Monday, October 27, 2008

Month at a glance...

This has been another one of my fast moving crazy months, I can not wait until Friday there is nothing better then the end of the month coupled with Halloween...sounds like a recipe for nothing but fun :)

Anyway... This month we have had cast removal....yep Emma's foot has healed and she is moving around just like a normal crazy 5 yr old. We also have resumed gymnastics, I think missing that was one of the worst things for Em...... you can see in the pictures from one of our park visits that the cast really slowed her down a bunch...ha-ha. All her teachers were amazed at how well she did.

Last week I broke my toe, yeah fun I know to bad there is nothing I can do about it, other then that we have all been healthy... darn little toe is painful.....

The past few weekends we've managed to visit the park, a pumpkin festival, the neighborhood Halloween party and High School Musical 3.
Carol and I took Peyton and Emma Sat. after gymnastics during the rain storm. We got lucky because we went to an early showing so it was not crowded...I heard it was pretty crazy by the 3:00 showing. I loved the movie and would totally recommend it...LOL I love all three of the HSM movies you really have no choice in our house. Chris was pretty broken up he did not get to go see it, you know he is a big fan of Sharpay...lol

The pumpkin patch we visited had old tractors, hayrides, face painting and pumpkin picking of coarse. I think the best part about the place we go to now is that it is free to get in and we paid a dollar for the moon bounce and 2 for face paining. Pretty good deal if you ask me and the pumpkins were not to pricey either.

We went to the hood party with Dagan's and Yvonne's family Saturday evening, the girls had a great time together...I think they are gonna be a pretty funny little group, they are all just looked to cute. After the party the kids carved pumpkins with their Dad's while the ladies went to a haunted house...It was fun to do something different and the ghost tour thing was really pretty cool and interesting...We are officially ready for Friday.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Emma wants to wear the same thing Friday night. I am not sure if Tatum is going to be feeling that Tinkerbell costume again she was not really feeling it. I do have this Princess dress that Dagan gave me that seem very comfortable that I have on standby ;)

Other happenings...Emma has read her first book, I think it is more from memory then reading but she is really trying, I can not believe how much she has learned since she started school, it is amazing to watch. Tatum is also doing really well she is talking more everyday...She has about 10 words now and finally two of them are Mommy and Dada, Her favorites are Cow and cool... She is a riot.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


the link to Chris racing is fixed :)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Chris' Racing Chronicles...Thanks Kyle :)

Chris' friend Kyle has faithfully helped Chris out with all his racing last year and this. He has actually put all his pictures from the races together with a write up and posted it to a website. So for all you gear heads geeking to see Tinkerbell ( Tes' Husband) or if your just interested in what exactly it is we do at the track here is the link to Kyle's site.

I think I could have gone my entire life without reading in the post how much money (that we do not have) Chris has tied up in Tink...oh well ,I guess all hobbies are overpriced :)


Friday, October 03, 2008

Something to live by...

"Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect – and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers… Make sure your hands are clean. "

What a great quote from Bob Marley…

Lately I have really been examining my own life including those people that I have surrounded myself with. It is funny how the one’s who make the most admitted mistakes seem to be the most real. I guess this is a lesson you learn with age and at the ripe ol' age of 33. It is a lesson I am and have been learning for the last few years.

The second question I have been pondering is “Do as I say, not as I do” now I know we all have been here before but is this really a good saying to live by…Do I really want my girls to see me judging/gossiping about people for thier imperfections when we all have them. I want my kids growing up learning that no one is perfect we all make mistakes and you stand by the people you love through thick and thin no matter what.

If I am at home bashing and judging I am only hurting myself and creating a false sense of truth for my children. As they get older they would ask, or at least think to themselves, “Wow, that adult made an admitted mistake but even worse their “friends” are not being supportive but rather judgmental” this is not a good thing to create. I guess my bottom line is we all need to remember as adults we are the example so ask yourself, are you living in a way where the children and teens in our lives see a good example or just a lame excuse for adults doing what they want and getting away with it?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

October Already...

Wow this year is just flying by!!! This is a busy month for us we have Tatum's infant and toddler reviews and we start prepping for her transition into the special pre-school program in February. I guess because November and December are crazy months for the school system we are going to try and get most of her transition meeting squared away early, that is the plan anyway I guess we'll see how it all really pans out.

Emma gets her cast off on the 14 I really can not wait for that day. Actually she has been pretty good about the situation but if she gets an itch look out!!! She is not able to attend gymnastics with her cast so Saturday morning are the hard part right now. Last weekend we went to the library instead of gymnastics and this weekend I think Chris is going to take her to play putt putt. Emma learned to play while we were at the beach a few weeks ago and suddenly it is her new favorite sport...Ahhh kids and putt putt need I say more :)

So as for what we have been up to, well last Sunday Chris raced Tinkerbell he did well, we all went up and watched then went to His Mom's house while Chris cleaned up. It is nice that Terry lives so close to the track it makes it much easier to be there with kids knowing that you can leave. I did get some pictures hopefully I'll be able to post them this evening while watching the great VP debate LOL...

This week has been a nutty one at work, I know it is always a nutty one here but with the elimination of down payment assistance programs as of 10/1 it really put a spin on the loans closing in September using these programs... But now we can look ahead to October and keep our fingers crossed that our economy can pull out of this one... Nothing like market watching all day...:)

I am going to try and get those pictures up tonight, seriously :)