Friday, March 15, 2013

Those jelly shoes must be doing something

We had a great weekend of track last week. Rob ran the mile and the 800.  It was his first time competing in the mile.  When he asked his coach how to pace himself his advice was hang with the pack and then kick at the end. So he strapped on his two different color jelly shoes and he was in the 7th heat of 9    He was following coach's advice when about half way in the coach yelled "go around.".  Rob pulled ahead and the whole time I thought he would just die but he looked great.  One guy Rob's size came up at the end and gave him a run for his money. Rob won by .03 of a second!  A great friend and wonderful photographer took ( some terrific pictures of the mile. Alan's are the last three below.   His time was 5:15.   On the 800 he beat his time from last week and ran 2:22.  He has great coaches who have taught him so much.
Clara has been managing the middle school softball team and is in heaven.  She has gotten to hang out with some great friends and make some new ones.  Lewis is doing baseball and seems to be liking it so far.  We are headed out to California and can't wait!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PINK thinks "straight leg jeans" are cool I bet....

Clara got tickets to see Pink for Christmas.  So we went last Friday night with our friends Michelle and Sara.  It was a GREAT concert, in my top three with Prince and Elton John.  Yes I know she is a little rough but I think she is cool too.  She has a great voice and love her songs, some are a little too raunchy for me but the great ones make up for those.  We painted our hair Pink too.  Pink told us that she can't dance at all and then she showed us. She has a gymnastic body and did so many acrobatics.  She was swinging like Tinker Bell on steroids during So What.  Some of the concert was really risque but more in a modern dance way.  My favorite part of the concert that also made me cry was right before she sang Perfect.   She said, " I have started to view things differently since I became a Mom.  I know this song has some bad words in it and I see several kids in the audience, so I am going to sing the clean version.  If you think I am a dork, sorry."  It really was sweet.  She also sang it with a guitar only.  Oh and the only negative of the concert was the binoculars they were "renting."  One of ours was broken and they didn't work really well.  You pay $20 and get $10 back if you return them.  We went out an entrance that dumps you outside so they would not let us back in to return them.  They made a killing off that deal.  If it weren't so late and it wasn't snowing we probably would have pushed it......

The next day Rob had his first track meet.  I never ran track but all my sisters did.  I spent a good deal of time at them growing up.  It was about 38 degree with wind chill in the 20s.  It was snowing off and on.  We all brought sleeping bags that we bundled up in.  He ran the 4 X 800 relay.  This is the same child we used to tell to  "Pretend a monster is chasing you!!" in 6 year old baseball.  He was gotten a ton faster since he started lifting weights.  I was very proud of his time of 2:24, heck I would have been proud of a time of 5:00 considering I can't even run a half mile without stopping.  He had a beautiful stride and ran all out.  So proud of him.

Lewis had to have a baby root canal today.  It was because of a rare condition where the tooth deteriorates from the inside out, it is generally from a trauma to the tooth.   It wasn't bruised, dark or decayed.  I told him he is the king of the rare.  In fact when we went to CVS to get his pain medicine/antibiotics filled he had never had a prescription filled there.  So this was the first antibiotic he had in several years.  He does have the random bigger things.  He didn't cry or fuss at all though.  In fact he had the whole endodontist office laughing at him laughing at cartoons.  He is so tough when he needs to be.  Yesterday a few boys made fun of his jeans saying they were girl jeans.  He told them they were skinny jeans and they need to be quiet.  They are really "straight leg" and a little dark so I decided to bleach them out a little.  He is so narrow the boot cuts make him look like a clown.  The boys who made fun are chubby by the way and couldn't wear straight leg jeans even with crow bar.   Not that I care what they think......

Rob in his two different colored jelly shoes, at least that is what they feel like

Monday, February 18, 2013

Trench Warfare- in the Fuller back yard- a great laugh

TRENCH WARFARE!!!  So cute, even if it is about war.....

Rob's project for Honors World History

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What to do with all these rainy days.....

I have been enjoying doing so many projects around the house the last couple of weeks. I have some pictures of some makeovers. One piece I remodeled for my bathroom I had a while and it needed to be freshened up. It became a ton more useful too. The flour hole has necklaces hanging in it. The boys both have had their birthdays in the last two months. Rob is 15 and Lewis is 9. They both had AirWalk parties. Really there wasn't much difference between the two parties, the boys were just bigger at the 15 year old one. Rob got his permit on the first try, guess that mean I have to let him drive right? Clara was elected best all around girl on her team at the middle school. It was announced at the dance and she had a great time with her friends before the dance. They all looked so pretty. Tracy, her mom and I went on an excursion to Gadsden, Boaz and Attala. We found some friendship pyrex and a cool picture that was found in an old house in Mississippi. They were cleaning out an old house and found it hanging on the wall. When they removed it there was a hole in the wall that it was covering. Emma Kate's Cottage is where I found it, it was such a cool place and such great service too.

 We loved getting to see my sister Sarah and her family this weekend. They came for a wedding and we got to keep the little love muffin in the pictures.

Aren't they cute???

This is Lewis's Valentines box, same child who just read Moby Dick (abridged version) made this......

Let's just say there was no question who made it, no parental help with this one.  It was supposed to be about a book and his was Holes. 

My youngest Valentine

Lewis loving the chicken bones. He was going crazy naming them: "wishbone, femur and pelvis." 

Lewis's skeleton doing Gangam style at OMES
Another thrift store lamp redo, I redid the lamp shade with fabric

A piece I redid with paint and fabric on the doors. 

It used to be a dingy white with baby blue where the fabric is now. 

Now it is in my bathroom and I am using it for my jewelry.  I am also going to put some bathroom stuff in there.  

Just high gloss spray paint on thrift store lamps


Old cooler redo
They turned out pretty good

$20 at a thrift shop- Got twenty dollars in my pocket ....

A few new pieces of my friendship pyrex

A $15 find painted gray with spray paint

This is kind of what the milk jug looked like before except it was an ugly yellow color. 

After still a work in progress, I am going to redo the letters. 

I found this old framed piece of a wall at the wonderful place,
  Emma Kate's Cottage

We got to keep Max while his parents went to a wedding

NCIS I think