Saturday, May 30, 2009

Last day of school!

The girls last day of school was yesterday. I took our kittens to each of their class so they could show their classmates. After school we went swimming at dad and Peggy's. It was the first swim of the Summer. How exciting! They had a great time. It's officially time for Summer break fun! It's officially time for me to find ways to keep them busy and not lose my mind!

Mohawk Dudes

My baby brothers Brendon and Logan have been wanting to get their hair done for awhile. My step-mom told them they could when school was out and they had good grades. These red and blue Mohawks are what they chose. I Love it! They are so cute! Needless to say though, we got some very interesting looks at the Batesville ball park last night. Some people need to not be so closed minded. It's just hair people, besides the boys couldn't give a crap less about what all those snooty moms out there think!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

When did my Little brother grow up?

Seriously, When did this happen? He is going to be in the 9th grade and is just a smidge shorter than me now. Crazy! I just realized this today when he tagged along with us to the mall. I didn't realize that he has NEVER been in a mall! He didn't even mention this until I told him we would go in the Target entrance. He said, "What is a Target?" That is when it dawned on me: he never leaves town! When we walked in the mall he literally almost passed smooth out! We had the greatest time! I had a blast just watching his excitement. I mean, I still Love the mall. Could you imagine going to a mall for the 1st time at age 13? All that stuff is targeted for his age group, it was just really magnificent to watch him discover each new store. I could have spent a grand easy on him if i had it to spare! It really got to me when his favorite store was.....Hot Topic! He got 3 shirts in there that he is so proud of he can't sleep. Band T-shirts at that, my goodness when did things go from Pokemon to Nirvana? We went in almost every store, ate dinner there(where I actually bought something from 3 different eateries just to make it an all out Extravaganza) and topped it all off with desert from 2 different places in the mall. We normally don't do this but what can I say...He's still my baby brother to me!


Jadelyn wanted to make sure she had the perfect gift to give Mrs. Foley tomorrow on the last day of school. It was extremely important to her since Mrs. Foley is so special to her since she was mine and Randi's 2nd grade teacher and this is her last year teaching. She had the perfect gift in mind: a pink Build-A-Bear dino like the one Randi had at her shower. Well, i waited to the last minute and the dino she wanted was not available. I dreaded picking her up and telling her. I decided to go ahead and take her to the mall and hoped we would find something she would be happy with. We did! She searched the whole mall over and minutes before she was going to have a total meltdown, we found the reversible dino tote bag at Journeys.(Who would have thought) She also found a small dino magnet and a woolly mammoth key chain to put in the tote. Perfect! Whew, that was a close one. I REALLY need to get organized because Jadelyn simply won't tolerate procrastination! I can't wait for her to give it to Mrs. Foley.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Big City Time

I, spur of the moment, decided to take the fam to Dallas Friday. Within a couple of hours of making the decision to go we were East bound and down, loaded up and Truckin! The kids waved goodbye to their friends at school and screamed, "Dallas Texas here come the Cunninghams!" Tony rode with us down there but I did the driving so he could sleep. We had to stop in Little Rock and then in Nashville Arkansas before making our way to Highland Village Texas. Life on the road is the life for me. What most consider an awful lot of trouble i.e. driving from town to town, searching for hotels with vacancy, eating truck stop food, sleeping in a different hotel and town every night, and rolling into different towns in the wee hours of the morning is just plain adventure to me. I LOVE the hotel life, and the kids are growing fond of it too. They make friends wherever they go, they love seeing the different hotels, and have actually started having fun on the long car rides. While in Texas we didn't do a whole lot but did shop and play Lunar putt-putt(black light golf) and got to see all kinds of new things along the way. We were just happy to spend time with ole' Tony. The girls are fascinated with rest areas and on our way home we had time to stop since it was just us girls. It was the first car trip that far with just us girls. We took our time, made way too many stops, and had a blast just cruising along I-30. It went a lot better than I thought it would. I didn't get lost once and the girls were great. that just means more trips for these little travelin women! I let them take pictures in the car and here are some of my favorites that they took of us.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Found: Missing Hubby

