Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's a baby!

I am getting hungry for a teeny tiny bundle of joy!  I can't wait to hold the little beauty.

Oh, no, not mine--this one is for  Chelsey.  Good luck, Chels.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Today was another Lagoon day.  We leisurely woke this morning at 9:00 a.m.  As I was getting myself ready for the day, Logan asked it we could hit Lagoon.  For some reason, it clicked.  John and his crew were working on 30 yards of mulch for a customer and I thought it would be good for the kids to get out.  We got everyone dressed, swimming suit on under their clothes, and made it to Lagoon by 10:15.  It was busy in the parking lot, but once we were in, the kids walked on most every ride.  At around noon, we went into Lagoon A Beach.  It was FUN!  I have never been, and obviously neither have the kids.  John was able to meet up with us around 2:00.  We all had some lunch together, and rode a few more rides before we called it a day.  Jensyn is getting more brave as time goes on and that makes it fun for dare-devil Logan.  She was so excited when John came because all she wanted to do was go on the Rocket with John.  Last time, she did Re-Entry--and loved it.  She claims that the Rocket was a lot more scary than Re-Entry.  I disagree...but to each, his own!  Madden is always a trooper riding around in his stroller...I personally think that is the life!

Once we headed back home, John took Jensyn and Jack in his truck; Logan and Madden rode back home with me.  John didn't go home--he went out to work and took them with him!  How cute it he!  He is always respectful of me and is always worried that I will be overwhelmed with his schedule.  I love my kids, and I love being with them, so I am never worried to have them all the time.  Truth is, I think, that he loves being around them, too.    He is one amazing guy, and I am so glad that I get to be with him forever!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

School year is OVER!

I love summertime, and I love it when the kids get out of school.  I love when my little (some bigger than others) sidekicks are home all the time with me.  With that being said, I am so glad that since I do send them off to school each day, I am grateful that they have such wonderful teachers to be with.  I have enjoyed being able to be in Jensyn's class every single morning to help change out baggy homework.  It makes me realize how little time teachers have, and how much they are able to get accomplished in a days time (or 2 1/2 hours time if you are Mrs. Butler in Kindergarten.)  I was so impressed today when Jensyn was sent home with book after book that her teacher compiled for her of special work and papers that are 'important.'  Additionally, she sent home a slideshow video of the whole year, in order.

Jack will be completing his first year of Challenger Pre-School.  It's been 5 years since we have been affiliated with them, and I can't believe how the time flies.  We started with Logan, added Jensyn, and now it has been Jack's turn.  He loves it.  When I went to his Spring Sing, I had a darling mom behind me notice Jack's bag with his name with his last initial on it.  She let out a gasp and said, "Are you Jack McAllister's mom...?  Oh my word, I am so glad to know you now!  He talks about Jack daily and tells me that he is ____'s best friend."  (I don't know his name!)  Jack had never mentioned the little boy, but I was proud.  My little Jack is the sweetest boy on the planet.  He cares for everybody, and everybody loves him back!  I am so happy to be his mom!

Logan continued this year to excel.  She is the top of her class, and I am one proud momma! She must have gotten her reading skills from John, because they sure didn't come from me!  (I can certainly read, I just don't like to---I've got WAY better things to do with my time!)  I hope that they all continue to do well and that they will always have a love for learning.  Once I got into...oh, say 10th grade, I was done wanting to be at school.  I only wanted to go for the social part.   Fortunately, I finished up--that was never a question.

As always, I feel like I have to sign off with a small 'something' for the teachers who do so well for my kids.  I get headaches even being around a group of kids.  I don't know how they do it everyday!  I finally finished wrapping the gift and the kids can't wait to give them to their teachers.

Jensyn and Julie Butler, her Kindergarten teacher

Jensyn's first day of school

Logan and Katie Salamon, her second grade teacher

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Las Vegas

Believe it or not, John took us to Vegas!  We had so much fun.  John worked until 9:30 on that Thursday night so that we could be on our way to Vegas at 4:00 a.m.  We arrived in Las Vegas at 10:30 that morning and got nestled into our Treasure Island hotel.  The room was awesome.  Honestly, we didn't do a whole lot but my little family had a nice getaway.  We met Steve, Mariann, and their family for one night and spent a few hours with them.  It was nice to be able to catch up and see them.

How bad is it that I want to go bad?  I guess I need to 'get out more.'

 John calls this Madden's morning after picture.