Monday, April 30, 2012

Week in the Life Day 6

We all stayed home today.  I took the day off to go with Wolfie on his field trip.  It is the first time I’ve ever taken a day to go on a field trip.  Even when Wolfie was in Pre K and 4 years old, I didn’t go.  And now I look back and think, why not?  Why was work so important?  I mean I love my job, I do.  And it’s hard for a teacher to miss.  I am responsible for 21 little minds each and every day.  But I have to remember that I am responsible for three little minds and hearts too.  They are my gift; mine and Erik’s entirely, to mold and shape into productive, loving, responsible, and wonderful human beings.  We had a fun time on the field trip.  I don’t know what JoJo was expecting because he kept asking when we were going on the field trip...we were already there.  After visiting the Farm and Ranch Museum, we went to the park.  Then we went home and relaxed for the rest of the evening. Oh, and we made reservations for our vacation...on the beach...for crabbing and fishing.

 Note busted lip.

 This 3,000 pound bull will kill you and not even think twice about it...It was pretty exciting to watch.

 When are we going on a field trip, JoJo asks.
 Maddie intently studying up on NM history.

 He's hiding from me.

Wolfie's contribution to the week.  He took this picture of the lizard.
That little boy on the left side...near the slide is JoJo.  He looks so tiny, but he did just fine playing with the big kids.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week in the Life Day 5

Day 5:  Thursday, April 26:

School as usual.  Erik stayed home with JoJo today.  When I got home this afternoon, I decided to make some cookies.  I’ve been dying to try the recipe since I found it on Pinterest.  I obviously had to wait until we got our new oven.  While I was baking, the boys played around and Wolfie got a busted lip.  Busted lips are very usual occurrences in our house.  We had chicken salad with fresh spinach from the garden, and asparagus.  I baked the asparagus while baking the cookies.  I love my double oven.  After dinner, we went outside for a bit and watered the garden and plants around the yard.  Oh and for dessert, we devoured a bunch of the cookies.   

My table at school.

 This is how Wolfie got his busted lip.

 Cookies baking.

 Watering the garden.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Week in the Life Day 4

Wednesday, April 25

Today I got sleep in 10 minutes later.  I had a workshop at Central Office.  It’s nice to have trainings, because it means I get to go out for lunch and I get an entire hour.  Not just a 30 minute cram your food down your throat lunch.  We went to the same awesome restaurant we usually go to, The Magic Pan.  I had a sandwich, called Merlins choice.  I always order it when I go there.  I think the meat is turkey.  I should pay attention more, but I do know that it tastes delicious.  After the workshop, I picked up the boys at school.  We went home and cleaned up a bit.  My mom stopped by to tell me that my grandmother had been taken to the hospital in an ambulance the night before. They wanted to do some scans to see if she had a stroke but she refused them.  She was released, and has a doctors appointment for Friday.  My dad came by shortly after and attempted to destroy our stove in the first five minutes of his visit.  He kept lighting the burners and making them all make noises.  I told him our stove worked perfectly fine until he started using it.  He chased the boys around the house for a few minutes and then left.  Erik and I enjoyed the rest of our evening.  We had egg salad for dinner.  It’s pretty hot in the house to cook a five course meal.  

 On our way to the garage

 Workshop hand out and student work

After school...Erik and JoJo were resting.

Running around like animals with Grandpa

 Dinner:  Egg salad and fresh spinach from the garden.
 Eating dinner
Doing homework

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Week in the Life Day 3

Tuesday, April 24:
I woke up this morning feeling so refreshed.  I guess I never realized the impact bad sleep had on me.  Thank you, Allegra D.  The morning went as usual.  Me getting the boys ready, and going off to school.  Erik coming home from work and sleeping.  He was a bit late calling me this morning.  It was a busy night last night.  Wolfie had his field trip to NMSU and after school he had tennis.  Maddie spent his after school time watching Zumba.  He dances Zumba on Monday’s and Wednesdays.  After work, I came home and started working on photos.  Erik and JoJo went for an oil change and car wash.  For dinner we had “Crabby Patties”  aka Salmon Patties.  I am hoping it will be years before the kids find out this information.  And dare I say, “Thank You, Sponge Bob?”  The boys have no clue about the salmon.  Which I’m sure they would hate if I told them the entire truth.  Thank  Goodness for white lies and parenting.  We had fresh corn on the cob and artichoke with the salmon patties.  The boys love artichokes.  They ripped into this one like a pack of wild animals.  Which is how most meals go if they enjoy them.  And also, I would like to understand why after injuring my fourth toe my pinkie toe is numb all of the sudden.  