My long lost hubby finally got a chance to come to Arkansas. As soon as I got word, I packed the car down and headed his way. The kids were thrilled when I picked them up at school and told them we were going to see Tony. They were yelling out the windows to their classmates that they were going to go see their dad! We spent the weekend and I even let them miss school Monday to get one more day in. they Love hotel life as much as I do. We hated to come home....cry! I wish we could just buy an RV, forget about all normal life, and follow him around from town to town.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A girl can dream can't she

Well, it may not actually be my dream home but it is in my dream location. It is on Reed Wade Road just outside of city limits. It is not everything that I desire but it can be modified I think. It needs to have the Julie touch put on it and the old lady motif removed. The older couple that owns it have been there since it was brand new. They have maintained it beautifully and are sooo adorable and sweet. It fits almost all our requirements for a home that include: Just outside of city limits, somewhere Jade can have all the cats she wants, Tony can ride his wheeler from our house to the creek and fish, tony can burn as much as his little heart desires in our own yard, not a lot of traffic, no close neighbors, room to build on, a level yard, and a price we might just be able to afford for now. All of these are hard to find in Batesville at a price we can afford. I hope to hear from the bank tomorrow about the loan. I hope the news is good!

Shower Time Again

I went to Randi's family shower in town this weekend. I had a great time despite the Oreo ball incident(inside joke). It was great to get to visit with everyone. The food was to die for(or to fight for in my case). Judy did a great job. It's crazy to think that the next time I see Randi will probably be when she is having Essie. Wow!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kitties Kitties Everywhere

Once again we have kittens. We have five to be exact. We have a Siamese named Mieser, a solid black one named Pitch, a dark tiger striped one named Gellen, an Itchy Doo clone name Itchy Deuce or Doo Two(haven't decided yet), and a gray and white one named Snicky Doodlebop. Jade is thrilled. If it were up to her we would keep them all. We can't, so if anyone knows anyone that would like a fluffy kitty please let me know.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Run Jadie Run!

Just wanted to brag for un momento. Jadelyn is officially the fastest 2nd grader at West school! This is no surprise to me. This is her second year in a row that she has won the mile run. That girl just Loves to run! She completed it this year in one minute 29 seconds! My only complaint is that the mile run was during one of my finals so I was unable to watch her run her little heart out. So wish I could have seen her little face when she crossed the finish line. She said everyone was cheering, even the teachers were yelling for her to go harder and keep it up. Jadelyn said all the boys are mean to her on the bus ride back to school because they are mad that a girl showed them up. Jadelyn Rose...Runner Extraordinaire!

Missing: One Hubby

I hate to say it, I really do......but I am missing my hubby. It has been about a month and a half now. We only have about 2 more months to go unless he gets more stores added to his schedule. 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week is starting to take it's toll on him as well. I deal well with absence, we both do, it's just how our relationship works. But back at the home front here, I am starting to realize that I am not as manly as I thought I was. My Dyson quit working on me, the riding mower has a flat, and I can not for the life of me figure out how to start the damn weed eater! My college education is no match for that thing. Yes, I surrender, the weed eater is smarter than me! I am willing to admit defeat but I don't know how long the neighbors are going to be able to put up with my overgrown yard. One of the things I miss most about having ole' Tony around is his cooking! Oh what I would give for some of his specialties like meatballs with mozzarella cheese oozing out the middle, ribs, secret steak sauce, pineapple pork chops, or fried potatoes covered in cream corn! He sure knows the way to my heart...Grease! Anyway, I hate to be sentimental but I sure miss the feller!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I need couch potato camp!

I started Fitness Boot Camp tonight. 45 minutes of intense workout! They say you are supposed to lose at least 12-20 lbs. in 6 weeks. After that workout, I now know why. I was certain I was either going to pass out or throw up or both! I signed up for 3 months of it too! Boy was that a mistake. I am not going to be able to move in the morning. Oh and I have to be back to do it all over aging at 8 am in the freakin morning. Why do I do these things to myself?