Tuesday, December 16, 2008

5 years old!

Alyssa turned 5 on November 23rd, she had such a fun, simple birthday party with her friends. The kids all got to make their own pizza, then I sent them outside to play while I cleaned up the kitchen and baked the pizza. After a game of duck, duck, goose on the trampoline, the kids ate their pizza and some birthday cake. It was the cheapest, easiest and most fun party we have done for our kids! She had sooooo much fun playing with her friends!
fantastic pizzas!

Rockn' game of duck, duck, goose

Our big 5 year old girl blowing out her candles (Eric was in charge of "making" her cake)

Eric spied something unusual that night in the laundry room.

Our poor little birthday girl partied too hard on her birthday, she fell asleep in the laundry basket when she went to put her shoes away in the laundry room!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Alright, so maybe I am not really going to keep up on my blog as well as I had hoped! :) So, tonight I attended my first school board meeting. They are building a new high school that will open in time for the 2009-10 school year out here by our house. There are 4 options for boundries that will be voted on next month, 2 of these options do not include my neighborhood which means kids from my neighborhood would attend Florence High when they have a new school practically in their backyard- down right rediculous! Anyway, as I was explaining to my girls tonight why I was leaving and my purpose in attending this meeting I got thinking about how absolutly thankful I am to live in a free country where I can express my feeling and opinions and they are heard! (Actually, Sonda was heard and I am glad she let us throw her under the bus and was willing to speak and represent our group tonight because I was too nervous). I know, it's not 4th of July or Thanksgiving, I am just feeling quite thankful and a great sense of pride for my country tonight! I think it might also have something to do with the fact that my trip tonight started at Chevron with a 64oz. Diet Coke and ended at the good ole' Florence McDonald's with some chocolate chip cookies, not to mention the great women who attended with me and turned my mini van into a party van!