On the way home.

He will so appreciate my sickness in the years to come!

 At the carwash!

 JoJo got a splinter while digging a hole in the yard.

 "Crabby Patties" wink wink

My night time TV...Jeremy Wade is my show of choice before bed.  It's hard without Erik here so this is what I fall asleep to every night.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week in the Life Days 1 & 2...and the Winner!!!

Hi, Everyone!  I just want to thank all of those who participated in the Ecoscrabook Blog Hop.  Thanks for stopping by and thanks to those of you who left comments.  I had 9 entries so I just entered everyone in the drawing even if they were participating in the blog hop too.  The winner is!!!!!

Cathy!!! You are the winner!!!  Please email me your address at mariahashbaugh@hotmaildotcom.  

Now one to a Week in the Life...and boy has this week been busy.  So busy, that I've gotten only a few photos :(  I'm not off to a great start.  Since I will be putting the photos in my Project Life Album, I decided to type up a little summary each day of the week.  I will either write or print them out to add to the album.  So here goes:

Day 1:  Sunday, April 22

Today did not go as planned.  It was Murphy’s law from the beginning.  Starting with the fact that I was participating in a blog hop, and the link never posted.  We got prepared for Wolfie’s First Holy Communion and Maddie’s 7th birthday.  Wolfie had a bit of trouble  with his First Holy Communion.  He was a bit upset about some things that he overheard a kid saying.  Despite that, I was still so proud and overcome with emotion after he made his First Holy Communion (even though I wanted to kill him at the same time).  Maddie’s birthday was at Chucke E. Cheeses.  My mom (Nana) went to pick up the cake and it was tiny.  The store apparently made a mistake and give us a tiny 6 inch round cake.  We made due, and the kids had a fun time.  That evening before bed, we had a talk with Wolfie about the day.  We talked about not letting things bother you.  That it only matters what the people who love you most think about you.  I wrote him a little letter, and he wrote me back.  Erik and I might start a journal with him to communicate back and forth with each other.  After everyone was settled in for the night, Murphy’s law struck again.  I stubbed my toe on the table.  It hurt, I didn’t think it was that bad.  Well, I was wrong.  It was actually pretty bad.  I could barely sleep between my toe and my horrible allergies.

Erik getting Wolfie's clothes ready.

Wolfie with his Godparents:  My brother Josh and Auntie Val

 Maddie hamming it up on the big screen.

 This cake is actual size....hahaha.

 Maddie is so dramatic!

Day 2:  Monday, April 23

As a small disclaimer....I am extremely disgusted in the amount of photos I took today.  I actually took over 200 but all but 4 were for an engagement session.  

What a whirlwind day.  I woke up to Wyli digging in the dishes and excruciating pain in my toe.  I got the boys up and dressed for school.  I almost called in because I could barely walk and I slept horrible because of my Allergies and toe problem.  The kids went to school, Erik went to bed.  But, we did get our stove today!  Erik got it all hooked up and we tested it.  And cheap me is too cheap to turn on the air conditioner.  So we’re boiling in here.  Erik and I cooked dinner.  Posole and bean burritos.  Then I left for an engagement shoot.  I got home and Erik had the kids in bed.  I was suffering from an allergy attack and finally broke down and took some Allegra D.  About 10:00 some people came and asked to get our old stove off of the street.  Apparently, people drive around the night before the grappler comes and pick up everybody’s trash.  This solves the mystery of why I’ve never seen anyone have anything for the grappler to pick up besides yard waste.  Can’t blame people for being resourceful, I guess. 

The new stove!!!

Me realizing that the stove is highly reflective.

This room was clean 10 seconds ago.  This is what 3 boys can do in 10 seconds.

 My guard dog...she came with me to the door and barked profusely at the lady who wanted the old stove.  I love her.  She is so protective of us.

 Proof that I am indeed cheap.

The new stove all in this photo is pretty blurry.


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