The weekly leftover thoughts and thwarted blog posts here for your reading pleasure.
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1. Grace :: God
2. Shower :: curtain
3. Alice :: Wonderland!
4. Purple :: haze
5. Apartment :: rent
6. 3 :: 4
7. Car :: automobile
8. Pregnant :: ugh
9. Counselor :: school
10. Discretion :: secret
You knew number three was going to end up that way. And pregnant :: ugh... well, just the thought of that around here is enough to make me grumble. We quit while we were ahead, or even, I guess. No more diaper-changing days for LB!
We got notice this week that the next school year will begin on Aug. 11, 2010. That's one month earlier than this year, when it started on Sept. 10. Part of me is worried about this but another part of me is excited.
I'm worried because this leaves only six weeks of a true summer break. Yvie's last day of first grade will be around June 20-something, so she will have about a week off in June, all of July off and 10 days of August before starting second grade. She'll be rarin' and ready to go I'm sure but it doesn't leave a lot of time for family vacations. But I'm sure we'll figure something out. Maybe trips to the beach and more trips to Disneyland. Last summer we didn't go to the Happiest Place on Earth as much as I'd have liked because the girls had swim lessons, but maybe we'll dedicate next summer to Disneyland.
But on the other hand, I'm elated that school will start in August. Kennedy is dying to go to kindergarten and she will be off and running on her adventure in August. And that day, Aug. 11, 2010, Mrs. LB and I will go out to our favorite eatery and have a long, quiet, worry-free breakfast for the first time in a long time.
Another part of next school year that excites me is finally having some LB time. I seriously fantasize about having the girls at school and having the ability to plan runs and workouts on my own time, and not around preschool and trips to and from there. If it's the same as this school year, I'll be getting home before 8 a.m. next year and won't have to pick Kennedy up until 11:25. That's plenty of time to get in some nice outdoor runs. I'm lucky if I run three days during the week now, but next year I can really plan some runs and really put together an effective workout plan, that includes running and resistance training.
I know, that might sound a little selfish, to want Kennedy to go to school already. But believe me, she has been dying to go to school for more than a year now. And I only want to do what's best for her :)
Smile! ... or not
What's up with this?
I think it's a great picture and everything but I can't help to think that Yvie was worried or something.
She went through a phase last year where she had somehow gotten a fake smile, and every time we took pictures of her she posed in her fake smile. It wasn't until she saw her soccer pictures I believe that she realized it was fake and she didn't really like it. So since then she's been smiling normally. So maybe she was worried about her smile and somehow let it affect her.
By the way, this day I had to do her hair. Now, I do their hair a lot, most every day, and I enjoy doing their hair, but when it's for special occasions or something of the like, I usually choke because my cosmetology days are in their infancy. But this was a work day for Mrs. LB so I had to do something. I was not happy with how I sent her to school this day but it doesn't look too bad now.
I do wish I was talented enough to do this sort of hairstyle on her, and I'm sure Yvie does too. But for now, we suffer.
We shot an episode of Cooking With Yvie earlier this week so keep an eye out for it on Sunday.
LB's Song Of The Week
My weekly nod to children's music.
I don't know if I have a favorite children's music artist per se but I do have several ones that I enjoy listening to more than others. So when their songs come on Sirius 116 or on the iPod at home (the girls love listening to their nearly 200 songs on shuffle played through their iPod player), I can enjoy it along with them.
They Might Be Giants, though, is probably on the short list of favorite artists. For one, they compose a lot of Disney songs. The theme for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a song of theirs as well as for the show Higglytown Heroes. Also, their songs are witty and a bit educational. This song is off their 2008 CD called Here Come The 123s, which is a follow-up to Here Come The ABCs. They just released Here Comes Science which I may get for the girls soon.
Anyway, this song here is called Triops Has Three Eyes. What the heck is a triops? Well, it's some sort of creature, kind of like a shrimp. It lives in the water and it really does have three eyes. Who knew?